Prof. Luming Duan received both his bachelor (in 1994) and Ph.D degree (in 1998) in physics from the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC). He joined the faculty of physics department at the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) in 2003, tenured in 2007, promoted to full professor in 2010, and entitled with Enrico Fermi Collegiate Professor in 2012. He also holds CC Yao honorary Professorship at Tsinghua University since 2011. He has published more than 110 papers in prestigious physics journals, with a total citation above 8000 times. He has received a number of recognitions, including the A. P. Sloan fellowship, the outstanding young researcher award from the Oversea Chinese Physics Association, and the Henry Russel Award from the University of Michigan. He was elected to fellow of the American Physical Society in 2009.