Chungui LuProfessor of Sustainable Agriculture in the School of Animal, Rural & Environmental Sciences at Nottingham Trent University
Dr Chungui Lu is a Professor of Sustainable Agriculture in the School of Animal, Rural & Environmental Sciences at Nottingham Trent University (NTU). He gained his PhD in Plant Molecular Biology at the University of Nottingham (UoN). Prior to joining NTU, Chungui was Director of the Centre for Urban Agriculture at UoN.
He leads Sustainable Agriculture Research Group at NTU. His research focuses on vertical farming and sustainable food (enhanced nutritional value in crops using different LED light spectra and nutrients), whilst optimising crop performance. His research also focuses on the use of post-genomic technologies (e.g. RNA Seq, bioinformatics) to monitor gene expression profiles/ patterns and gene regulatory networks for understanding genetic control for crop improvement. Current research interests include:
- Assessing the feasibility of IoT precision data solution for vertical farming
- Light-emitting diode (LED) lights regulate plant growth and development
- Improving the productivity, sustainability, and scalability of hydroponic growing systems
- Systematic functional analysis of nitrogen/phosphate use efficiency in crops
His research Web links: https://www.ntu.ac.uk/staff-profiles/animal-rural-environmental-sciences/chungui-lu