Campus Location: United Technologies Engineering Building Rm. 386
Tel: 860 486-0553
Fax: (860) 486-5088
Personal Website: http://taihsifan.droppages.com/
Dr. Fan joined the Mechanical Engineering Department from Max-Planck-Institute for Polymer Research in Mainz, Germany. He received his B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from Tamkang University, Taiwan in 1992, M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Penn State University in 1996, and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Tech in 2003. From 1996 to 1999, he was an aerospace design engineer at Chen-Tech Industries in Irvine, California. Dr. Fan has worked on interdisciplinary research projects such as theoretical analyses of cell imaging using a multifunctional scanning nanoprobe and vesicular membrane transport process. His current research includes the development of miniature cell culture system, cell membrane mechanics involved in microinjection process, and colloid dynamics in polymer solutions. Dr. Fan is a 2010 recipient of the NSF CAREER Award.