Prof. Ruxin Li is Director and Professor of Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics (SIOM), Chinese Academy of Sciences. He got his Ph.D degree from SIOM in 1995, and conducted his post-doctoral research in Uppsala University (Sweden) and the University of Tokyo (Japan) from 1996 to 1998.
Since 1998 he has been working at SIOM. He was elected as the OSA Fellow in 2014 and elected as the academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2017. He is the vice chairman of the Chinese Optical Society and he was the chairman of the Asian Intense Laser Network during 2010-2014. He is the committee member of the International Committee on Ultra-Intense Lasers (ICUIL). His research interests lie in the development of petawatt level high peak power ultrafast lasers, laser wakefield acceleration of electrons, high order harmonic generation in atoms and molecules, and femtosecond laser filamentation nonlinear optics.