Welcome to Fan Research Group at the University of Nevada, Reno

The Fan Research Group investigates the mechanical behavior of a variety of complex material systems from nano- to macro-scale via modeling, simulations, and experiments. Our research focuses on the mechanical behavior and deformation mechanisms in energy materials, architected materials, and heterogeneous nanostructures. The goal of our research is to facilitate the development of high-performance materials with drastically improved and even unprecedented strength, ductility, durability, and damage tolerance.

To Prospective Graduate Students

The goal of our research training is to produce independent researchers. Motivated students are welcome to join our research group. Graduate students with background in solid mechanics, materials science, and engineering physics are preferred. More details can be found in Opportunities. To qualify for the graduate assistantship, the applicant should meet the following minimum requirements:

Ph.D. Program


Dr. Feifei Fan

Email: ffan@unr.edu

Phone: 775-784-1489

Palmer Engineering, Room #206

1664 North Virginia Steet

Reno, NV 89557 Mail Stop 0312