Multiple positions are currently available for graduate students, undergraduate students as well as visiting students/scholars in Professor Sun's group. Interested candidates please contact Professor Sun (firstname.lastname@example.org) and include your CV, a brief statement of your interests related to our research.Read More
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.
Nanomanufacturing Scalable and hierarchical assembly of low-dimensional nanoscale materials into three-dimensional (3D) macroscopic architectures which allow for the retention of novel features of their nanoscale building blocks.Read More
Energy Storage Synthesis, assembly and manufacturing of nanoscale materials, hierarchical architectures, and integrated multi-component systems for efficient energy storage systems.
Metamaterials Nanomanufacturing of 3D metamaterials and studying of their novel material behaviors such as mechanical and thermal properties.