Dr. Luyi Sun is an Associate Professor and Castleman Professor in Engineering Innovation in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Institute of Materials Science at the University of Connecticut. Dr. Sun’s current research focuses on the design and synthesis of nano-structured multifunctional materials for various applications, with a focus on energy and environmental engineering. Dr. Sun has published more than one hundred twenty (120) peer-reviewed journal articles. He is the inventor/co-inventor of forty (40) International and US patents/patent applications. Many of his patents have been licensed or commercialized. The scientific results by Dr. Sun’s group have been reported by major media including Chemical & Engineering News of the American Chemical Society, Plastics Engineering magazine of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE), Materials 360 of the Materials Research Society (MRS), Smithsonian Magazine, ScienceDaily, MSN, Yahoo, etc. Dr. Sun is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry as well as a Fellow of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE).