James Jian-Qiang Lu

Associate Professor


Department of Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering (ECSE)
Center for Integrated Electronics (CIE); Focus Center - New York, Rensselaer: Interconnections for Hyper-Integration (FC-NY);
Center for Future Energy Systems (CFES); New York State Center for Automation Technologies and Systems (CATS) - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute


Ph.D., Technical University of Munich


Prior to his positions at Rensselaer, Dr. Lu worked as a research associate at the University of Virginia (UVA) in Charlottesville, VA for a year. While a research scientist at the Technical University of Munich (TU-Munich), he was a Siemens Scholar for three years and a scholar of the German Academic Exchange Program (Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst, or DAAD) for two years.

Dr. Lu authored and co-authored 200 publications in journals, conferences or books. He served as conference, workshop and session chair and committee member of international conferences (such as Technical Chair of IMAPS 3rd International Conference on Device Packaging). He has been a panelist, panel moderator, keynote or invited speaker for many conferences, and given many seminars at government labs, universities and industrial organizations. He has served as a reviewer for a number of journals, such as the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Transactions on Electron Devices; IEEE Electron Device Letters; Applied Physics Letters; Electronics Letters; IEEE Transactions on Semiconductor Manufacturing; IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits; Journal of Applied Physics; Solid-State Electronics, J. of Vacuum Science & Technology, etc.

Dr. Lu is a Senior Member of IEEE and is involved in the organization’s Electron Devices Society (EDS) and its Components, Packaging, and Manufacturing Technology Society (CPMTS). He also is a member of the American Physical Society (APS), Materials Research Society (MRS), Electrochemical Society (ECS) and the International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE), National Technical Committee (3D Chair) for International Microelectronics and Packaging Society (IMAPS).

Research Interests

Lu's research interests are in the field of semiconductor technology including materials, devices, processing, and system integration. His current research focuses on novel electron devices, interconnect technology for gigascale integration, micro-system integration technology for microelectrical mechanical systems (MEMS), and 3-D hyper-integration.

Lu is one of the pioneers in the field of wafer-level 3-D hyper-integration. He has been leading a 3-D processing technology research program, supported by Microelectronics Advanced Research Corporation (MARCO), the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and New York state. His group has developed a 3-D integration technology platform for future ICs with high performance and functionality and low cost, and for low-cost Micro/Nano/Electro-Opto/Bio heterogeneous system integrations. He has worked in a broad range of fields, such as GaAs devices, GaN high power devices, Si bipolar device, terahertz electronics, interconnects in Si IC, advanced packaging, and high Tc superconductors.


  • Millennium Edition of Marquis Who's Who in Science and Engineering
  • 2005, School of Engineering Research Excellence Award, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • 2008, IEEE CPMT Exceptional Technical Achievement Award for "pioneering contributions to and leadership in 3D integration/ packaging"


James Jian-Qiang Lu

George M. Low Center for Industrial Innovation
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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
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