California NanoSystems Institute
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Yunfeng Lu , Ph.D.

Professor, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Member, California NanoSystems Institute

Ph.D., University of New Mexico, 1998

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Mailing Address: 420 westwood Plaza
Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
BOX 951592, 5531 BH
University of California
Los Angeles, CA 90095
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Fax Number: (310) 206-4107
Work Phone Number: (310) 794-7238
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Yunfeng Lu obtained his PhD from professor C. Jeff Brinker and Professor Gabriel P. Lopez at the University of New Mexico in 1998 and became a Sandia postdoc. In 2000, he worked at Applied Materials Inc. as a senior process engineer. He joined Tulane University as an assistant professor in 2001, promoted to endowed professor with tenure in 2005,and moved to UCLA in 2006.

Selected Publications:

Zheng Chen, Jing Wen, Chunzhu Yan, Lynn Rice, Hiesang Sohn, Meiqing Shen, Mei Cai, Bruce Dunn, Yunfeng Lu, High-Performance Supercapacitors Based on Hierarchically Porous Graphite Particles, Advanced Energy Materials, 2011, Epub ahead of print.
Ming Yan, Juanjuan Du, Zhen Gu, Min Liang, Yufang Hu, Wenjun Zhang, Saul Priceman, Lily Wu, Z. Hong Zhou, Zheng Liu, Tatiana Segura, Yi Tang, Yunfeng Lu, A novel intracellular protein delivery platform based on single-protein nanocapsules, Nature Nanotechnology, 2010, 5, 48-53.
Qiangfeng Xiao, Ding Weng, Zhenglong Yang, Javier Garay, Minjuan Zhang, and Yunfeng Lu, Efficient Synthesis of PbTe Nanoparticle Networks, Nano Res, 2010, 3 (10), 685-93.
Du J, Yu C, Pan D, Li J, Chen W, Yan M, Segura T, Lu Y, Quantum-dot-decorated robust transductable bioluminescent nanocapsules, J Am Chem Soc, 2010, 132 (37), 12780-1.
Li, H. X. Yin, H. Zhang, F. Li, H. Huo, Y. N. Lu, Y. F., Water-Medium Clean Organic Reactions over an Active Mesoporous Ru(II) Organometallic Catalyst, Environmental Science & Technology, 2009, 43 (1), 188-194.
Zheng, T. H. Zhan, J. J. He, J. B. Day, C. Lu, Y. F. McPherson, G. L. Piringer, G. John, V. T., Reactivity characteristics of nanoscale zerovalent iron-silica composites for trichloroethylene remediation, Environmental Science & Technology, 2008, 42 (12), 4494-4499.
Zhan, J. J. Zheng, T. H. Piringer, G. Day, C. McPherson, G. L. Lu, Y. F. Papadopoulos, K. John, V. T., Transport Characteristics of Nanoscale Functional Zerovalent Iron/Silica Composites for in Situ Remediation of Trichloroethylene, Environmental Science & Technology, 2008, 42 (23), 8871-8876.
Hu, Q.; Kou, R.; Pang, J.; Ward, T. L.; Cai, M.; Yang, Z.; Lu, Y. and Tang, J., Mesoporous Carbon/Silica Nanocomposite through Multi-component Assembly, Chem. Comm., , 2007 (6), 601-603.
Li, H. X. Bian, Z. F. Zhu, J. Zhang, D. Q. Li, G. S. Huo, Y. N. Li, H. Lu, Y. F., Mesoporous titania spheres with tunable chamber stucture and enhanced photocatalytic activity, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2007, 129 (27), 8406-+.
Fu, Q.; Rao, G. V. R.; Ward, T. L.; Lu, Y.; Lopez, G. P., Thermoresponsive Transport through Ordered Mesoporous Silica/PNIPAAm Copolymer Membranes and Microspheres, Langmuir, 2007, 23 (1), 170-174.
Fu Q, Rao GV, Ward TL, Lu Y, Lopez GP, Thermoresponsive Transport through Ordered Mesoporous Silica/PNIPAAm Copolymer Membranes and Microspheres, Langmuir, 2007, 23 (1), 170-174.
Fu, J.; Lu, Y.; Campbell, C. B.; Papadopoulos, K. D., Acid Neutralization by Marine Cylinder Lubricants Inside a Heating Capillary: Strong/Weak-Stick Collision Mechanisms, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 2006, 45 (16), 5619-5627.
Lee, C. H.; Lu, Y. and Shen, A. Q., Evaporation Induced Self-assembly and Rheology Change during Sol-Gel Coating, Physical Fluid, 2006, 18 (5), 052105/1-052105/11.
Li, H.; Zhang, F.; Wan, Y.; Lu, Y., Homoallylic Alcohol Isomerization in Water over an Immobilized Ru(II) Organometallic Catalyst with Mesoporous Structure, Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 2006, 110 (45), 22942-6.
Zheng, T.; Zhan, J.; Pang, J.; Tan, G. S.; He, J.; McPherson, G. L.; Lu, Y.; John, V. T., Mesoporous Carbon Nanocapsules from Enzymatically Polymerized Poly(4-ethylphenol) Confined in Silica Aerosol Particles, Advanced Materials, 2006, 18 (20), 2735-2738.
Wang, D.; Kou, R. and Lu, Y., Metal and Semiconductor Nanowire Network Thin Films with Hierarchical Pore Structures, Chemistry Materials, 2006, 18 (18), 4231-4237.
Pang, J.; Loy, D. A.; Yang, L.; Peng, H.; Ashbaugh, H. S.; Mague, J. and Lu, Y., Molecularly Ordered Organo-Silica and Carbon-Silica Hybrid Crystals by Surfactant-Assisted Self-assembly of Organo Bis-Silanetriols, Chemical Communication, 2006, 14, 1545-1547.
Yang, M.; Ma, J.; Ding, S.; Meng, Z.; Liu, J.; Zhao, T.; Mao, L.; Shi, Y.; Jin, X.; Lu, Y.; Yang, Z., Phenolic resin and derived carbon hollow spheres, Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics, 2006, 207 (18), 1633-1639.
Ji, L.; Ma, J.; Zhao, C.; Wei, W.; Ji, L.; Wang, X.; Yang, M.; Lu, Y. and Yang, Z., Porous Hollow Carbon Nanotube Composite Cages, Chemical Communication, 2006 (11), 1206-1208..
Peng, H.; Tang, J.; Yang, L.; Ashbaugh, H. S.; Brinker, C. J.; Yang, Z. and Lu, Y., Responsive Periodic Mesoporous Polydiacetylene/Silica Nanocomposites, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2006, 128 (16), 5304-5305.
Peng, H.; Lu. Y., Supramolecular Assemblies with Tunable Morphologies from Homopolymeric and Small Organic Molecular Building Blocks, Langmuir, 2006, 22 (13), 5525-5527.
Lu, Y., Surfactant-Templated Mesoporous Materials: From Inorganic, Hybrid, to Organic, Angewandte Chemie, International Edition, 2006, 45 (46), 7664 - 7667.
Ji, X.; Hu, Q.; Hampsey, J. E.; Qiu, X.; Gao, L.; He, J.; Lu, Y., Synthesis and Characterization of Functionalized Mesoporous Silica by Aerosol-Assisted Self-Assembly, Chemistry of Materials, 2006, 18 (9), 2265-2274.
Fu, J.; Lu, Y.; Campbell, C. B.; Papadopoulos, K. D., Temperature and Acid Droplet Size Effects in Acid Neutralization of Marine Cylinder Lubricants, Tribology Letters, 2006, 22 (3), 221-225.
Pang, J.; Tang, J.; Yang, L.; Ashbaugh, H. S. and Lu, Y., Thermochromatism and Structural Evolution of Metastable Polydiacetylenic Crystals, Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 2006, 110 (14), 7221-7225.
Hu, Q.; Pang, J.; Wu, Z. and Lu, Y., Tuning Pore Size of Mesoporous Carbon via Confined Activation Process, Carbon, 2006, 44 (7), 1349-1352.
Hampsey, J. E.; Hu, Q.; Rice, L.; Pang, J.; Wu, Z.; Lu, Y., A general approach towards hierarchical porous carbon particles, Chemical Communications, 2005 (28), 3606-3608.
Hu, Q.;Pang, J.; Jiang, N.; Hampsey, J. E.; Lu, Y., Direct synthesis of palladium-containing mesoporous carbon, Mircroporous and Mesoporous Materials, 2005, 81 (1-3), 149-154.
Pang, J.; Na, H.; Lu, Y., Effect of ionic polymer on cetyltrimethyl ammonium bromide templated synthesis of mesoporous silica, Mircroporous and Mesoporous Materials, 2005, 86 (1-3), 89-95.
Yang, M.; Ma, J.; Zhang, C.; Yang, Z.; Lu, Y., General synthetic route toward functional hollow spheres with double-shelled structures, Angewandte Chemie, International Edition, 2005, 44 (41), 6727-6730.
Pang, J.; John, V. T.; Loy, D. A.; Yang, Z.; Lu, Y. , Hierachical mesoporous carbon/silica nanocomposites from phenyl-bridged organosilane, Advanced Materials, 2005, 17 (6), 704-707.
Wang, D.; Kou, R.; Yang, Z.; He, J.; Yang, Z.; Lu, Y., Hierachical mesoporous silica wires by confined assembly, Chemical Communications, 2005, 28 (2), 166-167.
Wu, Z.; Hu, Q.; Pang, J.; Jakobsen, H. P.; Yu, D.; Lu, Y., Hierarchical silica particles by dynamic multicomponent assembly, Mircroporous and Mesoporous Materials, 2005, 85 (3), 305-312.
Luo, H.; Wang, D.; He, J.; Lu, Y., Magnetic cobalt nanowire thin films, Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 2005, 109 (5), 1919-1922.
Hampsey, J. E.; Arsenault, S.; Hu, Q.; Lu, Y., One-step synthesis of mesoporous metal-SiO2 particles by an aerosol-assisted self-assembly process, Chemistry of Materials, 2005, 17 (9), 2475-2480.
Fu, J.; Lu, Y.; Campbell CB, Papadopoulos KD., Optical microscopy inside a heating capillary, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 2005, 44 (5), 1199-1203.
Peng, H.; Tang, J.; Pang, J.; Chen, D.; Yang, Lu.; Ashbaugh, H.; Brinker, C.J.; Yang, Z.; Lu, Y., Polydiacetylene/silica nanocomposites with tunable mesostructure and thermochromatism from diacetylenic assembling molecules, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2005, 127 (37), 12782-12783.
Hu, Q.; Hampsey, J. E.; Jiang, N.; Li, C.J.; Lu, Y., Surfactant-templated organic functionalized mesoporous silica with phosphino ligands, Chemistry of Materials, 2005, 17 (6), 1561-1569.
Pang, J.; Ford, C.; Tan, G.; McPherson, G.; John, V. T.; Lu, Y., Synthesis of mesoporous carbon using enzymatically polymerized polyphenolic precursor and simultaneously assembled silica template, Mircroporous and Mesoporous Materials, 2005, 85 (3), 293-296.
Yang, M.; Ma, J.; Niu, Z.; Dong, X.; Xu, H.; Meng, Z.; Jin, Z.; Lu, Y.; Hu, Z.; Yang, Z.; , Synthesis of spheres with complex structures using hollow latex cages as templates, Advanced Functional Materials, 2005, 15 (9), 1523-1528.
Wang, D.; Kou, R.; Gil, M.; Jakobsen, H. P.; Yu, D.; Lu, Y., Templated Synthesis, Characterization, and Sensing Application of Macroscopic Platinum Nanowire Network Electrodes, Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 2005, 5 (11), 1904-1909.
Hampsey, J. E.; Hu, Q.; Wu, Z.; Rice, L.; Pang, J.; Lu, Y., Templating synthesis of ordered mesoporous carbon particles, Carbon, 2005, 43 (14), 2977-2982.
Peng, Huisheng Chen, Daoyong Lu, Yunfeng, pH-Responsive self-assembly of homopolymers and the application as drug delivery, Abstracts of Papers American Chemical Society, 2005, 230, U3677.
Wang, D.; Luo, H.; Kou, R.; Gil, M.; Xiao, S.; Golub V. O.; Yang Z.; Brinker C. J.; Lu, Y., A general route to macroscopic hierarchical 3D nanowire networks, Angewandte Chemie, International Edition, 2004, 43 (45), 6169-6173.
Ford C.; Singh M.; Lawson L.; He J.; John V. T.; Lu, Y.; Papadopoulos K.; McPherson G.; Bose A., Biocatalysis in the development of functional polymer-ceramic nanocomposites, Colloids and Surfaces B, 2004, 39 (3), 143-150.
Gil, M.; Ji, X.; Li, X. F.; Na, H.; Hampsey, J. E.; Lu, Y., Direct synthesis of sulfonated aromatic poly(ether ether ketone) proton exchange membranes for fuel cell applications, Journal of Membrane Science, 2004, 234 (1-2), 75-81.
Pang, J.; Hu, Q; Wu, Z..; Hampsey, J. E.; He, J.; Lu, Y., Direct synthesis of unimodal and bimodal nanoporous carbon, Mircroporous and Mesoporous Materials, 2004, 74 (1-3), 73-78.
Luo, H.; Sun, L.; Lu, Y.; Yan, YS., Electrodeposition of mesoporous semimetal and magnetic metal films from lyotropic liquid crystalline phases, Langmuir, 2004, 20 (23), 10218-10222.
Pang, J.; Hampsey, J. E.; Wu, Z..; Hu, Q; Lu, Y., Hydrogen adsorption in mesoporous carbons, Applied Physics Letters, 2004, 85 (21), 4887-4889.
Pang, J.; Hampsey, J. E.; Hu, Q; Wu, Z..; John, V. T.; Lu, Y., Mesoporous silica with Ia3d cubic structure and good thermal stability, Chemical Communications, 2004, 6, 682-283.
Hampsey, J. E.; De Castro C. L, McCaughey B, Wang D.; Mitchell B. S.; Lu, Y., Preparation of micrometer- to sub-micrometer-sized nanostructured silica particles using high-energy ball milling, Journal of the American Ceramic Society, 2004, 87 (7), 1280-1286.
Pang, J.; Li, X; Wang, D.; Wu, Z..; John, V. T.; Yang, Z.; Lu, Y., Silica-templated continuous mesoporous carbon films by a spin-coating technique, Advanced Materials, 2004, 16 (11), 884-886.