Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles, Structural Mechanics, 1998
M.S., University of California, Los Angeles, Civil Engineering, 1997
M.S., Peking University,China, Solid Mechanics, 1990
B.S., Zhejiang University, China, Engineering Mechanics, 1987
Dr. Sun's main area of research interest is the micro/nano-mechanics of heterogeneous composite materials, with applications for civil, mechanical, aerospace, electronic, and biomedical engineering. His research is sponsored by NSF's Information Technology Research and Nanotechnology Research, NASA's Iowa Space Grant Consortium, Army's Breast Cancer Research Program, and Iowa Informatics Initiative. He has published more than 40 journal papers in his field. He is a member of ASCE, ASME, MRS, and AAAS.