School of Engineering

Ronald Trauner

Engineering Design Center Director &
Lecturer of Electrical Engineering

Discipline: Circuits/Machines
Ronald Trauner


  • MSE, Electrical Engineering, Purdue University, 1964
  • BS, Military Science, U.S. Military Academy, West Point, NY, 1960


Ron Trauner has been on the faculty of the School of Engineering since 1988. He is a Lecturer in Electrical Engineering, and has taught ENGR 205 (Circuits), ENGR 206 (Circuits Lab), ENGR 306 (Electromechanical Systems), and ENGR 610 (Engineering Cost Analysis). In addition to teaching part time, he is the Director of the Engineering Design Center, an activity for bringing industry sponsored projects to SFSU for work by student/faculty teams. He also is Administrator of the Industrial Assessment Center  (Opens in New Window), a program of Dept of Energy in which students help local manufacturers in the areas of energy efficiency, waste minimization, and productivity.

Prior to coming to SFSU, Trauner was a career Army Officer in the Corps of Engineers. From 1960 until retiring in 1988 he served in a variety of command and staff positions in the United States, Asia, and Europe. He was an Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering at the US Military Academy from 1968 to 1971, and Professor of Military Science (ROTC) at Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute from 1977 to 1980. His final assignment was as Deputy Commander, South Pacific Division, Corps of Engineers, located in San Francisco.

Other activities at SFSU have included recruiting new engineering students, orientations for new students, Recent projects completed include development of several training courses for United Airlines (1997) and a study of campus water consumption and conservation for SFSU (1994).

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