Jack Y. Lu, Ph.D.


Contact Info.: Department of Chemistry, University of Houston-Clear Lake,

2700 Bay Area Blvd. Houston, TX 77058.

Phone # 281-283-3780, Fax # 281-283-3709, E-mail: lu@uhcl.edu




President Distinguished Faculty
Research Award Winner 2003, UHCL
"Top-50 Most Cited Paper" Award 2003-2006
from Elsevier Publisher For Organic & Inorganic Chemistry
International Education Initiative Award 2006


Selected Publications

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 Taught

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