Guodong Sun

  • Assistant Professor

Dr. Guodong Sun is an Assistant Professor of Technology Assessment in the Department of Technology and Society in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences. He applies tools and insights from engineering, natural science, economics, and management science to address policy issues in energy systems, environmental pollution control, and in the innovation of large-scale and complex technological systems, with particular attention to China.

Using interdisciplinary approaches, Dr. Sun has studied a variety of real-world problems. His recent research includes the analysis of appropriate advanced-coal technology (ACT) for China in the context of global climate change and energy security, and assessments of China’s innovation system for advanced energy technology.

Prior to coming to Stony Brook, Dr. Sun was a Research Fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs in the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. He led, on the Harvard side, a collaborative project with China's Ministry of Science and Technology that investigated strategy to facilitate the innovation and use of appropriate ACTs in China. Prior to his work at Harvard, he conducted assessment of advanced energy technologies and studied China’s air pollution management at Carnegie Mellon University. He also worked as a policy analyst in China’s State Planning Commission (currently, the National Development and Reform Commission) and advised government on matters of energy policy and global climate change.

Dr. Sun received his doctoral degree in Engineering and Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon, where he also worked as a Post-doctoral Fellow. His masters degree in System Engineering (Energy System Analysis concentration) and baccalaureate in Thermal Turbomachinery were from Tsinghua University, China. He was the E7 Scholar in Sustainable Energy Development from 2002 to 2004.