Dr. A. L. Ranen McLanahan

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Co-Director of the Center for Device Design and Development (3DC)

UW-Fox Valley

Office: U1034 (UW-Fox Valley campus)
Tel: 920.832.2631
Year Hired: 2014
E-mail: mclanahana@uwplatt.edu

Courses Typically Taught

•ME3300 Fluid Dynamics
•ME3430 Introduction to Computational Methods
•ME3640 Heat Transfer
•ME3720 Mechanical Systems Laboratory
•ME4560 Computational Fluid Dynamics
•ME4720 Thermal Systems Lab
•ME4730 Thermal Fluid Systems Design

Professional Interests

Computational fluid dynamics (CFD), micro-electrical-mechanical systems (MEMS), power systems, prototyping, performance management. 


  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering; Washington State University; 2011
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering; Washington State University; 2007
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering Technology; Eastern Washington University; 2005

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