Timur Zhao obtained a master's degree and a doctorate degree, and a teaching post at the National Laboratory of Fluid Power Transmission and Control, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Zhejiang University.
He left Zhejiang University in September 1995 as director and associate professor of the computer room of the laboratory.
After two years as a visiting scholar at the Technical University of Hamburg-Harburg he was engaged in hydraulic control oil circuit design and traffic signal network management. After settling in Canada, he first worked as a senior software engineer at Northern Telecom Canada, and later engaged in trademark, copyright, patent and other intellectual property registration work. Participated in the organization of many large-scale international conferences, and contributed to China-Canada and international cultural and artistic exchanges.