Professor Lu is a world leading scientist in materials science and chemical engineering. He has made many significant and sustained contributions including the new method for synthesis of highly reactive single crystal TiO2, new insights into the surface chemistry and modifications of nanoporous materials, molecular engineering of membranes and efficient photocatalyst for clean energy and water. He has also demonstrated practical applications of nanomaterials in hydrogen energy and environmental processes with over 20 international patents. His international recognitions include prestigious awards (e.g. Federation Fellowship, ExxonMobil, LeFevre, and ISI Highly Cited Researcher), 90 plenary/keynote invitations and 12 journal editorial boards/editorships.