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SUN, Zhenglong


Assistant Professor

Education Background

Ph.D. (Nanyang Technological University)

M.Eng. (Nanyang Technological University)

B.Eng. (Nanyang Technological University)

Research Field
Medical Devices Development; System Modeling; Force Sensing and Control; Human-machine Interaction
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Prof. SUN received his B.Eng. degree in Biomedical Engineering from the School of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, and M.Eng. in Mechatronic System and Design from the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, of Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in 2005 and 2007 respectively. In 2008, He worked as a Visiting Scholar at the Engineering Research Center for Computer-Integrated Surgical Systems and Technology, in the Johns Hopkins University. He continued to pursue his Ph.D. degree under the supervision of Prof Phee Soo Jay, in NTU and successfully completed his defense in 2013. He worked in the newly established SUTD-MIT International Design Center, at Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) before he joined the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen as a faculty member in April 2017.


His research interests include medical devices development, system modeling, force sensing and control, and human-machine interaction. He has published over 50 journal and conference papers, one PCT patent and one book chapter. Based on Google Scholar database, his work has been cited over 900 times with h-index of 14.

Academic Publications:

Selected Publication

J1.   N. Tan*, Z. Sun*, N. Brahmananthan, R.E. Mohan, S. Venkataraman, R. Sosa and K. Wood, “A System-of-Systems Bio-Inspired Design Process: Conceptual Design and Physical Prototype of a Reconfigurable Robot Capable of Multi-Modal Locomotion”, submitted to Frontiers in Neurorobotics, 2019. (Accepted) [Q2][IF=3.000]

J2.   X. Hu, J. Zhao, D. Peng, Z. Sun, X. Qu*, "Estimation of Foot Plantar Center of Pressure Trajectories with Low-cost Instrumented Insoles using an Individual-Specific Nonlinear Model", Sensors, Vol 18 (2), 2018. [Q1][IF=3.031]

J3.   Z. Sun, L. Maréchal, and S. Foong*, “Passive magnetic-based localization for precise untethered medical instrument tracking”, Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine, Vol 156, pp. 151-161, 2018. [Q1][IF=3.424]

J4.   S. Foong*, Z. Sun, “High accuracy passive magnetic field-based localization for feedback control using principal component analysis”, Sensors, Vol 16 (8), 2016. DOI: 10.3390/s16081280. [Q1][IF=3.031]

J5.   Z. Sun, S. Foong*, L. Maréchal and A. Shabbir, “A non-invasive real-time localization system for enhanced safety in nasogastric intubation”, Annals of Biomedical Engineering, Vol 43(12), pp. 2941-2952, 2015. DOI: 10.1007/s10439-015-1361-0. [Q1][IF=3.474]

J6.   Z. Sun, Z. Wang and S.J. Phee*, “Modeling and motion compensation of a bidirectional actuated tendon-sheath system for endoscopic surgery”, Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine, Vol 119 (2), pp. 77-87. 2015. DOI: 10.1016/j.cmpb.2015.03.001.       [Q1][IF=3.424]

J7.   F.Y. Wu, S. Foong* and Z. Sun, “A hybrid field model for enhanced magnetic localization and position control”, IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, Vol 20 (3), pp. 1278-1287, 2015. DOI: 10.1109/TMECH.2014.2341644. [Q1][IF=4.943]

J8.   Z. Sun, Z. Wang and S.J. Phee*, “Elongation modeling and compensation for flexible tendon-sheath system”, IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, Vol 19 (4), pp. 1243-1250, 2014. DOI: 10.1109/TMECH.2013.2278613. [Q1][IF=4.943]

J9.      Philip W.Y. Chiu*, S.J. Phee, Z. Wang, Z. Sun, C. C. Poon, T. Yamamoto, I. Penny, J.Y.Y. Wong, James Y.W. Lau, K.Y. Ho, “Feasibility of full-thickness gastric resection using master and slave transluminal endoscopic robot and closure by overstitch: a preclinical study”, Surgical Endoscopy and Other Interventional Techniques, Vol 28(1), pp. 319-324, 2014. [Q1][IF=3.209]

J10.   Z. Wang, Z. Sun, and S.J. Phee*, “Haptic feedback and control of a flexible surgical endoscopic robot”, Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine, Vol 112(2), pp. 260-271, 2013. [Q1][IF=3.424]