Shuang-Nan Zhang serves as a Professor with a Ph.D. degree. He serves as a Director of Key Laboratory of Particle Astrophysics and Center for Particle Astrophysics, Institute of High Energy Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (since 2009). His research interests are neutron stars and black holes, gamma-ray bursts, active galactic nuclei, gravitation and cosmology, X-ray instrumentation, space astronomy. He received a B.S. degree from the Engineering Physics Department, Tsinghua University (1979-1984), a Ph.D. degree from the Physics Department, University of Southampton, UK (1986-1989). He served as a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Physics Department, University of Pennsylvania, USA (1989-1992), a Senior Scientist at Universities Space Research Association and NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, USA (1992-1998), a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor (1998-2002), Research Associate Professor (2002-2007), Research Full Professor (since 2007) at the Physics Department, University of Alabama in Huntsville, USA, and a Distinguished Professor at the Physics Department, Tsinghua University, China (2002-2009). He received a Yangtze Scholar Distinguished Professorship of the Ministry of Education of China at Tsinghua University, China (2008-2009).
Biography Updated on 18 January 2011