YaCheng received his BS degree from Fudan University in 1993 and PhD degree fromShanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics in 1998. He is currently theDean of School of Physics and Electronic Science, East China Normal University.He is also the founder and director of XXL - The Extreme OptoelectromachanicsLab. His research focuses on ultrafast nonlinear photonics and femtosecondlaser micromachining. He has co-authored more than 200 papers in peer reviewedjournals which have been cited nearly 7,000 times (Database: Web of Science,H-index 42). He is a council member of Chinese Optics Society and a Fellow ofthe Institute of Physics, UK.