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05-31-2013

Suresh Dhaniyala Promoted to Full Professor at Clarkson University

Clarkson University President Tony Collins has announced that Suresh Dhaniyala has been promoted from associate professor to full professor of mechanical & aeronautical engineering in the Wallace H. Coulter School of Engineering. Promotion to professor is considered to be virtually the highest honor that a university can bestow upon its faculty.

Suresh DhaniyalaDhaniyala has been a faculty member in the Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering at Clarkson since 2002. 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, environment, and climate.

Toward this, Dhaniyala and his research group are developing advanced measurement tools and analysis techniques for accurate and comprehensive characterization of airborne particles. 

Instruments developed in 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 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 industry. 

Prior to joining Clarkson, Dhaniyala was a post-doctoral scholar in chemical engineering at California Institute of Technology.

He received his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the University of Minnesota and has a master of science from the University of Delaware, and bachelor of technology from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India.

Dhaniyala is the secretary of the American Association for Aerosol Research (AAAR). He has previously served as a board director, education committee chair and tutorial chair of AAAR. 

Dhaniyala’s research has been supported with more than $3 million in funding from agencies, including, the National Science Foundation, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, NASA, Department of Defense, U.S. Navy, and the EPA.

Dhaniyala’s dual commitment to research and teaching was recognized with the CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation in 2006. He has also received Clarkson University’s John W. Graham Jr. Faculty Research Award.  

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