Hui Fang

Assistant Professor,  Electrical and Computer Engineering
Affiliated Faculty,  Bioengineering



  • 330 Dana
  • 617.373.2060

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Research Focus

neural interfaces, biomimetic electronics, electronic materials & organisms


  • PhD (2014) in Materials Science and Engineering, University of California, Berkeley
  • BS (2009) in Materials Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University

Honors & Awards

  • National Science Foundation CAREER Award

Research Overview

neural interfaces, biomimetic electronics, electronic materials & organisms

Selected Research Projects

Department Research Areas

Selected Publications

  • X. Han, K. J. Seo, Y. Qiang, Z. Li, S. Vinnikova, Y. Zhong, X. Zhao, P. Hao, S. Wang, H. Fang, Nanomeshed Si Nanomembranes, npj Flexible Electronics, 3(9), 2019
  • Y. Qiang, P. Artoni, K. J. Seo, S. Culaclii, V. Hogan, X. Zhao, Y. Zhong, X. Han, P.-M. Wang, Y.-K. Lo, Y. Li, H. A. Patel, Y. Huang, A. Sambangi, J.S.V. Chu, W. Liu, M. Fagiolini, H. Fang, Transparent Arrays of Bilayer-Nanomesh Microelectrodes for Simultaneous Electrophysiology and 2-Photon Imaging in the Brain, Science Advances, 4(9), 2018, eaat0626
  • H. Fang, K.J. Yu, C. Gloschat, Z. Yang, E. Song, C.-H. Chiang, J. Zhao, S.M. Won, S. Xu, M. Trumpis, Y. Zhong, S.W. Han, Y. Xue, D. Xu, S.W. Choi, G. Cauwenberghs, M. Kay, Y. Huang, J. Viventi, I.R. Efimov, J.A. Rogers, Capacitively Coupled Arrays of Multiplexed Flexible Silicon Transistors for Long-Term Cardiac Electrophysiology, Nature Biomedical Engineering, 1, 2017, 0038
  • H. Fang, C. Battaglia, C. Carraro, S. Nemsak, B. Ozdol, J.S. Kang, H.A. Bechtel, S.B. Desai, et. al Strong Interlayer Coupling In Van Der Waals, Heterostructures Built From Single-Layer Chalcogenides, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 111, 2014, 6198-6202
ECE Associate Professor Josep Jornet (PI), Professor Matteo Rinaldi, and Assistant Professor Hui Fang


Feb 08, 2021

Investigating Neuronal Networks Through Optogenomics

ECE Associate Professor Josep Jornet (PI), Professor Matteo Rinaldi, and Assistant Professor Hui Fang, in collaboration with Michal Stachowiak and Yongho Bae from the University at Buffalo, the State University of New York, was awarded a $600K NSF grant for “Control of Information Processing and Learning in Neuronal Networks through Light-mediated Programming of Genomic Networks.”

Holly Jimison, Aatmesh Shrivastava and Hui Fang


Sep 03, 2020

Creating a Smart Ring to Monitor Health Conditions

ECE Affiliated Faculty Holly Jimison, Assistant Professors Aatmesh Shrivastava and Hui Fang were awarded a $300K NSF grant to create a “Self-powered Smart Ring for Always-On Health Interventions.”

Hui Fang and Ryan Koppes


Sep 03, 2020

Fang and Koppes Receive $2.2M NIH Award Leading to State-of-the-Art Electrophysiological Capabilities

ECE Assistant Professor Hui Fang (PI) and ChE Assistant Professor Ryan Koppes (co-PI), in collaboration with UCLA and Boston Children’s Hospital, received a $2.2M NIH grant for “Novel transparent, ultra-soft neuroelectrode arrays based on nanomeshing conventional electrode materials.” In this study, they propose to prove a novel electrode concept, nanomeshing conventional electrode materials, can lead to state-of-the-art electrophysiological capabilities while allowing at the same time, optical and chronic-bio- compatibilities. Besides enabling new hypothesis-driven neuroscience studies from overcoming major barriers of integrating in-vivo electrical recordings with optical approaches, the proposed research will also provide unique opportunities for next-generation therapeutic interventions via sustainable neural prosthetics.

professor looking into microscope


Aug 23, 2019

Fang Awarded NSF Grant to Study Stretchable Silicon

The practical use for stretchable silicon might not seem immediately obvious to the average person, but Hui Fang, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, says there are a number of useful applications for electronics with elasticity. Fang is the principal investigator of a $470K National Science Foundation (NSF) grant in collaboration with Oklahoma State […]

professor working on laptop in lab


Aug 23, 2019

Fang Awarded NIH Grant to Enable Ultra-Large-Scale Brain Mapping Capability

Assistant Professor Hui Fang, electrical and computer engineering, says that in order to truly understand the human brain, researchers need to be able to map much larger areas of the electrical activities in the brain than what’s currently possible. Given how complex the brain is, just examining a small region isn’t enough to truly grasp […]


Dec 18, 2018

Assistant Professor Fang Awarded NSF CAREER

ECE Assistant Professor Hui Fang has been awarded a $500K NSF CAREER Award for his Transforming Neural Interfaces Using Stretchable, Transparent, Multifunctional Nanomesh Microelectrodes project. The award starts in 2019 and will run for five years.


Oct 18, 2018

Transparent Microelectrodes Improve Brain Activity Mapping

ECE Assistant Professor was featured in the Physics World article “Transparent microelectrodes improve brain activity mapping”.


Sep 06, 2018

Imaging the Brain With Transparent Array of Microelectrodes

ECE Assistant Professor Hui Fang and a team of neuroscientists from Boston Children’s Hospital have developed a transparent array of microelectrodes on nano-mesh to monitor the impulses sent by the brain.

Jun 28, 2017

Young Scholar Program Provides Experience-Based Learning for Future Scientists and Engineers

The Center for STEM Education kicked off its 2017 Young Scholars Program on June 26, 2017, with 26 budding scientists and engineers from high schools at a variety of cities and towns in the Greater Boston area.

Sep 01, 2016

New Faculty Spotlight: Hui Fang

Hui Fang joins the Electrical & Computer Engineering department in Fall 2016 as an Assistant Professor.

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