CAMP Professor Privman's Research continued
These efforts have resulted
in a semiconductor heterostructure quantum information processor design
with ~100 nm quantum-bit (qubit) separation, which allows gate control
of qubits with the present-day semiconductor fabrication technology.
Recently, the National Science
Foundation has recognized this work by agreeing to fund a Center for Quantum
Device Modeling at Clarkson, led by Professor Privman.
Synthesis of Monodispersed Fine Particles
The goal of this project has been to extend the know-how in the preparation
of monodispersed colloids to nanosize particles, e.g., quantum dots. (See
Figure 2.) In earlier work with Professor Matijevi'c's group at CAMP,
Professor Privman and coworkers developed a model that explains narrow
size distribution in the formation of a colloid- dimension (~ 1mm)
particles via a two-stage growth: burst nucleation of nanosize (~ 10 nm)
subunits, followed by their aggregation into larger secondary particles.
The Solid State Chemistry program of the National Science Foundation,
recently funded an extensive multidisciplinary research effort at CAMP.
The goal of this project is to explore a broad spectrum of topics, in
a unified approach, to control particle size and other properties from
the nanoscale to the colloidal scale. Experimental work is being carried
out by Professors Borkovec and Matijevic'. Professor Privman is coordinating
the theoretical modeling component of the project, which has also received
additional funding from the Petroleum Research Fund.
For more information about
Professor Privman and his research,
you may call him at 315-268-3891 or
send e-mail to email@example.com.
Dr. Ahmadi Becomes Clarkson Distinguished Professor
CAMP Professor Goodarz Ahmadi, of Clarkson University's
Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering, has been
awarded the title "Clarkson Distinguished Professor." He is a member
of CAMP's Faculty Advisory Board, and the Co-Director of the Integrated
Multidisciplinary Partnership for Research in Industrial Turbulence
He has over 400 publications in archival journals and has made
more than 500 presentations at national and international conferences,
in addition to more than 100 invited talks. He is serving on the
editorial advisory boards of six technical journals and has received
several research, teaching and advising awards including the Clarkson
University Distinguished Teaching Award.
Professor Ahmadi's current research covers the areas of particle
transport, deposition, and removal and multiphase flows. His studies
include modeling of the chemical-mechanical polishing process, three-phase
slurry reactors, fundamentals of natural gas and species flows from
hydrates dissociation with applications to safety and sea floor
stability, furnaces, hot-gas filtration, inhalation drug delivery,
and computer modeling of ash particle transport to boiler surfaces.
These research projects are funded by DOE, NYSTAR, Corning, NASA,
and Dura Pharmaceuticals.
He currently leads a team of Clarkson faculty for a combined Research
and Curriculum Development project supported by the National Science
Foundation for Particle Transport, Deposition, and Removal. The
objective of this project is to develop a sequence of courses to
bring the recent advances in particle transport processes to the
classroom for the benefit of undergraduate and graduate students.