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01-04-2005

Vladimir Privman Named Robert A. Plane Professor Of Chemistry By Clarkson University

[A photograph for newspaper use is available at http://www.clarkson.edu/news/photos/privman.jpg] 

Vladimir Privman, director of the Clarkson Center for Quantum Device Technology at Clarkson University, has recently been named “Robert A. Plane Professor of Chemistry” by the Clarkson Board of Trustees. Privman was given the title in recognition of his contributions to both science and engineering, and, in particular, for his work at the interface of physics and the chemical sciences. privman

“The Plane Professorship acknowledges and supports Professor Privman's important contributions in the areas of colloid and nanomaterials science, as well as in quantum device technology,” said Clarkson University President Tony Collins. 

Privman holds a joint appointment in the Departments of Physics and Electrical and Computer Engineering at Clarkson, and is recognized as one of the world’s leading experts in quantum computing. 

The Clarkson Center for Quantum Device Technology was established in 2001 through a $1.6 million award from the National Science Foundation, and is housed in Clarkson's Center for Advanced Materials Processing (CAMP). As director of the Center from its inception, Privman leads an interdisciplinary research team of Clarkson scientists in Mathematics and Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Materials Science, and Physics in projects that explore coherent quantum mechanical processes in solid-state semiconductor information processing devices with atomic dimensions. 

The Center also attracts leading researchers from other institutions to Clarkson through the Quantum Device Technology Workshop, a biannual interdisciplinary meeting organized by Privman. Last May more than 60 eminent scientists and researchers from around the world attended the workshop that provides a forum for a global discussion of the latest developments in the field of quantum device technology and applications in the fields of quantum computation and communication, quantum cryptology, spintronics, and quantum effects in nanosize semiconductor and mechanical devices. 

Privman is the author or co-author of three books, 17 major reviews, and over 160 research papers. He has served as a member of editorial boards and editorial advisory boards for numerous journals, and has been a guest editor for Colloids and Surfaces and IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology, and associate editor for Quantum Communication and Devices. Privman has also served on numerous professional conference and symposia organizing and advisory committees. 

Privman joined the faculty of Clarkson in 1985. He has been the recipient of a Petroleum Research Foundation Young Investigator Award and Clarkson University's Graham Award for an outstanding researcher. He is also a member of CAMP and the Million Dollar Club, which recognizes individuals who have brought in more than $1 million in external research funding. 

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Michael P. Griffin, director of News & Digital Content Services, at 315-268-6716 or mgriffin@clarkson.edu.]

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