Ronald L. Huston is a professor emeritus of mechanics and a Distinguished Research Professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Cincinnati. He is also a Herman Schneider Chair Professor.
Dr. Huston has been a member of the faculty of the University of Cincinnati since 1962. During his tenure he was the Head of the Department of Engineering Analysis, and Interim Head of Chemical and Materials Engineering, the Director of the Institute for Applied Interdisciplinary Research, and an acting senior Vice President and Provost. He has also served as a secondary faculty member in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and as an adjunct professor of orthopedic surgery research.
From 1979 to 1980, Dr. Huston was the division director of civil and mechanical engineering at the National Science Foundation. In 1978, he was the visiting professor in applied mechanics at Stanford University. From 1990-1996, he was a director of the Monarch Foundation.
Dr. Huston has authored more than 150 journal articles, 150 conference papers, 5 books, and 75 book reviews. H has served as a technical editor of Applied Mechanics Reviews, and Associate Editor of the Journal of Applied Mechanics, and a book review editor of the International Journal of Industrial Engineering.Dr. Huston is an active consultant in safety, biomechanics, and accident reconstruction. His research interests include multi-body dynamics, human factors, biomechanics, and sport mechanics.