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Clarkson University Names Dan Goia CAMP Distinguished Professor


Professor Dan Goia

In recognition of his achievements and continuing research in the field of colloid and surface science and his focus on the development of industrial applications, Dr. Dan V. Goia has been named the CAMP (Center for Advanced Materials Processing) Distinguished Professor at Clarkson University. As the CAMP Distinguished Professor, Goia will continue his active participation in CAMP, a New York State Center for Advanced Technology with a focus on research and education in partnership with industry. In particular, Goia's work will continue to provide research and development support for the core areas of CAMP, which include particle synthesis and processing; thin films and coatings; particle transport, deposition, and removal; and colloidal dispersions and processing. A gift to Clarkson University from Kodak created the CAMP Distinguished Professorship in 1995.

Goia, a professor in Clarkson's Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Science,  obtained his M.S. from the University of Cluj (Romania) in 1980 and his Ph.D. from Clarkson University in 1998. After a successful career in industry, Goia left his position as director for research and development in the Electronic Materials Division of Degussa Corporation to join Clarkson University in October 2001.

For the last two decades, Goia's research has been focused on the preparation, characterization, and modification of micrometer and nanometer size particles of simple and composite metallic materials for electronic, catalytic, metallurgical, optical, and medical applications. While at Clarkson, Goia has been particularly interested in elucidating fundamental mechanisms that govern the formation of highly dispersed uniform particles in homogeneous solutions. In this area he has authored 41 publications and 17 patents and enjoys worldwide recognition in both academic and industrial circles, as testified by the 40 invited lectures in the US and abroad.

Goia has been very active in the Center for Advanced Materials Processing, including the initiation of interactions with government agencies and industrial partners from New York State, the U.S., Europe, and Asia. As an individual, during his short career to date at Clarkson, Goia has been instrumental in bringing over $ 3.8 million in external funding for research related to metallic particles.

CAMP ProfessorRichard Partch Speaks to High School Students

Senior University Professor Richard Partch recently led a tour for High School students from Colton-Pierrepont Central School.  They came to CAMP for a field trip to learn about and see projects that use analytical methods for characterizing particles and composites.  This is an example of one of CAMP’s outreach programs.  Also each year Professor Partch travels to many schools sharing his knowledge and love of science with students. During 2008, he has already given presentations about Nanoscience in Biology, Chemistry, and Medicine to students and teachers at Colton-Pierrepont, Massena, and Potsdam High Schools, as well as at both the Preparatory and Public High Schools in Hilton Head, South Carolina. The photo shows Professor Partch speaking to a combined group of chemistry and biology classes at Massena High School.

Professor Partch

Professor Richard Partch speaks to a combined group of chemistry and biology classes at Massena High School.