Xiao-An Fu


Xiao-An (Sean) Fu is a  Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Louisville. He received his Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University. He was a researcher in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Case Western Reserve University before he joined the faculty of the University of Louisville in 2008. He was a key contributor to a number of research projects funded by DARPA and NASA including SiC MEMS and SiC JFET-based integrated circuits for high temperature applications. He invented a process for deposition of low stress polycrystalline SiC suitable as MEMS structure materials. His current research interests include chemical microsensors, microreactors, breath analysis for development of a noninvasive diagnostic tool for detection of early lung cancer, trace gas detection, active tuberculosis and other pulmonary diseases, analysis of neurotransmitter, and advanced semiconductor thin films for integrated circuit and solar cell applications. He has published more than 60 papers in refereed journals and conference proceedings. He has received three U.S. patents. Dr. Fu was a recipient of a visiting scholarship from the Chinese Academy of Sciences.


  • B.S. in Chemical Engineering, Jiangxi Polytechnic University, 1986
  • M.S. in Chemical Engineering, The Chinese Academy of Science, 1989
  • Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, 2001


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