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Xiangcheng Sun

Assistant Professor

Department of Chemical Engineering
Kate Gleason College of Engineering

585-475-6108
Office Location
Office Mailing Address
160 Lomb Memorial Dr. Rochester, NY 14623

Xiangcheng Sun

Assistant Professor

Department of Chemical Engineering
Kate Gleason College of Engineering

Bio

Dr. Xiangcheng Sun joined Department of Chemical Engineering at Rochester Institute of Technology as an Assistant Professor in the fall of 2021. His research interests include design and preparation of novel fluorescent materials. He uses fluorescent materials for portable sensors in the environmental and biomedical areas. In addition, he investigates catalytic reaction mechanisms and develops efficient catalysts with the designed fluorescent organic dyes, single-molecule catalysis and super-resolution imaging techniques. 

Until now, Dr. Sun has published about 30 peer-reviewed journal articles in Chemical Society Reviews, Trends in Analytical Chemistry, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, Nanoscale, etc. His work has generated over 2000 citations. He also actively serves as reviewers for more than 50 scientific journals from ACS, Elsevier, RSC, Wiley, MDPI, etc. 

Prior to RIT, Dr. Sun conducted his postdoctoral research at Cornell University and University of California, Santa Barbara. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering at the University of Connecticut. Before coming to the United States, Dr. Sun received his B.E. from Harbin Institute of Technology, and M.S. from University of Chinese Academy of Sciences in Environmental Engineering.

Currently, Dr. Sun is looking for highly motivated BS/MS/PhD students to join his research group. 

Select Scholarship

  1. Xiangcheng Sun*. Glucose detection through surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy – a review, Anal. Chim. Acta, DOI: 10.1016/j.aca.2021.339226.
  2. Q. Dong, Xiangcheng Sun, S. He, Iridium Oxide Enabled Sensors Applications, Catalysts 2021, 11, 1164.
  3. R. Ye, X. Mao, Xiangcheng Sun, P. Chen. On the analogy between enzymes and nanoparticle catalysts: a single-molecule perspective. ACS Catal. 2019, 9, 1985. 
  4. Xiangcheng Sun*, Y. Lei. Fluorescent carbon dots and their sensing applications. Trends Anal. Chem. 2017, 89, 163. (Cover article, Top cited paper) 

Currently Teaching

CHME-321
3 Credits
This course is the continuation of fluid flow and heat transfer taught in Continuum Mechanics I (CHME-320) I. First half of the course is focused on heat transfer. Fins and extended surfaces, Heat exchangers, Internal and External flow for a variety of common configurations are studied. Open ended design problems involving heat transfer applications are solved to further understand practical applications. In the second part of the course, concepts of fluid are reiterated with more focus on energy balances and pipe flows. Pumps and fluid flow machinery are studied to understand their performance and efficiencies.
CHME-499
0 Credits
One semester of paid work experience in chemical engineering.
CHME-589
3 Credits
Topics and subject areas that are not regularly offered are provided under this course. Such courses are offered in a normal format; that is, regularly scheduled class sessions with an instructor. The level of complexity is commensurate with an upper-level undergraduate technical course.
CHME-689
3 Credits
Topics and subject areas that are not regularly offered are provided under this course. Such courses are offered in a normal format; that is, regularly scheduled class sessions with an instructor. The level of complexity is commensurate with an upper-level undergraduate technical course.
CHME-799
1 - 4 Credits
Allows graduate students an opportunity to independently investigate, under faculty supervision, aspects of the field of chemical engineering that are not sufficiently covered in existing courses. Proposals for independent study activities are subject to approval by both the faculty member supervising the independent study and the department head.