Experience and achievements：
Prof.Zhang obtained his bachelor's degree in Material Sciencefrom Zhejiang University in 1983andreceived his PhD from University of Rennes I in 1988. He has been engaged in researchwork for more than 10 years in high-tech companies and scientific research institutions, such as the Infrared Glass Branch of the UMICORE Company, France and the French National Centre for Scientific Research. He is currently the director of the Glass and Ceramics Laboratory at the University of Rennes I, France.
Prof. Zhang has been focusing on the research of infrared optical materials. He has published more than 300 journal papers and obtained more than 10 patents. He has delivered more than 80 invited talks at different international academic conferences. He won the IBM Young Scientist Award in 1990, the French National Defense Innovation Award in 1998, the Rennes City Medal of Honor in 2005, and the Varshneya Glass Award from the American Ceramic Association in 2018.
Infrared transmitting glass, Glass-ceramics, Ceramics