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CAMP Professors Included in the Five-Million Dollar Club

CAMP faculty are included in Clarkson University's newly established "Five-Million Dollar Club," which recognizes individuals whose cumulative external funding has reached or exceeded that amount. Charter members of this prestigious group include CAMP Director/Vice Provost and Professor of Chemical Engineering S.V. Babu, Bayard D. Clarkson Distinguished Professor of Chemistry Philip Hopke, the Victor K. La Mer Chair of Chemistry Egon Matijevic', Clarkson Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering William Wilcox, and Professor of Chemistry Raymond Mackay.

 

 

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From the Director

In spite of the challenging economic climate, CAMP continues to make rapid strides and is well positioned to meet the goals outlined in the strategic plan presented in late 2001. CAMP- related research funding was a record $6.14 million, over half of that of the entire university, in 2001-02. The Coulter Foundation grant dedicates $7.25 million to colloids research, in addition to the $2 million Egon Matijevic' Chair in Chemistry from the Shipleys. Furthermore, both Milton Kerker and Herman Shulman will be honored with endowed chairs named after them in colloid science and rehabilitation engineering, respectively, through the Coulter foundation grant. We are very close to receiving $1.5 million in funding for research on defense applications of metallic particles. CAMP was also awarded a 3 year, $375K faculty development grant to help build a Process Intensification Research Center. We continue to receive excellent support from our larger corporate partners, especially Kodak, IBM, Xerox, and Ferro. Kodak continues to be a very active participant in many research programs at CAMP. IBM awarded a P670 computer based on a proposal for modeling the complex particle-film-pad interactions and fluid flow in chemical-mechanical planarization (CMP), an area in which CAMP is recognized as a national and international leader. Ferro has established a CMP applications facility at Penn Yan, leveraging recent patents jointly issued to Kodak, Ferro and Clarkson. The number of corporate partners collaborating with CAMP in the field of CMP continues to grow (now at 12) and includes all the major players in the consumables industry. The Coulter gift and other initiatives that are close to success will strengthen all of CAMP's activities. Nevertheless, we remain cautious about our future, which will be dictated not only by the success of my colleagues, but also by the economic well being of our corporate partners. Finally, congratulations to CAMP's founding director, Bill Wilcox, who was named recently a Clarkson Distinguished Professor in recognition of his high level of scholarly achievement and service to the University.

S.V.Babu

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.
Equal Opportunity Policy. Clarkson University does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status in provision of educational opportunity or employment opportunities and benefits.

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