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1. Prof. Sun's paper is accepted by Nature Reviews Materials.

2. Multiple positions are currently available for postdoc fellows, graduate students, undergraduate students as well as visiting students/scholars in Professor Sun's group. Interested candidates please contact Professor Sun ( and include your CV, a brief statement of your interests related to our research.

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Welcome to Sun Research Group

Research in the Sun Group is at the intersection of energy science, advanced materials, and nanomanufacturing. It mainly focuses on (1) rational design and synthesis of functional nanoscale materials, (2) fundamental understanding of their nanoscale properties, and (3) development of scalable manufacturing approaches. We are particularly interested in the scalable and hierarchical assembly of low-dimensional nanoscale materials into three-dimensional (3D) macroscopic architectures or multi-component systems; we study the physical and chemical phenomena that affect how these developed nanomaterials and their integrated systems transport, store, convert and dissipate energy. These novel systems are designed to improve the performance and functionalities beyond current technologies used for energy conversion and storage, such as batteries and fuel cells, for thermal sensing and management, such as thermometers and heat spreaders, as well as for photo-detection, such as optoelectronic devices that convert between electrons and photons.