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 Professor Mietek Brdys.
Following his BEng, Yongjing did a cross-disciplinary PhD on self-healing composites at the same university under the supervision of Professor Duc Truong Pham. He completed his PhD in 2016 and his work received international recognition and was highlighted in media and news journals including The Engineer, Materials Today and Science Daily.
From 2016 to 2020, Yongjing was a research engineer investigating robotic disassembly and autonomous remanufacturing.
Yongjing was appointed an Assistant Professor in 2020.