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CAMP December Newsletter: Page 6

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Representatives from Kyushu Institute of Technology (in Japan) Visit CAMP. They also signed a MOU with Clarkson University to further student exchanges.  From left: Dr. Abdulla Bava, Naima Kimura, Professor Otabe Soji, Professor Keiichi Kimura, CAMP Director/ Distinguished University Professor S.V. Babu, and Masahiro Otsubo.  

Several Clarkson University Faculty Members Join CAMP

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Professor Maria Gracheva 

Dr. Maria E. Gracheva has also joined CAMP. She is a new faculty membProfessor Maria Grachevaer at Clarkson and serves as an Assistant Professor in the University's Department of Physics. She received her doctoral degree in Solid State Physics from Moscow State Engineering Institute (Technical University) in Russia, and worked as a postdoctoral researcher in the Beckman Institute at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, at the University of Minnesota (Minneapolis) and at Lehigh University, before coming to Clarkson. Professor Gracheva's research interests are in the field of interdisciplinary physics including computational modeling of solid state membranes and nanostructures, as well as biophysics. She is a member of the American Physical Society and the Biophysical Society.



CAMP Professors Cetinkaya and Issen Acquire a New X-Ray Unit



CAMP Professors Cetin Cetinkaya and Kathleen Issen, both of Clarkson University's Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering, have obtained an NSF grant for the acquisition of an X-ray Microtomography system. This tool will support several research groups and enable diverse research and education projects at Clarkson University. The project outcome is directly to support the research and educational mission of Clarkson University through the training and involvement of graduate and undergraduate students with educational experiences inside and outside of the classroom. Specifically, the proposed X-ray Microtomography system provides new and unique experimental capabilities at Clarkson for the investigation of internal geometric and material properties determination problems. The system adds advanced experimental capabilities to modernize Clarkson University's mechanical characterization and testing capabilities, which serve many innovative, multidisciplinary research projects. The X-ray Microtomography system will have a very significant impact on the fundamental understanding of various mechanical, aerospace, civil, bio-mechanical and biological systems under investigation at Clarkson University.