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Yuze Sun

Name

[Sun, Yuze]
  • Assist Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering

Professional Preparation

    • 2011 Ph.D. in Biomedical EngineeringUniversity of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
    • 2007 M.S. in Electrical EngineeringNanjing University
    • 2005 B.S. in Biological SciencesWuhan University
    • 2004 B.S. in Electrical EngineeringHuazhong University of Science and Technology

Appointments

    • Sept 2013 to Present Assist Professor
      University of Texas at Arlington   Electrical Engineering

Memberships

  • Membership
    • Feb 2015 to Present IEEE
    • Sept 2007 to Present Optical Society of America

Awards and Honors

    • Jan  2016 NSF CAREER Award sponsored by National Science Foundation (NSF)
    • May  2015 ORAU Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement award sponsored by Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU)
    • May  2014 Research Enhancement Program Award sponsored by UTA

Research and Expertise

  • Research Interest

    Optofluidics/Microfluidics;
    Biomedical Sensing and Diagostics;
    Chemical/Environmental Sensing;
    Nanophotonics;
    Optofluidic Lasers;
    Biophotonics;  
    Micro/Nano-gas chromatography;
    Bioinspired photonics and engineering.

  • Research positions available in Sun Lab

    We are seeking motivated PhD students and postdocs who are interested in optofluidics, microfluidics and nanophotonics for the development of microdevices and systems, for applications including biomedical sensing and diagnostics, chemical sensing, and environmental sustainability. The desirable candidate should have a strong background in optics or microfluidics, however, students with various backgrounds from EE, BME, ME and Physics are welcome to apply. If interested, please send your CV to Prof. Sun (sun@uta.edu) including your education background, research interests, research experience, and publications.

Publications

      Conference Proceeding 2017
      • H. Zhang, A. Balram, D. Meng, and Y. Sun, "Optofluidic lasers with surface gain", Photonics West 2017.

        {Conference Proceeding} [Refereed/Juried]
      • 2017
        • Y. Liu, S. Wang, W. Zhou, and Y. Sun, "High-Q resonance near zero wave vector in photonic crystal slab for label-free sensing", Photonics West 2017.

          {Conference Proceeding} [Refereed/Juried]

          Conference Proceeding 2016
          • W. Zhou, Y. Sun, Z. Ma, L. Menon, Y. Liu, H. Yang, and D. Zhao, “Hybrid flexible membrane multi-band imagers and optical membrane sensors,” MRS Fall meeting (2016)

            {Conference Proceeding} [Refereed/Juried]
          • 2016
            • S. Wang, Y. Liu, W. Zhou and Y. Sun, “Chemical vapor sensing with Fano resonance photonic crystal slabs,” NanoSMAT (2016)

              {Conference Proceeding} [Refereed/Juried]

              Conference Proceeding 2015
              • S. Wang, Y. Liu, D. Zhao, Y. Shuai, H. Yang, W. Zhou and Y. Sun, "Optofluidic double-layer Fano resonance photonic crystal slab liquid sensors," CLEO 2015, San Jose, CA (2015)

                {Conference Proceeding} [Refereed/Juried]

                Journal Article 2014
                • X. Wu, M. K. K. Oo, K. Reddy, Q. Chen, Y. Sun, and X. Fan, "Optofluidic laser for dual-mode sensitive biomolecular detection with a large dynamic range," Nature Communications 5, 3779 (2014).

                  {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
                • 2014
                  • Q. Chen, M. Ritt, S. Sivaramakrishnan, Y. Sun, and X. Fan, "Optofluidic lasers with a single molecular layer of gain," Lab on a Chip 14, 4590-4595 (2014).

                    {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

                    Journal Article 2013
                    • Xiang Wu, Qiushu Chen, Yuze Sun, and Xudong Fan, “Bio-inspired optofluidic lasers with luciferin,” Applied Physics Letters 102, 203706 (2013).

                      {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
                    • 2013
                      • Qiushu Chen, Xingwang Zhang, Yuze Sun, Michael Ritt, Sivaraj Sivaramakrishnan, and Xudong Fan, "Highly sensitive fluorescent protein FRET detection using optofluidic lasers," Lab on a Chip 13, 2679–2681 (2013).

                        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
                      • 2013
                        • Q. Chen, H. Liu, W. Lee, Y. Sun, D. Zhu, H. Pei, C. Fan, and X. Fan, "Self-assembled DNA tetrahedral optofluidic lasers with precise and tunable gain control," Lab on a Chip 13, 3351–3354 (2013).

                          {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

                          Book Chapter 2012
                          • Yuze Sun and Xudong Fan, “Optical micro-ring resonators for chemical vapor sensing,” in OptoChemical NanoSensors, Taylor and Francis (2012)

                            {Book Chapter} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

                          • Journal Article 2012
                            • Yuze Sun and Xudong Fan, “Distinguishing DNA via analog-to-digital like conversion using optofluidic lasers,” Angewandte Chemie International Edition 51, 1236-1239 (2012).

                              {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

                              Journal Article 2011
                              • Yuze Sun and Xudong Fan, “Optical ring resonators for biochemical and chemical sensing,” Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry 399, 205–211 (2011)

                                {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
                              • 2011
                                • Wonsuk Lee*, Yuze Sun*, Hao Li, Karthik Reddy, Misha Sumetsky, and Xudong Fan, "A quasi-droplet optofluidic ring resonator laser using a micro-bubble," Applied Physics Letters 99, 091102 (2011) (*equal authorship)

                                  {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
                                • 2011
                                  • Maung Kyaw Khaing Oo, Chia-Fang Chang, Yuze Sun, and Xudong Fan, “Rapid, Sensitive DNT Vapor Detection with UV-Assisted Photo-Chemically Synthesized Gold Nanoparticle SERS Substrates,” Analyst 136, 2811-2817 (2011)

                                    {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
                                  • 2011
                                    • Wonsuk Lee, Hao Li, Jonathan D. Suter, Karthik Reddy, Yuze Sun, and Xudong Fan, “Tunable single mode lasing from an on-chip optofluidic ring resonator laser,” Applied Physics Letters 98, 061103 (2011)

                                      {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

                                      Journal Article 2010
                                      • Yuze Sun, Siyka. I. Shopova, Chung-Shieh Wu, Stephen Arnold, and Xudong Fan, “Bioinspired optofluidic FRET lasers via DNA scaffolds,” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 107, 16039-16042 (2010). Highlighted in Nature Photonics 4, 732 (2010)

                                        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
                                      • 2010
                                        • Yuze Sun, Jing Liu, Daniel J. Howard, Xudong Fan, Greg Frye-Mason, Shiou-jyh Ja, and Aaron K. Thompson, “Rapid tandem-column micro-gas chromatography based on optofluidic ring resonators with multi-point on-column detection,” Analyst 135, 165-171 (2010)

                                          {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
                                        • 2010
                                          • Hao Li, Yunbo Guo, Yuze Sun, Karthik Reddy, and Xudong Fan, “Analysis of single nanoparticle detection by using 3-dimensionally confined optofluidic ring resonators,” Optics Express18,25081–25088 (2010)

                                            {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
                                          • 2010
                                            • Jing Liu, Yuze Sun, Daniel J. Howard, Greg Frye-Mason, Aaron K. Thompson, Shiou-jyh Ja, Siao-Kwan Wang, Mengjun Bai, Haskell Taub, Mahmoud Almasri, and Xudong Fan, "Fabry-Perot Cavity Sensors for Multipoint On-Column Micro Gas Chromatography Detection," Analytical Chemistry 82, 4370–4375 (2010)

                                              {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

                                              Journal Article 2009
                                              • Yuze Sun, Jing Liu, Greg Frye-Mason, Shiou-jyh Ja, Aaron K. Thompson, and Xudong Fan, “Optofluidic ring resonator sensors for rapid DNT vapor detection,” Analyst134, 1386 – 1391 (2009). Highlighted by SPIE Newsroom SPIE (DOI: 10.1117/2.1200904.1621)

                                                {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
                                              • 2009
                                                • Yuze Sun, Jonathan D. Suter, and Xudong Fan, “Robust integrated optofluidic-ring-resonator dye lasers,” Optics Letters 34, 1042-1044 (2009)

                                                  {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
                                                • 2009
                                                  • Xiang Wu, Yuze Sun, Jonathan D. Suter, and Xudong Fan, “Single mode coupled optofluidic ring resonator dye lasers,” Applied Physics Letters 94, 241109 (2009)

                                                    {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
                                                  • 2009
                                                    • Siyka I. Shopova, Yuze Sun, Albert Rosenberger, and Xudong Fan, “Highly sensitive tuning of the resonance of coupled optical ring resonators by microfluidics,” Microfluidics and Nanofluidics 6, 425-429 (2009)

                                                      {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

                                                      Journal Article 2008
                                                      • Yuze Sun and Xudong Fan, “Analysis of ring resonators for chemical vapor sensor development,” Optics Express 16, 10254-10268 (2008)

                                                        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
                                                      • 2008
                                                        • Yuze Sun, Siyka I. Shopova, Greg Frye-Mason, Xudong Fan, “Rapid chemical-vapor sensing using optofluidic ring resonators,” Optics Letters 33, 788-790 (2008).

                                                          {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
                                                        • 2008
                                                          • Jonathan D. Suter, Yuze Sun, Daniel J. Howard, John A. Viator, and Xudong Fan, “PDMS embedded opto-fluidic microring resonator lasers,” Optics Express 16, 10248-10253 (2008)

                                                            {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
                                                          • 2008
                                                            • Xudong Fan, Ian M. White, Siyka I. Shopova, Hongying Zhu, Jonathan D. Suter, and Yuze Sun, “Sensitive optical biosensors for unlabeled targets: A review,” Analytica Chimica Acta620, 8–26 (2008)

                                                              {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
                                                            • 2008
                                                              • Siyka I. Shopova, Ian M. White, Yuze Sun, Hongying Zhu, and Xudong Fan, Greg Frye-Mason, Aaron Thompson, and Shiou-jyh Ja, “On-Column Micro-Gas-Chromatography Detection with Capillary-Based Optical Ring Resonators,” Analytical Chemistry 80, 2232-2238 (2008)

                                                                {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

                                                                Journal Article 2007
                                                                • Ian M. White, John Gohring, Yuze Sun, Gilmo Yang, Scott Lacey, and Xudong Fan, “Versatile waveguide-coupled opto-fluidic devices based on liquid core optical ring resonators”, Applied Physics Letters 91-93, 241104 (2007)

                                                                  {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
                                                                • 2007
                                                                  • Scott Lacey, Ian M. White, Yuze Sun, Siyka I. Shopova, Jay M. Cupps, Po Zhang, and Xudong Fan, “Versatile opto-fluidic ring resonator lasers with ultra-low threshold,” Optics Express 15, 15523-15530 (2007)

                                                                    {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

Courses

      • EE 5384-001 Optoelectronic Devices

        Introduction to semiconductor crystal and electronic and optical processes thereof;
        p-n junction theory and photon-electron process in light emitting diodes (LEDs); semiconductor laser
        structures, properties and operating principles; Photodetectors and solar cells; optoelectronic modulators
        and switching devices; integrated optoelectronics and new device challenges.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • EE 5389-001 Optical Biosensors: Instrumentation and Techniques

        This course will provide students with an overview of modern biological and chemical sensing for in-vivo or in-vitro disease diagnosis and molecular analysis based on photonics and nanotechnology. Considerations in bio/chemical sensor design will be described; applications and limitations of each sensing technology will be discussed.

                    Through lectures, recent literature review papers, classroom discussion, and a course project, students will be familiar with the research frontiers in the bio/chemical sensing field, obtain a detailed understanding of underlying sensing principles, the cutting-edge optical sensing techniques, and the related instrumentation. The course will prepare students to apply acquired knowledge in their own research projects in the bio/chemical sensor development as well as in their future academic/industrial career.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • EE 4328-006 Optical Biosensors: Instrumentation and Techniques

        This course will provide students with an overview of modern biological and chemical sensing for in-vivo or in-vitro disease diagnosis and molecular analysis based on photonics and nanotechnology. Considerations in bio/chemical sensor design will be described; applications and limitations of each sensing technology will be discussed.

                    Through lectures, recent literature review papers, classroom discussion, and a course project, students will be familiar with the research frontiers in the bio/chemical sensing field, obtain a detailed understanding of underlying sensing principles, the cutting-edge optical sensing techniques, and the related instrumentation. The course will prepare students to apply acquired knowledge in their own research projects in the bio/chemical sensor development as well as in their future academic/industrial career.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • EE 5389-003 Microfluidics

        This course introduces the basic principles of micro-scale fluidic mechanics, discusses
        key components in microfluidic devices and their fabrication techniques, and review applications
        of microfluidics in various emerging fields.
        Through lectures, recent literature review papers, classroom discussion, and a course
        project, students will have a clear understanding about microfluidics and microfluidic devices.
        This course is designed to bring interdisciplinary views and approaches in the course materials
        and will prepare students to apply acquired knowledge in their future academic/industrial career.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • EE 4328-005 Microfluidics

        This course introduces the basic principles of micro-scale fluidic mechanics, discusses
        key components in microfluidic devices and their fabrication techniques, and review applications
        of microfluidics in various emerging fields.
        Through lectures, recent literature review papers, classroom discussion, and a course
        project, students will have a clear understanding about microfluidics and microfluidic devices.
        This course is designed to bring interdisciplinary views and approaches in the course materials
        and will prepare students to apply acquired knowledge in their future academic/industrial career.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • EE 5389-002 Optical Biosensors: Instrumentation and Techniques

        This course will provide students with an overview of modern biological and chemical
        sensing for in-vivo or in-vitro disease diagnosis and molecular analysis based on photonics and
        nanotechnology. Considerations in bio/chemical sensor design will be described; applications
        and limitations of each sensing technology will be discussed.


        Through lectures, recent literature review papers, classroom discussion, and a course
        project, students will be familiar with the research frontiers in the bio/chemical sensing field,
        obtain a detailed understanding of underlying sensing principles, the cutting-edge optical
        sensing techniques, and the related instrumentation. The course will prepare students to apply
        acquired knowledge in their own research projects in the bio/chemical sensor development as
        well as in their future academic/industrial career.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours

Service to the Profession

  • Elected
    • Feb 2015 to  Present Chair of Fort Worth Chapter

      IEEE Photonics Society

    • Oct 2014 to  Present Editorial Board Member

      Scientific Reports