Yao Sun

Teaching Assistant Professor

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
College of Engineering

Chemical Biological & Bioengineerin

McNair 345
OtherElectrical Engineering and Automation / Northeast Institute of Electric Power Engineering
M.S.Acoustics / Tsinghua University
Ph.D.Biomedical Engineering / University of Florida


Dr. Sun received the PhD degree in BME from the University of Florida and MS degree in physics from Tsinghua University. His teaching interest includes biomedical instrumentation, biomedical imaging, numerical methods for engineering, etc. His research has been focused on biomedical imaging (photoacoustic imaging, ultrasound imaging, MRI, etc.) and ultrasound mediated drug delivery. He has published more than 30 manuscripts and received 300+ citation from his fellows

Research Interests

• Photoacoustic Imaging (instrumentation and algorithms)
• Ultrasound, Optical Imaging, Multimodality Imaging
• Image (MR, ultrasound, photoacoustic) guided HIFU controlled drug delivery
• Ultrasound-photoacoustic guided photodynamic / photothermal therapy

Recent Publications

  • Yao Sun, Zhen Yuan, Huaibei Jiang (2018). (Enhancing Mesh-based Photoacoustic Tomography with Parallel Computing on Multiprocessor Scheme). (3) 24, pp. 764-773. COMMUNICATIONS IN COMPUTATIONAL PHYSICS.
  • Xubin Suo, Brittany Eldridge, Han Zhang, Chengqiong Mao, Yuanzeng Min, Yao Sun, Ravi Singh, Xin Ming (2018). (P-Glycoprotein-Targeted Photothermal Therapy of Drug-Resistant Cancer Cells Using Antibody-Conjugated Carbon Nanotubes). (39) 10, pp. 33464-33473. ACS APPLIED MATERIALS & INTERFACES.