Xianfan Xu chosen as Springer Professor at UC Berkeley

Prof. Xianfan Xu, the James J. and Carol L. Shuttleworth Professor of Mechanical Engineering, has been appointed as the Russell Severance Springer Professor, a visiting professorship at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, the University of California at Berkeley for the 2019-2020 academic year.

The Visiting Professorship is an endowment which was established by the late Russell Severance Springer for the purpose of inviting distinguished scholars to the Department of Mechanical Engineering at UC Berkeley for an extended stay to facilitate collaboration with their faculty and students.  Since 1964, 149 people from all over the world have been awarded the professorship.

Xianfan Xu researches heat transfer, particularly nano-scale and ultrafast heat transfer; ultrafast laser materials processing and diagnostics; and nano-optics and laser-based nano-lithography.