Dr. Phillip R. Foster

Associate Professor

Dr. Phillip Foster

Email: foster@unt.edu

Phone: 940-565 2362

Fax: 940-565-2666

Office: NTRP F115

Faculty Page: https://faculty.unt.edu/editprofile.php?pid=1462

Areas of Research
Stirling Engine Cycle
Tool Design

Dr. Foster is program coordinator for the undergraduate Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering Technology offerings in the College of Engineering. His technical expertise lies in the area of computer numerical control. His research emphasis is in the development of Stirling cycle engines.


  • Ph.D., Industrial Education, University of Maryland, 1981
  • M.A., Industrial Education, California State University, Los Angeles, 1977
  • B..A, Industrial Education, California State University, Los Angeles, 1975


  • Plummer, M.C., Wright, G., & Foster, P.R. (1995). An ergonomically correct computer desk for aging workers.  The Southwest Journal on Aging11, (1), 7-12.
  • Sower, V.E., & Foster, P.R. (1990) Implementing and evaluating advanced technologies: A case study.  Production and Inventory Management Journal, 31(4), 44-48.
  • Foster, P.R. (1989). Nonvisual machine and process sensing in the artificial intelligence system.  Epsilon Pi Tau15(1), 14-18.
  • Foster, P.R. (1988-89). FMS/FMC:  Implications for industrial technology.  Journal of Industrial Technology, 5(1), 6-8; 14.
  • Foster, P.R. (1987). Advanced composites:  The evolving structural alternative.  Epsilon Pi Tau13(1), 23‑28.

Faculty Activities:

  • Faculty Advisor for SME
  • More than 25 publications
  • Has received approximately $238K in funded research projects