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L. Wayne Sanders

Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Wayne Sanders' areas of expertise include heat transfer, gas turbines and propulsion, with a research focus on gas turbines for propulsion and power generation. He is a licensed professional engineer, and has previous industry experience working for the U.S. Patent Office, B.F. Goodrich, Boeing and the U.S. Army & Air Force Exchange Service. Dr. Sanders helped develop engineering design courses for Japan's Kanazawa Institute of Technology and has taught at Malaysia͛s Shah Alum. He also is a licensed small aircraft pilot and once owned his own plane.

Teaching Interests

  • Heat Transfer
  • Thermodynamics
  • Propulsion

Research Experiences

  • Gas turbines for propulsion and power generation
  • International education in engineering

Publications & Presentations

Academic Degrees

  • PhD, Southern Methodist University, 1975
  • MS, Lamar University, 1970
  • BS, Texas A&M University, 1960