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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, Wenzhong Liu, Biqin Dong, Jongwoo Lee, Henry Oliver T. Ware, Hao F Zhang, Cheng Sun, “High-Speed 3D Printing of Millimeter-Size Customized Aspheric Imaging Lenses with Sub 7 nm Surface Roughness”, Advanced Materials, (2018)
  • Henry Oliver T. Ware, Adam C. Farsheed, Banu Akar, Chongwen Duan, Xiangfan Chen, Guillermo Antonio Ameer, Cheng Sun, “High-speed on-demand 3D printed bioresorbable vascular scaffolds”, Materials Today Chemistry, (2018)
  • Guillermo Antonio Ameer, Banu Akar, Cheng Sun, “3D-printed bioresorbable vascular scaffolds”, Expert Review of Precision Medicine And Drug Development, (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)
  • Robert Van Lith, Evan Baker, Henry Ware, Jian Yang, Adam Cyrus Farsheed, Cheng Sun, Guillermo Antonio Ameer, “3D-Printing Strong High-Resolution Antioxidant Bioresorbable Vascular Stents”, Advanced Materials Technologies, (2016)
  • Xiangfan Chen, Peijun Guo, Cheng He, Biqin Dong, Leonidas E. Ocola, Richard D. Schaller, Robert P H Chang, Cheng Sun, “Scaling the Artificial Polariton Bandgap at Infrared Frequencies Using Indium Tin Oxide Nanorod Arrays”, Advanced Optical Materials, (2016)
  • Biqin Dong, Xiangfan Chen, Fan Zhou, Chen Wang, Hao F. Zhang, Cheng Sun, “Gigahertz All-Optical Modulation Using Reconfigurable Nanophotonic Metamolecules”, Nano Letters, (2016)
  • Cheng Sun, “Metasurface lens”, Nature Materials, (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)
  • Biqin Dong, Hao Li, Zhen Zhang, Kevin Zhang, Siyu Chen, Cheng Sun, Hao F. Zhang, “Isometric multimodal photoacoustic microscopy based on optically transparent micro-ring ultrasonic detection”, Optica, (2015)