Dr. Ronald A. Johnson
Professor of Mechanical and Environmental Engineering, Emeritus
Dr. Ronald A. Johnson has served the University of Alaska Fairbanks with distinction in teaching, research and public service from 1976 to 2009.
He taught numerous courses in mechanical and environmental engineering, developed instructional laboratories, and mentored many undergraduate and graduate students; and was well liked and respected by his students for his rigorous teaching and grading policies; and involved his students in conducting innovative research.
He has authored or co-authored more than seventy research articles in books, journals and conference proceedings covering a broad range of basic and applied engineering research, including fundamental fluid mechanics, fuel cells and indoor air quality; and whose excellent contributions to cold-regions research are well known and involve important northern issues such as water use and pollution.
His outstanding service record includes ten years as Chair of the Mechanical Engineering Department, two years as Director of the University’s Energy Center and participation on many College and University committees and in professional societies; and has applied his expertise as an outside reviewer to many organizations throughout the Country.
The University of Alaska Fairbanks expresses its deep appreciation to Dr. Ronald A. Johnson for his contributions to the State of Alaska and the University.