Dr. Lucas is born in Pomona, California to Leo John and Mary Gertrude Lucas.
Dr. Lucas joins the U.S. Naval Reserve, rising in the ranks to Lieutenant (junior grade).
Dr. Lucas receives a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.
Dr. Lucas receives a Master of Science in Engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Dr. Lucas marries Genevieve Marie Lucas.
Dr. Lucas receives a Doctor of Philosophy from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Dr. Lucas serves as a National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow at the Fritz Haber Institute in Berlin, Germany.
Dr. Lucas becomes a Supervisor of the Thermal Research Group at the California Institute of Technology Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.
Dr. Lucas becomes the Coordinator of Research and Advanced Development of Engineering Mechanics at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Dr. Lucas is appointed Manager of Research at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Dr. Lucas serves as editor of “Heat Transfer and Scapecraft Thermal Control.”
Dr. Lucas serves as editor of “Fundamentals of Spacecraft Thermal Design” and “Thermal Characteristics of the Moon.”
Dr. Lucas becomes an Executive Assistant to both the Director and the Deputy Director of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Dr. Lucas serves as National Vice President for technical affairs for the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
Dr. Lucas becomes a Project Manager of Solar Thermal Parabolic Dish Tech.
Dr. Lucas receives the Group Achievement Award from NASA.