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CAMP December Newsletter: Page 5

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Several Clarkson University Faculty Members Join CAMP



 Clarkson University Professors Poojitha Yapa, Stephanie Schuckers, Artem Melman, and Maria Gracheva are new members of CAMP.



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Professor Poojitha Yapa 


Dr. Poojitha D. Yapa recently joined CAMP. He is a Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Clarkson University. Professor Yapa specializes in modeling oil and gas spills near the water's surface and from ultra deep waters. His research includes modeling gas hydrates and geothermal vents in deepwater. The models he developed are being used by many major oil companies and government organizations around the world. Figure 1 depicts the transport of oil and gas released in deepwater as simulated by the CDOG (Comprehensive Deepwater Oil and Gas Blowout) model developed by Professor Yapa and his students.


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A sample of Professor Yapa's model results is provided. It depicts the transport of oil and gas released in deepwater as simulated by the CDOG (Comprehensive Deepwater Oil and Gas Blowout) model developed by Professor Yapa and his students. 


More information about Professor Yapa is available at his website:  www.clarkson.edu/~pdy. In addition, he is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the International Association of Hydraulic Research.    

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Professor Stephanie Schuckers


Dr. Stephanie Schuckers is also new to CAMP.  She is a faculty member at Clarkson and serves as an Associate Professor in the University's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.  She received her doctoral degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan. Professor Schuckers' research focuses on processing and interpreting signals which arise from the human body.  Signals include the electrocardiogram, biometric signals like fingerprints, respiration, electroencephalograms, and newly developed biosensors.  She uses methods that involve classic signal processing, statistical techniques, pattern recognition, algorithm development and evaluation, data mining, and image processing.  Professor Schuckers' work includes the analysis of real data collected from human, cadaver, and animal studies.  For example, in projects with the Department of Homeland Security, she is studying methods to increase the security of biometric systems.  Her research is funded from various sources, including the National Science Foundation, the American Heart Association, the National Institute of Health, the Department of Homeland Security, the Center for Identification Technology, private industry, and others.  She also has over 30 journal publications, as well as many conference papers and book chapters.

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Professor Artem Melman


Dr. Artem Melman recently joined CAMP. He is a new faculty member at Clarkson and serves as an Associate Professor in the University's Department of Chemistry & Biomolecular Science.  He received his doctoral degree in Chemistry from Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel, and worked as a postdoctoral researcher in Dyson-Perrins at the University of Oxford, as a lecturer at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and as a research fellow at the National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive & Kidney Diseases. Professor Melman specializes in synthetic organic and medicinal chemistry including anticancer iron chelation. He is a member of the American Chemical Society.

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