Thomas Lawrence, Ph.D., P.E., LEED-AP

Professor of Practice

ASHRAE Fellow and Director

Phone: 706-542-4322
Fax: 706-542-8806


1210 Driftmier Engineering Center
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602
United States

Dr. Lawrence led the development of the UGA College of Engineering's mechanical engineering program. Recently named a Fellow and Director of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, he is a frequent invited presenter at conferences around the world. Dr. Lawrence also played a key role in establishing the UGA College of Engineering's dual degree program in Engineering and German.


Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University, 2004
M.S., Engineering Management, Washington University, 1989
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Oregon State University, 1982
B.S., Environmental Science, Purdue University, 1978

Professional Appointments

  • Professor of Practice, University of Georgia College of Engineering, 2004 - present

Other Professional Experience

  • Mechanical Engineering Manager, EPC, Inc., 1994 - 2000
  • Project Manager, ERM: Environmental Resources Management, 1992 - 1994
  • Project Manager, Vitok Engineers, 1990 - 1992
  • Senior Engineer, McDonnell Douglas, 1982 - 1990

Awards and Honors

  • American Society of Heating Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers

Areas of Specialty

  • Green buildings
  • Smart grid and building energy management
  • HVAC systems
  • Energy informatics

Publications and Scholarly Articles

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