Xiaocun Lu has been appointed assistant professor of chemistry at Clarkson University.
He received his bachelor of science from Peking University in China and his Ph.D. from The University of Akron. He recently completed a post-doc in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and, prior to that, a post-doc in the Department of Polymer Science at The University of Akron.
Lu concentrates his research in supramolecular self-assembly, which focuses on the studies of weak interactions beyond molecules and the construction of complicated, well-defined supra-molecular architectures that exist in the natural process. He is the co-patent holder of two patents: 62/581,818 (Non-aqueous encapsulation) and 15/013,220 (Precise Three-Dimensional Supramacromolecule Interconversions). He has presented his research at multiple conferences and published his findings in several scientific journals including Journal of the American Chemical Society, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, Macromolecules, Chemical Communications, and ACS Applied Materials & Interface.
He is a member of the Materials Research Society, the Society of Postdoctoral Scholars at the University of Illinois and the American Chemical Society.