Ke_SunKe Sun, Ph.D. is a technology specialist at Henry Patent Law Firm, focusing on the preparation and prosecution of U.S. domestic and international patent applications.

Dr. Sun previously worked at a large international law firm, where he handled patent prosecution work for global technology companies, including one of the world’s largest semiconductor manufacturers.

Dr. Sun’s areas of technical expertise include general electrical engineering, semiconductor devices and processing, nanomaterials, energy conversion and storage, electrochemistry, biosensors, and machine learning algorithms.

He is fluent in Mandarin.

Prior to entering the field of patent law, Dr. Sun was post-doctoral fellow of chemistry and chemical engineering at California Institute of Technology, where he pioneered the development of stable and efficient artificial photosynthetic systems which convert and store solar energy in the form of chemical bonds based on semiconductor photoelectrochemistry. His postdoc work has been highlighted by Nature Energy, MIT Technology Review, and the U.S. Department of Energy.

Dr. Sun performed his doctoral work in the department of electrical and computer engineering at the University of California-San Diego, where he investigated the synthesis and characterization of nanowire arrays and explored their application in biosensors, energy harvesting and conversion devices.

Dr. Sun has given multiple invited presentations at international conferences, as well as several invited seminars at universities and private companies. He also currently holds two U.S. patents and has authored several highly-cited, peer-reviewed journal publications.


  • University of California, San Diego, Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • University of South Florida, M.Eng., Electrical Engineering
  • Beijing Institute of Technology, B.S., Electrical Engineering

Honors and Awards

  • Recipient of the 13th National "Young Thousand Talents Program" of China
  • New funding for materials discovery research, JCAP, Caltech
  • Academic Senate Research Award, University of California-San Diego
  • 2011 Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Students Abroad
  • IMAPS/CICMT 2011 Outstanding Student Presentation Award
  • CalIT-CSRO Fellowship, University of California, San Diego
  • Best poster award EUReKA, second prize, University of California-San Diego
  • Functional Multiscale Materials by Design Fellowship, University of South Florida
  • Microelectromechanical System Fellowship, University of South Florida

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