soft materials and green

Welcome from the Lab Director


Department of Forest Biomaterials, Campus Box 8005; Department of Chemistry, Campus Box 8204

Lucian Lucia obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Florida (Gainesville, FL) in physical organic chemistry under Professor Kirk S. Schanze modeling electron/energy transfer pathways in photosynthesis using organometallic diads.

He spent nearly two years studying photoreactive polymers, photoinduced gelation phenomena, and novel supramolecular behavior in microheterogeneous systems (i.e., vesicles, monolayers) as a postdoctoral fellow at the NSF Center for Photoinduced Charge Transfer at the University of Rochester (Rochester, NY) under Professor David G. Whitten. The Center funded an extended teaching & research appointment for Dr. Lucia at Tokyo Metropolitan University near Tokyo, Japan, from where he accepted an Assistant Professorship of Chemistry at the Institute of Paper Science and Technology at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia.

He went on to be appointed as a full-time graduate faculty at North Carolina State University where he maintains status as faculty in Fiber & Polymer Science and Environmental Sciences and maintains appointments in the Departments of Forest Biomaterials and Chemistry.

If you have an interest in working as a student or visitor, collaboration, research stay, or wish to pay a visit to his Lab, please contact him at:

  • E-mail
  • + 1 919 889 7059 (Business Mobile)
  • + 1 919 515 7707 (Office)
  • + 1 919 515 6302 (Fax to my attention)