Dr. Richard T. Lahey, Jr.

The Edward E. Hood
Professor Emeritus of Engineering

Email: laheyr@rpi.edu 
Phone: 518-495-3884 
Office: NES, Room 1-23

Professor Lahey is an international authority in multiphase flow and heat transfer technology and was formerly Director of the Center for Multiphase Research (CMR) at Rensselaer. He was previously Dean of Engineering at RPI and has served as Chairman of the Department of Nuclear Engineering & Science and the Faculty Senate. Prior to joining Rensselaer in 1975, he held several technical and managerial positions with the General Electric Company, including overall responsibility for all domestic and foreign R&D programs associated with Boiling Water Nuclear Reactor (BWR) thermal-hydraulic and safety technology. He has received numerous honors and awards, including the E.O. Lawrence Memorial Award of the USDOE, the ANS Seaborg Medal, the AIChE Kern Award and the Glenn Murphy Award of the ASEE. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), the Russian Academy of Science-Bashkortostan (RAS), a Fellow of the ANS and ASME, was Editor of the Journal of Nuclear Engineering & Design, is a member of the Board of Managers of PJM Interconnection, LLC., and is a life member of RPI's Palmer C. Ricketts Society of Patroons. Professor Lahey has been a Fulbright and an Alexander von Humboldt Scholar and has held visiting senior faculty positions with several foreign universities. His hobbies include skiing, SCUBA diving, Kang Duk Won karate, and Enology. He was a Commandeur, La Confrerie des Chevaliers du Tastevin, and is a former Chevalier de L'Ordre Modial de la Confererie Chaine des Rotisseurs.