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10-13-2014

Nakao Appointed Assistant Professor of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at Clarkson University

Shunsuke Nakao has been appointed assistant professor of chemical & biomolecular engineering at Clarkson University.

Shunsuke NakaoHe received his bachelor of engineering degree in applied chemistry from Keio University in Japan, and his Ph.D. in chemical and environmental engineering from the University of California, Riverside (UCR).

His research interests are in aerosol-cloud-climate interaction, air quality, atmospheric chemistry, and aerosol physics.

Before coming to Clarkson, Nakao was a National Science Foundation Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Atmospheric Science at Colorado State University. His research involved aerosol hygroscopicity, cloud chemistry, and biomass burning. Prior to that, he was a graduate research assistant in the Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering at UCR. He also has experience as a teaching assistant in the Environmental Engineering Lab at UCR.

Nakao has made numerous oral presentations and poster presentations on his work across the U.S. and in Japan. This includes gatherings of the American Association for Aerosol Research, the American Chemical Society, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, and the American Geophysical Union Fall meeting. He has also written extensively in peer-reviewed publications and has multiple manuscripts in review.

Nakao served as inaugural president of the American Association for Aerosol Research student chapter at UCR, and is president of the Kagakusha Network, an organization of nearly 200 Japanese scientists and students worldwide with the aim of supporting scientific development by fostering interdisciplinary networking.

Among his honors, he received the NSF Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences Postdoctoral Fellowship; the Global Sustainability Leadership Fellowship, Colorado State University; the Esther F. Hays Graduate Fellowship; and the University of California Transportation Center Graduate Fellowship. He was an invited participant in the Atmospheric Chemistry Colloquium for Emerging Senior Scientists (ACCESS) XII and the Atmospheric Chemistry Gordon Research Conference.

Nakao is a member of the American Association for Aerosol Research, American Chemical Society, and American Geophysical Union.

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[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Annie Harrison, Director of Media Relations, at 315-268-6764 or aharrison@clarkson.edu.]

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