Liang Pan, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Purdue University

Dr. Liang Pan is an assistant professor in the School of Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University. Dr. Pan focuses on fundamentals of micro- and nano-scale physics and engineering, aiming on making breakthroughs of novel alternative approaches to keep current trend of continuous size scaling down for emerging nanotechnology by overcoming fundamental physic limits such as optical diffraction and superparamagnetic effect, with emphasis on the applications of lithography, imaging and metrology for manufacturing; and data storage, communication and computation for information technology.

Prior joining Purdue, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher in the NSF’s Nano-scale Science and Engineering Center (NSEC) for Scalable and Integrated Nanomanufacturing (SINAM). Dr. Pan earned his M.S. and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from University of California at Berkeley in 2009 and 2010, and his B.S. and M.E. in Mechanics and Mechanical Engineering from University of Science and Technology of China.