© 2011-2015 Richard Lunt, MSU


Richard Royal Lunt

Assistant Professor

Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

Physics and Astronomy

Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI

rlunt    msu.edu


Richard R. Lunt joined the faculty of Michigan State University in August 2011 in the Chemical Engineering and Materials Science and Physics Departments. He earned his B.Ch.E. in chemical engineering from the University of Delaware in 2004, graduating with honors for his work on phase equilibria in superconducting-related perovskites under Douglas J. Buttrey.  He received his doctorate degree in chemical engineering from Princeton University in June 2010 while working as a researcher with Stephen Forrest at the University of Michigan (2006-2010) and Jay B. Benziger at Princeton.   Just prior to arriving at MSU he worked as a postdoctoral associate with Vladimir Bulovic (2010-2011) in the organic and nanostructured lab at MIT.  He has won a number of awards for his innovative research including the NSF CAREER Award, DuPont Young Investigator Award, Camille and Henry Dreyfus Mentor Award in Environmental Chemistry, GPEC Solar Innovation Award, and is the inventor of over 15 U.S. patents, the majority of which have been licensed.  He has worked extensively in the field of organic and molecular crystalline growth, and excitonic electronics for over a decade and is a co-founder of Ubiquitous Energy Inc., which is commercializing a range of technologies that enable seamless deployment of light-harvesting functionality in the form of products and surfaces.



Yimu Zhao, CHE 

zhaoyimu at msu.edu

Undergraduate Students:

Chris Traverse, MSE

travers9 at msu.edu

Text Box:

Peggy Young, MSE 

youngm26 at msu.edu

Juan L. Mena Lapaix, CHE 

menalapa at msu.edu

John Suddard, CHE

suddardb at msu.edu


Padmanaban (Paddy) Kuttipillai, CHE 

sasthank at msu.edu


Pei Chen, MSE

chenpei7 at msu.edu

Dr. Richa Pandey (Ubiquitous Energy Inc)



Crystal Alton, CHE  (undergrad)

spartan.crystal at gmail.com

General Mills

Andrew Grossman, ME (MS) with A. Benard

Daniel Keen, CHE  (undergrad)

Chase Beason, (HSHSP)



Colin Richter, (HSHSP)


Minor Thomas, (RET Summer Institute)


Ransom W. Burgess,  Summer High School Researcher


Chris Gallick, CHE

 gallickc at msu.edu

Brian Wingate, ME

 wingateb at icloud.com

Kevin Chase, CHE

 kacman07 at gmail.com

Yunhua Ding, CHE, M.S. 

dingyunh at msu.edu


Graduate Students:

Dhanashree Moghe 

dmoghe at msu.edu

Jorge Rossero (joint with T. Hamann) 

jrossero at chemistry.msu.edu

Steven Rausch, CHE

 rauschst at msu.edu

Lucas Layher, CHE

 layherlu at msu.edu

Tyler Patrick, CHE

 patri130 at msu.edu