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g.yu@hud.ac.uk | 01484 47


Dr. Guoyu Yu joined the University of Huddersfield in March 2016 as a Senior Research Fellow. He has a first degree in Optical Engineering from Changchun Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, China, and a Masters degree in Optics and a PhD in Fibre Bragg grating for microwave photonics and sensing from Aston University.

Dr. Yu first started his career in optics in 1990 after his first degree. His research interest gradually turned into fibre optics and after completing his PhD, he has worked at Nortel Networks on 40 gbs GaAs modulators as a Product R&D Engineer, at UCL on multimode waveguides for optical computing as a Research Fellow, and at the University of Teesside on cavity ring-down spectrometer.

In 2005 he moved to North Wales to work on processing large optics where he was employed by Glyndwr University as a Senior Research Lecturer until joining the University of Huddersfield in 2016.

Dr. Yu is a specialist in optical engineering. His research work in optics has been cited world wide and he has given invited talks in international conferences and research institutes. He is a member and reviewer of the Optical Society of America. 

Research and Scholarship

Current research projects:

  • Novel Mathematical Techniques for Advanced Tool-paths to Transform High-value Optical Fabrication
  • Developing an integrated system to enable a robot arm to speak with a Zeeko machine to automate currently manual operations

Publications and Other Research Outputs


Yu, G., Walker, D., Li, H., Zheng, X. and Beaucamp, A. (2017) ‘Research on edge-control methods in CNC polishingJournal of the European Optical Society-Rapid Publications , 13 (24). ISSN 1990-2573

Faehnle, O., Reynolds, C., Yu, G. and Walker, D. (2017) ‘Machine acceleration effects on computer controlled polishingOptical Fabrication and Testing Conference Proceedings 2017 .

Walker, D., Yu, G., Li, H., Reynolds, C. and Bibby, M. (2016) ‘Closing the Metrology – Process Loop in CNC PolishingSPIE - International Society for Optical Engineering. Proceedings , 10009. ISSN 0277-786X

Conference Item

Zhang, P., Li, J., Yu, G. and Walker, D. (2016) ‘Development of Swinging Part Profilometer’. In: Optics and Measurement 2016, 11th-14th October 2016, Liberec, Czech Republic


Invited Speaker for:

  • “Research on Fabrication of Mirror Segments for E-ELT,” SPIE AOMATT conference, Xiamen, China, April 2012
  • “Processing and Metrology of Large Aspherical Mirrors” The Institute of Optics and Electronics, Chengdu, China, May 2012

 Academic collaboration with Space Optics Research Center of Harbin Institute of Technology

Member of Optical Society of America

Research Degree Supervision