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Clarkson Prof. Ruth Baltus Of Potsdam Promoted

Clarkson University President Denny Brown has announced that Ruth E. Baltus of Potsdam, associate professor of chemical engineering, has been promoted to professor.

Baltus’ research interest is in the general area of macromolecular transport in porous systems. She arrived at Clarkson in 1983 an assistant professor of chemical engineering and was promoted to associate professor in 1989. From 1990-91, she was a visiting research fellow at General Electric Corporate Research & Development Labs in Schenectady, N.Y. She is also a faculty research participant in the Chemical Technology Division, at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Oak Ridge, Tenn., for the 2001-02 school year

Baltus received her bachelor’s degree in chemistry from SUNY Oswego in 1977 and her master’s and doctoral degrees in chemical engineering from Carnegie Mellon University in 1979 and 1982, respectively.

Baltus is a member of American Institute of Chemical Engineers, the American Chemistry Society, the American Association for University Women, the Association for Women in Science, the Society of Women Engineers, the North American Membrane Society, and the American Society of Engineering Education.

Baltus has also been a member of the editorial board for the journal Energy Sources since 1993, and has been a reviewer for such journals as The Journal of Membrane Science, AIChE Journal, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, and Biotechnology Progress, and such organizations as the National Science Foundation and Petroleum Research Fund.

Baltus is an adviser for the Clarkson student chapter of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE), which was named best student section in its 26-member region in 1993, 1999 and 2000. She has been the recipient of two awards while at Clarkson, including the Personal Computer Curriculum Development Award in 1989 and the 1999 Student Life Award for Excellence as a Faculty Advisor.

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