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Bingbing Sun

Supervisor of Doctorate Candidates
Supervisor of Master's Candidates

Alma Mater:University of Washington
Degree:Doctoral Degree
Status:On the job
School/Department:Department of Chemical Engineering
Discipline:Chemical Engineering
Business Address:Chemical Engineering Building D211
Contact Information:+86-411-84986513
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Personal Profile

Dr. Bingbing Sun received B.S. and M.S. in Chemical Engineering from Dalian University of Technology, and a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Washington. He had his postdoctoral training at the University of California's Center for Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology (UC-CEIN) at the UCLA. Dr. Sun starts his academic career in the Faculty of Chemical, Environmental and Biological Science and Technology at Dalian University of Technology. His research interest includes biomaterials, nano-bio interface, immunoengineering and nanotoxicology. 

Please check my Research ID  (http://www.researcherid.com/rid/I-8197-2012) or ORCID ID (http://orcid.org/0000-0002-5444-5078) or my personal website (https://sites.google.com/site/bingbsun72/) for detailed publication list. 


Postdoctoral Researchers: We have openings for several postdoctoral researchers with background in engineering, chemistry, materials science and biology. To apply the postdoctoral position in the Sun Lab, please forward your CV directly to Dr. Bingbing Sun at bingbingsun@dlut.edu.cn. 

Graduate Students: We recruit graduate students interested in the areas of biomaterials, bioengineering and chemical engineering. Our research interest includes biomaterials, nano-bio interface, immunoengineering and nanotoxicology. If you are interested in our research and would like to apply for graduate fellowships at DUT, please contact Dr. Bingbing Sun at bingbingsun@dlut.edu.cn. 

Publication List: 

48. Du, Q.; Ge, D.; Vahid, M.; Chen, C.; Li, M.; Xue, C.; Ma, X.; Sun, B*. “Assessment of Neurotoxicity Induced by Different-Sized Stöber Silica: Induction of Pyroptosis in Microglia”. Nanoscale, 2019, Accepted.

47. Ge, D.; Du, Q.; Ran, B.; Liu, X.; Wang, X.; Ma, X.; Cheng, F.; Sun, B*. “The Neurotoxicity Induced By Engineered Nanomaterials” International Journal of Nanomedicine, 2019, 14, 4167-4186.

46. Shi, S.; Zhu, H.; Xia, X.; Liang, Z.; Ma, X.; Sun, B."Vaccine Adjuvants: Understanding the Structure and Mechanism of Adjuvanticity". Vaccine, 2019, 37 (24), 3167-3178.

45. Cheng, F.; Wang, H.; He, W.; Sun, B.; Zhao, J.; Qu, J; Wang, Q.“New Strategy for Functionalization of Silica Materials viaCatalytic Oxa-Michael Reaction of Surface Silanol Groups with Vinyl Sulfones”. ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, 2019, DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.8b05550.

44. Cheng, F.; Li, M.; He, W.; Sun, B.; Qin, J.; Qu, J.“Activation of Resin with Controllable Ligand Density via Catalytic oxa-Michael Addition and Application in Antibody Purification”. Journal of Chromatography A, 2018, 1570 (5), 1-9.

43. Mirshafiee, V*.; Sun, B.*; Chang, C.H.; Jiang, W.; Jiang, J.; Liu, X.; Liao Y.-P.; Wang, X.; Nel, A.E.; Xia, T. “Toxicological Profiling of Metal Oxide Nanoparticles in Liver Context Reveals Pyroptosis in Kupffer Cells and Macrophages versus Apoptosis in Hepatocytes”. ACS Nano, 2018, 12 (4), 3836-3852. *Equal contribution.

42. Li, R.; Guiney, L.; Chang, C.H.; Mansukhani, N.; Ji, Z.; Wang, X.; Liao Y.-P.; Jiang, W.; Sun, B.; Hersam, M.; Nel, A.; Xia, T. “The Surface Oxidation of Graphene Oxide Determines Membrane Damage, Lipid Peroxidation, and Cytotoxicity in Macrophages in a Pulmonary Toxicity Model”. ACS Nano, 2018, 12 (2), 1390-1402.

41. Lu, J.; Liu, X.; Liao Y.-P.; Bergara, F.; Sun, B.; Jiang, W.; Chang, C.H., Jiang, J.; Wang, X.; Wu, A.; Meng, H.; Nel, A.E. “Nano-enabled Pancreas Cancer Immunotherapy using Immunogenic Cell Death and Reversing Immunosuppression”. Nature Communications, 2017, DOI: 10.1038/s41467-017-01651-9.

40. Sun, B.*; Ji, Z.; Liao, Y.-P.; Chang, C.H.; Justine, K.; Wang, X.; Mirshafiee, V.; Xue, C.; Xia, T*. “Enhanced immune adjuvant activity of aluminum oxyhydroxide nanorods through cationic surface functionalization”. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2017, 9 (26), 21697-21705. *Corresponding author. 

39. Mirshafiee, V.; Jiang, W.; Sun, B.; Wang, X.; Xia, T. “Facilitating translational nanomedicine via predictive safety assessment”. Molecular Therapy, 2017, 25 (7), 1522-1530. 

38. Wang, X.*; Sun, B.*; Liu, S.; Xia, T. “Structure activity relationships of engineered nanomaterials in inducing NLRP3 inflammasome activation and chronic lung fibrosis”. NanoImpact, 2017, 6, 99-108. *Equal contribution. 

37. Jiang, W.; Wang, X.; Du, Y.; Chang, C.H.; Liao, Y-P.; Osberne, O.; Sun, B.; Jiang, J.; Ji, Z.; Li, R.; Liu, X.; Lu, J.; Lin, S.; Meng, H.; Xia, T.; Nel, A.E. “Pro-inflammatory and pro-fibrogenic effects of ionic and particulate arsenide and indium-containing semiconductor materials in the murine lung”. ACS Nano, 2017, 11 (2), 1869-1883. 

36. Chen, Y.; Wu, Y.; Sun, B.; Liu, S; Liu, H. “Two-dimensional nanomaterials for cancer nanotheranostics”. Small, 2017, 13 (10), 1603446. 

35. Sun, B.; Wang, X.; Liao, Y.-P.; Ji, Z.;  Chang, C.H.; Pokhrel, S.; Justine, K.; Liu, X.; Wang, M.; Dunphy, D.; Li, R.; Meng, H.; Mädler, L.; Brinker, C.J.; Nel, A.E.; Xia, T. “Repetitive dosing of fumed silica leads to profibrogenic effects through unique structure-activity relationships and biopersistence in the lung”. ACS Nano, 2016, 10 (8), 8054-8066. 

34. Sun, B.*; Xia, T. “Nanomaterial-based vaccine adjuvants”. Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 2016, 4, 5496-5509. *Corresponding author. 

33. Ji, E.H.*; Sun, B.*; Zhao, T.; Shu, S.; Chang, C.H.; Messadi, D.; Xia, T.; Zhu, Y.; Hu, S. “Characterization of electronic cigarette aerosol and its induction of oxidative stress response in oral keratinocytes”. PLOS ONE, 2016, 11(5): e0154447. *Equal contribution. Highlighted by UCLA Newroom, Mynewsla, abc7, MedlinePlus (NIH), Medicalnewstoday, Medicalxpress, etc. 

32. Wang, X.; Mansukhani, N.; Guiney, L.; Lee, J.-H.; Li, R.; Sun, B.; Liao, Y.-P.; Chang, C.H.; Ji, Z.; Xia, T.; Hersam, M.C.; Nel, A.E. “Toxicological profiling of highly-purified metallic and semiconducting single-walled carbon nanotubes in the rodent lung and E. coli”. ACS Nano, 2016, 10 (6), 6008–6019. 

31. Liu, J.; Sun, B.; Yin, H.; Liu, S. “Hepcidin: a promising therapeutic target for iron disorders”. Medicine, 2016, 95(14), e3150. 

30. Sun, B.; Taing, A.; Liu, H.; Nie, G.; Wang, J.; Fang, Y.; Liu, L.; Xue Y., Liao, Y.-P.; Ku, J.; Xia, T.; Liu, Y. “Nerve growth factor-conjugated mesoporous silica nanoparticles promote neuron-like PC12 cell proliferation and neurite growth”. Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 2016, 16 (3), 2390-2393. 

29. Sun, B.; Shen, H. “Controlling surface-induced nanocomposites by lipoplexes for enhanced gene transfer”. Journal of Nanomaterials, 2015, 784836. 

28. Jiang, W.; Lin, S.; Chang, C.H.; Ji, Z.; Sun, B.; Wang, X.; Li, R.; Pon, N.; Xia, T.; Nel, A.E. “Implications of the differential toxicological effects of III-V ionic and particulate materials for hazard assessment of semiconductor slurries”. ACS Nano, 2015, 9 (12), 12011-12025. 

27. Sun, B.; Pokhrel, S.; Dunphy, D.; Zhang, H.; Ji, Z.; Wang, X.; Wang, M.; Liao, Y.-P.; Chang, C.H.; Dong, J.; Li, R.; Mädler, L.; Brinker, C.J.; Nel, A.E.; Xia, T. “Reduction of acute inflammatory effects of fumed silica nanoparticles in the lung by adjusting silanol display through calcination and metal doping”. ACS Nano, 2015, 9 (9), 9357-9372. Highlighted by ACS Nanotation. 

26. Wang, X.; Mansukhani, N.; Guiney, L.; Ji, Z.; Chang, C.H.; Wang, M.; Liao, Y.-P.; Song, T.-B., Sun, B.; Li, R.; Xia, T.; Hersam, M.C.; Nel, A.E. “Differences in the toxicological potential of two-dimensional versus aggregated molybdenum disulfide in the lung”. Small, 2015, 11 (38), 5079-5087. 

25. Sun, B.; Shen, H. “Correlation of the composition of biominerals with their ability of stimulating intracellular DNA sensors and inflammatory cytokines”. Biomaterials, 2015, 54, 106-115. Highlighted by Nanowerk. 

24. Li, R.; Ji, Z.; Dong, J.; Chang, C.H.; Wang, X.; Sun, B.; Wang, M.; Liao, Y.-P.; Zink, J.; Nel, A.E.; Xia, T. “Enhancing the imaging and biosafety of upconversion nanoparticles through phosphonate coating”. ACS Nano, 2015, 9 (3), 3293–3306. 

23. Tang, Q.; Lei, X.; Cao, B.; Sun, B.; Zhang, Y.; Cheng, G. “A naturally derived dextran-peptide vector for microRNA antagomir delivery”. RSC Advances, 2015, 5, 28019-28022. 

22. Wang, X.; Duch, M.; Mansukhani, N.; Ji, Z; Liao, Y.-P.; Wang, M.; Zhang, H.; Sun, B.; Chang, C.H.; Li, R; Lin, S.; Meng, H.; Xia, T.; Hersam, M.C.; Nel, A.E. “Use of a predictive toxicological approach that utilizes the pro-fibrogenic effects of carbon nanotubes and graphene for tiered decision analysis of testing requirements for carbon-based nanomaterials”. ACS Nano, 2015, 9 (3), 3032–3043. 

21. Sun, B.; Wang, X.; Ji, Z.; Wang, M.; Liao, Y.-P.; Chang, C.H.; Li, R.; Zhang, H.; Nel, A.E.; Xia, T. “NADPH oxidase dependent NLRP3 inflammasome activation plays an important role in lung fibrosis by multi-walled carbon nanotubes”. Small, 2015, 11 (17), 2087-2097. Highlighted by MaterialsViewsChina. 

20. Li, R.; Ji, Z.; Qin, H.; Kang, X.; Sun, B.; Wang, M.; Chang, C.H.; Wang, X.; Zhang, H.; Zou, H.; Nel, A.E.; Xia, T. “Interference in autophagosome fusion by rare earth nanoparticles disrupts autophagic flux and regulation of an interleukin-1β producing inflammasome”. ACS Nano, 2014, 8 (10), 10280-10292. 

19. Tang, Q.; Cao, B.; Lei, X.; Sun, B.; Zhang, Y.; Cheng, G. “Dextran-peptide hybrid for efficient gene delivery”. Langmuir, 2014, 30 (18), 5202-5208. 

18. Zhang, H.; Pokhrel, S.; Ji, Z.; Meng, H.; Wang, X.; Lin, S.; Chang, C.H.; Li, L.; Li, R.; Sun, B.; Wang, M.; Liao, Y.-P.; Liu, R.; Xia, T.; Mädler, L.; Nel, A.E. “PdO doping tunes band-gap energy levels as well as oxidative stress responses to a Co3O4 p-type semiconductor in cells and the lung”. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2014, 136 (17), 6406-6420. 

17. Li, R.; Ji, Z.; Chang, C.H.; Dunphy, D.; Cai, X.; Meng, H.; Zhang, H.; Sun, B.; Wang, X.; Dong, J.; Lin, S.; Wang, M.; Liao, Y.-P.; Brinker, C.J.; Nel, A.E.; Xia, T. “Surface interactions with compartmentalized cellular phosphates explains rare earth oxide nanoparticle hazard and provides opportunities for safer design”. ACS Nano, 2014, 8 (2), 1771-1783. 

16. Cao, B.; Li, L.; Wu, H.; Tang, Q.; Sun, B.; Dong, H.; Zhe, J.; Cheng, G. “Zwitteration of dextran: a facile route to integrate antifouling, switchability and optical transparency into natural polymers”. Chemical Communications, 2014, 50, 3234-3237. 

15. Wang, X.; Ji, Z.; Chang, C.H.; Zhang, H.; Lin, S.; Meng, H.; Wang, M.; Liao, Y.-P.; Li, R.; Sun, B.; Van Winkle, L.S.; Pinkerton, K.; Zink, J.; Xia, T.; Nel, A.E. “Use of coated silver nanoparticles to understand the relationship of particle dissolution and bioavailability to cell and lung toxicological potential”. Small, 2014, 10 (2), 385-398. 14. Sun, B.; Ji, Z.; Liao, Y.-P.; Wang, M.; Wang, X.; Dong, J.; Chang, C.H.; Li, R.; Nel, A.E.; Xia, T. “Engineering an effective immune adjuvant by designed control of shape and crystallinity of aluminum oxyhydroxide nanoparticles”. ACS Nano, 2013, 7 (12), 10834-10849. Highlighted as Key Scientific Article by Global Medical Discovery. 

13. Sun, B.; Wang, X.; Li, R.; Ji, Z.; Xia, T. “NLRP3 inflammasome activation induced by engineered nanomaterials”. Small, 2013, 9 (9-10), 1595-1607. 

12. Sun, B.; Li, R.; Wang, X.; Xia, T. “Predictive toxicological paradigm and high throughput approach for toxicity screening of engineered nanomaterials”. International Journal of Biomedical Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 2013, 3 (1-2), 4-18. 

11. Qu G.; Liu, S.; Zhang, S.; Wang, L.; Wang, X.; Sun, B.; Yin, N.; Gao, X.; Xia, T.; Chen, J.; Jiang, G. “Graphene oxide induces Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4)-dependent necrosis in macrophages”. ACS Nano, 2013, 7 (7), 5732 - 5745. 

10. Li, R.; Wang, X.; Ji, Z.; Sun, B.; Zhang, H.; Chang, C.H.; Lin, S.; Meng, H.; Liao, Y.-P.; Wang, M.; Li, Z.; Hwang, A.A.; Song, T.-B.; Xu, R.; Yang, Y.; Zink, J.; Nel, A.E.; Xia, T. “Surface charge and cellular processing of covalently functionalized multiwall carbon nanotubes determine pulmonary toxicity”. ACS Nano, 2013, 7 (3), 2352-2368. 

9. Zhang, H.; Dunphy, D.; Jiang, X.; Meng, H.; Sun, B.; Tarn, D.; Xue, M.; Wang, X.; Lin, S.; Ji, Z.; Li, R.; Garcia, F.; Yang, J.; Kirk, M.; Xia, T.; Zink, J.; Nel, A.E.; Brinker, C.J. “Processing pathway dependence of amorphous silica nanoparticle toxicity - colloidal versus pyrolytic”. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2012, 134 (38), 15790-15804. 

8. Ji, Z.; Wang, X.; Zhang H.; Lin, S.; Meng, H.; Sun, B.; George, S.; Xia, T.; Nel, A.E.; Zink, J. “Designed synthesis of CeO2 nanorods and nanowires for studying toxicological effects of high aspect ratio materials”. ACS Nano, 2012, 6 (6), 5366-5380. 

7. Wang, X.; Xia, T.; Duch, M.; Ji, Z.; Zhang, H.; Li, R.; Sun, B.; Lin, S.; Meng, H.; Liao, Y.-P.; Wang, M.; Song, Z.-B.; Yang, Y.; Hersam, M.C.; Nel, A.E. “Pluronic F108 coating decreases the lung fibrosis potential of multiwall carbon nanotubes by reducing lysosomal injury”. Nano Letters, 2012, 12 (6), 3050-3061. 

6. Sun, B.; Yi, M.; Yacoob, C.; Nguyen, H.; Shen, H. “Effect of surface chemistry on gene transfer efficiency mediated by surface-induced DNA-doped nanocomposites”. Acta Biomaterialia, 2012, 8 (3), 1109-1116. 

5. Nguyen, H.; Tran, K.K.; Sun, B.; Shen, H. “Activation of inflammasomes by tumor cell death mediated by gold nanoshells”. Biomaterials, 2012, 33 (7), 2197-2205. 

4. Chen, H.; Sun, B.; Tran, K.K.; Shen, H. “Effects of particle size on toll-like receptor 9-mediated cytokine profiles”. Biomaterials, 2011, 32 (6), 1731-1737. 

3. Sun, B.; Tran, K.K.; Shen, H. “Enabling customization of non-viral gene delivery systems for individual cell types by surface-induced mineralization”. Biomaterials, 2009, 30 (31), 6386-6393. 

2. Chen, H.-H.; Sun, B.; Tran, K.K.; Shen, H.; Gao, D. “A microfluidic manipulator for enrichment and alignment of moving cells and particles”. Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, 2009, 131 (7), 074505. 

1. Ma, X.; Sun, B.; Liu, T.; Cui, Z. “Study of microscopic experiment for freezing/vitrifying characteristics of CPA solution and cell suspension”. Journal of Dalian University of Technology, 2005, 45 (4), 517-521.

Education Background

  • 2005.9 -- 2011.8

    University of Washington       Chemical Engineering       Ph.D.

  • 2002.9 -- 2005.7

    Dalian University of Technology       Chemical Engineering       M.S.

  • 1998.9 -- 2002.7

    Dalian University of Technology       Chemical Engineering       B.S.

Work Experience

  • 2016.12 -- Now

    Dalian University of Technology      Department of Chemical Engineering      教授      Professor

  • 2011.11 -- 2016.10

    University of California, Los Angeles      Department of Medicine, UC CEIN      博士后

Social Affiliations

  • 2017.8 -- 2022.8


Research Focus

  • Biomaterials
  • Nano-bio interface
  • Immunoengineering
  • Vaccine adjuvant
  • Nanosafety