Sam-Shajinng Sun

Sam-Shajing Sun
Professor of Chemistry
Ph.D., Chemistry, University of Southern California
M.S., Chemistry, California State University at Northridge
B.S., Chemistry, Peking University Beijing


Email: ssun@nsu.edu
Phone: 757.823.2993
RTC 511
700 Park Avenue
Norfolk, VA 23504


Biography:
Dr. Sun obtained his B.S. degree in physical chemistry from Peking University (Beijing, China), his M.S. degree in analytical/Nuclear chemistry from California State University (Northridge, California), and his Ph.D. degree in organic/polymer/materials chemistry from the University of Southern California (Los Angeles, California, 1996). After a postdoctoral fellowship experience at the Loker Hydrocarbon Research Institute (Director: George Olah), Dr. Sun joined the Chemistry Department and the Center for Materials Research (CMR) at Norfolk State University as a tenure-track faculty member in spring of 1998. He was promoted to associate professor (with tenure) in the spring of 2002, and was promoted to full professor in spring 2006.

At Norfolk State University, Prof. Sun teaches undergraduate courses including "General Chemistry", "Organic Chemistry", "Special Topics", "Chemistry Literature/Seminars", and graduate courses including "Polymers/Composites", "Advanced Organic Chemistry", "Introduction to Organic Optoelectronic Materials and Devices", "Materials and Devices for Solar Energy Conversions", etc. Other academic/professional activities include invited evaluation of new college textbooks such as "Organic Chemistry" by F. Gary et al., serving as an associate editor for an Elsevier journal "Solar Energy", serving as an editorial board member of the journals "International Journal of Photoenergy ", serving as a technical panelist or referee for several scientific communities and publishers, including the International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE), Materials Research Society (MRS), American Chemical Society (ACS), American Institute of Physics (AIP), Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), Elsevier, Springer, Willey, CRC/Taylor & Francis, and serving as a research proposal reviewer for a number of funding agencies including the National Science Foundation (NSF), Department of Energy (DOE), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Department of Defense, American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Foundation (ACS-PRF), Bank of America, US Civilian Research and Development Foundation for the Former Soviet Union (CRDF-FSU), Canada Council of Arts (CCA), Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO), etc.