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Wright, Lesley Associate Professor


Lesley M. Wright is associate professor and Jana and Quentin A. Baker '78 faculty fellow at Texas A&M University. Prior to joining Texas A&M, she was a member of the mechanical engineering faculty at Baylor University for ten years. She earned a BS in engineering in 2001 at Arkansas State University and an MS and a PhD in mechanical engineering at Texas A&M University in 2003 and 2006, respectively. Currently she is investigating enhanced convective cooling technology, including heat transfer enhancement for gas turbine cooling applications. This experimental research has led to the development of innovative cooling technology for both turbine blade film cooling and internal heat transfer enhancement. In addition, Dr. Wright continues to investigate the effect of rotation on the thermal performance of rotor blade cooling passages. Her research interests have also led to the development of novel experimental methods for the acquisition of detailed surface and flow measurements in highly turbulent flows. She has co-authored the book Experimental Methods in Heat Transfer and Fluid Mechanics and over 100 refereed journal and conference papers. She is a fellow of ASME.

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  • Associate Professor