Prof.Yu Xiaozhou is the Assistant Dean at the School of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Dalian University of Technology. He got his doctor's degree from Northwestern Polytechnical University in 2006. In 2009, he became the Vice Director of Shaanxi Engineering Laboratory for Microsatellites. From 2016 to 2017, he visited the Delft University of Technology as a senior visiting scholar. In 2017, he became the Vice Director of the National United Engineering Laboratory of Microsatellite Technology and Application. Now He is the Vice Chairman of the Space Universities Administrative Committee of the International Astronautical Federation, Vice Chairman of the technical Committee of Parallel Control and Management of China Automation Society, and member of the Small Satellite Technical Committee of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

Prof.Yu Xiaozhou has been the project investigator in dozens of space projects. He is the project investigator of a 2U CubeSat Aoxiang-1 (launched in 2017), the project manager of the 12U CubeSat Star of AoXiang (launched in 2016), and 12U CubeSat Lianli. For his contribution to space research, he received several academic awards, including the Young Space Leader Award from the International Astronautic Federation, the Gold Medal of the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition of the 18th China Association for Science and Technology Workers Annual Congress, the first prize of Science and Technology Progress Award from Shaanxi provincial government, etc. As a university professor, he contributed to education and also one of the main organizers in several student spacecraft competitions. He received many teaching awards, including the second prize of Teaching Achievement Award from the Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China, the special prize of Teaching Achievement Award from Shaanxi province, the first prize of Teaching Achievement awards from Northwestern Polytechnical University.