Xiang Sun

Xiang Sun
Assistant Professor of Chemistry, NYU Shanghai; Global Network Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Arts and Science, NYU
Office Phone
(+86) 21-20596163

Xiang Sun is an Assistant Professor of Chemistry at NYU Shanghai and a Global Network Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry at NYU. Prior to joining NYU Shanghai, he was a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Michigan. He holds a PhD in Chemistry from Brown University and a BS in Chemical Physics from the University of Science and Technology of China.

Professor Sun is interested in developing theoretical and computational methods for modeling chemical dynamics in complex molecular systems such as liquids, surfaces, biological molecules, and nanomaterials. His main goal is to obtain a molecular-level understanding of how electronic and vibrational excitation can influence the mechanisms and outcomes of chemical reactions at the atomistic level. 

Select Publications


  • PhD, Chemistry
    Brown University

Research Interests

  • Theoretical Chemistry
  • Quantum Dynamics
  • Statistical Mechanics
  • Ultrafast Spectroscopy
  • Machine Learning

Courses Taught

  • Foundations of Chemistry I
  • Foundations of Chemistry II
  • Advanced Statistical Mechanics and Quantum Chemistry