May 21, 2020

photo of nanshu luNanhsu Lu, an associate professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, has been named a Fellow member of the International Association of Advanced Materials (IAAM) for her contribution to strengthening the advancement of materials. The IAAM is an international scientific research organization that promotes worldwide materials science and technology research.

The title of IAAM Fellow is awarded to a researcher or scientist from across the globe who has made an original and significant research contribution in advanced materials science and technology. As part of her acceptance of the Fellow title, Lu will deliver a lecture titled “Mechanics of Nanobubbles and Nanotents Formed by 2D Materials” at one of the online assemblies of Advanced Materials Congress in June. In this lecture, Lu will introduce her latest modeling and experimental work on mechanics of two-dimensional (2D) materials. 2D materials are emerging atomically thin materials with exotic mechanical, electrical and optical properties. Those properties are tunable through mechanical deformation. As they can be easily deformed through nanobubbles and nanotents, the strain field, adhesion and material properties of 2D materials can be readily obtained through combined modeling and experimental means. Such framework provides a very simple and practical metrology for 2D materials.

Lu was also recently selected in the first cohort of ACS Nano Rising Star lecturers in the iCANX series. ACS Nano is an elite international journal on nanomaterials and nanotechnologies. Lu will give the iCANX series lecture “Mechanics and Manufacture of Multimodal E-Tattoos” on June 12th of this year. In this lecture, Lu will discuss the advantages and developments of ultrathin, wearable electronic tattoos and their mechanics such as bendability, stretchability and conformability. She will also discuss a “cut-solder-paste” manufacturing process for rapid prototyping of wireless e-tattoos and their ability to continuously track a wide number of body signals such as ECG/EKG, respiration, blood pressure, temperature and more. Wireless operation, personalized treatment and diagnosis will also be presented.

Lu holds a Temple FDN Endowed Teaching Fellowship in the Cockrell School of Engineering and a courtesy appointment in the Department of Biomedical Engineering. Her research concerns the mechanics, materials, manufacture and human integration. She has published more than 90 journal articles with more than 12,000 citations. Lu has been named 35 innovators under 35 by MIT Technology Review (TR 35) and is a recipient of the NSF CAREER Award as well as multiple DOD Young Investigator Awards. She has one issued and f­ive pending patents.