Materials Science and Engineering
Faculty Mentor: Professor Chad Mirkin
Lin Sun received a B.E. in Engineering Science from the National University of Singapore. Her current research is focused on understanding the optical properties of colloidal crystals assembled through a DNA-mediated process. This research involves using experimental measurements to observe and simulation, such as Finite Different Time Domain (FDTD) and Discrete Dipole Scattering (DDSCAT), to predict and explain the optical properties. This is important for use in future applications, such as high Q directional lasing, sensing, superlenses, and optical microdevices.
Awards & Fellowships
- Best Poster Award from International Conference on Materials for Advanced Technologies (Jul 2013)
- Tuition Grant and Scholarship from Singapore Ministry of Education (2008 – 2012)
- Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship from California Institute of Technology (summer 2010)
- Wang, R. N.†; Sun, L.†; Huang, Z.; Lü, W. M.; Motapothula, M. R.; Annadi, A.; Liu, Z.Q.; Zeng, S. W.; Venkatesan, T.; Ariando, “Parallel Charge Sheets of Electron Liquid and Gas in La0.5Sr0.5TiO3 heterostructures,” Scientific Reports,2015, 5,18282. († equal contribution)
- Liu, Z. Q.; Sun, L.; Huang, Z.; Li, C. J.; Zeng, S. W.; Han, K.; Lü, W. M.; Venkatesan, T.; and Ariando, “Dominant Role of Oxygen Vacancies in Electrical Properties of Unannealed LaAlO3/SrTiO3 interfaces,” J. Appl. Phys.2014, 115, 054303.