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Doctor Rujie Sun

Dr Rujie Sun


Research interests

  • Medical Robotics (Micro/Nano Robotics, Soft Robotics)
  • Flexible Electronics
  • Sensors and Biosensors

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Accepting applications from PhD students.


Dr Rujie Sun is currently a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) of Soft Electronics and Multiscale Medical Robotics in Digital Health & Biomedical Engineering Group (DHBE), within the School of Electronics and Computer Science (ECS) at University of Southampton. He is also an academic visitor in the Department of Materials at Imperial College London and the Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics at University of Oxford.

Before that, he was a Research Associate in Molly Stevens' group at Imperial College London from 2019 to 2023. He received his Ph.D. degree at Bristol Composites Institute, University of Bristol, UK in 2019. From 2016 to 2017, he was a research scholar in John Rogers' group at Northwestern University, USA.

Dr Sun's Multiscale Intelligent Biodevices Lab are focusing on the development of next-generation medical devices integrated with biosensing, actuation, therapy, and AI-assisted control. He has published over 30 papers in areas of medical robotics, flexible sensing and energy harvesting, in top journals and conferences with 2000 citations including Nature, Nature Chemistry, Nature Biomedical Engineering, Advanced Materials, Applied Energy, Applied Materials Today, etc. His research interests include flexible electronics, medical robotics, 3D printing, and intelligent metamaterials.