Professor of Physics and the Dean of the School of the Gifted Young University of Science and Technology of China (USTC)
Zheng-Tian Lu is a Yan Ji Ci Professor of Physics and the Dean of the School of the Gifted Young, the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC). He received a B.Sc. from USTC in 1987 and a Ph.D. from UC Berkeley in 1994. Prior to rejoining USTC in 2015 under the Chinese National Recruitment Program for Global Experts, he was a Senior Scientist at Argonne National Laboratory and a Professor (part-time) at The University of Chicago. Throughout his career, Lu has been developing techniques of laser manipulation and laser spectroscopy of atoms, and applying these techniques to ultrasensitive trace analysis, studying nuclear structure, and testing fundamental symmetries. He received a U.S. Presidential Early Career Award in 2000, was elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society in 2006, and received the Society’s Francis M. Pipkin Award in 2009. He served as a member of the U.S. Nuclear Science Advisory Committee in 2011-2013, and as Chair of the Topical Group of Precision Measurement and Fundamental Constants of the American Physical Society in 2015-2016. He currently serves on the advisory boards of the Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics, Germany, the National Institute of Metrology, China, and the National Laboratory of Physical Sciences at the Microscale, China.