Professor Shu-yi Zhang graduated from the Department of Physics, Nanjing University, Nanjing, China, and then from the graduate school of the same University with a speciality in acoustics. Since then, she has been with the Department of Physics and Institute of Acoustics, Nanjing University. Since 1986, she was appointed as a Professor of Nanjing University (1986), and then as a Member of Chinese Academy of Sciences (1991). She has also been a Visiting Associate Professor of Wayne State University, USA, (1985), a Visiting Professor of ESPCI, Paris, France, (1988), and also The University of Tokyo, Japan, (1991). During 1992-2001, she has been the Director of the Institute of Acoustics, Nanjing University, and as a Chairperson, she has organized 4 International Conferences (Workshops) on Acoustics, in Nanjing, and then edited 4 Proceedings of the Conferences. Her research fields include molecular acoustics, surface acoustic waves, acousto-optic interaction, photoacoustics and ultrasonic physics, devices and NDE, etc. As the author and co-author, she has published more than 400 papers and joined to write four monographs on photoacoustics and acoustics published in USA and Europe.