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Charles Lee Powell Foundation Graduate Fellowship, Caltech, 1991.
Experimental mechanics; nanomechanics; mechanics of time-dependent materials; mechanical behavior of nanomaterials; dynamic behavior of materials; fracture mechanics.
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Fu, B.; Luo, H.; Wang,F.; Churu,G.; Chu, K.T.; Hanan, J.C.; Sotiriou-Leventis, C.; Leventis, N.; Lu, H., 2011, 357, 2063-2074. Simulations of Microstructural Evolution of a Polymer Crosslinked Templated Silica Aerogel under High-strain-rate Compression. Journal of Non-crystalline Solids.
Leventis, N.; Sotiriou-Leventis, C.; Mohite, D.P.; Larimore, Z.J.; Mang, J.; Churu, G.; Lu, H., 2011, 23, 2250-2261. Polyimide Aerogels by Ring Opening Metathesis Polymerization (ROMP). Chemistry of Materials.
Lu, H.; Luo, H.; Leventis, N., Aerogel Handbook, 2011, 499-535, Edited by M. A. Aegerter, N. Leventis, and M. Koebel, Springer.Mechanical Characterization of Aerogels. Aerogel Handbook, Springer.
P. Du, I-K. Lin, H. Lu, and X. Zhang, “Extension of the Beam Theory for the Polymer Bio-Transducers with Low Aspect Ratios and Viscoelastic Characteristics,” Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, Vol. 20, 095016, 2010
H. Luo, Y. Zhang, B. Wang and H. Lu, “Characterization of the Compressive Behavior of Glass Fiber Reinforced Polyurethane Foam at Different Strain Rates,” Journal of Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering– Transactions of ASME, Vol. 132, 021301, 2010.
Nanomaterials Researcher Hopes His Work Helps Increase Nuclear Reactor Efficiency
With renewed attention being given to nuclear power, a UT Dallas researcher has snagged an $875,000 Department of Energy (DOE) grant to explore a means to boost power plant efficiency and reduce nuclear waste.
It’s the biggest research grant yet within the University’s young Mechanical Engineering Department.
Dr. Hongbing Lu, a nanomaterials expert and the first holder of the Louis Beecherl Jr. Chair in mechanical engineering at the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science, will simulate the cracks that form in the metal-alloy surface, or cladding, of nuclear fuel rods. These cracks – which develop in the stressful reactor environment of tremendous heat, corrosion, irradiation and pressure – are microscopic in size but can cause a reduction in the fuel burn-up rate, decreasing power station efficiency and increasing nuclear waste.
Demonstrating it will be very much rooted in 21st-century technology, the 3-year-old Department of Mechanical Engineering at UT Dallas chose an expert in nanomaterials as the holder of its first endowed chair.Dr. Hongbing Lu is an expert in the mechanics of materials and a highly productive researcher. He is the first holder of the Louis Beecherl Jr. Chair in the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science.
Lu has received more than 35 contracts and grants totaling over $10 million in the past decade. His research interests include nano-indentation, visco-elasticity, experimental mechanics and the mechanics of nanostructured materials.
Before joining UT Dallas, Lu was the PACCAR Professor of Engineering at the University of North Texas, and prior to that he spent more than 10 years on the faculty of the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Oklahoma State University.
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