Wenhao Sun joins MSE Faculty

Dr. Sun comes to Ann Arbor from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, where he was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Materials Science Division.
Wenhao Sun joins MSE Faculty

Wenhao Sun

MSE is pleased to announce that Wenhao Sun is joining our faculty ranks as an assistant professor. His term officially begins January 1, 2020.

"The MSE department is excited to have Dr. Wenhao Sun join our faculty," said MSE Department Chair Amit Misra. "Dr. Sun is an expert in computational materials science of inorganic solids who uses high-throughput density functional theory, applied thermodynamics, and materials informatics approaches to guide materials synthesis." 

Dr. Sun comes to U-M from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, where he served in the Materials Science Division as a member of the Materials Project team and the EFRC: Center for Next-Generation Materials Design from 2016-18, and most recently as staff scientist. Dr. Sun earned two bachelor's degrees (Materials Science & Engineering and Engineering Sciences & Applied Mathematics) from Northwestern University in 2010. He went on to obtain his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering at MIT in 2016. He was a recipient of the 2016 International Union of Crystallography Young Researcher Award, and was a Materials Genome Initiative (MGI) Data-Mining Grand Challenge Winner.

Dr. Sun's research aims to accelerate materials discovery and design by building more quantitative insights into the synthesis-structure relationships of functional materials. Read more about his research here.

Dr. Sun currently has multiple open positions available for graduate students and postdocs. Please email  for more details. 

Welcome, Wenhao!