Yongfeng Lu.

Lott Distinguished University Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering

E430P Nebraska Hall
Lincoln, NE 68588
(402) 472-8323
  • Ph.D., Osaka University, Japan, 1991
  • M.Eng., Osaka University, Japan, 1988
  • B.Eng., Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, 1984

Research Interests
  • Carbon materials: diamond, carbon nanotubes, carbon nano-onions, graphene, etc.
  • Nanophotonics
  • Optical spectroscopy and imaging: Confocal Raman spectroscopy and imaging, surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy, laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy, coherent anti-Stocks Raman spectroscopy and imaging
  • Nanoscale laser material processing and characterization
  • Laser-assisted nanoimprinting
  • 2D and 3D nanomanufacturing employing scanning probe microscope
  • Surface cleaning and drying
  • Laser-assisted materials synthesis and processing
  • Molecular Level Surface Drying for Nanoelectronics
  • Controlled growth of carbon nanostructures, including carbon nanotubes (CNT), graphene, and carbon nanoonions (CNOs)
  • Supercapacitors
  • Nano-Raman spectroscopy
  • Two photon polymerization for 3D nanofabrication
  • Pulsed laser deposition
  • Laser-assisted chemical vapor deposition

Honors and Awards
  • SPIE Fellow, (2008-Present)
  • Board Member, Laser Institute of America, (2008-Present)
  • General Chair, International Congress on Applications of Lasers & Electro-Optics 2007 (ICALEO, October 29-November 1, 2007, Orlando, FL)
  • International Laser Award (Berthold Leibinger Innovationspreis, Berthold Leibinger Stiftung, Germany, 2000)
  • National Technology Award (National Science and Technology Board, Singapore, 1998)

Selected Publications
  • Wang, Fei, Chenfei Zhang, Yongfeng Lu, Michael Nastasi, and Bai Cui. "Laser shock processing of polycrystalline alumina ceramics." Journal of the American Ceramic Society 100, no. 3 (2017): 911-919.
  • Lu, Qiaofeng, Qing Su, Fei Wang, Chenfei Zhang, Yongfeng Lu, Michael Nastasi, and Bai Cui. "Influence of laser shock peening on irradiation defects in austenitic stainless steels." Journal of Nuclear Materials.
  • Hossein Rabiee Golgir, Dawei Li, Kamran Keramatnejad, Qi Ming Zou, Jun Xiao, Fei Wang, Lan Jiang, Jean-Francois Silvain, and Yongfeng Lu "Fast Growth of GaN Epilayers via Laser-Assisted Metal Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition for Ultraviolet Photodetector Applications", ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2017.
  • Zou, Qi Ming, Leimin Deng, Dawei Li, Yunshen Zhou, Hossein Rabiee Golgir, Kamran Keramatnejad, Li Sha Fan, Lan Jiang, Jean-Francois Silvain, and Yongfeng Lu. "Thermally Stable and Electrically Conductive, Vertically Aligned Carbon Nanotube/Silicon Infiltrated Composite Structures for High-Temperature Electrodes." ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces (2017).
  • D.W. Li, W. Xiong, L.J. Jiang, Z.Y. Xiao, H.R. Golgir, M.M. Wang, X. Huang, Y.S. Zhou, Z. Lin, L. Jiang, J.F. Silvain, and Y.F. Lu, “Multimodal Nonlinear Optical Imaging of MoS2 and MoS2-Based van der Waals Heterostructures”, ACS Nano, 10.1021/acsnano.6b00371 (2016)
  • S. Chen, W. Xiong, Y.F. Zhou, Y.F. Lu, and X.C. Zeng, “Ab initio study of nickel-catalyzed transformation of amorphous carbon into graphene in rapid thermal processing”, Nanoscale, 10.1039/C5NR08614K(2016)
  • R. X. Yi, L. B. Guo, X. H. Zou, J. M. Li, Z. Q. Hao, X. Y. Yang, X. Y. Li, X. Y. Zeng, and Y. F. Lu, “Background removal in soil analysis using laser- induced breakdown spectroscopy combined with standard addition method”, Opt. Exp., 24(3), 2607-2618(2016)
  • Jiang, L., Xiong, W., Zhou, Y., Liu, Y., Huang, X., Li, D., Baldacchini, T., Jiang, L. and Lu, Y., 2016. Performance comparison of acrylic and thiol-acrylic resins in two-photon polymerization. Optics Express, 24(12), pp.13687-13701.
  • L. J. Jiang, J. H. Campbell, Y.F. Lu, T Bernat and N. Petta, “Direct-writing target structures by two-photon polymerization”, Fusion Sci. and Tech., in press, (2016)
  • Lu, Yongfeng, Hossein Rabiee Golgir, and Yunshen Zhou. "GROWTH OF NITRIDE FILMS." U.S. Patent No. 20,160,340,783. 24 Nov. 2016.
  • Y. Lu, Y.S. Zhou, W. Qiu, X. Huang, Y. Gao, L. Liu, Y.T. Lei, T.C. Zhang, L. Jiang, J.F. Silvain, and Y.F. Lu, “Sensitivity and intensity enhancement in open air mass spectrometry assisted by a continuous wave infrared laser”, J. Analytical Atomic Spectrometry, 30, 1663-1667(2015)
  • K. H. Li, X. Y. Li, L. B. Guo, C. M. Li, M. Shen, Z. Zheng, Y. Yu, R. F. Hao, Q. D. Zeng, Y.F. Lu, X. Y. Zeng, “Analytical-performance improvement of laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy for steel using multi-spectral-line calibration with an artificial neural network”, J. Analytical Atomic Spectrometry, 30, 1623-1628(2015)
  • L. Liu, X. Huang, S. Li, Y. Lu, K. Chen, L. Jiang, J.F. Silvain, and Y.F. Lu, “Laser-induced Breakdown Spectroscopy Enhanced by a Micro Torch”, Opt. Exp., 23(10), DOI:10.1364/ OE.23.015047 (2015)
  • H.W. Yu, X.Y. Li, X.Y. Zeng, and Y.F. Lu, “Preparation of carbon dots by non-focusing pulsed laser irradiation in toluene”, RSC Chem. Comm., DOI: 10.1039/c5cc08384b (2015)
  • W. Xiong, Y.S. Zhou, W.J. Hou, L.J. Jiang, M. Mahhouri-Samani, J.B., Park, X.N. He, Y. Y. Gao, L.S. Fan, T. Baldacchini, J.F. Silvain, and Y.F. Lu, “Laser-based micro/ nanofabrication in one, two and three dimensions”, Front. Optoelectron., DOI: 10.1007/s1220001504813 (2015).
  • W. Xiong, Y. S. Zhou, W. J. Hou, T. Guillemet, J. F. Silvain, Y. Gao, M. Lahaye, E. Lebraud, S. Xu, X. W. Wang, D. A. Cullen, K. L. More, L. Jiang, and Y.F. Lu, “Solid-state graphene formation via nickel carbide intermediate phase”, RSC Adv., DOI: 10.1039/ C5RA18682J(2015)
  • Peter M. Wilson, François Orange, Maxime J-F Guinel, Mikhail Shekhirev, Yang Gao, Juan A. Colon Santana, Peter A. Dowben,f Yongfeng Lu, and Alexander Sinitskii, “Oxidative Unzipping of Multilayered Fullerenes “, RSC Adv., 5(112), 92539-92544(2015)
  • Liu, Lei, Shuo Li, Xi Huang, Yao Lu, Kevin Chen, Raphaël Pik, Lan Jiang, Jean Francois Silvain, and Yong Feng Lu. "Detection of trace-level uranium and samarium in glasses by combined laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy and plasma-induced fluorescence spectroscopy." Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry 30, no. 5 (2015): 1128-1132.
  • J.M. Li, L.B. Guo, C.M. Li, N. Zhao, X.Y. Yang, Z.Q. Hao, X.Y. Li, X.Y. Zeng, and Y.F. Lu, “Self-absorption reduction in laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy using laser-stimulated absorption”, Opt. Lett., 40(22), 5224-2556(2015)