Dr. Q Chen Quanfang Chen, Ph.D.
Professor, MAE
Phone: 407-823-2152
E-mail: Quanfang.Chen@ucf.edu


  • Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, Tsinghua University, 1989
  • M.S. Metallurgical Engineering, Shenyang University of Technology, 1985
  • B.S. Metallurgical Engineering, Shenyang University of Technology, 1982


  • Micro/nano machining for micro/nanosystems including MEMS/NEMS
  • Microfluidics inlcuding programmable microfluidic system for biosensors
  • Robust microvalve arrays for piezoelectric driven hydraulic actuators
  • Portable separator/concenrtator for biological assays
  • Chemical sensors based on microtechnology and nanostructured materials
  • Mechanics of nanocomposites and MEMS materials, synthesis of multifunctional nanocomposites and nanowires
  • Eenergy saving materials and systems, tribology of microsystems, material simulation by molecular dynamics and quantum mechanics

Honors and Awards:

  • Excellence in Graduate Teaching Award, College of Engineering and Computer Science, presented by the University of Central Florida, 2008-2009
  • Hai-Tian Scholar, Dalian University of Technology, China, 2008
  • Visiting Professor Award from the National Research Council (CNR) of Italy, September 1994.
  • Young Investigator award, China Advanced Committee 863, 1993
  • Excellent Young Scientist Award, Chinese Academy of Science, Shenyang Branch. October 1993.
  • Excellent paper award, one of 50 nationwide for postdoctoral fellows, one of two in materials science nationwide. September 1993, Beijing, China.
  • 1995, visiting scholar award by Chinese Academic of Science

Scientific and Professional Societies:

  • ASME
  • SPIE

Selected Publications

Yitian Peng and Quanfang Chen, Synthesis of copper/multi-walled carbon nanotube hybrid nanowire in a microfluidic reactor, Nanotechnology (IOP), accepted.

Miao Liu, Jianren Sun, Ying Sun, Christopher Bock, and Quanfang Chen, Thickness of polymer membranes influences mechanical strength and thermal stability, Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, 19 (2009) 035028.

Miao Liu and Quanfang Chen, Influences of heating temperature on mechanical strength of PDMS, Sensors and Actuators A (Physical), doi:10.1016/j.sna.2009.02.016

Guangyu Chai, Ying Sun, Jianren Sun and Quanfang Chen, Mechanical properties of carbon nanotube copper nanocomposites, J. Micromech. Microeng. 18 (2008) 035013, doi: 10.1088/0960-1317/18/3/035013.

Jianwei Gong, Jianren Sun and Quanfang Chen, Micromachined Sol-gel Carbon Nanotube/SnO2 Hydrogen Sensor, Sensors and Actuators B (chemical), Volume 130, (2008), Pages 829-835

Ying Sun and Quanfang Chen, Mechanical Behavior of Ni/CNT Nanocomposites, Nanotechnology 18 (2007) 505704, doi:10.1088/0957-4484/18/50/505704.

Bo Li and Quanfang Chen*, Solid Micro Mechanical Valves Fabricated with In Situ UV-LIGA Assembled Nickel, Sensors and Actuators A (Physical), Volume 126, Issue 1, 26 (2006), Pages 187-193

Jianwei Gong, Quanfang Chen, Ming-Ren Lian, Nen-Chin Liu, Roberts G. Stevenson, Micromachined Nanocrystalline Silver Doped SnO2 H2S Sensor, Sensors and Actuators B (Chemical), Vol 114/1 (2005) pp 32-39. DOI: 10.1016/j.snb.2005.04.035.

Jian-Wei Gong, Quan-Fang Chen*, Ming-Ren Lian, Nen-Chin Liu, Claude Daoust, Temperature Feedback Control for Improving Stability of SMO (Semiconductor Metal Oxide) Gas Sensor, IEEE Sensors Journal, vol. 6 (2005), 139-145.

Quanfang Chen, Guangyu Chai, and Bo Li, Exploration Study of Multifunctional Metallic Nanocomposite Utilizing Single Walled Carbon Nanotubes for Micro/nano devices, Journal of Nanoengineering and Nanosystems, 219(2005), 67-72

Jianwei Gong, Quanfang Chen, Weifeng Fei, and Sudipta Seal, Micromachined Nanocrystalline SnO2 Chemical Gas Sensors for Electronic Nose, Sensors and Actuators B (Chemical), Vol 102/1 (2004), pp 117-125

See full resume here

Materials Science and Engineering, College of Engineering & Computer Science at the University of Central Florida
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