Linran Fan

Assistant Professor of Optical Sciences

Linran Fan

Assistant Professor of Optical Sciences


  • 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.



  • Ph.D., Yale University, 2017
  • B.S., Peking University, 2011
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Wyant College of Optical Sciences
The University of Arizona
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