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Xiangcheng Sun

Assistant Professor

Department of Chemical Engineering
Kate Gleason College of Engineering
Program Faculty, School of Chemistry and Materials Science

585-475-6108
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160 Lomb Memorial Dr. Rochester, NY 14623

Xiangcheng Sun

Assistant Professor

Department of Chemical Engineering
Kate Gleason College of Engineering
Program Faculty, School of Chemistry and Materials Science

Bio

Dr. Xiangcheng Sun joined Department of Chemical Engineering at Rochester Institute of Technology as an Assistant Professor in the fall of 2021. Prior to RIT, Dr. Sun obtained his Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering at the University of Connecticut, and conducted postdoctoral research at Cornell University and UC Santa Barbara. His current research interests include design, preparation and application 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 over 30 peer-reviewed journal articles in Nature Chemistry, Chemical Society Reviews, Trends in Analytical Chemistry, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, etc. His work has generated over 3000 citations. He also actively serves as reviewers for more than 50 scientific journals such as Journal of the American Chemical Society, Nature Communications, Science Advances, etc. 

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

Select Scholarship

  1. Nazanin Mosleh, Liam Hardaker, Rex Bartolini, Xiangcheng Sun*. Reaction based multi-signal detection of palladium with high sensitivity, selectivity and reliability. ACS Appl. Opt. Mater. 2024,2, 173.  
  2. R. Ye+, Xiangcheng Sun+, X. Mao+, F. Alfonso, S. Baral, C. Liu, G. Coates, P. Chen. Optical sequencing of single synthetic polymers, Nature Chem., 2024, 16, 210. 
  3. Allora McEnroe, Eric Brunt, Nazanin Mosleh, Jason Yu, Richard Hailstone, Xiangcheng Sun*. Bright, green fluorescent carbon dots for sensitive and selective detection of ferrous ions. Talanta Open 2023, 7, 100236. 
  4. Xiangcheng Sun*, Nazanin Mosleh. Fluorescent Carbon Dots for Super-Resolution Microscopy, Materials 2023, 16, 890.
  5. Xiangcheng Sun*. Glucose detection through surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy – a review, Anal. Chim. Acta 2022, 1206, 339226.

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.