Professor Devon Shipp

CAMP Professor Devon Shipp on Sabbatical Leave at Bausch and Lomb

CAMP Professor Devon Shipp (of Clarkson University’s Department of Chemistry) will spend January - June 2006 on sabbatical leave at the research laboratories of Bausch and Lomb, in Rochester, New York. Bausch and Lomb is widely regarded as a world leader in the development of materials for eye care. In particular, it is well known for contact lenses (mostly based on hydrogels) and associated solutions. However, its expertise also extends to intraocular lenses, drug delivery systems and pharmaceuticals. Professor Shipp's research interests in polymer chemistry, in particular the production of novel materials through controlled syntheses, will be utilized in the synthesis and application of biocompatible polymers and polymer networks. Such materials are of great interest to eye care, particularly for contact lenses.

CAMP Collaborates with Spectron Glass and Electronics, Inc., a New CAMP Member Company

CAMP is collaborating with Spectron Glass and Electronics, Inc. The company, which is located on Long Island in Hauppauge, NY, has been in business since 1948 and is a manufacturer of electrolytic tilt sensors. Spectron is supporting the research of CAMP Professors Dipankar Roy and Ian Suni on electrolytes and the electronic characterization of the electrolytes for tilt sensors. The company has joined CAMP as a Corporate Member. Also it is interesting to note that Robert Marshall, the company president and CEO, is a 1966 graduate of Clarkson University.






Professor Vladimir Privman

Clarkson University's Professor Vladimir Privman Becomes American Physical Society Fellow

Vladimir Privman, the Robert A. Plane Professor of Chemistry and director of the Clarkson Center for Quantum Device Technology at Clarkson University, was elected Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS) at its November meeting.

The American Physical Society was founded by 36 physicists with the mission "to advance and diffuse the knowledge of physics." Today, the APS membership exceeds 43,000 members. The Society is active in public and governmental affairs, and in the international physics community. The APS conducts extensive programs in education, public outreach and career development and also monitors the human rights of scientists around the globe. The year 2005 is the World Year of Physics.

"This acknowledgement of Professor Privman's dedication and many contributions to the world of physics by the APS is well deserved," remarked James R. Pratt, dean of Arts and Sciences at Clarkson University. "It is a significant honor, considering that election to Fellowship in the American Physical Society is limited to less than one-half of one percent of the Society's membership."

The Fellowship Certificate awarded to Privman by the APS reads "In recognition of fundamental contributions and professional leadership in statistical physics, surface, colloid and polymer science, and quantum information science."

Privman holds joint appointments in the departments of Chemistry, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Physics at Clarkson, and is recognized as one of the world's leading experts in statistical mechanics, colloid and surface science, and quantum information science.

He has authored or co-authored three books, 17 major reviews, and over 170 research papers. He has also served on numerous editorial boards and editorial advisory boards of scientific journals.

Privman holds B.Sc., M.Sc. and D.Sc. degrees in Physics from Technion, Haifa, Israel. He joined the faculty of Clarkson in 1985 and has been the recipient of a Petroleum Research Foundation Young Investigator Award and Clarkson University's Graham Award for an outstanding researcher. Privman is also a member of Clarkson's Center for Advanced Materials Processing (CAMP) and the Million Dollar Club, which recognizes individuals who have brought in more than $1 million in external research funding.

Professor R. Shankar Subramanian

Clarkson Professor R. Shankar Subramanian is Named American Institute of Chemical Engineers Fellow

CAMP Professor R. Shankar Subramanian, of the Chemical Engineering Department at Clarkson University, has been elected to the grade of Fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), a professional organization with more than 40,000 members.

AIChE was founded in 1908 to provide leadership in advancing the chemical engineering profession.