Cheng Sun

Cheng Sun

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

2145 Sheridan Road

Tech L292

Evanston, IL 60208-3109

(847) 467-0704
c-sun( at )northwestern.edu


Ph.D. Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, Penn State, State College, PA

M.S. Physics, Nanjing University, Nanjing, China

B.S. Physics, Nanjing University, China

Research Interests

Scalable 3D nano-fabrication of integrated nano-systems

Significant Recognition

  • 2010 NSF CAREER award

Selected Publications

  • Sun, Cheng; Chen, Wei; Wang, Chen; Yu, Shuangcheng, “Topology optimization for light-trapping structure in solar cells”, Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization, (2014)
  • Zhang, Zhen; Sun, Cheng; He, Cheng; Sun, .Xiao-Chen; Yuan, Chang-Sheng, “Nonreciprocal resonant transmission/reflection based on a one-dimensional photonic crystal adjacent to the magneto-optical metal film”, Optics Express, (2013)
  • Balogun, Oluwaseyi; Ahn, Phillip; Zhang, Zhen; Sun, Cheng, “Ultrasonic near-field optical microscopy using a plasmonic nanofocusing probe”, Journal of Applied Physics, (2013)
  • Chen, Wei; Sun, Cheng; Wang, Chen; Yu, Shuangcheng, “Highly efficient light-trapping structure design inspired by natural evolution”, Scientific Reports, (2013)
  • Sun, Cheng; Zhou, Fan; Bao, Yongjun; He, Cheng; Stuart, Colin, “A realistic design of three-dimensional full cloak at terahertz frequencies”, Applied Physics Letters, (2012)
  • Sun, Cheng; Zhou, Fan; Gu, Jianqiang; Cao, Wei; Liang, Dachaun, “Terahertz invisibility cloaking”, Laser and Tera-Hertz Science and Technology, LTST 2012, (2012)
  • Baker, E.; Reissman, T.; Zhou, F.; Wang, C.; Lynch, K., “Microstereolithography of Three-Dimensional Polymeric Springs for Vibration Energy Harvesting”, Smart Materials Research, (2012)
  • X. Xiong, X. Chen, M. Wang, R. Peng, D. Shu and C. Sun, “Optically nonactive assorted helix array with interchangeable magnetic/electric resonance”, Applied Physics Letters, (2011)

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