Fan Yang

Assistant Professor

School: School of Engineering and Science

Department: Mechanical Engineering

Building: Edwin A. Stevens Hall

Room: 408

Fax: (201) 216-5541




Micro/Nanoscale heat transfer and energy conversion
Nonlinear heat transfer
Novel modeling and experimental methods for thermal transport
Nanostructured thermoelectrics
Thermal devices


8/2018–present Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Stevens Institute of Technology
1/2015–7/2018 Postdoctoral Fellow, The Molecular Foundry at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Institutional Service
  • Member of the Ph.D. Qualifying Examination Committee in Fluid/Thermal/Energy Systems Member
  • Undergraduate Program Committee Member
  • Mechanical Engineering Graduate Affairs Committee Member
Professional Service
  • Journal Reviewer
  • Proposal reviewer
  • Journal paper reviewer
Professional Societies
  • MRS – Materials Research Society Member
  • ASME – American Society of Mechanical Engineers Member
Selected Publications
Conference Proceeding
  1. Yang, F.; Kanka, J.; Tian, F. (2017). Silica nanoparticle coated long-period grating for in situ monitoring of drug delivery thin films. Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE (vol. 10058).
Journal Article
  1. Yang, F. (2020). Evaluating the ratio of electron and hole mobilities from a single bulk sample using Photo-Seebeck effect. Materials Today Physics (1 ed., vol. 17, pp. 100331).
  2. Yang, F. (2020). Anomalously Suppressed Thermal Conduction by Electron‐Phonon Coupling in Charge‐Density‐Wave Tantalum Disulfide. Advanced Science (vol. 7, pp. 1902070). Wiley.
  3. Yang, F. (2020). Thermal boundary conductance between high thermal conductivity boron arsenide and silicon. Journal of Applied Physics (vol. 127, pp. 055105). American Institute of Physics.
  4. Yang, F. (2020). Tackling Challenges in Seebeck Coefficient Measurement of Ultra-High Resistance Samples with an AC Technique. Advanced Electronic Materials (3 ed., vol. 6, pp. 1901340). Wiley.
  5. Yang, F. (2020). In-situ resonant band engineering of solution-processed semiconductors generates high performance n-type thermoelectric nano-inks. Nature Communications (1 ed., vol. 11, pp. 1). Nature Publishing Group.
  6. Scimeca, M. R.; Yang, F.; Zaia, E.; Chen, N.; Zhao, P.; Gordon, M. P.; Forster, J. D.; Liu, Y.; Guo, J.; Urban, J. J.; Sahu, A. (2019). Rapid Stoichiometry Control in Cu2Se Thin Films for Room-Temperature Power Factor Improvement. ACS Applied Energy Materials (2 ed., vol. 2, pp. 1517-1525).
  7. Yang,Fan; Gordon,Madeleine P.; Urban,Jeffrey J. (2019). Theoretical framework of the thermal memristor via a solid-state phase change material. Journal of Applied Physics (2 ed., vol. 125, pp. 025109).
  8. Wei, Z.; Yang, F.; Bi, K.; Yang, J.; Chen, Y. (2019). Tuning the interfacial thermal conductance via the anisotropic elastic properties of graphite. Carbon (vol. 144, pp. 109 - 115).
  9. Yang, F. (2019). High-performance thermoelectric silver selenide thin films cation exchanged from a copper selenide template. Nanoscale Advances (vol. 2, pp. 368). Royal Society of Chemistry.
  10. Liu, T.; Yang, F.; Wang, X.; Liang, J. F. (2019). Adhesive Gold Nanoparticles for Easy and Controlled Surface Coating. Langmuir (7 ed., vol. 35, pp. 2728-2737).
  11. Ivanov, O. V.; Yang, F.; Tian, F.; Du, H. (2017). Thin-core fiber structures with overlays for sensing applications. Optics Express (25 ed., vol. 25, pp. 31197-31203).
  12. Yang, F.; Sukhishvili, S.; Du, H.; Tian, F. (2017). Marine salinity sensing using long-period fiber gratings enabled by stimuli-responsive polyelectrolyte multilayers. Sensors and Actuators, B: Chemical (vol. 253, pp. 745-751).
  13. Tian, F.; Kaňka, J.; Yang, F.; Min, J.; Hammond, P. T. (2017). Role of silica nanoparticles in monitoring and prolonging release of drug-eluting polyelectrolyte coatings using long-period fiber grating platform. Sensors and Actuators, B: Chemical (vol. 252, pp. 831-839).