Joining Minghao Rostami’s prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER grant, which started this August and runs for five years, three other professors in the Department of Mathematics—Jani Onninen, Dan Coman and Lixin Shen—were awarded NSF grants for their ongoing work, and two…
Davidson Selected for Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors Distinguished Lecturer Tour
Cliff Davidson, Thomas and Colleen Wilmot Professor of Engineering, environmental engineering program director and director of the Center for Sustainable Engineering in the College of Engineering and Computer Science, was recently selected as the featured lecturer for the Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors Foundation (AEESP) 2022-23 Distinguished Lecture Series.
Davidson will present two different lectures during the tour. The first is titled “The Green Roof as a Complex System” and will focus on how the performance of a green roof can be modeled and measured in an effort to understand its benefits in built-up urban areas, using the example of an instrumented extensive green roof on the Onondaga County Convention Center in Syracuse.
The second lecture is titled “The Interactions of Airborne Particles with Surfaces” and will examine the many ways in which atmospheric particles interact with surfaces of all kinds—natural vegetation, agriculture crops, landscaping, bare soil, water, snowfields and urban hardscape surfaces.
The AEESP tour will bring Davidson to Washington University in St. Louis, Northeastern University, Drexel University, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, University of Texas at El Paso, Carnegie Mellon University, Georgia Tech, University of Colorado Boulder and the University of Toronto in fall 2022. The tour schedule for spring 2023 is still being developed.
“This is a great opportunity to meet with colleagues at other schools and learn about how they are coping with the challenges of research, teaching and advising in the uncertain world we find ourselves in,” Davidson says.