Chungui Lu is a Professor of Sustainable Agriculture, in the School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences (ARES) at Nottingham Trent University (NTU). He graduated with BSc in Horticulture and MSc in Plant Physiology at the Yangzhou University, China in 1992, and gained a PhD in Plant Molecular Biology from the University of Nottingham, UK in 2000.
Following postdoc positions at the University of Wales in Bangor and the University of Bristol in the UK, he took a joint lecturer post in both Nottingham Trent University (NTU) and the University of Nottingham in 2006, before becoming Assistant Professor at the University of Nottingham in 2009. Prior to joining NTU, Chungui was Director of the Centre for Urban Agriculture at the University of Nottingham.
Chunghui’s research focuses on sustainable agriculture through innovative urban agriculture and vertical farming, plant genomics including resource use efficiency in an urban farming system, and the use of post-genomic technologies to monitor gene expression profiles. Recently, he has been awarded £5.4m grants funded by Innovate UK, BBSRC and H2020 for research into LED lighting used in plant growth, and innovative and energy saving glasshouse production. He leads the Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security Research Group at NTU and has published over 100 academic papers in the efficiency of nutrients use, horticulture, plant molecular biology and plant functional genomics.