Professor Lambrakis started his career in industry in 1961 as a design and development electrical engineer, then senior mechanical development engineer until 1968 at which time he joined the faculty of the engineering school at UNH. He has served as chair of the ME Department and as Dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science from 1976 to 1988. While serving in the faculty he continued his involvement with industry as a consultant in the thermal/fluid science area.
Among his clients/employers have been the following local companies,Skinner Precision Industries - a division of Honeywell, MB Electronics - a division of Textron Electronics, AVCO-Lycoming, Spyral Tubing, Entoleter Corp., United Nuclear Corp., Times Fiber Communications, Newton-New Haven Die Casting, Blue Ridge Die Casting, Co., Pratt & Whitney, Opticon Inc., et al. He also has served as advisor to two consecutive senior V.P. of General Dynamics – Marine Division, in technical, scientific and educational matters.
Some of this consulting was done with the cooperation of Professor J. Sarris that resulted in a number of technical reports to the clients which were of proprietary nature and therefore non-publishable.
He has been involved in several litigation cases as an expert witness in some of which he was assisted by Professors J. Sarris and S. Ross.
He has continued his early interest in compressible fluid non-linearities and his published work on the subject is internationally recognized as "pioneering" and is frequently cited in scientific publications.
An array of references to this work, cited in texts of advanced thermodynamics and in first rate domestic and international journals, maybe viewed in Google Scholar under "Lambrakis and Thompson".
Some references to his work on the microscale level may be found under "Lambrakis and Schnitzer" in Google Scholar.