Peng (Patrick) Sun is a postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. His research focus is on the creation of smart sensing technologies using microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) and nanotechnology, as well as the application of smart sensing systems and algorithms in structural health monitoring and damage identification. He is particularly interested in combining knowledge in civil engineering and other disciplines to convert traditional structures into more intelligent systems through the integration of sensing.
Sun obtained his PhD from Rice University in May 2017. His PhD study was focused on developing a novel, noncontact, full-field, strain sensing technology. He received his MS (2012) and BS (2009) in earthquake engineering and civil engineering, respectively, both from Southeast University in China, where he carried out investigations on system identification and signal processing using structural vibration.