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CAMP Annual Report: Page 4

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 CAMP Annual Technical Meeting


From left: Clarkson University Provost Thomas Young, Distinguished University Professor/CAMP Director S.V. Babu, Keynote Speaker Paul Tolley (President & CEO, Infotonics) and Clarkson University President Anthony Collins.



From left:  Professor Egon Matijevic (the Victor K. LaMer Chair of Colloid and Surface Science at Clarkson University), Distinguished University Professor/CAMP Director S.V. Babu, Keynote Speaker Robert Taylor (the Director of Strategic Research & Technology Development, Lockheed Martin MS2), and Clarkson University Provost Thomas Young.


 CAMP's Annual Technical Meeting was held May 13 - 15, 2009, at the Canandaigua Inn on the Lake in Canandaigua, New York.  It included representatives of Industry, University, and New York State Economic Development Organizations.  The keynote speakers were Paul Tolley (President & CEO, Infotonics) and Robert Taylor (Director of Strategic Research & Technology Development, Lockheed Martin MS2). Mr. Tolley's keynote address was called "Innovation and Process: Critical Yin and Yang." The title of the keynote address presented by Mr. Taylor was "Development Challenges for Future Generation Sensor Systems."   In addition, NYSTAR's Director of University Relations, Jim Roberts, gave a short presentation.

This very successful meeting was well attended and had many excellent poster presentations on CAMP research. The posters were judged in three categories: most attractive, most creative, and best overall. Certificates and ribbons were presented by Clarkson University Provost Thomas Young to the first, second, and third place winners of each category.  The judges were Dr. Lin Pinyen (Xerox), David Gervasi (Xerox), Dr. Jiann Chen (Eastman Kodak), and Matthew Kelly (Xerox).  The winners are listed below.

Best Overall Poster

First Place: "Co-Encapsulation of Saccharomyces  Cerevisiae and Enzymes for the Efficient Fermentation of D-Xylose in the Production of Fuel Ethanol from Cellulosic Biomass" -Authors are Professors Andreescu and Christiansen, Brian Frederick, Maryna Ornatska, and Cristina Ispas

Second Place: "Towards Non-Traditional Ways of Cancer Detection: Silica Particles Feel the Difference between Cancerous and Normal Cells"-Authors are Professors Sokolov and Woodworth, and R. M. Gaikwad

Third Place: "Advance Procedure for Modeling of Nanocomposites"-Authors are Professors Ahmadi and Jha, and Ali Alavinasab

Most Attractive Poster

First Place: "Adhesion Characterization of Nano-Particle Coated Toner Particles"-Authors are Professors Ding and Cetinkaya, and Huan Zhang

Second Place: “ "Scaling Down Immuno Macro Biosensors (ELISA) up to 4,000,000 times with the Help of Atomic Force Microscopy "-Authors are Professors Sokolov and Katz, D. Volkov, G. Strack, S. Chinnapareddy, J. Halamek, and M. Pita

Third Place: "Development of an Automated Sampling System for Particle-Bound Reactive Oxygen Species in Potsdam, NY" Authors are Professor Hopke and Yungang Wang

Most Creative Poster

First Place: "Functional Fluorinated Polymers as Anti-Biofouling Coatings and Ion-Conducting Polymer Electrolytes"- Authors are Professor Krishnan, Lin Wu, Venkat Vendra, and Lalitha Ganapatibhotla

Second Place:"Optimization of the DNA Surface Density on Silica Particles for PCR"-Authors are Professor Partch, Tania Tannahill, Mary Bronchetti, and Laura Bortolin

Third Place: "Motion of Liquid Drops through Complex 3D Clothing"- Authors are Professors Ahmadi and McLaughlin, Hojjat Nasr, and Hooman Tafreshi

Investigation of Electrostatic Forces Caused by Walking on Floors and Their Effect on Particle Resuspension in an Indoor Environment 

Indoor air pollution is believed to be a source of many respiratory illnesses. The general goal of this project is to provide a fundamental understanding of the particle resuspension in an indoor environment and its contributions to indoor air pollution.  However, the effect of electrostatic forces on the particle detachment and resuspension is not understood. Professors Ferro and Ahmadi are studying the electrostatic forces that are generated by walking on floors and their effects on particle resuspensions. 


Computational and Experimental Study of Airflow and Particulate Pollutant Transport and Concentration around the Center of Excellence Building

Professors Ahmadi and Bohl are studying the airflow conditions and particulate pollutant transport around the Center of Excellence Building in Syracuse.   A scaled model of the building is being tested in a wind tunnel.  The goal is to measure airflow velocity and turbulence intensity around the building in a wind tunnel.  A computer model for the airflow condition has been developed and will be verified by a comparison with the wind tunnel data.   The computer will then provide a tool for analyzing the airflow around the actual building.  In particular, the particulate pollutant dispersion near the building will be assessed and the results will be compared with the field data.