Obtained BSc and PhD degree at Electronic Engineering Department, Shandong University, China in 1983 and at Materials Engineering Department, Brunel University, UK in 1999 respectively. He has been working on R&D of Optical Fibre Sensors (OFS) since 1990. Currently associated with Shandong Academy of Science as Director of Shandong OFS Key Lab, founder and CEO of Shandong Micro-Sensor Photonics Ltd., China. Deputy director of “International Joint R&D Centre on Optical Fibre Sensors for IOT of Safety”. Initiated the international conference series of Optical Fibre and Photonic Sensors for Industrial and Safety Applications.
In the last 12 years Tongyu Liu has been focusing on R&D and commercialization of OFS methane and multi gas sensors and distributed temperature sensors for coal mine safety monitoring and smart city applications. Recent interests focus on fibre optic and photonics sensors for food safety and bio-medical applications. Author or co-author of 20 patents and over 100 journal and conference papers in the OFS area.