Message From the Dean

For 125 years, Clarkson has produced remarkably successful engineers. We help students find their passion, and we empower them to address today’s most complex challenges with innovative and visionary ideas. Instrumental to student success, our faculty advances research and technology that benefits all areas of life, from health and sports, to the environment. And they receive well-deserved recognition for their work. We are pleased to share a little about their efforts. And we are also pleased to announce the appointment of our new President! Read on for more information.

— Bill Jemison
Dean of the Wallace H. Coulter School of Engineering / Tony Collins Professor of Innovative Engineering Culture

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Marc P. Christensen PhD, PE

New Knight in the Realm

It’s official! The Clarkson Board of Trustees has selected Marc P. Christensen to lead the University as the 17th President. President-Elect Christensen will be joining us from Texas, where he is dean of the Lyle School of Engineering at Southern Methodist University. We are very excited to welcome him to the Clarkson community this July.

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Best of the Best

Not only does Clarkson rank among the top schools for engineering in the country, but our faculty rank among the best of their peers. Professor Chunlei Liang has been elected a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, an honor that is bestowed on only a select few of the Society's 64,000+ members.

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Chunlei Liang
Doug Bohl (left) and Brian Helenbrook with a scale model used during the project.

Luge Innovation 

Golden Knight ingenuity propelled one athlete at the Winter Olympics. Team USA luger Chris Mazdzer raced on a sled developed by Professors Doug Bohl and Brian Helenbrook. The Clarkson profs have been developing new shapes for more aerodynamic sleds by using a new approach, one that also presents a unique learning opportunity for students.

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A Few Good Reads

Looking for your next fascinating read? Check out the cover article by Clarkson graduate and faculty researchers in ACS ES&T Engineering on their novel solar-powered electrochemical desalination device. Or try Professor Erik Bollt’s article in Nature Communications that details his research on next generation reservoir computing.

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Erik Bollt