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Clarkson University Names Grimberg New CEE Department Chair

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Professor Stefan J. Grimberg has been appointed chair of Clarkson University’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, effective July 1.

"I am confident that under his leadership the CEE Department will accelerate its progress toward achieving even higher levels of academic excellence," said Wallace H. Coulter School of Engineering Dean Goodarz Ahmadi.Clarkson University Names Grimberg New CEE Department Chair

Ahmadi also thanked outgoing chair Professor Hung Tao Shen. "I thank Professor Shen for serving as chair over the past six years," said Ahmadi. "I greatly appreciate the leadership role he has taken and wish him well as he continues in his teaching and research pursuits."

Grimberg joined the Clarkson faculty in 1996, after receiving his Ph.D. in environmental engineering from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He received Clarkson’s John W. Graham Jr. Faculty Award in 2001 and was the recipient of the Outstanding New Teacher Award in 1999.

He has also received the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Albert Merrill Award twice, in 2008 and in 2009 respectively. He was also one of the Clarkson faculty members who received the Boeing Outstanding Educator Award in 2001.

Grimberg’ scholarly work has involved bioremediation, hazardous waste treatment, bioaerosol transport and deposition, and biological fate of organic pollutants in the environment. Most recently he has been involved in a project converting farm waste to renewable energy using anaerobic digestion.

He has authored more than 30 archival publications in addition to many additional peer reviewed publications and presentations at conferences. He has given a number of invited presentations in the U.S. and around the globe. His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Department of Agriculture, NYSERDA, Alcoa and DuPont. In addition, He has mentored three Ph.D., 19 M.S. and 15 undergraduate research students.

Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. One in six 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 health sciences, 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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