Professor Wen Liu

Liu Wen, Bachelor and Ph.D of University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), Postdoctoral Fellow of McMaster University, Canada.  Director of the Key Laboratory of Optoelectronics Science and Technology, USTC.  In 1992-1998, he serviced as CTO of Institute of Solid Devices, Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications; in 1992 he became an expert on government special allowances of the State Council.  From 1998 to 2003, he worked as a project leader for companies such as Nortel Networks in Canada and NANOOPTO in the US.  In 2000, he won the presidential award of Nortel Networks.  He was the CTO of Accelink Inc. and led the company to the successful listing as a public company in ShenZhen stock market.  In 2005, he received the “Outstanding Contribution Award for Chinese Overseas Chinese Professionals” from State Council of China.

In 2005, he took part in the preparatory work for the Wuhan National Laboratory for Optoelectronics and was award as one of “Yangtze River” distinguished professor of the Ministry of Education.  He has transferred to the School of Physics, USTC in 2013, and also served as deputy CTO of the Advanced Technology Institute of the university.  He first proposed that optical interference technology can be used to accurately separate the spectrum of solar energy needed for crops, and all the other light can be used for photovoltaic power generation.  In this way, the contradiction between photovoltaic power generated and demanding for crops in photovoltaic agriculture can be resolved.  In addition, water evaporation can be reduced and irrigation water can be greatly saved.  In 2015, he won the Asian Photovoltaic Association Science and Technology Achievement Award.  In 2017, he received the American R&D 100 Award, which have long been considered one of the most globally prestigious recognition of invention and innovation.