Dr Yong Sun

Job: Reader in Engineering Materials

Faculty: Technology

School/department: School of Engineering and Sustainable Development

Research group(s): Emerging Technologies Research Centre (EMTERC)

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH, United Kingdom

T: +44 (0)116 257 7072

E: ysun01@dmu.ac.uk

W: www.dmu.ac.uk/emsd


Research group affiliations

Emerging Technologies Research Centre (EMTERC)

Publications and outputs 

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Research interests/expertise

Surface Engineering & Coating Technologies for Tribological, Corrosion Resistance and Biomedical Applications

Characterisation of Surface Engineered Systems.

Plasma Nitriding of Ferrous and Non-ferrous Alloys

Duplex Treatments

Magnetron Sputter Deposition of Oxide, Boride and Nitride Coatings

Surface Engineering of Stainless Steels

Surface Nanocrystalline Materials

Finite Element Analysis

Tribology and Corrosion of Coatings

Surface Engineering of Wear Components for Food Processing

Areas of teaching

Materials Science

Engineering Science

Failure Analysis

Materials and Sustainability

Green Design

Design for manufacturing

Solid Mechanics 


BSc, Ph.D

Courses taught

Mechanical Engineering BEng

Mechanical Engineering MSc

Green Energy Technologies BEng

Membership of professional associations and societies

Member of ASM International and Affiliated Heat Treatment Society

Conference attendance

The 8th International Conference on Plasma Surface Engineering AEPSE 2011: Invited Speaker and Session Chair, , Dalian, China, September 2011

Consultancy work

Area of expertise:

Surface treatments

Failure analysis

Materials selection

Previous consultations:

Generation 2 potato slicing blades: wear and failure analysis, Industrial consultant project for PepsiCo Inc., 2007

Surface treatments for potato slicing blades for improved lifespan, Industrial consultant project for PepsiCo Inc., 2008

Current research students

Mr. Richard Bailey: PhD student, First supervisor

Mr. Khalid Alrbaey: PhD student, Second supervisor

Internally funded research project information

DMU Research Capital Infrastructure Funding (RCIF): to develop the Materials Laboratory for teaching and surface engineering research, 2009

DMU Fee-only PhD scholarship Award: 2011

Published patents

Bell, Thomas and Sun, Yong: Process for the treatment of austenitic stainless steel articles

UK Patent ZSR455/Q036333PGB, 1997

United States Patent 6238490, May 29, 2001.

Professional esteem indicators

175 publications

Citation: total citations by others so far: more than 2000 times

Editorial board: Member of Editorial Board, (Journal) ISRN Materials Science, since January 2011

Service as reviewer for the following international journals:

  • Surface and Coatings Technology 
  • Surface Engineering 
  • Corrosion Science 
  • Journal of Materials Science 
  • Materials & Design 
  • Vacuum 
  • Materials Chemistry and Physics 
  • Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids 
  • Proceedings of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers 
  • Tribology International 
  • Tribology Letters 
  • Applied Surface Science 
  • Iranian Journal of Engineering 
  • Thin Solid Films

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