Title: Professor, Researcher
Company: Vanderbilt University
Location: Half Moon Bay, California, United States
Yixiao Luo, Senior Research Scholar at Vanderbilt University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in physics.
A graduate of the Department of Modern Physics at the University of Science and Technology of China in 1967, Mr. Luo is an acclaimed physicist and educator with more than 40 years of experience. Since 2000, he has been a senior research scholar of nuclear physics at Vanderbilt University, as well as a visiting research scholar at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. In his native China, Mr. Luo served the Chinese Academy of Sciences as Director, Vice Director, Professor, Associate Professor and Research Assistant of the Institute of Modern Physics between 1977 and 1999. Simultaneously, from 1991 to 2000, he was Deputy Director of the National Laboratory of Heavy Ion Accelerator of Lanzhou, as well as a visiting scholar to Daresbury National Laboratory in England and Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare in Italy in the 1980s.
Throughout his illustrious career, Mr. Luo was awarded by the Chinese Academy of Sciences with a First Class Award for Achievements in Science and Technology in 1999, Second Class Award for Natural Science in 1997 and First Class Award for Natural Science in 1994. He was also awarded the China 1999 Second Class National Prize for Natural Sciences. Likewise, in 1995, he was recognized as an Outstanding Scientist of the Chinese Academy of Science and an Excellent Expert of Gansu Province. Alongside these accolades, Mr. Luo is particularly proud of his studies of the new nuclear far from stability, superdeformed nuclei, and structure of neutron-rich nuclei. Backed by his considerable knowledge, he has contributed his wealth of expertise to a plethora of articles and invited talks in conference proceedings, including “Synthesis and study of heavy neutron-rich nuclei,” “The super-deformed bands in Nd and Ce nuclei in light rare-earths” and “Evolution of Chirality from a soft 108Ru to Triaxial 110,112Ru.” Notably, Mr. Luo served the China Nuclear Physics Society as President and Vice President between 1994 and 2000, and as a member of the International Advisory Committees of nine international conferences.
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