Dr Luo is an Associate Professor in Medical Technology in the School of Applied Sciences at London South Bank University (LSBU). He was awarded his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Dublin City University, Ireland in 2004 for his work on the development of a vibration device for muscle strength and power training. Prior to that, he had worked as a researcher for 10 years in China Astronaut Research and Training Centre in Beijing on the biomechanical effect of vibration and impact on human body.
Between 2005 and 2010 Dr Luo had been a research associate on spine biomechanics in Bristol University. He then worked as a Senior Lecturer in the University of Roehampton, London before joining LSBU in 2016.
Dr Luo has expertise in areas such as human vibration and impact, spine biomechanics, and physical activity monitoring for musculoskeletal health. His research work has won a number of prestigious awards, including the 2014 Annual Biomechanics prize of the International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine (ISSLS) and 2010 Best Basic Science Paper Prize of the British Spine Society. His current research interest is on the development of new technologies to promote healthy ageing and to treat ageing-related musculoskeletal disorders.