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Jing Fan

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Jing Fan

Assistant Professor

Steinman Hall ST - 218
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Jing Fan joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering at CCNY as a tenure-track assistant professor in January 2016. Before that, she was a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University working on microfluidics for material production, multiphase flow in porous media, and many other topics related to the dynamics of complex fluids. Jing Fan is launching a new research lab at CCNY on complex fluids and soft materials. Her current research interests include the transport phenomena in biological tissues, design and fabrication of functional porous structures, enhanced oil recovery and flood conformance control, physics and applications of microfluidics, foam and emulsion physics, and development of functional particulate materials. Jing Fan has received recognition of her work and services through a number of awards, including the ASME Journal of Heat Transfer Outstanding Reviewer Award and the Hong Kong Young Scientist Award.


Ph.D. 2012, The University of Hong Kong

B.E. 2005 & M.E. 2007, Shandong University

Courses Taught

Heat Transfer (ME 43300) 

Research Interests

Transport phenomena in biological tissues

Design and fabrication of functional porous structures

Enhanced oil recovery and flood conformance control

Physics and applications of microfluidics

Flow of deformable particles through narrow channels

Foam and emulsion physics

Advanced materials for biomedical and optical applications

Chemical and physical synthesis of functional particulate materials

Bioheat transfer



Selected recent publications:

  • J. Fan*, Y. Li*, H. H. Bisoyi, R. S. Zola, D. Yang, T. J. Bunning, D. A. Weitz, and Q. Li, (2014) Light-directing omnidirectional circularly polarized reflection from liquid crystal droplets, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 54(7): 2160-2164. [*Equal contribution; selected as ‘Very Important Paper’ (VIP) of the journal]

  • S. Datta, A. Abbaspourrad, E. Amstad, J. Fan, S-H. Kim, M. Romanowsky, H. C. Shum, B. J. Sun, A. S. Utada, M. Windbergs, S. Zhou, and D. A. Weitz, (2014) Double emulsion template solid microcapsules: mechanics and controlled release, Advanced Materials, 26(14): 2205-2218. 

  • S. B. Zhou*, J. Fan*, S. Datta, M. Guo, X. Guo, and D. A. Weitz, (2013) Thermally switched release from nanoparticle colloidosomes, Advanced Functional Materials, 23: 5925-5929. [*Equal contribution]

  • J. Fan, and L. Q. Wang, (2011) Heat conduction in nanofluids: structure-property correlation, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer 54: 4349-4359.

  • J. Fan, and L. Q. Wang, (2011) Analytical theory of bioheat transport, Journal of Applied Physics 109(10): 104702. 

  • J. Fan, and L. Q. Wang, (2011) Review of heat conduction in nanofluids, ASME Journal of Heat Transfer 133(4): 040801. 

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