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Ronnie F. Blackwelder

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Professor Emeritus of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering



USC Academic Positions:

1980-: Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering
1975-80: Associate Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering
1970-75: Assistant Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering

Other Professional Positions:

2001: Visiting Professor, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado
1994: Senior Research Fellow, Center for Turbulence Research, Stanford University & NASA Ames
1991-93: Consultant, TetraTek, Inc., Camarillo, CA
1990-92: Consultant, Swerling, Manasse & Smith, Inc., Woodland Hills, CA
1983-84: Professeur Associe, Institut National Polytechnique and Visiting Scientist, Institut de Mecanique, Grenoble, France
1978-88: Consultant, Flow Research, Inc., Kent, Washington
1978-81: Consultant, Dynamics Technology, Inc., Torrance, California
1976-77: Guggenheim Fellow and Visiting Scientist, Max Planck Institute for Fluid Mechanics, Gõttingen, Germany
1976-77: Consultant, Advisory Group for Aerospace Research and Development, Paris, France
1974-76: Consultant, AiResearch Manufacturing Corporation, Torrance, California
1972-78: Consultant, Hersh Acoustical Engineering, Chatsworth, California

Research Summary

Experimental fluid mechanics, flight mechanics, aerodynamics, turbulence

  • Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

  • Biegler Hall of Engineering
  • 920 Downey Way, Los Angeles, CA 90089

Contact Information
  • (303) 464-8342
  • blackwelder@usc.edu


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