Leading Optics、Changchun Institute of Optics, Fine Mechanics and Physics (CIOMP) , Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)



Honorary chair
Jianlin Cao
Shengli Sun
General Chair
Technical Program Committee Chair
Organizing Committee

General Chair

Dame Jane Jiang

Professor Dame Jane Jiang holds a Royal Academy of Engineering/Renishaw Chair in Precision Metrology and is the Director of the UK Future Metrology Hub. She obtained her PhD in measurement science, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China in 1995; a DSc for precision engineering, University of Huddersfield in 2007; and received an honorary DSc from City, University of London in 2019. She is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, the International Academy of Production Research (CIRP) and Institute of Engineering Technology. In 2006, Jane was awarded a Royal Society Wolfson Merit Award and an Outstanding Woman of Achievement. In 2017 she was made a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire for services to Engineering and Manufacturing.

Xuejun Zhang

Professor Changchun Institute of Optics, Fine Mechanics and Physics, CAS, China Xuejun Zhang received his Ph.D. degree from the Changchun Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics (CIOMP) in 1997. He is now the Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering, Director of Changchun Institute of Optics, Precision Mechanics and Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Prof. Zhang has been engaged in optical system design, manufacturing, and testing for more than 20 years, and led his team in achieving a major breakthrough in the high-precision manufacturing technology of 4.03 meter SiC mirrors. The overall results are of a world-leading level. He is also the team leader of the 30 Meter Telescope (TMT) Tertiary Mirror Manufacturing project. As principal investigator, he has completed a number of national research projects and won five National Awards for Achievements in Science and Technology. He was supported and rewarded by the National “Outstanding Youth” Fund, the Qian Xuesen Outstanding Contribution Award of the China Aerospace Foundation, and the Science and Technology Award of the Chinese Society for Space Science. Dr. Zhang is a Fellow of SPIE and a member of OSA and has published 161 peer-reviewed papers.

Wolfgang Osten

Professor Wolfgang Osten obtained his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Physics from the University of Jena in 1979. From 1979 to 1991, he worked at the research institute of the Berlin Academy of Sciences, conducting research in coherent metrology, digital image processing, and machine vision. In 1983, he received his doctoral degree from the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, with his dissertation focusing on holographic interferometry. From 1991 to 2002, he joined the Bremen Institute for Applied Beam Technology (BIAS), where he established and led the Department of Optical 3D Metrology. From September 2002 to October 2018, he served as a full professor at the University of Stuttgart and director of the Institute of Applied Optics. From 2006 to 2010, he was Vice President of the University of Stuttgart, responsible for research and technology transfer. His research primarily focuses on industrial inspection and metrology, developing new concepts by integrating modern optical metrology, sensor technology, and digital image processing, with an emphasis on developing techniques to enhance the resolution of micro and nanostructures. Professor Wolfgang Osten is a Fellow of OSA, SPIE, EOS, and SEM, as well as a Senior Member of IEEE. He is an Honorary Professor of Shenzhen University, an Honorary Doctor of Ilmenau University of Technology in Germany, and has received several significant awards including the Dennis Gabor Award from SPIE in 2011, the Rudolf Kingslake Award from SPIE in 2018, the Chandra Vikram Award from SPIE in 2019, and the Emmeth Leith Award from OPTICA in 2019.

Matt Davies

Dr. Matt Davies has a Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering from Cornell University, with a concentration in dynamics and vibration. He worked seven years at the National Institute of Standard and Technology (NIST) and 20 years at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. For 15 years at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte his work focused on ultraprecision machining of freeform optics. He was director of the Center for Freeform Optics( center is an industrial consortium with more than 20 members that is jointly run by The University of Rochester Institute of Optics and The University of North Carolina at Charlotte and its Center for Precision Metrologyand Center for Optoelectronics and Optical Communications . He is now the Director of Training and Applications at Moore Nanotechnology in Charlotte North Carolina where he manages a team of engineers that complete high-precision applications for customer, and he develops and teaches courses in ultraprecision machining.  These courses are 30% in class and 70% using ultra-precision diamond machine tools with the students getting direct hands-on experience. Dr. Davies has more than 100 technical publications on the topics of mechanics, manufacturing, ultraprecision machining of optics, opto-mechanical design, and design of optics for manufacturability. He is also the author of the textbook System Dynamics for Mechanical Engineers (2015) and several highly cited papers in optics and manufacturing including Freeform optics for imaging. He has numerous awards including the 2016 Bank of America Teaching Award, the 2017 North Carolina Board of Governors Teaching Award, being Elected Fellow of the Society for Manufacturing Engineering in 2022, the United States Department of Commerce Bronze Medal, and he has been a Fellow of the International Academy for Production Engineering Research (CIRP) since 2009.