The Fan Lab

Xudong Fan

COVID-19 related projects:
  1. Breath analysis to diagnose and monitor acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) patients on ventilator machines
  2. Rapid and quantitative COVID-19 antibody detection using fingertip blood

See our work on rapid COVID-19 biomarker detection published in Biosensors and Bioelectronics. 

A few post-doctor positions are available (as of November 21, 2020) for micro-gas sensor development and applications. The candidate needs to have Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Analytical Chemistry background and knowledge of gas sensing, gas chromatography, instrument development. Please send a CV if you are interested.

Xudong (Sherman) Fan, Ph.D. (Curriculum Vitae)

Biomedical Engineering Department
College of Engineering and School of Medicine
Director of NIH Microfluidics in Biomedical Sciences Training Program
Thrust Leader of Center for Wireless Integrated MicroSensing and Systems
Associate Director of Michigan Center for Integrative Research in Critical Care
Fellow of Optical Society of America
Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry
Fellow of SPIE
Editorial Board of Lab on a Chip 
International Advisory Board of Advanced Materials Technologies


Ph.D. (2000)
Oregon Center for Optics
Physics Department
University of Oregon

M.S. (1994)
Peking University, China

B.S. (1991)
Peking University, China



2158 Lurie Biomedical Engineering Building
1101 Beal Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2110

Tel: 734-763-1273
Fax: 734- 647-4834

Selected Honors and Awards:

College of Engineering Rexford E. Hall Innovation Excellence Award (2018)
College of Engineering Monroe-Brown Foundation Research Excellence Award (2017)
Fellow of SPIE (2017)
Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry (2016)
ChangJiang Scholar Chair Professorship (2015)
Early promotion to Professor (2014)
Departmental Award for Outstanding Accomplishment (2014)
Fellow of Optical Society of America (2014)
Third Place” in “The Most Popular Stories of 2012” by Biophotonics (2013)
1st Prize of “Sensors Best Paper Award 2012” (2012)
NSF-China – Outstanding Overseas Chinese Young Scholar (2011)
Early tenure and promotion (2009)
MU Sigma Xi Excellence in Graduate Research Mentoring Award (2009)
IEEE Sensors Journal Best Paper Award (2008)
Wallace H. Coulter Early Career Award Phase II (2008)
NSF – CAREER Award (2008)
Wallace H. Coulter Early Career Award Phase I (2006)
3M Non-Tenured Faculty Award, 3M Foundation (2004, 2005, 2006)
America Chemical Society Petroleum Research Award for Junior Faculty (2006)
Circle of Technical Excellence, 3M Corporation (2004)
3M DISCOVERY Research Grant Award, 3M Corporation (2003)
Circle of Technical Excellence, 3M Corporation (2002)
3M GENESIS Research Grant Award, 3M Corporation (2001)


Positions available

As of March 09, 2020, the Fan lab has a post-doctor position open immediately to develop micro-gas chromatography devices. If you are interested, please send me your CV.

We are seeking both graduate students and post-doctors to join our lab at the University of Michigan. Please contact me with your CV.

Our paper titled “Sensitive optical biosensors for unlabeled targets: A review was ranked as the #1 “Most Cited Analytica Chimica Acta Article since 2008”. Please read, comment, and cite :). See the news here.

Our work on optofluidic lasers was selected as the “Third Place” in “The Most Popular Stories of 2012” by Biophotonics. See the news here.

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