Ph.D. Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering, University of California, Davis
M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Arizona State University
B.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder
Dr. Roney is currently a Teaching Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Materials Engineering. Dr. Roney joined the University of Denver (DU) in Autumn 2014. Prior to joining DU, Dr. Roney held both industry and academic positions.
Dr. Roney was a Senior Research Engineer/Scientist at Exelis/ITT from 2007-2014 where he worked primarily on DoD research related to modeling and simulation of CBRN (Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear) Defense. Projects involved such topics as atmospheric transport and dispersion, CFD analysis, and aircraft hardness analysis. Research sponsors included the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center (AFNWC), Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) , Edgewood Chemical and Biological Center (ECBC), Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), and ITT Internal Research and Development (IRAD).
Dr. Roney was an Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (UCCS) from 2002-2007. Dr. Roney taught courses in undergraduate fluid mechanics, mechanical engineering lab, and graduate fluid mechanics (CFD, Viscous Flow, and Environmental Fluid Dynamics). In addition, Dr. Roney worked on research in such areas as air quality modeling, Near Space wind modeling, wind energy, and boundary layers. Research sponsors included NASA, NISSC (AFOSR), USAFA (AFOSR), Air Force Space Command, and the Army Space Battle Lab.
Dr. Roney worked at Sonoma Technology, Inc., from 2001-2002 as a modeler and atmospheric modeler simulating ground-level ozone and particulate matter for various air quality district clients.
Areas of Research
Environmental Fluid Dynamics, Atmospheric Modeling, Air Quality Modeling, Two-Phase Flows, Aerosols, Planetary Atmospheres including Near Space Environments, Wind and Renewable Energy, and Learning and Teaching Styles in Engineering Education.
Areas of Teaching
Intro to Aerospace Engineering, Thermodynamics II, Aerospace Flight Dynamics, Mechanical Energy Systems Engineering, System Dynamics, Mechanical Engineering Lab II, Compressible Flow, Intro to Aerospace Engineering II
My DU Website: http://mysite.du.edu/~jroney2/