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Hongmei Luo

(703) 292-8867
W 17115
Program Director

Program Responsibilities:
EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement (RII): EPSCoR Research Fellows
EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement-Focused EPSCoR Collaborations Program (RII-FEC)
Sustainable Regional Systems Research Networks (SRS RNs)


Dr. Hongmei Luo is a Luke Barry Shires Endowed Professor in the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering at New Mexico State University (NMSU). She received her Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering from Tulane University and then worked at Los Alamos National Laboratory as a postdoctoral research associate, before joining NMSU. Her group research focuses on epitaxial oxide and nitride thin films for superconductors and magnetism, nanomaterials for lithium-ion batteries, and electrocatalysts for fuel cells and electrolyzers. From 2019 to 2022, she served as the Associate Dean of Research in the College of Engineering at NMSU. In 2023, she joined NSF as a rotating program director in the EPSCoR program, Research Capacity and Competitiveness (RCC) Section, in the Office of Integrative Activities (OIA).