TSU University Chair

Dr. Lonnie Sharpe, P.E.

Prior to joining the faculty as the Massie Chair of Excellence at Tennessee State University, Dr. Lonnie Sharpe, Jr., was Professor and Dean of Engineering at North Carolina A&T State University. Dr. Sharpe received his B.S. degree in Mechanincal Engineering from North Carolina A&T, M.S. from North Carolina State University, and his PhD from the University of Illinois. Dr. Sharpe spent over 20 years at NCA&T as a faculty member and administrator in the College of Engineering. He has extensive industrial and governmental experience with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Western Electric, and General Motors. In addition to these agencies, Dr. Sharpe maintains an excellent working relationship with Sandia National Laboratories (SNL).

Dr. Sharpe has worked extensively in the field of environmental engineering including considerable time spent on LLNL, EPA, and ORNL projects. He was instrumental in setting up the Environmental Technology and Waste Management Consortium at NCA&T, a consortium that initially included 15 HBCUs and MIs. The North Carolina State Speaker of the House appointed Dr. Sharpe to serve on the North Carolina Hazardous Waste Management Commission. The Commission was tasked to site, design, and build a hazardous waste facility for North Carolina.

Dr. Sharpe has been involved in many educational and research projects over the years. He secured millions of dollars of funding while at NCA&T and was named to the University's Million Dollar Researcher Program. He has authored or co-authored over 40 publications. His early articles were in the area of computational fluids and heat transfer. More recent publications were co-authored with Dr. J. Y. Shen in the structures area.

Dr. Sharpe is very active in many professional organizations and community projects and is a registered engineer in the State of North Carolina. He is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and presently serves on the ASME Pre-College Education Board. He also serves on the Board of Directors for SECME, a pre-college program for science, mathematics, engineering, and technology students. In 1994, the Governor North Carolina appointed Dr. Sharpe to the North Carolina State Board of Refrigerant Examiners.

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