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05-14-2015

Kerop Janoyan Promoted to Full Professor at Clarkson University

Clarkson University President Tony Collins has announced that Kerop D. Janoyan has been promoted from associate professor to full professor of civil & environmental engineering in the Wallace H. Coulter School of Engineering. Promotion to professor is considered to be virtually the highest honor that a university can bestow upon its faculty.

Kerop D. JanoyanJanoyan is the director of distance learning in the Office of the Provost and served as executive officer of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering from 2010 through the end of 2014.  

He has been recognized numerous times by the Coulter School of Engineering for his excellence in teaching undergraduate and graduate courses. He serves on numerous University and departmental committees and recently received the Albert D. Merrill Award and was inducted into Phalanx, Clarkson University’s highest honor society. He was also elected by-fellow of Churchill College at Cambridge University, where he spent his sabbatical stay in 2009.  

Janoyan’s research and development expertise covers a broad range of related topics with a strong focus on aspects of intelligent infrastructure systems. He is the co-director of Clarkson's Center for the Evaluation of Clean Energy Technology (CECET) Blade Testing Facility and the director of the Laboratory for Intelligent Infrastructure and Transportation Technologies.

He has served as a member of numerous technical committees and has chaired many conference sessions. Janoyan also has an extensive history of participation in academic and joint industrial projects.

Janoyan has authored or co-authored more than 90 technical papers and reports and has presented his research at national and international conferences and workshops. His research and development efforts have garnered nearly $4 million in funding and have been supported by agencies such as the National Science Foundation, Federal Highway Administration, the New York State Department of Transportation, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, as well as industry partners such as General Motors Powertrain, John Deere, General Electric, Cooper Crouse-Hinds, and others. Janoyan is also the co-inventor on one United States Patent.  

Janoyan has advised numerous graduate and undergraduate students who have received many honors and awards and started successful careers in the profession, including former graduate students who are now faculty members at U.S. universities.

Janoyan received his bachelor of science, master of science, engineer, and Ph.D. degrees in civil engineering from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). He is a Registered Professional Engineer (PE) in California.  
     
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.
 
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