Energy Research Initiative
“Theory and Practice for Nanophotonic Light Trapping in Solar Cells”
Shanhui Fan is an Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering at the Stanford University. He received his PhD in 1997 in theoretical condensed matter physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and was a research scientist at the Research Laboratory of Electronics at MIT prior to his appointment at Stanford. His research interests are in computational and theoretical studies of solid state and photonic structures and devices, especially photonic crystals, plasmonics, and meta-materials. He has published 225 refereed journal articles that were cited near 14,000 times, has given over 180 invited talks, and was granted 39 US patents. Prof. Fan received a National Science Foundation Career Award (2002), a David and Lucile Packard Fellowship in Science and Engineering (2003), the National Academy of Sciences Award for Initiative in Research (2007), and the Adolph Lomb Medal from the Optical Society of America (2007). Dr. Fan is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, the Optical Society of America, the SPIE, and the IEEE.