Jonghwan SuhrHenry Fu
Assistant Professor

Ph.D. 2006, University of California at Berkeley
Certificate of Advanced Study in Mathematics, Cambridge University
A.M. 2000, Chemistry, Harvard University
A.B. 2000, Physics and Chemistry and Mathematics, Harvard University

Phone: (775) 784-1690
Fax: (775) 784-1701
Office:  Palmer Engineering Room 114
E-mail: hfu@unr.edu
Website: http://sites.google.com/site/henrychienfu
Address: Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, MS 312; University of Nevada, Reno; Reno, NV 89557

Research/outreach areas:

  • Mechanical properties of complex biomaterials,
  • Swimming locomotion of microorganisms, non-Newtonian rheology and flows,
  • Hydrodynamics of chiral particles and low-Reynolds number hydrodynamics.

Awards and Honors

  • Advanced Light Source Predoctoral Fellow, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (2004-2005)
  • University of California University Fellowship (2003-2004)
  • National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship (2000-2003)
  • Herchel Smith Harvard Fellowship to Emmanuel College, Cambridge University (2000-2001)

Relevant past experience

  • Instructor, Brown University Division of Engineering (Fall 2009)
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, Brown University Division of Engineering (2006-2010)
  • Research funded by the National Science Foundation

Career Overview

Dr. Fu received a master's degree in Chemistry concurrently with a bachelor's degree in Physics and Chemistry and Mathematics from Harvard University. His master's work included research in the field of low-temperature laser spectroscopy. He received a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of California, Berkeley in December 2006 for dissertation work on strongly correlated electron systems in condensed matter. He then redirected his research field to biological mechanics and fluid dynamics as a postdoctoral research associate in the Division of Engineering at Brown University from 2006-2010. His current research interests include complex biomaterials, hydrodynamics of swimming microorganisms, and low-Reynolds number hydrodynamics.  Specific research projects involve swimming hydrodynamics in non-Newtonian biological fluids and gels, mechanics of random filament networks, microrheology in gels, swimming hydrodynamics in shear flows, and the behavior of chiral particles in shear flows, with application to chiral separation. Dr. Fu's research is supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF).