Vice Provost /Clarkson Distinguished Professor Goodarz Ahmadi Appointed Dean

Vice Provost / Clarkson Distinguished Professor Goodarz Ahmadi has been appointed Dean of the Coulter School of Engineering on an interim basis, effective July 1. As Dean of the Coulter School of Engineering, Ahmadi will head an administrative team for the School that will include the Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, the Associate Dean for Academic Programs, and the department chairs. Professor Ahmadi joined the faculty of Clarkson in 1982. Prior to his tenure at Clarkson, he was Dean of Engineering at Shiraz University in Iran. In addition to holding the position of Vice Provost for Research, he also is the co-director of the Clarkson Center for Air Resources Engineering and Science and a board member of the Center for Advanced Materials Processing. He also has served the University in numerous capacities, including Associate Dean of Engineering for Research and Graduate Studies and Chair of the Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering. In 2001, 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. More recently, Ahmadi 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 work 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 in excess of $4 million over the last 10 years. Ahmadi is currently working on DOE and NASA-funded projects developing a new technique for modeling turbulent flows of dense and dilute, solid-gas or liquid mixtures with application to coal transport and processing, spray formation, and hot-gas filtration.

CAMP Increases its Corporate Membership.

Clarkson Receives a Project Contract of $ 1.875 Million from the Army Research Office

Clarkson University recently received a project contract of $ 1.875 million from the United States Army Research Office. This money is for the project titled “Smart Responsive Nanocomposites for Soldier Protection.” A large number of faculty members will participate in this research. The group includes Professors S.V. Babu, Cetin Cetinkaya, Janos Fendler, Ratneshwar Jha, Goodarz Ahmadi,Yuzhuo Li, Devon Shipp, John McLaughlin, Sergiy Minko, John Moosbrugger, David Morrison, Vladimir Privman, Igor Sokolov, and Ian Suni.

Schenectady International, Inc. joins CAMP as a corporate Member

Endicott Interconnect Technologies, Inc. joins CAMP as a corporate Member

United Materials . joins CAMP as a corporate Member


CAMP Presents Awards to Outstanding Sponsors at its Annual Technical Meeting  

CAMP presented awards to outstanding sponsors at its Annual Technical Meeting held in Canandaigua, NY during the month of May. Award recipients include Xerox Fellow Dr. Santokh Badesha and Sr. Vice President Dr. John Laing (both of Xerox, a Corporate Sponsor for CAMP), Vice President Dr. Charles Craig (of Corning, a Corporate Sponsor for CAMP), Chief Technologist Dr. John Spoonhower (of Kodak, a Corporate Sponsor for CAMP), Business Manager John Prendergast (of Ferro, a Corporate Sponsor for CAMP), and Chief Executive Officer Keith Blakely (of NanoDynamics, a Corporate Member for CAMP). Also CAMP Deputy Director Edward McNamara received an outstanding service award. The awards were presented by Clarkson University President Anthony Collins, Distinguished University Professor / CAMP Director S.V. Babu, and Director of Programs at NYSTAR Kathleen Wise.

CAMP to Sponsor Tenth International Symposium on Chemical Mechanical Planarization

CAMP will sponsor its Tenth International Symposium on Chemical-Mechanical Planarization during the month of August. The four-day symposium/workshop will be held (August 14-17, 2005) at the Hilton Resort in Lake Placid, New York. This meeting is co-chaired by Dr. Manabu Tsujimura (Ebara Corporation), Dr. Charles Davis (IBM), Distinguished University Professor /CAMP Director S.V. Babu, and CAMP Professor Yuzhuo Li. It will include presentations by industrial and university representatives and a poster session.

CAMP Annual Technical Meeting

CAMP’s Annual Technical Meetingwas held May 11 - 13, 2005 at the Canandaigua Inn on the Lake in Canandaigua, New York. It includedrepresentatives of Industry, University, and New York State Economic Development Organizations. The keynote speakers were Dr. John Laing, Vice President of Xerox (a Corporate Sponsor of CAMP) and Dr. Charles Craig, Vice President of Corning (a Corporate Sponsor of CAMP). This very successful meeting had record attendance with a record number of poster presentations on CAMP research. A reception was again hosted by Ferro Electronic Material Systems (a Corporate Sponsor of CAMP). Details of the meeting will be included in CAMP’s Annual Report (September) Newsletter.