Clarkson University’s Professor Devon Shipp Promoted to Full Professor and Is Appointed Associate Editor of the Australian Journal of Chemistry
Professor Devon Shipp
Clarkson University’s Chemistry & Biomolecular Science Professor Devon A. Shipp has been promoted to full professor and recently appointed an associate editor of the Australian Journal of Chemistry. He will handle submitted and invited research papers, and is the primary coordinator for journal activities in the United States. This journal, published by CSIRO Publishing, is the premier outlet for original chemical research in Australia, New Zealand and Southeast Asia.
Professor Shipp received a doctoral degree in chemistry in 1997 from the University of Melbourne in Australia. Before joining the Clarkson faculty in 1999, he held the Bayer Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at Carnegie Mellon University. His research interests lie in polymer chemistry. They include making novel biomaterials and polymers for medical and dental use, producing new nanocomposites, and understanding and developing unique reaction mechanisms in radical polymerization.
Shipp’s research has been published in 42 peer-reviewed publications and he has delivered more than 100 conference and invited presentations. Also he has been the recipient or co-recipient of over $2 million in research funding from industry, government, and non-profit agencies. In addition, he has worked with various CAMP-related companies and has been involved in many CAMP activities.
Professor Yongming Liu
Assistant Professor Yongming Liu has been granted tenure and promoted to Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering in the Wallace H. Coulter School of Engineering. He obtained his Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University and has been a faculty member at Clarkson University since the fall of 2007. His research expertise is in the multiscale damage mechanics of materials, probabilistic methods for risk assessment, and prognostics and health management of engineering structures.
The next generation of sodium metal halide batteries is being developed by an industry /academic consortium which includes Clarkson University, Alfred University, and others. It is led by GE Global Research. The consortium was awarded a $ 2.5M grant by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) to enhance battery reliability, cycle life, and performance. The new batteries should be sufficient to fuel hybridized long haul trains and augment the electric grid. Clarkson University Professors Dipankar Roy and Dan Goia received $600,000 for their research efforts on this project.