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Cheng Sun

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering


2145 Sheridan Road
Tech B392
Evanston, IL 60208-3109

847-467-0704Email Cheng Sun


Cheng Sun Research Group


Mechanical Engineering

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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

 Sun’s primary research interests are in the fields of Emerging applications of nano-electronics, nanophotonics, nano-electromechanical systems and nano-biomedical systems necessitate developments of viable nano-manufacturing technologies. His research group is engaged in developing novel nano-scale fabrication techniques and integrated nano-system for bio-sensing and high-efficiency energy conversion.

Significant Recognition

  • 2010 NSF CAREER award

Selected Publications

  • Fan Zhou, Wei Cao, Biqin Dong, Timothy Reissman, Weili Zhang, Cheng Sun, “Additive Manufacturing of a 3D Terahertz Gradient-Refractive Index Lens”, Advanced Optical Materials, (2016)
  • S. M. Wang, Q. Q. Cheng, Y. X. Gong, P. Xu, C. Sun, L. Li, T. Li, S. N. Zhu, “A 14 × 14 ?m 2 footprint polarization-encoded quantum controlled-NOT gate based on hybrid waveguide”, Nature Communications, (2016)
  • Biqin Dong, Luay Almassalha, Ben E. Urban, The Quyen Nguyen, Satya Khuon, Teng Leong Chew, Vadim Backman, Cheng Sun, Hao F. Zhang, “Super-resolution spectroscopic microscopy via photon localization”, Nature Communications, (2016)
  • Fan Zhou, Chen Wang, Biqin Dong, Xiangfan Chen, Zhen Zhang, Cheng Sun, “Scalable nanofabrication of U-shaped nanowire resonators with tunable optical magnetism”, Optics Express, (2016)
  • Ben E. Urban, Biqin Dong, The Quyen Nguyen, Vadim Backman, Cheng Sun, Hao F. Zhang, “Subsurface Super-resolution Imaging of Unstained Polymer Nanostructures”, Scientific Reports, (2016)
  • Jianqiang Gu, Zhen Tian, Jiaguang Han, Ranjan Singh, Ouyang Chunmei, Shuang Zhang, Cheng Sun, Weili Zhang, “Engineering the meta-resonances toward functional terahertz devices”, IRMMW-THz 2015 - 40th International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves, (2015)
  • Jie Lu, Cheng Sun, Q. Jane Wang, “Mechanical Simulation of a Diatom Frustule Structure”, Journal of Bionic Engineering, (2015)
  • S. Shiva P Nathamgari, Biqin Dong, Fan Zhou, Wonmo Kang, Juan P. Giraldo-Vela, Tammy McGuire, Rebecca L. McNaughton, Cheng Sun, John A. Kessler, Horacio D. Espinosa, “Isolating single cells in a neurosphere assay using inertial microfluidics”, Lab on a Chip - Miniaturisation for Chemistry and Biology, (2015)