USC logo
 |    USC Physics  |     USC logo 
faculty page image
   Grace Lu, Ph.D. - Associate Professor
Post-docs/Research Staff
   Experimental Condensed Matter Physics
The research of Jia Grace Lu focuses on the investigation of metals and semiconductors whose size is reduced to the nanoscale (less than 1/1000 of the width of a human hair). Her research activities include the fabrication of nanostructures using both lithography and self-assembly techniques; characterization of their electrical, optical and magnetic properties; and development of nanoscale systems with enhanced functionality. In particular, she is interested in the quantum states and dynamics of electron charge and electron spin which will be essential for future applications in high density, low power and ultra fast electronics, such as memory and logic circuits, chemical/biological sensors, optoelectronic devices, spintronic devices, and energy generation elements.

  Educational Background
B.S. Physics, Washington University, 1992; B.S. Electrical Engineering, Washington University, 1992; M.S. Division of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University, 1993; Ph.D. Division and , Harvard University, 1997.

  Mailing Address

faculty picture
  Contact Information
Department of Physics & Astronomy
Office: SSC 215B
Tel: (213) 821-4328
Fax: (213) 740-6653
Personal page:
Group page:
 Univ. of Southern California  |  College of Letters, Arts & Sciences  |  Updates / Additions / Deletions
Last Updated: 20