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Yong Yan

Yong Yan Headshot Photo

Yong Yan is a Professor of Electronic Instrumentation and the Director of Research at School of Engineering and Digital Arts, the University of Kent, Canterbury, U.K. He received the B.Eng. and M.Sc. in instrumentation and control from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China in 1985 and 1988, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in particle flow measurement from the University of Teesside, Middlesbrough, U.K., in 1992. He started his academic career as an assistant lecturer at Tsinghua University in 1988. He worked as a lecturer with Teesside during 1993-1996, and then as a senior lecturer, reader and professor, respectively, with the University of Greenwich during 1996-2004. His research interests include sensors, instrumentation, measurement and condition monitoring. He has published in excess of 300 papers in journals and conference proceedings in addition to 12 research monographs. He was awarded the Achievement Medal by the IEE in 2003 and the Engineering Innovation Prize by the IET (IEE) in 2006. In recognition of his contributions to particle flow metering and flame imaging he was named an IEEE Fellow in 2011. He is the first IEEE Fellow in the field of instrumentation and measurement in the U.K. and has been a DL of the IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society since 2012.

University of Kent
Distinguished Lecturer (2015-2018)