Le-Wu Lu first came to Lehigh University as a graduate student and earned his Ph.D. in chemical engineering in 1960. Prior to this he received Masters and Bachelors degrees from Iowa State University in 1956 and National Taiwan University in 1954. He is currently the Bruce G. Johnston Professor emeritus in the department of civil and environmental engineering.
Dr. Lu is a recipient of the 1967 Leon S. Moisseiff Award for excellence in a paper published by the American Society of Civil Engineers. He taught at Moscow Civil Engineering Institute and was awarded an honorary professorship at the Harbin Civil Engineering and Architecture University in China. He is also an honorary consultant for the Central Research Institute for Building and Construction and the National Research Center for Industrial Building Diagnosis and Rehabilitation, both in China. Dr. Lu also belongs to a number of professional engineering societies including the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, and the International Association for Structural Safety and Reliability.
His areas of expertise lie in the seismic response of building structures, precast concrete structures, innovative structural systems, composite steel-concrete structures, structural connections, and the repair and retrofit of structures, and it is in these subjects that he has written numerous papers. Dr. Lu has also been involved in the ATLSS research center.
Degree: Ph.D. civil engineering
Notable Achievement: Bruce G. Johnston Professor emeritus