Clarkson Distinguished Professor Goodarz Ahmadi

CAMP Professor Goodarz Ahmadi Named Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies at Clarkson University's Wallace H. Coulter School of Engineering

Clarkson Distinguished Professor Goodarz Ahmadi has been appointed associate dean for Research and Graduate Studies in the Wallace H. Coulter School of Engineering, effective April 1, 2004. As associate dean Professor Ahmadi is part of an administrative team for the School of Engineering, which also includes the dean, the associate dean for Academic Programs, and the department chairs. He will coordinate research and graduate study efforts at the school and assist in faculty mentoring.

Professor Ahmadi joined the faculty of Clarkson in 1982. He is the co-director of Clarkson's Center for Air Resources Engineering and Science (CARES) and a board member of the Center for Advanced Materials Processing (CAMP). Also he has served the University in numerous capacities, including chair of the Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering (1991-94).

In 2001, Dr. Ahmadi was the first professor to be awarded the title of "Clarkson Distinguished Professor," which recognizes tenured professors whose accomplishments well exceed the requirements for promotion to the rank of full professor. In 2003, he was honored with the Robert R. Hill '48 Professorship in Mechanical Engineering. The professorship was established through a $1 million endowment created from a generous gift from Robert and Mildred Hill and matching funds.

Professor Ahmadi is internationally known for his numerous engineering and scientific research contributions and has authored two books and over 400 technical publications in archival journals. Also he has made more than 500 presentations at national and international technical meetings and has given more than 100 invited talks and short courses at other institutions. His research interests include multiphase and granular flows, particle and fiber adhesion and removal, aerosols, micro-contamination control, turbulence modeling, stability of fluid motions, continuum mechanics, nonlinear random vibrations and earthquake engineering. His research has been supported by the Department of Energy (DOE), the National Science Foundation, NASA, Corning, IBM, Xerox, Dura and the New York State Office of Science, Technology and Academic Research for over $4 million in the last 10 years. Professor Ahmadi is currently working on DOE and NASA-funded projects to develop a new technique for modeling turbulent flows of dense and dilute, solid-gas or liquid mixtures with applications to coal transport and processing, spray formation, and hot-gas filtration.


Dr. Manabu Tsujimura

Dr. Manabu Tsujimura to Serve as Visiting Professor at Clarkson University

Dr. Manabu Tsujimura of Ebara Technologies, Inc. (a Corporate Member of CAMP) will again, for a third year in a row, serve as a Visiting Professor at Clarkson University during the month of August. He is the Chief Technical Officer and the Deputy Group Executive of the Precision Machinery Group at Ebara Corporation in Japan.

Dr. Tsujimura was a Visiting Professor at the University in 2002 and in 2003 and served as a Co-Chair with CAMP Director/Vice Provost S.V. Babu and others for CAMP's International Symposia on CMP. He also served as a Co-Chair at MRS Meetings and at SEMICON WEST and SEMICON JAPAN.

CAMP Sponsors Ninth International Symposium on Chemical-Mechanical
Polishing (CMP)

CAMP will sponsor its Ninth International Symposium on Chemical-Mechanical Polishing during the month of August. The four-day symposium/workshop will be held (August 8 -11, 2004) at the Hilton Resort in Lake Placid, New York. This meeting is co-chaired by Dr. Manabu Tsujimura (Ebara Corporation), Dr. Charles Davis (IBM), Vice Provost/CAMP Director S.V. Babu, and CAMP Professor Yuzhuo Li. It will include presentations by industrial and university representatives and a poster session.