Service and Leadership:

1.   Editor - Sustainable Materials & Technology, Elsevier.

2.   Associate Editor - Surface Innovation, ICE Publishing 

3.   Principal Editor -  Journal of Materials Research, MRS

4.   Editorial Board Member – Chemistry, Scientific Reports, Nature Publishing Group

5.   Editorial Board Member – Journal of Materials Science and Technology, Elsevier

6.   Vice-Chair – Energy Committee, TMS USA, 2016-2018 

7.    Member – Best Paper Selection Committee, LMD/EPD, TMS USA, 2015-2016

8.   Member – The EPD Awards Committee, EPD, TMS USA, 2016-2017

9.   Chair - 2018 International Symposium on Advanced Materials and Sustainable Technologies (AM&ST18), Brisbane, Australia, 22-25 July 2018.

10. Lead organizer: Symposium of Responsive Materials for Sustainable Energy, Materials Science and Technology 2017 (MS&T2017), Pittsburgh, PA USA, Oct. 9-12 2017.

11.   Lead organizer: Symposium of the Energy Technology and Carbon Dioxide, TMS2018, Phoenix, AZ, March 11-15, 2018, USA

12.   Member of Organizing Committee: 13th International Conference on Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology, Osaka, Japan, 26-28 Oct. 2017

13:   Member of Scientific Committee: Symposium of Ceramics for Energy and Environment, 7th International Congress on Ceramics (ICC7), June 17-21 2018, Foz do Iguacu, Brazil. 

14:   Co-organizer: Materials for Li-ion and Na-ion batteries, the 5th International Conference on Electronic Materials and Nanotechnology for Green Environment, Nov 11-14 2018, Jeju Korea.

15.   Co-organizer: Symposium on Graphene and 2D Materials, 12th International Conference on Ceramic Materials and Components for Energy and Environmental Applications (CMCEE-12), Sigapore, 22-27 Jul. 2018

16.   Co-organizer: Symposium of the Energy Technology and Carbon Dioxide, TMS2017, USA.

17.    Co-organizer:  3rd Pacific Rim Engineering Ceramics Summit, Daytona Beach, USA, 2017.

18.   Co-organizer: Symposium of Carbon Nanostructures and 2D Materials and Composites, Daytona Beach USA, 2017.

19.   Co-organizer:  5th Global Young Investigator Forum, 40th International Conference and Exposition on Advanced Ceramics and Composites (ICACC2016), Daytona Beach, Florida, USA

20.    Co-organizer:  Symposium of Responsive Materials for Sustainable Energy, Materials Science and Technology 2016 (MS&T2016), Salt Lack City, UT USA, Oct. 23-27 2016.

21.   Co-organizer: Symposium 4: The World Wide Increasing Demand in Energy, The 9th International Meeting of Pacific Rim Ceramic Societies (PACRIM9), Cairns, Australia, July 10-14, 2011.

22.   Session Chair: 30th National Conference of the Chinese Chemistry Society (CCS2016), Dalian, Liaoning, China, 30 June – 5 July, 2016.

23.   Session Chair: Symposium of the Energy Technology and Carbon Dioxide, TMS2016, Nashville TN, USA, 13-18 Feb 2016.

24.  Session Chair39th International Conference and Exposition on Advanced Ceramics and Composites (ICACC2015), Daytona Beach, Florida, USA, January 25-30, 2015

25.     Member: The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS), USA

26.     Member: The American Ceramics Society, USA

27.    Member: Materials Research Society

28.    e-Member: Royal Society of Chemistry, UK

 

Invited Conference Talks:

36.    Z. Q. Sun, “2D metal oxide nanomaterials for sustainable energy applications”, 5th International Conference on Electronic Materials and Nanotechnology for Green Environment (ENGE2018), Nov 11-14 2018, Jeju, Korea. (Invited speaker -  scheduled)

35.    Z. Q. Sun, “Inorganic Bio-inspired Nanomaterials: Synthesis, Properties and Applications", 4th International Conference on Bioinspired and Biobased Chemistry & Materials (N.I.C.E. 2018), Nice, France, 14-17 Aug 2018. (Keynote speaker - Scheduled)

34.    Z. Q. Sun, “Emerging 2D metal oxide nanosheets with atomic level thickness for sustainable applications”, 7th International Cogress on Ceramics (ICC-7), Foz do Iguacu, Brazil, 17-21 Jun, 2018. (Invited speaker -  scheduled)

33.    Z. Q. Sun, “Bio-inspired multifunctional inorganic nanomaterials: synthesis and properties” 3rd Conference on Future Energy, Sydney, Australia, 5-7 Feb. 2018. (Invited speaker -  scheduled)

32.    Z. Q. Sun, "Emerging 2D metal oxide nanosheets with atomic level thickness for sustainable applications", 10th International Conference on High-Performance Ceramics (CICC-10), Nanchang, China, 4-7 Nov, 2017 

31.    Z. Q. Sun, "Rational Design of 2D Metal Oxide Nanomaterials for Energy Applications" 2017 International Symposium on Functional Materials for Energy Storage and Conversion, Shanghai, China, 26-29 Oct 2017

30.    Z. Q. Sun, “Bio-inspired superhydrophobic and superhydrophilic surfaces,” Technical Meeting and Exhibition on Materials Science and Technology (MS&T17), 8-12 Oct, 2017, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

29.    Z. Q. Sun, "Bio-inspired inorganic superhydrophobic and superhydrophilic nanomaterials",  Nanostructures for Sensors, Electronics, Energy and Environment International School and Workshop (NanoS-E3 2017), 26-29 Sept. 2017, Brisbane, Australia

28.    Z. Q. Sun, T. Liao, “A combination of theoretical and experimental study on novel catalysis materials” Catalyst and Catalysis Forum 2017 (CCF2017), Gold Coast, QLD, Australia, 4-5 Aug 2017.

27.    Z. Q. Sun, “Nanostructure Engineering of metal oxides for solar energy harvesting,” The International Conference on Hydrogen Production (ICH2P2017), 29-31 Jul, 2017, Brisbane, Australia.

26.     Z. Q. Sun, “Molecular self-assembly of ultrathin 2D metal oxide nanosheets for energy applications” 2017 International Symposium on Energy Conversion and Storage Materials (ISECSM2017), Brisbane, QLD Australia, 31 Jul.-3 Aug. 2017

25.     Z. Q. Sun, “Graphene-like ultrathin metal oxide nanosheets for sustainable applications,” 2017 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition (TMS2017), San Diego, CA USA, February 25-March 2, 2017

24.    Z. Q. Sun, “Molecular self-assembly of ultrathin 2D metal oxide nanosheets for sustainable applications” The Australia-China Forum on Clean Energy (ACFCE2017), Perth, WA, Australia, 2-6  Feb. 2017

23.    Z. Q. Sun, “Ultrathin 2D metal oxide nanosheets for sustainable applications,” 41th International Conference and Exposition on Advanced Ceramics and Composites (ICACC2017), Daytona Beach, Florida, USA, January 22-27, 2017

22.    Z. Q. Sun, “Rational design of metal oxide nanomaterials for sustainable energy applications” The 2nd International Symposium on Renewable Energy Technologies, Sydney, NSW, Australia, 30 Nov.-4 Dec. 2016

21.    Z. Q. Sun, “Bio-inspired multifunctional nanomaterials for sustainable applications” 2016 Australia-China Science, Technology, Commercialisation and Innovation Forum, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, 27-30 Nov., 2016

20.    Z. Q. Sun, “Wet-chemical synthesis of high-performance graphene-like ultrathin 2D metal oxide nanosheets” Materials Science and Technology 2016 (MS&T2016), Salt Lack City, UT, USA, Oct. 23-27, 2016

19.    Z. Q. Sun, “Molecular self-assembly of ultrathin 2D metal oxide nanosheets for sustainable applications” International Symposium on Next-Generation Batteries, Wollongong, NSW, Australia, 9-14 Aug. 2016

18.    Z. Q. Sun, “Molecular self-assembly of graphene-like metal oxide nanosheets,” 39th National Conference of the Chinese Chemistry Society (NCCCS2016), Dalian, China, July 1-4, 2016.

17.     Z. Q. Sun, Jung Ho Kim, S. X. Dou, “Chemical design of high-performance metal oxide photoelectrodes for solar energy conversion,” 2016 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition (TMS2016), Orlando, FL USA, Feb 14-18, 2016.

16.      Z. Q. Sun, "Molecular self-assembly of ultrathin 2D metal oxide nanosheets - a bottom-up approach on grapheme analogues synthesis," 40th International Conference and Exposition on Advanced Ceramics and Composites (ICACC2016), Daytona Beach, Florida, USA, January 23-28, 2016.   

15.     Z. Q. Sun, "Bio-inspiration: a new approach for designing novel nanomaterials," Nanostructures for Sensors, Electronics, Energy and Environment International Workshop and School on Nanotechnology (NanoS-E3 2015), Kingscliff NSW, Australia, 27 Sept. - 2 Oct., 2015.

14.       Z. Q. Sun, Jung Ho Kim, S. X. Dou, “Nanostructure engineering: a robust thruster to boost the performance of the current photovoltaic devices” 2015 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition (TMS2015), Orlando, FL USA, March 15-19, 2015.

13.       Z. Q. Sun, Jung Ho Kim, S. X. Dou, “Nanostructure engineering of metal oxides for solar energy harvesting” 39thInternational Conference and Exposition on Advanced Ceramics and Composites (ICACC2015), Daytona Beach, Florida, USA, January 25-30, 2015.

12.       Z. Q. Sun, Jung Ho Kim, S. X. Dou, “Metal oxide nanostructures for advanced photovoltaic devices,” Second International Conference of Young Researchers on Advanced Materials (IUMRS-ICYRAM), Haikou, Hainan, China, October 24-29, 2014.

11.       Z. Q. Sun, Jung Ho Kim, S. X. Dou, “Bottom-up self-assembly ultrathin “Graphene-like” 2D metal oxide nanosheets for sustainable energy applications” 2014 International Conference on Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology for Sustainable Development (ICAMN-2014), Kathmandu, Nepal, November 4-6, 2014.

10.         Z. Q. Sun, “Metal oxide nanostructure engineering for advanced photovoltaic devices”, 5th Australia-China Symposium for Materials Science conjunction with 5th Australia-China Conference on Science, Technology and Education (ACSMS5 & ACCSTE5), Wollongong, Australia, July 21-25, 2014.

9.         Z. Q. Sun, J. H. Kim, Y. Zhao, S. X. Dou, “TiO2 nanostructure design and its application in dye‐sensitized solar cells”, 2012 Photonics Global Conference (PGC2012), Singapore, Dec. 13-16, 2012.

8.         Z. Q. Sun, J. H. Kim, Y. Zhao, S. X. Dou, “Morphology engineering of 1D, 2D and 3D TiO2 nanostructures and their application in dye‐sensitized solar cells”, 2012 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition (TMS2012), Orlando, FL USA, March 11-15, 2012.

7.         Z. Q. Sun, E. Fabbri, L. Bi and E. Traversa, “Improvement of Sinterability and Electrochemical Performance of Barium Zirconate for Intermediate Temperature Solid Oxide Fuel Cells Application,” The 9th International Meeting of Pacific Rim Ceramic Societies (PACRIM9)Cairns, Australia, July 10-14, 2011.

6.         Z. Q. Sun, Y. C. Zhou, M. S. Li and J. Y. Wang, “Preparation, characterization and properties of -Y2Si2O7,” The 7th Pacific Rim Conference  on Ceramic and glass Technology (PacRim-7), Shanghai, China, Nov. 11-14, 2007.

5.      J. H. Kim, Z. Q. Sun, Y. M. Kang, “Rational design of 3D dendritic TiO2 nanostructures with favorable architectures”, International Conference on Electronic Materials and Nanotechnology for Green Environment (ENGE 2012), Jeju, Korea, September 16-19, 2012.

4.      J. H. Kim, Z. Q. Sun, J. Kim, F. Bijiarbooneh, “Dendritic TiO2 Nanostructure for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell” International Union of Materials Research Society – International Conference in Asia 2012 (IUMRS-ICA 2012), August 26-31, Busan, Korea.

3.      T. Liao, T. Sasaki, Y. Yoshinichi and Z. Q. Sun, “Theoretical study of ionic conductivity in apatite-structured oxides,” The 9th International Meeting of Pacific Rim Ceramic Societies (PACRIM9)Cairns, Australia, July 10-14, 2011.

2.      Y. C. Zhou and Z. Q. Sun, “Novel Synthesis, Multi-Scale Structure Features and Properties of Y-Si-O Ternary Oxides”, Materials Science & Technology 2010 Conference and Exhibition (MS&T10’), Houston, Texas USA, Oct. 17-21, 2010.

1.      Y. C. Zhou and Z. Q. Sun, “Slip casting and pressureless sintering of Ti3AlC2,” The 34th International Conference and Exposition on Advanced Ceramics and Composites, Daytona Beach, FL, USA, Jan 24-29, 2010.

 

Invited Seminars:

16. Z. Q. Sun, “Bio-inspiration multifunctional nanomaterials”, Shanghai University, Shanghai, China, 27 June 2016

15. Z. Q. Sun, “Bio-inspiration multifunctional nanomaterials” (Lecture for Keji Forum), Hunan Institute of Engineering, Xiangtan, China, 17 June 2016

14. Z. Q. Sun, "Bio-inspiration, a new approach to reach novel multifunctional nanomaterials," Lecture for Populus Euphratica Forum, Xi'an University of Science and Technology, Xi'an China, 13 Nov. 2015.

13. Z. Q. Sun, “Bio-inspiration: a new approach to reach novel multifunctional nanomaterials”, Hunan University, Changsha China, 14 October 2015

12. Z. Q. Sun, "Bio-inspired nanostructure design," Wuhan University Science and Technology, Wuhan China, 13 Oct. 2015.

11. Z. Q. Sun, “Bio-inspiration: a new approach to reach novel multifunctional nanomaterials”, Graduate School at Shenzhen, Tsinghua University, Shenzhen China, 11 October 2015

10. Z. Q. Sun, "Advanced photoelectrodes via nanostructure engineering," Beihang University, Beijing China, 10 Sept. 2015.

9.   Z. Q. Sun, "Metal oxide nanostructure engineering to achieve superior photovoltaic devices," Center for Advanced Energy Studies, Idaho Falls ID, USA, 2nd Feb 2015.

8.     Z. Q. Sun, “Bio-inspired nanomaterials for advanced photovoltaic devices,” Fudan University, Shanghai, China, 30th Oct. 2014.

7.     Z. Q. Sun, “Bio-inspired oil-water separation and spilled oil collection,” Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China, 29thOct. 2014.

6.   Z. Q. Sun, “High performance nanostructured photoanodes for superior dye-sensitized solar cell,” Shenzhen Institute, Peking University, Shenzhen, China, 23rd Oct. 2014.

5.     Z. Q. Sun, “Metal oxide nanostructure engineering for advanced photovoltaic devices,” Central South University, Changsha, Hunan, China, 9th Oct. 2014.

4.   Z. Q. Sun, “Learning from Nature – Bio-inspired nanostructures for smart materials,” Central South University, Changsha, Hunan, China, 10th Oct. 2014.

3.    Z. Q. Sun, “Superior Dye-sensitized Solar Cells Achieved by Rational Nanostructure Design,” Hubei University, Wuhan, China, 16th Oct. 2013.

2.     Z. Q. Sun, “How to design metal oxide nanostructures,” Southeast University, Nanjing, China, 11th Oct. 2013.

1.   Z. Q. Sun, “Preparation, structural and functional application of ceramics: examples of ternary Y-Si-O and Ba-Zr-O oxides”, Materials, Mechanical and Mathematics School, University of Wollongong, Australia, 30 March, 2011.