CAMP                     THE PROGRAM

CAMP Mission

Perform innovative research and conduct educational efforts on the synthesis and processing of advanced materials of value to industry

Mission Focus

Colloid and Surface Science
The following list defines the technology fields that are currently emphasized by CAMP.

- Colloidal Dispersions and Processing
Polymer blends and foams
Surfactants, liquid crystals, and gels Colloidal catalysts

- Nanosystems
Nano-particle synthesis  
Biomaterials and biological systems

- Particle Transport, Deposition and Removal
Modeling of fluid flow
Flow visualization
Wet particulate cleaning processes

- Chemical-Mechanical Planarization
Metal and dielectric film polishing
Role of chemical and tool parameters
Post-CMP cleaning
Modeling of fluid flow and heat and mass transfer
Integration issues

- Particle Synthesis and Properties
Uniform micro and nano-particle synthesis
Inorganic/organic composites
Optical, magnetic, and electrical properties
Adhesion and coagulation

- Thin Films and Coatings
Coated particles and fibers

- Supporting Technologies
Microstructural characterization
Instrumental techniques
Processing of dispersions


These technologies have applications to major industrial clusters such as imaging, microelectronics, material processing, environmental control, and pharmaceutical, health care, and cosmetic products.

Education and Training
CAMP conducts focused materials educational activities, supports the training of materials research personnel, and interacts with the materials related components of the academic programs at Clarkson University.

Approximately $7,547,279 were received in support of the research and development operation of CAMP from July 1, 2006 to June 30, 2007. The funds were distributed among six sources as follows:

New York State CAT Grant $1,499,700

New York State sources $,334,876

New York State private sources $1,673,570

Non-New York State private sources $1,281,436

Federal $2,507,697

Clarkson University $250,000

Total $7,547,279


Technology Transfer
One of CAMP's major goals is to transfer technology developed by CAMP research to New York State businesses to use in improving their manufacturing methods and in manufacturing new and improved products. To this end, CAMP facilitates materials-related research collaborations with industry and effective dissemination and implementation of the research results

Dan Gundersen, Chair of Empire State Development in Albany, recently visited Clarkson University’s Center for Advanced Materials Processing (CAMP).
From left: Distinguished University Professor/CAMP Director S.V. Babu, Chair of Empire State Development Dan Gundersen, Clarkson University President Anthony Collins, and CAMP Professor Roshan Jachuck.



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