Li Jianyong is a doctoral supervisor and renowned professor at Beijing Jiaotong University. He is now dean of the School of Mechanical, Electronic and Control Engineering. Professor Li has long been engaged in the teaching and research of advanced manufacturing, mechatronics and intelligent engineering. He won the third prize for Progress in Science and Technology by Ministry of Railways in 1994, and was designated Beijing Outstanding Young Teacher in 1996. He has been a leader or participant in more than 20 projects including National "863 Projects" and those funded by the Natural Science Foundation of China. Li has published over 50 academic papers and obtained two state-authorized patents.

Since 2009, he has been the editor for the course Introduction to Mechatronics System Design in the Machine Design and Automation program at the OUC.