Zhi-mei Qi was born in Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China, in 1967, received the DrEng from Yokohama National University, Japan, in 2001. From 2001 to 2007, he worked as a JST postdoctoral fellow in AIST, Tsukuba city, Japan. In 2007 he joined Institute of Electronics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, where he currently works as a professor and a team leader for developing biochemical sensors based on optical waveguides and SPPs. He as the first author published 38 papers in the peer-reviewed journals including Optics Letters, Applied physics Letters, Analytical Chemistry, Journal of Physical Chemistry A. B. and C, etc. He holds 5 Japanese patents and 8 Chinese Patents. He is a lifetime OSA member and the vice director of the State Key Laboratory of Transducer Technology, China.