LU Yalin, born in 1964, received his PhD. from Nanjing University in 1991, and is now a full professor in the University of Science and technology of China (USTC). Before joining USTC, He was a professor in AFA, Tufts University and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in US. He was selected into the first batch of "Thousand Talents Program" in the year of 2008, and was as the Renowned Overseas Scholars in the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) also in 2008. Dr. Lu was the recipient of China National Award for Natural Science (first class) in 2006. He currently serves as the Director of National Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory of China, Deputy Director of the Hefei Physical Science and Technology Center of CAS, and Director of the Applied Research Center of the Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at Microscale in USTC. His research focuses on quantum functional materials, nanomaterials and nanophotonics, and new energy materials and devices. He is highly noted for his past inventions on transparent electro-optical PMN-PT ceramics, quasi-phase matched PPLN crystal, nonlinear microwave scanning tip microscope, and quantum functional complex oxides. Dr. Lu has more than 240 publications, more than 20 US and Chinese patents, and 5 books/chapters. In the past years, he co-chaired more than 15 workshops including MRS and SPIE, and has been serving as Editor/Editorial Board for more than ten international science journals.