Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung GmbH

Prof. Dr. Haidong Fan

Max-Planck-Straße 1

40237 Düsseldorf



Prof. Dr. Haidong Fan

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Prof. Dr. Haidong Fan
Former member

Department Microstructure Physics and Alloy Design

Main Focus

  • Nano-structured and small-sized materials for novel applications
  • Strengthening-toughening of magnesium and alloys
  • Materials under extreme conditions, e.g., irradiation, high temperature, high strain rate
  • Characterizing and modeling of material interfaces and defects
  • Multi-scale simulations, including discrete dislocation dynamics, molecular dynamics and first principle methods

Curriculum Vitae

Research Experience

  • Sep. 2017-present        Humboldt Fellow, Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung, Germany
  • Oct. 2015-present         Associate Professor, Sichuan University, China
  • Jul. 2016- Oct. 2016      Visiting Scholar, Hongkong University, China
  • Jul. 2013- Jul. 2015       Postdoctoral Fellow, Johns Hopkins University, USA
  • Jul. 2012- Sep. 2015     Lecturer, Sichuan University, China


  • Sep. 2008-Jun. 2012    Ph.D. in Solid Mechanics, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China
  • Sep. 2004-Jun. 2008    B.S. in Engineering Mechanics, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China
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