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researcher , communications engineer

Lei Zong, communications engineer, researcher. Recipient 2nd National High School physics contest, Physics Academy of China, 1986, Invention award, Tsinghua University, 1989, Special Invention award, 1990; Excellent Student scholar, SEIKY Data Comm Corporation, 1997, Zhongwang Business Machine, 1998, Nortel Network, 2000.


Zong, Lei Son of Shaoxiang Zong and Xiuzhi Zhang.


Bachelor of Electrical Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, 1986—1991. Master of Electrical Engineering, Beijing, China, 1996—1998. Doctor of Philosophy in electronic engineering, Tsinghua University, 1998—2001.


Engineer Tsinghua University, Beijing, 1991—1992. Principal engineer Hercules Data Comm Corporation, 1992—1996. Associate researcher Joint Lab of Tsinghua University and Bell Labs, 1996—2001.

Research staff member Nippon Electric Corporation Laboratories American, Inc., Princeton, New Jersey, since 2001. Consultant Department of Railway and Transportation of China, 1992—1996, Department of Post and Telecommunications of China, 1996—2001.


  • Achievements include patents pending for Non-uniform waveband de-aggregator for optical communication systems. Development of hybrid, hierarchical optical cross-connect. Invention of railway monitoring system.

    Invention of optical switch with the function of power equalization, flexible broadcast and crosstalk reduction. Invention of low cost OADM for two-fiber bi-directional optical path protected switching ring network.


  • Other Work

    • Author: (novels) River in Winter (Excellent Novel award of national novel contest of mainland China and Taiwan, 1993).


Member of Microelectromechanical Systems Journal Club (correspondent), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (associate), Sunfire Soccer Club (East Coast), National Geography Society (correspondent).


  • Other Interests

    Soccer, photography, ping pong/table tennis, tennis, travel.


Married Nange Lu, June 14, 1996. 1 child Tom Tianhong.

Shaoxiang Zong

Xiuzhi Zhang

Nange Lu

Tom Tianhong Zong