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Ph.D. (MSE), Dalian University of Technology, China, 1998
M.S. (MSE), Dalian University of Technology, China, 1994
B.S. (MSE), Dalian University of Technology, China, 1991

Research Interests:

Research focuses on characterization of materials by analytical electron microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, atomic force microscopy and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy techniques and synthesis of nanostructured materials by electron and focused ion beams as well as wet chemical methods.

Prior Experience:

Research Fellow (March 1, 2002-August 31, 2003) with Professor Lumin Wang 

Department of Nuclear Engineer and Radiological Sciences, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA (http://www.engin.umich.edu/ners/people/faculty/lumin-wang)

Postdoctoral Research Associate (March 1, 2000- February 28, 2002) with Professor Nigel D. Browning
Interface Physics Group, Department of Physics, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL, USA (Now at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory: http://www.pnl.gov/science/staff/staff_info.asp?staff_num=7730) and Prof. Jingyue Liu, Monsanto Company, Mo, St. Louis, USA (Now at Arizona State University: https://physics.asu.edu/people/faculty/jimmy-jingyue-liu)

Postdoctoral Research Associate (September 25, 1998-February 28, 2000) with Professor Xiaodong Zou
Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden (http://www.su.se/profiles/xzou-1.187418)

Research Assistant (April 1994-July 1998) with Professor Kehsin Kuo (http://www.med.nyu.edu/skirball-lab/wanglab/extra/KHKuo/Kuo-index.html)
Beijing Laboratory of Electron Microscopy, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China (http://www.blem.ac.cn)

Awards and Service:

Kenneth M. Reese Outstanding Research Scientist Award, College of Engineering, University of Michigan (2014-2015)

Kai Sun

Associate Research Scientist


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