Qihuang Gong received the B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in physics from Peking University, China in 1983 and 1989, respectively. In 1988 and 1989, he studied atomic optics at Manchester University, UK. He is currently a Full Professor and a Cheung Kong Scholar at the Physics Department, Peking University. Moreover, he has been appointed as the Director of both the State Key Laboratory for Artificial Microstructure and Mesoscopic Physics as well as the Institute of Modern Optics, Peking University. His current research interests are in ultrafast optics and spectroscopy, nonlinear optics, and mesoscopic optical devices for applications in optical information processing and communication. Professor Gong has authored more than 200 articles. He also serves as a Topic Editor of Optics Letters, an Advisor Editor of Chemical Physics Letters, an Editorial Board Member of the Journal of Optics, and an Associate Editor-in-Chief at Chinese Physics B, Chinese Optics Letters, Acta Physics Sinica (in Chinese), and Quantum Electronics (in Chinese). He was also elected as an Executive Council Member of Chinese Optics Society and Chinese Physical Society. Moreover, he served as a Member of the International Council of Optical Society of America (OSA), a Fellow of IoP, and a Cochair of Asian Intense Laser Network.