Shanhui Fan

Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering

Research areas:


Nanoscience and Quantum Engineering

My research interests lie in the study of basic physics properties of nanophotonic structures including photonic crystals, meta-materials and plasmonic structures. There is a significant emphasis on developing advanced computational techniques in order to accurately model these structures from first principles. We are also actively exploring the device applications of nanophotonic structures, with areas of interest including information and energy technologies.

Condensed Matter Physics

Some of the theoretical and computational techniques are directly borrowed from condensed matter theory. The applications of these techniques into photonics area also deepen one's understanding of many of the issues in theoretical and computational condensed matter physics.

Courses Taught