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

The Fan Research Group investigates the mechanics and 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

Founded in 1874, the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) is the flagship institution of Nevada. UNR is a Carnegie “R1” research university. The Mechanical Engineering graduate program is ranked No. 105 in the nation by the 2021 U.S. News & World Report. Reno is 45 minutes from Lake Tahoe and its magnificent recreational opportunities, including 18 world-class ski resorts, and 4 hours from San Francisco. The area has a population of 425,000, a convenient international airport and growing engineering, high-tech and arts communities.


Dr. Feifei Fan

Email: ffan@feifei-fan-group.org

Phone: 404-432-4868