Yong Zhao was born in Shenyang, China, in 1973. He received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in precision instrument and automatic measurement from the Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, Heilongjiang, China, in 1996, 1998, and 2001, respectively. He was awarded a First Prize Scholarship in 2000 by the China Instrument and Control Society and the Sintered Metal Corporation (SMC) Scholarship in Japan. He served as a Postdoctor at the Department of Electronic Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, from 2001 to 2003, and then worked as an Associate Professor at the Department of Automation, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. From 2005 to 2006, he was a Visiting Scholar of University of Illinois in Urbana-Champagne, Urbana and Champagne, Ill, USA. Now he is working at Northeastern University, Boston, Mass, USA, as a Full Professor. As a Leader of his research group, his current research interests are the development of fiber-optic sensors and device, fiber Bragg grating sensors, laser and optical inspection technologies, and their industrial applications. He has authored and coauthored nearly 100 scientific papers, patents, and conference presentations. He is an Editor and Board Member of the Sensor Letters.
Biography Updated on 29 December 2010