Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139
Using light to imprint features onto polymer or plastic, Associate Professor Nick Fang's research led his team to disprove the established diffraction limit.
Professor Nicholas Fang has used the ancient art of kirigami to manipulate light at the nanoscale, potentially opening up new possibilities for the creation of new light-based communications.
Professor Nicholas Fang has developed a heat-rejecting material that could be used to coat windows and save on air-conditioning costs.
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA-LOS ANGELESPh.D.
Z Liu, H Du, J Li, L Lu, ZY Li, NX Fang, "Nano-kirigami with giant optical chirality", Science advances 4 (7), eaat4436, (2018)
Q Hu, D Jin, J Xiao, SH Nam, X Liu, Y Liu, X Zhang, NX Fang, "Ultrafast fluorescent decay induced by metal-mediated dipole–dipole interaction in two-dimensional molecular aggregates", Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 114 (38), 10017-10022, (2017)
Dafei Jin, Qing Hu, Daniel Neuhauser, Felix von Cube, Yingyi Yang, Ritesh Sachan, Ting S Luk, David C Bell, Nicholas X Fang,"Quantum-Spillover Enhanced Surface-Plasmonic Absorption at the Interface of Silver and High-Index Dielectrics", Phys. Rev. Lett., 115, 193901 (2015)
Anshuman Kumar, Tony Low, Kin Hung Fung, Phaedon Avouris, Nicholas X Fang, "Tunable Light–Matter Interaction and the Role of Hyperbolicity in Graphene–hBN System", Nano Lett., 15(5), 3172-3180(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).
US Patent No. 7,998,330,” Direct Nanoscale Patterning of Metals Using Polymer Electrolytes,” N. Fang, P. M. Ferreira, K. H. Hsu, P. Schultz, and A. Kumar, 2011
US Patent No. 8,980,656, "Method of Forming an Array Of High Aspect Ratio Semiconductor Nanostructures", X. Li, N. Fang, P, Ferreira, W. Chern, I, Chun, K. Hsu, 2015
US Patent 9,492,969, "High Resolution Projection Micro Stereolithography System And Method", Christopher M Spadaccini, George Farquar, Todd Weisgraber, Steven Gemberling, Nicholas Fang, Jun Xu, Matthew Alonso, Howon Lee, granted 2016
US Patent 10,375,467, "Systems, apparatus, and methods for hearing protection", Nicholas Fang and Jun Xu, granted 2019
US Patent App. 15/651,861, "Multi-beam resin curing system and method for whole-volume additive manufacturing", Maxim Shusteff, Christopher M Spadaccini, Nicholas Fang, Robert Matthew Panas, Johannes Henriksson, Brett Kelly, Allison E Browar, 2018