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CAMP Annual Report Page 2: THE PROGRAM

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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

Nanoparticle 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 nanoparticle 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 $5,332,728 were received in support of the research and development operation of CAMP from July 1, 2007 to June 30, 2008. The funds were distributed among six sources as follows:

New York State CAT Grant- $1,000,000

New York State sources - $,227,349

 New York State private sources- $1,404,194

Non-New York State private sources - $1,387,678


Clarkson University-$250,000

Total - $5,332,728

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.

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A. AFM imaging is used to discover tiny details of the Nafion chains deposited on the graphite surface.  This research project is being carried out by Professor Sergiy Minko’s group for GM.

B. This is a bridge onWright Road just off of Route 11 between Canton and Potsdam, New York.  It is instrumented with 40 channels of sensors and demonstrates the use of wireless sensor networks for structural health monitoring.  The work is being done by Professor Kerop Janoyan and his research group.

C.This figure shows simulation results for structural health monitoring of a composite laminate.  The work is being carried out by Professor Ratan Jha and his group.  Professor Jha established the Smart Structures Laboratory at Clarkson University which is equipped for vibration measurements and control experiments.

D. This picture shows concrete blocks and cylinders made from glass powder.  It is part of the research on sustainable concrete materials that is being investigated by Professor Narayanan Neithalath and his group at Clarkson University.

E. Here are examples of Professor Dan Goia and his group’s inkjet printing work.  Highly dispersed Ag, Au, and Cu nanoparticles are developed into inks that allow the deposition of electrically conductive patterns on rigid and flexible substrates by inkjet printing.