Yao Jun’en (1932.4—) is a professor and PhD supervisor at the School of Physics and Nuclear Energy Engineering, and the School of Instrumentation Science and Opto-electronics Engineering of Beihang University. He is the former vice director of the Academic Committee at Beihang University, and honorary director of the Key Laboratory of Micro-nano Measurement Manipulation and Physics (Ministry of Education). Also, he is a member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering (elected in 2001).
Prof. Yao graduated from Dalian Institute of Technology (now known as Dalian University of Technology) in 1952. He was one of the founders of the Chinese Electron Microscopy Society and the Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Chinese Electron Microscopy Society.
Prof. Yao is one of the pioneers in the development and production of scanning tunneling microscope, transmission electron microscope and scanning electron microscope in China. His research interests include nanotechnology, near-field optics, electron optics, electron microscopy and instrumentation.
He has published more than 140 papers and 6 books (including chapters in books), and won a second prize of the National Science and Technology Progress Award and other ten national or ministry-level prizes.