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Cheng Sun

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

  • Davis, Janel L.; Zhang, Yang; Yi, Sijia; Du, Fanfan; Song, Ki Hee; Scott, Evan A.; Sun, Cheng; Zhang, Hao F., Super-Resolution Imaging of Self-Assembled Nanocarriers Using Quantitative Spectroscopic Analysis for Cluster Extraction, Langmuir
  • Zhang, Xian; Beckmann, Lisa; Miller, David A.; Shao, Guangbin; Cai, Zhen; Sun, Cheng; Sheibani, Nader; Liu, Xiaorong; Schuman, Joel; Johnson, Mark; Kume, Tsutomu; Zhang, Hao F., In vivo imaging of Schlemm’s canal and limbal vascular network in mouse using visible-light OCT, Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science
  • Li, Hao; Dong, Biqin; Zhang, Xian; Shu, Xiao; Chen, Xiangfan; Hai, Rihan; Czaplewski, David A.; Zhang, Hao F.; Sun, Cheng, Disposable ultrasound-sensing chronic cranial window by soft nanoimprinting lithography, Nature communications
  • Beckmann, Lisa; Zhang, Xian; Nadkarni, Neil A.; Cai, Zhen; Batra, Ayush; Sullivan, David P.; Muller, William A.; Sun, Cheng; Kuranov, Roman; Zhang, Hao F., Longitudinal deep-brain imaging in mouse using visible-light optical coherence tomography through chronic microprism cranial window, Biomedical Optics Express
  • Smart, T.; Li, H.; Dong, B.; Shu, X.; Hai, R.; Sun, C.; Zhang, H. F.; Jeanloz, R., High-pressure nano-seismology, Applied Physics Letters
  • Song, Ki Hee; Zhang, Yang; Wang, Gaoxiang; Sun, Cheng; Zhang, Hao F., Three-dimensional biplane spectroscopic single-molecule localization microscopy, Optica
  • Huang, Jingyu; Chen, Xiangfan; Bai, Peter; Hai, Rihan; Sun, Cheng; Xu, Ting, 45% Periodicity Reduction in Nanocomposite Thin Films via Rapid Solvent Removal, Macromolecules
  • Zhang, Yang; Song, Ki Hee; Dong, Biqin; Davis, Janel L.; Shao, Guangbin; Sun, Cheng; Zhang, Hao F., Multicolor super-resolution imaging using spectroscopic single-molecule localization microscopy with optimal spectral dispersion, Applied optics
  • Shao, Guangbin; Hai, Rihan; Sun, Cheng, 3D Printing Customized Optical Lens in Minutes, Advanced Optical Materials
  • Chen, Xiangfan; Liu, Wenzhong; Dong, Biqin; Lee, Jongwoo; Ware, Henry Oliver T.; Zhang, Hao F.; Sun, Cheng, High-Speed 3D Printing of Millimeter-Size Customized Aspheric Imaging Lenses with Sub 7 nm Surface Roughness, Advanced Materials
  • Ware, Henry Oliver T.; Farsheed, Adam C.; Akar, Banu; Duan, Chongwen; Chen, Xiangfan; Ameer, Guillermo; Sun, Cheng, High-speed on-demand 3D printed bioresorbable vascular scaffolds, Materials Today Chemistry
  • Ameer, Guillermo Antonio; Akar, Banu; Sun, Cheng, 3D-printed bioresorbable vascular scaffolds, Expert Review of Precision Medicine And Drug Development
  • Dong, Biqin; Soetikno, Brian T.; Chen, Xiangfan; Backman, Vadim; Sun, Cheng; Zhang, Hao F., Parallel Three-Dimensional Tracking of Quantum Rods Using Polarization-Sensitive Spectroscopic Photon Localization Microscopy, ACS Photonics
  • Chen, Xiangfan; Guo, Peijun; He, Cheng; Dong, Biqin; Ocola, Leonidas E.; Schaller, Richard D.; Chang, Robert P.H.; Sun, Cheng, Scaling the Artificial Polariton Bandgap at Infrared Frequencies Using Indium Tin Oxide Nanorod Arrays, Advanced Optical Materials
  • Dong, Biqin; Chen, Xiangfan; Zhou, Fan; Wang, Chen; Zhang, Hao F; Sun, Cheng, Gigahertz All-Optical Modulation Using Reconfigurable Nanophotonic Metamolecules, Nano Letters
  • Sun, Cheng, Metasurface lens, Nature Materials
  • Dong, Biqin; Almassalha, Luay; Urban, Ben E.; Nguyen, The Quyen; Khuon, Satya; Chew, Teng Leong; Backman, Vadim; Sun, Cheng; Zhang, Hao F., Super-resolution spectroscopic microscopy via photon localization, Nature communications
  • van Lith, Robert; Baker, Evan; Ware, Henry; Yang, Jian; Farsheed, Adam Cyrus; Sun, Cheng; Ameer, Guillermo, 3D-Printing Strong High-Resolution Antioxidant Bioresorbable Vascular Stents, Advanced Materials Technologies