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Fan Ren, Ph.D.

Fan Ren

Distinguished Professor

Areas of Interest

Wide Energy Bandgap Electronic Devices
Semiconductor Device Passivation


University Term Professor, 2018-2021
Fred & Bonnie Edie Professor, 2015
Teacher and Scholar Award, College of Engineering, University of Florida, 2014
University of Florida Foundation Term Professor, 2013
Gordon E. Moore Medal for Outstanding Achievement in Solid State Science and Technology (ECS), 2013
Fred and Bonnie Edie Professor
Albert Nerken Award in American Vacuum Society
Electronic and Photonic Division Award (ECS)
Fellow, American Physical Society
Fellow, Electrochemical Society
Fellow, Materials Research Society
Fellow, Society of Photographic Instrumentation Engineers
Fellow, American Vacuum Society


Ph.D., 1991, Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute of Technology

Courses Taught

Selected Publications

  • “Circular and rectangular via holes formed in SiC via using ArF based UV excimer laser”, L. Liu, C.Y. Chang, Wenhsing Wu, S.J. Pearton, F. Ren, Applied Surface Science 257, pp. 2303–2307 (2011).
  • “Proton irradiation effects on AlN/GaN high electron mobility transistors”, C. F. Lo, C. Y. Chang, B. H. Chu, H.-Y. Kim, J. Kim, D. A. Cullen, L. Zhou, D. J. Smith, S. J. Pearton, A. Dabiran, B. Cui, P. P. Chow, S. Jang, and F. Ren, J. Vac. Sci. Technol. B 28, L47 (2010).
  • “Effect of Humidity on Hydrogen Sensitivity of Pt-Gated AlGaN/GaN High Electron Mobility Transistor Based Sensors,” C. F. Lo , C.Y. Chang, B. H. Chu, S. J. Pearton, A. Dabiran, P. P. Chow, and F. Ren, Appl. Phys. Lett. 96, 232106 (2010).
  • “Long-term stability study of botulinum toxin detection with AlGaN/GaN high electron mobility transistor based sensors”, Yu-Lin Wang, B.H. Chu, C.Y. Chang, C.F. Lo, S.J. Pearton, A. Dabiran, P.P. Chow, F. Ren, Sensors and Actuators B 146, pp.349–352 (2010).
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