CAMP                     THE PROGRAM

CAMP Mission

Perform innovative research and conduct educational efforts on the synthesis and processing of advanced materials of interest to industry

Mission Focus

Colloid and Surface Science
The following list defines the technology fields that are currently emphasized by CAMP.

- Colloidal Dispersions and Processing
Polymer blends and foams
Surfactants, liquid crystals, and gels Colloidal catalysts

- Nanosystems
Nano-particle synthesis  
Biomaterials and biological systems

- Particle Transport, Deposition and Removal
Modeling of fluid flow
Flow visualization
Wet particulate cleaning processes

- Chemical-Mechanical Planarization
Metal and dielectric film polishing
Role of chemical and tool parameters
Post-CMP cleaning
Modeling of fluid flow and heat and mass transfer
Integration issues

- Particle Synthesis and Properties
Uniform micro and nano-particle synthesis
Inorganic/organic composites
Optical, magnetic, and electrical properties
Adhesion and coagulation

- Thin Films and Coatings
Coated particles and fibers

- Supporting Technologies
Microstructural characterization
Instrumental techniques
Processing of dispersions


These technologies have applications to major industrial clusters such as imaging, microelectronics, material processing, environmental control, and pharmaceutical, health care, and cosmetic products.

Education and Training
CAMP conducts focused materials educational activities, supports the training of materials research personnel, and interacts with the materials related components of the academic programs at Clarkson University.

Approximately $8,534,893 were received in support of the research and development operation of CAMP from July 1, 2004 to June 30, 2005. The funds were distributed among five sources as follows:

New York State CAT Grant $2,840,000

New York State sources $2,058,282

New York State private sources 1,533,263

Non-New York State private sources $1,146,644

Federal $707,354

Clarkson University 249,350 ____________________________
Total $8,534,893

Technology Transfer
One of CAMP's major goals is to transfer technology developed by CAMP research to New York State businesses to use in improving their manufacturing methods and in manufacturing new and improved products. To this end, CAMP facilitates materials-related research collaborations with industry and effective dissemination and implementation of the research results

Cover Photos:  

A. Obscurant work carried out by Professor Partch’s and Professor Goia’s research groups. 

B. Towards self-healing materials: healing glue (epoxy) coated with glass. Epoxy is highlighted with red and glass with green fluorescent dyes. Confocal microscope image. This work is being carried out by Professor Sokolov’s research group.  

C. Arrays of Cu-nanowires. They are fabricated by Professor Minko and Dr. Ihor Tokarev using the template method.



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