Jiayu Rao received the 1st honor M.Sc. degree in Electronics Science and Technology from the China University of Mining and Technology (CUMT), in 2018. He is currently pursuing the Ph.D. degree under the supervising of Pro. Jiasheng Hong in the Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering at Heriot-Watt University (HWU).

His research interests include RF/microwave passive devices miniaturization and integration, such as high-Q filters, filter /antennas and filter / antenna arrays using 3-D metal printing and SIW technologies.