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07-14-2011

Clarkson University Student Wins Award at International Indoor Air Conference

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Clarkson University student Kyung Sul recently received a top award at the 12th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate in June in Austin, Texas.

Clarkson University student Kyung Sul Sul, an environmental engineering Ph.D. student from Seoul, Korea, received second place for her poster presentation "Numerical and experimental investigation of particle resuspension due to human walking."

In the experiment, which the poster explained, a mechanical foot was used to simulate walking over particles. The foot resuspended the particles into the air and then measurements were made of the concentrations of particles in the air flow field. A substantial portion of the particles we breathe come from resuspended particles.

Co-authors of the paper presentation were Clarkson graduate students Yilin Tian and Iman Goldasteh, visiting scholar Behrang Sajadi, and Clarkson professors Goodarz Ahmadi and Andrea Ferro. Sul is mentored by Ferro.

Five Clarkson University and four faculty members attended the conference, which had more than 1,000 participants, with more than 60 student participants in the poster competition.

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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