Henry Sun

Dr. Henry Sun: Professional Qualifications/CV

Dr. Sun at a field site in the Antarctic dry valleys
Dr. Henry Sun

Title: Assistant Research Professor
Affiliation: Division of Earth and Ecosystem Sciences
Location: DRI Las Vegas
Email: Henry.Sun@dri.edu
Phone: 702.862.5337

Research Areas of Interest and Expertise

  • Life in extreme environments
  • endolithic (inside rock) microorganisms in the Antarctic dry valleys, the Atacama Desert, and Death Valley
  • mineral formations in microbial environments
  • biological rock weathering, iron isotopic fractionation, and survival and adaptation in endolithic communities
  • new approaches to planetary life detection; microbiology of compost tea making and its use as an alternative to fungicide in agriculture and viticulture.

Selected Current Research Projects

Air
Atmospheric Sciences (DAS)
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Air quality and atmospheric research including meteorology, visibility and pollutant transport.
NEWS • LABS & CAPABILITIES


Western Regional Climate Center
Climate Information and Data Services
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Providing jointly developed products, services and capabilities that enhance the delivery of public climate info.
CURRENT OBSERVATIONS


Diversity at DRI
An Inclusive Mission of Research Excellence
Diversity at DRI
Offering a supportive and diverse environment for our students, faculty/staff and visitors.
 

Land and Life
Earth and Ecosystems Sciences (DEES)
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Research into changing landscapes including the soils, plants, animals and humans that affect them.
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GreenPower
K-12 Outreach and Education
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Supporting Nevada educators in science-based, environmental education with free tools, resources, and training.
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Renewable Energy at DRI
Discovering New Energy Production Methods
dri-renewable-energyExpanding renewable energy research throughout Nevada and around the U.S.

Water
Hydrologic Sciences (DHS)
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Study of the natural and human factors that influence the availability and quality of water resources.
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DRI Nevada Medal Event
2014 Medalist - Dr. Albert "Yu-Min" Lin
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Proudly honoring outstanding achievement in science and engineering with gala events in Reno and Las Vegas.


Nevada Center of Excellence
Supporting Nevada's Economic Development
Center of ExcellenceCombining NSHE water expertise and IBM’s advanced technologies to grow tomorrow's workforce.