Nicholas Xuanlai Fangd’Arbeloff Career Development Associate Professor
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge MA 02139-4307
Professor Fang seeks to bridge new frontiers in nanophotonics and nanomanufacturing. His research group concentrates on creating devices for focusing photon and sound into nanometer scale and using them for imaging and nanofabrication. These devices and technologies could lead revolutionary methods of diagnosing living cells at molecular scale details, without the use of an electron microscope, and open the door for the non-destructive screening of drugs and other biological materials.
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
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
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.
Lee H., C.G. Xia and N. X. Fang, "First Jump of a Microgel: Actuation Speed Enhancement by Elastic Instability," Soft Matter, 2010. DOI: 10.1039/C0SM00092B