Lu Yanqing


Lu Yanqing


Address: Room C313, CEAS Building, Xianlin Campus, Nanjing University

Tel: 025-89682846


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Nanophotonics; Fiber optics; Liquid crystal optics


Lu Yanqing is the Vice president of Nanjing University, Professor of Department of Optical Engineering and Quantum Electronics, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Nanjing University. He is also a Distinguished Professor of Changjiang Scholars Program, a winner of the National Science Foundation for Distinguished Young Scholars, and the principal investigator at the Nanjing National Laboratory of Microstructures (under construction).

Prof. Lu received his bachelor’s in 1991 and doctorate in 1996 from Nanjing University’s Department of Physics and started to teach at the university after graduation. In 2000, he went to the United States and started to work on applied engineering technology. He accumulated much experience in the development and manufacturing of optoelectronic products before he rejoined Nanjing University at the end of 2006.

Prof. Lu also serves as the director of Chinese Physical Society’s Liquid Crystal Committee, the Executive Editor-in-Chief of “Chinese optics letters”(COL), a deputy editor of “Liquid crystal and display”. He is the Fellow of the Chinese Optical Society (COS), and the Fellow of the Optical Society (OSA), member of SPIE, SID, the senior member of IEEE Photonics Society (Since 2004) and Member of the Board of Directors of the International Liquid Crystal Society (ILCS) (Since 2017).

He is also a member of the central committee of Jiusan Society, a member of All-China Youth Federation, a member of the National Committee of China Association for Science and Technology, and a member of the Jiangsu Provincial CPPCC. He has won many awards, including the title of “Jiangsu Top 10 Outstanding Young Technology Leaders,” the 2007 Jiangsu Youth May-Fourth Medal and the 2007 China Youth May-Fourth Medal.

In research, he has taken charge of a number of national projects such as those of the National Key R&D Program of China, the National High-Tech R&D Program of China (the 863 Program), the National Key Basic Research Program (the 973 Program) and the National Natural Science Foundation. He focuses his research on dielectric superlattice, fiber optic sensing technology and liquid crystal optics. So far, he has published over 200 papers (which have been cited for more than 5,000 times) on such SCI journals as Science, Sci. Adv., Nat. Comm., PRL, Adv. Mater. etc. In 1999, his team project was honored with such titles as “Ten Major Scientific and Technological Achievements of China's Colleges and Universities” and “10 Top News Stories of the Basic Research in China.” He was also one of the winners of first prize of the 2006 National Natural Science Award with the team project “The Design and Fabrication of Dielectric Superlattice Materials and their Properties and Applications.”