Annual Technical Meeting
year's Technical Meeting was a great success. The CAMP Meeting
was held in Saratoga Springs, New York during the month of
May. It had a record number of posters and over 80 attendees
including representatives of industry, university, and New
York State Economic Development organizations. Al Steffe (Manufacturing
Engineering Director - Castings) of GM and Christine Furstoss
(Global Technology Leader - Ceramic and Metallurgy Technologies
) of GE Global Research delivered keynote speeches. Also Dr.
Russell Bessette, Executive Director of New York States's
Office of Science, Technology, and Academic Research (NYSTAR)
gave an introductory talk about "New Initiatives at NYSTAR."
Details of this meeting will be included in the September
Annual Report Newsletter.
Professor Richard Partch Offers Short Courses
University Professor Richard Partch gave a short course titled
"Surface Modification Techniques to Enhance Industrial Performance
of Powdered Materials" in April at the Particles 2002 Conference
in Orlando, Florida, and at the General Electric Company Central
Research Division in June. He will present a two-hour summary
of the subject material as a tutorial at the Fourth World
Congress on Particle Technology in Australia in July. In addition,
Professor Partch gave presentations about the "Chemical Control
of Drug Overdoses: New Science for Saving Lives" to over 150
high school students both at Heuvelton Central School and
at Edwards-Knox High School.
Professor Partch (phone: 315-268-2351, email: email@example.com
) for information about his course, including dates and places
where it will be offered again.
Professor Liya Regel receives Honorary Doctorate from Clarkson
University President Denny Brown.
Professor Liya Regel Received an Honorary Doctorate from Clarkson
CAMP Professor Liya Regel received an honorary doctor of
science degree at Clarkson University's 109th Commencement
on May 12, 2002. The degree was awarded for her pioneering
leadership in the development of materials science in space
and in large centrifuges, and for highly successful encouragement
of international scientific collaboration. In addition to
her CAMP position, she serves as Director of the Clarkson
University International Center for Gravity Materials Science
Professor Regel has been a leader and pioneer in developing
materials science that utilizes orbiting space platforms and
large centrifuges. Her research contributed greatly to understanding
the influence of gravity on materials properties, as well
as leading to improvements in commercial processing of materials
She has accumulated a long list of scientific discoveries,
breakthroughs, innovations, fresh insights and numerous publications.
She has played a major role in developing international scientific
collaborations through leading the organization of international
conferences, chairing committees of international organizations,
lecturing by invitation, organizing symposia, serving on editorial
boards of scientific journals, editing books, and hosting
visiting scientists at Clarkson University.
She has received two major awards from the prestigious International
Academy of Astronautics (IAA). In 2001 she received IAA's
Basic Science Award for "significant contribution to the advancement
of international cooperation and leadership in the advancement
of materials research in space." She is the only materials
scientist to have received this honor. IAA also honored her
with its Best Book Award in 1998. Since 1991, Professor Regel
has served as the Director of the International Center for
Gravity Materials Science and Applications at Clarkson University.
During that period, she led the establishment of the first
centrifuge in the world dedicated to materials processing
research and related flow visualization.
Professor Liya Regel has directed the doctoral research of
20 students and the master's research of 31 for the last fifteen
years. These graduates have assumed positions of significance
in industry, government and academia