Linran Fan

  • Faculty Affiliation: OSC Professor
  • Research Specialty: Photonics
Assistant Professor of Optical Sciences
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Office Location: 
Meinel 501B
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College of Optical Sciences
The University of Arizona
1630 E. University Blvd.
P.O. Box 210094
Tucson, AZ 85721-0094

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  • Ph.D., Yale University, 2017
  • B.S., Peking University, 2011
  • Postdoctoral Scholar: California Insitute of Technology, 2017-2018
Awards and Honors: 
  • Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Students Abroad, 2016
  • Yale Venture Creation Award, 2014
  • Outstanding Graduate, Peking University, 2011
  • Outstanding Volunteer of the 29th Olympic Games, 2008
Specific Research Interests: 
  • Nanophotonics
  • Quantum photonics
  • Nonlinear optics
  • Optomechanics
Research Summary: 

Linran Fan’s research focuses on the development of on-chip photon control technology using nonlinear optical, mechanical, and electrical effects at nanometer scale, with targeting applications in both quantum and classical regimes, including communications, information processing, imaging, sensing, etc.