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CAMP Annual Report: Page 4

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From left: Distinguished University Professor / CAMP Director S.V. Babu, Keynote Speaker Dr. Robert Finocchiaro (Technical Director of Corporate Research and Development Services, 3M), and Clarkson University President Anthony Collins.



From left:  Dr. Santokh Badesha (Xerox Fellow at the Xerox Corporation), Keynote Speaker Dr. Volker Schaedler (Director of BASF Innovation and Technology, North America), Distinguished University Professor / CAMP Director S.V. Babu, Dr. Robert Farrauto (Catalysts LLC of BASF), and Dr. Geoffrey Johnson (Manager, Effect Materials Research, BASF).

 CAMP Annual Technical Meeting

CAMP’s Annual Technical Meeting was held May 19 - 21, 2010, at the Canandaigua Inn on the Lake in Canandaigua, New York. The objective of this meeting was to provide a forum for an exchange of ideas and information between university and industry researchers involved in fine particle processing and nanotechnology and related colloid and surface aspects as well as applications.  It included representatives of Industry, University, and New York State Economic Development Organizations.  The keynote speakers were Dr. Robert Finocchiaro (Technical Director of Corporate Research and Development Services, 3M) and Dr. Volker Schaedler (Director of BASF Innovation and Technology, North America). Dr. Finocchiaro’s keynote address was called “3M Innovation Model: Uncommon Connections, Innovative Solutions.” The title of the keynote address presented by Dr. Schaedler was “The Ten Faces of Innovation.”  

This successful meeting was well attended and had many excellent poster presentations on CAMP research. The posters were judged in three categories: best overall, most attractive, and most creative. Certificates and ribbons were presented by Dr. Santokh Badesha (a Xerox Fellow at the Xerox Corporation and Chair of CAMP’s Industrial Advisory Board) to the first, second, and third place winners of each category.  The judges were Dr. Yu Qi of Xerox, Harry Fuerhaupter of Potters Industries Inc., Dr. Maxim Orlov of the Procter & Gamble Company, and Lanhui Zhang of Xerox. The winners are listed.


Best Overall Poster

First Place: “PE Gylated and Fluorinated Ionic Salts for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells” Authors are Professors Krishnan and Roy, Lalitha Ganapatibhotla and Jianping Zheng

Second Place:“Mobile Measurements of Ultrafine Particles in Rochester, NY” Authors are Professor Hopke and Yungang Wang

Third Place: "“Preparation of Au/Pt Core-Shell Catalysts for PEM Fuel Cell Applications” Authors are Professor Goia, Dr. Halaciuga and Lu Lu

Most Attractive Poster

First Place: “Stimuli Responsive and Multifunctional Thin Gel Membranes from Biopolymers” Authors are Professor Minko, Dr. Roiter, Dr. Tokarev, and Venkateshwarlu Gopishetty

Second Place: “The Experimental Investigation of Fouling in Heat Exchangers” Authors are Professors Aidun and Marzocca and M. Izadi

Third Place:  “Fabricating Titania Nanostructures using Block Copolymer Templates” Authors are Professor Shipp, Qin Lou, and Pavan Chinthapmanipeta

Most Creative Poster

First Place: “Pharmaceutical Compact Grain Size Characterization using Ultrasonic Methods” Authors are Professor Cetinkaya, Carson Smith, and James Stephens

Second Place: “Cell as Fractal: Cancer and Healthy Cervical Cells Demonstrate Different Fractal Behavior of Surface Adhesion Maps at the Nanoscale ” Authors are Professors Sokolov and Woodworth, M.E. Dokukin, R.M. Gaikwad, and Nataliia Guz

Third Place: “Self-Assembled Polymer Microparticles for the Sustained Oral Delivery of Hydrophilic Bioactives” Authors are Professor Krishnan, Venkat Vendra, and Frederick Sexton


Investigation of Electrostatic Forces Caused by Walking on Floors and Their Effect on Particle Resuspension in an Indoor Environment

Indoor air pollution is believed to be a source of many respiratory illnesses. The general goal of this project is to provide a fundamental understanding of the particle resuspension in an indoor environment and its contributions to indoor air pollution.  However, the effect of electrostatic forces on the particle detachment and resuspension is not well understood.    Professors Ferro and Ahmadi are studying the electrostatic forces that are generated by walking on floors and their effects on particle resuspensions in indoor environments. 

Computational and Experimental Study of Airflow and Particulate Pollutant Transport and Concentration around the Center of Excellence Building

Professors Ahmadi and Bohl are studying the airflow conditions and particulate pollutant transport around the Center of Excellence Building in Syracuse.   A scaled model of the building is being tested in a wind tunnel.  The goal is to measure airflow velocity and turbulence intensity around the building in a wind tunnel.  A computer model for the airflow condition has been developed and will be verified by a comparison with the wind tunnel data.   The computer will then provide a tool for analyzing the airflow around the actual building.  In particular, the particulate pollutant dispersion near the building will be assessed and the results will be compared with the field data.