Dr. ZHANG Shougang who graduated from Pierre and Marie Curie University, France, is the Director of National Time Service Center (NTSC), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Director of Key Laboratory of Time and Frequency Standards of CAS, and doctoral supervisor of CAS. He is the winner of the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars, the national candidate of the “Hundred-Thousand-Ten Thousand Project”, the recipient of the Special Government Allowance of the State Council, one of the "Top Ten Excellent Scientific and Technological Workers" of the Chinese Institute of Electronics (CIE), the winner of the "CAS Kuancheng Wong Outstanding Contribution Award for Western Scholars", and the winner of the "Zhu Liyuehua Outstanding Teacher Award of CAS”. He is also the “Sanqin Scholar” and the “Outstanding Overseas Returnee” of Shaanxi Province. He is also the Director of the National Standardization Technical Committee for Navigation Equipment, the member of the guiding expert group of the major research program "Precision Measurement Physics" of National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), the Director of the Time Professional Committee of the Chinese Astronomical Society, and the member of the Time Working Group of the International Astronomical Union. He has been the director of the NTSC, CAS since July 2015.
Having been engaged in research on atomic clocks and their applications, he has presided over the compilation of 2 national standards, published more than 230 academic papers, co-edited 2 monographs, obtained 43 authorized invention patents, and won a first prize of science and technology progress award at the provincial and ministerial levels (ranking first). At present, he, as the chief scientist, is responsible for major projects such as national major science and technology infrastructure and space station time and frequency experimental system.