Hongtao Sun is an Assistant Professor at Penn State, joint-hire in both the Harold and Inge Marcus Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering and Materials Research Institute (MRI). Previously he worked as an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). Prior to NJIT, Sun completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California, Los Angeles. Sun received his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 2014.
This faculty member is associated with the Penn State Intercollege Graduate Degree Program (IGDP) in Materials Science and Engineering (MatSE) where a multitude of perspectives and cross-disciplinary collaboration within research is highly valued. Graduate students in the IGDP in MatSE may work with faculty members from across Penn State.