• Title
    Research Scientist
  • Email
  • Phone
    (925) 424-5634
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Research interests

biocatalysis, climate change, nanoscale materials and devices, metal foams.

Current positions

staff scientist

Career path

Fang Joined LLNL in 2011 as a postdoctoral researcher working on solar microbial electrochemical systems for wastewater-to-hydrogen conversion. Prior to that she studied semiconductor nanomaterials for applications in nanoelectronics and nanophotonics in graduate school at Harvard University , and then microbial electricity generation during postdoctoral training at University of California, Santa Barbara. She has highly diversified research skill sets ranging from nanomaterials , device applications, bioengineering and additive manufacturing. Her major research interests include applying advanced materials and manufacturing techniques to biocatalytic processes for energy recovery from various waste sources, and developing new materials for NIF applications.

Ph.D., Chemistry, Harvard, 2008


Selected publications

- F. Qian, C. Huang, Y.D. Lin, A. N. Ivanovskaya, T. J. O’Hara, R. H. Booth, C. J. Creek, H.A. “Simultaneous Electrical Recording of Cardiac Electrophysiology and Contraction on Chip”, Lab Chip ,17, 1732-1739 (2017)- F. Qian, P. C. Lan, T. Y. Olson, C. Zhu, E. B. Duoss, C. M. Spadaccini   T. Y-J. Han. “Multiphase separation of copper nanowires”. Chem. Comm., 52, 11627 (2016)

- C. Zhu, T. Liu, F. Qian, J. D. Kuntz, C. M. Spadaccini, Y. Li and M. A. Worsley, “Supercapacitors Based on 3D Hierarchical Graphene Aerogels with Periodic Macropores”, Nano Lett., 16, 3448-3456 (2016)

- F. Qian, M. Bora, T. Y. Han, A. J. Pascall, S. Guo, S. S. Ly, M.A. Worsley, J. D. Kuntz, and T. Y. Olson. “On-Demand and Location Selective Particle Assembly for Fabricating Structures of High Energy”. Langmuir, 31 (12) 3563 (2015)

- Q. Zhang, G. Li, X. Liu, F. Qian, Y. Li, T. Sum, C. M. Lieber and Q. H. Xiong. “A Room-temperature Low-threshold Ultra-violet Plasmonic Nanolaser”. Nature Comm., 5, 4953 (2014).

- F. Qian, H. Wang, Y. Ling, M.P. Thelen and Y. Li. “Photo-enhanced Electrochemical Interaction between Shewanella and a Hematite Nanowire Photoanode”. Nano Lett., 14(6), 3688 (2014)

- A. J. Pascall, F. Qian, G. Wang, M. A. Worsley, Y. Li and J. D. Kuntz. “Light-Directed Electrophoretic Deposition: A New Additive Manufacturing Technique for Arbitrarily Patterned 3D Composites”, Adv. Mater., 26, 2252 (2014)

- H. Wang H., F. Qian and Y. Li. “Solar-Assisted Microbial Fuel Cells for Bioelectricity and Chemical Fuel Generation”, Nano Energy, 8, 264 (2014)

- F. Qian, M. Brewster, S. K. Lim, Y. Ling, C. Greene, J. W. Johnson, S. Gradečak, Y. Cao and Y. Li “Controlled synthesis of AlN/GaN multiple quantum well nanowire structures and their optical properties.” Nano Lett. 12, 3344 (2012)

- F. Qian and Y. Li, "Biomaterials: A natural source of nanowires." Nature Nanotech, 6, 538 (2011)

For a full list, see:https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=T-okFoQAAAAJ&hl=en

ORCID: 0000-0002-8782-4285

  • 2022     Embracing Meaningful Risk Award, GS, LLNL
  • 2019     Directorate Excellence in Publication Award, PLS, LLNL
  • 2018     Laboratory Directed Research and Development grant (ER), LLNL  
  • 2017    Directorate Excellence in Publication Award, PLS, LLNL
  • 2016    Directorate Excellence in Publication Award, PLS, LLNL
  • 2015    Laboratory Directed Research and Development grant (FS), LLNL
  • 2013   Directorate Outstanding Postdoc Award, PLS, LLNL
  • 2011   Best Poster Award at Institutional Postdoctoral Symposium, LLNL
  • 2010   Laboratory Directed Research and Development grant (LW), LLNL
  • 2007   Materials Research Society Graduate Student Gold Award
  • 2006   American Chemical Society Inorganic Young Investigator Award
  • 2004   Certificate of Distinction in Teaching, Harvard University
  • 2000  Outstanding Honor for the Undergraduate Research Program, USTC


  • Joshua R Deotte, Sarah Baker, Eric Duoss, Jennifer Marie Knipe, Fang Qian, Samantha Ruelas, “Lattice microfluidics”, filed on 2021/9/8, US patent #16584460
  • F Qian, C Huang, AN Ivanovskaya, K Kulp, EK Wheeler, “Sensor array and apparatus for simultaneous observation of tissue electrophysiology, contractility, and growth”, file on 2021/2/9, US patent #10914722
  • Heeral Sheth, Haiyin Chen, Bryan D Hudson, Kris Kulp, Margaret W Mcnerney, Satinderpall S Pannu, Fang Qian, Angela C Tooker, Elizabeth K Wheeler, Vanessa Tolosa, “Miniaturized, automated in-vitro tissue bioreactor”, filed on 2020/10/6, US patnet #10793820
  • Anna Nikolaevna Ivanovskaya, Vanessa Tolosa, Dylan Dahlquist, Satinderpall S Pannu, Kedar G Shah, Angela C Tooker, Fang Qian, “Method for electrochemical roughening of thin film electrodes”, filed on 2020/4/1, US patent# 10612153