Nicholas Xuanlai FangAssociate Professor
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge MA 02139-4307
Optical and Acoustic Metamaterials; Micro-Nanofabrication technology
Introduction to Materials;
Optics and Photonics;
Measurement and Instrumentation
Thermal-fluid science in the kitchen
Nanjing University, China BS, Physics 1996
Nanjing University, China MS, Physics 1998
UCLA PhD, ME 2004
UCLA Research Engineer Feb 2004 to Oct 2004
UIUC Assistant Professor Nov.2004 to Dec 2010
MIT Associate Professor(AWOT)Jan 2011 to June 2014
MIT Associate Professor(with tenure)July 2014 to present
Awards and Recognitions:
Outstanding PhD Student Award, UCLA Sept. 2003
ASME Pi-Tau-Sigma Gold Medal Nov. 2006
Award of Excellence in Advising, UIUC Dec, 2007
TR35 Young Innovators Sept. 2008
SME Young Manufacturing Engineer Award May, 2009
NSF CAREER Award June, 2009
Xerox Faculty Award, UIUC May, 2010
Cambride Who's who Professional of the year,
Higher Education, Dec 2010
ICO Prize/Ernest Abbe Medal by
the International Commission of Optics Oct, 2011
Fellow, International Society of Nano Manufacturing, Feb, 2013
ASME Chao and Trigger
Young Manufacturing Engineer Award, Jun, 2013
Associate Editor, ASME Journal of Micro- and Nano-Manufacturing (JMNM)
Topic Editor in Chief, Frontiers in Optics and Photonics
A. A. Maznev, G. Gu, S. Sun, J. Xu, Y. Shen, N. Fang, S. Zhang, "Extraordinary focusing of sound above a soda can array without time reversal" New Journal of Physics 17 (4), 042001(2015).
C. Shen, J. Xu, N. X. Fang, Y. Jing, “Anisotropic Complementary Acoustic Metamaterial for Canceling out Aberrating Layers”, Phys Rev X, 4, 041033 (2014).
X. Zheng, H. Lee, T.H. Weisgraber, M. Shusteff, J. Deotte, E. B. Duoss, J. D. Kuntz, M. M. Biener, Q. Ge, J. A. Jackson, S. O. Kucheyev, N. X. Fang, and C.M. Spadaccini, "Ultralight, Ultrastiff Mechanical Metamaterials", Science, 344, 1373(2014).
Anshuman Kumar, Kin Hung Fung, M. T. Homer Reid, and Nicholas X. Fang, "Photon emission rate engineering using graphene nanodisc cavities",Opt. Express, 22, 6400(2014)
N. Boechler, J. K. Eliason, A. Kumar, A. A. Maznev, K. A. Nelson, and N. Fang, " Interaction of a Contact Resonance of Microspheres with Surface Acoustic Waves", Phys. Rev. Lett., 111, 036103(2013).
D. Jin, A. Kumar, K. H. Fung, J. Xu and N. X. Fang, "Terahertz plasmonics in ferroelectric-gated graphene", Appl. Phys. Lett., 102, 201118(2013).
X. Dang, J. Qi, M. Klug, P-Y. Chen, D. S. Yun, N. X. Fang, P. Hammond, and A. Belcher, "Tunable localized surface plasmon-enabled broadband light harvesting enhancement for high-efficiency panchromatic dye-sensitized solar cells", Nano Letters, 13, 637 (2013).
Howon Lee, Jiaping Zhang, Hanqing Jiang, and Nicholas X. Fang, "Prescribed Pattern Transformation in Swelling Gel Tubes by Elastic Instability",Phys. Rev. Lett., 108, 214304(2012).
Cui Y., K. H. Fung, J. Xu, H. Ma, J. Yi, S. He, and N. X. Fang, “Ultra-broadband Light Absorption by a Sawtooth Anisotropic Metamaterial Slab”, Nano Letters 12, 1443(2012).
Kumar A., K. H. Hsu, K. E. Jacobs, P.M. Ferreira, and N.X. Fang, “Direct metal nano-imprinting using an embossed solid electrolyte stamp”, Nanotechnology, Vol. 22:2, art no 155302(2011)
Zhang, S., C. Xia and N. X. Fang, “Broadband Acoustic Cloak For Ultrasound Waves,” Phys. Rev. Lett, Vol 106, art.no. 024301, 2011.