Zhiyuan Li received his BS in Optoelectronics from the University of Science and Technology of China in 1994 and his PhD degree in Optics from Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1999 before working in several institutions in Hong Kong and United States of America. He is currently a professor in physics and principal investigator in the Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing. Prof. Li’s research interests include theory, experiment, and application of photonic crystals, nonlinear and ultrafast optics, plasmonics, and optical tweezers. He is the author or coauthor of more than 340 peer-reviewed papers in Chem. Soc. Rev., Phys. Rev. Lett., J. Am. Chem. Soc.，Adv. Mater., Nano Lett., Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., Scientific Reports, Light: Science & Applications, Phys. Rev., Appl. Phys. Lett., Opt. Lett., Opt. Express, and other physics, optics, chemistry, and materials science journals. These papers have been cited by about 13,000 times. He serves as a Co-Editor of EPL and the editorial board member of Acta Optica Sinica, Chhinese Science Bulletin, and Advanced Optical Materials. He has presented over 50 invited talks in international conferences and 20 invited talks in domestic conferences. He was awarded the Chinese Academy of Sciences President Special Prize in 1999, China Ministry of Education National 100 Excellent Doctoral Thesis Prize in 2001, China National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars in 2005, and Chinese Optical Society Wang Da-Heng Prize in 2011.