Bin Fan, PhD

Post-doctoral Research Trainee, Bioelectronics and Biosensors Laboratory,
The Center for Bioelectronic Medicine, The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research

Phone: (516) 562-0479

About the Investigator

Dr. Bin Fan received his BS, MS degrees from Nankai University, China in 2008 and 2011, respectively, and PhD degree from Michigan State University, East Lansing in 2017. His PhD thesis was focused on diamond devices for Optogenetics and neurotransmitter detection, which solved the heating effect during µLED driven optical stimulation by utilizing diamond as a heat spreader and mechanical property mismatch between tissue and diamond material by inventing a fabrication method of making diamond on polymer substrates in large scale.

Since April, 2017, he joined the Center for Bioelectronic Medicine as a Post-doctoral Research Trainee at the Feinstein institute for medical research in both Bioelectronic and Biosensing Lab and Microfabrication Lab.

Research Focus

The research area of Dr. Fan is focused on miniaturized biocompatible neural interfaces for neural stimulation, neurochemical and neurophysiological signals sensing, which includes:

  • Fabrication of flexible electrodes for neural electrical or optical stimulation (AKA: Optogenetics) and recording.
  • Electrochemical sensing of neurotransmitters using various of electrochemical techniques such as Cyclic voltammetry, Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy, Choronoamperometry and etc.
  • Analog / digital circuit and embedded system design for neural stimulation and recording.
  • Microwave system design such antenna and resonators for wireless, passive sensing.

Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Degree: PhD
Field of Study: Electrical and Computer Engineering

Nankai University, Tianjin, China
Degree: MS
Field of Study: Electrical and Computer Engineering

Nankai University, Tianjin, China
Degree: BS
Field of Study: Electrical and Computer Engineering

Honors and Awards

2016 Outstanding Graduate Student, Michigan State University
2011 Third-class outstanding Scholarship, Nankai University
2010 Second-class outstanding Scholarship, Nankai University
2009 Third-class outstanding Scholarship, Nankai University
2008 Special Prize in 5th “100 projects” of Creative Research for the undergraduates, Nankai University
2008 Outstanding Bachelor’s Thesis, Nankai University

  1. Bin Fan, Yan Zhu, Robert Rechenberg, Cory A. Rusinek, Michael F. Becker and Wen Li, “Large-scale, all polycrystalline diamond structures transferred onto flexible Parylene-C films for neurotransmitter sensing”,  Lab on a Chip, 2017, 17, 3159-3167.
  2. Bin Fan, Yan Zhu, Robert Rechenberg, Michael F Becker and Wen Li, “A flexible, large-scale diamond-polymer chemical sensor for neurotransmitter detection,” Hilton head workshop, Hilton Head Island, SC, 2016.
  3. Bin Fan, Ki-Yong Kwon, Robert Rechenberg, Michael F Becker, Arthur J Weber, Wen Li, “A Hybrid Neural Interface Optrode with a Polycrystalline Diamond Heat Spreader for Optogenetics,” Technology, Vol. 4, 2016.
  4. Xiaopeng Bi, Xie Tian, Bin Fan, Wasif Khan and Wen Li, “Micro-lens-coupled LED neural stimulator for optogenetics,” IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems, Vol. 10, Issue 5, 2016.
  5. Wen Li, Bin Fan, Kiyong Kwon, Arthur Weber, Microfabricated optoelectronic neural implants for Optogenetics,” IEEE SENSORS Conference, Busan, Korea, 2015.
  6. Bin Fan, Wen Li, “Miniaturized Optogenetic neural implants: a review,” Lab on a chip, 15, 3838, 2015.
  7. X Bi, B Fan, W Li, “Micro-lens-coupled LED neural stimulator for Optogenetics,” IEEE Biomedical Circuits and Systems Conference (BioCAS), Atlanta,GA, 2015.
  8. Bin Fan, Robert Rechenberg, Michael F Becker, Wen Li, “Fabrication of polycrystalline diamond on a flexible Parylene substrate,” IEEE Solid-State sensors, Actuators and Microsystems (Transducers) Conference, Anchorage, AK, 2015.
  9. B Fan, K Kwon, R Rechenberg, A Khomenko, M Haq, M Becker, A Weber and W Li, “A polycrystalline diamond-based, hybrid neural interfacing probe for Optogenetics,” IEEE Micro electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS) Conference, Estoril, Portugal, 2015.
  10. B Fan, Kiyong Kwon, Arthur J. Weber and Wen Li, “An Implantable, Miniaturized SU-8 Optical Probe for Optogenetics-Based Deep Brain Stimulation,” IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC) Conference, Chicago, IL, 2014.
  11. Bin Fan and Wen Li, “Design and Optimization of Microscale Magnetic Multi-Site Neural Stimulation,” IEEE EMBS Neural Engineering Conference, San Diego, CA, 2013.

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