Prof. Jin Zhang was born in Tongxin, Ningxia Province in December 1969, obtained his B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Lanzhou University in 1992, 1995 and 1998, respectively. Prof. Zhang worked at School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Leeds as a Postdoctoral Fellow from 1998 to 2000, afterwards he joined the College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, Peking University. He was appointed Deputy Director of Ministry of Education (MOE) Key Laboratory for the Physics ＆ Chemistry of Nanodevices in 2003 and Deputy Dean of the College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, Peking University, in 2015.
Since October 2018, Prof. Zhang was appointed the Deputy Director of NCNST.