Chao-Yang Lu was born in Zhejiang, China, in December 1982. He obtained the Bachelor's degree from the University of Science and Technology of China in 2004, and PhD in Physics from Cavendish Laboratory of the University of Cambridge in 2011. Soon after his graduation, he was elected to be a Junior Research Fellow of Churchill College (April 2011). On the same year, he was selected into the Youth Qianren Program by the Chinese government (September 2011) and award a full professorship at the University of Science and Technology of China. His research interest include foundation of quantum physics, quantum information and quantum optics. So far, he has published 29 articles in international journals, including 1 in Reviews of Modern Physics, 3 in Nature, 9 in Nature research journals, 3 in PNAS, and 16 in PRL, which have attracted over 3100 citations and popular media coverages from BBC, Nature, IOP, APS, New Scientist, Scientific American. He has received 7 scientific funding with a total value of about 4 million US dollars from Natural Science Foundation of China, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and Ministry of Science and Technology. He is now leading two groups working on multi-photon entanglement and quantum dots.