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Clarkson’s Distinguished University Professor Egon Matijević Honored at 90 by an American Chemical Society Symposium

At the fall meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS) in Philadelphia in August, a number of scientists from all over the world lectured in a symposium titled, “Half a Century of Fine Particle Science:  Symposium in Honor of Egon Matijević at 90”. The symposium, held under the auspices of the ACS Division of Colloid and Surface Chemistry, was organized by Matijević’s colleagues, friends and mentees, Professors S.V. Babu, Dan V. Goia, Sergiy Minko and Richard E. Partch of Clarkson University, and by Leszek Hozer of the Dow Chemical Company. The event was sponsored by Dow Chemical, BASF, the ACS Division of Colloid and Surface Chemistry and Clarkson University.

Matijević received his education at the University of Zagreb, with degrees in Chemical Engineering, followed by a Ph.D. in Chemistry and a Dr. Habil in Colloid Science. He was a faculty member at this institution until 1956 when he came to Clarkson University, (after spending a year at Cambridge University in England), as a Research Associate with Professor Milton Kerker.  He has remained at Clarkson ever since.

In 1965 he established the Institute of Colloid and Surface Science, the first of its kind in the US. He has also received many honors nationally and internationally, and is the only individual to receive all three major awards of the American Chemical Society in his field of colloid chemistry: The Kendall Award (1972), the Langmuir Distinguished Lecturer Award (1985), and the Ralph K. Iler Award (1993). He was also honored with the Thomas-Graham Award in 1985, the highest prize of the oldest colloid society in the world, Germany’s Kolloid Gesellschaft. In addition, he has received honorary degrees at universities worldwide, including Lehigh University, Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, the University of Zagreb, the National University of San Martin, the University of Ljubljana and Clarkson University.

Matijević’s research focuses on synthesizing minute particles with precise shapes, sizes and composition, and studying their properties. Through his synthesis techniques, he can create particles that meet specific requirements, and the effects of his groundbreaking research are far reaching. He recently edited and contributed a chapter to a new book titled, Fine Particle in Medicine and Pharmacy, which adds to his outstanding publications record of more than 600 articles, books and book chapters.

Dr. Matijevic' 

Professor Egon Matijević (the Victor K. LaMer Chair of Colloid and Surface Science at Clarkson University) poses with his new book Fine Particles in Medicine and Pharmacy.


Corporate Sponsors

 Composite Systems & Technologies (CST)*, Corning*, GE*, IBM*, Xerox*, P&G, BASF

Corporate Members

Ames Goldsmith Corporation, ATMI, Diamond Innovations, Dow Electronic Materials, DuPont, EBARA Technologies Incorporated, Saint Gobain, Stebbins Engineering and Manufacturing Company, Technic Inc., UMICORE


Corporate Affiliates  

Degussa*, IIMAK*, Intel,  Semiconductor Research Center (SRC), SEMATECH

Government Sponsors

NYSTAR (Empire State Development Division of Science, Technology & Innovation), Department of Defense, Department of Energy, National Science Foundation, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA),

* New York State


The CAMP newsletter is published four times per year by the Center for Advanced Materials Processing, a NYSTAR-designated Center for Advanced Technology located at Clarkson University. Editor: Dana M. Barry, PhD.

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