Dr Jin Sun is a Reader in the School of Engineering at the University of Edinburgh. He graduated from Iowa State University in 2007 with a PhD in Mechanical and Chemical Engineering and did postdoctoral research in Chemical Engineering at Princeton University until 2010. His main research interests are in rheology and flow of dense particle systems in industrial and natural environments, such as manufacturing of ceramics, food stuff, battery electrodes and pharmaceuticals and debris and pyroclastic flows. He has been principal investigator of three UK EPSRC projects (total value ~£2.4M), currently leading the “Predictive formulation of high-solid-content complex dispersions” project; and co-investigator on three EU projects (~€11M), working on particle-fluid simulation method development. He has been awarded a Royal Academy of Engineering/ Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellowship to explore the novel application of suspension rheology in 4D printing technology.