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07-06-2009

Clarkson University Dean Speaks at Prestigious Institute

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Goodarz Ahmadi, dean of Clarkson University’s Wallace H. Coulter School of Engineering, was recently honored by being asked to speak at one of the world’s foremost scientific institutions.Clarkson University Dean Speaks at Prestigious Institute

Ahmadi spoke during the spring semester at a workshop hosted by the von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics in Belgium.

The von Karman Institute is known worldwide for its research in fluid dynamics, including the areas of aeronautics and aerospace, environmental and applied fluid dynamics, and turbo-machinery and propulsion.

Ahmadi said being asked to lecture at the institute is considered to be an honor among the international science community.

Ahmadi’s lectures were titled "Lagrangian Versus Eulerian Method for Nanoparticles" and "Transport, Deposition, and Removal of Charged Nanoparticles."

"Nanoparticles are particles with size of the order of one millionth of millimeter," said Ahmadi. "They can be used for medical treatment, developing high performance materials, and many other important applications."

Ahmadi has authored more than 400 papers in journals, in addition to two books and numerous papers in national and international conference proceedings. He has also given more than 100 keynote lectures and invited seminars worldwide. He has worked at Clarkson for 27 years and has been dean of engineering for the past four.

Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. One in six 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.

[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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