Liyang SHAO--Associate Professor

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Prof. Shao liyang is a vice dean of school of innovation and entrepreneurship, a researcher and doctoral supervisor in the department of electronic and electrical engineering in Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech). He received his Ph.D. in Optical Engineering in Zhejiang University in 2008. He worked in many world leading universities and research institutions, including Carleton University, The University of Sydney, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Nanyang Technological University. Prof. Shao’s main research interests are distributed optical fiber sensing, fiber grating, fiber laser, photonic crystal fiber devices, micro-fiber (Nano-fiber) devices and sensing, microwave photonic sensing measurement, etc. At present, he has published more than 150 academic papers in major international journals and conferences, including more than 100 SCI papers, 2 international magazine review articles and more than 10 international conference reports. His total citation is over 3500 times (cited by others more than 2500 times according to SCI database). Besides, he also owns more than 10 China patents. His research “Microfiber Vector Tiltmeter” has been reproduced by Nature Photonic as Research Spotlight.

At present, he has undertaken more than 10 scientific research projects, such as the international cooperation project of the ministry of science and technology, National Natural Science Foundation of China (surface project), the high-level talent introduction fund of Sichuan province, the major project of the provincial science and technology department, the scientific research launch project of Shenzhen municipal government, and the outstanding young scholars fund of Southern University of Science and Technology. The vertical funding is nearly 10 million.


D. (joint program with Hong Kong Polytechnic University) 2008 Optical Engineering, Zhejiang University   Sep.2003-Jun. 2008

A. Optoelectronic Information Engineering, Zhejiang University Sep.1997-Jun. 2001

Working Experiences

2018-Present  Vice President of the school of innovation and entrepreneurship, Southern University of Science and Technology, Shenzhen, China

2017-Present   Associate Professor & Researcher  Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Southern University of Science and Technology, Shenzhen, China

2018-Sep.2018 Visiting Professor, School of Computing and Communications, University of Technology Sydney

2013-Jul. 2017  Professor  School of Information Science and Technology, Southwest Jiaotong University, Sichuan Province, China

2015-Aug.2017  Visiting Professor, School of Electronics and Computer Engineering, University of Ottawa, Canada

2011-Aug.2013  Postdoctoral Fellow  Department of Electrical Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University    

2012-Sep.2012  Senior Visiting Scholar  Photon Crosslink Laboratory, The University of Sydney, Australia

2009-Aug.2011  Postdoctoral Fellow Department of Electrical Engineering, Carleton University, Canada   

Aug.2006-Jun. 2009  Research Assistant Department of Mechanical Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University  

Research Introduction

Novel Micro-Structured Fiber and Its Application;

Brillouin Scattering based Distributed Fiber Sensing Technology;

Phase-Sensitive Optical Time Domain Reflectometry;

Microwave Photonic Sensing and Measurement;

Lidar for Security Application;

Applied Research of Optical Information and Sensing Technology on Rail Transit, Perimeter Monitoring, Earthquake Detection, Structure Health Monitoring, etc.

Awards & Honors

2019, Overseas High-level Talent Introduction Plan of Shenzhen( Level B )

2018, SUSTech Distinguished Young Scholars

2017, Outstanding Contribution Expertsof Sichuan Province

2016, ZhanTianyou Railway Scientific Awards for Young Scholars

2014, Overseas High-level Talent Introduction Plan of SichuanProvince

2012, “Endeavour Scholarship & Fellowship”by Australian Department of Education


  1. S. Bandyopadhyay,L. Y. Shao,*M. Smietana, J. Hu, C. Wang, Q. Wu, G. Q. Gu, Y. J. Liu, X. L. Chen, Z. Q. Song, X. F. Song, Q. L. Bao, “Nanocoating optimization for ultrasensitive label-free long-period fiber grating based biosensors”, submitted to Sensing and BioSensing Research
  2. J. Hu, L. Y. Shao,*G. Q. Gu, X. M. Zhang, Y. J. Liu, X. F. Song, Z.Q. Song, J.S. Feng, R. Buczyński, M. Śmietana, T. H. Wang, and T. T. Lang,*, "Dual Mach-Zehnder interferometer based on side-hole fiber for high-sensitivity refractive index sensing", IEEE Photonics Journal,1-1, 2019 (doi: 10.1109/JPHOT.2019.2948087)
  3. L. Y. Shao,*, S. Q. Liu, S. Bandyopadhyay, F. H. Yu, W. J. Xu, C. Wang, H. C. Li, M. I. Vai, L. L. Du and J. S. Zhang,  “Data-driven Distributed Optical Vibration Sensors: A Review”, IEEE Sensors Journal,1-1, 2019 (doi: 10.1109/JSEN.2019.2939486)
  4. X.F. Yang, S. Bandyopadhyay, L.Y. Shao*, D. R. Xiao, G. Q. Gu, Z. Q. Song, “Side-Polished DBR Fiber Laser with Enhanced Sensitivity for Axial Force and Refractive Index Measurement”, IEEE Photonics Journal 11(3),1-10, 2019 .
  5. H. Qian, L.-Y. Shao*, W. Zhang, X. Zhang, H. He, B. Luo, X. Zou, W. Pan, and L. Yan, “Fiber-optic viscometer with all-fiber acousto-optic superlattice modulated structure”, IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Technology 36(18), 4123-4128 (2018)
  6. H. He, L.-Y. Shao*, C. Wang, B. Luo, X. Zou, X. Zhang, W. Pan, and L. Yan, “Arbitrary Spectral Synthesis and Waveform Generation with HiBi Fiber Loop Mirrors”, IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 30 (10), 943-946 (2018)
  7. L.-Y. Shao, Z. Liu, J. Hu, D. Gunawardena, and H.-Y. Tam, "Optofluidics in Microstructured Optical Fibers," Micromachines 9, 145 (2018). (特邀综述论文
  8. H. He, L.-Y Shao*, H. Li, W. Pan, B. Luo, X. Zou, and L. Yan, "SNR enhancement in phase-sensitive OTDR with adaptive 2D bilateral filtering algorithm," IEEE Photonics Journal, vol. 9, no. 3, pp. 1-10, (June 2017)
  9. H. He, L.-Y Shao*, H. Qian, X. Zhang, J. Liang, B. Luo, W. Pan, and L. Yan, "Novel birefringence interrogation for Sagnac loop interferometer sensor with unlimited linear measurement range," Optics Express 25, 6832-6839 (2017).
  10. L.-Y. Shao*, M. Zhang, K. Xie, X. Zhang, P. Wang, and L. Yan, "The Longitudinal Force Measurement of CWR Tracks with Hetero-Cladding FBG Sensors: A Proof of Concept," Sensors 16, 2184 (2016).
  11. L.-Y. Shao*, J. Zhang, X.P. Zhang, W. Pan, and L.S. Yan “Refractive Index Sensing using Dual-Wavelength Fiber Laser Based on Thinned FBG”, IEEE Sensors Journal, 16 (23), 8463-8467(2016)
  12. L.-Y. Shao*, Y. Luo, Z. Zhang, X. Zou, B. Luo, W. Pan, and L. Yan, "Sensitivity-enhanced temperature sensor with cascaded fiber optic Sagnac interferometers based on Vernier-effect," Optics Communications 336, 73-76 (2015).

Recruitment Announcement

We are looking for ambitious, creative, and self-motivated postdocs, PhD students and research assistants. Postdoc position requires a major in optics, physics, signal processing or a similar background.

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