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CAMP Annual Technical Meeting

The Annual CAMP Technical Meeting held in Lake Placid, New York, at the end of May was again a great success. It had over 90 attendees including representatives of Industry, University and New York State Economic Development organizations. The technical sessions included presentations by CAMP Professors and researchers from industry, as well as a poster session with a record number of over 45 posters presented by the CAMP graduate students. The meeting was sponsored by the New York State Office of Science, Technology, and Academic Research (NYSTAR).

Dr. Russell W. Bessette, Executive Director of the New York State Office of Science, Technology, and Academic Research (NYSTAR), gave one of the Meeting's Keynote Addresses. His presentation was entitled "Technology Development & Vision for NYSTAR." Another Keynote Speech, entitled "Will the Skills Gap Slow the Growth of the High Technology Economy? " was presented by Michael P. Concannon, Vice President of Wireless Communications, IBM Microelectronics.

This year's posters were judged in three categories: most attractive, most creative, and best overall. Certificates were presented by CAMP's Dr. Dana Barry to the first, second, and third place winners of each category. The judges were Dr. Michael Potter of Advanced Vision Technologies, Inc., Dr. David Campbell of VEECO / CVC , Christopher Wightman of Corning, Inc. and Dr. Anand Tanikella of Saint-Gobain Industrial Ceramics.

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NYACOL Nano Technologies, Inc. joins CAMP as a Corporate Member. The company is located in Ashland, MA.

 

 


From left: Clarkson Professor Mark Glauser, CAMP Deputy Director Edward McNamara, Keynote Speaker Dr. Russell Bessette (Executive Director of New York State's Office of Science, Technology, and Academic Research - NYSTAR), CAMP Director S.V. Babu, and Clarkson University's President Denny Brown.

Ultrathin Film Construction from Nanoparticles

CAMP Distinguished Professor Janos Fendler and his group at CAMP have developed a versatile and economically viable method for the construction of nanostructured films. Films, self-assembled from polymers, nanoparticles ( or nanoplatelets), have substantially different mechanical, optical, electrical, electro-optical, magnetic and magneto-optical properties than films prepared from the same bulk materials. Using this approach, Professor Fendler and his group have constructed electron transfer and charge storage devices.

THIN FILMS AND COATINGS

Deposition of Diamond Films

Professors Liya L. Regel and William Wilcox have continued research on the deposition of diamond films on a variety of substrates. They are utilizing a new, simpler, less expensive method than has been used previously. There are many potential applications.

Professors Regel and Wilcox are also doing an experimental and theoretical study of detached solidification. The phenomenon of detached solidification was discovered over 25 years ago in space experiments, and explained only 5 years ago by these CAMP Professors. When it occurred, detached solidification practically eliminated formation of new grains, twins and dislocations, thereby producing much more perfect crystals. It is now realized that it is possible to produce detached solidification on Earth. This CAMP group is seeking to make this reproducible and commercial. They are competing in this quest with investigators in France, Japan, Germany and at NASA.

 

 

 

 

Two keynote speeches were presented at CAMP's Annual Technical Meeting .


From left: CAMP Professor Greg Campbell, CAMP Director S.V. Babu, Keynote Speaker Michael Concannon (Vice President of Wireless Communications, IBM Microelectronics), and CAMP Deputy Director Edward McNamara

In addition, Professors Regel and Wilcox are experimentally and theoretically studying the influence of solidification conditions on the microstructure of in-situ fibrous composites produced from eutectic mixtures.

Film Deposition with a High Speed Coating Machine

CAMP Professor Daryush K. Aidun continues his work in the area of the High Speed Powder Coating Process (HSPCP) for coating various types of substrates. During the past year, the following coatings on substrates were successfully done: Inorganic Coating of Glass, Lanthanum Selenium Cobalt and Cerium Oxide Coating of Ferritic Stainless Steel, and Nickel Coating of Aluminum for Corrosion Resistance.

Professor Aidun is also active in the area of welding and the joining of various alloys, including the welding of alloys in the centrifuge, the Multi-Gravity Research Welding System (MGRWS) which, is the first such welding system in the world that is housed in the CAMP building. In addition, Professor Aidun is collaborating with Professors Moosbrugger, Morrison, and Rasmussen to implement Powder Metallurgy (P/M) Research at CAMP.

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