Winston SUN 孫韻成

  • Fellowship in 2001 at University of Neuchatel

Dr. Winston SUN graduated from the Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering, Chinese University of Hong Kong in year 2000. After briefly conducted research work at the same department as a Postdoc and concurrently served as a Hostel Tutor at the Shaw college, Winston was awarded a 2-year Croucher Foundation Fellowship in 2001 to conduct Optical MEMS research at the University of Neuchatel (now EPFL), Switzerland. During which Winston was working on the design and characterization of a MEMS based variable optical attenuator most of the time and was trying to learn some elementary French to get around this exquisite and historic city on a bicycle.

In 2004, Winston was granted a JSPS Fellowship to research on Optical and RF MEMS topics at ToshiLab, University of Tokyo. During which Winston was working on various university projects. In 2006, upon completion of the Fellowship, Winston was offered the opportunity to collaborate with a local technology company on a 5-year project. During which Winston was trying to learn some elementray Japanese to get around this vibrant and tasteful city also on a bicycle. In addition, Winston also self-taught how to swim breast stroke without kicking and type on a keyboard single-handedly. While there seem to be no particular advantage with these skill sets, the learning process involved some brain rewiring that was both enlightening and full of fun.

In 2010, Winston was appointed Research Scientist at the Institute of Microelectronics, Singapore, where he was later promoted to Project Director in 2012. During which Winston attempted to rewire his brain connections again by swimming no-kick backstroke in reverse direction (i.e. leg first) and commuting around the dynamic and tropical city on a unicycle. Also he learned to be an elementary electric bass player.

In 2017, Winston was awarded to be the Principal Investigator of a Shenzhen government funded dual-axis Micromirror project. In July 2018, Winston was appointed Principal Engineer at AIphotonics, Ltd. located in Science Park.

While winston is confident that the work experiences he acquired over the years from internationally renowned technical institutes can be contributed to the local research community, he shall continue to engage in atypical and unorthodox activities to continue to rewire and enlighten himself further whenever possible in the future. 

1988 HKCEE from Rosaryhill School, HK

1990 HKAL from St. Gloria College, Wanchai

1994 BSc in Mechanical Engineering, Fresno State, CA

1996 MSc in Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering, UCDavis

2000 PhD in Mechanical and Automation Engineering, CUHK, HK

2001 Postdoc in MAE CUHK, recipient of the 1-year CUHK ITEP Fellowship

2001 Recipient of the 2-year Croucher Foundation Fellowship to conduct Optical MEMS research in SAMLAB, University of Neuchâtel (now EPFL) as a Research Scientist on the topic of "Digital Variable Optical Attenuator".

2003 Research staff at SAMLAB on a display project with SWATCH

2004 Recipient of the 2-year JSPS 日本学術振興会 Fellowship to work as 特任研究員 at 年吉研究室,生産技術研究所、東京大学

2006 産学官連携研究員 at 年吉研 on a RF-MEMS project with JRC 日本無線

2010 Scientist II at Institute of Microelectronics (IME), A*STAR, Singapore

2011 Project Director at IME, A*STAR, Singapore

2015 Researcher, MBE dept., City University Hong Kong

2016 研究员, SZAR 深圳智能机器人研究院

2017 项目负责人 of 深圳市基础研究项目(自由探索类别) on the topic of 二维扫描锥底微振镜的微加工制造与机器人避障应用

2018-2022 Principal Engineer at Aiphotonics LTD.


Mostly self employed if not fully-retired.