Xi’an Foreign Expert Selected as “the Most Influential Foreign Experts during 40 years of China’s Reform and Opening up”
Published:2018-05-06
 

2018 marks the 40th anniversary of reform and opening up in China, State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs P. R. China organized the selection of “the Most Influential Foreign Experts during 40 years of China’s Reform and Opening up”, which saw 40 winners nationwide selected, with Romano Rupp, a special term researcher of Xi'an Institute of Optics and Precision Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and winner of “Sanqin Friendship Award” included, being the only one from Chinese Academy of Sciences.

As a well known international scholar in the field of non-linear optics and professor of University of Vienna, Professor Rupp paid a visit and gave lecture to Xi'an Institute of Optics and Precision Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences at invitation for the first time in 2003. In the extensive academic exchanges of two weeks, Professor Rupp was highly interested in the research environment and fields of study of Xi'an Institute of Optics and Precision Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Since then, he began the decade long cooperation with Yao Baoli, researcher of the national key lab of transient optics and photon technology under Xi'an Institute of Optics and Precision Mechanics and made regular visits to Xi’an each year. The bilateral joint study expands from the earlier photochromic dynamics of organic molecules and biomolecular materials to anisotropic holographic grating diffraction, fabrication of photonic crystals by multi beam interference, vector beam control, digital holographic microscopy, and the efforts have been sponsored for two times by the bilateral scientific programs of Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology and the OAD of Austria. So far, both researchers have published 14 co-authored papers in industry journals such as Optics Letters, Optics Express and fruits of research are in constant citation by international colleagues, resulting in the enhanced academic level and international influence of Xi'an Institute of Optics and Precision Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences.

It is for recognizing the remarkable achievements and heartfelt friendship that the selection of the most influential foreign experts was carried out and at the same time the experience for work on introducing foreign talents to serve reform and opening up was also summed up. The event has received wide attention from the public, with 109 thousand valid online votes received and 40 foreign experts selected who are from the US, Germany, Canada, Japan, Belgium, Russia, Denmark, South Korea and Ukraine respectively.

[Source:Xi’an Daily]