The State Key Laboratory of Transducer Technology, which was established upon the approval of pthe State Development Planning Commission in 1987 and get inspection and acceptance in 1989. It is the first national laboratory working on sensing technology in China. Currently the director of laboratory is Professor Jiangong Cheng and academician Yirong Wu.
In the last two decades since its establishment, the laboratory has undertaken dozens of major projects under Climbing-B, "973" and other national research programs. Great achievements and progress have been reaped in the research on manufacturing technology and devices of micro-nano electrical mechanical systems (MEMS/NEMS) like micro-static motors, micro oscillator, piezoresistive micro-gyroscope, high-shock acceleration sensor, high-precision resonant pressure sensor, vacuum microelectronic pressure sensor and thermopile array, etc. What's more, all infra-red sensors and focal plane components provided by the laboratory have found wide applications in Chinese meteorological satellites, oceanic satellites and Shenzhou spacecraft payload, which sends back high-quality images. In recent years, it has developed micro-nano cantilever sensors, System On Chip (SOC) and self-assembled micro-sensors. The laboratory has assumed 3 projects under "973" Program , 1 project under the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars and 4 key projects under the National Natural Science Fund, as well as many projects under "863" Program.
Furthermore, the laboratory enjoys high international fame for its advanced micro-nano fabrication and developed novel sensors such as MEMS sensors, micro-nano manufacturing and self-assembly techniques, biochemical detection and analysis systems, and so on. A number of high-level papers and invited talks have been appeared in some well-known academic journals and conferences such as Lab On a chip、IEEE J-MEMS、IEEE TIE、JMM, Sensors and Actuators, IEDM, IEEE MEMS, Transducers etc. Meanwhile, the laboratory is an active player in academic activities, with experts from it serving in several important academic organizations.
There are nearly 60 employees in this laboratory, and 30 of them are professors, including academicians, chief scientists of the projects under "973" Program, experts for "863" Program, the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars and "One Hundred Talents Program" of CAS.
Micro-nano sensors and Microsystems are the main research fields of the laboratory based on microelectronics technology and micro-nano fabrication technology. To meet the increasing requirements of sensing technology for national defence, aerospace, industrial and medical uses, the laboratory concentrates on the core sensing technology and high-performance sensors with new principles, new materials, new methods and new technologies, the key technologies on processing, packaging and system integration, and it also powerfully develops the integrated, intelligent, network based on sensor system.