Dr Lei Su
BSc, MRes, PhD, FHEA


Research Funding

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Current Funded Research Projects

Bench-top single optical fibre microendoscope- IAA Large grant

Funding source: EPSRC IAA
Start: 10-03-2020  /  End: 31-03-2022
Amount: £40,000

This project aims to develop a benchtop single optical fibre imaging probe.


Funding source: EU Commission - Horizon 2020
Start: 01-10-2018  /  End: 30-09-2020
Amount: £156,364

In this project, the Marie Curie Fellow will develop an optical fibre based image-guided surgery system based on the state-of-the-art optical-fibre laser technologies.

Previous Funded Research Projects

International Exchanges Scheme: China

Funding source: The Royal Society
Start: 31-03-2017  /  End: 31-03-2020

The aim of this project aims is to build bilateral research and teaching collaborations between QMUL and Jiangsu Normal University in China.

Innovation Fund Phase 2: A New Imaging Optical Fibre

Funding source: E.P.S.R.C.
Start: 01-08-2016  /  End: 31-03-2017

Flexible Single-Optical-Fibre Endoscope 2

Funding source: E.P.S.R.C.
Start: 01-12-2015  /  End: 30-11-2016

This project is to develop ultra-thin and high-resolution imaging probe.

AquaMMS - to develop a fluorescence sensor for aquaculture monitoring

Funding source: EU FP7
Start: 01-11-2013  /  End: 31-10-2015

This is an EU FP7 Project led by Professor Steve Taylor and Dr Iain Young . As a Co-I of this project, Dr Lei Su and his team developed a fluorescence sensor for heavy-metal-ion detection in aquaculture.

Remsdaq 4

Funding source: TSB (Innovate UK)
Start: 01-06-2014  /  End: 31-08-2015

This is a TSB KTP project with Remsdaq Ltd. to develop the next-generation optical security sensor product.

Flexible Single-Optical-Fibre Endoscope 1

Funding source: EPSRC
Start: 31-08-2014  /  End: 31-08-2015

This project aims to develop the flexible version of single optical fibre imaging probes and endoscopes. The device to be developed will be ultra-slim, high-resolution, wide-field, lensless, low cost and disposable.

Single multimode-fibre imaging: a new tool for high-resolution, wide-field, in-vivo microscopy and diagnostics

Funding source: Royal Society
Start: 01-11-2013  /  End: 31-10-2014

This project is to develop multimode optical fibre based imaging probes.

Small Items of Research Equipment at the University of Liverpool

Funding source: EPSRC
Start: 01-11-2012  /  End: 31-03-2013

Dr Lei Su was one of the young early career researchers (ECRs) at UoL to receive research support for the cross-disciplinary field of Healthcare Technologies. The funding was primarily used to build a micro-Raman system.