Welcome to FAN lab at HKUST

  Our research effort focuses on engineering novel nanostructures with functional materials, for technological applications including energy conversion, electronics and sensors, etc. The research being performed in our lab is highly interdisciplinary involving electrical engineering, materials science and engineering, chemistry and physics. Students and postdocs with strong motivation for cutting-edge research on nanotechnology are welcome to join us.

Recent Highlight

-Apr. 24, 2023, Congratulate to Dr. Swapnadeep Poddar for his winning prestigious RGC Postdoctoral Fellowship.

-Apr. 4, 2023, Congratulate to Deep for his wining Finalist award of School of Engineering (SENG) PhD Research Excellence Award 2022-23.

-Mar. 25, 2023, Congratulations to David for his paper "Metal seeding growth of three-dimensional perovskite nanowire forests for high-performance stretchable photodetectors" being accepted by Nano Energy.

-Mar. 21, 2023, Congratulations to Justin for his paper "A neuromorphic bionic eye with filter-free colour vision using hemispherical perovskite nanowire array retina" being accepted by Nature Communications.

-Dec. 12, 2022, Congrats to Prof. FAN Zhiyong on winning the inaugural BOCHK Science and Technology Innovation Prize (中银香港科技创新奖) under the field of "New Materials and New Energy".

-Nov. 14, 2022, Congratulations to Julie for her paper "Three-dimensional Nanopillar Arrays-based Efficient and Flexible Perovskite Solar Cells with Enhanced Stability" being accepted by Nano Letters.

-Sept. 15, 2022, Congratulations to Prof. Fan for receiving a distinguished award "2022 Xplorer Prize" (科学探索奖) funded by Tencent Foundation, targeting at supporting the most talented young and mid-career scholars in China. There are only two awardees in Hong Kong this year. The news can be found in the links below:
1. https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/7140f9x35MPq7ApMZqwz_w
2. https://www.163.com/tech/article/HHAA680600097U81.html
3. https://news.ycwb.com/2022-09/16/content_41048770.htm

-Sept. 14, 2022, Congratulations to Dr. Qianpeng Zhang for being awarded a distinguished title "IAAM Fellow". IAAM (International Association of Advanced Materials) is a non-profit international organization established to promote scientific research in the field of advanced materials with more than 10,000 members from 125 countries. IAAM Fellow is a prestigious honor and recognized title awarded only to those researchers who have made significant contributions to the fields of materials science, engineering and technology.

-Sept. 1, 2022, Congratulations to Edward for his paper "Uncooled self-powered hemispherical biomimetic pit organ for mid- to long-infrared imaging" being published on Science Advances.

-Aug. 2, 2022, Congratulations to Zhilong for his paper "Temperature-Modulated Selective Detection of Part-per-Trillion NO2 Using Platinum Nanoclusters Sensitized 3D Metal Oxide Nanotube Arrays" being accepted by Small.


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