Professor Yu Sun is the recipient of the 2021 Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering (CSME) Mechatronics Medal. The society distributes these technical awards biannually to CSME members that have made outstanding contributions to specific areas of mechanical engineering in Canada. The Mechatronics Medal recognizes the recipient’s “exceptional contributions to robotics and automation at micro-nano scales”.
Professor Sun is a Tier I Canada Research Chair, and the founding Director of the UofT Robotics Institute. His Advanced Micro and Nanosystems Laboratory specializes in developing innovative technologies and instruments for manipulating and characterizing cells, molecules, and nanomaterials. He was elected Fellow of ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers), IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers), AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science), NAI (US National Academy of Inventors), AIMBE (American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering), CAE (Canadian Academy of Engineering), and RSC (Royal Society of Canada) for his work on micro-nano devices and robotic systems.
-Published November 5, 2020 by Lynsey Mellon, email@example.com