Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Joined ICAM in 2020


The Institute of Physics (IOP) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences Iis the leading research institute in China in condensed matter physics and related fields. Through more than 90 years of development, IOP has become a comprehensive and multi-disciplinary research organization engaged in research on basic and applied physics. Its current research activities concentrate on condensed matter physics, optical physics, atomic and molecular physics, plasma physics, soft matter physics, and condensed matter theory and computation physics. There are 12 laboratories and 8 centers in our research system together with a strong technical support system. In 2017, IOP was officially designated by the Ministry of Science and Technology as the Beijing National Laboratory for Condensed Matter Physics.

IOP has undertaken or participated in the construction of some large-scale scientific facilities, such as the Synergetic Extreme Condition User Facility (SECUF), two interdisciplinary research centers of Center for Clean Energy and Center for Materials Genome Initiative, in HuaiRou Science City, Beijing, the China Spallation Neutron Source (CSNS) in DongGuan, Guangdong Province, and the Dream Line - Shanghai Synchrotron Radiation Facility in Shanghai.

Apart from the current ZhongGuanCun campus, which is focusing on fundamental research, IOP also has three other campuses, that is, HuaiRou campus (in HuaiRou Science City, suburban Beijing) to develop large scientific facilities and interdisciplinary research centers, LiYang campus (in Jiangsu province) to undertake science commercialization and academic exchanges, and DongGuan campus (in Guangdong province) to develop the Songshan Lake Materials Laboratory.


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Branch Members

Senior Scientists

  • Jiangping Hu, Dupty Director, Institute of Physics, CAS

  • Hong Ding, Professor, Institute of Physics, CAS

  • Liling Sun, Professor, Institute of Physics, CAS