Dr. Sabuncu holds a Ph. D. in Aerospace Engineering from Old Dominion University. Dr. Sabuncu’s professional interests is thermo-fluids engineering including microfluidic applications. He is also interested in dielectric spectroscopy of cells and tissues since 2009. His research in engineering education focuses on development of online laboratory exercises and use of Internet of Things & artificial intellegence in engineering education. He is passionate about humanitarian projects that could solve the contemporary problems of the changing world. His research on teaching also includes implementation of Vygotsky cycle in engineering education and writing case studies for engineering students to visualize real-world engineering problems. He is a vivid supporter of learning with entrepreneurial mindset. Dr. Sabuncu is currently an Assistant Teaching Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
Ahmet Can Sabuncu, assistant teaching professor, Mechanical Engineering; and students Jonathan Han and Natalia Han were featured in this article. This discusses Toys with Wings, an emerging learning and teaching experience in a junior-level Mechanical Engineering course at WPI where students develop an entrepreneurial mindset by using the Vygotsky Cycle – a learning theory that uses social interaction to strengthen comprehension -- to complement the engineering design process.