Song Ningfang (1968.5—) is a researcher and Head of the Department of Opto-electronics of the School of Instrumentation Science and Opto-electronics Engineering, Beihang University. She received her doctor’s degree from Beihang University in 2004. She is a distinguished professor of the Chang Jiang Scholars Program, a Chief Scientist of the 973 Program, a selected member of the New Century Outstanding Talents Support Program of the Ministry of Education, etc.
Prof. Song has been dedicating herself to the research on fiber-optic gyroscope and its inertial system. She has taken charge of more than 30 projects supported by the 973 Program, the 863 Program, Key Research Programs of Instrument of the Ministry of Science and Technology of China, and so on. Her research achievements have been successfully applied to a number of national key projects and major national defense programs. The polymorphic fiber-optic gyroscope developed by her has been equipped in large batch. In recent years, she has also been studying the application technology of photonic crystal fiberand quantum interference measurement. She led the development of the high-precision photonic crystal fiber gyroscopes used in Tianzhou-1, which was the first of its kind to be applied in space.
She has published over 50 papers in journals indexed by SCI and obtained over 80 national invention patents. She has won a series of technological awards, among which are two grand prizes of National Science and Technology Progress Award, two second prizes of State Technological Invention Award, a first prize and a second prize of Technological Invention Award of the Ministry of Education, a second prize of Military Science and Technology Progress Award, a second prize and a third prize of National Defense Science and Technology Progress Award, etc.