Liyang Shao, Ph. D, Professor. Dr. Shao received his Ph.D. degrees in Optical Engineering in 2008 from Zhejiang University, China. From 2001 to 2003 he was with O-NET Communications Ltd. and Focused Photonics Ltd, as a research engineer. He was with The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, as a research assistant/associate working on fiber grating devices and sensors. Then, he has worked as a Post Doctoral Fellow with the Department of Electronics at Carleton University in Canada. In 2011, He returns to The Hong Kong Polytechnic University for another postdoctoral research project. In 2012, he was granted the Endeavor Research Fellowship from Australian government and working with the Interdisciplinary Photonics Laboratory in the University of Sydney. In 2013, he joined Southwest Jiaotong University as a full professor. In 2015, he was granted Distinguished Young Professionals. In 2017, he joined the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering in Southern University of Science and Technology.
His research interests include fiber grating and sensors, distributed fiber optic sensing, microwave photonics for sensing, smart sensing systems for railway industry.
He acts as the principle investigator for several high-level projects, such as NSFC projects, International S&T cooperation program of china etc. He has authored/coauthored over 100 papers in the refereed international journals/conferences with a total citation of more than 2800 times (SCI citation of over 1600 times by the other researchers).