Jack Lu

Jack Y. Lu, Ph.D.

Professor of Chemistry,
College of Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3780
Email: lu@uhcl.edu
Office: STEM 2202


Jack Y. Lu received his doctorate from Northwestern University in Inorganic Chemistry. His research activities are in the area of design and synthesis of new functional metal-organic polymers. For example, one of his research projects concerns rational approaches to new porous open-framework polymers with environmental significance in water purification, molecular separation, and catalysis.


Lu, J. Y. Coord. Chem. Reviews, 2003, 246, 345-365. "Crystal Engineering of Cu-Containing Metal-Organic Coordination Polymers Under Hydrothermal Conditions".

Lu, J. Y. and Babb, A. M. Chem. Commun. 2003, 1346. "A unique eclipsed 2-D coordination polymer with removable iodine molecules in the open-channel structure".

Lu, J. Y. and Babb, A. M. Chem. Commun. 2002, 1340. "An Extremely Stable Open-Framework Metal-Organic Polymer With Expandable Structure and Selective Adsorption Capability".

Lu, J. Y. and Babb, A. M. Inorg. Chem. 2002, 41, 1339. "A Simultaneous Reduction, Substitution and Self-Assembly Reaction Under Hydrothermal Conditions Afforded the First Diiodopyridine Copper(I) Coordination Polymer".

Lu, J. Y. and Schauss, V. Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2002, 1945. "A Novel Nanostructured Open-Channel Coordination Polymer With an Included Fused-Polyiodide Ring."

Lu, J. Y. and Babb, A. M. Chem. Commun. 2001, 821. "An Unprecedented Interpenetrating Structure With Two Covalent-Bonded Open-Framework of Different Dimensionality."

Lu, J. Y. and Runnels, K. A. Inorg. Chem. Commun . 2001 , 4, 678. "An Unprecedented Mixed-Valent-Copper Metal-Organic Polymer Displaying Graphite-Like Properties."

Lu, J. Y. and Babb A. M. Inorg. Chim. Acta, 2001 , 318, 186. "Self-Assembly of Two-Dimensional Coordination Polymers with Rigid and Flexible Building Blocks."

Lu, J. Y. and Babb, A. M. Inorg. Chem. 2001, 40, 3261. "The First Triple-Layer 2-D Coordination Polymer: [Cu3(bpen)(IN)6(H2O)2]".

Courses (Current Academic Year)

Course Name Course Number
Inorganic Chemistry CHEM 4335
Undergraduate Seminar CHEM 4732
Identification and Characterization of Chemical Compounds CHEM 4931B
Advanced Inorganic Chemistry Lab CHEM 4931C
Advanced Inorganic Chemistry CHEM 5335
Analytical Chemistry 1 CHEM 4635
Analytical Chemistry 2 CHEM 4636
Research Project and Seminar 1 CHEM 6837
Research Project and Seminar 2 CHEM 6838
Inorganic Polymers CHEM 5931A
Advances in Coordination Polymers CHEM 5931B