Low-carbon Energy Conversion and Storage Lab (LECS Lab)

The LECS Lab focuses on material science, reactor engineering and in-situ characterizations for electrochemical energy conversion and storage. We have particular interests in electrochemical CO2 conversion, water/seawater electrolysis, lithium extraction from low-grade brines, and electrochemical H2O2 production. We also work on chemical vapor deposition growth of high-mobility 2D materials for electronic applications.

Know more about the PI, Dr. Xu Lu

Overview

Welcome to LECS!

The LECS-Lab is led by Dr. Xu Lu, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering. He is affiliated to the Clean Combustion Research Center (CCRC) and KAUST Solar Center (KSC) in the Physical Science and Engineering Division (PSE) at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). 

A low-carbon economy has been set as the goal by worldwide authorities. To cope with this target, we need to provide a transformative energy conversion and storage chain. To this end, the LECS-Lab focuses focuses on material science, reactor engineering and in-situ characterizations for electrochemical energy conversion and storage. We have particular interests in electrochemical CO2 conversion, water/seawater electrolysis, lithium extraction from low-grade brines, and electrochemical H2O2 production. We also work on chemical vapor deposition growth of high-mobility 2D materials for electronic applications.

We are an interdisciplinary team consisting of members from Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Material Science and Chemistry. Our lab has lasting and close collaborations with world-renowned universities and scholars from University of Pennsylvania, University College London, Harvard University, Yale University, University of Edinburgh, Imperial College London etc. We welcome talent from every corner of the globe to join us.

Fully-funded Postdoc, PhD and MSc vacancies are available. Please send your documents to Dr. Lu at xu.lu@kaust.edu.sa.