About Laser Assisted Nano Engineering (LANE) Group

Welcome to the LANE research group website.  The Laser Assisted Nano Engineering (LANE) research group at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln was established in fall of 2002 by Professor Yongfeng Lu.  The LANE group carries out state-of-the-art research in the field of nanotechnology using lasers. We aim to develop novel techniques using lasers for various applications including surface cleaning, building photonic devices, nano-mprinting, nano-manufacturing, nano-Raman and Coherent Anti-Stokes Raman Scattering (CARS) microscopy.

Dr. Yongfeng Lu graduated from Tsinghua University of Beijing, China, in 1984 with a degree in Electrical Engineering.  Dr. Lu went on to receive his M.Sc. from Osaka University, Japan, in 1988 and his Ph.D. from the same university in 1991.  Dr. Lu’s research expertise lies in laser-based micro/nanoscale materials processing and characterization, which lead him to the development of various laser-based material processing technologies and their subsequent implementation in commercial markets. After earning his degrees, Dr. Lu spent several years in Singapore, where he served as faculty at the National University of Singapore and was able to establish an active group in laser microprocessing.

Dr. Lu then joined the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, where he created the Laser-Assisted Nano Engineering (LANE) group and continued his investigation of laser-based material synthesis, micro and nano-fabrication, and diagnostics. These efforts have earned him attention in a number of journals, including Advanced Materials, Light: Science and Applications, Carbons and Applied Physics Letters, as well as over 15 million dollars worth of grants from NSF, DoD, DOE and many other organizations. Throughout his years of educational experience, Dr. Lu has mentored over 24 Ph.D. students and more than 32 M.Sc. and M.Eng. students. He was also given the honor of Lott University Professor in 2010. In the laser industry at large, Dr. Lu served as general chair for ICALEO® in 2007 and 2008 and LIA's president in 2014, and has been elected as a Fellow by LIA (Laser Institute of America), SPIE and OSA.  He is an active contributor to and a member of the international laser, applied optics, material science and engineer communities.




Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
419 Nebraska Hall
P.O. Box 880511
Lincoln, NE 68588-0511, USA


Phone: (402) 472-3771
Fax:     (402) 472-4732

Email: ylu2@unl.edu


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