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Krishnan Appointed Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Clarkson University
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Krishnan received his bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from the University of Bombay. He received his Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Lehigh University.
Krishnan was a postdoctoral research associate at Cornell University in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, where he also mentored undergraduate researchers. He worked as a teaching assistant for heat transfer, co-instructed methods of analysis in chemical engineering and was a research assistant while at Lehigh University.
Krishnan's research interest is in developing novel strategies for the control of interactions of synthetic materials with biological systems. His approach is based on a molecular scale engineering of surfaces, using structured polymer thin films, with a goal of tailoring the interactions of cells and biomolecules with synthetic materials.
Krishnan's honors include an award for outstanding talk at the symposium "Polymers for Bioactive Surfaces" at the American Chemical Society National Meeting in 2005, the Ticona Award for outstanding graduate student research in polymer science and engineering, and the Textile Veterans Association Award for research excellence in the field of polymer science. He also received several poster awards, including the best poster prize at the Polymer Outreach Program of the Cornell Center for Materials Research in 2006.
Clarkson University, located in Potsdam, New York, is a private, nationally ranked university with a reputation for developing innovative leaders in engineering, business, the sciences, health sciences and the humanities. At Clarkson, 3,000 high-ability students excel in an environment where learning is not only positive, friendly and supportive but spans the boundaries of traditional disciplines and knowledge. Faculty members achieve international recognition for their research and scholarship and connect students to their leadership potential in the marketplace through dynamic, real-world problem solving.