Dr. Zhiyong Fan(Joseph)

Associate Professor
Ph.D. University of Califorina, Irvine
M.S. Fudan University
B.S. Fudan University

Office: 2446 Academic Building
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Clear Water Bay, Kowloon
Email: eezfan@ust.hk; Tel: 2358-8027

Prof. Zhiyong Fan received his B.S. and M.S. degree in physical electronics from Fudan University, Shanghai, China, in 1998 and 2001. He received Ph.D. degree from University of California, Irvine in 2006 in Materials Science. From 2007 to 2010, he worked in University of California, Berkeley as a postdoctoral fellow in department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, with a joint appointment with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. In May 2010, he joined the faculty of Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and currently he is an associate professor at Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering. He currently serves as an editorial board member of NPG Scientific Reports and Associate Editor of Springer Nanoscale Research Letters. He also serves as a peer reviewer for Nature Materials, Nature Nanotechnology, Nature Communications, Nano Letters, ACS Nano, Advanced Materials, Energy &Environmental Science, Angewandte Chemie, IEEE EDL, etc.






Postdoctoral Scholars

Leilei Gu (Airan)

Email: lguaa@ust.hk; Tel: 2358-5798

PhD. Electronic and Computer Engineering, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

M.S. Physical electronics, Fudan University
B.S. Physical electronics, Fudan University


PhD Students


Yuanjing Lin (Angela)

Email: ylinar@ust.hk; Tel: 2358-5798

B.S. Electronic Science and Technology, 2014
Nankai University

Daquan Zhang (David)

Email: dzhangai@connect.ust.hk; Tel: 2358-5798

B.S. Electronic Science and Technology, 2014
Wuhan University

Qianpeng Zhang (Gabriel)

Email: qzhangaf@ust.hk; Tel: 2358-5798

MPhil, Electronic and Computer Engineering, HKUST, 2015

B.Eng. Optoelectronics Information Engineering, 2012
Huazhong University of Science & Technology



Jiaqi Chen (Jacky)
Co-advised with Prof. Amine Bermak (ECE)

Email: jchenbd@ust.hk; Tel: 2358-5798

B.S. Physics, 2013
Nanjing University

TSUI, Kwong Hoi (Hoi)

Email: eekhtsui@ust.hk; Tel: 2358-5798

BSc in Chemistry, 2013
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology


Swapnadeep Poddar (Deep)

Email: spoddar@connect.ust.hk; Tel: 2358-5798

B.Tech in Electronics and Communication Engineering,

Heritage Institute of Technology, India (2016).

Yudong Zhu (Focus)

Joint PhD Program with South University of Science and Technology of China

Email: yzhubk@connect.ust.hk; Tel: 5605-4917

B.S. in Material Physics , Anhui University, China (2013)


Zhu Yiyi (Julie)

China Electronics Technology Group Corporation 48th Research Institute (2014 - 2016)

Master in Materials Science & Engineering, Central South Univesity, China (2014)

Bachelor in Materials Science & Engineering, Central South University, China (2011)



MPhil Students

Chak Wing Yi (Chaky)

Email: wychak@connect.ust.hk

BEeng in Electronic Engineering,

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (2016)

Lei Tang (Larry)

Email: ltangae@connect.ust.hk; Tel: 2358-5798

B.S. Material Processing and Control, 2014
University of Science and Technology, Beijing

Matthew Kam

Email: mkam@connect.ust.hk

Bachelor of Arts in Physics

University of California, Berkeley (2016)

Zhuo Chen (Paul)


BEng in Electronic and Computer Engineering

The Hong Kong Univerity of Science and Technology (2017)



Research Assistant

Summer Intern Student

Undergraduate Researchers

Former Group Members

Former Group Members
--- Dr. Yunze Long (Logan)
Current position: Professor, College of Physics Science, Tsingdao University, China
--- Dr. Sheng Liu (Victor)
Current position: Lecturer, Southwest University,China
--- Dr. Yongcai Qiu
Current position:
A joint postdoctoral scholar between YG Zhang's group at I-lab Suzhou Institute of Nano-Tech and Nano-Bionics, Chinese Academy of Science, Sinano and Y Cui's group at Stanford University.
--- Dr. Rui Yu (Rachel)
Current position: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Australian Centre for Microscopy and Microanalysis (ACMM), University of Sydeny
--- Miao Yu (Matthew)
Mphil, HKUST, 2012 Spring
Current position: Ph.D. Columbia University, in progress
--- Sen Lin (Jason)
Exchange Undergraduate student from Tsinghua University, 2010 Fall
Current position: Ph.D., EECS, UC Berkley, in progress
--- Bo Hua (Gimpel)
Mphil, HKUST, 2012 Spring.
Current position: Application Engineer,KLA-Tencor China
---Qingfeng Lin (Ethan)
PhD, HKUST, 2014 Spring.
Current position: Postdoctoral scholar, University of Southern California, US
---Xi Liu (Brian)
Mphil, HKUST, 2014 Fall
Current position: Ph.D., Dartmouth College, US, in progress
---Mohammad Mahdi Tavakoli (Mahdi)
PhD, HKUST, 2017 Fall
Current position: Postdoctoral Scholar, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
---Yuan Gao (George)
PhD, HKUST, 2017 Fall
Current position: Postdoctoral Scholar, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, HK
---Aashir Waleed
PhD, HKUST, 2017 Fall
Current position: Assistant Professor, University of Engineering and Technology Lahore, Pakistan


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