Jiayong Cao received the B.S. and M.S. degree from Fuzhou University, Fuzhou, China, in 1995 and 1998 respectively, the Ph.D degree from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China, in 2003.
Since 2015, he was an associate professor in the School of Mechanical Engineering of Shanghai Institute of Technology (SIT), Shanghai, China. Before joining SIT, he was an associate professor in the School of Mechanical Engineering of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China. From 2013 to 2014, he was also a visiting scholar in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of California, Los Angeles. His main research interests are in the areas of magnetic machinery, motion control and mechatronics. He has chaired or participated in 5 projects of the National Natural Resources Fund and completed 1 project of the China Postdoctoral Fund. He has published more than 20 papers in journals. More than 10 papers have been included in SCI/EI. Six patents have been applied for in China and the United States (four of which have been granted patent rights). His main courses include Mechanical Design, Mechanical Principle, Interchangeability and Measurement Technology, Intelligent Detection Technology.