Current research interests:

 Photovoltaics and photocatalysis

 Nanoporous structure and nanotechnology

 Chemical sensing and biomaterial detection


Techniques and methods:

 Self-assembly and self-organizing

 Nano patterning and thin film fabrication

 Optical and electronic property measurement


Dr. Fanís research currently focuses on design, growth, and characterization of novel materials with emphasis on nanoscale thin films. One project is to develop a fast, easy and low cost process to fabricate nanoporous metal oxide thin films and membranes for solar energy conversion, photocatalysis, and biomaterials detections. The group is also interested in the optical, electronic and magnetic properties of organic/inorganic hybrid systems and bulk materials for the applications of molecular memory and spintronic devices.††


1999, Ph.D† in Condensed Matter Physics, University of Science and Technology of China


Research Experience                                                                                     

2007-Present, Assistant Professor, Marshall University

2004-2007, Research Specialist, University of California at Santa Cruz

2003-2004, Visiting Scholar, State University of New York

2000-2002, Postdoc, Tokyo Institute of Technology & National Institute of Materials Science, Japan


Professional Membership

American Physics Society, Materials Research Society, American Chemistry Society


Research Projects

  Porous Thin Films for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell

  SAM-Based Molecular Junction Devices

  Contact Printing and Stamp Deformation

  Porous Doped Metal Oxides for Photocatalysis under Visible Light









Dr. Xiaojuan (Judy) Fan

Associate Professor

Department of Physics and Physical Science

Marshall University

One John Marshall Drive, Huntington, WV 25755

Office S101, Lab S151

Phone: (304) 696-3757

Fax: (304)696-2949

Email: fan2@marshall.edu