Professor Dipankar Roy

Professor Dipankar Roy

CAMP Professor Dipankar Roy's Publications Appeared on the Top 25 Hottest Articles List for Elsevier ScienceDirect

Two recent articles authored by CAMP Professor Dipankar Roy, with graduate and undergraduate students, have appeared on Elsevier ScienceDirect's Top 25 Hottest Articles list. ScienceDirect is a digital library for science, technical and medical information, maintained by Elsevier (http://www.elsevier.com).

Professor Roy's paper, “Electro-oxidation of methanol on gold in alkaline media: Adsorption characteristics of reaction intermediates studied using time resolved electro-chemical impedance and surface plasmon resonance techniques,” by K.A. Assiongbon and D. Roy was published in Surface Science, 594 (2005) 99-119. This article appeared on ScienceDirect's Top 25 Hottest Articles list for October-December 2005. The paper describes the Clarkson group's research in the development of novel electrode materials for direct methanol fuel cells. Another paper, “Electrochemical impedance characteristics of Ta/Cu contact regions in polishing slurries used for chemical mechanical planarization of Ta and Cu: Considerations of galvanic corrosion,” by K.A. Assiongbon, S.B. Emery, V.R.K. Gorantla, S.V. Babu and D. Roy appeared in Corrosion Science , 48 (2006) 372-388. This paper was included in ScienceDirect's January-March 2006 Top 25 Hottest Articles. The report addresses certain fundamental issues of the chemical mechanical planarization (CMP) technique, and is a result of ongoing collaborative efforts in this area between the research groups of Professor Roy and Distinguished University Professor /CAMP Director S.V. Babu.

Professor Roy's current research includes: chemical mechanical and electrochemical mechanical planarization, electro-catalysis, nanomaterials for energy storage and conversion devices, corrosion monitoring, surface plasmon resonance sensors and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy. He has published 70 scientific articles in refereed journals. Additional information about the research and work presented in the above articles is available at Professor Roy's research website (http://people.clarkson.edu/~samoy/cr_projects.htm).




Professor Kerop D. Janoyan

CAMP Professor Kerop Janoyan Receives Promotion and Tenure

CAMP Professor Kerop D. Janoyan has been granted tenure and promoted to Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering. He received his B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in civil engineering from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA).

His research focuses on a broad range of topics including: dynamic soil-structure interaction, soil-foam and soil-tool interactions; foundation engineering (particularly laterally loaded deep foundations), innovative bridge design, monitoring and evaluation, laboratory and field measurements in geotechnical and structural engineering, and advanced sensor development and measurement tools for civil, environmental and industrial applications.

Professor Janoyan is active in sustainable transportation infrastructure studies, including winter impacts along the Cascade Lakes in the Adirondack Mountains and effective passageways to mitigate the effects of roads on wildlife. He is also the Clarkson representative to the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies.

His work is funded by the Federal Highway Administration, the New York State Department of Transportation, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, General Motors Powertrain and several other agencies and industrial partners, with funding totaling over $1 million.

Dr. Janoyan has authored or co-authored more than 40 technical papers and reports and presented his research at numerous national and international conferences. He has served as a member of technical committees, as well as chair or co-chair at various international conferences. During his years at Clarkson, Janoyan received the Teaching Excellence honor presented by the Wallace H. Coulter School of Engineering for five semesters. In addition, he is a registered Professional (Civil) Engineer in California and the advisor for Chi Epsilon, the national civil engineering honor society.