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03-04-2009

Andrea Ferro Receives Tenure & Promotion to Associate Professor at Clarkson University

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Clarkson University President Tony Collins has announced that Andrea R. Ferro has been granted tenure and promoted from assistant professor to associate professor of civil and environmental engineering in the Wallace H. Coulter School of Engineering.

Ferro has been a faculty member in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Clarkson since 2003. She has been a registered professional engineer since 1997 and has approximately 20 years of experience in the field of environmental health and engineering. Her technical expertise is focused on indoor air quality and human exposure to particulate pollutants. ferro promoted

Her research projects include determining sources of indoor air contaminants, clarifying relationships between indoor and outdoor air quality, investigating the fate and transport of airborne contaminants, assessing human exposure to air contaminants through measurements and modeling, and finding links between human exposure to contaminants and human health. The overall goal of her work is to improve human health by improving the quality of the air we breathe through source control, ventilation and purification strategies, education, and regulatory policy.

Ferro has published numerous journal articles, conference papers, reports and other articles. She has delivered some 100 papers at professional and academic conferences throughout the world. She has managed research projects totaling over $1.7 million from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Health Effects Institute and other funding agencies. She is a 2008 recipient of the NSF CAREER Award.

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.

[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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