Professor GAO Hongjun, an experimental condensed matter physicist, is now a Vice President of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). He was born in Anhui Province in 1963 and obtained his MS and Ph.D. degrees from Peking University in 1991 and 1994, respectively. He used to serve as Deputy Secretary-General and Director-General of Bureau of Frontier Sciences and Education of CAS. He was elected CAS Member in 2011 and Fellow of The World Academy of Sciences for the advancement of science in developing countries (TWAS) in 2012. He is now a member of the Standing Committee of the 13th China People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) and was a member of the Standing Committee of the 12th CPPCC.
Dr. GAO was appointed Vice President of the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS) and Chair of the UCAS Academic Committee of Sciences. He was the Scientific Secretary of the International Union of Vacuum Science, Technology, and Applications (IUVSTA) in the triennium 2004-2007, and the Chairman of the NSTD, IUVSTA (2010-2013). From 1997 to 2000, he worked at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) as a Guest Scientist. He has served as an Associate Editor for Appl. Phys. Lett. from 2010 to 2018 and editorial board members for several international journals.
Dr. GAO has made significant contributions in construction and physical properties of quantum nanostructures and scanning tunneling microscopy/spectroscopy. He was awarded the "Humboldt Research Award 2010", the "TWAS Prize in Physics 2009", the "OCPA AAA (Robert Prize)" (OCPA: the Overseas Chinese Physics Association; AAA: Achievement in Asia Award), the "TAN KAH KEE Science Award (Mathematics and Physics)", "2012 Science and Technology Awards of the Ho Leung Ho Lee", and "2013’s Outstanding Science and Technology Achievement Prize of the Chinese Academy of Sciences", etc.
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