**Biographical note of the Editor-in-Chief:**

**Jian Qi Shen** was born in Hangzhou, China on November 30, 1974. He received the Bachelor Degree (Nanjing University, China in 1999) and Master Degree (Zhejiang University, China in 2002) in theoretical physics. He has been engaged in quantum optics and electromagnetism since 2002, and received the PhD in Optics from Zhejiang University and PhD in theoretical electromagnetism from the Royal Swedish Institute of Technology. Shen is an associate professor of Zhejiang University, China. He has published over 120 research papers and book chapters in the areas of optics, artificial electromagnetic materials, and quantum theory. His current research interest includes metamaterials, quantum-vacuum effects and field theories.

**RECENT AND RELEVANT JOURNAL PAPERS**

**Jian Qi Shen** has published more than 120 papers in various fields such as theoretical/mathematical physics and optical physics. Here is the publication list for some typical work:

**Jian Qi Shen**and Sailing Long He, Geometric phases of electrons due to spin-rotation coupling in rotating C60 molecules,

*Physical Review B*68: 195421(6 pages) (2003).

**Jian Qi Shen**, Purely gravitational generalization of spin-rotation couplings,

*Physical Review D*70: 067501-(1-4) (2004).

**Jian Qi Shen**, Negative refractive index in gyrotropically magnetoelectric media,

*Physical Review B*73, 045113 (2006).

**Jian Qi Shen**and Sailing He, Dimension-sensitive optical responses of electromagnetically induced transparency vapor in a waveguide,

*Physical Review A*74，063831 (2006).

**Jian Qi Shen**and Pu Zhang, Double-control quantum interferences in a four-level atomic system,

*Optics Express*15, No. 10, 6484-6493 (2007).

**Jian Qi Shen**, Transient evolutional behaviors of double-control electromagnetically induced transparency,

*New Journal of Physics*15, 374-378 (2007).

[7] **Jian Qi Shen**, Momentum Transfer between Quantum Vacuum and Anisotropic Medium, *Progress of Theoretical Physics* 119, 351-360 (2008).

[8] **Jian Qi Shen**, Field quantization and vacuum effects in a chiral medium, *J. Opt. Soc. Am. B* 25, No. 11, 1864-1872 (2008).

[9] Clifford M. Krowne and **Jian Qi Shen**, Dressed-state mixed-parity transitions for realizing negative refractive index, *Phys. Rev. A* 79, 023818 (2009).

[10] Arash Gharibi, **Jian Qi Shen**, and Jing Gu, Tunable transient evolutional behaviors of a four-level atomic vapor and the application to photonic logic gates, *Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular & Optical Physics* 42, 055502 (2009).

[11] **Jian Qi Shen**, A gravitational constant and a cosmological constant in a spin-connection gravitational gauge field theory，*Journal of Physics A: Math. Theor.* 42, 155401 (2009).

[12] **Jian Qi Shen**, Anisotropic distribution of quantum-vacuum momentum density in a moving electromagnetic medium, *Annalen der Physica* (Berlin) 522, No.7, 524-531 (2010).

[13] Arash Gharibi, Jing Gu, **Jian Qi Shen** et al., Quantum Coherence and Tunable Transient Behavior of a Double-Control Four-Level Atomic Vapor, *International Journal of Theoretical Physics, Group Theory and Nonlinear Optics* 14 Issue 1, pp. 63-80 (2010).

[14] **Jian Qi Shen**, Constructive and destructive quantum interference sensitive to quantum vacuum mode structure in a metallic waveguide, *Physical Review A* 84, 063841 (2011).

[15] **Jian Qi Shen**, Three-dimensionally isotropic negative refractive index assisted by twophoton resonance via quantum coherence, *Appl. Phys. Lett.* 101, 181102 (2012).

[16] **Jian Qi Shen**, Double-negative atomic vapor assisted by two-photon quantum coherence, *J. Opt. Soc. Am. B* 29 (No.11), 3192-3200 (2012)

[17] **Jian Qi Shen**, A three-level dark state and double-control single-photon logic gates via quantum coherent control, *Annalen der Physik* (Berlin) 524, No. 2, 85-96 (2012).

[18] Fei Zhuang, **Jian Qi Shen**, Xinyue Du, and Daomu Zhao, Propagation and modulation of Airy beams through a four-level electromagnetic induced transparency atomic vapor, *Optics Letters* 37, No. 15, 3054-3056 (2012).

[19] **Jian Qi Shen**, Gain-assisted negative refractive index in a quantum coherent medium, *Progress In Electromagnetics Research*, Vol. 133, 37-51, 2013

[20] T.-C. Liau, **J. Q. Shen**, Y.-H. Kao, and T.-J. Yang, Frequency-sensitive switching control effect induced by two-photon resonance in an EIT-based layered medium, *Ann. Phys.* (Berlin) 525, 244－255 (2013).

[21] **Jian Qi Shen**, A dressed-state assisted left-handed coherent medium for high-gain optical amplification, Progress In Electromagnetics Research, Vol. 143, 263-284, 2013

[22] **Jian Qi Shen**, Strong and weak confinement of parity-time symmetric acoustic surface wave, *Europhys. Lett.* 105 (2014) 17006

[23] **Jian Qi Shen**, Electric and magnetic dipole allowed transitions of atoms for three-dimensionally isotropic left handedness in a mixed atomic vapor, *Prog. Theor. Exp. Phys.* 2014, 033A01 (12 pages). DOI: 10.1093/ptep/ptu018

[24] **Jian Qi Shen**, Surface plasmon wave manipulated by quantum coherence of multilevel quantum dots, *Progress In Electromagnetics Research Letters*, Vol. 45, 89-98 (2014).

[25] **Jian Qi Shen**, Electromagnetically –induced -transparency plasmonics: Quantum -interference-assisted tunable surface-plasmon-polariton resonance and excitation, *Physical Review A* 90, 023814 (2014).

[26] Jin Jei Wu, Chien Jang Wu, **Jian Qi Shen**, Da Jun Hou, and Wen Chen Lo, Properties of transmission and leaky modes in a plasmonic waveguide constructed by periodic subwavelength metallic hollow blocks, *Scientific Reports* 5, 14461 (2015).

[1] **Jian Qi Shen**, Dual curvature tensors and dynamics of gravitomagnetic matter, in: *Quantum Gravity Research Trends* (ISBN 1-59454-324-0), Editor: Albert Reimer, pp. 323-353 (Chapter 10), Nova Science Publishers, Inc., New York (2006).

[2] **Jian Qi Shen**, Classical & Quantum Optical Properties of Artificial Electromagnetic Media, Chapt. 1, pp. 15-16, *Transworld Research Network*, ISBN 978-817-8953-56-4, Kerala, India (2008).

[3] **Jian Qi Shen**, Complex Metric, Torsion, Spin-Connection Gauge Field, and Gravitomagnetic Monopole, in: *Mathematical Physics Research Developments* (Editor: Morris B. Levy), Nova Science Publishers, Inc. (New York, 2006), pp. 419-526 (2010).

[4] **Jian Qi She****n**, Quantum-Vacuum Effects and Quantum Coherence in Artificial Electromagnetic Materials, in: *Advances in Condensed Matter and Materials Research*, Volume 6 (Editors: Hans Geelvinck and Sjaak Reynst, Nova Science Publishers, Inc.). pp. 157-179 (2010).

[5] Teh-Chau Liau, Jin-Jei Wu, **Jian Qi Shen** and Tzong-Jer Yang, “EIT-Based Photonic Crystals and Photonic Logic Gate Design,” in: *Photonic Crystals--- Introduction, Application and Theory*, Editor: Alessandro Massaro, ISBN: 978-953-51-0431-5, pp.133-156 (Chapter 7), Published by InTech, Rijeka, Croatia (2012).

[6] **Jian Qi Shen**, The Low-Energy Yang-Mills Gravitational Gauge Theory and Its Application to Astrophysics and Cosmology (pp. 13-126), In: *New Developments in Low-Energy Physics Research*, Editor: Tao Zoeng and Meng Ngai, Chapter 2, 13-126, ISBN: 978-1-62257-668-5, Nova Science Publishers, Inc., New York (2013).

[7] **Jian Qi Shen**, A Low-Energy Phenomenological Theory of Yang-Mills Formulation of Gravitation (pp. 189-230), Chap. 6, In: *New Developments in Low-Energy Physics Research*, Editor: Tao Zoeng and Meng Ngai, 189-230. ISBN: 978-1-62257-668-5, Nova Science Publishers, Inc. (2013).

[8] **Jian Qi Shen**, Gravitational Gauge Theory of Spinorial and Vectorial Gravitating Matter Fields, in: *Gauge Theories and Differential Geometry*, Chapter 2, Editor: Lance Bailey, Nova Science Publishers, Inc., New York, (2015).

[9] **Jian Qi Shen**, Gravitational Gauge Theory as a Route to Gravity-Gauge Unification, in: *Gauge Theories and Differential Geometry*, Chapter 3, Editor: Lance Bailey, Nova Science Publishers, Inc., New York (2015).

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