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02-12-2016

Selma Mededovic Thagard Receives Tenure & Promotion to Associate Professor at Clarkson University

Clarkson University President Tony Collins has announced that Selma Mededovic Thagard has been granted tenure and promoted from assistant professor to associate professor of chemical & biomolecular engineering in the Wallace H. Coulter School of Engineering.

Selma Mededovic ThagardThagard received her bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering from the University of Zagreb in Croatia and her Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Florida State University. Before coming to Clarkson, Thagard held post-doctoral appointments at Toyohashi University of Technology in Japan and at Colorado State University.

Her area of expertise is in electrical discharge plasma processes with a focus on theoretical and experimental investigations of fundamental plasma chemistry in single and multiphase plasma environments.

Her research group is currently pursuing multiple national and international interdisciplinary research projects, some of which include development and scale-up of chemical reactors for plasma-assisted water treatment, plasma sterilization and food decontamination, and plasma-assisted conversion of liquid fuels into hydrogen-rich gas.

Thagard has coauthored 30 articles in refereed journals, has three book chapters, and three patents.

She is the recipient of the Tau Beta Pi Faculty Award, NSF BRIGE award, Kristin Craig Memorial Faculty Award, and the Omega Chi Epsilon “Professor of the Year” award.

She has presented her work at numerous national and international meetings and has delivered more than 15 lectures as an invited speaker.

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 in Potsdam, N.Y., and Schenectady, 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 more than 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, education, 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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[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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