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02-28-2014

Sulapha Peethamparan Receives Tenure & Promotion to Associate Professor at Clarkson University

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

Sulapha PeethamparanPeethamparan has been a faculty member at Clarkson University since 2008. She received her Ph.D. from Purdue University, master of science degree from Indian Institute of Technology Madras, her master of engineering from the National University of Singapore, and a bachelor of technology degree from Mahatma Gandhi University, India, all in civil engineering. Before joining Clarkson, Peethamparan was a post-doctoral scholar at Princeton University in the department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

Peethamparan’s research expertise is in the development, characterization, performance evaluation, and modeling of cement-based materials, primarily focusing on developing sustainable infrastructural materials. Currently, her group is pursuing research on the development of environment-friendly concretes that do not contain any Portland cement, the use of several industrial waste/by-product materials in high-performance concretes, and the use of bio material for developing a new type of cement.

Peethamparan has published more than 15 papers in refereed journal publications and over 40 papers in conference and symposia proceedings. She is an active member of the American Concrete Institute, Transportation Research Board, Center for Advanced Cement Based Materials, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), and American Society for Testing and Materials. She is an associate editor for the ASCE Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering. She also has served as the faculty advisor for Clarkson’s concrete canoe SPEED team since 2009.

Peethamparan has received over $800,000 in external research funding from several agencies including the National Science Foundation, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, the New York State Pollution Prevention Institute, the Region 2 University Transportation Research Center, and industry. She was the recipient of the National Science Foundation CAREER award in 2011.

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.

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