University of Michigan (Postdoc.); Oak Ridge National Laboratory (Postdoc.); Advanced Technology Materials Inc. (Analytical Chemist); Duke University (Sr. Research Scientist)
My research activities and interests are in the interdisciplinary areas of analytical chemistry, molecular biology, and nanotechnology. The focus of my research program is aimed at developing novel plasmonic nanoscale materials and new sensing strategies (nanoplasmonic colorimetry, surface-enhanced spectroscopies), which can be exploited in environmental monitoring, forensic investigation, and biomedical diagnostics.
1. N. Kilibarda, S. E. Afton, J. M. Harrington, F. Yan, K. E. Levine. Rapid speciation and determination of vanadium compounds using ion-pair reversed-phase ultra-performance liquid chromatography inductively coupled plasma-sector field mass spectrometry. Journal of Chromatography A (Submitted)
2. J. L. Beard, F. Yan, Forensic ink analysis using thin-layer chromatography coupled with colorimetry and surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy - An undergraduate instrumental analysis experiment. The Chemical Educator. 2013, 18, 1-5.
3. F. Yan, Plasmonic colorimetry: Visual detection of environmentally-relevant species. International Journal of Environment Technology and Management. 2013, 16, 49-64.
4. J. Kim, Y. Yu, F. Yan, J. Bang, T. You, S. Lee. A new strain of bacteria degrading TNT and 2,4/2,6-DNT from explosives-contaminated soil. Atlas Journal of Biology, 2012, 2, 116-124.