Professor Fan joined UF in 2003. His research focus is to develop microfluidics and BioMEMS technologies and apply them to biomedical applications. Microfluidics involves device fabrication and manufacturing, study of fluid behavior in micro-scale, and exploiting the devices for a variety of applications including point-of-care testing, environmental monitoring, and detection of pathogens in the field.
Wireless networks, mobile communications, mobile computing, resource
allocation, queueing network.
Computer architecture, network computing, distributed systems.
Dynamics and control of multi-body systems, game theory, orbital dynamics, flight mechanics.
Manages academic and student affairs.
Network-computing, advanced computing architecture, biologically-inspired nanocomputing, distributed information processing systems.
Semiconductor device theory, modeling, simulation; scaled CMOS
integrated circuits and devices, including SOI and DG MOSFETs.
Analog electronic circuit design.
Agroclimatology, crop growth modeling, precision agriculture technology, irrigation and
geographic information system (GIS) based decision support systems.
Dr. Francis retired from teaching in January 2005 after 34 years at the University of Florida.
Physical & mechanical metallurgy of structural materials,
microstructure-processing property inter-relationships in high
performance/high temperature materials.