Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
- Ph.D., Civil and Environmental Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, 2012
- M.S., Civil and Environmental Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, 2008
- B.E., Environmental Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University (China), 2007
Dr. Sun is interested in the detection and treatment of emerging contaminants in the environment. Examples of research areas include:
- innovative analytical methods for PFAS,
- fate, transport, and transformation of various contaminants in water, sediment, and solid wastes, and
- sustainable treatment processes for drinking water, groundwater, surface water, stormwater and wastewater.
Dr. Sun received her bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science and Engineering from Tsinghua University in 2007 and her PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University in 2012. Before working at UNC Charlotte, she worked as a postdoc researcher at North Carolina University from 2013 to 2015.
Areas of Expertise
- Detection and treatment of emerging contaminants in the environment