Lily Xiaolei Chen

Lily Xiaolei Chen
College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology
Department of Technology
Office Location: ET A336
Phone: (323)343-4567 Email: [email protected]


  • Educational Background 

Dr. Chen received her Ph.D from University of California, Berkeley, and MSc from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Her educational background includes architecture, engineering and computer aided design.

  • Courses Taught at CSULA  
    • TECH 3520 Fire Safety Aspects of Building Design & Construction
    • TECH 3540 Human Behavior & Fire Protection
    • TECH 3580 Hazardous Material
    • TECH 3590 Fire Cause Investigation
    • TECH 4530 Fire Protection Systems 
    • TECH 4550 Fire Protection of Building Structure Members, Building Mechnical Systems & Other Components
  • Research Interests
    • Building performance modeling
    • Fire modeling & simulation
    • Fire safety in green buildings​
  • ​Publications & Presentations
  • Use CFD Modeling Tool to Study Impact of Energy-saving HVLS Fans on Fire Safety in Large Space. (Paper accepted for conference proceeding). ASHRAE Annual Conference, 2018 
  • Performance-based fire detection system design for water curtain at proscenium opening of stages. Proceedings of 16th International Conference on Automatic Fire Detection (AUBE & SUPDET),  2017
  • Fire Hazard Analysis of Indoor Large-screen Digital Media System. Proceedings of  15th International Conference on Fire and Materials,  2017
  • Performance-Based Modeling Analysis For Subterranean Parking Garage Carbon-Monoxide Ventilation System Design. ASHRAE and IBPSA-USA Simbuild Conference, 2016
  • Virtual Compartment: An Alternative Approach To Means Of Egress Design In Airport Pedestrian Tunnel. Proceedings of 11th International Conference on Performance-Based Codes and Fire Safety Design Methods, 2016