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Clarkson Professor Norbert Ackermann Receives Clarkson’s Distinguished Teaching Award
[A photograph of Ackermann receiving his award is available at http://www.clarkson.edu/news/photos/teaching2005.jpg]
Created in 1960, the $1,500 prize recognizes “the importance of superior teaching.” Clarkson University alumni nominate candidates and the recipient is chosen by a faculty committee.
Ackermann received his bachelor of science, master of science, and doctoral degrees from Carnegie Institute of Technology. He joined Clarkson’s faculty in 1975 as Chair of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department. He held that post until 1992. Ackermann served as interim dean of Clarkson’s School of Engineering from 2000 – 2004. He has also served as chair of the University’s Faculty Senate.
Ackermann’s research interests include the flow of granular solids, sediment transportation in rivers, hydrodynamic instability, hydraulic model investigations, and hydrology. His research has included projects on the St. Lawrence Seaway. Ackermann has authored or co-authored more than 50 professional publications.