Academic Experience

1985-1987, Exchange graduate student, Princeton University (USA)

1990, PhD in P hysics , Peking University (China)

1990 -1991, Postdoc, in Dingsheng Wang's group, Institute of Physics (CAS, China)

1991-1992, Postdoc, in Guy Allan's group, Laboratoire d'Etude des Surface at Interfaces (CNRS, France)

1992-1995, Postdoc/Research Staff, University of Houston (USA)

1995-present, Professor, Institute of Physics (CAS, China)

1999-2007, Director, Institute of Physics (CAS, China)

2000-present, Honorary Professor, Department of Physics, Hong Kong Univ ersity (Hong Kong)

2000-2001, Founding Director, International Center for Quantum Structures (CAS, China)

2001-2002, JSPS Professor, Tohoku University (Japan)

2004-2009, Founding co-Director, Beijing National Laboratory for Condensed Matter Physics (China)

2006, Distinguished Lecturer, Australian National University (Australia)

2006-2007, AvH Professor, Fritz-Haber Institute der MPG (Germany)

2008-2009, GCEP Visiting Scholar, Department of Applied Physics, Stanford University, USA (

2008-2009, Deputy General Secretary, Chinese Academy of Sciences

2008-2009, Executive President, Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences

2009 (Oct.-Dec.), Visiting Professor, Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, UC Santa Barbara, (USA)

2009-2010, Chair Professor of Physics, Dean of the School of Physics and the Graduate School, Peking University

2011-2012 Provost & Executive Vice President, Peking University

2012 (Jan.-Feb.), Visiting Professor, International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy

2013 (Jan.-Feb.), Visiting Professor, Department of Physics, University of Chile, Santiago, Chile

2013-2015, President, Peking University