CAMP Professor Privman's Research
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These efforts have resulted in a semiconductor heterostructure quantum information processor design with ~100 nm quantum-bit (qubit) separation, which allows gate control of qubits with the present-day semiconductor fabrication technology.

Recently, the National Science Foundation has recognized this work by agreeing to fund a Center for Quantum Device Modeling at Clarkson, led by Professor Privman.

Modeling Synthesis of Monodispersed Fine Particles

The goal of this project has been to extend the know-how in the preparation of monodispersed colloids to nanosize particles, e.g., quantum dots. (See Figure 2.) In earlier work with Professor Matijevi'c's group at CAMP, Professor Privman and coworkers developed a model that explains narrow size distribution in the formation of a colloid- dimension (~ 1mm) particles via a two-stage growth: burst nucleation of nanosize (~ 10 nm) subunits, followed by their aggregation into larger secondary particles.

The Solid State Chemistry program of the National Science Foundation, recently funded an extensive multidisciplinary research effort at CAMP. The goal of this project is to explore a broad spectrum of topics, in a unified approach, to control particle size and other properties from the nanoscale to the colloidal scale. Experimental work is being carried out by Professors Borkovec and Matijevic'. Professor Privman is coordinating the theoretical modeling component of the project, which has also received additional funding from the Petroleum Research Fund.

For more information about
Professor Privman and his research,
you may call him at 315-268-3891 or
send e-mail to privman@clarkson.edu.


CAMP's Dr. Ahmadi Becomes Clarkson Distinguished Professor

CAMP Professor Goodarz Ahmadi, of Clarkson University's Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering, has been awarded the title "Clarkson Distinguished Professor." He is a member of CAMP's Faculty Advisory Board, and the Co-Director of the Integrated Multidisciplinary Partnership for Research in Industrial Turbulence (IMPRINT) Center.

He has over 400 publications in archival journals and has made more than 500 presentations at national and international conferences, in addition to more than 100 invited talks. He is serving on the editorial advisory boards of six technical journals and has received several research, teaching and advising awards including the Clarkson University Distinguished Teaching Award.

Professor Ahmadi's current research covers the areas of particle transport, deposition, and removal and multiphase flows. His studies include modeling of the chemical-mechanical polishing process, three-phase slurry reactors, fundamentals of natural gas and species flows from hydrates dissociation with applications to safety and sea floor stability, furnaces, hot-gas filtration, inhalation drug delivery, and computer modeling of ash particle transport to boiler surfaces. These research projects are funded by DOE, NYSTAR, Corning, NASA, and Dura Pharmaceuticals.

He currently leads a team of Clarkson faculty for a combined Research and Curriculum Development project supported by the National Science Foundation for Particle Transport, Deposition, and Removal. The objective of this project is to develop a sequence of courses to bring the recent advances in particle transport processes to the classroom for the benefit of undergraduate and graduate students.