Xiuzhi Susan Sun

B.S. Agr Engineering, Northeast Agricultural University, China, 1982 M.S. Agr Engineering, Northeast AGricultural University, China, 1986 Ph.D. Agr. & Bio. Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL, 1993

Xiuzhi Susan Sun

Xiuzhi Susan Sun is Distinguished Professor in the Department of Grain Science and Industry at Kansas State University and is Director of the Bio-Materials & Technology Laboratory and the Center For Biobased Polymers By Design (CBPD). She received her Ph.D. in Biological & Agriculture Engineering (1993) from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and did her postdoctoral training at Texas A&M University. She specializes in biological materials science and engineering, focusing on utilization of renewable plant materials for industrial products, especially for bio-based adhesive, resins, composites, and structured protein polymers. Her research interests also include thermal and rheological behavior, and structure and functional properties of plant-related polymeric materials and ingredients. She is the author of 100+ peer-reviewed journal articles and patents and is the Associate Editor of the Journal of Cereal Chemistry. Dr. Sun regularly participates in national strategic research planning workshops and program review panels in bio-based materials and bioenergy for the USDA, DOE, EPA, and NSF.

Affiliations and Expertise

Distinguished Professor, Grain Science and Industry, Kansas State University