Dr Liyang Yue received his BSc degree (2008) in Electromechanical Engineering from Souch China University of Technology, P.R. China and MSc degree (2009) in Advanced Manufacturing System from University of Liverpool, UK. In 2013, he was awarded a PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Manchester, UK.
He worked as a research engineer at Advanced Laser Technology Ltd, Manchester, UK from 2012 to 2014. In 2015, he joined Bangor University as the Sêr Cymru National Research Network (NRN) early career research fellow to carry out a project about 3D printing of functional metamaterials. In 2018 he was awarded a lectureship and keeps studying in the fields of micro 3D printing, laser material processing, and near-field optics.
He is also a member of The Optical Society of America (OSA) and was shortlisted for the 2017 Newton Prize for his project building a super-resolution metamaterial 3D printing system.