Author: GUO Naifei |
Dr. ZHANG Xuejun, a researcher of Changchun Institute of Optics, Fin Mechanics and Physics (CIOMP), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), was elected as an academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE) Member (Information and Electronic Engineering Department), announced on the website of the CAE on November 22, 2023.
Dr. ZHANG is a leading researcher of optical camera technology for the core payload of remote sensing satellites. He has long been committed to tackling high-performance space optical system technology, and has made systematic and creative contributions in the design of new space cameras and high-precision manufacturing theory and methods for optical systems, integrated manufacturing processes and equipment for complex surfaces, as well as "zero gravity" installation technology for large aperture and long focal length space cameras. His work helped to spearhead the development of resolution and coverage width of China's space visible light cameras.
Currently serving as the director of CIOMP, Dr. ZHANG received a bachelor degree in metallography in 1990 from Jilin University of Technology, and later master and doctoral degrees from CIOMP in 1993 and 1997. He also worked as an assistant researcher at the University of Arizona in the United States between 1997 and 1998.
Dr. ZHANG was selected for the CAS "Hundred Talents Program" in 1998, and awarded the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars and granted a special allowance by the State Council of China in 1999. He was elected SPIE Fellow in 2015, fellow of the Chinese Society of Optical Engineering in 2022, and fellow of the Chinese Optical Society in 2023. He won two 2nd prizes of the National Science and Technology Progress Award and six 1st prizes of the provincial and ministerial level. In 2014, Dr. Zhang was awarded the Guanghua Engineering Science and Technology Youth Award. In 2018, he was awarded the Qian Xuesen Outstanding Contribution Award by the Aerospace Foundation. He holds 56 authorized invention patents, published 185 SCI and EI indexed papers, and supervised 51 master's and doctoral students.