• Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
  • Jana and Quentin A. Baker ‘78 Career Development Associate Professor
  • 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

  • 2023 AIAA Associate Fellow
  • 2021 ASME Fellow
  • 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, June 2020, ISBN# 978-0367897925, 382 pages.
  • Han, J.C. and Wright, L.M., 2022, Analytical Heat Transfer, 2nd Edition, CRC Press, June 2022, ISBN# 978-0367758974, 594 pages.
  • Wang, H. and Wright, L.M., 2023, “Coupling of Volumetric Flowfield and Surface Effectiveness Measurements for Flat Plate Film Cooling with Cylindrical Holes using Tomographic PIV and PSP,” ASME J. Thermal Sciences and Engineering Applications, Vol. 15, Article 061008 (11 pages).
  • Ullah, I., Wright, L.M., Shiau, C.C., Han, J.C., Gao, Z., and Stanton, A., 2023, “Film Cooling Comparison of Full-Scale Turbine Vanes using the Pressure Sensitive Paint Technique,” ASME J. Turbomachinery, Vol. 145, Article 091003 (9 pages).
  • Wright, L.M., Liu, J., Kamrath, B., and Morris, M.C., 2023, “Evaluation of Additively Manufactured Heat Exchanger Tubes using Experimental and Conjugate Heat Transfer Analysis,” ASME Paper No. GT 2023-104056, 2023 ASME (IGTI) Turbo Expo, June 26 – 30, 2023, Boston, Massachusetts.