Associate Professor Department of Materials Science and Engineering Research Group
Dr. Sun Dazhi, Bachelor and Master of Chemical Engineering from Tsinghua University in 2002 and 2005, Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from Texas A&M University Polymer Technology Center in 2009, 2009-2012 in the United States The functional nano center of Brookhaven National Lab is engaged in postdoctoral research; since December 2012, he has been working full-time at Southern University of Science and Technology as an associate professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering; since September 2015, he has also served as Zhicheng College Associate Dean of Academics. Dr. Sun Dazhi has published more than 50 papers, wrote 2 professional book chapters, and applied for more than 40 domestic and foreign patents, including more than 20 authorized patents. The research team has horizontal project cooperation with more than 10 companies. Scientific research results have incubated two new material technology companies, and more than 30 awards in various innovation and entrepreneurship competitions have been won. The main industrialization achievements include: (i) The achievement of the nano-lubricating material industrialization project was selected as the main venue of the National "Double Innovation Week" in 2018 and was selected as the "2018 China Disruptive Innovation Technology Top 50" by the China Association for Science and Technology; In 2019, he won the China Industry-University-Research Cooperation Innovation Achievement Excellence Award. (ii) The results of the research and development and industrialization of nano-anti-fog materials were selected for online participation in the main venue of the National "Double Innovation Week" in 2020, and as one of the representatives of the three enterprises in the country to have an online dialogue with the Premier of the State Council; the project results were obtained in 2020 The second prize of Shenzhen Science and Technology Progress (Technology Development Category); the project team won the first Shenzhen May Fourth Youth Award (collective) in 2021.
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.
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.
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)
Dr. Sun Dazhi is mainly engaged in scientific research, technology development, product incubation, engineering, and industrialization related to soft material materials, covering areas including polymer materials, composite materials, engineering plastics, nanomaterials, colloids, and interfaces, Engineering and industrial applications of carbon materials and new materials.
Materials science and foundation (freshman and sophomore), Materials science and basic experiments (freshman and sophomore), polymer materials (Junior)