Paul D. Ronney

Engineer and trained astronaut specializing in tiny electrical power generators and flames in space

Professor and Chair of aerospace and mechanical engineering, USC Viterbi School of Engineering

Expertise

  • Combustion
  • Fire
  • Explosion
  • Space
  • Astronaut
  • Energy
  • Automotive
  • Engines
  • Rockets
  • Propulsion

Additional Information

  • Recipient, Starley Premium Award from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (U.K.) (1994); and Presidential Young Investigator Award from the National Science Foundation (1987)
  • Had flame ball experiments conducted aboard the ill-fated Space Shuttle Columbia (2003)
  • Alternate payload specialist astronaut for Columbia mission (1997)
  • Trained as an astronaut for 2 Space Shuttle flights in 1997

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