Clarkson’s Dr. Dana Barry, of Canton, NY, has been nominated by the Academic Union of Oxford, UK, to receive the special title, “The Name in Science,” and a personal medal. The group says this award is given to the most respected personalities in the fields of science, technology, and innovations. Awarding of this title is a symbol of credit and expression of thanks to people who develop intellectual progress of modern society, assist to integration between science and other activity fields, including business and politics. The title outlines personal contributions to scientific research, personal achievements in the development of national science, as well as contributions to solving regional and global social, political, and economic problems.
The Academic Union is an international academic association of over 200 University Chancellors, Scientists and Researchers. The committees and the Union pursue the ideals of Academic Excellence, Innovation and Accessibility and are committed to disseminating these core values through its worldwide community. The primary aim of the Union is to consolidate the efforts of scientists, educators, industrialists, and manufacturers on science, education, and business integration.
Clarkson Research Professor Dana Barry has made important contributions (in a variety of areas) at the national and international levels. Her program for promoting chemistry at the international level won a Chem Luminary award in 2003 for the Northern New York Section of the American Chemical Society. She prepared one of the world’s first OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) programs required for Hazard Communication and Training. Her program is described in the publication, Journal of Environmental Health, 50, 18 (July/August 1987).
Professor Barry has been involved in many space-related activities and missions and has her name on the Mars rovers. She wrote the cover story “CHEM IS TREE” for the Journal of Chemical Education in October 1997 and received an Outstanding Achievement Award in 2019 from the Materials Research Society of Japan, MRS-J, (along with her collaborator Professor Hideyuki Kanematsu of the National Institute of Technology, Suzuka College, Japan). They were honored for their outstanding contributions to contamination control on materials’ surfaces and for their work with biofilms.
Barry is a Research Professor in Clarkson University’s Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering. She is also a professor and president of Ansted University’s Scientific Board, a member of both the Planetary Society and the National Science Teaching Association as well as being a Chemistry Ambassador for the American Chemical Society. She has over 300 professional / academic publications, numerous honors, and five graduate degrees including a M.S. degree in Chemistry from Clarkson University and a Ph.D. in Engineering from Osaka University in Japan. In addition, she has served numerous times as a Keynote Speaker and a Visiting Professor overseas.