Dr Yutao Sun received his Ph.D. from the Dalian University of Technology in 2010 and stayed on at the University as a post-doctoral fellow before becoming a lecturer in management in the University's Faculty of Management and Economics. While a doctoral student, he spent one year as a visiting scholar at School of International Affair, Pennsylvania State University.
Dr Sun joined the China Policy Institute and School of Contemporary Chinese Studies as a Marie Curie Research Fellow in October 2012 working on a two-year project entitled China's Innovation Challenges: Globalization, Institutional Reform and Indigenous Innovation. His research focuses on innovation policy, spatial distribution of innovation, technological cooperation network, and public funding to R&D pertaining to China.
Most recently, Dr Sun also has embarked on a project entitled Local Linkages and International Linkages of Technological Innovation Network：A Study on the Structure and Evolution Mechanism, supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China.
Dr Sun is the author of Growth Mechanism on National Innovative Capability (Beijing: Science Press, 2010). His English publications have appeared in Research Policy, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Issues & Studies, and Scientometrics.