Dr Gang Lu is a Reader in Electronic Instrumentation with the School of Engineering and Digital Arts, University of Kent. He received his BEng degree in Mechanical Engineering from Central South University, China in 1982, and worked as an Engineer, Senior Engineer and Department Director in the Institute of Metallurgical Equipment Design and Research, Beijing, and Teesside Technology Centre, British Steel for fourteen years. Dr Lu returned to academia in 1996, and obtained his PhD degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Greenwich, UK in 2000. He was a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow/Associate with the University of Greenwich and the University of Kent before becoming a Lecturer in Electronic Instrumentation in the University of Kent in 2006 and Senior Lecturer in 2012.
Dr Lu’s main areas of expertise are in sensors, instrumentation, measurement, digital image/signal processing, 2-D and 3-D visualisation and characterisation for combustion systems, condition monitoring, machine learning for engineering solutions. He has been a principal investigator or co-investigator for a range of research projects on advanced monitoring and characterisation of flames in both lab- and industrial-scale fossil/biomass fuel combustion systems, supported by external and internal funding bodies including EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council), ERC (European Research Council), UKCCSRC (UK Carbon Capture & Storage Research Centre), BF2RA (Biomass and Fossil Fuel Research Alliance), Innovate UK, KIE (Kent Innovation & Enterprise), and UK industry (e.g., EDF, RWE Generation, EON UK, Drax Power Station, Doosan Babcock, British Sugar). Dr Lu has published more than 100 papers in peer reviewed journals and conference proceedings. His h-index is 25 with over 2100 citations. He was awarded the Engineering Innovation Prize (Energy) by the IET (Institution of Engineering and Technology) in 2006 in recognition of his contributions to flame visualisation and characterisation.
Dr Lu is a Chartered Engineer, Senior Member of IEEE, Member of the Energy Institute, and Fellow of Higher Education Academy.
Current and past research projects
Dr Lu has supervised more ten PhD students to successful completion.
Selected current and past PhD projects