Z. Hugh Fan, Ph.D.

Z. Hugh Fan, Ph.D. hfan@ufl.edu
Microfluidics and BioMEMS Laboratory

LAR 223
P.O. Box 116250
Gainesville, FL 32611

T: (352) 846-3021
F: (352) 392-7303
Department Affiliation: Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

BME Graduate Faculty Status


Ph.D., 1994 University of Alberta (Canada)
B.Sc., 1985 Yangzhou Teachers’ College (China)

Dr. Hugh Fan joined UF in 2003 after more than 8 years of industrial experience.  His research interests include microfluidics, BioMEMS (Biomedical MicroElectroMechanical Systems), sensors, and bioengineering. His research focus is to develop microfluidics and BioMEMS technologies and apply them to chemical and biomedical applications. Dr. Fan is a recipient of E.T.S. Walton Award from Science Foundation of Ireland in 2009, Fraunhofer-Bessel Award from Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in 2010, and Career Award from National Institute of Health (NIH) in 2011.  He was a UF Research Foundation Professor from 2014 to 2017. He received UF Technology Innovator Award in 2015 and 2014, UF-HHMI (Howard Hughes Medical Institute) “Science for Life” Distinguished Mentor Award in 2013, and UF-Sigma Xi Junior Faculty Research Award in 2006. Dr. Fan is an editor of Microsystems & Nanoengineering (Nature Publishing Group), an editorial board member of Scientific Reports (Nature Publishing Group), an elected Fellow of AAAS (the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the publisher of Science), and a Fellow of ASME (the American Society of Mechanical Engineers).