Bachelor, University of Science & Technology of China, Beijing, 1968. Master of Arts, University Grenoble, France, 1981. Doctor of Philosophy, University Grenoble, France, 1985.
Worker Baotou Steel & Iron Company, Neimongou, People's Republic of China, 1968-1974, technician People's Republic of China, 1974-1978. Lecturer University of Science & Technology of China, Hefai, People's Republic China, 1978-1979. Maitre de conference University Grenoble, 1984-1985.
Research associate Princeton (New Jersey) University, 1985-1988, research staff member, 1988-1990. Director research Laboratory Microstructures and Microelectronics Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris, 1990—2000, director research, lab photonic & nanostructure, 2000. Part-time professor University Science and Technology of China, 1993.
Vice president Association Scientifiques et Ingineurs chihoise en France, 1998. Overseas assessor Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2000. Chief scientist Chinese National Nanosci.
Research Center, 2004.
Member Association Science and Engineers of China in France, American Physical Society, Association Chinese Scientists and Engineers in France (president), New York Academy of Sciences.
Married Ya-Xin Yu, September 17, 1971. Children: Zhi-Yuan, Bin-Yuan.