Lei Sun was born in Changchun, Jilin Province, China. He attended School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at Nanjing University in 2007 for undergraduate education. He joined Prof. Jinglin Zuo’s Laboratory in 2009 to conduct undergraduate research and worked with Prof. Kim R. Dunbar at Texas A&M University — College Station as an exchange student in the summers of 2009 and 2010. After receiving the B.S. degree in 2011, he went to Department of Chemistry at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he worked with Prof. Mircea Dincă for the doctoral thesis. In 2017, he graduated with the Ph.D. degree, and then performed postdoctoral research with Prof. Danna E. Freedman in Department of Chemistry at Northwestern University. In 2019, he moved to Center for Nanoscale Materials at Argonne National Laboratory to work with Dr. Tijana Rajh as a Maria Goeppert Mayer Fellow; meanwhile, he attended Computer Science program at Georgia Institute of Technology with the focus on computer perception and robotics as well as machine learning, and obtained Master of Science degree in 2022. In November 2021, he joined the School of Science at Westlake University as an assistant professor to start his independent academic career.
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