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Professor Tong Sun

Professor of Sensor Engineering

School of Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering, Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering

Professor Tong Sun was awarded the degrees of Bachelor of Engineering, Master of Engineering and Doctor of Engineering from the Department of Precision Instrumentation of Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China in 1990, 1993 and 1998 respectively. She was awarded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy at City University in applied physics in 1999 and was an Assistant Professor at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore from year 2000 to 2001 before she re-joined City University in 2001 as a Lecturer. Subsequently she was promoted to a Senior Lecturer in 2003, a Reader in 2006 and a Professor in 2008 at City University, London.

Prof. Sun is currently the Director of Research Centre of Sensors and Instrumentation and is leading a research team focused on developing a range of optical fibre sensors for a variety of industrial applications, including structural condition monitoring, early fire detection, homeland security, process monitoring, food quality and environmental monitoring. She has been working closely with partners across disciplines from academia and industry, both in the UK and overseas.

Prof. Sun is a member of the Institute of Physics and a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology and a Chartered Physicist and a Chartered Engineer in the United Kingdom. She has authored or co-authored some 230 scientific and technical papers.


PhD Applied Physics, City University London, 1999
DEng Precision Instrumentation, Harbin Institute of Technology, 1998
MEng Precision Instrumentation, Harbin Institute of Technology, 1993
BEng Precision Instrumentation, Harbin Institute of Technology, 1990


2008 – to date City University London, Professor of Sensor Engineering
2006 – 2008 City University London, Reader
2003 – 2006 City University London, Senior Lecturer
2001 – 2003 City University London, Lecturer
2000 – 2001 Nanyang Technological University, Assistant Professor
1996 – 2000 City University London, Research Fellow

Membership of professional bodies

2008 Institution of Engineering & Technology, FIET
2003 Institution of Engineering & Technology, MIET, CEng
1999 Institute of Physics, MInstP, CPhys