Ronald Calhoun
Associate Professor
Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
Senior Sustainability Scientist, Global Institute of Sustainability
Phone: (480)727-7032
Office: GWC 466 (Map)


Dr. Calhoun’s research interests are in fluid dynamics; atmospheric sciences; boundary layer; wind energy; remote sensing.  He is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, American Meteorological Society, American Geophysical Union. He is a member of the Validation and Verification Committee for Department of Energy’s Chem/Bio Salt Lake City Urban Field Experiment. Dr. Calhoun has served as a reviewer for prestigious journals and federal agencies. Dr. Calhoun’s honors include honorable mention at the 12th Symposium on Boundary Layers and Turbulence in 1997 and Summer Colloquium Fellow, NCAR in 1995.


Stanford University, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Ph.D. (1998)
Stanford University, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Engineer (1993)
Stanford University, Civil and Environmental Engineering, M.S. (1992)
Stanford University, Symbolic Systems, B.S. (1989)

Research Interests

Remote sensing of environmental flows, atmospheric boundary layers and wind energy systems for climate studies, air quality and wind resource management.

Graduate Faculties

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering