Ying Sun

Ying Sun

Professor

Herman Schneider Professor, Department Head

Rhodes Hall

598B

CEAS - Mechanical Eng - 0072

Professional Summary

Dr. Ying Sun is currently Herman Schneider Professor and Head of the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering at the University of Cincinnati. Prior to joining UC, she was Hess Family Endowed Chair Professor in Mechanical Engineering at Drexel University. In 2019-2022, Dr. Sun served as Program Director of the Thermal Transport Processes Program at the National Science Foundation.

Dr. Sun is an ASME Fellow and a recipient of the NSF CAREER Award, AFOSR Summer Faculty Fellowship, French CNRS Visiting Professorship, and Drexel College of Engineering Research Achievement Award. She serves as an Associate Editor for Journal of Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage, and was an Executive Leadership in Academic Technology and Engineering (ELATE) Fellow and a visiting professor at Princeton University, Ecole Polytechnique, and Tsinghua University. Dr. Sun obtained her B.Eng. degree from Thermal Engineering at Tsinghua University, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering both from University of Iowa.

Education

Ph.D: University of Iowa 2006 (Mechanical Engineering)

M.S.: University of Iowa 2001 (Mechanical Engineering)

B.Eng.: Tsinghua University 1998 (Thermal Engineering)

Research and Practice Interests

  • Multiphase flows and heat/mass transport
  • Machine learning and data-driven methods
  • Transport phenomena in additive manufacturing
  • Multi-scale modeling in energy systems
  • Thermal management with phase change
  • Complex fluids and interfacial phenomena

Research Support

Grant: #CBE-1705745 - Xfer In Investigators:Sun, Ying 09-15-2022 -12-31-2022 National Science Foundation The Role of Interstitial Air Layer in Drop Impact on Liquid-infused Surfaces(1705745) Role:PI 34403.00 Hold Level:Federal

Publications

Peer Reviewed Publications

Rokoni, A., Zhang, L., Soori, T., Hu, H., Al-Hindawi, F., Wu, T., and Sun, Y. (2022. ) Learning new physical descriptors from reduced-order modeling of bubble dynamics in boiling heat transfer .International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, , Vol. 186 (122501 ) ,

Zhang, L., Rokoni, A., Soori, T., Kaminski, A., and Sun, Y. (2021. ) Air film contact modes of drop impact on lubricated surfaces under reduced pressure .Physics of Fluids, , Vol. 33 (092110 ) ,

Rassoulinejad-Mousavi, S., Al-Hindawi, F., Soori, T. , Rokoni, A., Yoon, H., Hu, H., Wu, T., and Sun, Y. (2021. ) Deep learning strategies for critical heat flux detection in pool boiling .Applied Thermal Engineering, , Vol. 190 (116849 ) ,

Soori, T., Rassoulinejad-Mousavi, S., Zhang, L., Rokoni, A., and Sun, Y. (2021. ) A machine learning approach for estimating surface tension based on pendant drop images .Fluid Phase Equilibria, , Vol. 538 (113012 ) ,

Zhang, L., Soori, T., Rokoni, A., Kaminski, A., Sun, Y. (2021. ) Thin film instability driven dimple mode of air film failure during drop impact on smooth surfaces .Physics Review Fluids, , Vol. 6 (044002 ) ,

Rokoni, A. and Sun, Y. (2020. ) Probing the temperature profile across a liquid-vapor interface upon phase change .Journal of Chemical Physics, , Vol. 153 (144706 ) ,

Cui, C., Kim, D., Pack, M., Han, B., Sun, Y., Han, L. (2020. ) 4D printing of self-folding and cell-encapsulating 3D microstructures as scaffolds for tissue-engineering applications .Biofabrication, , Vol. 12 (045018 ) ,

Zhang, L., Spatari, S., and Sun, Y. (2020. ) Life-cycle-assessment of novel heat exchanger for dry cooling of power plants based on encapsulated phase change materials .Applied Energy, , Vol. 271 (115227 ) ,

Kim, D., Rokoni, A., Kaneelil, P., Cui, C., Han, L. and Sun, Y. (2019. ) The role of surfactant on evaporation and deposition of bisolvent biopolymer droplets .Langmuir, , Vol. 35 (12773-12781 ) ,

Rokoni, A., Kim, D., Pack, M., and Sun, Y. (2019. ) Micropattern-controlled wicking enhancement in hierarchical nano/microstructures .Soft Matter, , Vol. 15 (6518-6529 ) ,

Kim, D., Pack, M., Rokoni, A., Kaneelil, P., and Sun, Y. (2018. ) The effects of particle wettability on the stick-slip motion of the contact line . Soft Matter, , Vol. 14 (9599-9608 ) ,

Pack, M., Kaneelil, P., Kim, H., and Sun, Y. (2018. ) Contact-line instability caused by air rim formation under non-splashing droplets .Langmuir, , Vol. 34 (4962-4969 ) ,

Xu, B., Bhagwat, S., Xu, H., Rokoni, A., McCarthy, M., and Sun, Y. (2018. ) System-level analysis of a novel air-cooled condenser using spray freezing of phase change materials . Applied Thermal Engineering, , Vol. 131 (102-114 ) ,

Kapilow, D., Hsuan, G., Sun, Y., and McCarthy, M., (2018. ) Convective melting and freezing of phase change materials encapsulated within small diameter polymer tubes .Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, , Vol. 92 (259-269 ) ,

Kapilow, D., Hsuan, G., Sun, Y., and McCarthy, M. (2018. ) Convective melting and freezing of phase change materials encapsulated within small diameter polymer tubes .Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, , Vol. 92 (259-269 ) ,

Vahidi, S., Schruba, E., Sun, Y., McCarthy, M., Hsuan, Y.G. (2018. ) A New Test Setup for Testing Polyethylene Tubes under Constant and Cyclic Internal Pressures .Plastics Engineering, , Vol. 74 ,32-37

Pack, M., Hu, H., Kim, D., Zheng, Z., Stone, H., Sun, Y. (2017. ) Failure mechanisms of air entrainment in drop impact on lubricated surfaces .Soft Matter, , Vol. 13 ,2402-2409

Temirel, M., Hu, H., Shabgard, H., Boettcher, P., McCarthy, M., and Sun, Y. (2017. ) Solidification of Additive-Enhanced Phase Change Materials in Spherical Enclosures with Convective Cooling .Applied Thermal Engineering, , Vol. 111 ,134–142

Kim, D., Pack, M., Hu, H., Kim, H., and Sun, Y. (2016. ) Deposition of colloidal drops containing ellipsoidal particles: Competition between capillary and hydrodynamic forces .Langmuir, , (Vol. 32 ) ,11899-11906

Sun, L., Hu, H., Rokoni, A.A., and Sun, Y. (2016. ) Intrinsic instability of thin liquid films on nanostructure surfaces .Applied Physics Letters, , Vol. 109 (111601 ) ,

Hu, H. and Sun, Y. (2016. ) Effect of nanostructures on heat transfer coefficient of an evaporating meniscus, .International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, , Vol. 101 (878-885 ) ,

Zong, D., Hu, H., Duan, Y., and Sun, Y. (2016. ) Viscosity of water under electric field: Anisotropy induced by redistribution of hydrogen bonds .The Journal of Physical Chemistry B, , Vol. 120 (4818-4827 ) ,

Boettcher, P.A., Hu, H., Bane, S.P.M, McCarthy, M., and Sun, Y. (2016. ) Dust ignition of pure and encapsulated paraffin phase change materials, Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries .Vol. 30 (298-303 ) ,

Rhaman, M.M., Hu, H., Shabgard, H., Boettcher, P.A., Sun, Y., and M. McCarthy (2016. ) Experimental characterization of the inward freezing and melting of additive-enhanced PCM within a Cylindrical Enclosure .J. Heat Transfer, , Vol. 138 (072301 ) ,

Shabgard, H., Hu, H., Boettcher, P.A., McCarthy, M., and Sun, Y. (2016. ) Heat transfer analysis of PCM slurry flow between parallel plates .Int. J. Heat Mass Transfer, , Vol. 99 (895-903 ) ,

Pack, M., Hu, H., Kim, D., Yang, X., and Sun, Y. (2015. ) Colloidal Drop Deposition on Porous Substrates: Competition among Particle Motion, Evaporation and Infiltration .Langmuir, , Vol. 31 (7953-7961 ) ,

Andersen, C.P., Hu, H., Qiu, G., Karla, V., and Sun, Y. (2015. ) Pore-scale transport resolved model incorporating cathode microstructure and peroxide growth in lithium-air batteries .Journal of the Electrochemical Society, , Vol. 162 (A1135-1145 ) ,

Hu, H., Weinberger, C., and Sun, Y. (2015. ) Model of meniscus shape and disjoining pressure of thin liquid films on nanostructured surfaces with electrostatic interactions .The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, , Vol. 119 (11177-11785 ) ,

Rahman, M.M., Hu, H., Shabgard, H., Boettcher, P., Sun, Y., and McCarthy, M. (2015. ) Dendrite growth during freezing of millimeter-Scale eicosane droplets, Journal of Heat Transfer .Vol. 137 (080905 ) ,

Hu, H., Weinberger, C., and Sun, Y. (2014. ) Effect of nanostructures on the meniscus shape and disjoining pressure of ultrathin liquid film .Nano Letters, , Vol. 14 (7131-7137 ) ,

Yang, X., Li, C., and Sun, Y. (2014. ) From multi-ring to spider web and radial spoke: Competition between receding contact line and particle deposition in drying colloidal drop .Soft Matter, , Vol. 10 (4458-4463 ) ,

Hu, H., and Sun, Y. (2013. ) Molecular dynamics simulations of disjoining pressure effect in ultra-thin water film on a metal surface .Applied Physics Letters, , Vol. 103 (263110 ) ,

Lu, G., Hu, H., Duan, Y., and Sun, Y. (2013. ) Wetting kinetics of water nano-droplet containing non-surfactant nanoparticles: a molecular dynamics study .Applied Physics Letters, , Vol. 103 (253104 ) ,

Hu, H., Ji, H.-F., and Sun, Y. (2013. ) The effect of oxygen vacancies on water wettability of a ZnO surface .Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, , Vol. 15 (16557-16565 ) ,

Yang, X., Chhasatia, V.H., and Sun, Y. (2013. ) Oscillation and recoil of single and consecutively printed drops .Langmuir, , Vol. 29 (2185-2192 ) ,

Tian, Z., Hu, H., and Sun, Y. (2013. ) A molecular dynamics study of effective thermal conductivity in nanocomposites .International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, , Vol. 61 (577-582 ) ,

Qiu, G., Dennison, C.R., Knehr, K.W., Kumbur, E.C., and Sun, Y. (2012. ) Pore-scale analysis of effects of electrode morphology and electrolyte flow conditions on performance of vanadium redox flow batteries .Journal of Power Sources, , Vol. 219 (223-234 ) ,

Yang, X., Chhasatia, V.H., Shah, J., and Sun, Y. (2012. ) Coalescence, evaporation and particle deposition of consecutively printed colloidal drops .Soft Matter, , Vol. 8 (9205-9213 ) ,

Hu, H. and Sun, Y. (2012. ) Effect of nanopatterns on Kapitza resistance at a water-gold interface during boiling: A molecular dynamics study .Journal of Applied Physics, , Vol. 112 (053508 ) ,

Qiu, G., Joshi, A.S., Dennison, C.R., Knehr, K.W., Kumbur, E.C., and Sun, Y. (2012. ) 3-D pore-scale resolved model for coupled species/charge/fluid transport in a vanadium redox flow battery .Electrochimica Acta, , Vol. 64 (46-64 ) ,

Fleischman, M.S., Lee, B.S., Rodriguez-Santiago, V., Chhasatia, V. H., Sun, Y., and Pappas, D.D. (2012. ) Hybrid method involving atmospheric plasma treatment and inkjet deposition for the development of conductive patterns on flexible polymers .Surface and Coatings Technology, , Vol. 206 (3923-3930 ) ,

Zhou, S. and Sun, Y. (2012. ) A multiphysics model of underfill flow for flip-chip packages .IEEE Transactions on Components, Packaging, and Manufacturing Technology, , Vol. 2 (893-902 ) ,

Chhasatia, V.H. and Sun, Y. (2011. ) Interaction of bi-dispersed particles with contact line in an inkjet-printed evaporating colloidal drop .Soft Matter, , Vol. 7 (10135-10143 ) ,

Chhasatia, V.H., Joshi, A.S., and Sun, Y. (2010. ) Effect of relative humidity on contact angle and particle deposition morphology of an evaporating colloidal drop .Applied Physics Letters, , Vol. 97 (231909 ) ,

Tian, Z., White, B., and Sun, Y. (2010. ) Phonon wave-packet interference and phonon tunneling based energy transport across nanostructured thin films .Applied Physics Letters, , Vol. 96 (263113 ) ,

Joshi, A.S. and Sun, Y. (2010. ) Wetting dynamics and particle deposition for an evaporating colloidal drop: A lattice Boltzmann study .Physical Review E, , Vol. 82 (041401 ) ,

Joshi, A.S. and Sun, Y. (2010. ) Numerical simulation of colloidal drop deposition dynamics on patterned substrates for printable electronics fabrication .IEEE Journal of Display Technology, , Vol. 6 (579-585 ) ,

Biswas, S., Gawande, S., Bromberg, V., and Sun, Y. (2010. ) Effects of particle size and substrate surface properties on deposition dynamics of inkjet-printed colloidal drops for printable photovoltaics fabrication .ASME Journal of Solar Energy Engineering, , Vol. 132 (021010 ) ,

Sun, Y. and Beckermann, C. (2010. ) Phase-field modeling of bubble growth and flow in a Hele-Shaw cell .International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, , Vol. 53 (2969-2978 ) ,

Zheng, L. and Sun, Y. (2010. ) An examination of underfill flow in large dies with non-uniform bump patterns .IEEE Transactions on Components and Packaging Technologies, , Vol. 33 (196-205 ) ,

Sun, Y. and Webb, E.B. (2009. ) Atomistic mechanism of high temperature contact line advancement: results from molecular dynamics simulations .Journal of Physics Condensed Matter, , Vol. 21 (464135 ) ,

Yin, L., Murray, B., Su, S., Sun, Y., Efraim, Y., Taitelbaum, H., and Singler, T. (2009. ) Reactive wetting in metal-metal systems .Journal of Physics Condensed Matter, , Vol. 21 (464130 ) ,

Joshi, A.S. and Sun, Y. (2009. ) Multiphase lattice Boltzmann method for particle suspensions .Physical Review E, , Vol. 79 (066703 ) ,

Su, S., Yin, L., Sun, Y., Murray, B., and Singler, T. (2009. ) Modeling dissolution and spreading of Sn-Bi alloy drops on a Bi substrate .Acta Materialia, , Vol. 57 (3110-3122 ) ,

Sun, Y. and Beckermann, C. (2009. ) Effect of solid-liquid density change on dendrite tip velocity and shape selection .Journal of Crystal Growth, , Vol. 311 (4447-4453 ) ,

Sun, Y. and Beckermann, C. (2008. ) A two-phase diffuse-interface model for Hele-Shaw flows with large property contrasts .Physica D, , Vol. 237 (3089-3098 ) ,

Sun, Y. and Beckermann, C. (2007. ) Sharp interface tracking using the phase-field equation .Journal of Computational Physics, , Vol. 220 (626-653 ) ,

Sun, Y. and Smith, T.F. (2005. ) Air flow characteristics of a room with square cone diffusers .Building and Environment, , Vol. 40 (589-600 ) ,

Gao, J., Sun, Y., Wen, J., and Smith, T.F. (2005. ) An experimental study of energy consumption and thermal comfort for electric and hydronic reheat modes .Energy and Buildings, , Vol. 37 (203-214 ) ,

Sun, Y. and Beckermann, C. (2004. ) Diffuse interface modeling of two-phase flows based on averaging: mass and momentum equations .Physica D, , Vol. 3-4 (281-308 ) ,

Zhang, L., Rokoni, A., Soori, T., and Sun, Y (2022. ) Postcontact droplet spreading and bubble entrapment on a smooth surface .Physics Review Fluids, , 7 ,104003