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Coulter School of Engineering Newsletter: October 2022
I hope the fall semester is going well for you. Here at Clarkson, we have jumped headfirst back into the pursuit of innovation and academic excellence. Students, faculty and staff in the Coulter School continue to meet the moment, turning their full attention to solving imminent problems as well as long-term challenges. Below are some highlights of their most recent successes.
— Bill Jemison
Dean of the Wallace H. Coulter School of Engineering / Tony Collins Professor of Innovative Engineering Culture
Clean Energy Creation
The race continues for clean energy sources to satisfy our ever-increasing demand for energy. Rising to the challenge, Professor Simona Liguori will lead a project that aims to create renewable hydrogen from biomass gasification that can be used as a clean energy source. The cutting-edge project is funded by the Department of Energy.
According to Professor Andrea Ferro, women faculty in STEM, particularly minority women, experience isolation and devaluation of their research, especially when they’re researching how to solve socially important problems. Through an award from the NSF, Ferro will lead an intercollegiate team in exploring these two barriers that often contribute to attrition.
Paper is Honored
If delving into a computational methodology for full-chip thermal simulations of multicore CPUs and general purpose GPUs is your thing, then you need to read Lin Jiang’s paper. It’s award-winning after all — Jiang, a PhD student, received the Prof. Avram Bar-Cohen Best Paper Award in the Emerging Technologies and Fundamentals Track at ITherm 2022.
ASCE Awards Knights
Of the 16 scholarships the American Society of Civil Engineers awarded this year, two went to Golden Knights. Civil engineering majors Seth Anderson ’23 and Robert Schneider ’23 respectively won the Eugene C. Figg, Jr. Civil Engineering Scholarship and the B. Charles Tiney Memorial ASCE Student Chapter Scholarship. It’s all in a day's work for these two.