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12-02-2014

Clarkson University Faculty Honored for Research Achievements

Several Clarkson University faculty members were recently honored for their research achievements at the University's Excellence in Research Awards Reception.

Several Clarkson University faculty members were recently honored for their research achievements at the University's Excellence in Research Awards Reception. Above (left to right), Provost and Senior Vice President Chuck Thorpe with honorees Milton Kerker Chaired Professor in the Department of Chemistry & Biomolecular Science Evgeny Katz, Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering Stephanie Schuckers, Professor of Chemistry & Biomolecular Science Silvana Andreescu, and Professor of Mathematics Joseph Skufca.At the reception, Evgeny Katz, the Milton Kerker Chaired Professor in the Department of Chemistry & Biomolecular Science, was awarded Clarkson's Lifetime Research Achievement Award. The award is granted annually to recognize research by a tenured faculty member who is recognized internationally for a body of work that exemplifies the highest level of research accomplishment and has made a significant impact on their chosen field of study.

Egon Matijevic Chair of Chemistry and Professor of Chemistry & Biomolecular Science Silvana Andreescu and Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering Stephanie Schuckers each received the Clarkson Faculty Award for Excellence in Research, established in 2013 to recognize research by tenured faculty members that have had a significant impact on their chosen field of study.

Also honored were Professor of Mathematics Joseph Skufca for his induction into the Million Dollar Club and Schuckers for her induction into the Multi-Million Dollar Club. The Million Dollar Club recognizes researchers whose investigations and activities have been supported with $1 million or more in externally sponsored research funding. The Multi-Million Dollar Club honors faculty with more than $5 million in externally sponsored research funding.    

Areas of prominent research focus at Clarkson include advanced materials, biotechnology, entrepreneurship, the environment and energy, and global supply chain management.

Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. One in five 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 the health professions, 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.

Photo caption: Several Clarkson University faculty members were recently honored for their research achievements at the University's Excellence in Research Awards Reception. Above (left to right), Provost and Senior Vice President Chuck Thorpe with honorees Milton Kerker Chaired Professor in the Department of Chemistry & Biomolecular Science Evgeny Katz, Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering Stephanie Schuckers, Professor of Chemistry & Biomolecular Science Silvana Andreescu, and Professor of Mathematics Joseph Skufca.

[A photograph for media use is available at http://www.clarkson.edu/news/photos/research-excellence-2014.jpg.]

[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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