Thomas W. Lester, Ph.D.

Professor

Research Areas: Combustion, Waste Incineration

University of Kentucky, College of Engineering
Mechanical Engineering - ME
173 RGAN
Lexington, KY 40506-0503
Phone: 859-257-7798
Fax: 859-257-3304
Email: lester@engr.uky.edu


Professional Preparation

Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University

Professional Appointments

1991-Present  Dean of the College of Engineering, University of Kentucky

1983-90           Professor & Chairman, Mechanical Engineering Department, Louisiana State University

1981-83           Professor, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS

1980-81           Mechanical Engineer, Combustion Research Branch, Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC

1978-1981       Associate Professor, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas

1978, 86,88     Visiting Scientist, Lehrstuhl and Institute fur Thermische Stromungsmaschinen,  University of Karlsruhe, West Germany

1975-78           Assistant Professor, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas

1970,71-74      Teaching Assistant, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana

1973                Research Assistant, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN Pratt & Whitney Aircraft, West Palm Beach, Florida