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Ehrman, Sheryl H.

Dean of Engineering, San Jose State University
Licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Maryland

News About This Professor


Ph.D., UCLA, 1997

Research Interests 

Aerosol and nanoparticle technology.


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. She currently serves as the Dean of Engineering at San Jose State University in California.

Honors and Awards 

  • 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

Related News 

Flu Study Conducted by UMD Researchers Making Headlines
ChBE researchers contributed to C.A.T.C.H. the Virus study led by Donald Milton in the UMD School of Public Health. January 25, 2018

Peter Kofinas Will Serve as Next Chair of ChBE
Effective July 1, Sheryl Ehrman will depart for San Jose State University. June 19, 2017

CHBE Chair Sheryl Ehrman Departs for San Jose
Ehrman has accepted the position of Don Beall Dean of the Davidson College of Engineering. May 2, 2017

ChBE Alumna Receives Fullbright Scholarship
Ezinne Achinivu will focus her research on the development of biomass processesing in Riems, France, beginning in June. April 28, 2017

Boughter, Gastfriend, Piekarz Win 2014 Undergraduate Research Awards
Students recognized for work on metabolic engineering, nanoparticle synthesis. May 8, 2015

Emissions from Natural Gas Wells May Travel Far Downwind
New study sees steep rise in ethane accompanying the rise in fracking. April 30, 2015

Undergrads Host AIChE Conference; Chem-E Car Shelldon Heads to National Competition
AIChE welcomes more than 300 chemical engineering students from more than two dozen schools. April 21, 2015

Klauda, Sriram Promoted
ChBE professors elevated to rank of Associate Professor with tenure. June 2, 2014

2013-2014 ChBE Undergraduate Awards
Exceptional students recognized at annual ceremony. April 10, 2014

Up In the Air: Does Fracking Create More Pollution Now than Using Natural Gas Will Prevent Later?
Green Fund Fellowship supports interdisciplinary effort to model emissions. February 5, 2014

Professor Emerita Honored for Encouraging Women to Choose Careers in Chemical Sciences
Sandra Greer receives American Chemical Society Award. January 31, 2014

C. Wang Enters R&D Partnership with Huizhou Eve Energy
Professor will develop battery components for China’s top manufacturer. December 16, 2013

Alumni Start New School Year as Professor, Dean
Chiang joins NTUST, Williams at Tufts. September 17, 2013

Zachariah Joins ChBE Faculty
Longtime affiliate specializes in nanoparticles, reaction engineering. July 31, 2013

Solar Team Distills Most and Purest Water at International Competition
Students from civil, chemical engineering win awards in Environmental Design Contest. April 24, 2013

ChBE Undergrads Win Prestigious Industrial Internships from SCI Program
"Exceptional sophomores and juniors" chosen from nationwide field of applicants for $6K-$10K internships. April 16, 2013

2012-2013 ChBE Undergraduate Awards
Exceptional students recognized at annual ceremony. April 10, 2013

Anisimov Elected to Russian Academies of Engineering and Natural Sciences
UMD professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering elected as a foreign member of both Russian Academies. March 31, 2013

Dominion Resources Supports Lab Upgrade
$30K gift supports purchase of new heat exchanger station for chemical engineering unit ops facility. September 18, 2012

Fisher, Lidie Win Electrochemical Society Student Chapter Poster Contest
Grad students receive complimentary conference registration. September 11, 2012

Clark School Wins Major Research Instrumentation Awards
NSF funding for research to improve spray technology, creation of x-ray center for nano research. September 10, 2012

Less Precious: Big Copper Particles Could Make Your Electronics Cheaper
ChBE collaboration with DuPont seeks safer, more affordable way to manufacture electronics. August 23, 2012

Raghavan Promoted
Faculty member elevated to rank of full professor. May 31, 2012

Chunsheng Wang Promoted
Faculty member becomes Associate Professor, receives tenure, effective July 1. May 30, 2012

ChBE Graduate Research Awards Announced
Winners will represent department in college-level competition. April 27, 2012

2011-2012 ChBE Undergraduate Awards
Exceptional students recognized by the Department, Clark School, and professional societies. April 20, 2012

ResearchFest 2012
Marquardt receives top prize; Chiang, Fernandes and Hsu also selected for honors. April 12, 2012

ChBE Undergrads Win 5 of 29 Prestigious Industrial Internships
"Exceptional sophomores and juniors" chosen from nationwide field of applicants for $6K-$10K internships. April 10, 2012

Lopresti Honored at Commencement
Academic director receives Clark School's Outstanding Service Award. January 9, 2012

Chem-E Car Sponsor Hosts Team Visit
W.R. Grace Foundation invites Team Thirsty Turtles to Columbia campus. September 14, 2011

Sriram Named Keystone Professor
Professor recognized for classroom innovation and dedication to undergraduates. September 1, 2011

Team Thirsty Turtles Wins Chem-E Car Regional Championship
Group will compete in AIChE national competition this fall. May 9, 2011

Conway, Ehrman, Guo and Wachsman Present at Sustainability Workshop
Presentations covered solar and fuel cell solutions, advanced batteries. April 25, 2011

2010-2011 ChBE Undergraduate Awards
Exceptional students recognized by the Department, Clark School, and professional societies. April 19, 2011

Gordon Wins Physics Teaching Award
Grad student recognized for work in PHYS 121, 122. April 12, 2011

P2OWDER Lab's Green Efforts Profiled in the Diamondback
Group tracks air pollution, devises greener manufacturing techniques, explores solar energy and fuel cell solutions. March 29, 2011

Raghavan Wins Clark School Faculty Teaching Award
Professor recognized at December 2010 Commencement. December 20, 2010

Ehrman Appointed Chair of ChBE
Professor to begin term August 23, 2010. July 14, 2010

Alumnus Wins World Nuclear University Fellowship
Quynh Nguyen (Ph.D. '03, chemical engineering) attends Summer Institute at Oxford. July 12, 2010

Ehrman Elevated to Full Professorship
Promotion effective July 1, 2010. May 10, 2010

Ehrman Featured in Fox5 Hovercraft Segment
Professor describes Keystone program while students demonstrate their hovercraft. May 10, 2010

Gonzales, Subramanian Win Department Research Awards
Grad students recognized for work on thesis, dissertation. June 18, 2009

Ehrman Presents at Sustainability Workshop
Professor discusses solar energy-related research. May 8, 2009

ResearchFest 2009 Winners Announced
Nargund, Thomas, and Dowling presentations come out on top. February 11, 2009

Ehrman Named Associate Chair, Graduate Program Director
Professor begins duties July 1. June 30, 2008

Gordon Named Distinguished Teaching Assistant
Graduate student recognized at university reception. May 15, 2008

Gordon Selected for Future Faculty Program
Graduate student joins highly selective cohort. February 1, 2008

Senior NSF Advisor in Nanotechnology to Speak in College Park
National Nanotechnology Initiative founder to participate in NanoCenter Lecture Series September 12, 2007

Fond Farewell to Graduates
Nariman Farvardin presides over final graduation as Clark School dean. May 21, 2007

Wang Wins Faculty Service Award
Professor recognized for service to department and the Clark School. May 21, 2007

Three New Keystone Professors Selected
Ehrman, Gomez and Duncan join the Clark School Academy of Distinguished Professors. February 13, 2007

Gordon Attends International Winter School
Weeklong program on the chemistry of materials held in Bangalore, India. February 5, 2007

Castellanos, Gonzales Selected for Future Faculty Program
Program prepares graduate students for a career in academia. January 26, 2007

Ehrman Receives Faculty Award
Associate professor is the 2006 winner of the E. Robert Kent Outstanding Teaching Award for Junior Faculty. January 4, 2007

Commencement Speakers Cite Change and Values
Ceremony features awards for outstanding teaching, staff service. December 22, 2006

Ehrman Wins Fulbright Award
ChBE associate professor to put award towards work at IIT Mumbai. May 18, 2006

ChBE Alumnus Now Faculty at the University of Seoul
Jung Hyeun Kim is now an Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Seoul. February 23, 2006