Dr. Wenfang Sun Joins Department as Robert Ramsay Chair

Dr. Wenfang SunWe are pleased to welcome Dr. Wenfang Sun to the department as the Robert Ramsay Chair in Chemistry. Dr. Sun comes to UA from North Dakota State University where she was most recently the Walter F. and Verna Gehrts Presidential Professor of Chemistry. She received her B.S. degree in 1990 from Wuhan University, China; and her Ph.D. degree in Organic Chemistry from the Institute of Photographic Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1995. After serving as an assistant and then associate professor at the Institute of Photographic Chemistry, she accepted a post-doctoral position in the Department of Physics at the University of Alabama-Birmingham.  She began her independent career at NDSU in 2001 as an assistant professor. Dr. Sun’s research program focuses on the organic/organometallic nonlinear optical materials, organic/organometallic light emitting materials, photosensitizers for photodynamic therapy, and optical sensing materials.  She has published over 140 peer-reviewed publications and secured over $10 million in funding during her career.