• Room 06.035 - Ashby Tower

    United Kingdom

Accepting PhD Students

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.


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Personal profile


Dr Dan Sun is currently a  Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) within the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Queen's. Her research interests include:  plasma synthesis of funtional nanocomposites, nanocomposites for biomedical applications and aircraft composites.

Dr Sun obtained her PhD (Mechanical Engineering -Tribology) from University of Southampton. Dr Sun also worked as a postdoct researcher at the Nanomaterials and Integrated Bioengineering Centre (NIBEC), University of Ulster. 


Research Interests



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



  • Member of the EPSRC Peer Review College
  • Topic Editor for Frontiers in Materials
  • Guest Editor for International Journal of Polymer Science
  • Editorial board member: Scientific Reports
  • Peer reviewer: Composite Structures, Composite Part A, Part B, CEJ, ACS Applied Mat & Interface, Biomaterials, Acta Biomat., etc



MEE1004 Mechanics of Materials

MEE7031 Research Methods & Data Analytics (Coordinator)

MTS 7022 Materials Selection and Characterisation 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water


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