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Membership Program for IOP Center for International Collaboration (IOPCIC)

   The objective of this membership program is to provide young international scientists opportunities to experience the rapid research development in the field of physics in mainland China and develop stable partnership and collaboration with local researchers and groups. 

   Outstanding young international scientists, in particular tenure-track assistant professors, associate or full professors, and post-doctors with significant research achievements, are eligible for the program, which hosts both long-term and short-term members. Long-term members are expected to visit IOP on a regular basis, while short-term members are welcome to visit IOP temporarily.


  • The Executive Committee of IOPCIC reviews candidates recommended by local researchers and research groups, and appoints members for the program. (Currently, IOPCIC has appointed 15 long-term members from universities such as Harvard University, Stanford University, Princeton University, University of Michigan, UC San Diego, University of Singapore, UC Santa Barbara, National University of Kentucky, State University New York, Rice University, and College of William and Mary Williamsburg etc.)
  • Long-term members are expected to stay more than nine weeks for a period of three years at IOP with a possibility to renew their membership three years later subject to mutual interests.
  • IOPCIC provides to the members financial support which covers air fare of three round trips during the three years and a living allowance of RMB 32K per month, and other necessary support related to their research activities.
  • Together with local hosts, members of the program are expected to actively initiate research activities and collaborations, including giving seminars and lectures, organizing discussion forums or small workshops based on their research experiences and interests. (Up until now, ten of IOPCIC long-term members and six short-term members have visited IOP from at least one week up to two months to conduct cooperative research.)

Peak Forum of Frontier Research
IOPCIC supports the organization of three to four peak forums annually in a variety of research frontiers. Members of IOPCIC are expected to take an active role in proposing and organizing these forum series. IOPCIC held its first forum, IOP Forum 2010: Future and Prospect of Topological Insulator, from 5-10 July 2010, which also marked the inauguration of the program. It will hold the second forum, Symposium on Nanophotonics and Renewable Energy, from 18 - 19 Jan 2011.


Members of Executive Committee: Yu-Peng Wang (Chair / Director of IOP), Xi Dai, Xing-jiang Zhou, Yong-qing Li, Xing-hua Lu, Hong-xing Xu, Zhi-yuan Li, Hong Li

The Executive Committee of IOPCIC convenes twice a year to select members, discuss program implementation and forum organization.

Members of Advisory Committee: Zi-qiang Wang (Boston College), Jason Ho (Ohio State University), Matthias Troy (ETH Zurich)

Coordinators for IOPCIC: Xi Dai, Jiangping Hu

Qi Fu
IOPCIC Secretary
P.O. Box 603, Beijing 100190, China
Tel: (+86)-10-82649469
Fax: (+86)-10-82649244
Email: fuqi@iphy.ac.cn

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