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Research Opportunities

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A wide variety of well-funded research projects are ongoing, serving both the United States government and private industry. Annually, the faculty obtain close to $1.2 million in external support grants for research. In a typical year, this research leads to more than 70 scholarly articles published in respected journals, and over 90 talks at other universities and at national and international meetings.

The following list summarizes the general areas of faculty research activity. For more information, see the individual faculty web pages. Many of the faculty also participate in interdisciplinary research programs.  

Primary research areas include:

Engineering Design

  • Optimal Design
  • Computer Graphics

Environmental Science

  • Aerosol Science
  • Air Pollution
  • Renewable Energy Engineering
  • Indoor Air Quality

Solid Mechanics and Materials Processing

  • Composite Materials
  • Control Systems
  • Finite & Boundary Element Methods
  • Fracture Mechanics
  • Materials Testing and Characterization
  • MEMS and Sensors
  • Nanomechanics and Nanomaterials
  • Nanoparticle Adhesion and Removal
  • Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation
  • Nonlinear Mechanics
  • Structural Engineering and Design
  • Structural Health Monitoring
  • Vibrations and Dynamics
  • Welding Metallurgy

Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Science

  • Acoustics
  • Aeroelasticity
  • Aeronautics
  • Applied Aerodynamics
  • Atomization and Sprays
  • Computational Fluid Mechanics
  • Control Systems
  • Experimental Techniques
  • Heat Transfer
  • Multiphase Flows
  • Turbulence and Stochastic Modeling
  • Ultrasonic and Air-coupled Acoustics

Laurel Kuxhaus
Modeling the Human Machine
A new Clarkson faculty member applies the equations of engineering to the intricate workings of the body.