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02-19-2014

Liya Regel Supports New Horizons in Engineering Distinguished Lectureship Series at Clarkson University

Clarkson University Distinguished Research Professor of Engineering Liya L. Regel has provided a generous gift to augment the New Horizons in Engineering Distinguished Lectureship Series at Clarkson University, which she created in 2010.

As the chair of the series, Regel has orchestrated campus visits since 2010 by nationally renowned engineers and scientists. These visits include presentations on important trends in engineering to Clarkson students, faculty and staff, and community members.

To date, nine distinguished speakers have shared their expertise, including leading world-renowned scientists from Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Livermore National Laboratory, MIT, Cornell, Carnegie Mellon, Stanford, University of Houston and more.

Most are members of the National Academy of Engineering. Topics have included “Engineering a Sustainable Future: The Role of Science and Technology,” “Materials Engineering Challenges in Fission and Fusion Energy,” “Re-Inventing Urban Water Infrastructure,” “Grand Challenges for Engineering and Beyond”, “ Does Physics Still Matter?” and more.

New Horizons in Engineering has three goals: to introduce students and faculty to eminent engineers and their achievements; to stimulate our thinking about the latest engineering advances and visions of the future; and to provide these distinguished engineers with lasting memories of Clarkson's campus, research, and student activities.

Regel is associated with the departments of Electrical & Computer Engineering and Mechanical & Aeronautical Engineering at Clarkson. She is also the director of the International Center for Gravity Material Science & Applications, which she founded at Clarkson in 1991. She is a highly innovative materials scientist and has been recognized by the international scientific community with numerous awards from organizations around the world.

Educated in her native Russia, Regel holds that country’s highest academic recognition, the doctor of science, in physics and mathematics, in addition to a Ph.D. in solid state physics. She was awarded an honorary doctor of science degree by Clarkson University and an honorary doctor of science by Alabama A&M University. She is an elected Full Member of the prestigious International Academy of Astronautics.

Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. One in five 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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