Professor Sun's recent research covers:
Finite element methods (in particular, adaptive discontinuous Galerkin methods for flow and reactive transport problems in porous media) and numerical analysis (a priori and a posteriori error estimation)Computational transport phenomena and numerical oil reservoir simulationsComputational thermodynamics of reservoir fluids
S. Sun and J. Liu, "A locally conservative finite element method based on enrichment of the continuous Galerkin method", SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing, 31(4), 2528-2548, 2009.
V. J. Ervin, E. W. Jenkins, and S. Sun, "Coupled generalized non-linear stokes flow with flow through a porous medium" SIAM Journal on Numerical Analysis, 47(2), 929-952, 2009.
V. Girault, S. Sun, M. F. Wheeler and I. Yotov, "Coupling discontinuous Galerkin and mixed finite element discretizations using mortar finite elements", SIAM Journal on Numerical Analysis, 46(2), 949-979, 2008.
S. Sun and M. F. Wheeler, "Symmetric and nonsymmetric discontinuous Galerkin methods for reactive transport in porous media", SIAM Journal on Numerical Analysis, 43(1), 195-219, 2005.
C. Dawson, S. Sun and M. F. Wheeler, "Compatible algorithms for coupled flow and transport", Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering", 193, 2565-2580, 2004.