Prof. William W.J. Lu

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Department of Orthopaedics & Traumatology
LKS Faculty of Medicine
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RESEARCH INTERESTS:

  • Biomechanics: Spinal Biomechanics, Cell and Hard tissue mechanical property evaluation and definition, Micro & Nano-Mechanics evaluation of abnormalities in structure and mechanical properties of the bone, Medical Implant biomechanical property evaluation; and sports biomechanics

  • Biomaterials: Novel biomaterials development, bioactive bone cement fabrication and evaluations, Scaffold materials development, SMA Application, In vitro and in vivo biomaterials evaluation

  • Stem Cell Applications: MSC for Osteoporotic spinal fracture treatment & disc degeneration disease, MSC encapsulation using Goat and rabbit Model

BIOGRAPHY:

Professor Lu obtained his PhD degree from the University of Waterloo, Canada, in 1994, earning the “Distinguished Graduate Award.” In 1995 he joined the Department of Orthopaedics & Traumatology at the University of Hong Kong (HKU) as an Assistant Professor (non-clinical) and established the Orthopaedic Research Centre, where he has served as director to the present day. In 2001 he was promoted to the position of Associate Professor and was named a full Professor in 2009. Professor Lu specializes in the areas of orthopaedic biomechanics, biomaterials, and bionanotechnology as well as clinical bioengineering teaching and research. At HKU he is a key faculty member in the university’s Strategic Research Areas in Biomedical Engineering and Nano-biotechnology. Internationally, he has achieved substantial recognition in the field of bioengineering and is widely acknowledged as one of the top 1% scholars (2009-2013) according to ISI’s Essential Science Indicators. He has been invited to hold honorary and visiting professor positions and has conducted open lectures in more than 40 internationally recognised universities, including the Department of Bioengineering, Columbia University; the Orthopedic Research Center, Department of Orthopaedics, Harvard Medical School, and the Biomedical Engineering and Research Center, University of British Columbia, Canada. He is devoted to teaching, having supervised 32 MPhil and Ph.D students and served on Faculty Higher Degrees Committee for the last 6 years.

Professor Lu has consistently secured significant funding for innovative research, including HK$47 millions in Hong Kong and $RMB20 million in PR China from a number of major funding bodies. He holds a number of patents for his innovations and has published more than 220 papers in international peer reviewed journals, with more than 3100 citations. Among the many honors and awards received by Professor Lu are the “Moe Basic Science Award” from the Scoliosis Research Society in 2003; the “Young Investigator Award” from the international journal Spine in 2004; and the “Best Oral Presentation Prize” (2003 and 2008) at the SICOT Triennial World Congress, the largest global society of orthopaedic surgeons with 4,000 members from more than 100 countries.

Professor Lu was nominated to serve as an international conference chairman or conference committee member on more than 40 occasions, including his recent appointment as the Chairman of the Hong Kong International Conference on Biomedical Engineering (BME 2010) and as the Basic Science Committee Chairman of the SICOT 2008 Triennial World Congresses. He serves as a member of editorial boards and as a reviewer for more than 16 international and local journals, holding the position of Editorial Board Member of The Journal of Bone and Mineral Research (published by the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research and the highest-ranked journal in the field), as well as Associate Editor for the Orthopedic Journal of China.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS:

  • SL Wu, XM Liu, PK Chu, CY Chung, CL Chu, Y.L. Chan, KO Lam, KWK Yeung, W.W. Lu, KMC Cheung and K.D.K. Luk. Nano-scale Surface Morphology, Wettability and Osteoblast Adhesion on Nitrogen Plasma-Implanted NiTi Shape Memory Alloy. Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 2009. In press

  • Li ZY, W.W. Lu*, Chiu KY, Lam WM, Xu B, Cheung KMC, Leong JCY, Luk KDK. Strontium-Calcium Co-administration Stimulates Bone Matrix Osteogenic Factor Expression and New Bone Formation in a Large Animal Model. J Ortho Res 2009 In press.

  • B. Tang, A.H.W. Ngan, W.W. Lu (2006) Viscoelastic Effects during Depth-sensing Indentation of Cortical Bone Tissues. Philosophical Magazine Vol. 86, : pp, 5653–5666

  • KWK. Yeung, W.W. Lu, KDK Luk, KMC Cheung (2006) Mechanical Testing of a Smart Spinal Implant Locking Mechanism Based on Nickel-Titanium Alloy. Spine Vol.31:2296–2303.

  • Ni GX, Choy YS, W.W. Lu, Ngan AHW, Chiu KY, Li ZY, Tang B, KDK Luk (2006) Nano-mechanics of bone and bioactive bone cement interfaces in a load-bearing model. Biomaterials. 27:1963-1970.

  • Zhao F, W L Grayson, Ma T, B Bunnell, W.W. Lu (2006) Effects of hydroxyapatitie in 3-D chitosan-gelatin polymer network on human mesenchymal stem cell construct development. Biomaterials. 27:1859-1867.

  • RWY Poon, Joan P.Y. Ho, Camille M.Y. Luk, Xuanyong Liu, JCY Chung, Paul K. Chu, KWK. Yeung, W.W. Lu, KMC Cheung (2006) Improvement on corrosion resistance of NiTi orthopedic materials by carbon plasma immersion ion implantation. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research B 242: 270–274

  • W.W. Lu, KDK Luk, A D Holmes, KCM Cheung, JCY Leong (2005). Pure shear properties of lumbar spinal joints and the effect of tissue sectioning on load sharing. Spine. Vol.30:8 ppE204-09.

  • W.K. Lam, J.C.Y. Leong, Y.H. Li, Y. Hu and W.W. Lu (2005), Biomechanical and electromyographic evaluation of ankle foot orthosis and dynamic ankle foot orthosis in spastic cerebral palsy Gait & Posture Volume 22, Issue 3 , November 2005, Pages 189-197.

  • Luk KDK, Chen L, W.W. Lu (2005) A stronger bicortical sacral pedicle screw fixation through the S1 endplate: an in-vitro cyclic loading and pull-out force evaluation. Spine Vol. 30, :525-9.

  • W.W. Lu* , KDK Luk, Qiu GX, KCM Cheung, Yuan Lin, Y W Wong, JCY Leong (2004). Microfracture and Changes in Energy Absorption to Fracture of Human Thoracolumbar Vertebral Bodies Following Fatigue Loading. Spine. Vol.29:11 pp1196-1202.

  • W.W. Lu, F Zhao, KDK Luk, YJ Yin, KMC Cheung, GX Cheng, KD Yao, JCY Leong.(2003) Controllable porosity hydroxyapatite ceramics as spine cage: from fabrication to properties evaluation. Journal of Material Science, Materials in Medicine, Vol.14:1039-1046.

Contact

Phone: 3917 9593

Email: wwlu@hku.hk