Dr Weifu SUN

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Postdoctoral research associate

Room S521, J07 - Mechanical Engineering Building
T: +61-02 9351 7146
F: +61-02 9351 7060
E: weifu.sun@sydney.edu.au

Research interests

  • MD simulation and DFT calculation
  • Inter-nanoparticle forces and nanomechanics
  • Polymer synthesis and polymer nanocomposites
  • Hybrid solar cell


  • PhD in Materials Science and Engineering, University of New South Wales, 2012
  • MSc in Materials Science, Huaqiao University, 2008
  • BSc in Applied Chemistry, Qingdao University of Science and Technology, 2005

Employment history

  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Sydney, 2014-present
  • Research Associate, University of New South Wales, 2013-2014

Recent publications

  • Weifu Sun, Qinghua Zeng and Aibing Yu, Interaction Forces between Carbon Nanospheres: A Molecular Dynamics Simulation Study, Chemical Engineering Science (SI), 2014, in press.
  • Xiao Jin, Qinghua Li*, Yue Li, Zihan Chen, Tai-Huei Wei, Xingdao He and Weifu Sun*, Energy Level Control: toward an Efficient Hot Electron Transport, Scientific Reports, 2014, in press.
  • Qinghua Li*, Yongbiao Yuan, Taihuei Wei, Yue Li, Zihan Chen, Xiao Jin, Yuancheng Qin and Weifu Sun*, The Origin of Efficiency Enhancement of Inorganic/Organic Hybrid Solar Cells by Robust Samarium Phosphate Nanophosphors, Solar Energy Materials & Solar Cells, 2014, in press.
  • Qinghua Li*, Xiao Jin, Xuwei Yang, Changyong Chen, Zihan Chen, Yuancheng Qin, Taihuei Wei and Weifu Sun*, Reducing the Excess Energy Offset in Organic/Inorganic Hybrid Solar Cells: toward Faster Electron Transfer, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 2014, DOI: 10.1016/j.apcatb.2014.07.025.
  • Wen Xu, Lipan Zhou, Weifu Sun*, Junrui Zhang and Weiping Tu*, Effect of difunctional acids on physicochemical, thermal and mechanical properties of polyester polyol-based polyurethanes, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 2014, in press.
  • Qinghua Li*, Yongbiao Yuan, Zihan Chen, Xiao Jin, Taihuei Wei, Yue Li, Yuancheng Qin and Weifu Sun*, Core-Shell Nanophosphor Architecture: toward Efficient Energy Transport in Inorganic/organic Hybrid Solar Cells, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2014, DOI: 10.1021/am5027709.
  • Weiming Huang, Weifu Sun, Guohua Chen and Li Tan, Nanocavities Double the Toughness of Polycarbonate-Graphene Composite. Advanced Engineering Materials, 2014, DOI: 10.1002/adem.201400143.
  • Weifu Sun, Interaction Forces between a Spherical Nanoparticle and a Flat Surface. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 2014, 16 (12), 5846-5854.
  • Weifu Sun, The Dynamic Effect on Mechanical Contacts between Nanoparticles. Nanoscale, 2013, 5 (24), 12658-12669.
  • Weifu Sun, Qinghua Zeng, Aibing Yu and Kevin Kendall, Calculation of Normal Contact Forces between Silica Nanospheres. Langmuir, 2013, 29 (25), 7825-7837.
  • Weifu Sun, Qinghua Zeng and Aibing Yu, Calculation of Non-Contact Forces between Silica Nanospheres. Langmuir, 2013, 29 (7), 2175-2184.
  • Weifu Sun, Guohua Chen and Lilong Zheng, Electroless Deposition of Silver Particles on Graphite Nanosheets, Scripta Materialia, 2008, 59 (10), 1031-1034.

A complete list of my updated publications is posted at https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Weifu_Sun