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Associate Prof. (Senior Forsker) Dr. Anpan Han

Personal information:  Male, Danish Citizen

Married and 2 children.

ORCID: 0000-0001-6878-9886



Institute of Microtechnology (now part of EPFL), Université de Neuchâtel, Switzerland. Ph.D. in Micro and Nanotechnology. 2006.

Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, 1997 – 2002

M. Sc. in Biophysics, B. Sc, in Biophysics, B. Sc in Physics.  



Micro and nanoscale additive manufacturing: 3D lithography, Icetronix.

Nanofabrication technology and science: diamond MEMS, and complex MEMS processes.

Making a difference for our climate.



Associate Prof.  (Senior Forsker) at DTU Mech. Eng., Technical University of Denmark. 2018 – now


Assistant Professor at DTU Nanolab, Technical University of Denmark.  2014 - 2018

Research in Micro and Nanofabrication Technology.


Aarhus University: Manager at nanofabrication facilities. 2011 – 2014

Responsible for purchasing and installation of advanced instrument for nanofabrication and characterization. Responsible for safety, scientific coordination, education and research. Laboratory investment between 2008 to 2014: 70 M Dkk, 50 M for building, 20 M for instruments and most was installed during my tenure. Refered to Prof. Flemming Besenbacher and Prof. Niels Christian Nielsen.      


Harvard University: Postdoc. 2008 – 2011

Prof. Jene Golovchenko, Prof. Dan Branton, Prof. Lene Hau. Rapid de novo electronic DNA sequencing using nanopore devices. Ice lithography research. Method for rapid fabrication of contamination-free nanodevices. Fabrication of sub- 10 nm structures on 3D substrates. Built the first ice lithography instrument.


CTO in start-up company. 2006 - 2007.



Post-doctoral fellowship from the Carlsberg Foundation, 2008-2010. €90000.

Internationalization: Ph.D. Grant from the Danish Council for Indep. Res., 2003-2006. €120000.


GRANTS: current projects are underlined, total: €2.7 M

2019-2022:         μCoilImplant: Dr. Rubaiyet Haque (I am the host). Eurotech Marie-Curie  €130000

2019-2023:         CAMLICA: 3D Micro-Coil Array Medical Implant for Cortical Activation. Obama BRAIN Initiative. Lundbeck Foundation, €390000.

2018-2021:         Next generation neuroscience. Obama BRAIN Initiative. Lundbeck Foundation (co-PI), €200000.

2018-2021:         Superpower. Eurostar. WP leader, total budget is € 1.25 M, DTU share is €300000.

2018-2020:         NanoE-ICE, Dr. Ding Zhao (I am the host.), HC Ørsted Post-doc, €130000

2017-2019:         Ice lithography and Holography (co-PI), Villum foundation, 2017-2019, €130000

2014-2018:         Organic ice resists, internal PhD scholarship, € 280000 equivalent.

2014-2018:          Material science of ultra-thin-films, € 280000 equivalent.

2014-2018:          Tinypower, Innovation Foundation, WP leader, total budget is € 3.5 M, my share is €430000

2014-2017:         Smart nanopores for nanomedicine (co-applicant), Danish Council for Indep. Res. €336000.



Work package leader (WPL) in Superpower project (Eurostar 2019-2022)

WPL with 4 partners in TinyPower project (Innovationsfonden 2014-2018)



EPFL Switzerland 4 years, Harvard University USA 3 years.



Current PhD students: Affan Waafi, Nicolas Bergtram (DTU/KU)

Current post-doc: Rubaiyet Haques (Eurotech Marie Curie)

Past: Post-docs: Dr. Anna Elsukova. Dr. Ding Zhao (Ørsted Marie Curie). PhD students: Matteo Todeschini (DTU), William Tiddi (DTU), Hoa Thanh Le (DTU). Jesper Vinther (AU), Ling Zhang (AU),



Member: IEEE, ACS

Conference program committee and Session Chair: IEEE sensors 2012, MNE 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020.

Editor: Elsevier, Microelectronic Engineering 2018-2019

Journal review: Microelec. Eng., Micro and Nanoeng., Nanoscale, ACS Interface applied materials., IOP Nanotech.

Grant application review: Netherlands org. sci. res.



Number of journal publications with impact factor > 6: 13, Total publications: 24, First author: 10, Corresponding author: 6.  Google Scholar: citations 802, H-index 13.



DTU MEK: Coordinating and teaching new 5 ECTS course “Introduction to additive manufacturing”.

DTU Danchip: Methods in Micro and Nanofabrication, course number 33651.

Laboratory course at EPFL: Fabrication of solar cells. Fabrication of atomic force microscope probes. 



D. Branton, A. Han, J. A. Golovchenko. 2014 Electron beam processing with condensed ice. US 8790863

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

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  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being


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