Ph.D. University of Oregon. Physics/Optics. 2000.
M.S. Peking University, Beijing, P.R. China. 1994.
B.S. Peking University, Beijing, P.R. China. 1991.
Prof. Fan's research focuses on using various micro/nano photonic devices, such as high quality optical resonators, photonic crystals, optical fibers, and nanoparticles, for sensitive detection of biological markers in body fluids (like blood, saliva, or breath) that indicate the occurrence of various diseases such as cancers. These devices can also be field-deployed to rapidly identify biological or chemical threats, and to monitor the chemical levels that reflect the environmental changes. Professor Fan is also interested in bio-inspired photonic devices, where biological processes such as enzymatic cleavage and DNA hybridization are employed to control and manipulate light.
Hongbo Zhu, Robert Nidetz, Menglian Zhou, Jiwon Lee, Sanketh Buggaveeti, Katsuo Kurabayashi, and Xudong Fan
Flow-through Microfluidic Photoionization Detectors for Rapid and Highly Sensitive Vapor Detection
Lab on a Chip 15, 3021-3029 (2015)
Hengky Chandrahalim, Qiushu Chen, Ali A. Said, Mark Dugan, and Xudong Fan
Monolithic optofluidic ring resonator lasers created by femtosecond laser nanofabrication
Lab on a Chip 15, 2335-2340 (2015)
Qiushu Chen, Michael Ritt, Sivaraj Sivaramakrishnan, Yuze Sun, and Xudong Fan
Optofluidic lasers with a single molecular layer of gain
Lab on a Chip 14, 4590-4595 (2014)
Kyu Hyun Kim and Xudong Fan
Surface sensitive microfluidic optomechanical ring resonator sensors
Applied Physics Letters 105, 191101 (2014)
Girish Shrinivas Kulkarni, Karthik Reddy, Zhaohui Zhong, and Xudong Fan
Graphene nanoelectronic heterodyne sensor for rapid and sensitive vapour detection
Nature Communications 5, 4376 (2014)