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Shanhui Fan

Shanhui Fan is a professor of electrical engineering and a professor of applied physics (by courtesy) at Stanford University. He is the director of the Edward L. Ginzton Lab and Senior Fellow at the Precourt Institute for Energy.

Fan did his undergraduate study in physics from the University of Science and Technology of China from 1988 to 1992. He completed his PhD in Electrical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1997, after which he continued as a postdoctoral researcher in the same group at MIT. His advisor was John D. Joannopoulos. In April 2001, Fan joined the department of electrical engineering at Stanford University.


BSc. Physics, University of Science and Technology of China, 1992
Ph. D. Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1997


photonic crystals
topological photonics

Stanford Affiliations


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Ginzton Laboratory
Spilker Building for Engineering and Applied Sciences
Room 314
Stanford University
348 Via Pueblo Mall
Stanford, CA 94305-4088