Sandia researcher Hongyou Fan to give the 2015 Fred Kavli Distinguished Lecture in Nanoscience. (Photo by Stephanie Blackwell)

Sandia researcher Hongyou Fan to give the 2015 Fred Kavli Distinguished Lecture in Nanoscience. (Photo by Stephanie Blackwell)

Sandia researcher Hongyou Fan (at the Advanced Materials Laboratory, operated in cooperation with the University of New Mexico) was selected by the Materials Research Society (MRS) and the Kavli Foundation to deliver the 2015 Fred Kavli Distinguished Lecture in Nanoscience. Fan is the first lecturer affiliated with a national laboratory to be so honored. “I am glad that I have an opportunity to promote and enhance Sandia’s reputation as a leading research institute,” he said. Manager Bill Hammetter said, “Being selected to deliver the Kavli lectureship is a high honor from MRS.”

Fan’s pioneering research in the field of nanoparticle assembly and integration has supported a shift from nanoscience discovery to practical nanotechnologies. His talk, “Nanomaterials Under Stress: A New Opportunity for Nanomaterials Synthesis and Engineering,” will discuss his stress-induced fabrication method that applies mechanical compressive force rather than chemistry to create new nanomaterial arrays with precisely controlled structures and tunable properties.

Sandia’s Hongyou Fan works with nanocoatings in his lab. (Photo by Randy Montoya)

Sandia’s Hongyou Fan works with nanocoatings in his lab. (Photo by Randy Montoya)

Fan is a distinguished member of Sandia’s technical staff. He received a bachelor’s degree in chemistry in 1990 from Jilin University, China, a master’s degree in polymer chemistry and physics in 1995 from the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and a doctorate in 2000 from the University of New Mexico in the field of nanoporous materials and composites. His current research focuses on the development of new synthesis methods and self-assembly processes to fabricate multifunctional nanomaterials for applications in nanoelectronics, photonics, and energy storage.

Fan’s Kavli Award address was presented at the MRS Spring Meeting in San Francisco last April.

Read the Sandia news release.