Clarkson Research Professor Dana Barry, of Canton, was an invited Lecturer in late September for the National Institute of Technology, Suzuka College, Japan. Her presentation promoted the North Country and Research for Women in Japan.
Dr. Barry started her talk by informing students, faculty, and administrators, about important attractions in Northern New York such as the St. Lawrence Seaway, the Frederick Remington Museum, and the Corning plant in Canton, where the glass for the famous Hubble telescope was made. She also described the great/diverse educational opportunities and institutions available in the North Country (SUNY Canton and St. Lawrence University in Canton and SUNY Potsdam and Clarkson University in Potsdam).
In addition, Research Professor Barry discussed highlights of her research experiences and provided tips for women and others interested in pursuing research opportunities. Her entire talk was presented in English, so the college’s English professor (Prof. Takashi Kusaka) translated sections of it into Japanese. More about Dr. Barry’s research experiences can be found here: https://lin-web.clarkson.edu/~dbarry/
Barry’s collaborator in Japan, Professor Hideyuki Kanematsu, found her 20 years ago by reading her online paper. He invited her as a Visiting Professor to his college (now called the National Institute of Technology, Suzuka College, Japan). The two have carried out many research projects together for 20 years on a variety of topics including creative education, STEM education, surface finishing, coatings, biofilms, viruses, and more.
They have also published over 100 research papers and more than 10 books together including four Springer Nature textbooks. They both received Outstanding Achievement Awards (2019) from the Materials Research Society of Japan (MRS-J) for their work with biofilms.
Currently, Dr. 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, and an officer and Chemistry Ambassador for the American Chemical Society. She has over 300 professional/academic publications, five graduate degrees including a Ph.D. from Osaka University in Japan, and numerous honors.