Liyong (Leo) Sun, Ph.D.

Liyong (Leo) Sun, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Technology
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222 Burke
PENN STATE BEHREND
242 BURKE CENTER
ERIE PA 16563
    Biography

    Dr. Liyong Sun is an associate professor of engineering at Penn State Behrend. He received his B.S. in Thermal Engineering from Tsinghua University, China, M.S. in Cryogenic and Refrigeration Engineering from Chinese Academy of Sciences, China, and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Minnesota.

    Dr. Sun joined the Penn State Behrend faculty in August 2013. His industry experience includes Stirling engine regenerator design and fabrication, heat pipe solar receiver design and fabrication, and water purification element fabrication and testing. He taught in the mechanical engineering department at the Middle East Technical University, Northern Cyprus Campus, for a year and served as a teaching assistant at the University of Minnesota for four semesters. Dr. Sun is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

    Research Interests

    Dr. Sun’s primary research interests lie in simulation and modeling of thermal fluid science, including molecular dynamics and computational fluid dynamics (CFD).

    Publications

    Educational Experiences of a Mechanical Engineering Technology Program Faculty During COVID-19 - July 27, 2021
    Collaborators: Steven Nozaki; David Clippinger; Nancy Study

    Direct Numerical Simulations of Three Dimensional Secondary Streaming of Oscillating Flows through a Cylindrical Pellet - May 27, 2021
    Collaborator: Yan Su, Co-Author

    Enhancing Students Learning in Thermal-fluid Sciences Courses Through Daily Life Examples - May 27, 2021

    Effects Of Operating Conditions On The Heat Management Of A Microscale Fuel Cell - July 10, 2019
    Collaborators: Adam Hollinger, Co-Author; Jun Zhou, Co-Author

    Ratcheting Strain and Microstructure Evolution of AZ31B Magnesium Alloy under a Tensile-Tensile Cyclic Loading, Materials - March 28, 2018
    Collaborators: Zhifeng Yan, Co-Author; Denghui Wang, Co-Author; Wenxian Wang, Co-Author; Jun Zhou, Co-Author; Xiuli He, Co-Author; Peng Dong, Co-Author; Hongxia Zhang, Co-Author

    Uncertainty Analysis of Thermal Conductivity Measurement by a Homemade Apparatus - March 24, 2018
    Collaborators: Robert Edwards, Co-Author; Adam Hollinger, Co-Author; Meredith Sander, Co-Author

    Deformation Behaviors and Cyclic Strength Assessment of AZ31B Magnesium Alloy Based on Steady Ratcheting Effect, Materials Science and Engineering: A - March 22, 2018
    Collaborators: Zhifeng Yan, Co-Author; Denghui Wang, Co-Author; Xiuli He, Co-Author; Wenxian Wang, Co-Author; Hongxia Zhang, Co-Author; Peng Dong, Co-Author; Chenhao Li, Co-Author; Yuli Li, Co-Author; Jun Zhou, Co-Author; Zhuang Liu, Co-Author

    A Comparative Study of Permeable and Semipermeable Membranes Constructed Multiple Layer Water Filters by Non-Dimensional Lattice Boltzmann Simulations, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer - November 23, 2017
    Collaborator: Yan Su, Co-Author

    Modeling of Heat Removal in a Single-channel Microscale Fuel Cell - June 26, 2017
    Collaborator: Adam Hollinger, Co-Author

    A Simple Experiment to Enhance Student Learning in the Area of Fins - March 03, 2017
    Collaborator: Robert Edwards, Co-Author

    A Simple Experiment to Enhance Student Learning of Pressure in a Fluid Power Course, Transactions on Techniques In STEM Education - December, 2016
    Collaborator: Robert Edwards, Co-Author

    A Student Research Project To Compare the Theoretical Pressure Drops Across Heat Sinks to Actual Measured Pressure Drops, Transactions on Techniques In STEM Education - December, 2016
    Collaborators: Robert Edwards, Co-Author; Nathan Myers

    Intrinsic Instability of Thin Liquid Films on Nanostructured Surfaces, Applied Physics Letters - September 12, 2016
    Collaborators: Han Hu, Primary Author; Arif Rokoni, Co-Author; Ying Sun, Co-Author

    Effect of Nanostructures and Wettability on the Instability of Thin Water Films on a Solid Surface: A Molecular Dynamics Study - July 12, 2016
    Collaborators: Jun Zhou, Co-Author; Philip Jones, Co-Author

    Lattice Boltzmann Simulation of Flow in a Multiple Layer Water Filter - July 12, 2016
    Collaborator: Yan Su, Co-Author

    Developing In-Class Experiments for Fluid and Thermal Science Courses for Technology Students - June 26, 2016
    Collaborator: Robert Edwards, Co-Author

    A Simple Experiment to Enhancing Student Learning of Pressure in Fluid Power Course - April 09, 2016
    Collaborator: Robert Edwards, Co-Author

    Modeling of Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow in Fusion Welding - August 12, 2015
    Collaborators: Jun Zhou, Co-Author; Amir Khalilollahi, Co-Author

    A Molecular Dynamics Study for the Stability of Thin Water Films on Nanostructured Surfaces - July 08, 2015
    Collaborator: Jun Zhou, Co-Author

    A Student Research Project To Compare the Theoretical Pressure Drops Across Heat Sinks to Actual Measured Pressure Drops - April 17, 2015
    Collaborator: Robert Edwards, Co-Author

    Enhancing Student Learning in Thermal-fluid Sciences Courses Through Software - April 17, 2015
    Collaborator: Robert Edwards, Co-Author

    Thermo-Fluid Experiments Supporting Microfabricated Regenerator Development for a Stirling Space Power Engine, 7th International Energy Conversion Engineering Conference, Denver, CO - 2009
    Collaborators: Terrence Simon, Co-Author; Susan Mantell, Co-Author; M Ibrahim, Co-Author; David Gedeon, Co-Author; R Tew, Co-Author

    Jet Penetration into a Scaled Microfabricated Stirling Cycle Regenerator, 6th International Energy Conversion Engineering Conference, Cleveland, OH - 2008
    Collaborators: Terrence Simon, Co-Author; Susan Mantell, Co-Author; M Ibrahim, Co-Author; David Gedeon, Co-Author; R Tew, Co-Author

    A Microfabricated Involute-Foil Regenerator for Stirling Engines, 5th International Energy Conversion Engineering Conference, St. Louis, MS - 2007
    Collaborators: R Tew, Co-Author; M Ibrahim, Co-Author; T Simon, Co-Author; S Mantell, Co-Author; D Gedeon, Co-Author; K Kelly, Co-Author; J McLean, Co-Author; G Wood, Co-Author; S Qiu, Co-Author

    A Microfabricated Segmented-Involute-Foil Regenerator for Enhancing Reliability and Performance of Stirling Engines - 2007
    Collaborators: M Ibrahim, Co-Author; D Danila, Co-Author; T Simon, Co-Author; S Mantell, Co-Author; S Qiu, Co-Author; G Wood, Co-Author; K Kelly, Co-Author; J McLean, Co-Author

    Assessing the Performance of a Microfabricated Regenerator for Stirling Space-power Convertor, 3rd International Energy Conversion Engineering Conference, San Francisco, CA - 2005
    Collaborators: M Ibrahim, Co-Author; J Keister, Co-Author; T Simon, Co-Author; S Mantell, Co-Author; D Gedeon, Co-Author; D Guidry, Co-Author; S Qiu; G Wood

    A Survey of Microfabrication Techniques for Use in Stirling Engine Regenerators, 2nd International Energy Conversion Engineering Conference, Providence, RI - 2004
    Collaborators: Susan Mantell, Co-Author; David Gedeon, Co-Author; Terrence Simon, Co-Author

    Experimental Study of a Traveling-wave Thermoacoustic Refrigerator and Mixture of Helium and Nitrogen, Vacuum and Cryogenics - 2001
    Collaborators: Jingtao Liang; Kun Yuan; Yuan Zhou

    Experimental Study of the Traveling-Wave Thermoacoustic Prime Engine, Cryogenics (China) - 2001
    Collaborators: Ercang Luo; Jingtao Liang; Yuan Zhou

    Education

    Ph D, Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota

    MS, Cryogenic and Refrigeration Engineering , Chinese Academy of Sciences

    BS, Thermal Engineering, Tsinghua University