Dr Yu Liang obtained his PhD from Tianjin University (China) in 2013. Prior to working as Senior Deputy Director of Confucius Institute at UQ, he had been working as an associate professor at Tianjin University. His principal research interests are in the fields of digital logic circuitry and digital system design. His current work focuses on microwave dielectric materials and devices as well as the design of very large-scale integrated circuitry.