>CAMP Annual Technical Meeting

CAMP’s Annual Technical Meetingwas held May 11 - 13, 2005 at the Canandaigua Inn on the Lake in Canandaigua, New York. The very successful meeting had over 100 attendees including representatives of Industry, University, and New York State Economic Development Organizations.

A reception was again hosted by Ferro Electronic Material Systems (a Corporate Sponsor of CAMP).

The keynote speakers were Dr. John Laing, Senior Vice President of Xerox (a Corporate Sponsor of CAMP) and Dr. Charles Craig, Vice President of Corning (a Corporate Sponsor of CAMP). Dr. Laing’s keynote address was entitled “The Times They are Changing.” The title of the keynote address presented by Dr. Craig was “Growth Through Innovation at Corning .”

This year's meeting had a record number of poster presentations on CAMP research. They were judged in three categories: most attractive, most creative, and best overall. Certificates were presented by CAMP's Dr. Dana Barry to the first, second, and third place winners of each category. The judges were Ernie Francione (NexPress Solutions LLC), Russell Simpson (Xerox), Dr. Larry Mann (Cabot Corporation), and Dr. Daniel Swiler (Ferro). The winners are listed below.


Best Overall Poster

First Place: “Investigation of Photoactive Keto-Acid and Ester Agents for Use in Dimethacrylate-Based Dental Resins”

Authors are Professor Partch, Jinjin Feng and Heather Despres

Second Place: “Computational Modeling of Gas-Solid Flows in Environmental and Industrial Applications”

Authors are Professor Ahmadi and Hojat Nasr

Third Place: “Experiments on Mechanical Removal of Teflon in a Bench-Top Polisher”

Authors are Professor Subramanian and Qingjun Qin

Most Attractive Poster

First Place: “Preparation of Pt-Based Electrocatalysts for PEM Fuel Cell Applications”

Authors are Professor Goia and Mihaela Jitianu

Second Place: “Electrochemical Impedance Biosensors”

Authors are Professors Suni and Luck, and Jianbin Wang

Third Place: “Experimental Study of Multiphase Flow through Porous Media”

Authors are Professors Ahmadi and Powers, and Duane Smith, Melissa Richards, and Joshua Cook

Most Creative Poster

First Place: “3D Simulation of Dispersion of Nano-Size Particles in the Human Nasal Cavity”

Authors are Professors Ahmadi and Hopke, and Sung-Yung Cheng, and Parsa Zamankhan

Second Place: “Fluorescent Silica Beads for Detection of Cervical Cancer”

Authors are Professor Sokolov and Dr. Iyer

Third Place: “Consideration of Coherence in Design of Quantum Computing Architectures” Authors are Professor Privman, Dmitry Solenov, Leonid Fedichkin, Arkady Fedorov, Denis Tolkunov, and Christino Tamon



From left: Clarkson University President Anthony Collins, Keynote Speaker Dr. John Laing (Senior Vice President of Xerox), Distinguished University Professor / CAMP Director S.V. Babu, Xerox Fellow Dr. Santokh Badesha, and Clarkson University Provost Thomas Young.

From left: Distinguished University Professor / CAMP Director S. V. Babu, Keynote Speaker Dr. Charles Craig (Vice President of Corning), CAMP Deputy Director Edward McNamara, and Clarkson University President Anthony Collins.


Working with Jun Watanabe of Nihon Micro Coating Co. in Japan, Dr. T.V. Jayaraman, Ken Huzomi and Toshihiro Kobayashi of MIPOX International Corporation, and Drs. Sookap Hahn and Hongqi Li of SKW Associates, CAMP Professor Yuzhuo Li and his student Krishnayya Cheemalapati studied the effect of slurry type and pad effect on EOE. The results were presented at the 10th International CMP Symposium in Lake Placid, New York. More detailed results will be given at the CMP User Group Meeting in October 2005.

Atomic Force Microscopy, Forces between Nanoparticles, Biosensors, Self-Assembly of Nanostructured Particles, Drug Delivery, Nanocomposites, and Biophysics (Human Skin, Ageing of Human Cells, Cancer Cells)

CAMP Professor Igor Sokolov, from the Department of Physics at Clarkson University, is doing research in three main areas: intermolecular forces, synthesis of new nanostructured materials, and mechanics of biological cells. He uses Atomic Force Microscopy for studying interactions between nanoparticles and various surfaces. His research about the self-assembly of nanoporous colloids focuses on the synthesis of colloidal particles of different shapes and various functions. This includes making “smart dust” particles with encoded color “bar codes” (patent pending), which can be used in biomedical labeling, security and product tagging. The assembled particles can also be used as sensing elements for “smart” sensors, for drug delivery, as 3D catalysts, etc. Some of his research relates to making self-healing polymeric materials and to the study of the mechanics of human cells. In collaboration with Professor Craig Woodworth (of Clarkson’s Department of Biology), he is studying the biomechanical properties of ageing and of human cancer cells. Professor Sokolov is working with CAMP Professor Ian Suni, in studying a new architecture of biosensors. He also studies glucose biosensor molecules in cooperation with Professor Linda Luck, of Clarkson’s Biology Department.


CAMP Particle Research Activities

Applied and fundamental research activities by Senior University Professor Richard Partch and his group have traditionally cut across several boundaries of technology. Such opportunities have continued during this reporting year. Projects underway include 1) preparation and isolation of unique inorganic-polymer composite particles for use as CMP abrasives; 2) determination of the effect of pulse laser treatment of aggregates of several types of particles including carbon black, carbon nanotubes and metal oxides;


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