Ehrman Elevated to Full Professorship

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Sheryl Ehrman.

The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (ChBE) and the A. James Clark School of Engineering extend their congratulations to Sheryl Ehrman, who has been elevated to the rank of full Professor effective July 1, 2010. Ehrman currently serves as ChBE's Associate Chair and Graduate Program Director.

Ehrman is the director of the Pursuing Particulate Opportunities with Dedicated Engineering Research Group (P2OWDER), which studies the formation, characterization, and processing of dry particles (aerosols). P2OWDER is currently working on nano- and microparticle process development, and the group's materials have applications in microelectronics, biotechnology and energy conversion. Current and past collaborators include the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the Army Research Laboratory (ARL), the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Mumbai, India, Dayalbagh Educational Institute in Agra, India, and DuPont. Ehrman is also a member of the Regional Atmospheric Measurement, Modeling and Prediction Program (RAMMPP), an interdisciplinary research team focused on improving air quality in the mid-Atlantic region. RAMMPP is funded by and collaborates with the Maryland Department of the Environment.

Her work as both an educator and a researcher have previously earned her a 2001 NSF CAREER award; a Fulbright Research Scholar Award, which helped fund her sabbatical at IIT during the 2006-07 academic year; and the Clark School's 2006 E. Robert Kent Outstanding Teaching Award for Junior Faculty. In 2007 she was selected to be a Keystone Professor. Keystone, Clark School's Academy of Distinguished Professors, is dedicated to excellence in the teaching of fundamental engineering courses. The program serves as a national model for increasing engineering student retention and graduation rates.

"Sheryl is a 'go-to' person," says ChBE Professor and Chair F. Joseph Schork. "No matter what the job, she's quick to volunteer. She is an excellent educator, a role model for young women interested in careers in engineering and academia, and her research cuts across disciplinary lines, touching on many of the issues critical to society. We're very fortunate to have her as part of our faculty."

Published May 10, 2010