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09-12-2006

Clarkson Professor Recognized as a Leading Educator and Scholar by the National Science Foundation

Clarkson University faculty member Suresh Dhaniyala, assistant professor of the Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering Department, recently received the NSF CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation.

The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) program grants the National Science Foundation's most prestigious awards to professors in the early stages of their careers. The award supports the educational activities of teacher-scholars who have proven to successfully integrate research and education within the context of the mission of their organization. These activities promise to build a solid foundation for a lifetime of contributions to research and education.

"I am very proud to be recognized for my contributions to the field of aerosol physics and aerosol dynamics, and appreciate the assistance from the National Science Foundation in furthering my current research," remarked Dhaniyala.

Dhaniyala's project titled "New Techniques for Aerosol/Cloud Sampling and Analysis" earned him the special distinction from the NSF. His present research interests lie within the fields of aerosol physics, aerosol dynamics, new particle instrumentation, and fluid mechanics. The NSF award will support his research and related academic activities in the development of new instruments and techniques to greatly improve the understanding of aerosol-cloud processes and their role in global climate change. The proposed research project will involve theoretical and experimental studies of the high-speed aerosol-fluid flow interactions and the development of a fast aerosol size spectrometer to enable improved characterization of cloud systems. An integrated education plan will draw upon his research to develop teaching modules on aerosol, clouds and climate for the K-12 community outreach program. In addition, his research results will be integrated into the Fluid Mechanics course, at the undergraduate level, and the Aerosol Instrumentation course, at the graduate level.

Learn more about Professor Dhaniyala by visiting his Web site at http://www.clarkson.edu/mae/faculty/dhaniyala.html . For more information about the CAREER Program or other NSF initiatives, visit the National Science Foundation online at www.nsf.gov.

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Michael P. Griffin, director of News & Digital Content Services, at 315-268-6716 or mgriffin@clarkson.edu.]

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