Academician Zhu Shiyao endowed ECNU Honorary Professor


Zhu Shiyao lectures on his academic findings.

ON April 20, Academician Zhu Shi Yao was endowed with the title of ECNU’s Honorary Professor.

200 students and faculty attended the ceremony for Zhu Shiyao, including ECNU leaders Tong Shijun, Ren Youqun and Sun Zhenrong.

On behalf of the University, Ren Youqun, executive vice chairman of the University Council & vice president of ECNU, presented the Honorary Professor Award Certificate to Academician Zhu. Cheng Ya, director of the School of Physicsand Material Sciences addressed the audience with a speech about Zhu’s achievements in education and science, emphasizing his contributions to the emerging academic fields at ECNU.

Zhu also addressed the crowd with his own speech, reminiscing on his life and time at ECNU, admiring campus life, his thoughts on scientific research, and statements about contributing more to society through education and science.

During the course of the ceremony, Zhu Shiyao lectured on his academic findings in “Experimental realization of superradiance lattice in Bose-Einstein condensates”. A Q&A session was held at the end for students who were inspired with questions about the Honorary Professor’s latest academic work.

A Q&A session is held at the end.

Zhu Shiyao was born in Shanghai on December 1945. He graduated from ECNU with an Undergraduate Degree in Physics in 1968, and in 1981 he graduated with a Master’s Degree from Shan Xi University in Optical Physics. He took up his Ph.D at Jiao Tong University in 1986 in Physics where he also worked as a full-time professor. In 1988 and 1992 he went to New Mexico University and Texas A&M University in the United States respectively as a research associate. After time spent abroad, he returned to China in 1993 to work at Hong Kong Baptist University.

Later on, from the period of 2010-2016, Prof. Zhu work in Beijing at the Computer Sciences Research Center of Quantum Optics and Quantum Information Laboratory. To date he works as an associate professor of physics in Zhejiang University and as the top scientist of Zhejiang University’s Quantum Information Interdisciplinary Center.

He has been awarded for his robust work in Quantum Optics, Laser Physics, and combined Light and Matter interdisciplinary studies. Including Third Prize in the 1999 National Natural Sciences, Second Prize in the 17th Annual Khwarizmi International Award in 2004, and the Willis E. Lamb Award for Laser Science and Quantum Optics in 2014. He is also a fellow member of the Institute of Physics in England, American Optics Institute, and the American Physics Institute. In 2010 he was selected into the second list of expert rosters for the “Thousand Talents Program” in China, and in 2015 he was made a academician in the Chinese Academy of Sciences. 


East China Normal University