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Cetin Cetinkaya Promoted to Professor at Clarkson University
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Cetinkaya came to Clarkson as an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering in 1997 and has been an associate professor since 2003. He has also had a courtesy appointment as an associate professor of electrical engineering since 2006. Cetinkaya is also director of Clarkson's Photo-Acoustic Research Laboratory and co-director of the Nanomechanics/Nanomaterials Laboratory.
Prior to his arrival at Clarkson, Cetinkaya was the engineering applications coordinator and a member of the research and development staff at Wolfram Research Inc., and an adjunct assistant professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
He has a both a Ph.D. and a master of science degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a bachelor of science degree in aerospace engineering from Istanbul Technical University.
Cetinkaya's areas of research interest are in acoustic/thermoelastic wave propagation, acoustic MEMS devices, laser-based nondestructive testing/evaluation, nanoparticle adhesion and removal, vibration analysis, finite element method, and computer algebra.
Cetinkaya has written or cowritten 47 refereed journal articles and 33 papers in conference proceedings as well as several magazine articles. Cetinkaya is the inventor on nine provisional patents and a co-inventor on an additional one. He has given presentations at many conferences, symposiums, and invited seminars and workshops, and serves as the vice-chair of the MEMS Division of ASME and as a member of the Technology Roadmap Team for semiconductor surface preparation at SEMATECH International.
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