Dr Qiang Sun

  • Room: Level: 02 Room: 205
  • Building: Chemical Engineering #1
  • Campus: Parkville

Research interests

  • Acoustic wave scattering
  • Bioengineering
  • Electrostatics and Electrodynamics
  • Fluid mechanics
  • Interface interactions
  • Robust boundary integral methods (boundary element methods)


Dr. Qiang Sun commenced DECRA within the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Melbourne in August 2015. His research interests focus on using numerical methods, especially the robust boundary integral method, to solve problems in engineering, chemistry and biology. His profound knowledge of boundary integral method (boundary element method) is applied to a broad area of applications, ranging from wave phenomena in acoustics, electromagnetic scattering including antenna design, electrostatic interactions between charge moieties in proteins & DNA, drug-substrate interactions and bubble, drop & particle dynamics as well as free surface movements. Qiang graduated in naval architecture & marine engineering with a Bachelor degree from Jiangsu University of Science & Technology in 2002 and with a Masters degree from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2005. Supported by the Overseas Research Students Awards Scheme and the K. C. Wong research fellowship, he moved to University College London (UCL) to do PhD in CFD in mechanical engineering and bio-engineering. He then worked at the National University of Singapore (NUS) as a research associate, fellow & scientist from 2010 to 2015. Qiang's full publications can be found at https://scholar.google.com.au/citations?user=FFmrFVQAAAAJ&hl=en

Recent publications

  1. Klaseboer E, Sun Q, Chan D. Nonsingular Field-Only Surface Integral Equations for Electromagnetic Scattering. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ANTENNAS AND PROPAGATION. IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. 2017, Vol. 65, Issue 2.
  2. Sun Q, Klaseboer E, Chan D. Robust multiscale field-only formulation of electromagnetic scattering. PHYSICAL REVIEW B. American Physical Society. 2017, Vol. 95, Issue 4.
  3. Sun Q, Klaseboer E, Chan D. A robust and accurate formulation of molecular and colloidal electrostatics. JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS. American Institute of Physics. 2016, Vol. 145, Issue 5.
  4. Zhao Q, Xu H, Tao L, Raees A, Sun Q. Three-dimensional free bio-convection of nanofluid near stagnation point on general curved isothermal surface. APPLIED MATHEMATICS AND MECHANICS-ENGLISH EDITION. 2016, Vol. 37, Issue 4.
  5. Sun Q, Klaseboer E, Khoo BC, Chan D. Boundary regularized integral equation formulation of Stokes flow. PHYSICS OF FLUIDS. American Institute of Physics. 2015, Vol. 27, Issue 2.
  6. Sun Q, Klaseboer E, Khoo B-C, Chan D. Boundary regularized integral equation formulation of the Helmholtz equation in acoustics. ROYAL SOCIETY OPEN SCIENCE. The Royal Society of London. 2015, Vol. 2, Issue 1.
  7. Raees A, Xu H, Sun Q, Pop I. Mixed convection in gravity-driven nano-liquid film containing both nanoparticles and gyrotactic microorganisms. Applied Mathematics and Mechanics (English Edition). 2015, Vol. 36, Issue 2.
  8. Sun Q, Klaseboer E, Khoo BC, Chan D. A robust and non-singular formulation of the boundary integral method for the potential problem. Engineering Analysis with Boundary Elements. Pergamon-Elsevier Science. 2014, Vol. 43.
  9. Sun Q, Pop I. Free convection in a tilted triangle porous cavity filled with Cu-water nanofluid with flush mounted heater on the wall. International Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat and Fluid Flow. 2014, Vol. 24, Issue 1.
  10. Sun Q, Wu GX. Coupled finite difference and boundary element methods for fluid flow through a vessel with multibranches in tumours. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering. John Wiley & Sons. 2013, Vol. 29, Issue 3.
  11. Sun Q, Klaseboer E, Khoo BC, Chan D. Stokesian dynamics of pill-shaped Janus particles with stick and slip boundary conditions. Physical Review E. American Physical Society. 2013, Vol. 87, Issue 4.
  12. Klaseboer E, Sun Q, Chan D. Non-singular boundary integral methods for fluid mechanics applications. Journal of Fluid Mechanics. Cambridge University Press. 2012, Vol. 696.
  13. Sun Q, Pop I. Free convection in a triangle cavity filled with a porous medium saturated with nanofluids with flush mounted heater on the wall. International Journal of Thermal Sciences. Editions Scientifiques Medicales Elsevier. 2011, Vol. 50, Issue 11.
  14. Sun Q. Solving the Klein–Gordon equation by means of the homotopy analysis method. Applied Mathematics and Computation. Elsevier Science. 2005, Vol. 169, Issue 1.