Ron Pratt, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Mathematics and Sciences
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ron pratt
  • Email: rpratt@fresno.edu
  • Phone: 559-453-2057
  • Office: AIMS 206

Education

  • Ph.D., Colorado School of Mines
  • M.S., Fuxin Institute of Mining and Technology
  • B.S., Colorado School of Mines

Publications & Presentations

  • "Optimizing Student Performance under a Government Mandated Quota System – A Case Study at the National University of Malaysia,” R.M. Pratt, Int. J. Engineering. Ed. Vol. 18, No. 1, pp. 17-21, 2002
  • “General Algorithms for 3-D Motion of a Non-Planar Body in a Steady-State Force Field,” R.M. Pratt, Mazwan, Khairil Bin Mohamad Zaini, J. Kejuruteraan, J. Engineering. Vol 14, pp. 83-107, 2002
  • “Thermodynamic Properties Involving Derivatives Using the Peng-Robinson Equation of State,” R.M. Pratt, J. Chem. Eng. Ed. Vol. 35, No. 2 pp. 112-115, 2001
  • "Beware of Singularities When Calculating Clathrate Hydrate Cell Potentials,” R.M. Pratt, A.L. Ballard, & E.D. Sloan, J. Am. Soc. of Ch. Eng. (AIChE). Vol. 47, No. 8, pp. 1897-1898, 2001
  • “Structural Perturbations in Proton-Randomized Single Point Charge Simulated Ice,” R.M. Pratt, J. Kejuruteraan, J. Engineering. Num. 13, pp. 87-97, 2001
  • "Beware of Bogus Roots with Cubic Equations of State," R.M. Pratt, J. Chem. Engineering. Ed. Fall Issue, Nov., 1999
  • "Structure H Clathrate Unit Cell Coordinates and Simulation of the Structure H Crystal Interface with Water," R.M. Pratt, D.H. Mei, E.D. Sloan, & T.M. Guo, J. Chem. Phys. 106(10), 1997
  • "A Computer Simulation and Investigation of Liquid-Solid Interfacial Phenomena for Ice and Clathrate Hydrates," R.M. Pratt & E.D. Sloan, Mol. Sim. Vol 15, pp. 247-264, 1995
  • "Defending Science from Science's Defenders," 2009
  • “Time to Deal with Vehicle Emissions Responsibly,” The Sun (Kuala Lumpur), Jan. 19, 2000
  • “Know Thyself...Its Fascinating and Fun! Using the Myers-Briggs Type Indicators at Home and on the Job,” Bul. Salam Malaysia, Vol. 4, No. 3, 1999
  • “Tobacco Industry Manipulating Desires of our Youth,” The Sun (Kuala Lumpur), Nov. 2, 1999
  • “Conflict in the Classroom, Old Earth or New Earth – Let the Ancients Speak,” The Association for Core Texts and Courses (ACTC), Atlanta, GA, April, 2003
  • "Clathrate Hydrates -- The Energy of the Future. An Overview and a Postulated Formation Mechanism," World Renewable Energy Congress, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, June, 1999
  • “Accommodating Student Learning Preferences -- Using the Myers-Briggs Type Indicators and Web Technology in Engineering Education,” International Conference on Teaching and Learning, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, November, 1999
  • "Molecular Dynamics Simulation of the Crystal-Water Interface,"AIChE Regional Meeting, Houston TX, March, 1993
  • Equation of State Calculations for Hydrocarbon Processing -- A Quick and Dirty Guide using the Peng-Robinson Equation of State, Penerbit, UKM (National University of Malaysia Publishing House), 1999
  • "Introduction to Molecular Simulation," Technical University of Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark, April-May, 1999
  • "Introduction to Molecular Dynamics and Monte Carlo Computer Simulation," East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai, China, Dec., 1997
  • "Introduction to and Applications of Molecular Dynamics and Monte Carlo Computer Simulation," Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, Nov., 1996
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