CAMP Professor Subramanian Has Book Published

CAMP Professor R. Shankar Subramanian, of Clarkson University's Department of Chemical Engineering, is the co-author of the monograph The Motion of Bubbles and Drops in Reduced Gravity (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 2001). The book is principally about the motion of bubbles and drops caused by variations in interfacial tension arising from temperature gradients on their surfaces. It is divided into four sections. Part one introduces the reader to the role of gravity and interfacial tension in the motion of bubbles and drops. Part two is devoted to the motion of isolated bubbles or drops. Part three discusses the interaction of bubbles and drops with each other and with neighboring boundaries. The final section deals with mass transport to bubbles and drops in reduced gravity conditions and to the motion that occurs in a body of fluid due to interfacial tension gradients on a free surface.

Professor Subramanian, who has spent over twenty years of his career conducting research on the subject discussed in the above book, led an international team that carried out experiments in 1994 and 1996 on the motion of bubbles and drops in reduced gravity aboard the Space Shuttle Columbia. In addition to this work, he is very much involved in the modeling of chemical-mechanical planarization. He is interested in predicting overall removal rates from blanket wafers, and phenomena such as dishing and erosion in patterned wafers. He is also exploring the mechanical and wetting properties of polishing pads.


CAMP Professors Regel and Wilcox with the Chinese Academy of Science Delegation of Clarkson University ( May 7, 2001)

CAMP Professor Regel Hosts a Conference with a Delegation from the Chinese Academy of Sciences at Clarkson University

CAMP Professor Liya Regel with the Director of the National Microgravity Laboratory of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Academician of the CAS, Professor Wen Rui Hu, organized a Dialog on Fluid Physics and Materials Science between the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Clarkson University. This Dialog held at Clarkson University provided an opportunity for the visiting scientists from many institutions of the CAS to tell about their research, to listen to presentations by Clarkson Professors, and to tour the University's laboratories.

Professor Regel is the Director of the Center for Gravity Materials Science and Applications at Clarkson. She is also the first woman to receive the Basic Science Award for "... significant contribution to the advancement of the international cooperation and leadership in the advancement of materials science..." from the International Academy of Astronautics.


Sixth Annual CMP Symposium 2001
Lake Placid, New York
August 12-15, 2001

CAMP's Board of Directors and Fall Meeting
October 17-19, 2001

The Shipley Lectures will be presented by
Nobel Prize Winner Professor Richard Ernst

October 8-9, 2001

(For information about CAMP industrial short courses, please call
Professor Richard Partch

at 315-268-2351
or send e-mail to him
at partch@clarkson.edu

** Information, on these and other CAMP events, is available at the CAMP web site at http://www.clarkson.edu/camp.