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Xuanlai Fang


Research Direction:
Micro-nano advanced manufacturing and micro-nanophotonics
Xuanlai Fang
Professor Fang Xuanlai is a tenured professor of mechanical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and founder and director of the Nanoelectronics and 3D Nanoproduction Technology Laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Professor Fang Xuanlai received his bachelor's and master's degrees from Nanjing University and his Ph.D. from the University of California at Los Angeles. He then worked as an assistant professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In 2011, he went to the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to teach micro-nano technology. Professor Fang Xuanlai has published more than 100 papers in internationally renowned journals and obtained 11 patents. He has been cited more than 11,000 times, including 3 Science, 2 Nature Materials and 4 Nature Communications. He has served as a reviewer for more than 50 international scientific journals, including Science, Nature-Materials, and Nature-Nanotechnology. Professor Fang has made more than 110 invited reports at international conferences and research institutions. The main research fields are micro-nano advanced manufacturing and micro-nano photonics, including micro-stereolithography, nano imprinting of display materials. Professor Fang received many honors and awards, including: 2006 Pi Tau-Sigma Gold Award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and 2007 MIT Global 35 Under 35 Inspired Inventors Award. In 2011, he was the first Chinese to be Awarded the Ernest Abbe Medal of the International Optics Commission and in 2013 he was elected to be the International Nanomanufacturing Association Fellow.

Education background:
◆ 2004, University of California, Los Angeles, Ph.D.
◆ 1998, Nanjing University, Master
◆ 1996, Nanjing University, Bachelor
Honors and rewards:
◆ American Society of Mechanical Engineers Pi-Tau-Sigma Gold Award, 2006
◆ Excellent Mentoring Award, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2007
◆ TR35 Youth Innovation Award, 2008
◆ Materials Engineers Association Youth Manufacturing Award, 2009
◆ Natural Science Foundation CAREER Award, 2009
◆ Xerox Faculty Award, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2010
◆ Member of the National Engineering Institute Frontier Project invited to participate in the 2010
◆ Cambridge Celebrity List of Higher Education, 2010
◆ ICO Prize/Ernest Abbe Gold Award International Optical Organization, 2010
◆ American Society of Mechanical Engineers Chao and Trigger Youth Manufacturing Award, 2013
◆ Member of International Nano Manufacturing Organization, 2013