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.
- Xiangcheng Sun*. Glucose detection through surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy – a review, Anal. Chim. Acta, DOI: 10.1016/j.aca.2021.339226.
- Q. Dong, Xiangcheng Sun, S. He, Iridium Oxide Enabled Sensors Applications, Catalysts 2021, 11, 1164.
- 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.
- Xiangcheng Sun*, Y. Lei. Fluorescent carbon dots and their sensing applications. Trends Anal. Chem. 2017, 89, 163. (Cover article, Top cited paper)