Publications

Selected Journal Publications (Peer-Reviewed)

1 Wu, C.; Zeng, S.; Wang, Z.; Wang, F.; Zhou, H.; Zhang, J.; Ci, Z.; Sun, L. Efficient Mechanoluminescent Elastomers for Dual-Responsive Anticounterfeiting Device and Stretching/Strain Sensor with Multimode Sensibility. Advanced Functional Materials 2018, 28, 1803168.
2 Wang, Z.; Smith, A. T.; Wang, W.; Sun, L. Versatile Nanostructures from Rice Husk Biomass for Energy Applications. Angewandte Chemie International Edition 2018, 57, 13722-13734.
3 Xu, Y.; Lin, L.; Xiao, M.; Wang, S.; Smith, A. T.; Sun, L.; Meng, Y. Synthesis and Properties of CO2-Based Plastics: Environmentally-Friendly, Energy-Saving and Biomedical Polymeric Materials. Progress in Polymer Science 2018, 80, 163-182.
4 Yu, J.; Wang, Q.; O’Hare, D.; Sun, L. Preparation of Two Dimensional Layered Double Hydroxide Nanosheets and Their Applications. Chemical Society Reviews 2017, 46, 5950-5974.
5 Ding, F.; Liu, J.; Zeng, S.; Xia, Y.; Wells, K. M.; Nieh, M.-P.; Sun, L. Biomimetic Nanocoatings with Exceptional Mechanical, Barrier, and Flame Retardant Properties from Large Scale One-Step Co-assembly. Science Advances 2017, 3, e1701212 (DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.1701212).
6 Zeng, S.; Li, R.; Freire, S. G.; Garbellotto, V. M. M.; Huang, E. Y.; Smith, A. T.; Hu, C.; Tait, W. R. T.; Bian, Z.; Zheng, G.; Zhang, D.; Sun, L. Moisture Responsive Wrinkling Surfaces with Tunable Dynamics. Advanced Materials 2017, 29, 1700828 (DOI: 10.1002/adma.201700828).
7 Zeng, S.; Zhang, D.; Huang, W.; Wang, Z.; Freire, S. G.; Yu, X.; Smith, A. T.; Huang, E. Y.; Nguon, H.; Sun, L. Bio-inspired Sensitive and Reversible Mechanochromisms via Strain-dependent Cracks and Folds. Nature Communications 2016, 7:11802 (DOI: 10.1038/ncomms11802).
8 Yu, J.; Martin, B. R.; Clearfield, A.; Luo, Z.; Sun, L. One-Step Direct Synthesis of Layered Double Hydroxide Single Layer Nanosheets. Nanoscale 2015, 7, 9448-9451.
9 Wang, Z.; Zeng, H.; Sun, L. Graphene quantum dots: versatile photoluminescence for energy, biomedical, and environmental applications. Journal of Materials Chemistry C. 2015, 3, 1157-1165.
10 Wang, M.; Wang, C.; Hao, X.; Liu, J.; Li, X.; Xu, C.; Lopez, A.; Sun, L.; Song, M.; Yang, H.; Li, X. Hexagon Wreaths: Self-Assembly of Discrete Supramolecular Fractal Architectures Using Multitopic Terpyridine Ligands. Journal of the American Chemical Society 2014, 136, 6664-6671.
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Patents

 

Issued Patents 

1 Sun, L.; Leland, M. Injection Stretch Blow Molded Articles and Random Copolymers for Use Therein. S. Patent No. US 10,113,020, date of patent: October 30, 2018.
2 Patkar, M.; Musgrave, M.; Thierry-Mieg, J.; Sun, L.; Sun, L. K. Polypropylene for reduced plate out in polymer article production processes. S. Patent No. US 9,718,903, date of patent: August 1, 2017.
3 Sun, L.; Coffy, T.; Daniels, L. Polymer Compositions for Injection Stretch Blow Molded Articles. International Patent Application Publication WO 2012/134951, publication date: October 4, 2012; U.S. Patent No. US 9,505,920, date of patent: November 29, 2016.
4 Sun, L.; McLeod, M.; Ashbaugh, J.; Li, F.; Daniels, L. Solid-State Stretched HDPE. U.S. Patent No. US 9,505,161, date of patent: November 29, 2016.
5 Sun, L.; Wang, W. Silica Nanoaggregates and Organosilicon Complexes and Methods of Forming Them from Biomass Materials. International Patent Application Publication No. WO2012/148561, publication date: November 1, 2012. S. Patent No. US 9,359,214, date of patent: June 7, 2016.
6 Patkar, M.; Musgrave, M.; Thierry-Mieg, J.; Sun, L.; Sun, L. K. Polypropylene for reduced plate out in polymer article production processes. International Patent Application Publication No. WO 2010/039726, publication date: April 1, 2010; U.S. Patent No. US 9,334,342, date of patent: May 10, 2016.
7 Li, F.; Sun, L.; Ashbaugh, J.; Rauscher, D.; Daniels, L.; Dotter, R. Polypropylene and Polylactic Acid Blends of Injection Stretch Blow Molding Applications. S. Patent No. US 9,206,305, date of patent: December 8, 2015. [Highlighted in Plastics Engineering, 2016, 72(3), 60 (March issue)]
8 Sun, L.; Leland, M. Injection Stretch Blow Molded Articles and Random Copolymers for Use Therein. International Patent Application Publication WO2010/111330, publication date: September 30, 2010; U.S. Patent No. US 9,090,000, date of patent: July 28, 2015.
9 Sun, L.; Guo, Z.; Zhu, J.; Wei, S. Surfactant-free Synthesis of Magnetic polyolefin Nanocomposites. S. Patent No. US 9,023,230, date of patent: May 5, 2015.
10 Sun, L.; Sosa, J.; Aguirre, J.; Leland, M.; Harris, T. Polystyrene Nanocomposites for Blow Molding Applications. International Patent Application Publication WO2011/011148, publication date: January 27, 2011; U.S. Patent No. US 8,697,208, date of patent: April 15, 2014.
11 Li, F.; Sun, L.; Ashbaugh, J.; Rauscher, D.; Daniels, L.; Dotter, R. Polypropylene and Polylactic Acid Blends of Injection Stretch Blow Molding Applications. International Patent Application Publication WO2012/109142, publication date: August 16, 2012; U.S. Patent No. US 8,642,701, date of patent: February 4, 2014.
12 Sun, L. Injection Stretch Blow Molded Articles and Polymers for Use Therein. S. Patent No. US 8,623,484, date of patent: January 7, 2014.
13 Musgrave, M.; Le, D.; Sun, L.; Smith, D. Propylene based polymers for injection stretch blow molding. International Patent Application Publication No. WO 2009/045987, publication date: April 9, 2009; S. Patent No. US 8,507,628, date of patent: August 13, 2013. [Highlighted in Plastics Engineering, 2013, 69(10), 58 (November/December issue)]
14 Sun, L.; Boo, W. J.; Sue, H.-J.; Marks, M. J.; Fibiger, R. F.; Paquette, M. Intercalation Agent Free Composition Useful to Make Nanocomposite Polymers. S. Patent No. US 8,481,616, date of patent: July 9, 2013.
15 Sun, L. Injection Stretch Blow Molded Articles and Polymers for Use Therein. International Patent Application Publication No. WO 2009/155318, publication date: December 23, 2009; S. Patent No. US 8,414,988, date of patent: April 9, 2013.
16 Sun, D.; Sue, H.-J.; Sun, L.; Miyatake, N.; Yamaguchi, K. Polymer Nanocomposites Including Dispersed Nanoparticles and Inorganic Nanoplatelets. International Patent Application Publication No. WO 2009/014685, publication date: January 29, 2009; U.S. Patent No. US 8,344,054, date of patent: January 1, 2013.
17 Li, F.; Albores, R.; Ashbaugh, J.; Sun, L. Polypropylene Compositions for Oriented Films. International Patent Application Publication WO2011/159609, publication date: December 22, 2011; U.S. Patent No. US 8,278,391, date of patent: October 2, 2012.
18 Sun, L.; Sosa, J. Composites Comprising a Polymer and a Layered Compound and Methods of Preparing and Using Same. International Patent Application Publication No. WO 2009/134758, publication date: November 5, 2009; S. Patent No. US 8,246,878, date of patent: August 21, 2012.
19 Sun, L.; Boo, W. J.; Sue, H.-J.; Marks, M. J.; Fibiger, R. F.; Paquette, M. Intercalation Agent Free Composition Useful to Make Nanocomposite Polymers. International Patent Application Publication No. WO 2008/143643, publication date: November 27, 2008; U.S. Patent No. US 8,114,925, date of patent: February 14, 2012.

 

Pending Patents 

20 Sun, L.; Zeng, S. Multi-responsive Chromic Systems Made by 3D Integration and Multi-responsive Devices. S. Provisional Patent Application No. 62/772,800, application date: November 29, 2018.
21 Sun, L.; Liu, J.; Zeng, S.; D’Auria, D. T.; Lim, H. Y.; Zhou, T.; Kotaki, M. Reversible Multi-responsive and Multi-patterned Nanocoatings. U.S. Patent Application PCT/US18/46,945, application date: August 17, 2018.
22 Sun, L.; Liu, L.; Chen, S. High Performance Adhesives; Methods of Making; and Use. S. Provisional Patent Application No. 62/670,946, application date: May 14, 2018.
23 Sun, L.; Zeng, S.; Zhang, D. Moisture Responsive Materials and Methods of Making. S. Patent Application Publication No. 2018/0053445, publication date: February 22, 2018.
24 Sun, L.; Zeng, S. Stimuli Responsive Materials, Methods of Making, and Methods of Use Thereof. S. Patent Application Publication No. 2018/0050524, publication date: February 22, 2018.
25 Wang, W.; Sun, L. Gas Hydrates with a High Capacity and High Formation Rate Promoted by Biosurfactants. International Patent Application Publication No. WO 2013/130596, publication date: September 6, 2013; S. Patent Application Publication No. 2014/0363361, publication date: December 11, 2014.
26 Sun, L.; Sosa, J.; Aguirre, J.; Leland, M.; Harris, T. Blow Molding Polystyrene Nanocomposites. U.S. Patent Application Publication No. 2014/0200293, publication date: July 17, 2014.
27 Sun, L.; Ding, F. Nanocomposite Coatings from a Facile Exfoliation-Reassembly Process. International Patent Application Publication No. WO 2014/063009, publication date: April 24, 2014.
28 Sun, L.; Sosa, J. Composites Comprising a Polymer and a Layered Compound and Methods of Preparing and Using Same. S. Patent Application Publication No. 2014/0080958, publication date: March 20, 2014.
29 Sun, L.; Meng, Y.; Xiao, M.; Hu, H; Martin, J. C. Immobilization of Ionic Liquids via Solid State Intercalation in Layered Compounds. International Patent Application Publication No. WO2012/078783, publication date: June 14, 2012; U.S. Patent Application Publication No. 2014/0005415, publication date: January 2, 2014.
30 Sun, L.; Musgrave, M.; Patkar, M. Modified Polypropylene for Packaging Applications. International Patent Application Publication WO2011/159552, publication date: December 22, 2011; U.S. Patent Application Publication No. 2011/0305857, publication date: December 15, 2011.

[Highlighted in Chemical & Engineering News, 2010, 88(28), 20 (July 20, 2010 issue) and Plastics Engineering, 2010, 66(11/12), 20 (November/December issue)]

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31 Sun, L.; Leland, M.; Aguirre, J.; Harris, T. Polystyrene Preform Design for Blow Molding of Articles. International Patent Application Publication WO2011/011149, publication date: January 27, 2011; U.S. Patent Application Publication No. 2011/0020576, publication date: January 27, 2011.
32 Sun, L.; Musgrave, M.; Coffy, T. Injection Stretch Blow Molded Articles and Syndiotactic Polymers for Use Therein. International Patent Application Publication WO2010/111331, publication date: September 30, 2010; U.S. Patent Application Publication No. 2010/0249354, publication date: September 30, 2010.
33 Sosa, J.; Sun, L.; Ellis, B. Composites Comprising a Polymer and a Selected Layered Compound and Methods of Preparing and Using Same. International Patent Application Publication WO2010/090802, publication date: August 12, 2010; U.S. Patent Application Publication No. 2010/0197843, publication date: August 5, 2010.
34 Sun, L.; Harris, T.; Aguirre, J.; Leland, M. Styrenic Polymers for Injection Stretch Blow Molding and Methods of Making and Using Same. International Patent Application Publication WO2010/068607, publication date: April 1, 2010; U.S. Patent Application Publication No. 2010/0140835, publication date: April 1, 2010.
35 Li, F.; Sun, L. Polypropylene/Polyisobutylene Blends and Films Prepared from Same. International Patent Application Publication No. WO 2009/100293, publication date: August 13, 2009; U.S. Patent Application Publication No. 2009/0202770, publication date: August 13, 2009.
36 Sun, L.; Sun, L. K.; Musgrave, M.; Coffy, T. Low Melt Flow Rate Propylene Based Polymers for Injection Stretch Blow Molding. International Patent Application Publication No. WO 2009/094065, publication date: July 30, 2009; U.S. Patent Application Publication No. 2009/0186999, publication date: July 23, 2009.
37 Sun, L.; Le, D.; Smith, D. Preform Design for Injection Stretch Blow Molding. International Patent Application Publication No. WO 2009/073473, publication date: June 11, 2009; U.S. Patent Application Publication No. 2009/0146345, publication date: June 11, 2009.