Zhenchao Dong is a Professor at Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at the Microscale, University of Science and Technology of China (USTC). He received a B.S. from Sichuan University in 1983, a M.S. from Xiamen University in 1986, and a Ph.D. from Fujian Institute on the Structure of Matter, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) in 1990.

His recent research interests are in the field of single-molecule spectroscopy and optoelectronics, particularly on STM based single-molecule electroluminescence and photoluminescence as well as single-molecule Raman scattering, all achieving spectro-microscopic imaging down to sub-nanometer scale.

He has published more than 140 papers indexed by SCI, including those in Nature, Nature Photon., Nature Nanotech., Nature Commun., Phys. Rev. Lett., and J. Am. Chem. Soc.

He is the recipient of “National Outstanding Scientific and Technological Workers Award” from CAST in 2010 and a couple of other awards and honors in 2013 such as “CAIA Outstanding Award in Science and Technology” and “Top 10 Advances in Science and Technology of China”. In 2014, he received “CAS Outstanding Achievement Prize in Science and Technology (Group)”.