CAMP Research Activities
External Research Funding Exceeds $16.5 Million for Academic Year
Clarkson University Vice Provost for Research S.V. Babu has announced
that the total external research funding for the 2003-04 academic
year has exceeded $16.5 million. That figure represents more than
a 250 percent increase in research dollars brought into the University
over the last seven years.
"This is an enormous accomplishment and one that supports Clarkson
in its pursuit of 'academic excellence' in all aspects," said Babu.
"It was also achieved while undergraduate education and training
remained central to Clarkson's mission."
"During our recently completed academic year, Clarkson faculty
raised over $16.17 million in external research funding," Babu explained.
"The Center for Advanced Materials Processing (CAMP) has received
an additional $380,000 in membership fees and unrestricted research
grants, bringing the
total to over $16.5 million. This is, by any measure, an unparalleled
and superlative performance and our faculty deserves enormous credit
for this achievement."
Among the grants received by some of the CAMP faculty this year
was a $2.7 million grant from the U.S. Army for ongoing obscurant
smoke research conducted by Vice Provost Babu and CAMP researchers
and Professors of Chemistry Richard Partch and Dan Goia; $1 million
and $375,000 grants
both to Babu for CAMP administration and research and faculty development,
respectively, from the New York State Office of Science, Technology,
and Academic Research; $450,000 Environmental Protection Agency
grant to Bayard D. Clarkson Distinguished Professor of Chemical
Engineering and Chemistry Philip K. Hopke
for the development of advanced factor analysis methods for air
particle source identification and apportionment; and $410,000 in
grants from NSF and the U.S. Army to Professor Vladimir Privman,
who has a joint appointment in the Departments of Physics and Electrical
and Computer Engineering, and his colleagues at the Center for Quantum
Device Technology for quantum computing research.