Ronald Cox


Director of CIRAS [CIRAS], Adjunct Associate Professor


Econ Dev Core Facility
1805 Collaboration Pl. St
Ames, IA 500109166


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.