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Prof. Chao LU obtained his BEng in Electronic Engineering from Tsinghua University, China in 1985. He received his MSc and PhD degree from University of Manchester, UK in 1987 and 1990 respectively. He joined the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University(NTU), Singapore in 1991 as a Lecturer and has served there as Senior Lecturer and Associate Professor until 2006. From June 2002 to December 2005, he was seconded to the Institute for Infocomm Research, Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore, as Program Director and Department Manager leading a research group in the area of optical communication and fibre devices. Since April 2006, he has been with the Department of Electronic and Information Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University as a Professor. He serves as a Visiting Professor to the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University(NTU) from Dec 2013 to Dec 2014.   Over the years, he has published more than 300 papers in major international journals such as Optics Express, Optics Letters, IEEE Photonic Technology Letters and IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Technology. He has presented many papers and has given a number of invited talks in major international conferences. He has been organizer or technical program committee member of many international conferences. His research interests are in the area of optical communication systems and networks, fibre devices for optical communication and sensor systems. In addition to academic research work, he has had many industrial collaborative research projects and has a number of awarded patents. He is a Fellow of OSA.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water

Education/Academic qualification

Bachelor of Engineering, Tsinghua University




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