Prof. Jianzhong Zhang received his Bachelor degree of condensed-state physics from the Lanzhou University in 2000 and obtained his Master and Doctoral degrees in optical engineering from the Harbin Engineering University in 2004 and 2007, respectively. He then joined the School of Physics at Harbin Engineering University. Currently, he is a full professor of Harbin Engineering University. During 2006 he visited UNSW as a visiting fellow supervised by Professor Gang-Ding Peng. His research interests are in optical fiber laser, optical fiber sensors and wave characteristics in periodical structure. He has published more than 100 articles in international journals and conferences. He is currently the PI for six research projects including two funded by the National Science Foundation of China.