Hongwei Sun

Professor,  Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

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Research Focus

multiphase thermal transport phenomena, acoustic wave bio and chemical sensors and actuators, thermal management of fibers and films, thermal energy storage materials and processing, microchannel cooling systems, nanoimprinting process and applications, MEMS/NEMS fabrication, microfluidics and bioMEMS; nanoscale magnetic assembly and applications

Education

  • PhD, Mechanical Engineering, Institute of Engineering Thermophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 1998

Professional Affiliations

  • American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • American Society for Engineering Education
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineer

Research Overview

multiphase thermal transport phenomena, acoustic wave bio and chemical sensors and actuators, thermal management of fibers and films, thermal energy storage materials and processing, microchannel cooling systems, nanoimprinting process and applications, MEMS/NEMS fabrication, microfluidics and bioMEMS; nanoscale magnetic assembly and applications

Selected Research Projects

  • Collaborative Research: A Low-Cost, “Digital” Biosensing Platform with Single Protein Biomarker Sensitivity
    Principle Investigator, National Science Foundation
  • Nanoscale Metal Network Enhanced Phase Change Materials
    Principle Investigator, National Science Foundation
  • Thermal Management of Fibers and Films- Smart Textile Platforms for Heating, Cooling and Signature
    Principle Investigator, U.S. Army

Department Research Areas

Selected Publications

  • K. Zheng, J. Zhang, H. Dodiuk, S. Kenig, C. Barry, H. Sun, J. Mead, Effect of Superhydrophobic Composite Coatings on Drag Reduction in Laminar Flow, ACS Appl. Polym. Mater, 2(4), 2020, 1614–1622
  • J. Su, H. Esmaeilzadeh, P. Wang, S. Ji, M. Inalpolat, M. Charmchi, H. Sun, Effect of Wetting States on Frequency Response of a Micropillar-based Quartz Crystal Microbalance, Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, 286, 2019, 115-122
  • J. Su, H. Esmailzadeh, F. Zhang, Q. Yu, G. Cernigliaro, J. Xu, H. Sun, An Ultrasensitive Micropillar-based Quartz Crystal Microbalance Device for Real-time Measurement of Protein Immobilization and Protein-protein Interaction, Biosensors and Bioelectronics (Impact Factor: 7.47), 2018, 325-331
  • I. Mirzaee, M. Song, M. Charmchi, H. Sun, Microfluidics based On-chip Impinger for Airborne Particle Collection, Lab on a Chip (Impact Factor: 5.586), 16(12), 2016

Faculty

Sep 02, 2020

New Faculty Spotlight: Hongwei Sun

Hongwei Sun joins the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering department in August 2020 as a Professor.

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