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Kuxhaus Appointed Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering at Clarkson University

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Laurel Kuxhaus has been appointed assistant professor of mechanical and aeronautical engineering at Clarkson University. She begins teaching this fall.Laurel Kuxhaus

Kuxhaus received her bachelor of science degree in engineering mechanics from Michigan State University, her master of science in mechanical engineering from Cornell University, and her Ph.D. in bioengineering from the University of Pittsburgh. She also holds a bachelor of arts degree in music from Michigan State University.

Before coming to Clarkson, Kuxhaus was an adjunct faculty member in the freshman engineering program at the University of Pittsburgh and a postdoctoral researcher at Allegheny General Hospital.

Her research interests include the study of the biomechanics of the upper extremity, including the hand, wrist, and elbow. She seeks an increased understanding of the forces in the elbow joint and the motions of the fingers and wrist during everyday and specialized activities.

Kuxhaus has coauthored several articles and has another manuscript currently under review. She has also presented two conference papers and several abstracts. She is a member of the American Society for Biomechanics, the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), the Biomedical Engineering Students’ Society and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. One in six alumni already leads as a CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. Located just outside the Adirondack Park in Potsdam, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university for undergraduates with select graduate programs in signature areas of academic excellence directed toward the world’s pressing issues. Through 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, sciences and health sciences, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and engineering innovation with enterprise.

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