Mr. JIANG Wenhan，an Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering, research professor, and PhD supervisor,graduated from the Harbin Institute of Technology in 1958. Now, he is the Chairman of Academic Committee of the Institute of Optics and Electronics (IOE), CAS and the Director of the State Key Laboratory of Adaptive Optics for 863 Program.
He is a national expert and one of academic technology leaders in Sichuan Province. Furthermore, he is a member of the Sichuan Science and Technology Advisory Panel, the Chinese Optical Society (COA), the China Instrument and Control Society (CICS), the Scientific and Technological Association of Sichuan Province (SAST), and a fellow of the Optical Society of America (OSA).
In the early years of his research, Jiang Wenhan was engaged in the development of large optical measurement equipment, and made some innovative work on the theory and technology of precision shafting, fixed optical measurement systems.
In 1979, he firstly began to carry out research on adaptive optics in China. In 1980, under his leadership, the first Laboratory on adaptive optics in China was founded at the IOE, CAS. The basic techniques, such as deformable and fast steering mirror, wavefront sensing, wavefront reconstruction and control algorithms and fast digital signal processing, were established in his Laboratory; and a series of adaptive optical systems were developed. In 1985, the wavefront correction system for laser fusion system was successfully integrated with the "Shengguang I" system in Shanghai. It was the first adaptive optical system using in inertial confinement system (ICF) in the world. In 1990, an adaptive optical system was founded at the Kunmin Observatory. After then, this system was modified and installed at the Beijing Observatory as an Infrared Adaptive Optics System. In 1996, an experimental system for the correction of beam propagation through turbulent medium was established and used in the Anhui Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics. Now, adaptive optics developed by his laboratory has been widely used in many fields, such as astronomical imaging, laser beam propagation, laser beam clean-up, inertial confinement fusion, retina imaging and free space optical communication. Now his research team is focusing on basic research about the application of adaptive optics.