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Clarkson Professor Cetin Cetinkaya Granted Tenure And Promoted

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Clarkson University President Denny Brown announced today that Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Cetin CetinkayaEngineering faculty member Çetin Çetinkaya [CHET-in CHET-in-KY-a] of Potsdam, has been promoted to associate professor and granted tenure.

Çetinkaya joined the faculty of Clarkson in 1997 as an assistant professor. Prior to that, he worked in industry in research and development, and as the engineering applications coordinator for Wolfram Research.

Since coming to Clarkson, he has received over $1 million in external research funding. His research interests focus on thermoelastic wave propagation (photo-acoustics), nanoparticle adhesion and removal, laser-based nondestructive testing/evaluation, acoustic/ultrasonic MEMS devices, vibration analysis, and computer algebra. Çetinkaya has published and co-published more than a dozen articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals including the Journal of Adhesion Science and Technology, the ASME Journal for Vibration and Acoustics, and the Journal of Sound and Vibration.

Çetinkaya has developed and taught undergraduate and graduate level courses in elastic waves in solids, integrated design, rigid body dynamic, mechanical vibrations and control, and the theory of elasticity. He has served as thesis director or co-director for eight masters and doctoral degree candidates. He was co-recipient of a $400,000 grant from the Combined Research-Curriculum Development program of the National Science Foundation to facilitate experiential learning and undergraduate teaching projects.

He is a member of the executive committee of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers’ (ASME) Nondestructive Evaluation Engineering Division and has been elected to the editorial advisory board of the Journal of Adhesion Science and Technology, effective January 2005. He is professionally affiliated with the ASME, the American Society for Engineering Education, the American Academy of Mechanics, and the Acoustical Society of America.

Çetinkaya received his doctoral degree in aeronautical and astronautical engineering in 1995 from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. From 1995-96 he was an adjunct lecturer there and from 1996-97 was adjunct assistant professor.

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