Qiang Sun | Energy Materials Physics | Lifetime achievement Award

Prof. Qiang Sun | Energy Materials Physics | Lifetime achievement Award

Professor at School of Materials Science and Engineering, PKU, China

๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿซย  Dr. Qiang Sun, a distinguished Chinese physicist, is a Professor at Peking University’s School of Materials Science and Engineering. With a Ph.D. in Condensed Matter Physics, he has made significant contributions to computational materials physics, specializing in battery materials, cluster physics, and 2D materials. Dr. Sun’s groundbreaking research, featured on prestigious journal covers, has garnered international acclaim, earning him numerous awards, including IAAM Fellowship and recognition as one of the world’s top 2% scientists. His commitment to academic service, grant-winning research projects, and an impressive H-index of 58 underscore his influential role in advancing materials science.ย ๐Ÿ“š. ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐ŸŽ“

Professional Profiles:

Scopus Profile

Orcid Profile

Googlescholar profile

ResearchGate Profile

Working Experience

2021 ~ Present: Professor, School of Materials Science and Engineering, PKU, China. 2007 ~ 2020: Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, College of Engineering, PKU, China. 2012~ 2016: Professor, Singapore-Peking University Research Center, Singapore. 2007 ~ Present: Professor, Center for Applied Physics and Technology, Peking University (PKU), China. 2005 ~ 2007: Research Scientist, Research Center, Philip Morris USA. 2004 ~ 2005: Research Assistant Professor, Physics Department, Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), USA. 2002~ 2004: Research Associate, Physics Department, VCU, USA. 1997 ~ 2002: Assistant Professor, Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University, Japan. 1987 ~ 1993: Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, Southwest University, Chongqing, China.


Ph.D. in Condensed Matter Physics, Nanjing University, China, 1996 Thesis Title: “First-Principles Studies on Magnetic Clusters” M.Sc. in Theoretical Physics, Sichuan University, China, 1987 Thesis Title: “Statistical Physics Model for Macromolecules” B.Sc. in Physics, Southwest University, China, 1984 Thesis Title: “From Thermodynamics Entropy to Information Entropy”

Honors and Awards๐Ÿ†

IAAM Fellow, International Association of Advanced Materials, 2023. Worldโ€™s Top 2% Scientist for career-long impact since 2020, jointly released by John P. A. Ioannidis in Stanford University and Elsevierโ€™s Mendeley Data. Outstanding Referee Award, Acta Physico-Chimica Sinica, 2019. Excellent PhD Student Supervisor Award, Peking University, 2018 and 2013. Outstanding Research Prizes, Japan Institute of Metals, 2000, and Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University, Japan, 2001. Academic and Technological Progress Prize, Sichuan Province Government, China, 1993. Outstanding Faculty Award, City Council of Education of Chongqing, China, 1992.๐ŸŒ๐Ÿค–โœˆ๏ธ

Research Interests๐Ÿ’ป

Focusing on computational materials physics using density functional theory, molecular dynamics, Monte Carlo simulations, and machine learning. Battery materials physics, Cluster physics, 2D materials physics, Materials physics for carbon neutral.

Research Focus:

Dr. Qiang Sun is a distinguished physicist with a research focus on computational materials physics, particularly in the realm of energy storage materials. His groundbreaking work spans various domains, including low lattice thermal conductivity, advanced solid electrolytes for sodium-ion batteries, and high-throughput screening of materials for hydrogen storage. Dr. Sun’s contributions extend to the design and optimization of cathode materials for both potassium-ion and sodium-ion batteries, showcasing his expertise in the field. His innovative research, published in high-impact journals, demonstrates a commitment to advancing the understanding and application of materials in sustainable energy technologies. ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ›ฐ๏ธ๐Ÿค–

Peer Reviewer & Academic Engagements

Dr. Qiang Sun, citation metrics and indices from Google Scholar are as follows:

Citations: 2820 (All), 2785 (Since 2018)

h-index: 27 (All), 27 (Since 2018)

i10-index: 55 (All), 51 (Since 2018)

Publications (TOP NOTES)

Low lattice thermal conductivity with two-channel thermal transport in the superatomic
crystal PH4AlBr4,ย  cited by: 3,ย  Publication date: 2023


A New Spinel Chloride Solid Electrolyte with High Ionic Conductivity and Stability for NaIon Batteries,
cited by: 4,ย  Publication date: 2023

Screening Topological Quantum Cathode Materials for K-Ion Batteries by Graph Neural Network and First-Principles Calculations, Publication date: 2023

A Novel Na4MnCr(PO4)2F3 Cathode with High Energy Density for Sodium-Ion Batteries, Publication date: 2023

Computational Design of Cation-Disordered Li3Ta2O5 with Fast Ion Diffusion Dynamics and Rich Redox Chemistry for a High-Rate Li-Ion Battery Anode Material, Publication date: 2023

High-throughput screening of MXenes for hydrogen storage via graph neural network, Publication date: 2023