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About $275 Millions of Economic Benefits Were Derived during 2000-2010 by New York State and Companies within the State from Research and Technology Developed at Clarkson’s CAMP 


CAMP Director/Distinguished University Professor S.V. Babu.

 New York State and companies within the State derive significant economic benefits through their support to Clarkson University’s Center for Advanced Materials Processing (CAMP).  During the past ten year period from 2000 to 2010, the economic benefits of this partnership (which include increased sales, cost savings, external funding received as well as  investments) were about $275,000,000. In addition, 180 new jobs were created and 20 jobs were retained during the same period.

CAMP is a New York State Center for Advanced Technology (CAT) dedicated to the synthesis and processing of advanced materials extending to the nanoscale range. It is currently funded at $923,000/year by the New York State Foundation for Science, Technology and Innovation (NYSTAR). The Center is also supported through ~ $300K/year membership fees paid by various companies in NY State and outside, including a Japanese company. CAMP faculty members receive additional research support of about 6 -7 million dollars annually from various Federal and NY State agencies as well as companies across the globe.


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CUNY, UNC at Charlotte and Clarkson Awarded a new I/U_CRC on Metamaterials by the National Science Foundation

A new Industry/University Cooperative Research Center (I/U_CRC) on Metamaterials has been just approved by the National Science Foundation (NSF). This Center is a partnership between the City University of New York (Professor David Crouse), the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (Professor Michael Fiddy) and Clarkson University (Professor S.V. Babu), following the award of an earlier NSF planning grant to these institutions.

The mission of this new Center is to advance fundamental and applied metamaterials research, development, and technology transfer through strong industry/university collaborations. Its main goal is to provide a one-stop shop for the design, fabrication, and testing of a wide range of metamaterials for use in spectral regions ranging from the microwave to the optical range of the electromagnetic spectrum.  Metamaterials are patterned composite structures in which light behaves in unusual ways, including negative index of refraction, anomalous light transmission, and light channeling and trapping.  These materials can also possess unusual properties in several other spectral regions. Industrial interest in metamaterials is growing as these materials can be used to develop new or higher performing optical and electronics devices including: energy harvesting, imaging, plasmonic circuits, cloaking materials, biological and chemical sensors, compact optical systems and enhanced RF technologies.