Dongping Zhong received his B.S. in laser physics from Huazhong University of Science and Technology in China and his Ph.D. in Chemical Physics from California Institute of Technology in 1999. For his Ph.D. work, Dr. Zhong received the Herbert Newby McCoy Award and the Milton and Francis Clauser Doctoral Prize from Caltech. He continued his postdoctoral research at Caltech with focus on protein dynamics. In 2002, he joined The Ohio State University as an Assistant Professor and currently he is Robert Smith Professor of Physics and Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry. He is the Packard Fellow, Sloan Fellow, Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar, Guggenheim Fellow, APS Fellow, AAAS Fellow, as well as the recipient of the NSF CAREER Award and the OCPA Outstanding Young Researcher Award. His research interests include biomolecular interactions and dynamics using ultrafast photon and electron methods.