Jun Lou, professor of materials science and nanoengineering (MSNE) and chemistry, and associate department chair of MSNE at Rice, has been elected a fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Director of the Nanomaterials, Nanomechanics, and Nanodevices Lab (N3L), Lou was recognized by the Royal Society for his “outstanding contribution to the chemical sciences.” Among his research interests are nanomaterial synthesis, nanomechanical characterization and nanodevice fabrication for energy, environment and biomedical applications.
Lou earned his B.E. and M.S. in materials science and engineering from Tsinghua University and Ohio State University in 1998 and 2000, respectively, and his Ph.D. in mechanical and aerospace engineering from Princeton in 2004. He did postdoctoral research in the Brown/GM collaborative research center at Brown University before joining the Rice faculty in 2005.
Lou serves as editor-in-chief of the journal Materials Today. In 2019 and 2020 he ranked among the Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researchers in Materials Science, and in Cross-Field in 2018. In 2015 he received the Charles Duncan Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement and the Hamill IBB (Institute of Biosciences and Bioengineering) Innovations Award.
Founded in 1848, the Royal Society of Chemistry is a 54,000-member not-for-profit professional organization working to shape the future of the chemical sciences for the benefit of science and humanity.