1.3.1 Recent LSQ Ambassadors
Prof Max Lu AO - Appointed in 2017
Professor Max Lu AO has been President
and Vice-Chancellor of University of
Surrey since April 2016. Previously he
was Provost and Senior Vice-President
at the University of Queensland, Australia.
He has been appointed to the Boards of
National Physical Laboratory, Universities
UK, Leadership Council of the National
Centre for Universities and Business and
as Deputy Lieutenant of Surrey. He is
also a patron of Transform Housing.
Professor Lu lectured at Nanyang Technological University
from 1991 to 1994, and had held academic and leadership
positions at the University of Queensland from 1994 to 2016,
rising from senior lecturer to chair professor. He founded the
Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Functional
Nanomaterials and served as its inaugural director for 8 years. He
was awarded the Australian Research Council (ARC) Federation
Fellowship twice, respectively, in 2003 and 2008.
As a Thomson Reuters double Highly Cited Researcher in both
Materials Science and Chemistry, he has published over 500
journal papers on nanomaterials (h=107 and over 44,000 citations
@Scopus). He is co-inventor of more than 20 granted international
patents. He has been honoured with numerous awards including
Orica Award, RK Murphy Medal, Le Fevre Prize, ExxonMobil
Award, China International Science and Technology Award, Japan
Chemical Society Lecture Award, Chemeca Medal, and P.V.
Danckwerts Lecture. He was also recently honoured with a Medal
of the Order of Australia (Officer in the General Division) for his
distinguished service to education and international research in the
field of materials chemistry and nanotechnology, to engineering,
and to Australia-China relations.
Professor Lu has served on many government committees and
advisory boards including those under the Australian Prime
Minister’s Science, Engineering and Innovation Council, ARC
College of Experts, Australian Synchrotron, Stem Cells Australia.
He is Fellow of IChemE, Royal Society of Chemistry, Australian
Academy of Science, Australian Academy of Technological
Sciences and Engineering, and World Academy of Science.
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