Dr. Wei Sun

Wei Sun

Albert Soffa Chair Professor
Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics

Wei Sun

Albert Soffa Chair Professor
Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics


Positions Held

  • Drexel University, Professor, Mechanical Engineering, June 2007 – present
  • Drexel University, Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering, September 2003- May 2007
  • Drexel University, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, September 1998 – August 2003
  • U.S. Army Research Laboratory, Aberdeen, Maryland, Guest Researcher, January 2001 – December 2001

Degrees / Education

  • PhD, Mechanical Engineering, Drexel University, 1992
  • MS, Mechanical Engineering, Drexel University, 1988
  • BS, Mechanical Engineering, Hefei Univ. of Tech., China, 1982

Research Interests

Computer-aided tissue engineering; solid freeform fabrication; CAD/CAM; design and modeling of nanodevices.

Academic Distinctions

  • 2018 Distinguished Visiting Fellow Award, the Royal Academy of Engineering in UK
  • 2017 Senior Investigator Award, International Society of Biofabrication
  • 2015 MII / Fralin Visiting Scholar Award, Virginia Tec
  • 2009 Outstanding Research Award, College of Engineering, Drexel University
  • September 2008 William Mong Fellow Award, the University of Hong Kong
  • 2003 Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award, International Society for Automotive Engineers

Select Publications

  • Forgacs, G. and Sun, W., Biofabrication: Micro- and Nano-Fabrication, Printing, Pattering, and Assemblies; Elsevier, William Andrew Applied science Publishers, 2013, ISBN: 978-1-4557-2852-7
  • Ouyang L, Highley CB, Sun W, Burdick JA, A Generalizable Strategy for the 3D Printing of Hydrogels from Non-viscous Photocrosslinkable Inks, Advanced Materials, 2017, DOI: 10.1002/adma.201604983
  • Snyder, J., Son, AR., Hamid, Q. and Sun, W., “Fabrication of Microfluidic Manifold by Precision Extrusion Deposition and Replica Molding for Cell laden Device”, ASME Tran.: Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, APRIL 2016, Vol. 138 / 041007
  • Zhao, Y., Rui, Y., Ouyang, L., Ding, H., Zhang, T., Zhang, K., Cheng, S. and Sun, W. “Three-dimensional printing of Hela cells for cervical tumor model in vitro”, Biofabrication, 6(3), 2014, doi:10.1088/1758-5082/6/3/035001