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Ronald A. Cox

CIRAS Director
Iowa State University Research Park

Economic Development Core Facility
1805 Collaboration Place, Suite 2300
Ames, IA  50010

Cell: 515-460-1123
Office: 515-294-0099


Serving CIRAS from 3/1/1997

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Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering, Iowa State University, 1989
M.S., Aerospace Engineering, University of Texas/Arlington, 1983
B.S., Aerospace Engineering, Iowa State University, 1979


Ron's industrial experience includes work in the aerospace industry on transonic aircraft wing design and wind tunnel testing. He was Vice President of Engineering for a manufacturer of cooling towers prior to joining CIRAS. There he led engineering design, testing, and manufacturing activities and directed the plant productivity and quality assurance programs. Ron also taught and conducted research while on the Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering faculty at the University of Oklahoma. His research work focused on numerical modeling and hypersonic vehicle design. Ron was a CIRAS field agent in the Mason City area for four years before assuming his current position as director of CIRAS in 2001.


Last updated: 7/30/2018