Prof. Gu Min, Foreign Member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, formally submitted his resignation to the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) in February, 2019. Ever since May, 2019, Gu has been working full-time in the School of Optoelectronic Information and Computer Engineering at the University of Shanghai for Science and Technology (USST), and taken up the post of the Executive Chairman of the University’s Council.
Gu is the first elected Chinese Australian Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science as well as the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering. He was elected to be a Foreign Member (generally known as Academician to the General Public in China) of the Chinese Academy of Engineering in 2017. He used to serve as Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research Capacity), and Distinguished Professor at Swinburne University, and an Associate Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Research Innovation and Entrepreneurship and Distinguished Professor at RMIT University. He is also elected Chair Professor of the Changjiang Scholars Program sponsored by the Chinese Ministry of Education and holds the Einstein Professorship of the Chinese Academy of Science.
Academician Gu Min is recognized as one of the international authorities and pioneers of the three-dimensional (3D) optical imaging theory as well as one of the founders of angular momentum information photonics. His research results in the field of 3D optical imaging have played an important and crucial role in promoting the development of modern optical microscopic imaging and multi-photon nanophotonics. He is also a winner of the 2019 Dennis Gabor Award of the Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). He has published more than 500 papers in internationally recognized authoritative journals (including Nature, Science, Nature Photonics and Nature Communications), and has been invited to deliver reports at international conferences more than 200 times. He currently serves on both editorial boards and advisory boards as a member of 17 international academic journals. Due to his outstanding contributions in the research of multi-photon fluorescence 3D optical microscopic imaging, optical big data storage and bionic photonic crystals, he was elected to be a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), a Fellow of the Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE), a Fellow of the Optical Society of America (OSA), a Fellow of the Institute of Physics (IOP), as well as a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Physics (AIP).
The full-time participation of Academician Gu Min will surely exercise a positive role in the construction of a high-level university as well as the construction to the first-class discipline of optical engineering at USST.