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mechanical engineer

Ronald Leialoha Akau, American mechanical engineer. Welding Foundation award, 1981. Member American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Institute Environmental Sciences.

Background

Akau, Ronald Leialoha was born on May 30, 1955 in Honolulu. Son of Samuel Kawehi and Agnes Kealohaokalani (Kamakawiwoole) Akau.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Loyola Marymount University, 1977. Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University, 1980. Doctor of Philosophy, Purdue University, 1983.

Career

Junior engineer, WED Enterprises, Los Angeles, 1977;researcher, Westinghouse, West Lafayette, Indiana, 1980;senior member technical staff, Sandia National laboratories, Albuquerque, since 1984.

Membership

Member American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Institute Environmental Sciences.

Connections

Married Laurie Ann Misako Shirai, August 16, 1980. Children: Melanie, Stephanie, Christen.

father:
Samuel Kawehi Akau

mother:
Agnes Kealohaokalani (Kamakawiwoole) Akau

spouse:
Laurie Ann Misako Shirai

child:
Melanie Akau

child:
Stephanie Akau

child:
Christen Akau