Cliff Davidson

Cliff Davidson

Thomas and Colleen Wilmot Professor of Engineering
Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

Cliff Davidson is the Thomas and Colleen Wilmot Professor of Engineering at Syracuse University in Syracuse, NY. He currently holds appointments at the Syracuse Center of Excellence in Environmental and Energy Systems and in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department where he is the Program Director for Environmental Engineering. He received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Environmental Engineering Science from California Institute of Technology.  Following his PhD, he joined the Carnegie Mellon faculty in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Department of Engineering and Public Policy where he served for 33 years. He joined Syracuse University in 2010. Davidson has written and edited a number of books, and has over 100 articles in refereed journals. He was President of the American Association for Aerosol Research during 1999-2000 and is the Founding Director of the Center for Sustainable Engineering, a consortium of universities in the U.S. dedicated to expanding education and research on the topic of sustainability in engineering schools. His research interests include urban sustainability with regard to water and energy, people’s perceptions of the environmental impacts of their day-to-day activities, green infrastructure for improved urban water management, urban air and water quality, and innovations in engineering education.