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Dr. Lei SUN received the BS degree in Electronic Engineering and Information Science from the University of Science and Technology of China, MS degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, and Ph.D. degree in Bioengineering from the Pennsylvania State University. He then conducted postdoctoral research at the University of Southern California. And joined the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2008. Dr. SUN’s research interests include understanding the underlying mechanisms and possible translational strategies of ultrasound neuromodulation and brain stimulation, investigating the potentials of ultrasound bio-effects for cancer therapy and diabetes, and multimodality molecular imaging and theranostics.

He has published more than 150 peer-reviewed journal articles and international conference proceedings, and filed/granted 8 US patents. As principal investigator, he has been supported by multiple research projects with a total budget over 30 million Hong Kong Dollars, including 6 Research Grants Council General Research Fund (GRF), 4 Innovation Technology Fund (ITF), 2 Health and Medical Research Fund (HMRF), and 2 National Natural Science Foundation (NSFC). He also participated in Research Grants Council Research Impact Fund (RIF) and 973 project of the Ministry of Science and Technology of China. Dr. Sun is a member of the Institute of Medical Ultrasound Engineering of the Chinese Society of Biomedical Engineering and a member of the Instrument and Equipment Development Committee of the Chinese Society of Ultrasound and Engineering.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Doctor of Philosophy, The Pennsylvania State University

Electronic Engineering and Information Science, BS, University of Science and Technology of China

Bachelor of Engineering, University of Science and Technology of China


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