Ze Zhang graduated from Jilin University with BSc degree in 1980, and received PhD degree from Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1987. Prof. Zhang was elected as a member of Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2001. He was professor of Beijing University of Technology in 2003-2010 and a professor of Zhejiang University since 2010. He is the President of Asia Pacific Electron Microscopy Association since 2012. His research interests focused on electron microscopy study of advanced materials. He was one of the earlier researchers worked on quasicrystals in 1980s. In recent years, Prof. Zhang, together with his research team, has developed an advanced microscopy technique, with which in-situ external field can be introduced into the microscope retaining the atomic resolution. They successfully apply this advanced technique on in-situ electron microstructure study of the size effects of structural materials, especially on abnormal elasticity and strength of a broad range of alloys. He is the author of more than 400 papers published in international journals including Nature, Science, Nature Materials, JACS, PRL, etc. These papers have been cited more than 7500.