Dr. Fan's Nanomaterial Innovation Lab

January 2010

Prof. Fan's research program focuses on bridging fabrication of functional nanomaterials with their applications via exploiting fundamental physical and chemical principles for innovative manufacturing and applications of nanomaterials in biochemical sensing, single live cell stimulation, MEMS/NEMS, and energy conversion and storage devices. Dr. Fan invented a powerful nanomanipulation technique, the "electric tweezers" based on combined AC and DC electric fields, which can transport arrays of nanoparticles in both the X and Y directions with completely controlled transport and alignment orientation along prescribed trajectories at a precision of 300 nm and seamlessly rotate them with desired angle, speed, and chirality. Dr. Fan's lab has the following active research areas:

(1) innovative mechanisms for nanomanufacturing, assembling, and manipulation

supported by National Science Foundation and National Institutes of Health

(2) Optical biochemical sensing, single-molecule detection, surface enhanced Raman scattering, plasmonics, plasmonic-semiconductor hybrid devices; Single live cell stimulation and biosignal delivery

supported by the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation and Army Research Office

(4) Bottom up assembly of nanoelectromechanical devices such as nanomotors, nanorobots, and nanoresonators for sensing, communication, controlled biochemical release and detection

supported by the National Science Foundation CAREER Award

(5) Novel design and synthetic concept of 3-D nanosuperstructures for energy conversion and storage devices

supported by the Welch Foundation

Our education goal is to train the next-generation scientists and engineers, who are creative, independent, thoughtful, and have high standard research ethics. We are always on the lookout for talented and enthusiastic graduate and undergraduate students to join our research group.

Contact Dr. Fan:

Phone: 512-471-5874

Email: dfan at austin.utexas.edu

News

154.Prof. Fan will give an invited talk at the Materials Research Society Meeting and a web-seminar at the University of California at Los Angeles. We thank the invitation very much. (September, 2016)

153. It has been the second year since Dr. Fan host undergraduate students of the Freshman Introduction to Research in Engineering program at UT-Austin. We are very happy to impact many first-year students by providing hand-on research experiences. (September, 2016)

152. We welcome new graduate students Yun Huang and Kwangwon Seong to join our group. (September, 2016)

151. Prof. Fan is officially promoted to Associate Professor with tenure. She thanks families, friends, colleagues at UT and outside of UT, and all her former mentors and teachers. (August, 2016)

150. We are grateful for the new grant support from the National Science Foundation. (August, 2016)

149. Prof. Fan will give invited talks at the ACS Southwest Regional Meeting and 231th ECS Meeting. We thank the invitations very much. (August, 2016)

148.Jianhe has received the Graduate Student Professional Development Award, congratulations! (July, 2016)

147. Jianhe has received the Graduate Student Assembly Travel Grant to attend and present on the ACS National meeting, congratulations! (July, 2016)

146. Dr. Fan will serve as the lead chair of the symposium Micro/nano Assembling, Manufacturing, and Manipulation for Biomolecular and Cellular Applications in the MRS Spring meeting in 2017. (April, 2016)

145. Jianhe, Kwanoh, and Xiaobin received the Excellent Award in the poster competion event, Department of Mechanical Engineering, UT-Austin (March 2016)

144. Dr. Fan will give an invited talk at the 7th International Conference on Metamaterials, Photonic Crystals and Plasmonics in Spain. Thanks for the invitation. (Febuary 2016)

143. Dr. Fan will give two invited talks at the 37th Progress in Electromagnetics Research Symposium in Shanghai. We thank the invitations very much. (January, 2016)

142. National Academic of Engineering featured the Nanotechnology Series produced by and National Science Foundation. We contributed to one of the six videos.

141. Our work on robotic nanosensors has been featured in the six-part video series on Nanotechnology: Super Small Science by and National Science Foundation.

140. Welcome undergraduate student Sharon Samuel to join our lab! (January, 2016)

139. Dr. Fan will give an invited talk at the American Chemical Society National Meeting at Philadelphia, PA. We thank the invitation very much. (January, 2016)

138. Dr. Fan's group will give an invited talk at the upcoming MD&M West conference in Anaheim, CA. Thanks for the invitation. (January, 2016)

137. Dr. Fan will give an invited talk at the Defense Threat Reduction Agency. We appreciate the invitation very much. (January, 2016)

2015

136. Our patent of electric tweezers has been formally issued by the United State Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). (2015)

135. Dr. Fan will give an invited talk at the 2016 Bioanalytical Sensors Gordon Research Conference in 2016. Thanks for the invitation. (November, 2015)

134. Dr. Fan will give an invited talk at the International Symposium on Theranostic Nanomedicine 2016 at National Tsing Hua University in March, 2016. (November, 2015)

133. Welcome Ph.D. students Zexi, Jiawei, visiting scholars Guilan, Tao, Jing, and undergraduate students Ashley, Jeremie, Tristen, Jennifer, Keith, Olivia, Robert, and Jake to join our group. (October, 2015)

132. Our group will give an invited talk at IEEE Nanomed and chair a special invited session. (October, 2015)

131. We feel thankful and honored to be invited to contribute to the Nanotechnology Series on sensors to be produced by NBC Learn. (October, 2015)

130. We are humbled and honored that our nanomotor work was referred in our president's inauguration speech. (October, 2015)

129. Our collabrative work is published by the leading journal Energy & Environment Science. Congratulations Longjun and Chao! (September, 2015)

128. Jianhe has received the prestigious Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) International Student Research Fellowship! Congratulations Jianhe! (July, 2015)

127. Our work on improving the lifetime of rotary nanomotors has been published by Nanoscale. Our nanomotors can rotate for more than 80 hours over 1.1 million cycles. This is a record for rotary nanomotors of a similar dimension to the best of our knowledge. The experiments also suggest an ultimate lifetime of hundreds to a thousand hours for ~10 million cycles, demonstrating the practical potentials of our rotary nanomotors. Congratulations Jianhe, Kwanoh, and Wesker! (May, 2015)

126. Dr. Fan will give an invited talk at ChinaNano 2015 at Beijing, China. We are very thankful for the invitation! (May, 2015)

125. Congratulations Prof. Chia-Ling Chien for receiving the prestigious IUPAP Magnetism Award and Néel Medal. Prof. Chien joins a distinguished group of prior recipients of the IUPAP Magnetism Award that includes spintronic materials pioneer Stuart Parkin, UC Berkeley Chancellor Emeritus Robert Birgeneau, and Nobel Laureates Albert Fert and Peter Grünberg. (April, 2015)

124. Our invited review entitled "Recent Progress on Man-Made Inorganic Nanomachines" has been accepted by Small. (April, 2015)

123. Kwanoh Kim successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation! Congratulations Dr. Kim!! We are so proud of you. (April, 2015)

122. Dr. Fan is invited to attend the Foresight Institute's workshop focusing on long-term prospects for revolutionary advances in medical applications. Thanks for the invitation! (March, 2015)

121. Dr. Fan will give invited talks at the ACS National meeting at Boston and ASME IMECE conference. We are very thankful for the invitation! (March, 2015)

120. Chao received the Continuing Burton Fellowship from the graduate school, UT-Austin. Congratulations! (March, 2015)

119. Chao received the Best Poster Award from the Materials Science and Engineering Program, UT-Austin. Congratulations! (March, 2015)

118. Dr. Fan serves on the editorial board of Nature Scientific Reports. Thanks for the invitation! (March, 2015)

117. Dr. Fan is invited to give a talk at the conference of 3D and Materials Research (CC3DMR), Busan, South Korea. (Febuary, 2015)

116. Dr. Fan will give an invited talk at the 2015 Joint IEEE International Symposium in Singapore in May. (Febuary, 2015)

115. Our work on nanomotors made the finalist of the 2015 SXSW Interactive Innovation Award. Congratulations! (January, 2015)

2014

114. Our paper entitled "Micromotors with Step-Motor Characteristics by Controlled Magnetic Interactions among Assembled Components" was accepted by ACS Nano. Congratulations Kwanoh, Jianhe, and Xiaobin! (December, 2014)

113. Great news! Our paper entitled "Tunable Release of Multiplex Biochemicals by Plasmonic-Active Rotary Nanomotors" was accepted by Angewandte Chemie International Edition. Congratulations Xiaobin and Kwanoh! (December, 2014)

112. Our research on nanomotors is selected to be featured on the front cover of the text book Edexcel A-level Physics book 2 batch 1 (November, 2014)

111. It is our great honor that the NSF director Dr. France A. Córdova and the vice president of UT-Austin Ms. Ellyn Perrone visited our lab. Dr. Córdova personally operated our nanomotors. We are very grateful for the support from the National Science Foundation. (November, 2014)

110. Dr. Fan is very honored to be invited to attend the Arab-American Frontiers of Science, Engineering, and Medicine symposium sponsored by U.S. National Academy of Sciences and the Research Council of Oman. Thanks for the invitation! (November, 2014)

109. Congratulations Kwanoh for obtaining the AFOSR Materials Research Society Meeting Travel Award, Graduate Student Professional Development Award and the Nano Portfolio Program Travel Award! (November, 2014)

108. Congratulations Jianhe for obtaining the Materials Research Society Graduate Student Chapter Travel Award and the Graduate Student Professional Development Award! (November, 2014)

107. Dr. Fan will give an invited talk for the 13th International Workshop on Stress-Induced Phenomena and Reliability in Microelectronics. Thanks for the invitation! (October, 2014)

106. UT selected our patent disclosure for an interational patent filing. Thanks and congratulations Kwanoh and Jianhe! (September, 2014)

105. Dr. Fan is invited to give a departmental seminar at The Johns Hopkins University. Thanks for the invitation. (August, 2014)

104. Xiaobin successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation! (August, 2014)

103. Our paper of "Three-Dimensional Multilevel Porous Thin Graphite Nanosuperstructures for Ni(OH)2-based Energy Storage Devices" is selected to be featured on the inside front cover of Journal of Materials Chemistry A, congratulations, Jing, Xiaobin and Chao! (August, 2014)

103. Our paper of "Location Deterministic Biosensing from Quantum-Dot-Nanowire Assemblies" was accepted by Applied Physics Letters, congratulations, Chao and Kwanoh! (August, 2014)

102. Welcome Weigu Li to join our group for graduate study. (August, 2014)

101. Welcome Mingliang Liu, an undergraduate student from Zhejiang University to join our group as a visiting student. (July, 2014)

100. We are grateful for the new grant support from the National Science Foundation. (July, 2014)

99. Ms. Ellyn Perrone, the Associate Vice President for Research of The University of Texas at Austin visited our lab. (July, 2014)

98. BBC Focus selected our nanomotors as the #3 of "10 discoveries that will shape the future" in 2014 (July, 2014)

97. Jianhe received the Harris L. Marcus Graduate Fellowship in Materials Science & Engineering from the Cockrell School of Engineering. Congratulations! (July, 2014)

96. Dr. Fan just gave three invited lectures at Nanjing University, China. (July, 2014)

95. Our paper of "Three-Dimensional Multilevel Porous Thin Graphite Nanosuperstructures for Ni(OH)2-based Energy Storage Devices" was accepted by Journal of Materials Chemistry A, congratulations, Jing, Xiaobin and Chao! (July, 2014)

94. Dr. Fan's research is featured by the Texas Materials Institutes of the University of Texas at Austin and the Department of Materials Science and Engineering of the Johns Hopkins University where she received her Ph.D. degree. (June, 2014)

93. We welcome Ki-pyo Hong to join our group to conduct research for his M.S. study. (June, 2014)

92. Dr. Fan is featured by Woman in Nanoscience a National Science Foundation sponsored blog. The blog highlights the achievements of woman scientists in nanoresearch in the U.S. (June, 2014)

91. We submitted a new patent disclosure to UT-Austin (June, 2014)

90. We welcome highschool student Bryte You (St. Mary's Academy) and undergraduate student Cheng Zhao (University of Rochester) to join our group for summer research. (June, 2014)

89. Our recent work on nanomotors have received broad interest and been featured by UT Cockrell School of Engineering, NSF news, Keye TV, the HOOK among many news agencies. (June, 2014)

88. Dr. Fan just gave seminars at UC-Berkeley and Yale University. Thanks for the invitation! (May, 2014)

87. Xiaobin's story was featured by the Texas Materials Institutes of the University of Texas at Austin. (May, 2014)

86. Congratulations, Xiaobin, for receiving the Best Presentation Award of the Nano Portfolio Program of UT-Austin! (May, 2014)

85. Congratulations, Xiaobin, for receiving the highly coveted MRS Graudate Student Silver Award!! (April, 2014)

84. Dr. Fan will give an invited seminar at Brown University. Thanks for the invitation! (April, 2014)

83. Dr. Fan will serve as the co-editor of a special issue of ASME-Journal of Nanotechnology in Engineering and Medicine. We welcome submissions of both research and review articles. The Call for Paper can be found here. The submission deadline is Dec. 1, 2014. (April, 2014)

82. Congratulations, Wesker, for your successful dissertation defense! Now, we should call you Dr. Lei! (April, 2014)

81. Xiaobin's story is featured by the Texas Materials Institutes of the University of Texas at Austin. (April, 2014)

80. Xiaobin received the prestigious 2013 Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Students Abroad. Congratulations Xiaobin!! (March, 2014)

79. Our work on "Electric-driven rotation of Si nanowires and Si nanowire motors" is accepted by Advanced Functional Materials. Congratulations Xiaobin, Chao, and Kwanoh! (March, 2014)

78. Congratulations, Kwanoh, Xiaobin, and Jianhe for your paper accepted by Nature Communications! (March, 2014)

77. Congratulations, Xiaobin, for receiving the Best Poster Award in the second Texas Materials Institute competition! (March, 2014)

76. Congratulations, Kwanoh, for receiving the 2014 Research Poster Contest Award, Second Place of the Department of Mechanical Engineering (March, 2014).

75. Dr. Fan is grateful for the grant support from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research in organizing the symposium of MRS meeting in 2014. (Febuary, 2014)

74. Congratulations, Xiaobin, for receiving the highly selective Nano Portfolio Program Travel Award (Febuary, 2014).

73. We are very glad that Xiaobin is selected as the finalist for the MRS Graduate Student Award in 2014. He will give a presentation at the MRS spring meeting and receive a Gold or Silver award. Congratulations!!(Febuary, 2014)

72. We welcome Andrew Chan to join our group for undergraduate research. (Febuary, 2014)

71. Dr. Fan will give inivited seminars at the University of California at Berkeley and Yale University. (January, 2014)

70. Dr. Fan will give an inivited talk for the conference of EITA-New Media and Bio at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. (January, 2014)

69. We welcome Adam Vanderpool to continue his undergraduate research in our lab. (January, 2014)

68. Dr. Fan filed a new patent disclosure with Jing and Xiaobin. (January, 2014)

2013

67. Dr. Fan gave an invited seminar at the Department of Physics of the University of Arizona. (November, 2013)

66. Congratulations, Chao, for receiving the Graduate Student Professional Development Award. (November, 2013)

65. Congratulations, Xiaobin, for winning the Best Poster Award in the first Texas Materials Institute competition! (October, 2013)

64. Congratulations, Kwanoh, for receiving the Nano Portfolio Program Travel Award! (October, 2013)

63. Congratulations, Kwanoh, for receiving the Graduate Student Professional Development Award. (October, 2013)

62. Dr. Fan gave an invited talk at the International Conference and Exhibition on Materials Science and Engineering. (October, 2013)

61. We are thankful for the Research Grant awarded from the Office of the Vice President for Research. (October, 2013)

60. Dr. Fan will serve as the leading chair of symposium Micro/Nano Engineering and Devices for Molecular and Cellular Manipulation, Stimulation, and Analysis of the MRS fall meeting in 2014. (October, 2013)

59. Dr. Fan received supplementary support from the National Science Foundation. We are grateful for NSF. (October, 2013)

58. Dr. Fan together with her great collaborators Drs. Wang and Chakravarty received a highly competitive National Institutes of Health grant to develop innovative biosensing and sensor manufacuturing technologies. We are grateful for the support. (September, 2013)

57. Our paper "Near-Field Enhanced Magnetic Plasmonic Bifunctional Nanotubes for Single Cell Bioanalysis" published on Advanced Functional Materials is selected to be featured on the front cover of the forthcoming issue. Congratulations, Xiaobin! (July, 2013)

56. Dr. Fan will give an invited talk at the Department of Physics of the University of Arizona. (June, 2013)

55. Dr. Fan filed two new US patents. More are coming...Innovation spirits are what we pursue. (June, 2013)

54. Chao's paper "One-step Waferscale Synthesis of 3-D ZnO Nanosuperstructures by Designed Catalysts for Substantial Improvement of Solar Water Oxidation Efficiency" has been accepted by Journal of Materials Chemistry A and featured on the front cover! Congratulations, Chao! (May, 2013)

53. Xiaobin's paper "Near-Field Enhanced Magnetic Plasmonic Bifunctional Nanotubes for Single Cell Bioanalysis" published on Advanced Functional Materials has been highlighted in Hot topics by Wiley-VCH . Congratulations! (May, 2013)

52. Dr. Fan is among 60 young engineers from US and Europe who are invited to attend the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) 2013 EU-US Frontier of Engineering Symposium in France. The conference aims to bring together outstanding, early-career American and European engineers under the age of 45 from industry, universities, and other research institutions to introduce their areas of engineering research and technical work. (May, 2013)

51. A short-term technical staff position is available! Interested candidates please find the detailed job description in the page below. (May, 2013)

50. Baby Mary-Kate was born! (May, 2013)

49. Congratulations, Kwanoh, for sucessfully passing the Ph.D. prilim exam. (April, 2013)

48. Congratulations, Xiaobin, for receiving the Graduate Student Professional Development Award! (April, 2013)

47. Congratulations, Xiaobin, for sucessfully passing the Ph.D. prilim exam. (April, 2013)

46. Recognizing our research achievements, Welch Foundation awarded us a new research grant for the next three years. (April, 2013)

45. Kwanoh's paper "Innovative Mechanism for Precision Assembling and Actuation of Arrays of Nanowire Oscillators" has been accepted by ACS Nano and received an array of top 5% ratings by both of the reviewers. Congratulations! (March, 2013)

44. Kwanoh won the Chair’s Honorable Mention Award in the poster competition of the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Congratulations! (March, 2013)

43. Nanotechnology has attracted intensive interest in the research community; however, most general citizens hold a muddled understanding of “nano” and are unaware of its applications. To improve the public’s understanding of nanoscience, We outreached the general public by demonstrating Little Things Matter in the UT-Explore event for K-12 students, their parents and teachers. (March, 2013)

42. Dr. Fan will give an invited talk at the Conference of Energy, Materials and Nanotechnology. (February, 2013)

41. Xiaobin's paper of "Near-Field Enhanced Magnetic Plasmonic Bifunctional Nanotubes for Single Cell Bioanalysis" has been accepted by Advanced Functional Materials. Congratulations! (February, 2013)

40. Virgilio Martinez was awarded the Undergraduate Research Fellowship from the Office of the Vice President for Research. Congratulations! (February, 2013)

39. Dr. Fan is honored as a Recognized Mentor by Siemens Foundation . (January, 2013)

38. Chao's research on "innovative mechanism for ratational one-step synthesis of 3-D nanosuperstructures for substantial improvement of solar water oxidation" has been selected to compete for the Texas Energy Research Challenge Award. (January, 2013)

37. We warmly welcome Wesker Lei to join our group for Ph.D. study. (January, 2013)


2012

36. Our group gave three well received presentations/posters at the MRS meeting in Boston, MA. (November, 2012)

35. Esther and Anna, our highschool intern students mentored by Dr. Fan and her student Xiaobin Xu, are selected as the regional (Texas) finalists of the Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology for their summer research in single cell analysis with nanomotors in 2012. The Siemens Award is considered as the nation’s most coveted teen science prize. Out of 1,504 projects submitted to the Siemens Competition, Esther and Anna are two among 11 finalists in Texas. They each has received a $1000 scholarship and will attend the next competition hold at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Congratulations, Esther and Anna! We are proud of you. (October, 2012)

34. Dr. Fan will give an invited talk at the University of Michigan. (October, 2012)

33. Dr. Fan will give an invited talk at Rutgers University. (October, 2012)

32. Dr. Fan gave an invited talk at the Air Force Research Lab. (October, 2012)

31. Congratulations Kwanoh for receiving the highly competitive Nationals Science Foundation student travel award for Symposium at the ASME 2012 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (ASME-IMECE)! Only 40 awardees are selected from 342 applicants. You deserve! (October, 2012)

30. Our research of "Ordered Arrays of Raman Nanosensors for Ultrasensitive and Location Predictable Biochemical Detection" was ranked the top 40 most accessed papers on Advanced Materials for August 16 and highlighted on the back cover by Advanced Materials. (September, 2012)

29. Xiaobin's paper of "One-Step Hydrothermal Synthesis of Comb-Like ZnO Nanostructures" has been accepted by Crystal Growth and Design, an ACS journal with an impact factor of 4.72. Congratulations, Xiaobin. (2012)

28. Congratulations, Keshav Poddar! We hope for the best of your new endevor in the University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston Medical School. (2012)

27. Great news! Dr. Fan has won the prestigious National Science Foundation CAREER Award. The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program offers the National Science Foundation's most prestigious awards in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations. (2012)

26. Welcome Jianhe and Jing to join our group in the fall. (2012)

25. Great news! Our paper of "Ordered Arrays of Raman Nanosensors for Ultrasensitive and Location Predictable Biochemical Detection" has been accepted by Advanced Materials. (July, 2012)

24. The Fan's group will give three presentations at the conference of Nanotechnology for Defense Purpose in August. (May 2012)

23. The paper of "Guided-Mode-Resonance-Coupled Plasmonic-Active SiO2 Nanotubes for Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy" published by APL has been selected for the Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology . (May 2012)

22. Our paper of "Guided-Mode-Resonance-Coupled Plasmonic-Active SiO2 Nanotubes for Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy" has been accepted by Applied Physics Letters. (April, 2012)

21. Great news! Our paper of "Electronic Properties of Nanoentities Revealed by Electrically Driven Rotation" has been accepted by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). (April, 2012)


2011

20. Dr. Fan will give an invited talk at the Workshops of EITC-Bio 2012, to be hold at Princeton University, New Jersey. The theme of the EITC-Bio 2012 is "Recent Advances in Biomedical Research". (December, 2011)

19. Xiaobin has given three well-received oral presentations at MRS Fall meeting,Boston, MA. (December, 2011)

18. Dr. Fan will give an invited talk at the SME NanoManufacturing Conference to be hold in March in Boston, MA. (October, 2011)

17. We welcome Chao Liu to join our group for graduate study (September, 2011).

16. Our review paper "Electric Tweezers" has been accepted by Nano Today. (May 2011)

15. Dr. Fan served as a session chair for Materials Research Society (MRS) meeting. Thanks for the invitation of the symposium organizer Dr. Fan. (April 2011)

14. Dr. Fan gave an invited talk in the workshop for the highschool students in Austin TX area. We are working hard to make animpact to K-12 education. (April 2011)

13. We are grateful for the invitation from Army Research Office for the Phase II proposal. The work is in collabrication with Omega Optics Inc. (March, 2011)

12. Good job, Xiaobin and Kwanoh! Both of you earned high GPAs in your first-semester graduate study. (January, 2011)

11. Dr. Fan promotes under-represented female and minority students. Her lab is one of the hosting labs for students from Woman in Engineering Program at UT-Austin. Thanks Xiaobin for your training of undergraduate students. (January, 2011)


2010

10. Dr.Fan's research on drug delivery using nanowires as vehicles is reported by National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), a devision of NIH and National Science Foundation (NSF). The research was accomplished when she was taking postodoctoral training at JHU. (October, 2010)

9. We are grateful for the Research Grant from the Office of the Vice President at UT-Austin. (October, 2010)

8. Our successful collabration with Omega Optics Inc. secured two research grants, one from Army and the other from NIH. (September, 2010)

7. We are thankful for the grant support from Welch Foundation. (June, 2010)

6. "Sub-cellular resolution delivery of a cytokine through precisely manipulated nanowires", is highlighted by Nature Nanotechnology News and Views: "Nanobiotechnology: Nanowires have cells in their sights" on June 13, 2010.

5. "Sub-cellular resolution delivery of a cytokine through precisely manipulated nanowires" is publised online by Nature Nanotechnolgy on June 13, 2010.

4. Welcome Kwanoh Kim and Xiaobin Xu to join our group for graduate study.

3. Dr. Fan concluded the first semester teaching. (May, 2010)

2. Dr. Fan presented her research at Physics Department of UT Austin. Thanks for the invitation of Dr. Li. (April, 2010)

1. Dr. Fan presented her research at the Microelectronics Center of UT Austin. Thanks for the invitation of Dr. Chen (March, 2010).

Positions Open

January 2010

"Interest is the best teacher" -- Albert Einstein.

We are on outlook for creative and self-motivated graduate and undergraduate students who are interested in nanomaterial research. Dr. Fan provides abundant opportunities for her students to have excellent training in materials science and the related fields. She enjoys spending time on her students to improve their innovation mindset and skill set.

NEW: A Short-term Technical Staff Position is Available, May 2013

A short-term technical staff position is available in Dr. Fan's lab. The desirable candidate obtained his/her Ph.D. degree in physics, materials science, or electric engineering with strong expertise in nanofabricaton, magnetic materials and characterization, instrument design and construction. It is required that the candidate has strong publication record and independent experiences in designing and constructing ultrahigh vacuum electron-beam evaporation systems. If interested, please contact Dr. Fan and submit your CV via emails: dfan at austin.utexas.edu.

About Dr. Fan

Donglei Fan

Prof. Donglei Fan received her PhD degree in the Johns Hopkins University. More ...