"Nano-Engineering through Self-/Directed-Assembly: Multifunctional Nanostructures Made Easy" presented by Dr. Hongyou Fan

Dr. Hongyou Fan is a distinguished member of the Technical Staff at Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico, and a research professor for the Center for Micro-Engineered Materials, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, at The University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico. The Fan Research Group specializes in advanced materials. 


Self-/directed-assembly techniques are powerful and efficient methods for the synthesis of nanostructured materials. Using these techniques and their combination with top-down fabrication processes such as lithography, materials with hierarchical features can be produced with form and function in multiple length scales. This presentation will cover our research on the utilization of self-/directed-assembly techniques for the synthesis of multifunctional nanostructures as well as their applications for optical coatings, sensors, and photocatalytic fabrications.  


Sandia National Laboratories is a multimission laboratory managed and operated by National Technology and Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC., a wholly owned subsidiary of Honeywell International, Inc., for the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration under contract DE-NA0003525.


Short Bio


Dr. Hongyou Fan earned a BS degree from Jilin University, a MS degree from Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry in the field of polymer chemistry and physics, and a PhD degree from the University of New Mexico in the field of nanoporous materials and composites. Dr. Fan conducted his postdoctoral work at Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque. Currently he is a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff at Sandia and a National Laboratory Professor at the University of New Mexico. His research focuses on the development of new synthesis methods and processes to fabricate multifunctional nanomaterials for nanoelectronic and nanophotonic applications. Major honors and awards include: APS Fellow, MRS Fellow, MRS Kavli Distinguished Lectureship Award in Nanoscience, R&D 100 Award for development of technically significant products, DOE’s National Laboratory Directed Research and Development Award for Excellence, the University of New Mexico Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award, and the Asian American Engineer of the Year Award.

Hosted by Dr. Svetlana Neretina and sponsored by the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering