PhD, Mechanical Engineering, Oregon State University, 1985 MS, Mechanical Engineering, Oregon State University, 1973 BS, Mechanical Engineering, Oregon State University, 1972
At OSU since 2000.
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, 1977–2000 Instructor, Washington State University, 1986–1994 Instructor, Oregon State University, 1984–1985 Pacific Power & Light, 1973–1976
Working through the Energy and Chemical Systems Miniaturization Initiative at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Dr. Drost was one of the early pioneers in the area of energy and chemical systems miniaturization. His fields of specialization include thermodynamics, radiation heat transfer, and energy conversion, particularly as applied to miniature and micro scale energy and chemical systems. He is currently the associate director of business development at the Microproducts Breakthrough Institute (MBI), a signature research facility of the Oregon Nanoscience and Microtechnologies Institute (ONAMI).