Leyu Han received her Bachelor of Science with first class honours at the University of Birmingham in 2016. She was awarded the Distinguished Alumni Scholarship that same year to pursue an MRes in Pure Mathematics under the supervision of Dr Simon Goodwin.
Due to her excellent performance both in taught and research modules, she successfully transferred from the MRes programme onto the fast-track PhD programme. From 2017 to 2020, she was awarded a Birmingham Doctoral Scholarship to support her PhD study. She graduated in 2020, after submitting her thesis entitled 'Centres of Centralizers of Nilpotent Elements in Simple Lie Superalgebras'.
Leyu worked as a teaching associate from 2016 to 2020, demonstrated undergraduate mathematics support classes and provided feedback to student dissertations.
In 2021, she was awarded an EPSRC research fellowship, held at the University of Birmingham.