Dow Chemical Endowed Chair and Professor, LSU
Michael Khonsari earned his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. all in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin. He is holder the Dow Chemical Endowed Chair and Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Louisiana State University (LSU). Prior to joining LSU, he spent a number of years as a faculty member at The Ohio State University, University of Pittsburgh, and served as the Chairman of the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Energy Processes at Southern Illinois University. Professor Khonsari has also served as a research Faculty Fellow at NASA Lewis (now Glenn) Research Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force laboratories, and the U.S. Department of Energy. In February 2003, Professor Khonsari was appointed as the Louisiana Experimental Program for Stimulating Competitive Research (EPSCoR) Project Director and Associate Commissioner for Sponsored Research & Development Programs at the Louisiana Board of Regents. He maintains his professorship at LSU while serving in these positions.
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