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05-11-2013

Frederick Carlson Named Professor Emeritus at Clarkson University

Associate Professor of Mechanical & Aeronautical Engineering Frederick M. Carlson was named professor emeritus at Clarkson University's 120th Commencement today. Carlson was honored for 38 years of exemplary service to the University.

Frederick M. CarlsonFor nearly four decades, Carlson dedicated his professional skills as a teacher and scholar to Clarkson’s Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering.

A committed teacher, Carlson educated several generations of undergraduates, developing important courses that introduced students to finite element methodology and new analytical software and engineering applications. He is a recipient of the Pi Tau Sigma Faculty Teaching Award, the Distinguished Teaching Award, and the Tau Beta Pi Outstanding Teaching Award.

He also guided six master of engineering, seven master of science and five doctoral candidates through their studies.

From 1985 to 1988, Carlson served as the executive officer of what was then called the Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering. He was advisor to the student sections of ASHRAE, ASME, and Mini Indy, which he founded. He was also a recipient of the ASME Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award and a two-time recipient of the Clarkson Outstanding Advisor Award.

Carlson is well known in the field of heat transfer in crystal growth, and was one of the reasons that Clarkson University, through the Center for Advanced Materials Processing, was selected by NASA to head up the NASA/Crystal Growth Consortium. Carlson’s research funding earned him membership in Clarkson’s Million Dollar Club.

Carlson received his bachelor of science, master of science and doctoral degrees from the University of Connecticut and is a professional engineer in the State of New York.

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 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.

[A photograph for media use is available at http://www.clarkson.edu/news/photos/fcarlson.jpg.]

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Michael P. Griffin, director of News & Digital Content Services, at 315-268-6716 or mgriffin@clarkson.edu.]

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