Current Position

Professor and Director
Polymer Program, Institute of Materials Science
Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Department of Biomedical Engineering
University of Connecticut
Storrs, CT 06269-3136

E-mail: luyi.sun@uconn.edu
Phone: 860-486-6895
Fax: 860-486-4745

Dr. Luyi Sun

Dr. Luyi Sun

Work Experience

08/2018 - Present Professor, Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Department of Biomedical Engineering, and Polymer Program, Institute of Materials Science, University of Connecticut
01/2018 - Present Director, Polymer Program, Institute of Materials Science, University of Connecticut
01/2017 - 08/2018 Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering
08/2013 - 08/2018 Associate Professor, Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering and Polymer Program, Institute of Materials Science, University of Connecticut
08/2009 - 08/2013 Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Texas State University
07/2006 - 08/2009 Senior Research Engineer, Research and Technology Center, TOTAL Petrochemicals USA, Inc.
01/2005 - 07/2006 Assistant Research Engineer (promoted to Associate Research Engineer in 06/2006), Department of Mechanical Engineering & Polymer Technology Center, Texas A&M University; Supervisors: Profs. Hung-Jue Sue and Abraham Clearfield
08/2004 - 01/2005 Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Chemistry, University of Alabama; Supervisor: Prof. Joseph S. Thrasher

Education

PhD

Chemistry

The University of Alabama

08/2004

Advisor: Prof. Joseph S. Thrasher

MS

Chemistry

The University of Alabama

08/2002

Advisor: Prof. Joseph S. Thrasher

Graduate Studies

Materials Science and Engineering

South China University of Technology, China

06/2000

Advisor: Prof. Kecheng Gong

BS

Chemical Engineering

South China University of Technology, China

07/1998

Advisor: Prof. Jiarui Shen

 

Awards and Honors

2019 Member of the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering
2016 Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry; Fellow of the Society of Plastics Engineers
2012 Presidential Award for Leadership Excellence, Chinese American Chemical Society-Southwest Chapter
2012 Best Paper Award, Engineering Properties and Structure Division, Annual Technical Conference - Society of Plastics Engineers
2012 The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) P3–People, Prosperity, and the Planet Award
2011 Presidential Award for Excellence in Scholarly/Creative Activities, Texas State University
2010 Cottrell College Science Award, Research Corporation for Science Advancement