Dr. Fan’s laboratory is located in the Palmer Engineering Building, Room #011 at the University of Nevada, Reno with allocated space of 313 SF plus additional common space.

Mechanical Testing

Instron ElectroPulsTM Model E1000

  • Dynamic capacity: +/-1000 N
  • Static capacity: +/-710 N
  • Load cell: +/-2 kN

Pneumatic 1 kN Fatigue-Rated Wedge Action Grips

  • Tension and compression, including full reverse-stress dynamic testing
  • Dynamic capacity: +/-1 kN


KEYENCE 3D Digital Microscope VHX-5000

  • 500x to 5000x magnification lens
  • 100x to 1000x magnification lens


Markforged Mark Two 3D Printer

  • Capability: printing continuous fiber reinforced plastics


  • Capacity: 112 CPUs (Intel Xeon E2630)
  • Access to the University of Nevada, Reno’s high performance computing cluster