Joseph Ranalli

Assistant Professor of Engineering, Engineering
Engineering Program Coordinator, Academic Affairs
Office Phone: 570-450-3065
Office Location: Kostos, 114
Mailing Address:
Penn State Hazleton
76 University Drive
Hazleton, PA 18202-8025

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Dr. Joseph Ranalli, assistant professor of engineering, brings a strong background for teaching the engineering of power systems to Penn State Hazleton. His doctoral research at Virginia Tech University involved the interaction of acoustics and combustion. During three years at the National Energy Technology Laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy in Morgantown, West Virginia, he studied how that interaction could damage gas turbines. At Penn State Hazleton, he continues theoretical research on combustion but also investigates renewable energy by helping develop a smartphone app and software that find optimal locations for solar panels and preparing guidance for fighting fires at solar installations. For using a video game to teach principles of rocketry, Ranalli received New Faculty Fellow Award from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers in 2013.

Research Interests
Solar Power Applications
Games in Engineering Education
Educational and Pedagogical Software