• Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
  • Jana and Quentin A. Baker '78 Faculty Fellow
  • ABET Coordinator
Lesley Wright

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University – 2006
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University – 2003
  • B.S., Engineering with Professional Concentration in Mechanical Engineering – 2001

Research Interests

    • Gas turbine cooling and heat transfer
    • Convective cooling technology
    • Heat transfer enhancement
    • Heat transfer and fluid mechanics experimentation

Awards & Honors

  • 2015 Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award
  • 2015 American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) – North Texas Section, Young Engineer of the Year
  • 2013 American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Journal of Heat Transfer – Outstanding Reviewer
  • 2012 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Abe M. Zarem Educator Award
  • 2011 American Society of Engineering Educators (ASEE) – Summer Faculty Fellowship

Selected Publications

  • Han, J.C. and Wright, L.M., 2020, Experimental Methods in Heat Transfer and Fluid Mechanics, CRC Press, 2020, ISBN# 978-0367897925, 368 pages.
  • Sahin, I., Chen, I.L., Wright, L.M., Han, J.C., Xu, H., and Fox, M., 2021, “Heat Transfer in Rotating, Trailing Edge, Converging Channels with Smooth Walls and Pin-Fins,” ASME J. Turbomachinery, Vol. 143, Article 071007 (10 pages).
  • Salinas, D.A., Ullah, I., Wright, L.M., Han, J.C., McClintic, J.W., Crites, D.C., and Riahi, A., 2021, “Upstream Film Cooling on the Contoured Endwall of a Transonic Turbine Vane in an Annular Cascade,” ASME J. Turbomachinery, Vol. 143, Article 061012 (10 pages).
  • Wright, L.M., Chen, A.F., Wu, H.W., Han, J.C., Lee, C.P., Azad, S., and Um, J., 2021, “Heat Transfer Enhancement in a Rectangular Cooling Channel with Airfoil Shaped Fins,” ASME J. Thermal Science and Engineering Applications, Vol. 13, Article 041026 (12 pages).
  • Chen, I.L., Sahin, I., Wright, L.M., Han, J.C., and Krewinkel, R., 2021, “Heat Transfer in a Rotating, Two-Pass, Variable Aspect Ratio Cooling Channel with Profiled, V-Shaped Ribs,” ASME J. Turbomachinery, Vol. 143, Article 081013 (13 pages).