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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

  • Xiangfan Chen, Peijun Guo, Biqin Dong, Zhirou Zhang, Robert P H Chang, Cheng Sun, “Theoretical and experimental manipulation of plasmon-polariton bandgaps at infrared frequencies in indium-Tin-oxide nanorod arrays”, 2016 IEEE Photonics Conference, IPC 2016, (2017)
  • Biqin Dong, Brian T. Soetikno, Xiangfan Chen, Vadim Backman, Cheng Sun, Hao F. Zhang, “Parallel Three-Dimensional Tracking of Quantum Rods Using Polarization-Sensitive Spectroscopic Photon Localization Microscopy”, ACS Photonics, (2017)
  • Henry Oliver T. Ware, Adam C. Farsheed, Robert Van Lith, Evan Baker, Guillermo Ameer, Cheng Sun, “Process development for high-resolution 3D-printing of bioresorbable vascular stents”, Advanced Fabrication Technologies for Micro/Nano Optics and Photonics X 2017, (2017)
  • Xiao Shu, Hao Li, Biqin Dong, Cheng Sun, Hao F. Zhang, “Quantifying melanin concentration in retinal pigment epithelium using broadband photoacoustic microscopy”, Biomedical Optics Express, (2017)
  • Lian Duan, Michael D. McRaven, Wenzhong Liu, Xiao Shu, Jianmin Hu, Cheng Sun, Ronald S. Veazey, Thomas J. Hope, Hao F. Zhang, “Colposcopic imaging using visible-light optical coherence tomography”, Journal of Biomedical Optics, (2017)
  • Shuangcheng Yu, Yichi Zhang, Chen Wang, Won Kyu Lee, Biqin Dong, Teri W. Odom, Cheng Sun, Wei Chen, “Characterization and Design of Functional Quasi-Random Nanostructured Materials Using Spectral Density Function”, Journal of Mechanical Design - Transactions of the ASME, (2017)
  • Biqin Dong, Luay M. Almassalha, Brian T. Soetikno, John E. Chandler, The Quyen Nguyen, Ben E. Urban, Cheng Sun, Hao F. Zhang, Vadim Backman, “Stochastic fluorescence switching of nucleic acids under visible light illumination”, Optics Express, (2017)
  • Chen Wang, Shuangcheng Yu, Biqin Dong, Yichi Zhang, Zhen Jiang, Xiangfan Chen, Jian Zi, Wei Chen, Cheng Sun, “Bio-inspired design strategy of quasi-random structures for optimal light control”, 2016 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2016, (2016)