CAMP PROMOTES TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER
of CAMP's major goals is to transfer technology developed by CAMP
research to New York State businesses to use in improving their
manufacturing methods and in manufacturing new and improved products.
To this end, CAMP facilitates materials-related research collaborations
with industry and effective dissemination and implementation of
the research results.
article by Dr. Russell Bessette, Executive Director of NYSTAR, describes
the importance of technology transfer along with some remarks from
CAMP's technology transfer partners.
Transfer Drives Economic Growth and Opportunity
Dr. Russell W. Bessette, M.D., Executive Director, NYS Office of
Science, Technology & Academic Research
In recent years,
there has been substantial public and private interest in the concept
of technology transfer, especially, but not exclusively, at universities.
This is important to inventors, researchers and small entrepreneurs
looking to develop innovative technology, as well as technology
firms striving to create new innovations, manufacturers conducting
research and development (R&D) to generate new products, investors
looking for new growth companies, and government officials seeking
to find ways to spur and support economic development.
receives the first annual Leadership Award in Nanomaterials R&D.
From left: Dr. Thomas Abraham (VP of Research at BCC), Clarkson's
Senior University Professor Richard Partch, Vice Provost / CAMP
Director S.V. Babu, and Dr. Mindy Rittner (Editor & Senior Research
Analyst at BCC).
Receives the First Annual Leadership Award in Nanomaterials R
University's Center for Advanced Materials Processing (CAMP) has
received the first annual Leadership Award in Nanomaterials R&D
from the Business Communications Company (BCC). CAMP Director
and Vice Provost for Research S. V. Babu accepted the award on
behalf of the Center at a ceremony held in October during the
national Nanoparticles 2003 conference in Cambridge, MA.. Clarkson
was selected to receive the award by a vote of more than 300 nano
professionals from research and industry.
is a great honor and one that recognizes Clarkson's well-established
and long standing research excellence and international reputation
in the fields of colloid and surface science and engineering and
small particle technology," said Vice Provost Babu. "Colloid and
particle science and engineering are at the heart of technological
advances in the materials revolution currently underway and in
the creation of new designer structures with unique properties,"
he added. "Interdisciplinary collaboration among scientists and
engineers at Clarkson has put our University at the forefront
in this vast field of rapidly emerging technology. This wonderful
award is a recognition of our faculty's great team effort."
are metals, ceramics, polymeric materials or composite materials
that are characterized by features that are extremely small in
size (a nanometer is roughly the size of three to five atoms,
or about 50,000 times smaller than the diameter of a human hair)
and have immense potential for wide-ranging industrial, biomedical
and electronic applications. As technology advances and sophisticated
instrumentation is developed, scientists are increasingly able
to fabricate and investigate materials by manipulating particles
and maneuvering individual atoms.