Civil and environmental engineering Professor Cliff Davidson was selected as the featured lecturer for the Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors Foundation (AEESP) 2022-2023 Distinguished Lecture Series.
Davidson is the Thomas and Colleen Wilmot Professor of Engineering at Syracuse University. He also serves as Director of Environmental Engineering Programs, and Director of the Center for Sustainable Engineering. He will be presenting two different lectures during the tour. The first lecture 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 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, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Texas-El Paso, Carnegie Mellon, Georgia Tech, University of Colorado – Boulder, 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,” said Davidson.