Albert Ratner

Professor Albert Ratner
Professor, Mechanical Engineering
(319) 384-0883
2401 Seamans Center for the Engineering Arts and Sciences
Joined the College of Engineering: 
Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan, 2000.
M.S., Mathematics, University of Michigan, 1999.
M.S., Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan, 1996.
B.S., Engineering and Applied Science, California Institute of Technology, 1995.
Present Research Interests: 
Flame front dynamics
impact of fuel mixing on combustion instabilities
combustion of bio-derived fuels
droplet and spray dynamics
medical devices
Active Scientific and Professional Society Memberships: 
AIAA: Senior Member, Iowa Section Program Chair, and University of Iowa Chapter Advisor
ASME Member
Combustion Institute: Member and Premixed Combustion Working Group Committee Member
Iowa Academy of Science: Member and 2007 Meeting Fluids Section Co-C
Special Fields of Knowledge: 
laser diagnostics
reacting and unsteady flows
combustion instability
reaction layer dynamics
high speed imaging