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Kerop Janoyan Receives Tenure and Promoted to Associate Professor

Clarkson University President Tony Collins has announced that Kerop D. Janoyan has been granted tenure and promoted from assistant professor to associate professor of civil and environmental engineering in the Wallace H. Coulter School of Engineering.

Janoyan received his B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in civil engineering from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA).

His research focuses on a broad range of topics, including dynamic soil-structure interaction -- soil-foam and soil-tool interactions; foundation engineering, particularly laterally loaded deep foundations; innovative bridge design, monitoring and evaluation; laboratory and field measurements in geotechnical and structural engineering; and advanced sensor development and measurement tools for civil, environmental and industrial applications.

Janoyan is active in sustainable transportation infrastructure studies, including winter impacts along the Cascade Lakes in the Adirondack Mountains and effective passageways to mitigate the effects of roads on wildlife. He is also the Clarkson representative to the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies.

Janoyan has authored or co-authored more than 40 technical papers and reports and presented his research at numerous national and international conferences. He has served as a member of technical committees, as well as chair or co-chair at various international conferences.

During his years at Clarkson, Janoyan received the Teaching Excellence honor presented by the Wallace H. Coulter School of Engineering for five semesters. He is the advisor for Chi Epsilon, the national civil engineering honor society. Janoyan is a registered Professional (Civil) Engineer in California.

He resides in Potsdam with his wife Maria, son Bedros and daughter Sophia.

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