Jingyi Yang obtained her bachelor's degree in aerospace engineering from Nanyang Technological University, during which, she researched under Professor Quang Cuong Pham's supervision on robot motion planning for aircraft departure managements. She then joined Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore working on advanced manufacturing for aircraft interior components. After that, Jingyi joined University of Oxford, where she completed her D.Phil in the Department of Engineering Science, under the supervision of Professor Zhong You. She researched origami- and kirigami-adapted thick-panel folding schemes for aerospace applications.
Jingyi stayed in Oxford as a postdoctoral researcher at engineering department as well as a research fellow and tutor at Keble College. She is now researching deployable structures for wave energy converters with Professor Zhong You and collaborators from University of Plymouth and University of Southampton.