Biography

Long Phan, Ph.D. is a technical advisor in the firm’s Electrical and Mechanical Patent Prosecution practice group where he focuses on drafting patent applications and patent prosecution. Dr. Phan’s materials science training has endowed him with diverse knowledge in many topics, with specialization in bio-inspired films, semiconductor devices, optically active materials, and materials characterization.

Prior to joining the firm, Dr. Phan researched cephalopod-inspired protein films with mechanically/chemically/electrically reconfigurable visible and infrared (IR) reflectance properties for camouflage applications. He also interrogated the protein films’ electrical performance and produced the first protein-based transistor. Through this work, he has gained valuable experience in device microfabrication (lithography, CVD, etch, evaporation, etc.), device characterization (atomic force microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, UV-vis-NIR reflectance, etc.), and protein prep and characterization (high performance liquid chromatography, fluorescence, circular dichroism, etc.). Clients can be confident that Dr. Phan will draw on this broad knowledge base to understand inventors’ ideas and comprehensively protect these innovations.

During his research career, Dr. Phan has written successful grant proposals for $3M+ in funding, 12 publications, and 2 research patents, and also presented his work on 20+ occasions at US and international conference meetings.

Education

  • University of California, Irvine (Ph.D.)
    • Materials Science & Engineering
  • University of California, Irvine (M.S.)
    • Materials Science & Engineering
  • Columbia University (B.S.)
    • Materials Science & Engineering

Accolades

  • UCI Tech Surge Award, 2015
  • Honorable Mention, National Science Foundation GRFP, 2013
  • Henry Samueli School of Engineering Graduate Fellowship, 2011-2013

Speeches/Events, Articles, Publications

Selected Conference Presentations

L. Phan, et al. Infrared Invisibility Stickers Inspired by Cephalopods. 2016 MRS Spring Meeting and Exhibit, Materials Research Society, Phoenix, AZ, March 2016.

L. Phan, et al. Biophysical Characterization of Reflectin Isoforms from Squid and Cuttlefish. 251st ACS National Meeting and Exposition, American Chemical Society, San Diego, CA, March 2016.

L. Phan, et al. Reconfigurable Infrared Camouflage Coatings from Cephalopod Protein. 2013 MRS Fall Meeting and Exhibit, Materials Research Society, Boston, MA, December 2013.

Selected Journal Publications

L. Phan, et al. Dynamic Materials Inspired by Cephalopods. Chem. Mater. 2016, 28, 6804-6816.

L. Phan, et al. Reflectin as a Material for Neural Stem Cell Growth. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2015, 8, 278–284.

L. Phan, et al. Infrared Invisibility Stickers Inspired by Cephalopods. J. Mater. Chem. C. 2015, 3, 6493–6498. Cover feature. 2016 J Mater. Chem. C Hot Paper.

L. Phan, et al. Reconfigurable Infrared Camouflage Coatings from a Cephalopod Protein. Adv. Mater. 2013, 25, 5621–5625. Cover feature.

Patents

L. Phan, et al. Dynamic Infrared-Reflective Materials Based on Reflectin Films. U. S. Patent Application, Number US 14/723772, May 28, 2015.

L. Phan, et al. Cephalopod Proteins as Proton Conductors. U. S. Patent Application, Number US 14/559414, December 3, 2014.