Prof. Dr. Yan Lu

Since 09.2009    Group leader, Institute of  Soft Matter and Functional Materials, Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie

09.2006 - 08.2009 Staff Scientist, Physical Chemistry I, University of Bayreuth

04.2005 – 08.2006  Postdoc in the group of Prof. M. Ballauff, Physical Chemistry I,  University of Bayreuth

07.2001 – 02.2005 Ph.D study in Institute for Macromolecular Chemistry and Textile Chemisty, Dresden University of Technology

09.1998 – 04.2001 M.S. in Material Science in College of Material Science and Engineering, Donghua University, Shanghai, P. R. China


Research area: 

  •  Design and synthesis of colloidal particles with tailored mesoscopic structures
  • Organic/inorganic hybrid particles and their application as energy storage materials, catalyst, sensor and solar cells


2011: “Dr. Hermann-Schnell-Stipendium” by the German Chemical Society (GDCh).

2005: “APi-Prize” as the best dissertation in 2005 by the German Chemical Society (GDCh) Division of Coatings and Pigments.


Selected publications 

[1] K. Henzler, P. Gutmann, Y. Lu, F. Polzer, G. Schneider, M. Ballauff, Nano Lett. 13, (2013), 824.

[2] S. Wu, J. Dzubiella, J. Kaiser, M. Drechsler, X. Guo, M. Ballauff, Y. Lu, Angew. Chem. 51, (2012), 2229.

[3] P. Hervés, M. Pérez-Lorenzo, L. M. Liz-Marzán, Y. Lu, J. Dzubiella, M. Ballauff, Chem. Soc. Rev. 41 (2012), 5577.

[4] Y. Lu, M. Ballauff, Prog. Polym. Sci. 36 (2011), 767.

[5] Y. Lu, J. Yuan, F. Polzer, M. Drechsler, J. Preussner, ACS Nano 4, (2010), 7078.

[6] Y. Lu, T. Lunkenbein, J. Preussner, S. Proch, J. Breu, R. Kempe, M. Ballauff, Langmuir 26, (2010) 4176.

[7] Y. Lu, S. Proch, M. Schrinner, M. Drechsler, R. Kempe, M. Ballauff, J. Mater. Chem. 19, (2009) 3955.

[8] R. S. Yelamanchili, Y. Lu , T.  Lunkenbein, N. Miyajima, L. Yan, M.Ballauff, J. Breu, Small 5, (2009) 1326.

[9] Y. Lu, Y. Mei, M. Schrinner, M. Ballauff, M. W. Mölle, J. Breu,  J. Phys. Chem. C, 111, (2007) 7676.

[10] Y. Lu, Y. Mei, M. Ballauff, M. Drechsler, Angewandte Chemie Int. Ed. Engl. 45, (2006) 813.

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