CAMP Annual Technical Meeting

This year's Technical Meeting was a great success. The CAMP Meeting was held in Saratoga Springs, New York during the month of May. It had a record number of posters and over 80 attendees including representatives of industry, university, and New York State Economic Development organizations. Al Steffe (Manufacturing Engineering Director - Castings) of GM and Christine Furstoss (Global Technology Leader - Ceramic and Metallurgy Technologies ) of GE Global Research delivered keynote speeches. Also Dr. Russell Bessette, Executive Director of New York States's Office of Science, Technology, and Academic Research (NYSTAR) gave an introductory talk about "New Initiatives at NYSTAR." Details of this meeting will be included in the September Annual Report Newsletter.

CAMP Professor Richard Partch Offers Short Courses

Senior University Professor Richard Partch gave a short course titled "Surface Modification Techniques to Enhance Industrial Performance of Powdered Materials" in April at the Particles 2002 Conference in Orlando, Florida, and at the General Electric Company Central Research Division in June. He will present a two-hour summary of the subject material as a tutorial at the Fourth World Congress on Particle Technology in Australia in July. In addition, Professor Partch gave presentations about the "Chemical Control of Drug Overdoses: New Science for Saving Lives" to over 150 high school students both at Heuvelton Central School and at Edwards-Knox High School.

Contact Professor Partch (phone: 315-268-2351, email: partch@clarkson.edu ) for information about his course, including dates and places where it will be offered again.



CAMP Professor Liya Regel receives Honorary Doctorate from Clarkson University President Denny Brown.

CAMP Professor Liya Regel Received an Honorary Doctorate from Clarkson University

CAMP Professor Liya Regel received an honorary doctor of science degree at Clarkson University's 109th Commencement on May 12, 2002. The degree was awarded for her pioneering leadership in the development of materials science in space and in large centrifuges, and for highly successful encouragement of international scientific collaboration. In addition to her CAMP position, she serves as Director of the Clarkson University International Center for Gravity Materials Science and Applications.

Professor Regel has been a leader and pioneer in developing materials science that utilizes orbiting space platforms and large centrifuges. Her research contributed greatly to understanding the influence of gravity on materials properties, as well as leading to improvements in commercial processing of materials on earth.

She has accumulated a long list of scientific discoveries, breakthroughs, innovations, fresh insights and numerous publications. She has played a major role in developing international scientific collaborations through leading the organization of international conferences, chairing committees of international organizations, lecturing by invitation, organizing symposia, serving on editorial boards of scientific journals, editing books, and hosting visiting scientists at Clarkson University.

She has received two major awards from the prestigious International Academy of Astronautics (IAA). In 2001 she received IAA's Basic Science Award for "significant contribution to the advancement of international cooperation and leadership in the advancement of materials research in space." She is the only materials scientist to have received this honor. IAA also honored her with its Best Book Award in 1998. Since 1991, Professor Regel has served as the Director of the International Center for Gravity Materials Science and Applications at Clarkson University. During that period, she led the establishment of the first centrifuge in the world dedicated to materials processing research and related flow visualization.

Professor Liya Regel has directed the doctoral research of 20 students and the master's research of 31 for the last fifteen years. These graduates have assumed positions of significance in industry, government and academia

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