POTSDAM – Several Clarkson University faculty and staff members were recently inducted into the school's Million Dollar and Multi-Million Dollar clubs for the significant amounts of external funding that their investigations and research activities have garnered.
At an October 27 reception, faculty and staff honored Institute for a Sustainable Environment Prof. Michelle Crimi, Mechanical & Aeronautical Engineering Prof. Ratan Jha, Mathematics & Computer Science Prof. Chris Lynch, Associate School of Engineering Dean for Academic Programs John Moosbrugger, and Biology Prof. Michael R. Twiss for their induction into the Million Dollar Club, and CAMP Distinguished Prof. Dan V. Goia, Civil & Environmental Engineering Prof. Thomas M. Holsen, and Associate Director for Sustainability and Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering Susan E. Powers for their induction into the Multi Million Dollar Club.
The Million Dollar Club recognizes researchers whose investigations and research activities have been supported with $1 million or more in externally sponsored research funding. The Multi-Million Dollar Club honors faculty with more than $5 million in externally sponsored research funding.
Areas of prominent research focus at Clarkson include advanced materials, biotechnology, entrepreneurship, the environment and energy, and global supply chain management.
During the fiscal year 2009-20010, Clarkson researchers brought in $16.8 million in external funding.
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.