Yuen Yiu has a Ph.D. in Physics from University of Tennessee and a bachelor's degree, also in Physics, from University of Michigan. During his time as a scientific researcher he worked at numerous institutions including Brookhaven National Lab, Oak Ridge National Lab, Ames National Lab, and Argonne National Lab. His area of expertise includes various investigative techniques using X-Ray and neutron scattering on materials. Originally from Hong Kong, Yuen is fluent in both Cantonese and Mandarin. In Yuen’s spare time he enjoys running and playing music.