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Zhong-Hua Sun

Zhong-Hua Sun, MD, PhD, Professor, Discipline of Medical Imaging, Department of Imaging and Applied Physics, Curtin University, Perth, GPO Box U 1987
Western Australia, 6845, Australia
Academic and professional achievement-major experience
Professor Zhonghua Sun is currently an Associate Professor in medical imaging at Curtin University, Australia.  He gained his M.B and PhD degrees in clinical medicine and medical imaging, respectively, from Harbin Medical University in China and University of Ulster, UK. He worked as a radiologist in the department of radiology at Peking Union Medical College Hospital for 9 years prior to taking up one-year medical fellowship during 1998-1999 in Japan. He was awarded a Vice Chancellor Research Scholarship in 1999 at University of Ulster, where he completed his PhD in 2002.  He worked and lectured for two and a half years in medical imaging at University of Ulster before joining Curtin University in May 2005.
Research interests
Professor Sun’s research interests include diagnostic imaging, 3D medical image visualization and processing, and hemodynamic analysis of cardiovascular diseases.  He has demonstrated a particular interest in the coronary artery disease by using computed tomography modality with aid of 3D visualization tools to assist early diagnosis and prediction of disease outcomes.  In addition, he has been studying the application of using computational fluid dynamic technique to improve understanding of the development of atherosclerosis, formation of plaques and effect of plaques on the hemodynamic changes to the coronary arteries. He has published over 80 refereed journal papers in medical/medical imaging journals. He serves as an editorial board member in seven medical and medical imaging journals.
Awards and Honours
Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Excellence and Innovation 2010: Runner-up for Medical Imaging Science team ($20,000)
Australian Academy of Science International Travel Award for scientific visit to Taiwan, 2009-2010 ($6,000)
Curtin Professional Development Scholarship by Perth Convention Bureau 2008-2009 ($5,000) (Chief investigator organising the 11th AOCMP conference in WA)
Vice-Chancellor Research Studentship 1999-2002
Sino-Japan Medical Fellowship 1998-1999
Two papers were awarded with the prize of Asian Major 10 CT Science and Technology Advances in 1996 and 1998