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    United Kingdom

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PhD projects

(1) Nanocomposites for functional applications (2) Aircraft materials manufacturing There is no studentship at the moment, however self-funded students will be considered.

20042020

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Personal profile

Particulars

Dr Dan Sun is currently a lecturer within the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Queen's. Her research interests include:  synthesis / processing of nanocomposites for functional applications, biomaterials and aerospace materials manufacturing.

Dr Sun obtained her B.Eng (Materials Engineering) and MSc (Materials Manufacturingn and Processing) from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and her PhD (Mechanical Engineering -Tribology) from University of Southampton. Between 2009 and 2014, Dr Sun worked as a postdoct researcher at the Nanomaterials and Integrated Bioengineering Centre (NIBEC), University of Ulster. 

 She has established broad academic collaborations nationally and internationally, including Qatar University, University of Cabria, Italy, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, Southampton University, Leeds University, Ulster University, Nanjing University, Sichuan University, Tianjin University, Dalian University of Technology and Chongqing University in China.

 

Research Interests

 

 

  • Nanocomposites for functional applications
  • Biomaterials
  • Plasma processing 
  • Aerospace composites manufacturing

 

Other

  • Member of the EPSRC Peer Review College
  • Editorial board member: Scientific Reports
  • Peer reviewer: Journal of Composite materials, Biomedical Research International,  Composite A, Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine
  • PGCHET

 

Teaching

Mechanics of Materials (MEE1004)

Research Methods & Data Analytics (MSc module)

Materials Selection and Characterisation (MSc Module)

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Projects

Research Output

A Fast UV-Curable PU-PAAm Hydrogel with Mechanical Flexibility and Self-Adhesion for Wound Healing

Hou, Y., Jiang, N., Sun, D., Wang, Y., Chen, X., Zhu, S. & Zhang, L., 29 Jan 2020, In : RSC Advances. 10, 9, p. 4907-4915

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
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    Atmospheric pressure microplasma for antibacterial silver nanoparticle/chitosan nanocomposites with tailored properties

    Sun, D., Turner, J., Jiang, N., Zhu, S., Zhang, L., Falzon, B., McCoy, C., Maguire, P., Mariotti, D. & Sun, D., 20 Jan 2020, In : Composites Science and Technology.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 2 Citations (Scopus)
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    Datasets

    Atmospheric pressure microplasma for antibacterial silver nanoparticle/chitosan nanocomposites with tailored properties

    Sun, D. (Data Collector), Turner, J. (Contributor), Jiang, N. (Contributor), Zhu, S. (Contributor), Zhang, L. (Contributor), Falzon, B. (Contributor), McCoy, C. (Contributor), Maguire, P. (Contributor), Mariotti, D. (Contributor) & Sun, D. (Creator), Queen's University Belfast, 2019

    Dataset

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    Dataset for Microplasma assisted synthesis of gold nanoparticle/graphene oxide nanocomposites and their potential application in SERS sensing

    Sun, D. (Owner), Tang, M. (Creator), Zhang, L. (Creator), Falzon, B. (Creator), Padmanaban, D. B. (Creator), Mariotti, D. (Creator), Maguire, P. (Creator), Xu, H. (Creator), Chen, M. (Creator) & Sun, D. (Data Manager), Queen's University Belfast, 04 Jul 2019

    Dataset

    File

    Thermoresponsive nanocomposites incorporating microplasma synthesized magnetic nanoparticles - synthesis and potential applications

    Nolan, H. (Creator), Sun, D. (Creator), Falzon, B. (Creator), Maguire, P. (Creator), Mariotti, D. (Creator) & Sun, D. (Creator), Queen's University Belfast, 2019

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    Dataset for Nanoscale Hybrid Coating Enables Multifunctional Tissue Scaffold for Potential Multimodal Therapeutic Applications

    Guo, Z. (Creator), Jiang, N. (Creator), Moore, J. (Creator), McCoy, C. (Creator), Ziminska, M. (Creator), Rafferty, C. (Creator), Sarri, G. (Creator), Hamilton, A. (Creator), Li, Y. (Creator), Zhang, L. (Creator), Zhu, S. (Creator) & Sun, D. (Creator), Queen's University Belfast, 2019

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    Activities

    International Conference on Theoretical Physics and Applied Physics

    Dan Sun (Member of scientific committee)

    2020

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    11th International Conference on Materials and Manufacturing Technologies (ICMMT 2020)

    Dan Sun (Member of scientific committee)

    2020 → …

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    Wanqin Wang

    Dan Sun (Host)

    Feb 2019Feb 2020

    Activity: Hosting a visitor typesHosting an academic visitor

    Microplasma synthesized silver nanoparticle/chitosan nanocomposite for antimicrobial applications

    Dan Sun (Invited speaker)

    2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited or keynote talk at national or international conference

    AFM analysis – a powerful tool for biomaterials characterisation

    Dan Sun (Invited speaker)

    2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

    Thesis

    Microplasma-assisted synthesis of nanocomposites

    Author: Sun, D., Jul 2020

    Supervisor: McCoy, C. (Supervisor), Falzon, B. (Supervisor) & Sun, D. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy