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Hongwei Sun

HONGWEI SUN, MECHANICAL ENGINEERING, PERC, RURI, NANOMANUFACTURING CENTER  Associate Professor, Co-Director Multiscale Thermal Science Laboratory, Associate Chair for Masters Studies
Hongwei SunAssociate Professor, Co-Director Multiscale Thermal Science Laboratory, Associate Chair for Doctoral Studies
  • CollegeFrancis College of Engineering
  • DepartmentMechanical Engineering
  • Phone(978) 934-4391
  • Emailhongwei_sun@uml.edu

Research Interests

Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS), Microfluidics

Education

  • Ph D: Mechanical Engineering, (1998), Institute of Engineering Thermophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: Experimental and Numerical Investigation on the Heat Transfer and Air Flow in a Solar Collector System Dissertation Advisors: Weizao Gu (Advisor) / Zhifeng Wang (Co-Advisor)
  • MS: Mechanical Engineering, (1995), Harbin Engineering University - Harbin, China
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: Vibration Analysis and Experimental Study of Marine Shafts in Different Flow Fields Thesis Advisor: Chuanfu Wang
  • BS: Mechanical Engineering, (1992), Harbin Engineering University - Harbin, China

Awards and Honors

  • Invited committee member - NSF Partnership for International Research and Education (PIRE) for Microfluidic Technology and Applications

Publications

  • Sun, H., Jamil, F. () "Simulation of a vibrating-plate based micromixer,"
  • Strack, G., Fitzgerald, M., Su, J., Pelletier, M.G., Gines, P., Sun, H., Kurup, P.U., Mosurkal, R. (2017) "Nanoimprinted SERS Sensors for Chemical and Biological Detection," MRS Advances - Materials Research Society
  • Sun, H., Qi, Y., Zhang, D., Li, Q.X., Wang, J. (2016) "Concentrations, distribution, sources and risk assessment of organohalogenated contaminants in soils from Kenya, Eastern Africa," Environmental Pollution 209: pp. 177 - 185
  • Wang, P., Su, J., Shen, M., Ruths, M., Sun, H. (2016) "Detection of liquid penetration into a micropillar surface using quartz crystal microbalance," Langmuir
  • Su, J., Inalpolat, M., Ge, T., Esmaeilzadeh, H., Sun, H. (2016) "Experimental study and analysis of dropwise condensation using quartz crystal microbalance," ASME 2016 Heat Transfer Summer Conference, HT 2016, collocated with the ASME 2016 Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting and the ASME 2016 14th International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels, and Minichannels 1: pp. Heat Transfer Division -
  • Mirzaee, I., Charmchi, M., Sun, H. (2016) "Heat, mass, and crystal growth of GaN in the ammonothermal process: A numerical study," Numerical Heat Transfer; Part A: Applications 70:5 pp. 460 - 491
  • Wang, P., Su, J., Gong, L., Shen, M., Ruths, M., Sun, H. (2015) "Numerical simulation and experimental study of resonance characteristics of QCM-P devices operating in liquid and their application in biological detection," Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical 220: pp. 1320–1327
  • Su, J., Liu, X., Mirzaee, I., Gao, F., Charmchi, M., Gu, Z., Sun, H. (2014) "Magnetically assembling nanoscale metal network into phase change material," American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) 6B: pp. ASME
  • Su, J., Mirzaee, I., Gao, F., Liu, X., Charmchi, M., Gu, Z., Sun, H. (2014) "Magnetically Assembling Nanoscale Metal Network into Phase Change Material - Percolation Threshold Reduction in Paraffin Using Magnetically Assembly of Nanowires," Journal of Nanotechnology in Engineering and Medicine 5:3
  • Ren, H., Huo, H., Wang, P., Wang, C., Liu, S., Shen, M., Sun, H., Ruths, M. (2014) "The electric field effect on the sensitivity of tin oxide gas sensors on nanostructured substrates at low temperature," Int. J. Smart Nano Mater. 5:4 pp. 257-269
  • Wang, P., Su, J., Su, C., Dai, W., Cernigliaro, G., Sun, H. (2014) "An ultrasensitive quartz crystal microbalance-micropillars based sensor for humidity detection," Journal of Applied Physics 115:22
  • Su, J., Gao, F., Gu, Z., Dai, W., Cernigliaro, G., Sun, H. (2014) "Fabrication of SU-8 based nanopatterns and their use as a nanoimprint mold," Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering 8974:
  • Song, M., Lei, Y., Sun, H. (2013) "Comparison of spherical and non-spherical particles in microchannels under dielectrophoretic force," Microsystem Technologies pp. 1 - 11
  • Lohmeier, J., Gu, Z., Budhlall, B., Sun, H., Barry, C.M., Donatelli, A.A. (2013) "A New Interdisciplinary Engineering Course on Nanoscale Transport Phenomena," American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) Proceedings 23: pp. 1
  • Kakhki, I., Charmchi, M., Sun, H., Song, M. (2013) "Numerical simulation of air sampling in micro scale rising bubbles," ASME 2013 Heat Transfer Summer Conf. Collocated with the ASME 2013 7th Int. Conf. on Energy Sustainability and the ASME 2013 11th Int. Conf. on Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology, HT 2013 3:
  • Su, J., Gao, F., Gu, Z., Pien, M., Sun, H. (2013) "A novel 3-D fabrication of platinum nanoparticles decorated micro carbon pillars electrode for high sensitivity detection of hydrogen peroxide," Sensors and Actuators, B: Chemical 181: pp. 57-64
  • Ren, H., Huo, H., Shen, M., Ruths, M., Sun, H. (2013) "Femtosecond laser irradiation enhanced room temperature tin oxide nanostructure gas sensor," Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering 8692: pp. The Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE); American Society of Mechanical Engineers; Asian-Pac. Netw. Cent. Res. Smart Struct. Technol. (ANCRiSST) -
  • Therrien, J.M., Braunhut, S.J., Marx, K.A., Wang, G., Vashist, M., Dewilde, A.H., Zhang, J., Sun, H., Dai, L., Liu, S. (2012) "ACOUSTIC WAVE (AW) SENSING DEVICES USING LIVE CELLS,"
  • Ren, H., Wang, P., Huo, H., Shen, M., Ruths, M., Sun, H. (2012) "Effects of surface electric field on SnO2 room temperature gas sensors fabricated on nanospike substrates," pp. 83454T–83454T
  • Wang, P., Ren, H., Huo, H., Shen, M., Sun, H., Ruths, M. (2012) "Failure study of SnO2 room temperature gas sensors fabricated on nanospike substrates," pp. 834544–834544
  • Wang, P., Charmchi, M., Shen, M., Sun, H. (2012) "Hydrophobicity of Nanostructured Films Characterized by a Quartz Crystal Microbalance," pp. 359–366
  • Liu, S., Sun, H., Nagarajan, R., Kumar, J., Gu, Z., Cho, J., Kurup, P. (2011) "Dynamic chemical vapor sensing with nanofibrous film based surface acoustic wave sensors," Sensors and Actuators A: Physical 167:1 pp. 8-13
  • Ren, H., Huo, H., Wang, P., Wang, C., Liu, S., Shen, M., Sun, H., Ruths, M. (2011) "Enhanced sensitivity and reliability of a self-cleaning room temperature gas sensor," Bulletin of the American Physical Society 56:
  • Li, X., Gu, Z., Cho, J., Sun, H., Kurup, P. (2011) "Tin copper mixed metal oxide nanowires: Synthesis and sensor response to chemical vapors," Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical 158:1 pp. 199-207
  • Wang, P., Sun, H., Wong, P., Fukuda, H., Ando, T. (2011) "“Modeling of Droplet-Based Processing for the Production of High-Performance Particulate Materials using Level Set Method”," Numerical Heat Transfer; Part A: Applications 61:6 pp. 401-416
  • Liu, S., Ponrathnam, T., Sun, H., Nagarajan, R., Kumar, J., Gu, Z., Kurup, P. (2010) "Detection of Explosive Vapors by Surface Acoustic Wave Sensors Containing Novel Siloxane Based Coatings," Journal of Macromolecular Science, Part A: Pure and Applied Chemistry 47:12 pp. 1172-1175
  • Gowda, R., Sun, H., Wang, P., Charmchi, M., Gao, F., Gu, Z., Budhlall, B. (2010) "Effects of particle surface charge, species, concentration, and dispersion method on the thermal conductivity of nanofluids," Advances in Mechanical Engineering 2010:
  • Mgbemene, C.A., Duffy, J., Sun, H., Onyegegbu, S.O. (2010) "Electricity generation from a compound parabolic concentrator coupled to a thermoelectric module," Journal of solar energy engineering 132:3
  • Li, X., Chin, E., Sun, H., Kurup, P., Gu, Z. (2010) "Fabrication and integration of metal oxide nanowire sensors using dielectrophoretic assembly and improved post-assembly processing," Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical 148:2 pp. 404-412
  • Song, M., Sun, H., Charmchi, M., Wang, P., Zhang, Z., Faghri, M. (2010) "Modeling of micro/nano particle separation in microchannels with field-flow fractionation," Microsystem Technologies 16:6 pp. 947-954
  • Liu, S., , H., Nagarajan, R., Kumar, J., Gu, Z., Kurup, P. (2010) "“Dynamic Chemical Vapor Sensing with Nanofibrous Film Based Surface Acoustic Wave Sensors”," Sensor and Actuators A
  • Wang, P., , H., Liu, S. (2010) "“Hydrophobicity of Electrospun-nanofibers Films Characterized by a Quartz Crystal Microbalance”," Appl. Phys. Letter
  • Wang, P., , H., Wong, P., Fukuda, H., Ando, T. (2010) "“Modeling of Droplet-Based Processing for the Production of High-Performance Particulate Materials using Level Set Method”," Numerical Heat Transfer
  • Song, M., Sun, H., Zhang, Z., Faghri, M., Charmchi, M., Wang, P. (2010) "“Modeling of Micro/Nano Particle Separation in Microchannels with Field-flow Fractionation”," Microsystem Technologies 16:6 pp. 947-954
  • Zhang, Z., Liu, C., Fadl, A., Meyer, D., Krafczyk, M., , H. (2010) "“Oscillatory Streaming Flow Based Mini/Micro Heat Pipe Technology”," Journal of Heat Transfer 132: pp. 1-8
  • Song, M., Sun, H. (2010) "“Simulation and Experimental Investigation of Microparticles in Microchannels with Dielectrophoretic Field Flow Fractionation”," Lab Chip
  • Gowda, R., Sun, H., Wang, P., Liu, S., Charmchi, M., Fao, F., Gu, Z., Budhlall, B. (2010) "“Thermal Conducivity of Nanofluids”," International Microelectronics And Packaging Society (IMAPS) 37th Symposium & Expo
  • Wang, P., Sun, H., Liu, S., Song, M. (2010) "“Hydrophobicity of Elecrospun Nanofibers Characterized by a Quartz Crystal Microbalance”," ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition
  • Liu, S., Sun, H., Wang, P., Song, M. (2010) "“Investigation of Nanofibrous Film coating Effect for Surface Acoustic Wave Sensors”," ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition
  • Song, M., Sun, H. (2010) "“Simulation and Experiment Research for Continuous Separation of Microparticles in Microchannels with Dielectrophoretic Field-Flow Fractionation”," ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition
  • Yang, K., Sun, H., Kurup, P. (2009) "Development and Calibration of a Portable Air Sampler," Journal of Macromolecular Science®, Part A: Pure and Applied Chemistry 46:12 pp. 1233-1237
  • Fukuda, H., Wang, P., Sun, H., Wong, P., Doumanidis, C., Ando, T. (2009) "“Uniform Droplet Spray Forming of Mg97Zn1Y2 Alloy”," The Minerals, Metals& Materials Society (TMS) pp. 431-438
  • Wang, P., Ando, T., Wong, P., Fukuda, H., , H. (2008) "“A Modeling of a Droplet-Based Processing for the Production of High-Performance Particulate Materials using Level Set Method”," 2008 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition
  • Song, M., Wang, P., Sun, H. (2008) "“Control of Non-spherical Particles in Microfluidic Channel”," 2008 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition
  • Duffy, J., , H., Onyegegbu, S., Mgbemene, C. (2008) "“Electricity Generation from a Low Grade Heat Source using a Low Concentration Compound Parabolic Concentrator Coupled to a Thermoelectric Module”," Proceedings of the ASME 2nd International Conference on Energy Sustainability
  • Zhang, Z., , H., Fadl, A., Faghri, M. (2008) "“A Concept of Pumpless Micro/Micro Channel Cooling Technology”," roceedings of MNHT 2008, Micro/Nanoscale Heat Transfer International Conference
  • Sun, H., Faghri, M. (2007) "“Modeling Gaseous Flows through Micro- and Nano-channels”," ASME International Conference on Integration and Commercialization of Micro and Nano-systems
  • Fenner, D., Li, J., , H., Goodghu, W., Moulton, P., Allen, M., Bamford, D. (2007) "“Toward a Foundry-Based Fabrication of Orientation-Patterned Semiconductors for QPM”," MRS meeting
  • Sun, H., Wang, P. (2007) "“Analysis of a Vibrating-Beam-Based Micromixer”," Proceedings of IMECE 2007, ASME
  • Gu, Z., Sun, H., Gowda, R., Fan, G. (2007) "“Surface Charge, Nanoparticle Shape, and Electrical Field Effect on Thermal Conductivity of Nanofluids”," AIChE Annual Meeting
  • Taylor, H.K., Sun, H., Hill, T.F., Farahanchi, A., Boning, D.S. (2006) "Characterizing and predicting spatial nonuniformity in the deep reactive ion etching of silicon," Journal of the Electrochemical Society 153:8 pp. 0-0
  • Shim, D., Sun, H., Srikar, V., Spearing, M. (2006) "“Silicon-Glass-Metal Microfluidic Joints for High Pressure and Temperature MEMS devices”," Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems (JMEMS) 15:1 pp. 246 – 258
  • Zhang, H., Sun, H., Charmchi, M. (2005) "“Experimental and Numerical Investigation of Melting in the Presence of a Magnetic Field”," ASME IMECE conference
  • Sun, H., Hill, T., Taylor, H., Schmidt, M., Boning, D. (2005) "“A Two-Level Simulation Model for Deep Reactive Ion Etch”," 18th IEEE conference on Micro Electro Mechanical System (MEMS)
  • Sun, H., Schmidt, M., Boning, D. (2003) "“Characterization and Modeling of Wafer- and Die-Level Uniformity in Deep Reactive Ion Etching”," Materials Research Society
  • Shim, D., , H., Srikar, V., Spearing, M. (2003) "“Damage and Failure Mechanisms in High Pressure Silicon-Glass-Metal Microfluidic Connections”," Materials Research Society
  • , H., Faghri, M. (2003) "“Effects of Surface Roughness on Nitrogen Flow in Micro-channel Using Direct Simulation Monte Carlo”," Numerical Heat Transfer; Part A 43: pp. 1-8
  • Turner, S., , H., Faghri, M., Gregory, O. (2002) "“Gas Flow through Smooth and Rough Micro-channels”," Twelfth International Heat Transfer Conference
  • Turnerq, S., Sun, H., Faghri, M., Gregory, O. (2001) "“Compressible Gas Flow through Smooth and Rough Micro-channels”," 2001 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition
  • Sun, H., Faghri, M. (2000) "“Effects of Rarefaction and Compressibility of Gaseous Flow in Micro-channel Using DSMC”," Numerical Heat Transfer, Part A 38: pp. 153-168
  • Turner, S., , H., Faghri, M., Gregory, O. (2000) "“Effect of Surface Roughness on Momentum Transport of Gaseous Flow Through Microchannels”," 2000 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exhibit
  • Sun, H., Faghri, M. (2000) "“Analysis and Validation of One-dimensional Models for Gaseous Flows in Micro-channel”," Journal of Fluid Engineering pp. 440-442
  • Turner, S., Sun, H., Faghri, M., Gregory, O. (1999) "“Local Pressure Measurement of Gaseous Flow Through Micro-channels”," 1999 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition
  • Turner, S., Sun, H., Mei, N., Gregory, O., Faghri, M. (1999) "“Experimental Investigation of Microchannel Surface Roughness Effects on Gaseous Flow Friction Factor”," 33rd National Heat Transfer Conference
  • , H., Gu, W., Liu, W. (1998) "“Effect of Slip-flow and Temperature-jump on Momentum and Heat Transfer in Micro-channels”," Journal of Engineering Thermophysics 19:1 pp. 94-97
  • Sun, H., Gu, W., Liu, W. (1998) "“Heat and Momentum Transport in Micro-channels”," Journal of Thermal Science, International Journal of Thermal and Fluid Sciences 7:1
  • Sun, H., Wang, Z., Gu, W. (1997) "“An Experimental Study and Numerical Simulation of Flow in Evacuated Tube”," Proceedings of Symposium on Heat and Mass Transfer pp. VI-9-8
  • Wang, C., Sun, H., Zhang, H., Liu, Z., Zhang, T. (1995) "“Comprehensive Analysis of Dynamic Characteristic Experiment and Theoretical Calculation of Marine Shafting”," Journal of Harbin Engineering University 16:2 pp. 7-17
  • Wang, C., , H., Zhang, H., Liu, Z., Zhang, T. (1995) "“Comprehensive Analysis of Strain Measurement and Riccati Matrix for Bearing Loads of Marine Shafting”," Journal of Harbin Engineering University 16:3 pp. 11-17

Presentations

  • “MEMS and Microsystems”, May 2006
  • “Microfluidics and MEMS”, July 2004
  • “Etching Uniformity in Deep Reactive Ion Etching (DRIE)” - MIT MEMS Workshop, September 2003
  • “Deep Reactive Ion Etching (DRIE) at MTL” - MIT MEMS Workshop, October 2002
  • “Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow in Micro-channels”, April 2001

Intellectual Property

  • Patent - Sun, H."“Mobile Phone based Breath Analysis Sensor for Health Applications”,"

Contracts, Fellowships, Grants and Sponsored Research

  • EAGER: Magnetically Assembling and Soldering of Nanoscale Metal Network into Phas (2013), Grant -
    Sun, H. (Principal)
  • MicroChem-UML Cooperative Research (2012), -
    Sun, H. (Co-Principal)
  • Collaborative Research: IDR-Magnetic Beads Linked Immunoassay Meets Micro Coulter (2010), Grant -
    Sun, H. (Principal)
  • Sensing Mechanism and Persistency of Nanostructured Oxide Semiconductor Gas Sensors (2010), Grant - NSF
    Sun, H. (Co-Principal), Shen, M. (Principal), Ruths, M. (Co-Principal), Sun, H. (Co-Principal)
  • IDR-magnetic Beads Linked Immunoassay Meets Micro Coulter Counter: Novel Multiplexed Biosensor System For Food Safety (2010), - NSF
    Sun, H. (Principal)
  • NUE: Interdisciplinary Course - Nanoscale Transport Phenomena for Manufacturing N (2010), Grant -
    Sun, H. (Co-Principal)
  • Nanomanufacturing of Multifunctional Sensors (2010), Contract -
    Sun, H. (Principal)
  • NUE: Interdisciplinary Course - Nanoscale Transport Phenomena for Manufacturing Nanodevices (2010), Grant - NSF
    Sun, H. (Co-Principal), Gu, Z. (Principal), Budhlall, B. (Co-Principal), Sun, H. (Co-Principal), Barry, C. (Co-Principal)
  • ARRA - MRI: Acquisition of a Nanoimprint Lithography System for Nanomanufacturin (2009), Grant -
    Sun, H. (Principal)
  • MRI: Acquisition of a Nanoimprint Lithography System for Nanomanufacturing and Nano/Micro Fabrication (2009), Grant - NSF
    Sun, H. (Principal), Sun, H. (Principal), Barry, C. (Co-Principal), Gu, Z. (Co-Principal), Kim, B. (Co-Principal)
  • Solvothermal Growth Low-Defect-Density Gallium Nitrite Substrates (2011), - U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE
    Sun, H. (Co-Principal)
  • Flexible Nanoimprinting for IR Photodetector (2011), Grant - Air Force
    Sun, H. (Principal)
  • Nanomanufacturing of Multifunctional Sensors- Air Sampling (2010), Grant - Army Research Office
    Sun, H. (Co-Principal), Mead, J. (Principal), Sun, H. (Co-Principal)
  • EXP-LA: High Precision Detection and Prediction of Explosives Based on Multiple Sensing Systems and Data Fusion (2007), Grant - NSF
    Sun, H. (Co-Principal), Kurup, P. (Principal), Kumar, J. (Co-Principal), Nagarajan, R. (Co-Principal), Sun, H. (Co-Principal)
  • Flexible Nanoimprinting for IR Photodetector (2011), - AIR FORCE RESEARCH LABORATORY
    Sun, H. (Principal)
  • Commercial Methods for Production of Orientation Patterned GaAs (2007), Grant - Physical Sciences Inc.
    Sun, H. (Co-Principal), Goodhue, W. (Principal), Sun, H. (Co-Principal)
  • Nanomanufacturing of Multifunctional Sensors- Air Sampling (2007), Grant - Army Research Office
    Sun, H. (Co-Principal), Mead, J. (Principal), Sun, H. (Co-Principal), Kurup, P. (Co-Principal)
  • Commercial Methods for Production of Orientation Patterned GaAs (2006), Grant - Physical Science, Inc.
    Sun, H. (Co-Principal), Goodhue, W. (Principal), Sun, H. (Co-Principal)
  • Electrodeposition Processing of Nanomaterials (2006), Grant - Sensorcon Inc.
    Sun, H. (Principal)
  • Nano-Heater System for Thermal Nanomanufacturing (2005), Grant - NSF
    Sun, H. (Co-Principal), Chen, J. (Principal), Ando, T. (Co-Principal), Sun, H. (Co-Principal), Doumanidis, C. (Co-Principal)
  • Analysis of Microsystems Processing (2005), Grant - Sensorcon Inc.
    Sun, H. (Principal)
  • Droplet-based Processing of Quasicrystalline Magnesium Alloys for the Production of High Performance Particulate, Bulk and Coating Materials (2005), Grant - Northeastern University
    Sun, H. (Principal)