The Fang Research Group

Dr. Lei Fang

Associate Professor of Chemistry

Curriculum Vitae



Associate Professor - Texas A&M University
     Dept. of Chemistry (Primary) 2019–Present
     Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering 2019-Present

Assistant Professor - Texas A&M University
     Dept. of Chemistry (Primary) 2013–2019
     Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering 2014-2019

Postdoctoral Scholar     Stanford University 2011-2013
PhD 2010 Northwestern University 2008-2010
MS 2006 Wuhan University
BS 2003 Wuhan University


2020       TAMU Presidential Impact Fellow
2020       J. Mater. Chem. A Emerging Investigator
2019       CAPA Distinguished Junior Faculty Award
2019       Thieme Chemistry Journal Award
2018       Polymers Young Investigator Award
2018       Polymer Chemistry Emerging Investigator
2017       Montague-Center for Teaching Excellence Scholar
2017       NSF CAREER Award
2017       ACS PMSE Young Investigator Award
2015       KANEKA Junior Faculty Award
2014       ACS PRF Doctoral New Investigator (2014-2016)
2011       IUPAC Prize for Young Chemists Honorable Mention Award
2011       Reaxys® Prize Finalist
2010       Government Award for Outstanding Students Studying Abroad
2010       7th FNano Conference The Best Student Presentation Award
2009       Non-equilibrium Energy Research Center Fellowship, Northwestern University
2008       Ryan Fellowship, Northwestern University


Lei Fang was born in Poyang, a medium-sized town located in the southeast of mainland China. He obtained his BS (2003) and MS (2006) degrees from Wuhan University before movig to the US and receiving his PhD diploma (2010) from Northwestern University. Lei then spent two and half years at Stanford University as a postdoctoral scholar.

In 2013, he started his independent academic career as an assistant professor at Texas A&M University, where he leads a multidisciplinary research group studying functional organic materials with electronic, thermal or photo-activity. His current research goal is to gain insights into design principles and structure-property relationships of these materials at both the molecular and the macroscopic scale by employing the toolboxes of synthetic chemistry and process engineering. In particular, the Fang research group focuses on the bottom-up synthesis and processing of ladder polymers and microporous polymer networks for applications associated with electronics and energy conversion/storage.



Tel: +1-979-845-3186

Address: Room 301C, Chemistry Building

3255 TAMU

College Station, TX 77843-3255, USA