Albert Ratner

Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Researcher, Iowa Technology Institute

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Joined the College of Engineering: 2003

Active Scientific and Professional Society Memberships: 

  • ASME Fellow, Technical Program Chair for 2023 ASME IMECE, Steering Cmt Member for ASME IMECE 
  • Combustion Institute Member and Central States Executive Cmt Member 2012-2024, 2021 US National Combustion Meeting Program Chair
  • AIAA Senior Member, Past Chair of the AIAA Iowa Section and Advisor to the U of Iowa Student Chapter
  • Iowa Academy of Science Member, Past Chair of the Engineering Section

Special Fields of Knowledge: 

  • Combustion
  • Laser diagnostics
  • Reacting and unsteady flows
  • Combustion instability
  • Reaction layer dynamics
  • High-speed imaging

Research Areas:

  • Flame front dynamics
  • Impact of fuel mixing on combustion instabilities
  • Combustion of bio-derived fuels
  • Droplet and spray dynamics
  • Medical devices
Engineering Unit(s)
  • Iowa Technology Institute
  • Mechanical Engineering
Albert Ratner
PhD, Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan, 2000
MS, Mathematics, University of Michigan, 1999
MS, Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan, 1996
BS, Engineering and Applied Science, California Institute of Technology, 1995
Contact Information

2401 Seamans Center for the Engineering Arts and Sciences
United States