Shuhui Sun


Research Interests

Nanomaterials for Energy and Environment: Fuel cells, Batteries, and Wastewater treatment

Institutional Contact

Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (INRS)

Energy, Materials, and Telecommunications

1650 Boul. Lionel-Boulet
Varennes, Quebec, J3X 1S2 (CANADA)


Since 2012, Prof. Shuhui Sun has been with the Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique, center for Energy, Materials, and Telecommunications (INRS-EMT) in Montreal, Canada, where he directs the Laboratory of Sustainable Nanotechnology (SUN). He received a M.Sc./Ph.D. in Physics from Chinese Academy of Sciences (China) and a Ph.D. in Materials Engineering from the University of Western Ontario (Canada). His current research interests focus on the development of multi-functional nanomaterials (graphene, CNTs, MOF, metal and metal oxides) for Energy and Environment, including PEM fuel cells (low-Pt and Pt-free catalysts), Li-ion and Na-ion batteries, Metal-air batteries, Supercapacitors, as well as Wastewater treatment. He has published 9 book chapters, 1 book, and over 90 peer reviewed journal articles and holds 2 US patents. He has been invited to present his research findings at over 100 conferences, workshops, seminars, and institutions worldwide. His publications have been cited over 4300 times and his H index is 32.

He is the recipient of various prestigious awards, such as the Canada Governor General’s Academic Gold Medal, Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Alexander Graham Bell Canada fellowship, The 1st Prize of Natural Science Award of Anhui Province, ISE travel award, Quebec Merits fellowship. He is a member of ISE, ECS, CSC, CQMF, Plasma Quebec, Sigma Xi, and UNESCO Chair for Materials and Technology for Energy Conversion, Saving and Storage (MATECSS). He is the Vice President of the International Academy of Electrochemical Energy Science (IAOEES). He serves as the Executive Editor-in-chief of Electrochemical Energy Reviews (EER), editor of Nano Advances, and the editorial board member for another 3 journals related to nanomaterials and energy.