Dr Yingtao Tian


Research Overview

Yingtao Tian received BEng & MEng in Welding Science and Technology from Harbin Institute of Technology, China, and PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Loughborough University in 2010. He then worked as a knowledge transfer researcher at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in 2011 developing a novel process of producing high density interconnections. In 2012, he started working at Birmingham University on developing high precision manufacturing process for terahertz microwave components. He successfully assembled the first 700GHz waveguide based on SU8. In 2013, he moved to The University of Manchester working on laser processing of aerospace materials, laser-materials interaction, post-processing of additive manufactured components, laser welding of dissimilar materials and advanced materials characterisation techniques etc. Since 2018, he joined the Department of Engineering at Lancaster University as a Lecturer and his research interests focus on advanced laser processing, additive manufacturing & 3D printing, micro-fabrication etc.