Ph.D., Chemistry, The University of Chicago, 2015
B.S., Chemistry, Nanjing University, 2010
Postdoctoral fellow, Northwestern University, 2016-2018
Postdoctoral fellow, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2015-2016

Dr. Luyao Lu’s Advanced Bio-integrated Electronics Lab explores the next-generation soft, lightweight, and bio-compatible materials and devices with an emphasis on creating inorganic and organic classes of optoelectronic systems. The goal is to provide advanced healthcare platforms that can seamlessly integrate with biological systems to facilitate personalized medicine design and accurate disease diagnosis.

Current research projects include: 1) multifunctional soft optoelectronic systems for simultaneous optical/electrical stimulation and recording of cell activity. In this project, his lab will design high performance LEDs, photodetectors, and electrodes to detect changes in fluorescence and electrical signals, and explore different integration and encapsulation strategies to fabricate chronic operating multimodal systems; 2) high-performance wireless power supplies for various biomedical devices with a long-term goal of developing self-powering systems by integrating energy harvesting devices with batteries or supercapacitors.