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energy researcher , Mechanical engineering educator

Lawrence Peter Golan, American Mechanical engineering educator, energy researcher.


Golan, Lawrence Peter was born on June 20, 1938 in Newark. Son of Joseph and Francis (Duda) Golan.


Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, West Virginia University, 1961. Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, West Virginia University, 1964. Doctor of Philosophy, Lehigh University, 1968.


Mechanical engineer Picatinny Arsenal, Dover, New Jersey, 1961—1962. Instructor West Virginia University, Morgantown, 1962—1964, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, 1964—1968. Engineering associate Exxon Research and Engineering, Florham Park, New Jersey, 1968—1986.

Director South Carolina Institute Energy Research, Clemson, 1986—2003, special assistant to vice president research, since 2003. Professor mechanical engineering Clemson University, since 1986, manager Department of Energy sponsored university advanced turbune system research program, 1992—2001, manager advanced waste technical program, 1992—1997, manager Energy Systems Laboratory, since 2000, manager Department of Energy high efficiency engines and turbines program, 1992—2002, director Department of Energy UTSR program, since 2002. Chairman 2d World Congress Chemical Engineering on Coal Utilization.

Consultant State of Illinois Center for Coal Research, 1987-1990. Member South Carolina Energy Products Evaluation Committee. Chair National HEat Transfer Conference, 1996.

Board directors FootHills Area Young Men’s Christian Association, since 2010.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


Member advisory committee West Virginia University, since 1985. Member advisory committee Strom Thurmond Institute, since 1996. Member American Institute of Chemical Engineers (executive officer heat transfer division 1973-1976, 89-92, 96-99, division chair 1995, 99, East Coast membership chairman, vice chair national meeting 1991, chair 1991, co-chair 1992, national heat transfer conference best paper 2000, 01, chair American Institute of Chemical Engineers Kern award 1994, 2002, chair American Society of Mechanical Engineers-AIChE Jakob award 1994, 2000, 02, vice-chairman task force, 2002), American Petroleum Institute (chairman sampling project 1985-1989, chair International Gas Turbine Institute distributed generation panel), South Carolina Energy Managers.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: jogging, woodworking.


Married Helen Imelda Hemko, June 30, 1962. Children: Lisa Marie, Wanda Marie, Lawrence P. World War II.

Joseph Golan

Francis (Duda) Golan

Helen Imelda Hemko

Lisa Marie Golan

Wanda Marie Golan

Lawrence P. World War II Golan