YAO Jianquan was born in Shanghai in 1939. He is the professor of College of Precision Instruments and Opto-Electronics Engineering at Tianjin University. He was elected as the academician of the Chinese Academy of Science. Prof.Yao has taken up various important academic leadership roles, such as council member of The Chinese Optical Society(COS),deputy director of laser division of COS, deputy director of Tianjin Laser Society, deputy director Institute of Modern Optical Instruments at Tianjin University, member of The Optical Society of America, member of SPIE, visiting fellow of Center for Laser at University of Southern California. He was also nominated as the member of the national committee of CPPCC, member of the 8th China Association for Promoting Democracy, member of the Standing Committee of 9th and 10th China Association for Promoting Democracy, vice chairman of 10th CPPCC in Tianjin and chairman of 10th Tianjin Municipal Committee for Promoting Democracy.
B.A. College of Precision Instruments and Opto-Electronics Engineering, Tianjin University, Tianjin, China Jul.1962
M.S College of Precision Instruments and Opto-Electronics Engineering，Tianjin University, Tianjin, China Jul. 1965
Further study on laser technology at Stanford University and University of California from 1980 to 1982.
Sep.1962 Faculty, College of Precision Instruments and Opto-Electronics Engineering，Tianjin University
1979-1988 Director, Laser Teaching & Research Office, Tianjin University
Deputy Director, Institute of Modern Optical Instruments, Tianjin University
Deputy Director, Center for Optoelectronics, Tianjin University
Director, Institute of Laser and Optoelectronics, Tianjin University
1998 Honorary Dean, College of Precision Instruments and Opto-Electronics Engineering，Tianjin University
1984 Professor & Ph.D. Supervisor, Tianjin University
1997 Academician, Chinese Academy of Science
Prof. Yao is the deputy director of the laser division of The Chinese Optical Society, council member of Optoelectronic Branch of The Chinese Institute of Electronics, member of Academic Committee of National Key Laboratory on Laser Technology at Huazhong University of Science and Technology, member of Academic Committee of National Key Laboratory on Materials at Shandong University, member of Academic Committee of Optoelectronic Information, Science & Technology Laboratory in Tianjin University and Nankai University respectively.
Prof.YAO Jianquan’s main research interest is laser and nonlinear optical frequency conversion technology and he developed the theory of high power frequency doubling laser. His calculation of optimum phase match parameters for biaxial crystal is named as YAO Technology and Yao Methodology and are used widely in the international academic field. For new laser application and technology, he developed high efficiency solid-state laser, tunable laser, high power frequency doubling laser all of which achieved world advanced level.
high efficiency solid-state laser, tunable laser, high power frequency doubling laser, terahertz source and the application, and micro nanophotonics.
Awards & Honors：
The Second Prize of National Scientific and Technological Invention Awards in 1998
Special Awards of Chinese Academy of Science in 1993
The First Prize of Military Award for Scientific and Technological Progress in 1996
Eureka International Expo Gold Medal & Chivalric order in 1997
YAO Jianquan is the pioneer and leader in laser and optoelectronics in China for his world leading research in this area, and he has made great contribution on laser technology development in China.