Low-carbon Energy Conversion and Storage Lab (LECS)

The LECS-Lab focuses on reactor engineering and in-situ flow/material characterizations for electrochemical CO2 conversion and long-term energy storage. We also work on hydrogen fuel cell, seawater electrolysis and aqueous flow battery.

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) 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 on reactor engineering and in-situ flow/material characterizations for electrochemical CO2 conversion, water splitting, and other long-term energy storage systems.

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.