Qian-Feng Fang (Q. F. Fang) was born on February 16, 1962 in Tianmen, Hubei province, People's Republic of China. He finished his university life in Zhongshan University in Guangzhou in 1982, and then received his Ph.D in the field of physics of condensed matter in 1989 from the Institute of Solid State Physics (ISSP), Chinese Academy of Sciences in Hefei, China. After graduation, he accepted a faculty position at Hehai University in Changzhou, China. After he had studied in Stuttgart, Germany for nearly 14 months as a visiting scholar, he came back to ISSP again (1995). He successively held the positions of an associate (1993) and full professor (1997) in ISSP. He is now the leader of the mechanical spectroscopy group in ISSP in Hefei, and the vice director and secretary of the Specific Committee of Internal Friction and Ultrasonic Attenuation, Chinese Association of Physics, Q. F. Fang is also the recipient of the first-class medal of the Chinese Academy of Sciences for his achievements in materials science.Q. F. Fang had more than 70 scientific papers published in international journals. He organized the Fourth National Conference on Internal Friction and Ultrasonic Attenuation in Solids (NCIFUAS-4) in 1997. He has supervised 6 master degree students and 4 Ph.D students. Professor Fang focuses himself on the cross research field of both the physics of condensed matter and the materials science, and is now responsible for projects on the synthesis and property study of ferroelectric films, oxide-ion conductor, and super hard films.