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(Peizhen) Kathy Lu


211B Holden Hall           

Virginia Tech            

Blacksburg, VA 24061

Phone: (540) 231-3225

Fax: (540) 231-8919   



Post-doc position available. Apply by emailing

Recent Publications

Research Interests
  • Nanomaterial, microsize material synthesis and processing
  • Fuel cell material design
  • Composites, functionally/structurally graded materials, porous materials
  • Material design using ceramics, metal powders, polymers
  • Powder synthesis
  • Diversity in engineering education

 Read my books

Nanoparticulate Materials: Synthesis, Characterization, and Processing

Materials in Energy Conversion, Harvesting, and Storage

Honors and Awards
  • 2012 Virginia Tech College of Engineering Faculty Fellow Award
  • 2011 Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
  • 2008 Karl Schwartzwalder- Professional Achievement in Ceramic Engineering Award
  • 2005 Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award
  • 2001 P/M Metallography Competition Award


Professional Affiliations


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