On Professor Jiang Hu of the Mozi Team
Born in 1969, Jiang Hu is now a professor and doctoral supervisor at the University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. With a scientific, pragmatic, and serious work style, Jiang Hu has devoted himself to the research of satellite technology.
He participated in the development, launch, and in-orbit experiment of Mozi (Quantum Experiments at Space Scale) with Academician Pan Jianwei as the chief scientist. He also took the lead in developing five patented inventions related to quantum satellite platform technology, three of which were authorized in 2019. Jiang says that being a person who is proud of his hometown and of whom his hometown is proud is a goal of every researcher from Dongyang.
Jiang Hu was born in the village of Guangfeng, Nanshi Subdistrict, Dongyang. There were eight people in his family. When he was young, he believed that knowledge could change his destiny and that with knowledge, he could be successful and lighten the burden on his parents. Therefore, when he studied at Nanma Senior High School, he studied hard for the honor of his family—harder than many of his classmates.
Jiang was good at English, thanks to his English teachers. “The unique teaching methods of my teachers, Xu Xiangang and Ma Haifu, aroused my interest in learning English,” and this interest was extremely motivating. Good command of English helped Jiang perform well in writing scientific research papers. He has obtained seven authorized patents to date and published nearly 60 papers as first author in domestic and international academic journals.
Jiang is persevering and hardworking in his pursuit of improvement. After graduating from the Physics Department of Zhejiang Normal University in 1992, he spent his Spring Festival holiday preparing for the examination. Later, he was admitted to the graduate school of the Chinese Academy of Sciences—his top choice—and he was the only one of his classmates to be admitted.
Jiang enjoyed the academic atmosphere of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. After receiving his doctorate degree from Shanghai Observatory of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2002, he devoted himself to scientific research.
Since 2003, Jiang has worked at the Shanghai Institute of Microsystems and Information Technology, Shanghai Advanced Research Institute, and Shanghai Engineering Center for Microsatellites. In December 2011, he participated in the research and development of a quantum science experimental satellite. Since then, Jiang has traveled to many cities to review various technical issues, which laid a solid technical foundation for the later effective operation of quantum satellites in orbit. Before the launch of Mozi on August 16, 2016, Jiang, as a member of the test team, worked at Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center for nearly a month to carry out tests and solve technical problems before the satellite launch. Now he remains engaged in the daily monitoring and analysis of the remote sensing data of Mozi at Jiuquan. He also created a series of response plans for possible problems so as to facilitate quantum technology experiments.
At present, quantum information technology has attracted international attention. In the face of future fierce international competition environment, Jiang Hu says that science and technology workers should rise to the challenge. (By Chen Lingyue – Dongyang Daily, translated by Jin Haiqiong, edited by Kendra Fiddler)