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Hui Fang

Assistant Professor,  Electrical and Computer Engineering
Affiliated Faculty,  Bioengineering
Affiliated Faculty,  Mechanical and Industrial Engineering



  • 330 Dana
  • 617.373.2060

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Research Focus

Nano-electronics, bio-electronics, materials surfaces and interfaces


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

Research Overview

Nano-electronics, bio-electronics, materials surfaces and interfaces

Department Research Areas

Selected Publications

  • Y. Qiang, K.J. Seo, X. Zhao, P. Artoni, N. Golshan, S. Culaclii, P.-M. Wang, W. Liu, K.S. Ziemer, M. Fagiolini, H. Fang, Bilayer Nanomesh Structures for Transparent Recording and Stimulating Microelectrodes, Advanced Functional Materials, 2017, 1704117
  • 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
  • K.J. Seo, Y. Qiang, I. Bilgin, S. Kar, C. Vinegoni, R. Weissleder, H. Fang, Transparent Electrophysiology Microelectrodes and Interconnects from Metal Nanomesh, ACS Nano, 11, 2017, 4365-4372
  • H. Fang, J. Zhao, K. Yu, E. Song, A.B. Farimani, C.H. Chiang, X. Jin, Y. Xue, D. Xu, W. Du, K.J. Seo, Y. Zhong, Z. Yang, S. Won, G. Fang, S.W. Choi, S. Chaudhuri, Y. Huang, M. Ashraful Alam, J. Viventi, N.R. Aluru, J.A. Rogers, Ultra-thin, Transferred Layers of Thermally Grown Silicon Dioxide as Biofluid Barriers for Bio-Integrated Flexible Electronic Systems, PNAS, 113, 2016, 11682-11687
  • K.J. Yu, D. Kuzum, S.-W. Hwang, B.H. Kim, H. Juul, N.H. Kim, S.M. Won, K. Chiang, M. Trumpis, A.G. Richardson, H. Cheng, H. Fang, et. al., Bioresorbable Silicon Electronics for Transient Spatiotemporal Mapping of Electrical Activity from the Cerebral Cortex, Nature Materials, 15, 2016, 782-791
  • 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
  • H. Fang, H.A. Bechtel, E. Plis, M. C. Martin, S. Krishna, E. Yablonovitch, A. Javey, Quantum of Optical Absorption in Two-Dimensional Semiconductors, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences,110, 2013, 11688-11691
  • H. Fang, M. Tosun, G. Seol, T-C. Chang, K. Takei, J. Guo, A. Javey, Degenerate n-Doping of Few-Layer Transition Metal Dichalcogenides by Potassium, Nano Letters, 13, 2013, 1991-1995
  • H. Fang, S. Chuang, T. C. Chang, K. Takei, T. Takahashi, A. Javey, High-performance Single Layered WSe2 p-FETs with Chemically Doped Contacts, Nano Letters, 12, 2012, 3788-3792
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Aug 23, 2019

Fang Awarded NSF Grant to Study Stretchable Silicon

ECE Assistant Professor Hui Fang (PI) has been awarded a $470K NSF award, in collaboration with Oklahoma State University, for “Collaborative Research: Transfer Printed, Single-Crystalline Si Nanomesh Thin Films.” Stretchable electronics have emerged as promising platforms for many important areas such as bio-mimetics, health monitoring, biomedical therapeutics, and soft robotics. This project investigates a set […]

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Aug 23, 2019

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

ECE Assistant Professor Hui Fang (PI) was awarded a $479K NIH National Eye Institute grant in collaboration with the University of Utah for “Massively Multiplexed Gold Microprobe Arrays for Whole-Mouse-Brain Recording.” To understand how the brain works and cure brain diseases, neuroscientists and clinicians need brain-mapping devices. This project will develop new device concepts to […]


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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