08/2022: We are recruiting two motivated Ph.D. students to join our research group.
07/2022: Welcome Yifang joining our 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.
ADVANCED MANUFACTURING Manufacturing and processing advances for the scale-up and hierarchical assembly of low-dimensional nanoscale materials into macroscopic structures or integrated multi-component systems, while preserving the properties of nanoscale building blocks.Read More
ENERGY STORAGES Materials, device and systems of advanced energy storages with improved safety and performance by developing a fundamental understanding of charge storage, transport and failure mechanisms as well as novel approaches for the design and fabrication of new structures/architectures.Read More
STRUCTURAL AND FUNCTIONAL MATERIALS Advanced synthesis and manufacturing of structural and functional materials with focuses on the investigation of physical and chemical properties that affect how these materials transport, store, convert and dissipate energy.Read More