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03-12-2012

Stefan Grimberg Promoted to Full Professor at Clarkson University

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Clarkson University President Tony Collins has announced that Stefan J. Grimberg has been promoted from associate professor to full professor of civil and environmental engineering in the Wallace H. Coulter School of Engineering. Promotion to professor is considered to be virtually the highest honor that a university can bestow upon its faculty.

Stefan J. GrimbergGrimberg has been a faculty member at Clarkson since 1996. He was promoted to associate professor in 2001 and has been the chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering for the past two years.

He teaches engineering design, environmental systems analysis, and biological treatment courses, and has served as the faculty advisor to Clarkson’s chapter of the New York Water Environment Association for the past 15 years.

Grimberg’s research focuses on biological processes in natural and engineered systems. His latest research has been on anaerobic digestion of agricultural or other high-strength wastes for the generation of energy. Other projects focus on groundwater contamination, biodegradation of industrial waste, and treatment of storm water run-off at industrial facilities.  

He has published more than 50 journal articles, conference proceedings or reports and has delivered more than 90 professional talks at academic conferences or universities around the world. 

Grimberg has been the investigator on research grants totaling over $3.5 million from the National Science Foundation, United States Department of Agriculture, Department of Energy, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, and other funding agencies

He was the recipient of the Albert Merrill Award of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department in 2008 and 2009. Grimberg was a co-recipient of the Boeing Outstanding Educator Award in 2001 and has been a member of the Clarkson Million Dollar Club since 2004. As a junior faculty member, he was the recipient of the John W. Graham Jr. Faculty Research Award in 2001 and the Outstanding New Teacher Award in 1999.

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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