NTU IS REALLY OPEN TO IDEAS AND TO YOU AS A PERSON.
SEE THE POSSIBILITY TO PRODUCE ENOUGH FOOD FOR OUR GROWING POPULATION THROUGH VERTICAL FARMING.
I SEE POSSIBILITIES FOR VERTICAL FARMING TO PRODUCE UP TO TEN TIMES MORE FOOD THAN WE DO NOW.
It does not require soil, saving space and energy and multiplying crop yield. It has been shown to improve food security; to bring economic, environmental and social benefits to cities; and to improve the resilience of urban areas.
Tell us of a future you'd like to create and we'll give you the resources to make things happen.
THESE POSSIBILITIES ONLY EXIST BECAUSE NTU'S SUPPORT, FUNDING AND RESOURCES ALLOW ME TO FOCUS ON MY RESEARCH.
If I have a good idea, I'm encouraged to fully explore it.
Two years ago, I moved from my previous university to NTU. At NTU they are really open – open to you as a person, open to your needs, and open to the opportunities you want to develop and explore.
MY NAME IS CHUNGUI LU.
I am a Professor at the School of Animal, Rural & Environmental Sciences.
Prior to joining NTU, Professor Lu was Director of the Centre for Urban Agriculture at the University of Nottingham. Professor Lu graduated with an MSc in Plant Science from Yangzhou University, China, in 1992 and gained a PhD in Plant Molecular Biology from the University of Nottingham in 2000. Following postdoc positions at the University of Wales in Bangor and the University of Bristol, he took up a joint post as a Lecturer / Senior Lecturer at NTU / UoN in 2006. Professor Lu taught across 12 modules (e.g. Advanced Omics Technologies, Genetic Analysis & Bioinformatics, Genetic Crop Improvement, Transferable Skills) whilst working in the School of Biosciences at the University of Nottingham. He joined NTU full-time in 2016.