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LU Yi-Chun 盧怡君
Professor, MSc Programme Director
TEL: 852 - 3943 8339
Room 205, William M.W. Mong Engineering Building

Prof. Yi-Chun Lu received her B.S. degree in Materials Science & Engineering from National Tsing Hua University in 2007 and Ph.D. degree in Materials Science & Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2012. After her graduate study, she worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Chemistry at the Technische Universität München (2013). She joined The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) in 2013 as an Assistant Professor and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2018, and Professor in 2022.

Prof. Lu is the Fellow of The Royal Society of Chemistry, Founding Member of Young Academy of Science of Hong Kong, and was the recipient of the Xplorer Prize (2021), International Battery Materials Association (IBA) Early Career Award (2021), Top 10 Falling Walls Science Breakthroughs of the Year Award (2020), Excellent Young Scientists, National Natural Science Foundation of China (2019), Hong Kong SAR Research Grants Council Early Career Award (2014) and CUHK awards including University Education Award (2016) Young Researcher Award (2016), United College Early Career Research Excellence Award (2018) and Research Excellence Award (2021) etc.

Her research interest centers on developing fundamental understandings and material design principles for clean energy storage and conversion. In particular, her research group focuses on electrode and electrolyte design for high-energy metal-air and metal-sulfur batteries; redox-active components and solution chemistry for redox-flow batteries; mechanistic understanding of interfacial phenomena governing electrochemical energy conversion and storage processes.

Prof. Lu currently serves as an Associate Editor and Board Member for Journal of Materials Chemistry A (Royal Society of Chemistry), and Editorial Board Member for Materials Today (Elsevier), Chemistry of Materials (American Chemical Society) and Scientific Reports (Nature Publishing Group).

Research Interests
  • Energy Storage and Utilization
  • Batteries & Fuel Cells
  • Redox Flow Batteries
  • Energy Storage for Electric Vehicles & Micro-Grid
Current Projects
  • Electrode and electrolyte design for high-energy metal-air and metal sulfur batteries.
  • Redox-active components and solution chemistry for redox-flow batteries.
  • Electrocatalysts and electrode design for low-temperature fuel cells and electrolyzers
  • Mechanistic understanding of interfacial phenomena governing electrochemical energy conversion and storage processes.
Teaching by Years
2020/2021
EEEN4050 Energy Storage Devices and Systems
2019/2020
EEEN3030 Engineering Materials
EEEN4050 Energy Storage Devices and Systems
2018/2019
EEEN3030 Engineering Materials
EEEN4050 Energy Storage Devices and Systems
Publications

For full publication list, please visit https://www.yclueeil.com/publications.