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10-18-2012

Byron Erath Appointed Assistant Professor of Mechanical & Aeronautical Engineering at Clarkson University

Byron D. Erath has been appointed assistant professor of mechanical & aeronautical engineering at Clarkson University.

Byron D. ErathHe earned his bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from Brigham Young University and his master of science and doctoral degrees in mechanical engineering from Purdue University.

Before coming to Clarkson, he was a post-doctoral scientist at the George Washington University where his research position focused on developing physics-based fluid mechanics models of voiced speech. While he was at GWU, he was also an instructor for mechanical and aerospace engineering courses.

His research interests include unsteady fluid mechanics and fluid-structure interactions with an emphasis on the diagnosis and treatment of pathological human speech. His master’s thesis and dissertation topics both focused on remediating common pathological speech issues.

He has completed projects funded by both the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation. Science Daily highlighted his research in 2010 and 2009.

Erath has lectured extensively on the engineering aspects of human speech, presenting his work at refereed conferences, seminars and invited talks. He has also authored 11 refereed journal articles. Additionally, he has served as a reviewer for various manuscripts and abstracts.

His honors include being awarded the Magoon Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2008 at Purdue University. Erath has been active as a mentor and community volunteer in addition to his academic pursuits.

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[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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