Associate Professor

Ph.D. adviser

(+86 10) 89796068

Education background

hD, Tsinghua University, Analytical chemistry, 2013

B.S., Tsinghua University, Chemistry, 2008


12/2017-present, Associate Professor, INET, Tsinghua University

07/2013-11/2017, Assistant Professor, INET, Tsinghua University

Social service


Writing and communication


Journal Reviewer

Editorial board member of Nuclear and Radiochemistry

Youth editorial board member of Chinese Chemical Letters

Reviewer of Analytical Chemistry, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, Chemical Engineering Journal and etc..

Areas of Research Interests/ Research Projects

Prof. Lus research interests are in the areas of separation and analysis of radionuclides.

Application of nanomaterials in nuclear fuel cycle

Carbon dots composite materials for the detection and adsorption of radionuclides. Carbon nitride materials for photocatalysis-assist extraction of Uranium. Graphene oxide membranes for the separation of radionuclides in highly acidic waste water.

Microplasma electrochemistry (MIPEC)

Microplasma as a kind of gaseous electrode for electrolysis and in-situ spectrum analysis in molten salt. Microplasma electrochemistry (MIPEC) for rapid synthesis of functional materials, such as polydopamin, carbon dots, MOFs, COFs.

Dry reprocessing of spent nuclear fuel

Corrosion-resistant material for molten salt electrofining. Dry method for decladding. Spectral analysis technique for in-situ monitoring metal ions in molten salt.

Research Status


The application of microplasma electrode in molten salt electrolysis and in-situ analysis


Nanoendoscopy based on Nanoporous gold nanowire for the analysis of specific newly synthesized proteins in single living cell


Aptamer-based plasmonic ruler array for protein identification and protein-protein interaction research

Academic Achievement


Zhe Wang, Hangxi Liu, Zhen Lei, Liqin Huang, Tong Wu, Shuang Liu, Gaoyang Ye*, Yuexiang Lu*, Xiangke Wang*. Graphene aerogel for photocatalysis-assist uranium elimination under visible light and air atmosphere. Chemical Engineering Journal, 2020, 402: 126256.

Guoyu Wei, Yuexiang Lu*, Shuang Liu, Hongpeng Li, Xuegang Liu*, Gang Ye, Jing Chen. Microplasma electrochemistry (MIPEC) strategy for accelerating the synthesis of metal organic frameworks at room temperature. Chinese Chemical Letters, 2020, DOI: 10.1016/j.cclet.2020.04.0191001-8417/ 1-5.

Zhe Wang, Huimin Hu, Liqin Huang, Fanyu Lin, Shuang Liu, Tong Wu, Njud Saleh Alharbi, Samar Omar Rabah, Yuexiang Lu*, Xiangke Wang. Graphene aerogel capsulated precipitants for high eciency and rapid elimination of uranium from water. Chemical Engineering Journal, 2020, 396: 125272.

Jingwei Sun#, Yuexiang Lu#, Liuying He, Jiawei Pang, Fengyi Yang, Yueying Liu*. Colorimetric sensor array based on gold nanoparticles: Design principles and recent advances. Trends in Analytical Chemistry, 2020, 122: 115754. (#Contribute equally)

Zhe Wang, Fanyu Lin, Liqin Huang, Zhili Chang, Bing Yang, Shuang Liu, Maosheng Zheng, Yuexiang Lu*, Jing Chen. Cyclodextrin functionalized 3D-graphene for the removal of Cr(VI) with the easy and rapid separation strategy. Environmental Pollution, 2019, 254: 112854.

Zhe Wang, Yu Xie, Zhen Lei, Yuexiang Lu*, Guoyu Wei, Shuang Liu, Chao Xu, Zhicheng Zhang, Xiangke Wang, Linfeng Rao*, Jing Chen*. Quantitative analysis of surface sites on carbon dots and their interaction with metal ions by a potentiometric titration method. Analytical Chemistry, 2019, 91: 96909697.

Guoyu Wei, Xuegang Liu, Yuexiang Lu*, Zhe Wang, Shuang Liu, Gang Ye, Jing Chen.  Microplasma anode meeting molten salt electrochemistry: charge transfer and atomic emission spectral analysis. Analytical Chemistry, 2018, 90: 1316313166.

Zhe Wang, Chao Xu, Yuexiang Lu*, Guoyu Wei, Gang Ye, Taoxiang Sun, Jing Chen*.  Microplasma electrochemistry controlled rapid preparation of uorescent polydopamine nanoparticles and their application in uranium detection. Chemical Engineering Journal, 2018, 344: 480486.

Zhe Wang, Chao Xu, Yuexiang Lu*, Guoyu Wei, Gang Ye, Taoxiang Sun, Jing Chen*. Microplasma-assisted rapid, chemical oxidant-free and controllable polymerization of dopamine for surface modication. Polymer Chemistry, 2017, 8: 43884392.

Zhe Wang, Chao Xu, Yuexiang Lu*, Fengcheng Wu, Gang Ye, Guoyu Wei, Taoxiang Sun, Jing Chen*. Visualization of adsorption: luminescent mesoporous silica-carbon dots composite for rapid and selective removal of U(VI) and in situ monitoring the adsorption behavior. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2017, 9: 73927398.

Hang Yuan, Jie Liu, Yuexiang Lu*, Zhe Wang, Guoyu Wei, Tianhao Wu, Gang Ye, Jing Chen*, Sichun Zhang, Xinrong Zhang. Nano endoscopy with plasmon-enhanced fluorescence for sensitive sensing inside ultrasmall volume samples. Analytical Chemistry, 2017, 89: 10451048.

Zhe Wang, Chao Xu, Yuexiang Lu*, Xiaotong Chen, Hang Yuan, Guoyu Wei, Gang Ye, Jing Chen. Fluorescence sensor array based on amino acid derived carbon dots for pattern-based detection of toxic metal ions. Sensors & Actuators B Chemical, 2017, 241: 13241330.

Hang Yuan, Yuexiang Lu*, Zhe Wang, Zhonghua Ren, Yulan Wang, Sichun Zhang, Xinrong Zhang, Jing Chen*. Single nanoporous gold nanowire as a tunable one-dimensional platform for plasmon-enhanced fluorescence. Chemical Communications, 2016, 52: 18081811.

Zhe Wang, Yuexiang Lu*, Hang Yuan, Zhonghua Ren, Chao Xu, Jing Chen*. Microplasma-assisted rapid synthesis of luminescent nitrogen-doped carbon dots and their application in pH sensing and uranium detection. Nanoscale, 2015, 7: 2074320748.

Yuexiang Lu*, Zhonghua Ren, Hang Yuan, Zhe Wang, Bo Yu*, Jing Chen. Atmospheric-pressure microplasma as anode for rapid and simple electrochemical deposition of copper and cuprous oxide nanostructures. RSC Advances, 2015, 5: 6261962623.

Zhonghua Ren, Yuexiang Lu*, Hang Yuan, Zhe Wang, Bo Yu, Jing Chen. Charge-transfer reactions at the interface between atmospheric-pressure microplasma anode and ionic solution. Acta Physico-Chimica Sinica, 2015, 31(7): 1215-1218.

Yuexiang Lu*. Optical chemical sensor array based on functional nanomaterials. Progress in Chemistry, 2014, 26(6): 931-938.

Yuexiang Lu, Yueying Liu, Suge Zhang, Song Wang, Sichun Zhang, Xinrong Zhang. Aptamer-based plasmonic sensor array for discrimination of proteins and cells with the naked eye. Analytical Chemistry, 2013, 85: 65716574.

Yuexiang Lu, Hao Kong, Fang Wen, Sichun Zhang*, Xinrong Zhang*. Lab-on-graphene: graphene oxide as a triple-channel sensing device for protein discrimination. Chemical Communications, 2013, 49: 81-83.

Yuexiang Lu, Huaqiang Cao*, Sichun Zhang, Xinrong Zhang*. Shape controlled synthesis of superhydrophobic zinc coordination polymers particles and their calcination to superhydrophobic ZnO. Journal of Materials Chemistry, 2011, 21: 86338639.

Sijia Xie#, Yuexiang Lu#, Sichun Zhang, Liduo Wang, Xinrong Zhang*. Electro-optical gas sensor based on a planar light-emitting electrochemical cell microarray. Small, 2010, 17: 18971899. (#Contribute equally)


Yuexiang Lu, Guoyu Wei, Xuegang Xue, Jing Chen, Zhe Wang. A method and device for online monitoring metal ions in molten salt: 201711240430.0, 2020-04-28.

Yuexiang Lu, Guoyu Wei, Xuegang Xue, Jing Chen, Zhe Wang. Application of atmospheric pressure hollow plasma electrode in molten salt electrolysis: 201711237131.1, 2019-10-18.

Yuexiang Lu, Zhe Wang, Guoyu Wei, Jing Chen. Application of atmospheric pressure microplasma discharge in the preparation of polydopamine: 201710419448.0, 2020-02-18.

Yuexiang Lu, Zhe Wang, Guoyu Wei, Jing Chen. Preparation method and application of carbon dot/mesoporous silica composite material: 201611110922.3, 2019-07-02.

Yuexiang Lu, Zhe Wang, Hang Yuan, Jing Chen. Microplasma-assist preparation method and application of acid-resistant carbon quantum dots: 201510423597.5, 2017-06-30.

Yuexiang Lu, Zhe Wang, Hang Yuan, Jing Chen. Preparation method of acid-resistant carbon quantum dots and their application in uranium ions detection: 201510423487.9, 2017-06-30.

Yuexiang Lu, Hang Yuan, Zhe Wang, Yulan Wang, Jing Chen. Preparation method and application of porous gold nanowire: 201510379476.5, 2016-10-26.