Qiang Zhao, male, born in 1971, Ph. D. in 1998 at Peking University. Postdoctoral Research Fellow at IPN-Orsay in France from1998 to 2000. Postdoctoral Research Fellow at University of Surrey in U.K from 2000 to 2004. EPSRC Advanced Research Fellow at University of Surrey in U.K in 2004. The “100 Talent Program” of CAS since 2005 in IHEP. Areas of Research: Hadron Physics, Effective field theories, QCD Phenomenology. Achievement and Experience:
Qiang Zhao is an active theorist in the field of hadron physics theory. He proposes a dynamic correlation mechanism between the intermediate meson loops and violations of the helicity selection rule and OZI rule in charmonium decays. This mechanism can successfully explain the long-standing “rho-pi puzzle” and psi (3770) non-DD-bar decays observed in experiment [Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 172001 (2009)]. He discovers a unique “triangle singularity” mechanism in eta (1405/1475) decays into 3pi or eta pi pi in collaboration with his colleagues. This mechanism would help clarify the long-standing mysterious properties of eta (1405/1475) [Phys. Rev. Lett. 108, 081803 (2012)]. In collaboration with Frank E. Close from Oxford University he propose that the locality of “quark-hadron duality” has been the dynamic reason for causing deviations of the pQCD quark counting rule from the experimental measurement above the baryon resonance region in exclusive reactions. This prescription provides a novel framework for the study of various scenarios in the interplay between the pQCD and non-pQCD energy regions [Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 022004 (2003)]. He proposed and developed an effective quark model approach for vector meson photoproduction, which has been quoted as the major theoretical support for two successful experimental proposals at JLab in the study of baryon resonances. The series of works have been broadly quoted by experiments at JLab, Spring-8, ESRF and ELSA.
So far, Zhao has published more than 110 theory papers in internationally recognized research journals among which more than 90 are published in SCI journals. His publication has been cited more than 1400 times as collected by the SPIRES/SLAC database. Zhao is constantly invited to present his work in international conferences as either plenary or parallel contributions. In 2004 he won the prestigious award of the U.K. EPSRC Advance Research Fellowship. In 2007 he was awarded the Hu Jimin Nuclear Education and Scientific Research Award by the Nuclear Physics Society of the Chinese Physical Society.