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March Newsletter: Page 8

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Clarkson University's Goodarz Ahmadi Coauthors a Book about Aerosol Transport 


Clarkson University’s Dean, Professor Goodarz Ahmadi displays his new book.

Professor Goodarz Ahmadi, Dean of the Wallace H. Coulter School of Engineering at Clarkson University, has coauthored a new book. The book Computational Fluid and Particle Dynamics in the Human Respiratory System explains the science behind tracking particles in airflow through a room and into the respiratory tract. It contains best-practice guidelines for students and scientists for establishing high-quality computer simulations, as well as an introduction to the physics of the respiratory system.

Professor Ahmadi (of Clarkson’s Department of Mechanical & Aeronautical Engineering) worked on the book for several years and has taught courses at the university on using computer models to track particles in airflow for the last three decades. Together with his colleagues and his graduate students he examined CT Scans of nasal cavities, as well as a cast of a lung, in order to study the motions of aerosols in the respiratory track. 

Jinyan Tu and Kiao Inthavong co-wrote the book with Ahmadi. Both are professors of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia.

Professor Ahmadi has authored more than 520 papers in archival journals, in addition to two earlier books and made more than 1,000 presentations in national and international conferences. He has also given more than 150 keynote lectures and invited seminars worldwide. He is on the editorial advisory board of seven technical journals and is a fellow of ASME, ISME and ISCE. He was also a Senior Research Associate at the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL). More information about his research can be found at the following website.


The CAMP newsletter is published four times per year by the Center for Advanced Materials Processing, a NYSTAR-designated Center for Advanced Technology located at Clarkson University.

Editor: Dana M. Barry, Ph.D.

Equal Opportunity Policy.  Clarkson University does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status in provision of educational opportunity or employment opportunities and benefits.


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Shipley Distinguished Lectureship
Presented by Richard N. Zare
Marguerite Blake Wilbur Professor in Natural Science
Stanford University
Stanford, California

The Chemistry of Drink
Clarkson University, April 18, 2013

"Cavity Ring-Down Spectroscopy:
A New Way to Make Ultra Sensitive Absorption Measurements"
Clarkson University, April 19, 2013

CAMP's Annual Technical Meeting
Gideon Putnam Resort
Saratoga Springs, New York
May 15-17, 2013

CAMP's  Eighteenth International Symposium on Chemical-Mechanical Planarization(CMP)
August 11 -14, 2013
Crowne Plaza Resort & Golf Club
Lake Placid, New York

(For information about CAMP industrial short courses, please call Professor Richard Partch at 315-268-2351 or send email to him at

Information, on these and other CAMP events, is available at the CAMP website at