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Ehrman, Sheryl H.

Ehrman, Sheryl H.

Emeritus Professor
Dean of Engineering, San Jose State University
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering


Ph.D., UCLA, 1997


Professor Ehrman joined the Clark School and Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (ChBE) faculty in 1998, and later became an affiliate faculty member in both the Chemical Physics Program and the Graduate Program in Bioengineering. Dr. Ehrman has developed a research program focusing on formation, characterization, and processing of dry particles (aerosols); emissions, transport, and fate of air pollution; and research at the intersection of aerosol science, medicine, and public health.


  • Faculty and Staff Inductee, Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society, Sigma Circle, Spring 2015
  • Merrill Presidential Scholar Mentorship Honoree, 2014
  • Fulbright Alumni Ambassador, 2013–2016
  • American Chemical Society PROGRESS Lectureship Award, 2007
  • University Institute of Chemical Technology, University of Mumbai, Golden Jubilee Fellow, 2007
  • Keystone Academy of Distinguished Professors, A. James Clark School of Engineering, University of Maryland, 2007
  • Fulbright Scholar, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, Mumbai, India, 2006–2007
  • A. James Clark School of Engineering, University of Maryland, E. Robert Kent Outstanding Teaching Award for Junior Faculty, 2006
  • National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER award, 2001
  • Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award, Oak Ridge Associated Universities, 1999

Aerosol and nanoparticle technology.

Our group is active in three main research areas:

  1. Development of scalable processes to make nanostructured battery cathode materials (funding: Army Research Laboratory) and metal micro-particles for conductive pastes and printable electronics (funding: NSF, DuPont);
  2. Research into air pollution in the Mid-Atlantic region with an emphasis on air pollution emissions relevant to policy (funding: Maryland Department of the Environment, NSF); and
  3. Development of instruments for characterizing exhaled breath aerosol as a non-invasive diagnostic, and for improving understanding of disease transmission by aerosol routes (funding: I-ARPA).