School of Instrumentation Science and Enginnering

As the earliest Chinese subject dedicated to instrumentation, the subject of precision instruments in the School of Instrumentation Science and Engineering (SISE) of Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT) was founded in 1952. It is also one of the disciplines with the largest scale and the strongest overall strength in China. Currently, it has 3 specialties for undergraduates: Precision Instruments, Measurement & Control Technology and Instruments, and IntelliSense Engineering.

Led by Professor Tan Jiubin, an academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE), it is oriented to broad fields related to the manufacturing of high-grade, precision and advanced equipment, largescale scientific projects and precision medicine, and is pledged to the research and development of ultra-precision measurement methods and instrument technology, remote ultra-high-resolution laser measurement technology, label-free non-invasive microscopy methods and instrument technology, etc. It has developed a series of instruments based on new principles to solve key measured problems in the above mentioned fields. In recent years, SISE has authorized more than 550 invention patents at home and abroad, established more than 30 international standards, national standards and industry standards, published more than 1,200 high-level academic papers, and won more than 60 national and provincial major scientific and technological achievement awards represented by the first prize of National Technological Invention Award. 


In ShanghaiRanking’s Academic Ranking of World Universities, it ranked at the top from 2017 to 2019. SISE is an open and international school and it has established a longterm and substantive exchange and cooperation relationship with a number of international first-class laboratories, such as the University of Oxford, Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstal (PTB), and the National

Physical Laboratory (NPL). With the help of the international high-end instrument forum of CAE and the series international symposiums on precision engineering measurement and instrument, the SISE holds a large-scale international conference once a year, and over 200 famous experts and scholars come from all over the word every year to discuss and exchange ideas about new problems, new technologies and new trends faced by the international front measurement and instrument field. 

This series of conferences has become one of the top international conferences in the field of measurement and instrumentation. In the direction of ultra-precision measurement methods and instrument technology, it proposed an errorseparation method to eliminate the theoretical errors of instruments and successfully developed a cylindrical measurement standard instrument based on new principles. After the testing and comparison with the measurement standard instruments of international authoritative laboratories, it is in the leading position in accuracy around the world and makes such measurement values accurate and consistent across the country. In the direction of remote ultra-high-resolution laser measurement technology, it proposed an active collaborative detection method with a spatial displacement resolution of 1 nm and power saving of more than 630 times, providing new technologies for future scientific experiments in space. In the direction of non-invasive microscopy methods and instrument technology, it presented a confocal optical and ultrasonic harmonic generation microscopy method, which enables the super-resolution and noninvasive imaging of 3D living cells and deep tissues, providing powerful tools for biomedical research and medical diagnostics. It solves a major problem in the field of modern biomedical imaging. The scholars of SISE take the opportunity of quantization of basic units in SI, closely integrate digitalization, networking, intellectualization and precision, and make use of the most advanced achievements in modern photonics, electronics, acoustics, materials, precision mechanics, dynamics, control, etc. to continuously invent new principle instruments, and support the high-quality development of high-end equipment manufacturing, large scale scientific engineering and precision medicine.