Professor Chao-Yang Lu was born in 1982 in Zhejiang, China. He obtained Bachelor's degree from the University of Science and Technology of China in 2004, and PhD in Physics from the Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge in 2011.
He is currently a Professor of Physics at the University of Science and Technology of China, where he focuses on research on quantum foundations, quantum computation, solid-state quantum photonics, multi-particle entanglement, quantum teleportation, atomic arrays, superconducting qubits etc.
He has published more than 90 articles in Reviews of Modern Physics, Science, Nature, Nature research journals, PNAS and PRL, which attracted more than 10,000 citations. His work on quantum teleportation was selected as by Physics World as “Breakthrough of the Year 2015”. His work on single-photon source and optical quantum computing was selected by Optical Society of American as one of “Optics in 2016”, “Optics in 2017”, and “Optics in 2019”. He has been awarded as Fellow of Churchill College (2011), Hong Kong Qiu Shi Outstanding Young Scholars (2014), National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars (2015), First-Class National Natural Science Prize (2015), Nature’s top ten “science star of China” (2016), OSA Fellow (2017), Fresnel Prize from the European Physical Society (2017), China’s Wusi Medal (2017), AAAS Newcomb Cleveland Prize (2018), Chinese Academy of Sciences Young Scientist Prize (2018), Chinese Physical Society Huangkun Prize in Semiconductor Physics (2019), Nishina Asian Award (2019), Xplorer Prize (2019), IUPAP Young Scientist Prize in Optics (2019), and OSA Adolph Lomb Medal (2020).
He served as an editorial board member in international journals such as Quantum Science and Technology (IOP), PhotoniX (Springer Nature & SPIE), Advanced Quantum Technology (Wiley), Scientific Reports (NPG), Science Bulletin (CAS), iScience (Cell Press), and served as the General Secretary for the Micius Science & Technology Foundation. He is the Chair of Quantum 2020, co-Chair of Sino-Germany Solid-State Quantum Information Symposium (2013), Multi-photon interferometry workshop (2015), CIOP (2019), AOPC (2019), and International Advisory/program Committee members of Q’Crypto (2019), SPIE-OP19, FiO (2019), ICPS (2020), CLEO PR (2018), MBE (2019), PLMCN (2019).
- Long-Distance Free-Space Measurement-Device-Independent Quantum Key Distribution. Physical Review Letters 125, 260503 (2020).
- Quantum computational advantage using photons. Science 8770, 1-9 (2020).
- Cloning of Quantum Entanglement. Physical Review Letters 125, 210502 (2020).
- Demonstration of Adiabatic Variational Quantum Computing with a Superconducting Quantum Coprocessor. Physical Review Letters 125, 180501 (2020).
- Observation of Intensity Squeezing in Resonance Fluorescence from a Solid-State Device. Physical Review Letters 125, 153601 (2020).
- Enhancing sensitivity of lateral flow assay with application to SARS-CoV-2. Applied Physics Letters 117, 120601 (2020).
- Entanglement-based secure quantum cryptography over 1,120 kilometres. Nature 582, 501-505 (2020).
- Quantum-Teleportation-Inspired Algorithm for Sampling Large Random Quantum Circuits. Physical Review Letters 124, 080502 (2020).
- Quantum Beat between Sunlight and Single Photons. Nano Letters 20, 152 (2020).
- Multiphoton Graph States from a Solid-State Single-Photon Source. ACS Photonics 7, 1603-1610 (2020).