Associate Professor Department of Materials Science and Engineering   Research Group

Dr. Sun Dazhi, an expert of the "young thousand talents program" of the Chinese Organization Department, received his Bachelor's degree and Master's degree in chemical engineering from Tsinghua University in 2002 and 2005, in 2009, received a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from the Polymer Technology Center of Texas A&M University, and in 2009-2012, has been engaged in postdoctoral research in functional nano center of Brookhaven National Lab ; since December 2012, he has worked full-time in South University of science and technology as an associate professor of materials science and engineering; from September 2015 to September 2019, he also served as the academic vice president of Zhicheng Academy.

Dr. Sun Dazhi has published more than 40 papers, wrote 2 professional book chapters, applied for more than 40 domestic and foreign patents, including more than 10 authorized patents; the research team has horizontal project cooperation with more than 10 companies, incubation of scientific research results of 5 new materials technology companies, and won more than 10 awards in various innovation and entrepreneurship competitions; the results of nano lubrication industrialization project were selected into the 2018 national "entrepreneurship and innovation week" main meeting Participated in the exhibition, and was selected as "2018 China Top 50 disruptive innovation technology" of China Association for science and technology.

Personal Profile

    Dr. Sun Dazhi received his Bachelor and Master in chemical engineering from Tsinghua University in 2002 and 2005 respectively. In 2009, he received a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from the Polymer Technology Center of Texas A&M University, and the instructor was Prof. Hung-Jue Sue who was an internationally renowned polymer materials engineering expert. Between 2009 and 2012, he joined in Soft & Bio Nanomaterials Group at the Center for Functional Nanomaterials at Brookhaven National Lab, USA, and engaged in postdoctoral research on DNA-induced nanomaterial self-assembly. Since December 2012, he joined in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Southern University of Science and Technology as a full associate professor. Since September 2015, he has served as Academic Vice President of Zhicheng College.
    Dr. Sun Dazhi is mainly engaged in the research and development of soft materials. His research interests include colloidal dispersion and self-assembly, industrial applications of colloidal dispersion systems, experimental soft matter physics, modified polymer materials, polymer composites, engineering plastics, Bio-inorganic nano-materials, smart toilet descaling filter materials, etc. Dr. Sun Dazhi has published 33 papers and 2 professional book chapters, in addition, he applied for 22 domestic and foreign patents, including 7 patents granted. He received the Spotlight Award from Brookhaven National Laboratory in 2012. He was selected in Shenzhen Peacock Plan Class B in July 2013. 

Education background
    In 2009, he received a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from Texas A&M University.
    In 2005, he received Master of Chemical Engineering and Technology in institute of Nuclear and New Energy Technology from Tsinghua University.
    In 2002, he obtained a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering and technology from Tsinghua University.

Experience of research work
    From 2012 to the present: he joined the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Southern University of Science and Technology as a full associate professor.
    Research direction: soft materials (colloid and polymer).
    Between 2009 and 2012, he engaged in postdoctoral research at the Center for Functional Nanomaterials at Brookhaven National Lab, USA.
    Research direction: DNA-induced self-assembly of nanomaterials, and the instructor was Dr. Oleg Gang.
    Between 2005 and 2009: he worked in Polymer Technology Center of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University as a research assistant.
    PhD thesis: Colloidal Manipulation of Nanostructures: Dispersion and Self-assembly. His instructor was Prof. Hung-Jue Sue who was an internationally renowned polymer materials engineering expert.

Personal honor
    Excellent Teaching Award, Excellent Mentor Award. Southern University of Science and Technology (2017)
    Excellent Mentor Award of The First Innovation Competition. Southern University of Science and Technology (2017)
    Winning Award of Innovative Nanshan “Entrepreneur Star” in 2016 (2016)
    Selected in Shenzhen "Peacock Project" Class B of Overseas High-level Talents (2013)
    Received the Spotlight Award from Brookhaven National Laboratory (2012)
    The Most Cited Paper of 2009 in Food Microbiology and Safety Section of Journal of Food Science, Institute of Food Technologists (2012)
    South Texas SPE Scholarship in Polymer Modifiers & Additives Division (2007)
    Poster Award at Polyolefin International Conference (2007)
    South Texas SPE and Henry Kahn Memorial Scholarship(2006)
    Special Scholarship of Tsinghua Friends (2003)
    First Prize in Olympic Chemistry Competition of the National High School Students (1997)

Research

Dr. Sun Dazhi is mainly engaged in the research and development of soft materials. His research fields include polymer materials, polymer composite materials, engineering plastics, nano materials, colloidal dispersion and self-assembly, carbon materials and the engineering industrial application of new materials.

Fiber reinforced plastic composites, also known as advanced composites, have the advantages of light weight, excellent mechanical properties, fatigue resistance, creep resistance, corrosion resistance, and dimensional stability. They have become the most important kind of materials in the "lightweight" project, and are widely used in automobile, aerospace, sports equipment, engineering construction and other fields.

The research directions of the research group in fiber-reinforced polymer matrix composites include: vacuum assisted molding process, resin modification, fiber modification, nano toughening, interface modification, mold processing, etc.


Teaching

Materials science and foundation (freshman and sophomore), Materials science and basic experiments (freshman and sophomore), polymer materials (Junior)


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Dr. Sun Dazhi has published more than 40 papers, wrote 2 professional book chapters, applied for more than 40 domestic and foreign patents, including more than 10 authorized patents; the research team has horizontal project cooperation with more than 10 companies, incubation of scientific research results of 5 new materials technology companies, and won more than 10 awards in various innovation and entrepreneurship competitions; the results of nano lubrication industrialization project were selected into the 2018 national "entrepreneurship and innovation week" main meeting Participated in the exhibition, and was selected as "2018 China Top 50 disruptive innovation technology" of China Association for science and technology.

Representative papers:

1.Feng Jiang; Haoyang Sun; Lei Chen; Fan Lei; Dazhi Sun*, Dispersion-tribological property relationship in mineral oils containing 2D layered a-zirconium phosphate nanoplatelets. Friction xx (2019) 1-13

2.Tao Li;Haoyang Sun; Fan Lei*; Dandan Li;Jing Leng;Lei chen;Yi Huang; Dazhi Sun*;High performance linear low density polyethylene nanocomposites reinforced by two-dimensional layered nanomaterials.Polymer 172(2019)142-151

3.Lei, F.;Yang, M.;Jiang,F.;Zhang,H.;Zhang,Z.;Sun, D.Z.*,Microwave-assisted liquid phase exfoliation of graphite fluoride into fluorographene.Chemical Engineering Journal 360 (2019) 673-679.

4.Haoyang Sun;Feng Jiang;Fan Lei;Lei Chen;He Zhang;Jing Leng;Dazhi Sun;Graphite fluoride reinforced PA6 composites: Crystallization and mechanical properties. Materials Today Communications. 2018,Vol.16, 217-225.

5.Lei, F.; Wu, B.Y.; Chen, L.; Sun, H.Y.; Zhang, H.; Sun, D.Z.*, Simultaneously Improving the Anticorrosion and Antiscratch Performance of Epoxy Coatings with Graphite Fluoride via LargeScale Preparation.Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 2018, 57, 16709−16717.

6.Lei, F.; Yang, J.L.; Wu, B.Y. ; Sun, H.Y.; Jiang, F.;Yang, J.L.; Sun, D.Z.*, Facile design and fabrication of highly transparent and hydrophobic coatings on glass with anti-scratch property via surface dewetting. Progress in Organic Coatings 2018, 120, 28-35.

7.Fan Lei;Chentao Zhang; Zepeng Cai;Junlong Yang;Haoyang Sun; Dazhi Sun*; Epoxy Toughening with Graphite Fluoride: Toward High Toughness and Strength. Polymer. 2018.

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