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      Research Interests

       

      Dan has broad research interests and a wide spectrum of expertise in the following areas

       

       

      Microplasma processing & Nanomaterials

      • Atmospheric pressure microplasma processing 
      • Materials surface functionalization
      • Synthesis of nanoparticles and nanocomposites

      Manufacturing and characterization of materials

      • Melt processing of polymer nanocomposites
      • Machining of CFRP and aircraft alloys
      • Hydrogel materials
      • Bioceramics
      • Tribology and tribo-corrosion
      • Corrosion monitoring
      • Electrical and thermal applications of functional materials

      Microfluidics & sensors

      • Design (CAD) and fabrication of microfluidic sensors
      • Micromachining
      • Microfluidic manipulation
      • Membrane fabrication and characterization
      • Polymer bonding and metal deposition

       

       

      Particulars

      Dr Dan Sun is currently a lecturer within the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Queen's. Her present research mainly focuses on plasma assisted surface functionalization of nanoparticles and direct synthesis of multifunctional nanocomposites for biomedical and engery applications.

      Dr Sun obtained her B.Eng (Materials Engineering) and MSc (Mechanical Engineering) from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore in 2003 and 2005 respectively. She then studied for her PhD at University of Southampton during 2005-2009, specializing in Biotribology and corrosion of orthopaedic implants.

      Between 2009 and 2014, Dr Sun worked as a postdoct researcher at the Nanomaterials and Integrated Bioengineering Centre (NIBEC), University of Ulster. Her work during this period covered a wide range of topics including nanoparticle dispersion for enhanced microelectronic devices performance, ocean sensor design/ fabrication and microplasma processing of nanomaterials. 

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

       

      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
      • IMechE Chartered Engineer
      • PGCHET

       

      Teaching

      Math2 for Product design

      Research Methods

      Strength of Materials

      Frequent Journals

      • International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology

        ISSNs: 0268-3768

        Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1433-3015

        Springer London

        Scopus rating (2016): CiteScore 2.3 SJR 0.967 SNIP 1.548

        Journal

      • Wear

        ISSNs: 0043-1648

        Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 0043-1648

        Elsevier BV

        Scopus rating (2016): CiteScore 3 SJR 1.558 SNIP 2.071

        Journal

      • Tribology International

        ISSNs: 0301-679X

        Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 0301-679X

        Elsevier Inc.

        Scopus rating (2016): CiteScore 3.16 SJR 1.382 SNIP 2.094

        Journal

      • Scientific Reports

        ISSNs: 2045-2322

        Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 2045-2322

        Nature Publishing Group

        Scopus rating (2016): CiteScore 4.63 SJR 1.625 SNIP 1.401

        Journal

      • Composite Structures

        ISSNs: 0263-8223

        Elsevier BV

        Scopus rating (2016): CiteScore 4.45 SJR 2.13 SNIP 2.033

        Journal

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