Ralph Curtis Aldredge

Ralph Aldredge

Position Title
Associate Dean

  • Undergraduate Studies
1050G Kemper Hall

As Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies in the College of Engineering, Prof. Aldredge provides leadership and guidance in academic advising and intervention, student retention efforts, enrollment management, orientation and yield efforts, degree-program accreditation, and enhancing the quality of the undergraduate academic experience. Prior to this administrative role, he served in various academic-senate leadership roles at the department, college, campus and system-wide levels, including as Chair of the UC Board of Admissions and Relations with Schools (BOARS), which develops and recommends system-wide freshman and transfer admissions policies for approval by the UC Board of Regents. As a Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Dr. Aldredge also performs research and advises graduate students in the areas of combustion, fluid dynamics and bio-transport, with a focus on bio-fluid dynamics (vascular blood flow) and on front propagation both in biological tissue (avascular-tumor dynamics) and in reacting gaseous mixtures (flame propagation). He has developed computational algorithms and software for simulation and analysis of flame propagation, including an iPhone/iPad application (the Level-Set app).

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Education and Degree(s)
  • Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering & French, Carnegie Mellon
  • Master of Science, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University
  • Ph.D., Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University