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Tao Sun

Associate Professor
Unit: School of Engineering and Applied Science
Department: Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Office location and address
Wilsdorf Hall, Room 218
Wilsdorf Hall, Room 218
Charlottesville, Virginia 22904
Education
B.S. Materials Science & Engineering, Tsinghua University, 2002
M.S. Materials Science & Engineering, Tsinghua University, 2004
Ph.D. Materials Science & Engineering, Northwestern University, 2009
Biography

Supervised by Prof. Vinayak Dravid and Dr. Jin Wang, my doctoral research at Northwestern University and Argonne National Laboratory was focused on fabrication and characterization of nanostructured oxides. In 2010, I started my postdoc research at the X-ray Science Division (XSD) at Argonne, working on coherent electron scattering (with Dr. Murray Gibson) and coherent x-ray scattering (with Dr. Jin Wang) techniques. In 2012, I joined the Imaging Group of XSD as a staff scientist, developing and applying high-speed x-ray imaging/diffraction techniques for studying highly dynamic irreversible/non-repeatable material processes. In 2019, I started my academic career as an associate professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering of UVA.

APS In-Situ Monitoring Calibration
Source: Honeywell Federal Manufacturing & Technologies, LL
January 15, 2021 – November 30, 2021
APS In-Situ Monitoring Calibration
Source: Honeywell Federal Manufacturing & Technologies, LL
January 08, 2020 – August 31, 2021
MSE 4592: Special Topics in Materials Science
Credits: 3
Advanced undergraduate course on topics not normally covered in other course offerings. The topic usually reflects new developments in the materials science and engineering field. Offerings are based on student and faculty interests.
MSE 6120: Characterization of Materials
Credits: 3
Provides a fundamental understanding of a broad spectrum of techniques utilized to characterize properties of solids. The methods used to assess properties are described through integration of the basic principles and application. Methods more amenable to analysis of bulk properties are differentiated from those aimed at measurements of local/surface properties. MSE 3670 or equivalent, or a solid state materials/physics course.
MSE 6592: Topics in Material Science
Credits: 3
A study of special subjects related to developments in materials science under the direction of members of the staff. Offered as required under the guidance of a faculty member.
MSE 9999: PHD Dissertation Research
Credits: 1–12
Formal record of student commitment to doctoral research under the guidance of a faculty advisor. May be repeated as necessary.

MSE Safety Committee

Chair
October 2020 - present

MSE Building Manager Search Committee

Member
November 2020 - January 2021

MSE Inclusion Subcommittee

Member
September 2020 - present