Subramanian Has Book Published
CAMP Professor R. Shankar Subramanian, of Clarkson
University's Department of Chemical Engineering, is the co-author
of the monograph The Motion of Bubbles and Drops in Reduced Gravity
(Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 2001). The book is principally
about the motion of bubbles and drops caused by variations in interfacial
tension arising from temperature gradients on their surfaces. It
is divided into four sections. Part one introduces the reader to
the role of gravity and interfacial tension in the motion of bubbles
and drops. Part two is devoted to the motion of isolated bubbles
or drops. Part three discusses the interaction of bubbles and drops
with each other and with neighboring boundaries. The final section
deals with mass transport to bubbles and drops in reduced gravity
conditions and to the motion that occurs in a body of fluid due
to interfacial tension gradients on a free surface.
Professor Subramanian, who has spent over twenty years of his career
conducting research on the subject discussed in the above book,
led an international team that carried out experiments in 1994 and
1996 on the motion of bubbles and drops in reduced gravity aboard
the Space Shuttle Columbia. In addition to this work, he is very
much involved in the modeling of chemical-mechanical planarization.
He is interested in predicting overall removal rates from blanket
wafers, and phenomena such as dishing and erosion in patterned wafers.
He is also exploring the mechanical and wetting properties of polishing
CAMP Professors Regel and
Wilcox with the Chinese
Academy of Science Delegation of Clarkson University ( May
CAMP Professor Regel
Hosts a Conference with a Delegation from the Chinese Academy
of Sciences at Clarkson University
CAMP Professor Liya Regel with the Director
of the National Microgravity Laboratory of the Chinese Academy
of Sciences (CAS), Academician of the CAS, Professor Wen Rui
Hu, organized a Dialog on Fluid Physics and Materials Science
between the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Clarkson University.
This Dialog held at Clarkson University provided an opportunity
for the visiting scientists from many institutions of the
CAS to tell about their research, to listen to presentations
by Clarkson Professors, and to tour the University's laboratories.
Professor Regel is the Director of the Center for Gravity
Materials Science and Applications at Clarkson. She is also
the first woman to receive the Basic Science Award for "...
significant contribution to the advancement of the international
cooperation and leadership in the advancement of materials
science..." from the International Academy of Astronautics.
Annual CMP Symposium 2001
Lake Placid, New York
August 12-15, 2001
Board of Directors and Fall Meeting
October 17-19, 2001
Shipley Lectures will be presented by
Nobel Prize Winner Professor Richard Ernst
October 8-9, 2001
(For information about CAMP industrial
short courses, please call
Professor Richard Partch
or send e-mail to him
** Information, on these and other
CAMP events, is available at the CAMP web site at http://www.clarkson.edu/camp.