Tuesday, March 12, 2013 16:00 PM 17:30 PM

WNLO Room A101


Dongping Zhong received his B.S. in laser physics from Huazhong University of Science and Technology in China and his Ph.D. in chemical physics from California Institute of Technology in 1999 under Prof. Ahmed H. Zewail. For his Ph.D. work, Dr. Zhong received the Herbert Newby McCoy Award and the Milton and Francis Clauser Doctoral Prize from Caltech. He continued his postdoctoral research in the same group with focus on protein dynamics. In 2002, he joined The Ohio State University as an Assistant Professor and currently he is Robert Smith Professor of Physics and Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry. He is the Packard Fellow, Sloan Fellow, Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar, APS Fellow, AAAS Fellow, as well as the recipient of the NSF CAREER award and the Outstanding Young Research award from the International Organization of Chinese Physicists and Astronomers. His research interests include biomolecular interactions and ultrafast protein dynamics.


With recent development of ultrafast electron diffraction and electron microscopy, a new age to structural dynamics is rising on the horizon, an exciting time and a great opportunity for China and for the world. In this talk, I will introduce the recent advance on this new technique and the recent breakthroughs in science ranging from physics, chemistry and biology. Various opportunities and challenges will also be discussed.