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Piperni Appointed Associate Professor of Mechanical & Aeronautical Engineering at Clarkson University

Pat Piperni has been appointed associate professor of mechanical & aeronautical engineering at Clarkson University.

Pat PiperniHe received his bachelor of engineering degree with honors in mechanical engineering with an aeronautical option from McGill University, his master of applied science from the Institute for Aerospace Studies, University of Toronto, and his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the University of Montreal.

Before coming to this position at Clarkson, Piperni was project manager for Multidisciplinary Design Optimization (MDO) in the Advanced Design department at Bombardier Aerospace. His responsibilities included leading the development of a company-wide MDO capability at Bombardier Aerospace and overseeing its application to aircraft design projects.

Prior to that, he was group leader for high-speed aerodynamics in Bombardier's Advanced Aerodynamics department. In that role he was responsible for the high-speed aerodynamic design of several Bombardier aircraft currently in service, while also being involved in research and development in computational fluid dynamics.

Piperni has written many articles for professional publications, including the AIAA Journal, the Journal of Aircraft, the Journal of Fluids and Structures, and the Canadian Aeronautics and Space Journal.

He is an associate fellow of the Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute (CASI), a member of the CASI Aircraft Design & Development Committee, and the AIAA MDO Technical Committee.

Clarkson University educates the leaders of the global economy. One in five alumni already leads as an owner, CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. With its main campus located in Potsdam, New York, and additional graduate program and research facilities in the Capital Region and Beacon, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university with signature areas of academic excellence and research 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 innovation with enterprise.

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