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Janoyan Named Interim Dean of Graduate School at Clarkson University

Kerop Janoyan has been named interim dean of the Graduate School at Clarkson University.

Kerop JanoyanBringing more than14 years of experience in higher education to this new role, Janoyan most recently served as director of distance learning in the Office of the Provost and is also professor of civil & environmental engineering in the Wallace H. Coulter School of Engineering.

Janoyan will work closely with the University's deans to best position the Graduate School for its next phase of growth focusing on the development of an infrastructure to support and expand it for graduate enrollment. The Graduate School is a centralized resource aimed at improving the graduate student pipeline and growth across all schools, professional programs, and research.

Janoyan 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, has 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.

His 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.

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.

He 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 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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