Xiangcheng Sun

Sun, Xiangcheng
Position Department / Business Unit
Senior Visiting Professor Center for Chemical Physics
Institution Disciplines
University of Western Ontario Physics
City State / Provence
London Ontario
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Dr. Xiangcheng Sun is currently senior visiting professor at Center for Chemical Physics (CCP), The University of Western Ontario, London, Canada. He was the founding director of nanoscience center; northwest institute for nonferrous metal research (C-NIN), XiAn of China. From March 2005, he has also served as one of vice Editors-in-Chief in Chinese Journal of Nanoscience & Nanotechnology. Recently he has invited to become senior guest professor at three Chinese universities: HuBei University; WeiFang University; GuiLin University of Technology. He received a B.Sc. from JiLin Normal University, China, in 1994 and a M.Sc. from Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Science in 1997, and a Ph.D. from University of the State of Mexico, Mexico in 2000. He was a senior Research Scientist at Mexican Institute of Petroleo in 2001. He was a Postdoctoral Research Associate on Center for Materials for Information Technology (MINT) of University of Alabama from 2002 until 2004. He was also a Research Associate at The State University of New Jersey and University of Michigan from 2004 until 2005.


B.Sc. JiLin Normal University, China; M.Sc., Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Science, 1997; Ph.D. University of the State of Mexico, Mexico 2000

Career Highlights

Dr. Sun has more than 12 years experience in synthesis and characterization of nanoscale materials. His remarkable contribution to nanoscale magnetic recording materials is well recognized internationally. He had especially contributed on controlled synthesis, self-assembly, advanced characterization and biological application on unique magnetic nanoparticles, nanolayers, nanoarrays, superlattices and the nanofabrication of magnetic ultra high-density recording devices by focused ion-beam technique as well. Moreover, Dr. Sun had also performed the synthesis and characterization on organic-inorganic hybrid magnetic semiconductor nanostructures with doping magnetic ions using a synthetic assembling strategy. From 2004 to 2005, he had ever involved in the emerging nanobiothechnology and mainly on the attempt of magnetic biosensor incorporating with magnetic nanoparticles assembly with biological and medical significances. From the beginning of 2006, he has participated on the comprehensive microstructure investigations of spintronics-based device fabricated from nanoscale magnetic tunnel junctions (MTJ). Recently after joining Center for Chemical Physics, University of Western Ontario, he is mainly involved in a variety of advanced electron microscopy characterizations (HREM, HADDF and EELS etc) characterization on one or two-dimension nanoscale materials (i.e. nanotubes, nanowires, nanobelts etc), which will be potentially applied to industrial cell fuel energy.
Dr. Sun has published over 50 peer-reviewed journal papers, scientific books, and conference proceedings and over 80 presentations in international (posters and talks) conferences including several invited talks. Dr has also served as conference chair, conference organizer, program committee member and advisory committee member for more than 10 conferences on the emerging field of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology.


• Professional Journal Reviewer: Journal of Materials Research (JMR since 2001).
• Invited Journals Reviewer: Journal of the American Chemical Society (JACS), Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (JNN), Journal of Solid State Chemistry (JSSC), Journal of Applied Physics (JAP), Journal of Physical Chemistry (JPC), Nanotechnology, International Journal of Nanotechnology (IJNT), Applied Physics Letters (APL), Carbon.
• Member of Materials Research Society. Since 1998--
• Member of American Chemistry Society. Since 2002—
• Member of Canadian NanoBusiness Alliance. Since 2006--
• Member of Mexican Materials Research Society. Since 1998--
• Member of Mexican Electron Microscopy Society. Since 1998—
• Member of Sino-American Pharmaceutical Professionals Association (SAPA).
• Member of Consulting Committee of Beijing SoKang Nano technology Co., Ltd.
• Senior Professor Visiting Fellowship in Center For Chemical Physics (CCP), The University of Western Ontario (2006-).
• Vice Editor-in-Chief: Chinese Journal of NanoScience & NanoTechnology, XiAn, China (since 2005).
• Guest Editor in the new Journal of Nanomaterials (2006) (Hindawi Publishing Corporation).
• Session Chairman in Symposium: Towards Functional Nanomaterials–Synthesis, Characterization, and Applications, 2007 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition, Feb.25 to Mar.1, 2007, Orlando, USA.
• International Advisory Committee: 5th China International NanoScience and Technology Xi'an Symposium (2006). Sept.10-13, 2006, XiAn, China.

Important Articles

Magnetic Properties of Nanoparticle Assemblies

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