Dr. Sun is Professor of Pharmaceutics and Director of Graduate Studies at the Department of Pharmaceutics, University of Minnesota. After receiving his Ph.D. in pharmaceutics from UMN in 2000, he worked in the pharmaceutical industry for 8 years before joining the UMN. Dr. Sun’s research focuses on formulation development of tablet products through appropriate application of materials science and engineering principles, including 1) crystal and particle engineering for superior powder flow and compaction properties; 2) solid state chemistry and engineering; and 3) pharmaceutical unit operations, e.g., blending, granulation, and tableting.
Dr. Sun is an expert in the areas of solid-state science, tablet formulation design, and powder technology. He has published over 190 peer-reviewed papers in these areas (see Google Scholar profile). Dr. Sun currently serves on the editorial advisory boards for J. Pharm. Sci., Int. J. Pharm., and Mol. Pharmaceutics. He has served on the Expert Committee in Physical Analysis, United States Pharmacopeia since 2010. Dr. Sun is an AAPS Fellow and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. He has received a number of awards, including the 2019 Ralph Shangraw Memorial Award by the International Pharmaceutical Excipient Council (IPEC) for his outstanding research contributions in the study of excipients or excipient-related technology over a number of years.