MEM’s Ying Sun Named ASME Fellow

Ying Sun, PhD, professor in Mechanical Engineering, has been named a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

Dr. Ying Sun
Dr. Ying Sun

Professor Sun’s significant contributions are in the areas of multiphase flows and heat/mass transport, multiscale modeling of transport phenomena, wetting and interfacial phenomena, and scalable nanomanufacturing. She currently serves as program director in the Division of Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems (CBET) at the National Science Foundation, where she oversees a science and engineering research portfolio and project review, including awards given to early career scientists such as the prestigious NSF CAREER awards. Professor Sun also serves as a program officer on the National Artificial Intelligence Research Institutes Program Team, AI Institute in Dynamic Systems.

Herself a CAREER recipient, Professor Sun directs the Complex Fluids and Multiphase Transport Laboratory at Drexel University. Professor Sun is co-inventor of two patent and patent applications, and has presented more than 80 invited lectures. She joined Drexel's College of Engineering in 2009 and has also authored more than 85 refereed publications. Professor Sun was a recipient of the AFOSR Summer Faculty Fellowship, French CNRS Visiting Professorship and was an ELATES Leadership Fellow and visiting professor at Princeton University, Ecole Polytechnique and Tsinghua University. She received her bachelor's degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing and completed her Master's and PhD at the University of Iowa. She has supervised six PhD dissertations, 12 master's theses, over 25 undergraduate researchers and eight post-docs.

An honor bestowed upon individuals who have made "substantial contributions to the field of engineering", only 3,456 of the ASME's 85,806 members have been named fellows. To be named Fellow, an ASME member must have demonstrated 10 or more years of active practice and at least 10 years of active corporate membership in ASME, as well as receive a nomination from existing ASME members and fellows. It is a unique development opportunity that promotes the art, science and practice of multidisciplinary engineering and allied sciences around the globe.