Biography/Research Expertise: Plasma Sources, Plasma-Material Interactions, Thin Film Solar Cells, Supercapacitors, Optical Thin Films, Functional Coatings, Electronic Materials and Semiconductor Devices
Cannon Intellectual Property Commercialization Award, SDSU (2012–2013)
Distinguished Researcher Award, College of Engineering, SDSU (2013–2014)
Best Paper Award, IEEE EIT International Conference, Rapid City, SD (2013)
Grantswinship Award, College of Engineering, SDSU (2012, 2013, 2015)
Excellence in Research Award, EECS Department, SDSU (2015)
Ph.D, Applied Physics, University of Aveiro, 1999
K. Wang, Y. Cao, X. Wang, M. Castro, B. Luo, Z. Gu, Q. H. Fan, "Rod-shape porous carbon derived from aniline modified lignin for symmetric supercapacitors", J. Power Sources 307, 462-467 (2016)
K. Wang, Y. Cao, X. Wang, P. Kharel, W. Gibbons, B. Luo, Z. Gu, Q. H. Fan, “Nickel catalytic graphitized porous carbon as electrode material for high performance supercapacitors”, Energy 101, 9-15 (2016)
B. Bills, N. Morris, M. Dubey, Q. Wang and Q. H. Fan, “Electrophoretic deposited TiO2 pigment-based back reflector for thin film silicon solar cells”, Optics Express 23(3), A71–A82 (2015).
R. Gupta, M. Dubey, Z. Gu, Q. H. Fan, “Biochar Nanomaterials Activated by Oxygen Plasma for Supercapacitors”, J. Power Sources 274, 1300 (2015).
P. Chen, G. Hou, Q. H. Fan, Q. Huang, J. Zhao, J. Zhang, J. Ni, X. Zhang, and Y. Zhao, “An efficient light trapping scheme based on textured conductive and photonic crystal back reflector for a-Si:H solar cells”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 105, 073506 (2014).