Dr. Sun got her Ph.D. from Northwestern University, 2005. She is a member of ACI technical committee 228 (Non destructive testing), 236 (Material science) and 238 (fresh properties). She has been awarded research funding from the National Science Foundation, Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, and Portland Cement Association.
Dr. Sun teaches fundamental structural courses on undergraduate and graduate levels.
Dr. Sun's research interests focus on construction materials, early-age properties of concrete, nondestructive testing, microstructure, and numerical simulation.
he studies hydration kinetics of cementitious materials for concrete; material characterizing on nano/micro-structural level for concrete during setting;
micro-structure and mechanical properties of recycled aggregate concrete; testing and health monitoring of concrete at early age.