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Faculty Profile

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Name: Luyi Sun
Title: Associate Professor
Affiliation: Institute of Materials Science
Department: Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
E-Mail: luyi.sun@uconn.edu
Personal/Lab Website: http://faculty.ims.uconn.edu/~sun/
Program/Department Website: http://www.cbe.engr.uconn.edu/luyi-sun
Office Telephone: (860) 486-6895



Keywords | Categories: Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, energy conversion and storage, green science and engineering, Institute of Materials Science, layered materials, multifunctional nanostructured hybrids, nanomaterials, polymer composites and nanocomposites, polymer processing

Professional Summary

Dr. Sun’s research covers a wide range of materials, including polymeric materials, ceramics and glasses, and composites. His recent efforts have focused on the design and synthesis of nanostructured hybrids for various applications, such as packaging, energy, catalysis, etc. In most cases, the structural design and control, usually down to nano- and molecular-scale, is the key to the high performance of these materials. Dr. Sun has been developing a nanocoating technology based on layered inorganic nanosheets and polymer binders, which can achieve superior mechanical and barrier properties, and outstanding flame retardancy. Another project Dr. Sun has been focusing on is immobilization of meal nanoparticles and complexes on layered materials for heterogeneous catalysis application.