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02-17-2017

Philip Yuya Receives Tenure & Promotion to Associate Professor at Clarkson University

Clarkson University President Tony Collins has announced that Philip Yuya has been granted tenure and promoted from assistant professor to associate professor of mechanical & aeronautical engineering in the Wallace H. Coulter School of Engineering.

Philip YuyaYuya's research interests are broadly in the area of theoretical modeling and experimental mechanics of materials.

His goal is to understand their structure–property–function relationships and the rationales that can be used to direct structural and compositional designs in order to optimize the materials to achieve superior or specifically tailored properties.

He is particularly interested in nanoindentation and atomic force microscopy, methods for determining how hard materials are at the scale of individual crystal grains.

Yuya has co-authored 20 peer-reviewed articles and has presented his work at numerous national and international meetings. An alumnus of his group has earned prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, and one recently received honorable mention. He is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Materials Research Society (MRS), and Society of Engineering Sciences (SES).

His awards include multiple teaching excellence awards in the Coulter School of Engineering and the Clarkson Outstanding New Teacher award.

Before coming to Clarkson, Yuya was a postdoctoral research associate at University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He received his bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from University of Nairobi and his master of science and Ph.D. in engineering mechanics from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Clarkson University educates the leaders of the global economy. One in five alumni already leads as an owner, CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. With its main campus located in Potsdam, New York, and additional graduate program and research facilities in the Capital Region and Beacon, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university with signature areas of academic excellence and research directed toward the world's pressing issues. Through more than 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, education, sciences and the health professions, 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 innovation with enterprise.

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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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