About the partner

The Changchun Institute of Optics, Fine Mechanics and Physics (CIOMP) was founded in 1952 focusing on luminescence, applied optics, optical engineering, and precision mechanics and instrumentation. There are currently 2,056 professionals working at CIOMP, including 3 CAS academicians, 256 professors and 638 associate professors by the end of June, 2017.

Since CIOMP's establishment, led by a group of scientists including WANG Daheng and XU Xurong, CIOMP has developed more than a dozen “First of China” advanced instruments such as the first ruby laser and the first large theodolite, etc. The research has resulted in more than 1,000 patents and 1,700 completed research projects. By sponsoring and helping to set up more than 10 research institutes, colleges, and enterprises, CIOMP has contributed 2,200 professionals to other national institutions, among whom 23 professionals have been elected as academicians of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) or the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE). One of CIOMP’s outstanding scientists, JIANG Zhuying, has become a model Chinese intellectual and inspired many. CIOMP has been involved in many important national projects, such as the "Two bombs, One Star" and manned space projects. CIOMP has made great contributions to China's defense construction, economic development, and social progress.

CIOMP has formulated an integrated “Research, Industry, and Education”, and is increasing its abilities to realize the full potential of a wide range of endeavors. For instance, by breaking through key technological barriers, CIOMP successfully developed payloads for the Shenzhou V and Shenzhou VI rockets - part of the manned space program and the Tiangong-1 space station. In addition, CIOMP now hosts an International Optoelectronic Innovation Cluster, 6 State Key Laboratories and research centers, and 2 CAS Key Laboratories. There are more than 20 high-tech companies in the CAS Changchun Optoelectronics Industrial Park with investment support from CIOMP and total assets of 403 million USD. By serving almost 100 companies, the national optoelectronic industry incubator provides an important public service platform for technology transfer in Jilin Province.

CIOMP is also a key base for CAS graduate student education. It offers 8 masters degree programs, 6 doctoral degree programs and 3 postdoctoral programs. Currently, CIOMP has 787 graduate students, of which 433 are completing a Ph.D.

CIOMP’s work and contribution has been recognized by the nation and society. Since 2000, CIOMP has received many awards including the National Labor Day Award, the award for the most outstanding contributing team of the Chang’e 3 lunar exploration project and 70 nationwide and provincial awards. These latter awards include the National Special Award in Science and Technology Progress, and 14 National Awards such as the National Scientific and Technological Progress Award, the State Natural Science Award and the State Technological Invention Award.