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Lester K. Su, Ph.D. (Member)
Lester K. Su, Ph.D. (Member) is a Lecturer in the mechanical engineering department at Stanford University. His areas of expertise are experimental fluid mechanics, thermal sciences, and turbulent flows.

Lester previously served as a faculty member in mechanical engineering at the Johns Hopkins University and the University of Wisconsin. At JHU, he received a National Science Foundation CAREER award, won a Diversity Recognition Award from the university, and received teaching awards from the JHU Alumni Association, school of engineering, and student government association. Lester also served as an ASME Congressional Fellow in 2000-2001 in the office of Rep. Vernon Ehlers, where he worked on issues including STEM education and funding for basic research in engineering and the sciences.

Lester has been an active volunteer with ASME for over twenty years. He is currently the Senior Vice President for the Public Affairs and Outreach Sector and is a member of the Philanthropy Committee. Previously, he chaired the Committee on Government Relations and the Federal Fellows selection committee, was an alternate to the Nominating Committee, and was the faculty advisor for the Johns Hopkins University student section. While at JHU, he founded an outreach program to introduce middle-school girls to engineering that was awarded three ASME Diversity Action Grants.

Lester holds an AB in physics from the University of Chicago and did his graduate work at the University of Michigan, where he earned an MS in mathematics, and an MSE and a Ph.D. in aerospace engineering. He also did post-doctoral work at the University of Texas and Stanford University.

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