Dr Zenghai Lu

Zenghai Lu

Course Leader for MSc Medical Engineering

School of Health Sciences

Dr Zenghai Lu is a senior lecturer and course leader in medical engineering and imaging technology at Birmingham City University (BCU), and his responsibilities involve postgraduate course associated operational administration, curriculum development and quality management and enhancement.

His current research focuses on developing smartphone-based multispectral imaging system for mobile skin diagnosis and disease management.

Before he joined BCU, he have worked as a lecturer in Medical Imaging (Medical Physicist) for ~2 years at Teesside University involving designing and delivering modules and assisting in curriculum design for Bsc & Msc healthcare profession courses. This involved managing timetabling, assessment & feedback, and developing innovative teaching techniques such as research-lead teaching. Before he joined Teesside, he have worked as a university teaching associate in Physics for ~2 years at the University of Sheffield, involving delivering core physics modules as module leaders and personal tutors.

2008-2017: Dr Lu was a post-doctoral research associate at the University of Sheffield, Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering at the lab of Prof. Steve Matcher. His work focused on the development and application of novel biophotonic tools such as optical coherence tomography (OCT) and polarisation OCT to aid the characterisation of biological tissues including tendon, cartilage, the human eye and skin to improve cancer detection and treatment. As a key researcher, he has finished three EPSRC projects.

2004-2008: Dr Lu obtained his PhD in Engineering Photonics from Cranfield University, where he developed a novel planar Doppler velocimetry system using an optical interferometric filter and imaging fibre bundles.

1994-2004: After completing an undergraduate degree in physics and a master’s degree in optical engineering, Dr Lu started his industry career as a R&D engineer with Accelink Technologies Limited, Wuhan, China, where he designed fibre-optic components.

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