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08/2022: We are recruiting two motivated Ph.D. students to join our research group.

07/2022: Welcome Yifang joining our group!

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Welcome to Sun Research Group

Research in the Sun Group is at the intersection of energy science, functional materials, and advanced manufacturing. 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 processes. We are particularly interested in the scale-up and hierarchical assembly of low-dimensional nanoscale materials into macroscopic structures or multi-component hybrid systems; we study the physical and chemical properties that affect how these manufactured forms transport, store, convert and dissipate energy. Our research enables novel innovations for energy harvesting, energy storage, thermal management, and advanced sensing and detection.