ICAMP Director S.V. Babu

CAMP Director S.V. Babu Participates in a Joint AIChE / IIChE Conference

University Distinguished Professor S.V. Babu participated in a joint AIChE / IIChE Conference at CHEMCON 2004, which was held in India during the month of December. He co-organized and Co-Chaired a U.S. - India, joint Symposium on Micro and Nano Technologies and presented the paper "Nanoparticle Systems for Planarization of Metal / Dielectric Films." CHEMCON is the annual conference of the Chemical Engineers of India and is now in its fifty-seventh year. This year's Indian Chemical Engineering Congress also included the First Joint Meeting of the Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.

University Distinguished Professor S.V. Babu Receives 2004 IBM Faculty Award

University Distinguished Professor & CAMP Director S.V. Babu has been selected to receive a 2004 IBM Faculty Award for $25,000. This award is highly competitive and recognizes the quality of his research program and its importance to their industry. The IBM Faculty Award is a gift in recognition of Professor Babu's achievements and is potentially renewable.


Clarkson Distinguished Professor Goodarz Ahmadi

CAMP Professor Goodarz Ahmadi Serves as Interim Vice Provost for Research

Clarkson Distinguished Professor Goodarz Ahmadi is now serving as the interim Vice Provost for Research at Clarkson University. Professor Ahmadi joined the faculty of Clarkson in 1982. He is the Associate Dean of Research & Graduate Studies, co-director of Clarkson's Center for Air Resources Engineering and Science (CARES), and a board member of the Center for Advanced Materials Processing (CAMP). Also he has served the University in numerous capacities, including chair of the Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering (1991-94).

Professor Ahmadi is internationally known for his numerous engineering and scientific research contributions and has authored two books and over 400 technical publications in archival journals. Also he has made more than 500 presentations at national and international technical meetings and has given more than 100 invited talks and short courses at other institutions. His research interests include multiphase and granular flows, particle and fiber adhesion and removal, aerosols, micro-contamination control, turbulence modeling, stability of fluid motions, continuum mechanics, nonlinear random vibrations and earthquake engineering. His research has been supported by the Department of Energy (DOE), the National Science Foundation, NASA, Corning, IBM, Xerox, Dura and the New York State Office of Science, Technology and Academic Research for over $4 million in the last 10 years. Professor Ahmadi is currently working on DOE and NASA-funded projects to develop a new technique for modeling turbulent flows of dense and dilute, solid-gas or liquid mixtures with applications to coal transport and processing, spray formation, and hot-gas filtration.


CAMP Hosts 79th ACS Colloid Symposium

. The 79th ACS Colloid and Surface Science Symposium will be held on June 12-15, 2005 at Clarkson University, Potsdam, New York. Hosted by CAMP, this symposium is a continuation of a long tradition of Clarkson University, which has hosted the same symposium in 1965, 1975, 1985, and 1996. In line with the symposium tradition as well as the exciting new development in the field, the 79th symposium will be divided into fifteen topical symposia that range from the synthesis and characterization of bio-inspired nanomaterials to applications of colloids and surfaces in catalysis, the environment, microelectronics, pharmaceuticals, and consumer products.