Wenjuan Sun is a Research Associate in Civil Engineering at Lehigh UniversityBefore joining Lehigh, she was a Research Associate in Civil Engineering at Virginia Tech. Previously, she received her Ph.D. degree in Civil Engineering from Virginia Tech, and her M.Sc. degree in Geotechnical Engineering and B.Sc. degree in Civil Engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Sun has a unique interdisciplinary background that encompasses traditional topics of civil engineering, probabilistic resilience assessment, multiscale and multi-physics modeling and experimentation of civil engineering materials, and geoenvironmental impact assessment and sustainable construction techniques. Her research mainly focuses on developing computational models to solve engineering problems for supporting sustainable and resilient infrastructures. At the system-level, she has been developing computational models to evaluate system resilience and infrastructure interdependencies in a probabilistic manner.  At the component-level, critical infrastructures consist of different infrastructure materials, such as aggregates and concrete materials, which significantly influence the strength, durability, sustainability, and resilience of infrastructures. She has developed computational programs to characterize the surface morphology of aggregates and the microstructural characteristics of concrete materials. Based on the characterization results, she has established multi-physics models to simulate mechanical performances of infrastructure materials at different spatial scales.