Chi-Kuang Sun is currently the Chief Director of Molecular Imaging Center of National Taiwan University, conducting research on Photonic Molecular Imaging, THz Molecular Imaging, and Molecular Ultrasonic Imaging. He received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from National Taiwan University, Taipei, in 1987 and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in applied physics from Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, in 1990 and 1995, respectively. He was with the NSF Center of Quantized Electronics Structures (QUEST), University of California, Santa Barbara, CA, 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 at National Taiwan University (NTU), Taipei, Taiwan, where he is now a life distinguished professor. He is an adjunct research fellow at the Institute of Physics and Research Center for Applied Sciences, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan since 2010 and 2006, respectively.
Dr. Sun is a fellow of the Optical Society of America, a fellow of the International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE), and a fellow of the IEEE Photonics Society. He was the recipient of year 2000 C.N. Yang Outstanding Young Researcher Award from Association of Asian Pacific Physical Society, the 2001 Academia Sinica Research Award for Junior Researchers, the 2003 Leica Microsystems Innovation Award, the MERIT Award from the National Health Research Institute of Taiwan (2003-2009; 2010), the 2004 NTU Research Achievement Award, the Outstanding Research Award (2004-2006; 2009-2012) and the Outstanding Research Grant Award (2008) from National Science Council of Taiwan, the 2008 Y. Z. Hsu Scientific Paper Award, and the 2010 Engineering Medal from the Taiwan Photonic Society.