Jack Lu received his master's degree in chemistry, and went on to become a lecturer at Dalian University of Science and Technology. He received his Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry from Northwestern University and became a postdoctoral research scientist at Columbia University.
Lu became interested in designing new materials with desirable applications, and focused his research on metal organic framework polymers.
Chemistry Nobel Prize winner Alan MacDiarmid joked with Lu when he came to lecture in 2000, saying the faculty should pay to work here. Lu agreed and is pleased with UHCL's support of faculty achievements. Lu will use the fellowship money for research and education.
"I really like both research and education," Lu said. "The university is the best place for both of them."
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