Meng Lu

  • Assistant Professor
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering (Primary)
  • Mechanical Engineering (Secondary)

Main Office

2128 Coover Hall
Ames, IA
Phone: 515-450-9951


  • PhD, Electrical Engineering, University of Illinois, 2008
  • MS, Electrical Engineering, University of Illinois, 2006
  • BS, University of Science and Technology of China, 2002

Interest Areas

  • Nanophotonics
  • Micro and Nanofabrication
  • Optical materials, spectroscopy, and devices
  • Micro total analysis systems
  • Biosensors

Strategic Research Areas: Engineering Medicine, Advanced Materials and Manufacturing

Selected Publications

  • Y. Zhao, Y. Huang, X. Zhao, J. F. McClelland, and M. Lu, "Nanoparticle-based photoacoustic analysis for highly sensitive lateral flow assays," Nanoscale, Vol. 8, Iss. 46, 19204-19210, 2016
  • Y. Wang, J. Song, L. Dong, and M. Lu, "Optical bound states in slotted high-contrast gratings," Journal of the Optical Society of America B, Vol. 33, Iss. 12, 2472-2479, 2016
  • Y. Zhao, L. Liu, X. Zhao, and M. Lu, "Enhanced photothermal lens using a photonic crystal surface," Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 109, 071108, 2016
  • L. Liu, H. Khan, J. Li, A. C. Hillier, and M. Lu, "A strain-tunable nanoimprint lithography for linear variable photonic crystal filters," Nanotechnology, Vol 27, No. 29, 295301, 2016
  • Y. Zhao, M. Cao, J. F. McClelland, Z. Shao, and M. Lu, "A photoacoustic immunoassay for biomarker detection," Biosensors and Bioelectronics, Vol. 85, 071110, 2016
  • Y. Huang, L. Liu, M. Johnson, A. C. Hillier, and M. Lu, "One-step sol–gel imprint lithography for guided-mode resonance structures," Nanotechnology, Vol. 27, No 9, 095302, 2016
  • L. Liu, A. Moshin, L. Dong, J. Li, S.-M. Kim, and M. Lu, "A programmable nanoreplica molding for the fabrication of nanophotonic devices," Scientific Reports, Vol. 6, 22445, 2016
  • H.-Y. Wu, L. Liu, M. Lu, and B. T. Cunningham, "Lasing emission from plasmonic nano-dome arrays," Advanced Optical Materials, Vol. 4, Iss. 5, 708-714, 2016