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CAMP Annual Report Page 2

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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 $6,893,693 was received in support of the research and development operation of CAMP from July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012. The funds were distributed among five sources as follows:

New York State CAT Grant- $921,200

New York State private sources- $925,816

Non-New York State private sources - $545,405


New York State Sources-$2,861,046

Total - $6,893,693 


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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Umicore joins CAMP as a new Corporate Member.  Umicore recently donated an atomic force microscope (an Autoprobe M5 model, manufactured by Thermomicroscopes) and a JSM-6330F scanning electron microscope (manufactured by JEOL) to CAMP.


Stebbins Engineering and Manufacturing Company joins CAMP as a new Corporate Member.


Diamond Innovations joins CAMP as a new Corporate Member.



CAMP’s Fall Meeting

Clarkson University

October 15-16, 2012


The Second Joint CAMP/CACT Spring Symposium

Double Tree Hotel

1111 Jefferson Road, Rochester, New York

March 11-12, 2013


CAMP’s Annual Technical Meeting

Gideon Putnam Resort

Saratoga Springs, New York

May 15-17, 2013


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

Crowne Plaza Resort & Golf Club

Lake Placid, New York

August 11-14, 2013


(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