Jun Cao is professor of Experimental Particle Physics at the Institute of High Energy Physics (IHEP), Chinese Academy of Sciences. He got his PhD in Phenomenological Particle Physics at IHEP in 1998. As a postdoctoral researcher of the Linear Accelerator Laboratory (LAL, Orsay) in France, he worked for the H1 experiment at DESY from 1998 to 2000 and, as a postdoctoral researcher of University of Michigan for MiniBooNE at Fermilab from 2001 to 2004. Dr. Cao became a staff member of IHEP and joined the Daya Bay Reactor Neutrino Experiment in 2004.
He led the antineutrino detector design and construction, liquid scintillator production, and data analysis of Daya Bay. He was awarded the C.N. Yang award of the Association of Asia-Pacific Physical Societies in 2013 for his contributions to Daya Bay. He is currently Deputy Director of the Experimental Physics Center of IHEP, co-spokesperson of Daya Bay, and deputy project manager of Jiangmen Underground Neutrino Observatory (JUNO).