Sun Dongpo is a lecturer for the environmental water engineering course, a professor and a master of engineering.

He is a pioneer of hydraulics and river dynamics, a member of China Water Engineering Association Sediment Professional Committee, a Henan Province outstanding teacher, and the master’s supervisor at North China University of Water Resources and Electric Power (NCWU). He is now director of the Institute of Hydraulics and Rivers, and has been engaging in teaching and research in Water hydraulics, river dynamics and environmental water engineering. His main study direction is river simulation and engineering application. In recent years, he has presided over 10 national and provincial scientific research projects; published more than 50 papers, of which 16 were included in SCI and EI; published three monographs; edited eight sets of teaching materials; and been involved in the compilation of national standards. He won three second prizes for provincial scientific and technological advancement and two third prizes. He has undertaken three projects for the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), a Tenth Five-Year national science and technology supporting project, two public welfare projects for the Ministry of Water Resources, and a 948 project for the Ministry of Water Resources. He was honoured as an outstanding teacher by Zhengzhou City and Henan Province.