| Paul D.
University of Southern California
Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
Los Angeles, California 90089-1453
Tel. (213) 740-0490
Fax. (213) 740-8071
1983 Sc.D., Aeronautics and Astronautics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1979 M.S., Aeronautics, California Institute of Technology
1978 B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley
2000-: Professor, Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
1994-2000: Associate Professor, Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
1993-94: Research Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
1996-97: NASA, Payload Specialist Astronaut (Alternate)
1986-93: Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University
Combustion, micro-scale power generation and propulsion, biophysics and biofilms, turbulence, internal combustion engines and control systems, low-gravity phenomena, radiative transfer
C. H. Chen and P. D. Ronney,
"Three-dimensional Effects in Counterflow Heat-Recirculating Combustors,"
Proceedings of the Combustion Institute 33, pp. 3285-3291,
2011. (DOI: 10.1016/j.proci.2010.06.081)
J. Ahn, Z. Shao, P. D. Ronney, S. Haile,
"A Thermally Self-Sustaining Miniature Solid Oxide Fuel Cell,"
Journal of Fuel Cell Science and Technology, Nov. 2009.
Y. Son, G. Zouein, P. D. Ronney, S. Gokoglu
"Comparison of Carbon Dioxide and Helium as Fire Extinguishing
Agents for Spacecraft,"
Journal of ASTM International, 3 No. 3, 2006.
M. S. Cha and P. D. Ronney, "Propagation rates of non-premixed
edge-flames," Combustion and Flame 146, pp. 312-328,
2006. (DOI: 10.1016/j.combustflame.2006.02.010)
Z. Shao,S. Haile, J. Ahn, P. D. Ronney, Z. Zhan, and S. A. Barnett,
"A Thermally Self-Sustained Micro Solid-Oxide Fuel Cell with High
Power Density," Nature 435, pp. 795-798, 2005.
F. Wang, J. B. Liu, J. Sinibaldi, C. Brophy, A. Kuthi, C. Jiang,
P. D. Ronney, and M. A. Gundersen, "Transient Plasma Ignition of
Quiescent and Flowing Fuel Mixtures," IEEE Transactions on Plasma
Science 33, pp. 844-849, 2005. (DOI: 10.1109/TPS.2005.845251)
J. Ahn, C. Eastwood, L. Sitzki, and P. D. Ronney, "Gas-phase and
catalytic combustion in heat-recirculating burners," Proceedings of
the Combustion Institute 30, pp. 2463-2472, 2005.
P. D. Ronney, "Analysis of non-adiabatic heat-recirculating
combustors," Combustion and Flame 135, pp. 421-439,
2003. (DOI: 10.1016/j.combustflame.2003.07.003)
This is the second most cited research paper (out of >3200
total) in any combustion journal published on or after its
American Society of Mechanical Engineers
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Institute of Physics, Fellow
2005: First-ever recipient of the Bernard Lewis
Visiting Lecturer Fellowship of the Combustion
2003: Best poster award (out of 90), Dynamics
Days Europe 2003, Palma de Majorca, Spain,
Sept. 24-27, 2003.
1994: Institution of Mechanical Engineers (U.K.)
Starley Premium Award
1990: Princeton Engineer's Council Excellence in
1987: National Science
Foundation Presidential Young Investigator
AME 101, Introduction to Mechanical Engineering and Graphics
AME 331, Heat Transfer
AME 406, Automotive Engines
AME 436, Energy and Propulsion
AME 514, Applications of Combustion
AME 599, Special Topics in Combustion and Reacting Flows
AME 517, Radiation heat transfer
Member of editorial boards, Combustion and
Flame, Combustion Theory and Modelling,
Microgravity Science and Technology,
and Progress in Energy and Combustion
Co-chair, colloquium on "New Concepts in
Combustion Technology," 29th and 30th
International Symposium on Combustion, 2002 and
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