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Two engineering faculty members promoted to full professorships

Doreen D. Edwards, dean of the Inamori School of Engineering at Alfred University, has announced promotion to full professor for two faculty members: Jalal Baghdadchi, electrical engineering, and Olivia Graeve, materials science and engineering.

Baghdadchi holds three degrees in electrical engineering: a bachelor of science from the University of Massachusetts, and a master of science and Ph.D. from the North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.

He currently concentrates on renewable energy, sources and systems and wind energy and is researching the adaptive hybrid-energy-source home water heating unit and energy storage systems for intermittent energy resources.

Graeve earned a bachelor of science degree and a doctorate from the University of California- San Diego and Davis, respectively.

Her research expertise connects fundamental principles of materials processing with specific engineering needs, with special emphasis on electromagnetic multifunctional materials for sensors and energy applications.

In 2011, Graeve received the Jaime Oaxaca Award from the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers.  

Founded in 1836, Alfred University became the first coeducational institution in New York State and the second in the nation. About 2,000 full-time undergraduate and 400 graduate students work and live in 52 buildings on a scenic 232-acre hillside campus adjoining the village of Alfred.

 The University is comprised of the privately endowed College of Professional Studies, housing the School of Business and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, as well as the state-sponsored College of Ceramics housing the Kazuo Inamori School of Engineering and the School of Art and Design. Bachelor, master and doctoral degrees are awarded