Research Interests

AGNs and Black Hole Accretion

My research interests focus on black hole accretion systems, e.g., the galactic black hole X-ray binaries (stellar black holes), ultraluminous X-ray sources ( intermediate mass black holes), and active galactic nuclei ( supermassive black holes). I am also very interested in exploring the physics governing the co-growth of supermassive black holes and their hosts. I study these topics utilizing both the theory of black hole accretion and multi-wavelength data.

Current Position

2016 March - Present, CFA/USTC Postdoctoral researcher, work with Prof. Yongquan Xue


Ph. D

Department of Astronomy, Xiamen University
2010 September - 2015 December

Thesis: A multi-messenger study of black hole accretion systems Advisor: Prof. Wei-Min Gu

Visiting Student

Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, the Pennsylvania State University
2013 August - 2015 August

Supported by the CSC, Advisors: Prof. Niel Brandt and Prof. Jonathan R. Trump

Bachelor of Science

School of Physics, Huazhong University of Science and Technology
2006 September - 2010 June

Thesis: The Spectral Energy Distribution of ADAFs with Outflows Advisors: Prof. Dingxiong Wang and Prof. Xinwu Cao

Contact Me

Department of Astronomy

University of Science and Technology of China

96 Jinzhai Road, Hefei, Anhui, China, 230026

Office: Room 17-007

Email: ericsun at