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Clarkson Center for Advanced Materials Processing Sets Back-to-Back Funding Record

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"This funding exceeds the previous years total of $7.8 million, which was also a new record, and marks the second consecutive year that our faculty and staff have set new research funding levels," remarked Babu. The Center's reputation as a world-class technology center has helped it attract increasingly more research dollars  funding has doubled over the past six years from approximately $3.9 million in 1999 - 2000 (see photo). Funding for Clarkson University's Center for Advanced Materials Processing

CAMP was established 17 years ago as a New York State Center for Advanced Technology (CAT) dedicated to high-tech materials processing. CAMP's mission is to perform innovative research and conduct educational efforts on the synthesis and processing of advanced materials of interest to industry. The Center spans academic boundaries by utilizing interdisciplinary science and engineering to research novel materials and materials processing technologies. Research is focused on the production, modification and conversion of matter for which nano-size particles, colloidal media, and/or surfaces play an important role in the process or properties of the final product.

"The Center's objective is to transfer technology developed by CAMP research to New York state businesses to use in improving their manufacturing methods and producing new and improved products," stated Tony Collins, Clarkson University president. "As director of CAMP, Professor Babu has accomplished our goal of economic development superbly, which supports our undergraduate education by demonstrating the creation of real wealth." Congratulations to Babu and the entire CAMP faculty and staff for this remarkable achievement."

CAMP receives funding from NYSTAR, U.S. government agencies, Clarkson University and corporate members, sponsors and affiliates. New York companies collaborating with CAMP reported a new record total economic impact of $35.5 million on their operations during 2004 - 2005. This includes the creation of 22 new jobs. Last year these same companies reported a $27 million economic impact and 22 jobs created. Over the four year period from 2000 - 2004, New York companies reported an economic impact of nearly $100 million and the creation of 57 New York state jobs directly attributable to the technology coming out of CAMP laboratories.

Thomas C. Young, University provost, congratulated Babu on the back-to-back funding records, saying, "Although it certainly requires a team effort by the superb faculty and research staff, it is your exemplary management and dedication that continues to make Clarkson's CAMP among the top New York state CATs year after year. The research dollars you have brought to the University since your appointment as CAMP director in 2000 and the transfer of technology to industry that has occurred under your stewardship are truly remarkable."

PHOTO CAPTION: Funding for Clarkson University's Center for Advanced Materials Processing has increased from $3.9 million in 1999-2000 to $7.9 million in 2004-2005. The Center has established back-to-back funding records for the past two years.

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