“International Research Center for Advanced Photonics of Zhejiang University”

“International Research Center for Advanced Photonics of Zhejiang University” is jointly constructed by the College of Optical Science and Engineering and Haining International Campus of Zhejiang University, relying on “Joint International Research Center for Optoelectronic Technology (Ministry of Science and Technology)” and “Joint International Research Laboratory of Photonics (Ministry of Education)”. The research center is oriented to the international frontier field of optics and has strong alliance with international top research institutions, aiming to build a world-class advanced photonics international cooperation research demonstration base. 

There are 1700 square meters of building area, including public platform for advanced photonics processing, optical cleanroom, biochemical room, administrative office area, and teachers and students offices.

There are 17 staffs in the research center. Among them, one has won the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars, two has won the National Science Fund for Outstanding Young Scholars, five has been selected in the Thousand Talent Program for Young Outstanding Scientists, one has been selected in the Hundred Talent Program of Zhejiang University, one has been the winner of Education Ministry's New Century Excellent Talents Supporting Plan and three has won the Zhejiang Natural Science Funds for Distinguished Young Scholar.

And the College of Optical Science and Engineering (COSE) at Zhejiang University is the successor of the Division of Optical Instrumentation, which was founded in 1952 as the first education & research base of optical engineering for college students in China. The first Dean was Prof. Zenglu He, who was the head of the Department of Physics. In 1960, the Department of Optical Instrumentation was established. The programs for graduates and PhDs were then built up in 1978 and 1984, respectively. In 1985, the post-doctoral workshop for optical engineering was also set up successfully. In 1988, Optical Instrumentation at ZJU was proved as one of the first batch of national key discipline. The department of optical instrumentation was renamed as Department of Optical Engineering in 1998. Later, the department had grown into the College of Optical Science and Engineering (COSE) with great successes in 2015.

Currently the college has seven research institutes, two research centers, two state key laboratories, two provincial key laboratories as well as two international joint laboratories. The college also have an outstanding training system for young people, including one postdoctoral workshop, three PhD programs, two graduate programs and one undergraduate program. Under these programs, there are about 120 undergraduate students, 110 graduate students and 50 PhD students admitted to the college annually. In the college, there are 45 full professors and 45 associate professors. All of them have strong academic and professional backgrounds and contribute to the development of the teaching areas.

With the great successes in the past 60 years, the college has a reputation for being a world-class institute with outstanding research & teaching for optics & photonics. It has become well-known as "the cradle of talents for optical engineering in China". In the past years the Minister of Education (MOE) of China organized two official evaluations for all the departments of optical engineering in China, and ZJU-COSE had been ranked No. 1 in China. In 1960s, the department had developed ultra-fast camera, which was awarded with the outstanding collectivity award at the first National Science and Technology Congress held in 1978. In 2008, the college won a national outstanding award of Science and Technology regarding to the significant contributions.