CLARKSON UNIVERSITY · POTSDAM · NEW YORK 13699 · VOLUME 23 NO 2· DECEMBER 2007

CAMP Celebrates Its 20th Anniversary

In October 2007, Clarkson University's Center for Advanced Materials Processing (CAMP) celebrated its 20th Anniversary. The Executive Director of New York State's Foundation for Science, Technology, and Innovation (NYSTAR) Edward Reinfurt had the honor of cutting CAMP's Anniversary cake. Dr. Charles Craig, Vice President of Corning (a Corporate Sponsor for CAMP) and a member of the University's Board of Trustees, also attended this exciting event.

The Center for Advanced Materials Processing at Clarkson University is an interdisciplinary endeavor dedicated to developing Clarkson's research and education programs in high-technology materials processing. CAMP's Mission is to perform innovative research and conduct educational efforts on the synthesis and processing of advanced materials of value to industry. The research is focused on colloids and surface science; in particular, on the production, modification and conversion of matter for which "small" particles, colloidal media and /or surfaces play an important role in the process and / or properties of the final product. The following list defines the technology fields that are currently emphasized by CAMP: Colloidal Dispersions and Processing; Nanosystems; Particle Transport, Deposition, and Removal; Chemical-Mechanical Planarization; Particle Synthesis and Properties; Thin Films and Coatings; and Supporting Technologies. They have applications to major industrial clusters such as imaging, microelectronics, materials processing, environmental control, and pharmaceutical, health care, and cosmetic products.

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CITEC used the occasion of its November 14th annual recognition banquet to announce the selection of Clarkson University's Center for Advanced Materials Processing as its 2007 Partner of the Year. Pictured with the award (from left to right) are Robert H. Wood Jr., Clarkson University's Director of Governmental Relations; Kathleen Wise, NYSTAR Director of Programs; S.V. Babu, Clarkson University's Distinguished University Professor and Director of CAMP; John Prendergast, Deputy Director of CAMP; John Pinkerton, CITEC Business Advisor; and, Brenda Grober, Empire State Development's Environmental Services Unit Project Manager.

CITEC Names Clarkson University's Center for Advanced Materials Processing Outstanding Partner

CITEC Manufacturing & Technology Solutions selected Clarkson University's Center for Advanced Materials Processing (CAMP) as its 2007 Partner of the Year. The announcement was made, on November 14th at CITEC's annual recognition banquet in Lake Placid, to an audience that included 70 leaders from government, economic development, academia, business, and manufacturing organizations.

"CITEC has been extremely fortunate to have enjoyed a partnership with Clarkson that goes back to the early 1980's when we established our roots in the North Country and became the first non-university tenant in one of the downtown campus buildings," said CITEC Executive Director Thomas A. Plastino as he made the announcement.

"Through the decades since, we have partnered on many projects but it is truly within the past several years that the relationship has flourished. Our selection of CAMP as the 2007 partner of the year came because of a combination of recent factors that have allowed CAMP and CITEC to enhance our collaboration in helping North Country manufacturers improve their processes and profitability," Plastino continued.

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