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04-30-2015

Clarkson University's Barry is Coeditor of Biofilm and Materials Science

Clarkson University Research Professor Dana M. Barry, senior technical writer/editor at Clarkson's Center for Advanced Materials Processing (CAMP), is an editor of the new book Biofilm and Materials Science. Her coeditor for this Springer 2015 publication is Deputy President Professor Hideyuki Kanematsu of the National Institute of Technology, Suzuka College, in Japan.

Clarkson University Research Professor Dana Barry displays her new Springer publication: Biofilm and Materials Science. Their new book describes the formation of biofilm on materials surfaces in an industrial setting. It also discusses new developments for the understanding, detection, and control of biofilm formation from the viewpoint of materials science and engineering. In addition, the authors present and provide details of various industrial issues caused by biofilm formation.

Biofilm and Materials Science id divided into three sections: Part I: Biofilm, Microbiology, and Genomics; Part II: Biofilm and Industrial Problems; and Part III:  Solving Industrial Biofilm Problems.

In addition to serving as editors, Barry and Kanematsu coauthored many of the book chapters. Most of the authors of the book are from the United States, Japan, and Australia.

Chapter authors from Clarkson University are Associate Professor of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering Sitaraman Krishnan, who wrote the chapter "Biofilm Formation on Medical Devices and Infection: Preventive Approaches," and Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering Paul McGrath, a coauthor for the chapter titled "Artificial Biofilm Formation on the Laboratory Scale."

Barry, a research professor in Clarkson’s Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, has five graduate degrees, including a Ph.D. in engineering from Osaka University, Japan, and a master’s degree in chemistry from Clarkson University. She has won 19 consecutive APEX Awards for Publication Excellence from Communication Concepts (Springfield, Virginia), and has more than 200 professional publications. Her work is published in the United States, Japan, England, Malaysia, China, India, and other countries.

In addition to her work at Clarkson, Barry serves as a professor and scientific board president for Ansted University, and has been a visiting professor overseas numerous times (Japan: 2002, 2005, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013, & 2014;  China: 2011; Malaysia: 2001, 2004, & 2007; and England: 2003). She is a chemistry ambassador for the American Chemical Society and serves as an officer for its Northern New York Section.

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Photo caption: Clarkson University Research Professor Dana Barry displays her new Springer publication: Biofilm and Materials Science.  

[A photograph for media use is available at http://www.clarkson.edu/news/photos/dbarry-biofilm.jpg .]

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Annie Harrison, Director of Media Relations, at 315-268-6764 or aharrison@clarkson.edu.]

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