Advisory Board

Professor Nicholas X. Fang

Nicholas X. Fang, Ph.D. is Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
His group is dedicated to multidisciplinary fields including nano-optics, photonic/acoustic metamaterials, as well as life sciences. He aims to study the fundamental physics of nano-optics and its application in super-resolution imaging, high-speed/low-cost optical modulation device, high sensitivity biology sensor, etc. High-throughput micro/nano-fabrication techniques are developed to manufacture novel 2D/3D structures. He is the pioneer of acoustic metamaterial studies to demonstrate the negative index and super-resolution focusing in ultrasonic waves.
Nick coauthored Sub—Diffraction-Limited Optical Imaging with a Silver Superlens, The Metastability of an Electrochemically Controlled Nanoscale Machine on Gold Surfaces, Midinfrared Metamaterials Fabricated by Nanoimprint Lithography, Plasmonic Nanolithography, Ultrasmooth Silver Thin Films Deposited with a Germanium Nucleation Layer, Imaging Properties of a Metamaterial Superlens, Ultrasonic Metamaterials with Negative Modulus, Regenerating Evanescent Waves from a Silver Superlens, and Zeeman Splitting of Polariton States in Ferrite Cylinder.
Nick earned his BS in Physics at Nanjing University, China in 1996. He earned his M.S. in Physics at Nanjing University, China in 1998. He earned his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering at the University of California, Los Angeles in 2004.
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