Sun Xiaofeng is a professor of Aerospace Engineering at Beihang University. He was awarded the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars in 1999, and elected as a distinguished professor of the Chang Jiang Scholars Program in 2000.
He received his Ph.D. degree in Aerospace Engineering from Beihang University in 1988, and his M.S. (1985) and B.S. (1982) degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University. His principal fields of interest include unsteady flows in turbomachinery, vortex dynamics, and aeroacoustics. He carried out a series of research work including experimental, theoretical, and computational investigations into vortex sound interactions, flow stabilities in compressors, control of blade flutter, and acoustic design of aeroengine nacelles as well as various strategies for fan and compressor noise reduction.
He has published two books and more than 100 technical papers in the fields of aeroacoustics and unsteady flow of turbomachinery. He is now a member of the International Advisory Committee of the Gas Turbine Society of Japan, and a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of AIAA Journal of Propulsion and Power. Currently, he is the Editor-in-Chief of Chinese Journal of Aeronautics, and from 2016, he serves as the board director of Aero Engine Corporation of China (AECC).