09/2015- present: Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Queen Mary University of London
08/2012-08/2015: Lecturer, University of Liverpool
01/2011-07/2012: Postdoc, Imperial College London and St. Mary’s Hospital
08/2006-01/2011: Postdoc, University of Cambridge and Hughes Hall College
2006: PhD in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
1999, 2002: BEng and Master by Research in Electrical Engineering, Xi’an Jiaotong University, China
Lei received both his Bachelor and Master degrees in Electrical Engineering with Prof Xiaolong Cao from Xi’an Jiaotong University, and PhD in Fibre Optics with Prof Chao Lu from Nanyang Technological University. This was followed by a five-year postdoctoral training on optical chemical sensors and spectroscopy with Prof Stephen Elliott in Chemistry at the University of Cambridge, where he was also an elected College Postdoctoral Research Associate of Hughes Hall. After that, he spent one and a half years on biomedical optics and tissue fusion with Prof Dan Elson and Prof George Hanna at St Mary’s Hospital and Imperial College London. Prior to this appointment, he was an academic member in the School of EEECS at the University of Liverpool.