11 September 2015

University of Queensland Provost and Senior Vice-President Professor Max Lu will deliver a prestigious chemistry lecture in Kagoshima, Japan, today (11 September).

Professor Lu said he was surprised and honoured by the Colloid and Surface Chemistry Lectureship Award. The award winner each year presents The Chemical Society of Japan’s annual lecture on colloid and interfaces.

UQ President and Vice-Chancellor Professor Peter Høj said the honour recognised Professor Lu’s status as a globally respected researcher in the fields of materials chemistry and nanotechnology.

“Max works with structures at a molecular level to make new and advanced materials,” Professor Høj said.

“His seminal discoveries have the potential to provide massive benefits to future generations in clean energy, the environment and health care.

 “I congratulate Max on the award. It adds further weight to his reputation as a researcher who has made contributions to create change on an international scale.”

Professor Lu is Thomson Reuters highly cited scientist in both Chemistry and Materials Science categories (with more than 30,000 citations and h-index of 89). His numerous national and international awards include the China International Science and Technology Award, Orica Award, RK Murphy Medal, Le Fevre Prize, ExxonMobil Award, Chemeca Medal, Top 100 Most Influential Engineers in Australia and Queensland Great.

Professor Lu is also an elected Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science, and a fellow of IChemE and the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering.

Follow Professor Lu on Twitter: @oneinbillion

Media: UQ Communications, 07 3346 0561, communications@uq.edu.au