Luping Yu

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  • Professor in Chemistry, James Franck Institute and the College


Luping Yu's research group specializes in energy materials, molecular electronics, polymer chemistry, and drug delivery polymers. His work blends organic chemistry with materials science, an area that holds rich opportunities in both fundamental science and practical technologies. Solarmer Energy Inc. has developed plastic solar cells for portable electronic devices that incorporated technology invented in Yu’s lab. More recently he led a collaboration between scientists at UChicago and Argonne National Laboratory that resulted in the development of a new type of polymer solar cells that display improved efficiency. Yu is a native for Zhejiang Province, China. His honors include a Special Creativity Award from the National Science Foundation.

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