Prof. Yang Zhao，Harbin Institute of Technology，China
Yang Zhao obtained his M.S. (2007) and Ph.D. (2010) both in Material Science from University of Dalian University of Technology. He joined Laser Institute of Shandong Academy of Sciences (LISDAS) as a research assistant in 2010. He became an associate Professor in 2012 and director of NDT Lab (2017). After one-year period (2014-2015) of visiting scholar at Northwestern University (USA), he began to the research on structure health monitoring (SHM) based on fiber optic sensing in Harbin Institute of Technology (Weihai). Prof. Zhao is currently the director of Key Lab of Photoacoustic Testing and Sensing Technology (Weihai), and he obtained the honor of outstanding young scientist in Shandong Academy of Sciences. He has obtained several funding, such as NSFC (Natural Science Foundation of China), International Cooperation Project supported by Ministry of Science and Technology and Outstanding Young Scientist Plan of Shandong Province, etc. Dr. Zhao has over 90 technical publications, in which more than 40 publications are indexed by SCI/EI.