Dr. Jun Fan

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Dr. Jun Fan recently joined the Department of Physics and Materials Science as an Assistant Professor. Dr. Fan received her Ph.D. degree in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Princeton University, USA. She worked under Prof. Mikko Haataja for her Ph.D. thesis and focused on the structure and dynamics of cell membranes. After her Ph.D. she moved to the University of Chicago, USA for her Postdoctoral research. She explored the structure, function and mechanical properties of protein complexes, using Molecular Dynamics simulations and coarse-grained approaches. Her research results have turned into peer-reviewed papers in prestigious journals including Physical Review Letters, Biophysical Letters, Journal of Molecular Biology, and Journal of Chemical Physics, etc.

Education Experience

Princeton University, Princeton, USA 2005-2011 Ph.D., Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada 2003-2005 M.Sc., Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Tsinghua University, Beijing, China 1999-2003 B.E., Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Research Interest

  • Molecular Dynamics Simulations, Coarse-graining Methods, Continuum Modeling
  • Self-assembly of Biomolecule Soft Matter
  • Nanoparticle and Drug Delivery
  • Non-equilibrium Phase Transitions

Research Area

  • Structure, function, dynamics and property of soft matter systems including lipids, membrane, and proteins
  • Non-equilbrium microstructure evolution in condensed materials

Awards and Honors

Travel Fellowship Award, CBSB12 Workshop 2012
Best Poster Award, Princeton Research Symposium 2009
Larisse Rosentweig Klein Memorial Award, MAE, Princeton University 2009
Best Presentation Award at 17th Canadian Materials Science Conference 2005
Tsinghua University Scholarship for Excellence in Studies 2000-2002


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