Gui Yun Tian is Chair Professor of Sensor Technologies for the School of Engineering at Newcastle University and Adjunct Professor at the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China.
His research interest covers the areas of Sensors (electromagnetic and optical sensors in particular), Sensor Network, System design, Material Identification, and Networked Instrumentation with emphasis in technologies for Non-destructive testing and evaluation, i.e., crack and corrosion detection for the environment, material characterisation, energy and transport including airplanes, Image and Vision, Sensor fusion, Medicine, and Security applications. He is leading a research team that has developed novel technologies in the area of electromagnetic sensors and NDE, signal characterization including signal separation and reconstruction, and systems applications for sensor networks, robotics, and crime prevention. He has built strong relationships with international and UK industries such as Corus, TWI, Airbus, Holset, GE group, Rolls Royce, Javis, NPL, Sira Ltd, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, OutoKumpu, Alstom, AV-Nederland & AV-International, RD-Tech, Qinetiq, Home Office, Police service, etc.; and academic partners.
He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the journal of Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation. Because of the impact of his work in Engineering Science he has received many prestigious awards, e.g. International Technology Transformation (Cooperation) Award, Shenyang Academy of Instrumentation Science (National Engineering Research Centre of Sensors, China), International Science and Technology Cooperation Award, 2019, China Instrument and Control Society, Outstanding research achievement and impact award from the Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China 2019 (2nd class), ISEM award in recognition of sustainable contribution to NDE, JOHN GRIMWADE MEDAL, BINDT, Best papers in BINDT on RFID based corrosion detection and SensorComm 2011 on EM imaging for security, The Rank Prize Funds Symposium Optical Aspects of Non-destructive Testing, 2008, UK, Outstanding contribution to research, University of Huddersfield, Merit award, HEFCE Rewarding and Developing Staff initiative, UK, Joint invention award for “Colour Normalization Using Interest Points” from The Document Company XEROX, where only 3 invention awards were given from cooperative work with the company all over the world annually, Outstanding research award by the Chinese Ministry of Education and the Sichuan province, etc.