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Cheng Sun

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering


2145 Sheridan Road
Tech L292
Evanston, IL 60208-3109

(847) 467-0704Email Cheng Sun


Cheng Sun Research Group


Mechanical Engineering


Ph.D. Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, Penn State, State College, PA

M.S. Physics, Nanjing University, Nanjing, China

B.S. Physics, Nanjing University, China

Research Interests

Scalable 3D nano-fabrication of integrated nano-systems

Significant Recognition

  • 2010 NSF CAREER award

Selected Publications

  • Balogun, Oluwaseyi; Ahn, Phillip; Zhang, Zhen; Sun, Cheng, “Ultrasonic near-field optical microscopy using a plasmonic nanofocusing probe”, Journal of Applied Physics, (2013)
  • Chen, Wei; Sun, Cheng; Wang, Chen; Yu, Shuangcheng, “Highly efficient light-trapping structure design inspired by natural evolution”, Scientific Reports, (2013)
  • Sun, Cheng; Zhou, Fan; Bao, Yongjun; He, Cheng; Stuart, Colin, “A realistic design of three-dimensional full cloak at terahertz frequencies”, Applied Physics Letters, (2012)
  • Sun, Cheng; Zhou, Fan; Gu, Jianqiang; Cao, Wei; Liang, Dachaun, “Terahertz invisibility cloaking”, Laser and Tera-Hertz Science and Technology, LTST 2012, (2012)
  • Baker, E.; Reissman, T.; Zhou, F.; Wang, C.; Lynch, K., “Microstereolithography of Three-Dimensional Polymeric Springs for Vibration Energy Harvesting”, Smart Materials Research, (2012)
  • X. Xiong, X. Chen, M. Wang, R. Peng, D. Shu and C. Sun, “Optically nonactive assorted helix array with interchangeable magnetic/electric resonance”, Applied Physics Letters, (2011)
  • X. Xiong, Z.-W. Wang, S.-J. Fu, M. Wang, R.-W. Peng, X.-P. Hao and C. Sun, “Realization of negative refractive index with double-layered H-shaped resonator array”, Applied Physics Letters, (2011)
  • H. Okamoto, K. Yamaguchi, M. Haraguchi, T. Okamoto and C. Sun, “Design of Plasmonic Racetrack Resonators with a Trench Structure”, Japanese Journal of Applied Physics, (2011)