Director S.V. Babu Participates in a Joint AIChE / IIChE Conference
Distinguished Professor S.V. Babu participated in a joint
AIChE / IIChE Conference at CHEMCON 2004, which was held in
India during the month of December. He co-organized and Co-Chaired
a U.S. - India, joint Symposium on Micro and Nano Technologies
and presented the paper "Nanoparticle Systems for Planarization
of Metal / Dielectric Films." CHEMCON is the annual conference
of the Chemical Engineers of India and is now in its fifty-seventh
year. This year's Indian Chemical Engineering Congress also
included the First Joint Meeting of the Indian Institute of
Chemical Engineers and the American Institute of Chemical
Distinguished Professor S.V. Babu Receives 2004 IBM Faculty
Distinguished Professor & CAMP Director S.V. Babu has been
selected to receive a 2004 IBM Faculty Award for $25,000.
This award is highly competitive and recognizes the quality
of his research program and its importance to their industry.
The IBM Faculty Award is a gift in recognition of Professor
Babu's achievements and is potentially renewable.
Goodarz Ahmadi Serves as Interim Vice Provost for Research
Distinguished Professor Goodarz Ahmadi is now serving as the
interim Vice Provost for Research at Clarkson University.
Professor Ahmadi joined the faculty of Clarkson in 1982. He
is the Associate Dean of Research & Graduate Studies, co-director
of Clarkson's Center for Air Resources Engineering and Science
(CARES), and a board member of the Center for Advanced Materials
Processing (CAMP). Also he has served the University in numerous
capacities, including chair of the Department of Mechanical
and Aeronautical Engineering (1991-94).
Ahmadi is internationally known for his numerous engineering
and scientific research contributions and has authored two
books and over 400 technical publications in archival journals.
Also he has made more than 500 presentations at national and
international technical meetings and has given more than 100
invited talks and short courses at other institutions. His
research interests include multiphase and granular flows,
particle and fiber adhesion and removal, aerosols, micro-contamination
control, turbulence modeling, stability of fluid motions,
continuum mechanics, nonlinear random vibrations and earthquake
engineering. His research has been supported by the Department
of Energy (DOE), the National Science Foundation, NASA, Corning,
IBM, Xerox, Dura and the New York State Office of Science,
Technology and Academic Research for over $4 million in the
last 10 years. Professor Ahmadi is currently working on DOE
and NASA-funded projects to develop a new technique for modeling
turbulent flows of dense and dilute, solid-gas or liquid mixtures
with applications to coal transport and processing, spray
formation, and hot-gas filtration.