Clarkson University President Tony Collins has announced that Byron D. Erath has been granted tenure and promoted from assistant professor to associate professor of mechanical & aeronautical engineering in the Wallace H. Coulter School of Engineering at Clarkson University.
Erath’s research focuses on experimental fluid mechanics, with emphasis on energy harvesting from vortex induced vibrations and the fluid dynamics of voiced speech production.
Since arriving at Clarkson in 2012, Erath’s research has been funded by the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health, and he has personally received over $875,000 in external funding.
Erath has authored 23 peer-reviewed journal publications, including 14 while at Clarkson. He and his students have presented their research findings at 10 national and international conferences, including invited presentations at the 10th International Conference on Voice Physiology and Biomechanics.
As an instructor, he teaches courses on fluid mechanics and heat transfer.
He has advised or co-advised four senior design teams that have been named finalists in the Summer Biomechanics, Bioengineering, and Biotransport Conference’s Undergraduate Design Competition in Rehabilitation, including one that won first place in 2017.
One alumna from his lab has been awarded the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, with another receiving honorable mention.
Erath has been actively involved in community outreach, presenting his research in local community forums and at local high schools.
Before coming to Clarkson, Erath was a post-doctoral scientist at The George Washington University.
He received his bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from Brigham Young University and his master of science and Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Purdue University.