Zhaoru Sun


Temple University
Department of Physics
SERC 721
1925 N. 12th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122




Zhaoru Sun received her Ph.D in Condensed Matter Physics from Peking University, P. R. China in 2014.  She is currently a postdoc with Xifan Wu at Temple University.

Research Interests

  • Density-functional theory
  • Molecular dynamics
  • Water, ice and aqueous system
  • X-ray adsorption spectra

Honors & Awards

  • 2013 Leo KoGuan Scholarship of Peking University
  • 2012 Ministry of Education academic award for doctoral rising star

5 most relevant publications

  • Meng Cheng, Duoming Wang, Zhaoru Sun, Limei Xu, Enge Wang and Gaungyu Zhang. A Route towards digital Manipulation of Water Nanodroplets on Surface, ACS Nano. 8, 3955 (2014)
  • Zhaoru Sun, Gang Sun, Yixuan Chen & Limei Xu. Liquid-liquid phase transition in water, SCIENCE CHINA Physics, Mechanics & Astronomy. 5, 810 (2014)
  • Zhaoru Sun, Ding Pan, Limei Xu & Enge Wang. Role of proton ordering in adsorption preference of polar molecule on ice surface, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA. 109, 13177 (2012)