Yongjing obtained his Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) degree with First-Class Honours in Electronic and Electrical Engineering at the University of Birmingham (2013), and BEng in Automation at Harbin Institute of Technology (2013). His work was related to the design of robot manipulator controllers under the supervision of Prof. Mietek Brdys. Following his BEng, Yongjing did a cross-disciplinary PhD at the University of Birmingham under the supervision of Prof. Duc T. Pham.
During his PhD research, the focus of Yongjing’s work was on self-healing composites materials. He started this brand new research direction in the school in 2013. He worked closely with colleagues in the school to build Self-healing Materials Laboratory and international collaborations. In 2016, his work received international recognition and was highlight in media and news journals like The Engineer, Materials Today and Science Daily.
Yongjing submitted his PhD thesis and became a Research Fellow in October 2016.