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Professor Abul Khondker Of Potsdam Receives The Clarkson University Distinguished Teaching Award

POTSDAM, N.Y. -- Clarkson University Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor Abul Khondker of Potsdam, was recently awarded the Clarkson University Distinguished Teaching Award. Originating in 1960 as the Excellent Teaching Award, and renewed in 1970 as the Distinguished Award,this $1,500 is given "in recognition of the importance of superior teaching" by nomination of alumni and by selection of a faculty committee.

Khondker's research interests include basic and applied research inmodeling, design and fabrication of novel semiconductor materials anddevices. He has written numerous articles for various professional journals and has presented his findings at conferences all over the country.

Khondker came to Clarkson in 1983 and served as an assistant professor until 1989. In that year he was named an associate professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and granted tenure. He was given the Outstanding Adviser Award in 1985. In 1992, he was honored with teaching awards from the Clarkson chapters of the Eta Kappa Nu andTau Beta Pi honor societies; in 1996, Khondker was again honored by Tau Beta Pi with a teaching award. He has been an adviser to the Muslim Students' Association since 1985 and to Tau Beta Pi since 1996.

Prior to his arrival at Clarkson was a research assistant at Rice University in Houston, where he earned his Ph.D.; and a lecturer in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology in Dhaka, where he received his bachelor's and master's degrees.

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