Feng graduated with a BSc in Mathematics from Anhui Normal University (China) in 2007. After graduating, he went on to Shanghai University (China) to carry out research on hydroelastic interaction between water waves and very large floating structure (VLFS) as part of a MEng programme, under the supervision of Prof Dong Qiang Lu (http://my.shu.edu.cn/en/dqlu). In 2010, he started his PhD programme at the University of Nottingham, investigating self-excited oscillations in a flexible-channel flow, under the supervision of Prof Oliver E. Jensen and Prof John Billingham. Feng subsequently moved to the University of Manchester and took up a postdoctoral research associate position, working on uncertainty quantification. He is currently carrying out a research fellowship at the Unversity of Birmingham, where he is developing computational methods for stochastic partial differential equations with Dr Alex Bespalov.