Chao Sun, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor


Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
3240K Patrick F. Taylor Hall
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803


Phone: (225) 578-8511 / Fax: (225) 578-4945


Educational Background

Ph.D., 2013, Rice University, Houston, Texas, USA, Emphasis on Nonlinear Dynamics, Vibration Control and Data Acquisition

M.S., 2009, Tongji University, Shanghai, China, Emphasis on Digital Image Based Constitutive Modeling and Damage Mechanics of Concrete

B.S., 2006, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai, China, Major in Civil Engineering and Minor in Business Administration 


Employment History

August 2015 - present, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Louisiana State University

January 2014 - August 2015, Senior Structural Engineer, INTECSEA Inc., WorleyParsons Group

October 2013 - July 2015, Postdoctoral Researcher (part time), Rice University


Research Interests

Dynamics, Sensing and Adaptive Control;

Multi-hazards Mitigation for Coastal and Offshore Structures;

Hydrodynamics, Fluid Structure Interaction between Ocean Waves and Structures;

Analytical, Numerical and Experimental Modeling of Nonlinear Vibrations;

Vibration Based System Identification and Damage Detection;

Energy Harvesting from Ambient Vibrations and Ocean Waves;

Other Dynamics related areas.


Research Group Website