Lulu Sun

Professor of Engineering
Engineering Fundamentals
Daytona College of Engineering
Daytona Beach campus

Areas of Expertise

Online learning/Hybrid learning

Flipped classroom

Virtual classroom



Lulu Sun is an associate professor in the Engineering Fundamentals Department at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, where she has taught since 2006. She received her B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Harbin Engineering University (China), in 1999, and her Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of California, Riverside, in 2006. Before joining Embry-riddle, she worked in the consulting firm of Arup at Los Angeles office as a fire engineer. Her research interests include engineering education and its pedagogies relating to programming language, and engineering graphics. She is a professional member of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers, and a member of the American Society for Engineering Education. Visit her website to learn more. http://pages.erau.edu/~sunl/


  • Ph.D. - Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering, University of California System : Riverside

  • EGR 120: Graphical Communications

EGR101 Introduction to Engineering
EGR115 Introduction to Computing for Engineers
EGR120 Graphical Communications
ES305 Thermodynamics


Sun, L., Kindy, M., Liron, C., Hybrid Course Design: Leading a New Direction in Learning Programming Languages, ASEE Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX, June 10-13, 2012
Sun, L., Grant, C., Teaching Higher on Blooms Taxonomy: Experience in Introduction to Graphical Communication Course, ASEE SE Section Annual Conference, Starkville, MS, April 1-3, 2012
Sun, L., Grant, C., Open-ended Project Learning Experience in Graphical Communication, 66th Annual Mid-Year Technical Conference, Galveston, TX, January 21-24, 2012
Sun, L., Kindy, M., Liron, C., The Path of Innovation: from Traditional Classroom to Hybrid Experience, ASEE SE Section Annual Conference, Charleston, SC, April 10-12, 2011
Sun, L., Kindy, M., Liron, C., A Prototype Hybrid Design to Introduction to Computing for Engineers Course, International Journal of Electronics, Computing and Engineering Education, Vol.2 No.2, pp.39-43, 2011
Sun, L., Zhou, A., Valente, A., Numerical Simulation of Marina Storage Fires Using Measured Composite Fire and Thermal Properties, SAMPE Fall Technical Conference 2010, Salt Lake City, UT, October 11-14, 2010
Sun, L., Zhou, A., Valente, A., Marina Storage Fire Modeling Using Measured Composite Fire and Thermal Properties, SFPE 2010 Annual Meeting: Professional Development Conference and Exposition, New Orleans, LA, October 3-8, 2010
Sun, L., Zhou, X., Mahalingam, S., and Weise, D., "Comparison of burning characteristics of live and dead chaparral fuels," Combustion and Flame, 144, pp. 349-359, 2006
Weise, D., Zhou, X., Sun, L., and Mahalingam, S., "Fire Spread in Chaparral  Go or No-Go," International Journal of Wildland Fire, 14, pp. 99-106, 2005
Zhou, X., Sun, L., Weise, D., and S. Mahalingam, "Thermal particle image velocity estimation for fire plume flow," Combustion Science and Technology, 175 (7), pp. 1293-1316, 2003


Second language acquisition in programming languages
‚ÄčHybrid course delivery
Apply the pedagogy and technology to engineering education
Extensive experience in fire related laboratory work
Knowledge of PIV and its application in thermal-fluid field.CFD, FDS
Publications in peer-reviewed journals including Combustion and Flame, Combustion Science and Technology, and Journal of Wildland Fire.


American Society for Engineering Education

2014 The Media Showcase Award by ASEE EDGD
2013 The Media Showcase Award by ASEE EDGD
2013 The Chair's Award by ASEE EDGD