— Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto
— Fellow of ASME, IEEE, AAAS, CAE
— Canada Research Chair in Micro and Nano Engineering Systems
Micro-nano devices and robotic systems
Yu Sun is a Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, with joint appointments in the Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Toronto. For his work on micro-nano devices and robotic systems, he was elected Fellow of ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers), IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers), AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science), and CAE (Canadian Academy of Engineering). He obtained his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the University of Minnesota in 2003 and did his postdoctoral research at ETH-Zürich. He is presently a McLean Senior Faculty Fellow at the University of Toronto and the Canada Research Chair in Micro and Nano Engineering Systems. In 2012-2013, he directed the University of Toronto Nanofabrication Center. Sun has served and serves on the editorial boards of several IEEE Transactions, J. Micromechanics Microengineering, Scientific Reports, and Microsystems & Nanoengineering. Among the awards he received were the McLean Award, the First Prize in Technical Achievement of ASRM (American Society for Reproductive Medicine), seven Best Paper Awards, five times UofT Connaught Innovation Award, and an NSERC E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellowship.