Academic title              Professor

Phone                         +86 025-85482271




Mailing Address           Room 421, No. 188, Bancang Street, Xuanwu District, Nanjing 210042, China

Research Areas

1.Astronomical instruments and methods, Active Optics (AO)

2.Optical Engineering,

3.Measurement and Control Technology and Instrumentation,

4.Computer Science and Technology


2000-07, Bachelor Degrees in Measurement and Control Technology and Instrumentation, and Computer Application, University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), Hefei, China

2005-06, Ph.D in Astrophysics, Nanjing Institute of Astronomical Optics and Technology (NIAOT) and University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS) , Beijing, China


Work Experience

2005.07-2007.06, Engineer at NIAOT, CAS, LAMOST Pre-research (2005-2006) and Construction (2006-2007)

2007.07-2014.03, Associate Professor at NIAOT, CAS, LAMOST Construction (2007-2009) and Maintenance (2009-2014)

2014.04-present, Professor at NIAOT, CAS, LAMOST Maintenance (2014-now)

2006.06 Visiting Kittpeak Observatory, and Mirror Lab in UA, USA

2015.10 Visiting APO and NSO, USA

Teaching Experience

2008-2017 Master's Supervisor (Tutor for Master student)

2017-        Doctoral Advisor (PhD student supervisor)

Honors & Distinctions

Engaged in Large Sky Area Multi-Object Fiber Spectroscopic Telescope (LAMOST) active optics (AO, one of the two LAMOST key technologies, including thin deformable mirror AO and co-focusing segmented mirror AO) experimental and engineering researches from 2001 to 2009, and in long-term technical support for LAMOST survey operation in Xinglong Observatory of the National Astronomical Observatories (NAO) since 2009.

Awarded National Science and Technology 2st rank Prize in 2006 (Rank 8st) and Science and Technology 1st rank Prize of Jiangsu Province in 2005 (Rank 8st).



Zhang Y, Zhang J, Yang D H, et al. An active reflector antenna using a laser angle metrology system[J]. Research in Astronomy and Astrophysics, 2012, 12(6):713-722.

Zhang Y, Liu G R, Wang Y F, et al. An experimental indoor phasing system based on active optics using dispersed Hartmann sensing technology in the visible waveband[J]. Research in Astronomy & Astrophysics, 2011, 11(9):1111-1122.

Zhang Y, Zhang L, Liu G R, et al. Experimental Study of Segmented Mirrors Co-Phase Using Dispersed Fringe Sensor[J]. Acta Optica Sinica, 2011, 31(2):0212004.

Zhang Y, Liu G R, Wang Y F, et al. Preliminary study of a dispersed fringe type sensing system[J]. Research in Astronomy & Astrophysics, 2009, 9(8):945-952. 

Zhang Y, Cui X Q. Calculations for the Pre-Calibration of LAMOST Active Optics[J]. Chinese Journal of Astronomy & Astrophysics, 2005, 5(3):302-314. 

Zhang Y, Yang D, Cui X. Measuring seeing with a Shack-Hartmann wave-front sensor during an active-optics experiment[J]. Applied Optics, 2004, 43(4):729.

more than 10 Patents.


Mainly Among Scientific Institutes and Uninversities in China.

You are welcome to visit us and cooperate in optics test, acitve optics, adaptive optics etc.



张靓  硕士研究生  070401-天体物理  

张捷  硕士研究生  070401-天体物理  

王启蒙  硕士研究生  085202-光学工程  

胡天柱  硕士研究生  070401-天体物理  

沈世东  博士研究生  070401-天体物理  

胡天柱  博士研究生  0704Z1-天文技术与方法  


张茜  博士研究生  080300-光学工程