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Name: Tongxiang FAN

Title: Full Professor

Office: Block D, Material Building

Tel: 86-21-5474-7779

Fax: 86-21-3420-2749

Email: txfan@sjtu.edu.cn


Platform: Institute of Composite Materials


Prof. Tongxiang Fan is very interested in the researches on Functional Metal Matrix Composites, Smart Meta-materials and Superstructures, Bio-inspired and Biomimetic Materials

Biographical Information

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. After returning to School of Materials Science and Engineering, Shanghai Jiaotong University, he became an associate professor in 2001 and a full professor in 2006. His research currently includes Functional Metal Matrix Composites, Bio-inspired and Biomimetic Materials, Smart Meta-materials and Superstructures.

Dr. Tongxiang Fan received many awards for his contributions to the development of new materials, including STA Fellowship( Japan, 2000), Excellent Young Teachers Program (Ministry of Education, 2002), Fok Ying Tung Foundation (Hongkong, 2003), Program for New Century Excellent Talents in University (Ministry of Education, 2004), Shanghai Rising-Star Program (Science and Technology Commission of Shanghai Municipality, 2005), First Class Prize in Natural Science (Shanghai Municipality, 2014 and 2007), Dawn Scholar (Shanghai Education Committee, 2008), Distinguished Young Scholars (NSFC, 2014), National Natural Science Award (CPG, 2015), Leading scientists, engineers and innovators( National Ten Thousands Plan, 2017) and National Millions of Leading Engineering Talents (MOHRSS, 2017).

His works were featured as cover stories in many international journals such as Advanced Materials, Journal of Materials Chemistry, and also selected as HOT Papers by Progress in Materials Science, Chemistry of Materials, Nanotechnology, and also 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 and so forth. 

Research Interests

(1). Functional Metal Matrix Composites

(2). Smart Meta-materials and Superstructures

(3). Bio-inspired and Biomimetic Materials

Selected Publications

[1].Tong-Xiang Fan*, Suk-Kwun Chow, Di Zhang, Biomorphic Mineralization: From Biology to Materials, Progress in Materials Science, 2009, 54(5): 542-659

[2]. Kui-Long Yu, Tong-Xiang Fan*, Shuai Lou, Di Zhang, Biomimetic Optical Materials: Integration of Nature's Design for Manipulation of Light, Progress in Materials Science, 2013, 58(6):825-873

[3].Xing-Wei Tang, Cheng-Ling Zhu, Dong-Dong Cheng, Han Zhou, Xiang-Hui Liu, Pei-Wen Xie, Qi-Bin Zhao, Di Zhang, Tong-Xiang Fan*, Architectured Leaf-Inspired Ni0.33Co0.66S2/Graphene Aerogels via 3D Printing for High-Performance Energy StorageAdvanced Functional Materials, 2018, 28(51),1805057

[4]. Wei Wu, Jun Xu, Xing-Wei Tang, Pei-Wen Xie, Xiang-Hui Liu, Jing-San Xu, Han Zhou, Di Zhang, Tong-Xiang Fan*, Two-Dimensional Nanosheets by Rapid and Efficient Microwave Exfoliation of Layered Materials, Chemistry of Materials, 2018, 30(17):5932-5940

[5]. Pei-Sheng He, Xing-Wei Tang, Liao Chen, Pei-Wen Xie, Lu He, Han Zhou, Di Zhang, Tong-Xiang Fan*, Patterned Carbon Nitride-Based Hybrid Aerogel Membranes via 3D Printing for Broadband Solar Wastewater Remediation, Advanced Functional Materials, 2018,28(29),1801121

[6]. Han Zhou, Jun Xu, Xiang-Hui Liu, Hai-Wen Zhang, Dan-Tong Wang, Zhi-Han Chen, Di Zhang, Tong-Xiang Fan*, Bio-Inspired Photonic Materials: Prototypes and Structural Effect Designs for Applications in Solar Energy Manipulation, Advanced Functional Materials, 2018,28(24)

[7]. Xing-Wei Tang, Han Zhou, Zuo-Cheng Cai, Dong-Dong Cheng, Pei-Sheng He, Pei-Wen Xie, Di Zhang, Tong-Xiang Fan*, Generalized 3D Printing of Graphene-Based Mixed-Dimensional Hybrid Aerogels, ACS NANO, 2018, 12(4): 3502-3511

[8]. Han-Xing Zhu, Tong-Xiang Fan, Qing Peng, Di Zhang, Giant Thermal Expansion in 2D and 3D Cellular Materials, Advanced Materials, 2018,30(18),1705048

[9].Li-Guo Hu, Dan-Tong Wang, Tong-Xiang Fan*, Optimal palmate leaf-like conductive network for cooling a heat-generating volume, Journal of Applied Physics, 2018, 124(21), 214903

[10]. Li-Guo Hu, Dan-Tong Wang, Han-Xing Zhu, Tong-Xiang Fan*, Extended efficient network-matrix model inspired by natural palmate leaves, International Journal of Heat And Mass Transfer, 2018,119:20-25

[11]. Li-Ping Tong, Katsuhiko Saito, Qi-Xin Guo, Han Zhou, Xing-Mei Guo, Tong-Xiang Fan*, Di Zhang, Local Bi-O bonds correlated with infrared emission properties in triply doped Gd2.95Yb0.02Bi0.02Er0.01Ga5O12 via temperature-dependent Raman spectra and x-ray absorption fine structure analysis, Journal of Physics - Condensed Matter, 2018,30(12),125901

[12]. Li-Ping Tong, Katsuhiko Saito, Qi-Xin Guo, Han Zhou, Tong-Xiang Fan*, Di Zhang, Defect induced visible-light-activated near-infrared emissions in Gd3-x-y-zYbxErzGa5O12, Journal of Applied Physics, 2017, 122(17),173103

[13] Liao Chen, Xing-Wei Tang, Pei-Wen Xie, Jun Xu, Zhi-Han Chen, Zuo-Cheng Cai, Pei-Sheng He, Han Zhou, Di Zhang, Tong-Xiang Fan*,3D Printing of Artificial Leaf with Tunable Hierarchical Porosity for CO2 Photoreduction, Chemistry of Materials, 2018, 30(3):799-806

[14]. Hong-Di Zhang, Jing-Jing Zhang, Yue Liu, Fan Zhang, Tong-Xiang Fan*, Di Zhang, Unveiling the interfacial configuration in diamond/Cu composites by using statistical analysis of metallized diamond surface, Scripta Materialia, 2018,152:84-88

[15]. Ming Yang, Lin Weng, Han-Xing Zhu, Fan Zhang, Tong-Xiang Fan*, Di Zhang, Leaf-like carbon nanotube-graphene nanoribbon hybrid reinforcements for enhanced load transfer in copper matrix composites, Scripta Materialia, 2017, 138:17-21

[16]. Jing-Wen Wang, Xiao-Fei Ding, Jing-Jing Zhang, Hong-Di Zhang,  Fan Zhang, Yue Liu, Tong-Xiang Fan*, Synthesis and Properties of Surface-Modified Carbon Nanotube/Copper Composites, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A: Physical Metallurgy and Materials Science, 2019, 50(3):1448-1459

[17]. Ming Yang, Yue Liu, Han-Xing Zhu, Fan Zhang, Tong-Xiang Fan*, Di Zhang, Influences of Interfaces on Dynamic Recrystallization and Texture Evolution During Hot Rolling of Graphene Nanoribbon/Cu Composite, Metallurgical And Materials Transactions A-Physical Metallurgy And Materials Science, 2018, 49A(12):6401-6415

[18].Hong-Di Zhang, Yue Liu, Fan Zhang, Di Zhang, Han-Xing Zhu, Tong-Xiang Fan*, Hot Deformation Behavior and Processing Maps of Diamond/Cu Composites, Metallurgical And Materials Transactions A-Physical Metallurgy And Materials Science, 2018, 49A(6):2202-2212

[19]. Ming Yang, Lin Weng, Han-Xing Zhu, Tong-Xiang Fan*, Di Zhang, Simultaneously enhancing the strength, ductility and conductivity of copper matrix composites with graphene nanoribbons, Carbon, 2017, 118:250-260

[20]. Ming Yang, Li-Guo Hu, Xing-Wei Tang, Hong-Di Zhang, Han-Xing Zhu, Tong-Xiang Fan*, Di Zhang, Longitudinal splitting versus sequential unzipping of thick-walled carbon nanotubes: Towards controllable synthesis of high-quality graphitic nanoribbons, Carbon, 2016, 110:480-489

Research Projects

Ongoing Research Projects: National Science Foundation Project for Distinguished Young Scholars; National Key Research and Development Project; National Key Areas Research Project

Completed Projects: National Program on Key Basic Research Project; National Natural Science Foundation Project; Supporting Project of National Defense Science and Technology Industry Bureau; Advance Research Project in the Field of Advanced Manufacturing; Major Basic Research Project of Shanghai Science and Technology Commission

Honors & Awards

2017: Leading scientists, engineers and innovators, National Ten Thousands Plan

2017: National Millions of Leading Engineering Talents (MOHRSS)

2016: Young and middle-aged leading scientists, engineers and innovators, Ministry of Science &Technology of China (MOST)

2015: National Natural Science Award (second class, CPG)

2015: Program of Shanghai Subject Chief Scientist

2014: Distinguished Young Scholars, National Natural Science and Technology Foundation (NSFC)

2014: First Prize of Shanghai Natural Science Award

2010: Shanghai Post-Rising-Star Program

2008: Shanghai Dawn Scholars Program

2007: First Prize of Shanghai Natural Science Award

2005: Shanghai Rising-Star Program

2004: New Century Excellent Talents Program, Ministry of Education of China (MOE)

2003: Fok Ying-Tong Education Foundation, Hong Kong

2002: Excellent Young Teachers Program, Ministry of Education of China (MOE)

2000: STA Fellowship, Japan Science and Technology Agency, Japan (JST)

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