City University of Hong Kong
Chair Professor and Head, Department of Biomedical Engineering
Director, Center for Robotics and Automation
Dr. Dong Sun is currently a chair professor and head of the Department of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering, City University of Hong Kong, where his current research focuses on bio/medical robotics for cell manipulation and cell surgery. He studied in Tsinghua University of Beijing and the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and then joined the University of Toronto, Canada for post-doc research. After short-time working in the Canadian industry, he returned to Hong Kong in 2000 and became an Assistant Professor in the City University of Hong Kong.
Dr. Sun is among the leading contributors worldwide in pioneering work in robotic manipulation of biological cells, which has recently become an emerging area of robotics for biomedical applications and offered fundamental advances in precision medicine. His research has breakthrough in the use of combined robotics and various micro-engineering tools including optical tweezers, micro-needles and electromagnetic devices to achieve cell manipulation, diagnosis and micro-surgery at the single cell level. With his emerging technology, a new robotics theme “cell surgery robotics” has been recently formed, which will permit many new unforeseen applications previously thought impossible.
Dr. Sun received numerous awards, including best paper awards from the international journal and conferences as well as industrial awards such as Hong Kong Awards for Industry. His patented research of intelligent sensor has been used in the E-Channel auto-pass systems of customs in Hong Kong. He serves on the editorial boards of several academic journals, and organizes several international flagship conferences including the world largest intelligent robot conference (IROS). He is a member of the Biomedical Division, Science and Technology Committee of Education Ministry of China (國家教育部科技委生物醫學學部委員), and a member of Research Grant Council of Hong Kong. He is a fellow of the IEEE and a fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Engineers.