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Dr. Luyi Sun is a Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and the director of the Polymer Program at the University of Connecticut. He received his BS from South China University of Technology in 1998 and PhD from the University of Alabama in 2004. After his postdoctoral training in Texas A&M University, he worked as a Senior Research Engineer at TOTAL Petrochemicals USA, Inc. from 2006 to 2009. He was an Assistant Professor at Texas State University from 2009 to 2013. Dr. Sun joined the University of Connecticut as an Associate Professor in 2013 and was promoted to be a full professor in 2018. His research focuses on the design and synthesis of nanostructured materials for various applications.


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.

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