Professor Hang Lu is now holder of the Cecil J. “Pete” Silas Chair in Georgia Tech’s School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (ChBE).
Lu, who joined the ChBE faculty in 2005, is the director of the of the Interdisciplinary Bioengineering Program at Georgia Tech, and the associate director of the Southeast Center for Mathematics and Biology (SCMB), which is supported by the National Science Foundation and Simons Foundation.
Her current research interests are microfluidics, automation, quantitative analyses, and their applications in neurobiology, cell biology, cancer, and biotechnology.
She is an associate editor for the journal Lab on a Chip and is a member of the board of directors for the Chemical and Biological Microsystems Society.
Her awards and honors include the American Chemical Society’s Analytical Chemistry Young Innovator Award, an NSF CAREER award, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Research Fellowship, DuPont Young Professor Award, DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) Young Faculty Award, and Council of Systems Biology in Boston (CSB2) Prize in Systems Biology.
She was also named an MIT Technology Review TR35 top innovator and invited to give the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Van Ness Award Lectures in 2011 and the Saville Lecture at Princeton in 2013.
She is an elected fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE), and the Royal Society of Chemistry (UK).