Department of Engineering

Dr. Aldo Rona

Dr. A. Rona Dr. Aldo Rona
Associate Professor, Fluid Dynamics and Turbomachinery

Department of Engineering
University of Leicester
Leicester LE1 7RH

Telephone: +44 (0)116 252 2510
Fax: +44 (0)116 252 2619
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Aldo Rona received a B.Eng.(Hons) from the Department of Aeronautics, City University, London, in 1993 and a Ph.D. from the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, University of Southampton, U.K., in 1997.

As EPSRC Research Fellow at the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, University of Southampton (1996-1997) he studied vortex boundary layer interactions by laser velocimerty. He developed time-resolved numerical models of unsteady transonic flows as EU Marie Curie Fellow at the Department of Aeronautics and Aerospace, von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics, Belgium (1998). After that, he moved to the Department of Engineering, University of Leicester, as Lecturer (1998-2010), Senior Lecturer (2010-2016), and then Associate Professor.

Dr. Rona worked part-time at the Alstom Power Technology Centre, Whetstone (2003-2004) on adaptive mesh refinement for turbomachinery aerodynamics, sponsored by the Royal Academy of Engineering Industrial Secondment Scheme. A sample of the work was showcased at the Britain’s Top Engineering Award, The House of Commons, 14 December 2004.

Dr Rona coordinated the "Aeronautical Trainning Network in aerodynamic noise from widebody civil aircraft" AeroTraNet 2 project (2012-2016). Funded by a €2.8M FP7-PEOPLE-2012-ITN grant from the European Commission, this Marie Curie Integrated Training Network of the 7th Framework Programme (FP7) trained 11 Early Stage Researchers and 1 Experienced Researcher in modelling shock-associated noise and in the knowledge capturing and knowledge management of the research output.

Dr Rona and Prof. S.V. Hainsworth (PI) set up and opened in 2014 the Advanced Structural Dynamics Evaluation Centre (ASDEC) at the MIRA Technology Park, Nuneaton. Funded by £1.07M Regional Growth Fund and £0.25M European Regional Development Fund grants, ASDEC is the first UK centre providing access to robot 3D Laser Doppler Velocimetry to industry, SME, and research institutes.

Dr. Rona is a Chartered Engineer (CEng), member of the Royal Aeronautical Society (MRAeS), member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (MAIAA), and Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA).

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