Name: Tongxiang FAN
Office: Room 327, Building D
Platform: Institute of Composite Materials
Dr. Tongxiang Fan was born in Shandong, china and graduated from Shandong University with a bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree in Materials Science and Engineering in 1993 and 1996, respectively. He later received a Ph.D. degree in State Key Lab of Metal Matrix Composites, Shanghai Jiaotong University in 1999. From 1998 to 2001, he worked in Osaka University as a visiting scholar and Japan Science and Technology Agency as STA Fellowship award winner, respectively. On returning to School of Materials Science and Engineeing, Shanghai Jiaotong University, he became an associate professor in 2001 and a full professor in 2006. His research currently includes functional ceramics, Bio-inspired materials.
Dr. Tongxiang Fan is known internationally for the ground studies that he and his students and colleagues have carried out at Shanghai Jiaotong University on the Bio-inspired materials and Bio-mimetic materials. He have received several awards for this work, including STA Fellowship( Japan, 2000), Excellent Young Teachers Program (Ministry of Education, China, 2002), Fok Ying Tung Foundation (Hongkong, 2003), Program for New Century Excellent Talents in University (Ministry of Education, China, 2004), Shanghai Rising-Star Program (Science and Technology Commission of Shanghai Municipality, China, 2005), First Class Prize in Natural Science (Shanghai Municipality, China ,2006), Dawn Scholar (Shanghai Education Committee, China, 2008).
His researches were featured as cover stories in international journal such as Advanced Materials, Journal of Materials Chemistry, and ten of his research papers were selected as HOT Papers by Progress in Materials Science, Chemistry of Materials, Nanotechnology and so forth. His works on Artificial Inorganic Leafs were highlighted in NPG Asia Materials, Nature China, ACS News, New Scientist, BBC Knowledge Magazine, Photonics Spectrum Magazine, Nanowerk, Biomass Journal, Science Daily, Physorg.com and Discovery Channel News etc over hundreds of international journal and technology media.