August 10, 2019 We have received a grant from NSF-Chemistry.

July 8,2019 Dinner with the product manager from Nissan Chemical Corporation.


June 24, 2019 Jennifer Lu’s lab hosted visitors from local high schools.


June 9, 2019

Maripox Cox, an undergraduate from California State University at Stanislaus will conduct her summer research experience in our lab.

May 15,2019

Katerina Nikolaidou was awarded a postdoctoral fellowship award at the INESC Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. Congrats.

May 10, 2019 Carlos Ortuno has received an MS and started his professional career in the industry. Congrats.

May 1,2019

Victoria Aries was selected to be the undergraduate speaker at the 2019 Spring commencement ceremony.


April 12,2019

Alexis Durand from National Institute of Applied Sciences of Lyon will conduct his senior research project on green energy in our lab. Welcome.

Feb 28, 2019

Nissan Chemical Corporation agreed to provide support to our polymer research project.


September 1,2018 Muharrem Acerce was appointed to be a faculty at Istanbul University. Congrats Muharrem!

May 3, 2018                             

Victoria Arias won a big prize.  She has been designated as Most likely to Win a Nobel Prize among all.  Spring 2018 NASA intern specialists at NASA-Langley. Congrats Victoria.

March 18,2018

Ian Hill and Carlos Ortuno presented their research outcomes on "Large negative thermal expansion of  a polymer driven by a sub molecular conformational change" and "Freestanding 3D Hierarchical Carbon Electrode Enabled by Poly(Diaminonaphthalene) for Energy Storage and Oxygen Reduction Reaction" at the 2018 American Chemical Society National meeting and Expo in New Orleans.

March 4, 2018                                      Julia Ramos was selected by MACES to conduct summer research at NASA Langley. Congratulations  Julia.

December 6, 2017                               Katerina Nikolaidou won 3rd place in the 2017 MACES Grad Slam competition.

August 7, 2017

Undergraduate student, Joseph Serrano,  will join Intel as a process engineer in September.

May 31, 2017

Undergraduate student, Robynne Paldi was awarded with a National GEM Ph.D. Science Fellowship that provides stipends and tuition support to outstanding minority students pursuing doctoral degrees. She will pursue her PhD study at Purdue University. Congrats.

May 13, 2017

Undergraduate student, Robynne Paldi,  received an outstanding undergraduate students award. Congrats.

May 1, 2017

Undergraduate student , Eric Provencio, got admitted to the Engineering Management graduate Program at UC Irvine.

April 15, 2017                               New Graduate student, Justin Ramirez, was selected to participate in the UC Merced Summer Bridge Program. Congrats.

April 12, 2017

Undergraduate students, James Rosenberg and Victoria Aries, were accepted by NASA-Langley as summer interns. They will work on BN based composites for the aerospace application. James got invited back due to his outstanding performance at NASA-Langley last summer.

April 12, 2017

Graduate student, Carlos Ortuno, was accepted as a summer intern. He will spend 10 weeks this  summer doing electrochemical research in the Photovoltaics and Electrochemical Systems branch on the Li ion battery related project at NASA –Glenn.

April 4, 2017

Graduate students, Ian Hill and Carlos Ortuno also presented their work on polymer hydrogels and energy storage and conversion respectively at the Spring ACS meeting.

April 4, 2017

 Our undergraduate students James Rosenberg and Robynne Paldi presented their research findings as first co-authors at the 2017 Spring American Chemical Society Meeting.

March 14, 2017

Katerina delivered an oral presentation at the annual Physics Society Meeting on the effect of ZnO on Pervoskite electron transport properties, New Orleans, Louisiana

Derek Brigham just accepted a job offer from Pratt & Whitney.

December 21, 2016

October 22, 2016

Carlos Ortuño was selected by NASA to attend the Southern Regional Education Board’s 2016 Institute on Teaching and Mentoring.

October 14, 2016                                 Katerina Nikolaidou passed her Ph.D. qualify exam.

September 15, 2016

Katerina Nikolaidou received Southern California Edison Fellowship. 

July 15, 2016

Prof. Lu co-organized the MACES and Zeiss Open House. News coverage included  our students Ian Hill and Derek Brigham.

June 10, 2016

Robynn-LynnePaldi and James Rosenberg will go to Northwestern University and NASA-Langley research center doing research this summer.

June 5, 2016

Karen Ramirez got admitted to the Materials Science and Engineering Department at San Jose State University. Congratulation Karen!

May 30, 2016

Carlos Ortuño won the prestigious Eugene Cota-Robles fellowship. Congratulations!