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05-07-2014

Andrea Ferro Promoted to Full Professor at Clarkson University

Clarkson University President Tony Collins has announced that Andrea R. Ferro has been promoted from associate professor to full professor of civil & environmental 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.

Andrea R. FerroFerro is a registered professional engineer with primary expertise in air pollution. Her specific research focus is in the emission, fate, transport, and human exposure of airborne particulate matter. She holds a master’s degree and Ph.D. in civil and environmental engineering from Stanford University.

At Clarkson, Ferro teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in atmospheric chemistry and physics, human exposure analysis, risk analysis, biogeochemical earth systems, environmental engineering, and a newly developed course in sustainable development engineering. She has advised 20 masters and Ph.D. students and 30 undergraduate students in her research group.

Ferro has received a number of University awards, including the John W. Graham Jr. Faculty Research Award, the University Outstanding Advisor Award, the Commendable Service Award, and recognition of teaching excellence for the Coulter School of Engineering.

Ferro has published more than 50 peer-reviewed conference papers and journal articles and she has delivered some 150 papers at professional and academic conferences throughout the world. She has managed research projects totaling over $4 million from the National Science Foundation, the Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, the Health Effects Institute and other funding agencies. She is a 2008 recipient of the prestigious NSF CAREER Award.

Ferro has served on the board of directors for three large international scientific organizations. She is currently on the executive board for the Association for Environmental Engineering and Science Professors and is the 2015 conference chair for the American Association for Aerosol Research.

Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. One in five alumni already leads as a CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. Located just outside the Adirondack Park in Potsdam, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university for undergraduates with select graduate programs in signature areas of academic excellence directed toward the world's pressing issues. Through 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, sciences and health sciences, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and engineering innovation with enterprise.

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[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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