Dr. Sun was selected for “contributions to and innovative research on plasma-assisted combustion.” His research focuses on combustion kinetics, combustion simulation, and new technologies to enable combustion in harsh environments, such as combustion in hypersonic flows and combustion at very high-pressure conditions. He also developed a high-pressure shock tube with a unique capability, allowing the investigation of combustion kinetics for future power generation systems. 

More details can be found here: https://ae.gatech.edu/news/2023/10/three-ae-professors-elected-2024-class-associate-fellows