Academic Profile : Faculty

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Assoc Prof Lu Xuehong
Associate Professor, School of Materials Science & Engineering
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Dr. Lu is currently an associate professor in the School of Materials Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University (NTU). She obtained her B.Eng. and M.Eng. degrees in chemical engineering from Tsinghua University, China, in 1982 and 1984, respectively, and received her Ph.D. from the Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy, University of Cambridge in 1995. After a short stint at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, she worked as a research fellow in the Polymer Processing Group, Gintic Institute of Manufacturing (now known as Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech)) for about two-and-a-half years. She joined NTU in 1999 as an assistant professor. She also held a joint appointment in SIMTech between 2005 and 2006.
Polymer nanocomposites and nano-structured organic-inorganic hybrid materials
Crystallization behaviours of polymers and polymer nanocomposites
Electrochromic materials
  • Multifunctional Silicone Based Hybrid Copolymers
US 2014/0336040 A1: Methods Of Preparing Hollow Metal Or Metal Oxide Nano- Or Microspheres (2016)
Abstract: Methods of preparing monodispersed polydopamine nano- or microspheres are provided. The methods comprise providing a solvent system comprising water and at least one alcohol having the formula R—OH, wherein R is selected from the group consisting of optionally substituted C1-C6 alkyl, optionally substituted C2-C6 alkenyl, optionally substituted C2-C6 alkynyl, optionally substituted C3-C6 cycloalkyl, optionally substituted C3-C6 cycloalkenyl, and optionally substituted C6-C7 aryl; adding dopamine to said solvent system to form a reaction mixture; and agitating said reaction mixture for a time period of 1 to 10 days to form said monodispersed polydopamine nano- or microspheres. Methods of preparing carbon and hollow metal or metal oxide nano- or microspheres using the polydopamine nano- or microspheres are also provided.