Terrence Chambers, Ph.D., P.E.

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Ph.D. - Mechanical Engineering
Brigham Young University (1994)

B.S. - Mechanical Engineering
Brigham Young University (1986)


Dr. Terrence L. Chambers currently serves as Professor and Director of the Louisiana Solar Technologies Applied Research and Testing (START) Lab. Prior to that appointment he served as Associate Dean of Engineering at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette for six years. He has taught in the Mechanical Engineering Department for 17 years, and served twice as the Interim Department Head. His research interests include engineering design and optimization, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and alternative energy. He is the author of numerous technical and pedagogical papers, and has been awarded roughly eight million dollars in externally funded research grants. He regularly teaches classes in the areas of Renewable Energy system Design, Numerical Methods, Finite Element Analysis, and Design Optimization. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Louisiana.


Chambers, T. L., Raush, J. R., Massiha, G. H., 2013, “Pilot Solar Thermal Power Plant Station in Southwest Louisiana,” International Journal of Applied Power Engineering (IJAPE), Vol. 2, No. 1, April 2013, pp. 31 – 40. ISSN: 2252-8792.

Chambers, T. L., Aglawe, A., Reiners, D., White, S., Borst, C., Prachyabrued, M., Bajpayee, A., 2012, “Real Time Simulation for VR Welding Training,” Virtual Reality, Special Issue in Manufacturing and Construction, Volume 16, No. 1 (2012), pp 45-55.

Lui, Y., Artigue, A., Sommers, J., Chambers, T., 2011, “Theo Jansen Project in Engineering Design Course and a Design Example,” European Journal of Engineering Education, Volume 36, Issue 2, May 2011, pp. 187 – 198.

White, S., Prachyabrued, M., Chambers, T. L., Reiners, D., Borst, C., 2011, “Low Cost Simulated MIG Welding for Advancement in Technical Training,” Virtual Reality, Special Issue in Manufacturing and Construction, Volume 15, No. 1 (2011), pp 69 – 81.

Reinhardt, J. R., Chambers, T. L., “Solving Phase Equilibrium Problems – Use This Optimization-based Approach to Analyze Multi-Component, Multi-Phase Equilibria,” Chemical Engineering Progress, September 2008, pp 40 – 44. Chambers, T. L., Teaching Engineering Analysis Using VBA for Excel,” Computers in Education Journal, Vol. 18, No. 1, April – June, 2008, pp. 71 – 81.