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08-20-2009

Achuthan Appointed Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering at Clarkson University

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Ajit Achuthan has been appointed assistant professor of mechanical and aeronautical engineering at Clarkson University. He begins teaching this fall.Ajit Achuthan

Achuthan received his bachelor of technology degree in civil engineering from Calicut University in India, master of science in aerospace engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, master of engineering in Civil Engineering from the National University of Singapore and his Ph.D. in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Purdue University.

Before coming to Clarkson, Achuthan was an instructor and post-doctoral fellow with the School of Aeronautics & Astronautics at Purdue and a mechanical engineer at the General Electric Global Research Center in Niskayuna, N.Y.

His research interests include advanced materials, bioinstrumentation, Micro/Nano Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS/NEMS) and fiber-optic sensor development.

Achuthan coauthored articles in six refereed journals and has three more articles under preparation. He holds five patents and has filed several others. He has also presented at two conferences and has submitted six articles for publication in conference proceedings. He is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

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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