Zhong-Can Ou-Yang, professor in Theoretical Physics. He graduated from the Automatic Control Department of Tsinghua University in 1968, held master degree of Solid State Physics in 1981, and got the Ph. D degree in Optical from Tsinghua University in 1984. From 1985 to 1986 he was a pos-doctor in the Institute of Theoretical Physics, and went to work in Freie University Berlin as a Humboldt fellow in 1986. He was associated researcher in Institute of Theoretical Physics in 1989, and was promoted to be a researcher in 1992. He was elected as Academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1997. From 1998 to 2007, he was the director of Institute of Theoretical Physics, CAS. Now he is the chairman of Scientific Committee in ITP.
Now he focus on the research of liquid crystal, the theory about biological membrane, and the research about the elasticity and protein folding of DNA biomacromolecule which is the interdisciplinary of physics, chemistry and biology.