Hongyou Fan


Phone: 505 272-7128

Advanced Materials Lab

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National Laboratory Professor

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Curriculum Vitae


Ph. D. University of New Mexico, Chemical Engineering, 2000

M.S. Chinese Academy of Sciences, Polymer Science, 1995

B. S. Jilin University, China, Chemistry, 1990


Professional Experiences:

  • 2015 – present Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • 2007 – 2014      Principal Member of the Technical Staff, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • 2002 – 2006      Senior Member of the Technical Staff, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • 2004 – present  Research Professor, Center for Micro-Engineered Materials, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, UNM
  • 2000 – 2002       Postdoctoral Fellow, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Honors and Awards:

  • 2015    Materials Research Society (MRS) Fred Kavli Distinguished Lectureship Award in Nanoscience
  • 2015    2015 MRS Spring Meeting Chair
  • 2013    Sandia National Lab Outstanding Wise Leadership (OWL) Award
  • 2013    Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC) - Outstanding Technology Development Award
  • 2013    The MRS Meeting Best Poster Award
  • 2012    Asian American Engineer of the Year Award
  • 2012    The MRS Meeting Best Poster Award
  • 2010    R&D 100 Award: Multifunctional Optical Coatings by Rapid Self-Assembly
  • 2010    Sandia National Laboratories, “Employee Recognition Team Award,”
  • 2008    FLC - Outstanding Technology Development Award
  • 2007    R&D 100 Award: Self-Assembling Process for Fabrication of Tailored Thin Films
  • 2007    DOE Sandia National Laboratories, “Laboratory Directed Research and Development Award for Excellence”
  • 2005    The University of New Mexico, “Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award”
  • 2000    The MRS Outstanding Graduate Student Award
  • 2000    The University of New Mexico Outstanding Graduate Student Award
  • 2000    UNM/NSF Center for Micro-Engineered Material, Industrial Advisory Board Meeting, poster presentation 1st Prize

Lead Technical Service and Society Committee:

  • Served as the 2015 MRS Spring Meeting Co-Chair.
  • Served as the MRS Program Development Subcommittee
  • 2011-2015 MRS Meeting Symposium Lead Organizers
  • Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source (CHESS) User Executive Committee
  • Director of the Sandia National Laboratories – Albuquerque Institute of Math and Science (AIMS) High School Student Program (2009-2011)
  • 2008 IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology Technical Committee
  • 2008 AAAS “SWARM” Regional Conference Technical Committee
  • Committee Member and contributor for the Implementation Plan for Chemical Industry R&D Roadmap for Nanomaterials by Design, 2005
  • Editorial board member for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Letters, The Open Physical Chemistry Journal, and The Open Materials Science Journal

Selected Publications: (from ~100 publications)

  • X.W. Zhou, M.E. Foster, R. Jones, P. Yang, H. Fan, F.P. Doty, “A modified stillinger-weber potential for TlBr, and its polymorphic extension,” Journal of Materials Science Research, 4 (3), 15-32, 2015.  
  • B. Li, X. Wen, R. Li, Z. Wang, P. G. Clem, and H. Fan, “Stress-induced phase transformation and optical coupling of silver nanoparticle superlattices into mechanically stable nanowires,” Nature Communications, 5, 4179, 10.1038/ncomms5179, 2014.
  • Y. Zhong, J.F. Wang, R.F. Zhang, W.B. Wei, H.M. Wang, X.P. Lu, F. Bai, H.M. Wu, R. Haddad, and H. Fan, “Morphology-controlled self-assembly and synthesis of photocatalytic nanocrystals,” Nano Letters, 14 (12), 7175-7179, 2014.
  • H.Q. Tan, Z. Zhao, W.B. Zhu, E.N. Coker, B.S. Li, M. Zheng, W.X. Yu, H. Fan, Z.C. Sun, “Oxygen vacancy enhanced photocatalytic activity of pervoskite SrTiO3,” ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 6 (21) 19184-19190, 2014.
  • H. Wu, Z. Wang, and H. Fan, “Stress-induced nanoparticle crystallization,” Journal of the American Chemical Society, 136 (21), 7634–7636, 2014.