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Dr. Sun received his B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from South China University of Technology and his Ph.D. degree in Chemistry from the University of Alabama. After that, he worked as an Assistant Research Engineer at Texas A&M University. Dr. Sun was a Senior Research Engineer at TOTAL Petrochemicals USA, Inc. from 2006-2009, and an Assistant Professor at Texas State University from 2009-2013. He joined University of Connecticut in Fall 2013.


We are a group of materials scientists/engineers who are interested in creating new materials for various applications (and having fun...). Our research covers a wide range of materials, including polymeric materials, ceramics and glasses, and composites. One of our main goals is to design materials with unique structure (down to nano- and molecular-scale) for specific applications, such as packaging, energy, catalysis, etc. In most cases, the structural design and control are the keys to the high performance of these materials.

Contact Us

Phone: (860) 486-6895
Address: Institute of Materials Science
University of Connecticut
97 North Eagleville Road
Unit 3136
Storrs, CT 06269-3136