Chi-Kuang Sun received his Ph.D. degree in applied physics from Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, in 1995 and was a Visiting Scientist at the Research Laboratory of Electronics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, between 1992 and 1994, working on femtosecond carrier dynamic studies of semiconductors and metals. He was with the NSF Center of Quantized Electronics Structures (QUEST), University of California, Santa Barbara, from 1995 to 1996, as an Assistant Research Engineer, conducting research on quantum dots, GaN, microcavity, high speed communication devices and systems. In 1996, he joined the Graduate Institute of Photonics and Optoelectronics and Department of Electrical Engineering in National Taiwan University, where he is now a Distinguished Professor. He is also an Adjunct Research Fellow in the Institute of Physics and Research Center for Applied Sciences, Academia Sinica, Taiwan. His current research interest is primarily concerned with nano-acoustics, femtosecond laser technology, THz optoelectronics, and biomedical optics imaging.
Dr. Sun is a member of the American Physical Society, and a Fellow of the IEEE Photonics Society, the Optical Society of America, SPIE, and the Royal Microscopical Society. He was the recipient of the 2000 C. N. Yang Outstanding Young Researcher Award from the Association of Asian Pacific Physical Society, the 2001 Academia Sinica Research Award for Junior Researchers from Academia Sinica of Taiwan, the 2003 Leica Microsystems Innovation Award from Focus on Microscopy, the MERIT award from National Health Research Institute of Taiwan, the Outstanding Research award from National Science Council of Taiwan, the Engineering Medal from the Taiwan Photonics Society, the Y. Z. Hsu Science Chair Professorship. He served as the President of the Taiwan local section of OSA between 2008-2009 and founded the Molecular Imaging Center of National Taiwan University. He is currently the Topical Editor of Optics Letters and an Editorial Board Member of Scientific Reports.