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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 $6,368,800 were received in support of the research and development operation of CAMP from July 1, 2008 to June 30, 2009. The funds were distributed among six sources as follows:

New York State CAT Grant- $921,000

New York State sources - $254,821

 New York State private sources- $1,350,712

Non-New York State private sources - $1,547,428


Clarkson University-$243,870

Total - $6,368,793 

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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Shipley Distinguished Lectureship presented by Nobel Laureate Richard R. Schrock, Frederick G. Keyes Professor of Chemistry (MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts)


"How Basic Research Led to a Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2005"

Clarkson University

October 5, 2009


"Catalytic Reduction of Dinitrogen by Molybdenum"

Clarkson University

October 6, 2009

CAMP Fall Meeting

Clarkson University

Potsdam, New York

October 14 - 16, 2009


CAMP's Annual Technical Meeting

Canandaigua Inn on the Lake

Canandaigua, New York

May 19 - 21, 2010

CAMP's Fifteenth International Symposium on Chemical- Mechanical Planarization (CMP)

Lake Placid, New York

August 8 - 11, 2010

CAMP Fall Meeting

Clarkson University

Potsdam, New York

October 13 - 15, 2010

(For information about CAMP industrial short courses, please call Professor Richard Partch at 315-268-2351 or send email to him at

 Information, on these and other CAMP events, is available at the CAMP website at