Dr. Hong Shu was born and grew up in Sichuan, China. He received his B.S. in physics in 1992 from Nanjing University, Nanjing, China, and received his PhD in Physics in 2003 from CREOL (Center for Research and Education in Optics and Lasers) of the University of Central Florida. After obtaining his PhD, he has been conducting research in university, doing research and development in industry, and teaching. His work has been focused on optics and photonics. He is the author of numerous published journal and conference papers.