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Professor Silvana Andreescu Is Promoted to Full Professor at Clarkson University

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Professor Silvana Andreescu

Clarkson University’s Chemistry and Biomolecular Science Professor Silvana Andreescu has been promoted from associate professor to full professor. She has been a faculty member at Clarkson since 2005. Her technical expertise is focused on analytical and bioanalytical chemistry, with a special emphasis on biosensing technology for clinical and environmental monitoring. Andreescu’s research projects include investigations of basic biochemical mechanisms at biointerfaces, bioimmobilization, biomimetic materials and biosensors. Many of the sensors developed in her laboratory are used to understand fundamental molecular mechanisms in biological systems, to determine clinically important analytes associated with medical conditions and to address environmental challenges. Her recent research focuses on the development of portable nanoparticle-based technologies for point-of-care diagnosis and therapy.

Professor Andreescu received her Master of Science degree in biosensors from the University of Bucharest, Romania, and a joint Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Perpignan, France, and the University of Bucharest. She was also an NSF-NATO postdoctoral fellow in analytical chemistry at SUNY Binghamton from 2003 to 2005.

Andreescu is the recipient of a French government graduate fellowship, the NSF-CAREER award, and Clarkson University’s John W. Graham Research Award, and is a member of the Million Dollar Club at Clarkson. She has published more than 60 peer-reviewed journal articles and 13 book and encyclopedia chapters, has co-edited two books for McGraw Hill and Oxford University Press, and has delivered some 100 presentations at professional and academic conferences throughout the world. In addition Andreescu has received external research funding totaling more than $2 million from the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, the United States Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Army. 

Professor Suresh Dhaniyala Is Promoted to Full Professor at Clarkson University

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Professor Suresh Dhaniyala

Professor Suresh Dhaniyala has been promoted from associate professor to full professor of mechanical & aeronautical engineering in the Wallace H. Coulter School of Engineering.  He has been a faculty member at Clarkson University since 2002. Prior to joining Clarkson, Dhaniyala was a post-doctoral scholar in chemical engineering at the California Institute of Technology. His research interests are in the fields of nanoparticle characterization, aerosol instrumentation, atmospheric aerosol measurements, and aerosol-cloud interactions.

The goals of Dhaniyala’s research group are to improve the understanding of the nature and behavior of airborne particles and their possible impact on human health, the environment, and climate. He and his team are developing advanced measurement tools and analysis techniques for accurate and comprehensive characterization of airborne particles. Instruments developed by Dhaniyala’s group are flown as part of the National Center for Atmospheric Research’s aircraft instrument suite (for the measurement of atmospheric aerosol properties) and used in a NASA study for validation of satellite measurements.

Dhaniyala’s research has been supported with more than $3 million in funding from agencies including the National Science Foundation, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, NASA, the Department of Defense, the U.S. Navy, and the EPA. His dual commitments to research and teaching were recognized with the CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation in 2006. He also received Clarkson University’s John W. Graham Jr. Faculty Research Award.  

Professor Dhaniyala earned his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the University of Minnesota and has a Master of Science degree from the University of Delaware, and a Bachelor of Technology degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India. He has two patents and has published more than 40 peer-reviewed journal papers, authored two book chapters, and presented several invited talks in universities, national laboratories, and for industrial organizations. In addition, he serves as the secretary of the American Association for Aerosol Research (AAAR) and was previously a board director, education committee chair and tutorial chair of the AAAR.