Professor of ECE & BioE
Director of the W.M. Keck Laboratory for Integrated Ferroics, &
Director of the Advanced Materials and Microsystems Laboratory
Nian Sun is a professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and of Bioengineering, Director of the Advanced Materials and Microsystems Laboratory, and Director of the W.M. Keck Laboratory for Integrated Ferroics, Northeastern University, and founder and chief technical advisor of Winchester Technologies, LLC. He received his Ph.D. degree from Stanford University. Prior to joining Northeastern University, he was a Scientist at IBM and Hitachi Global Storage Technologies. Dr. Sun was the recipient of the Humboldt Research Award, NSF CAREER Award, ONR Young Investigator Award, the Søren Buus Outstanding Research Award, Outstanding Translational Research Award, etc. His research interests include novel magnetic, ferroelectric and multiferroic materials, devices and microsystems, novel gas sensors and systems, etc. He has over 280 publications and over 20 patents and patent applications. One of his papers was selected as the “ten most outstanding full papers in the past decade (2001~2010) in Advanced Functional Materials”. Dr. Sun has given over 180 plenary/keynote/invited presentations and seminars. He is an editor of Sensors, and IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, and a fellow of the IEEE, Institute of Physics, and of the Institution of Engineering and Technology.