Clarkson Professor Liya Regel is Recognized with Award and Invited Lectures

Dr. Liya L. Regel is a professor of electrical & computer engineering and director of the International Center for Gravity Materials Science and Applications (ICGMSA) at Clarkson University and an artist whose work is featured in galleries and private collections worldwide. This fall she was recognized for her work with an award and invited lectureships in the United States, Canada and Europe.

Professor Regel was honored with the annual Crystal Globe Award during the 10th anniversary celebration of the Links Incorporated Greater Chapter in Huntsville, Alabama. She received the award for her "... presentation to the community... artistic works, which were exhibited in Huntsville at the State Black Archives Research Center and the Huntsville Museum of Art, and in Decatur, Alabama at the Carnegie Visual Arts Center. ... and for a special lecture ‘My Life in 3-D’ on the campus of Alabama A&M University, which was informative, inspirational and motivational to faculty, staff, students and citizens from the Greater Huntsville community ... " Regel was the first non African-American to receive this prestigious award.

Professor Regel was also the Members' Day speaker for the Women's Art Society in Montreal in October and presented the lecture, "Thirty Three-Hour Day - Impelled to Create." Earlier this month, she returned from a successful trip to Kingston, Ontario, where she was guest speaker at the Exceptional Experiences Program at Queen's University. Undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty members filled the auditorium for her lecture, "Science and Art without Limits or Boundaries." In addition, she will deliver the keynote lecture for the "Symposium on Technology for Artificial Gravity and Microgravity Simulation" in Amsterdam organized by the European Space Agency. She'll speak on "Why Materials Processing in High Gravity?" (Regel created the field of materials research in large centrifuges in the early 1990s.) Her lecture will summarize research carried on around the world, including her own work at Clarkson University.

Professor Sitaraman Krishnan Joins CAMP

 Professor Sitaraman Krishnan

Dr. Sitaraman Krishnan recently joined CAMP. He is a new faculty member at Clarkson and serves as an Assistant Professor in the University’s Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. He received his doctoral degree in Chemical Engineering from Lehigh University and worked as a postdoctoral researcher in Materials Science and Engineering at Cornell University before coming to Clarkson. Professor Krishnan specializes in nanostructured polymeric materials for advanced applications, including coatings that can resist biofouling. He is a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, the American Chemical Society, the Society of Plastics Engineers, and the American Society for Engineering Education.

CAMP Professor Igor Sokolov Receives Promotion

 Professor Igor Sokolov

Associate  Professor of Physics, Igor Sokolov has been promoted to Full Professor. In addition to this position, he has an appointment in the Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Science. Sokolov received a Ph.D. from the Soviet Bureau of Standards (Russian NIST), St. Petersburg, Russia in 1991, and completed his postdoctoral work at the University of Toronto. Major focus areas of his research are on the  mechanics  of human cells, self-assembly of nanostructured functional colloids,    nanophotonics,  and self-healing materials.  His work on aging cells was highlighted on the front page of the May 2004 issue of APS News magazine, the monthly news periodical of the American Physical Society. It has also been included in newspapers throughout the USA, UK, Canada, France, Germany, Brazil, India, Portugal, and South Africa, and in a variety of popular magazines like Skin & Aging, Advance News, BBC HealthNews, etc. An overview of his research appeared in the New Scientist in March of 2005.    In 2005 he received the Simon Greenberg Foundation Scholarship for human skin related studies. In 2006 two of his presentations were selected by the American Institute of Physics, along with 50 others (out of 6500+), to be featured presentations at the Annual 2006 American Physics Society meeting. During this same year, Sokolov received the Graham Research Award. An overview of his research on human skin was included in the Chemical and Engineering News magazine and designated as one of the three most interesting results presented at 2006 APS annual meeting. His synthesis of the brightest ever fluorescent particles was highlighted in MRS News, APS News.Org, Science Daily, and in United PressInternational. The image of the particles was selected as LiveScience’s Image of the Day, and was selected as one of the finalists for Materials Today, a popular international materials journal.  Sokolov has four papers that were distinguished as the most accessed papers published in Small (2007),JPC (2007), Chemistry of Materials (2006), and Ultra microscopy ( 2005). His recent paper about the AFM study of cell brushes was chosen for the Virtual J. of BiologicalPhysics, a journal collecting frontier research in the area of biophysics-related work. In total, Professor Sokolov is the author or coauthor of about 100 refereed publications, 14 filed patents, 67 invited lectures, seminars, and conference presentations. He participated in 64 conferences with contributed presentations.

 Professor Sokolov’s research has received support from agencies including NSF, NYSERDA, NYSTAR (CAMP), and the ARO.  Also funds have been provided by companies like Rohm and Haas (Rodel), Procter and Gamble, CFI, Inc, Arkema Group, Inc  ., Ferro, and Perdue Pharma . Since starting his position at Clarkson in August 2000,  he has received 28 grants (PI on 21, and a leading Co-PI on 2). The total cost of these supported projects is $4,112,000.00.  Currently Dr. Sokolov  is supported by  ARO, Ferro, Inc., Purdue Pharma, Inc., and NYSTAR.