CAMP June Newsletter: Page 1
NYSTAR RE-DESIGNATES AND ANNOUNCES $10 MILLION FOR CLARKSON UNIVERSITY’S CENTER FOR ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY (CAMP)
Funding Will Help Revitalize Upstate and Bolster State’s Innovation Economy
From left: CAMP Deputy Director Jack Prendergast, Clarkson University President Anthony Collins, Keynote Speaker Doug Neugold (President & CEO, ATMI), Executive Deputy Director of NYSTAR Ed J. Hamilton, and Distinguished University Professor /CAMP Director S.V. Babu.
From left: Clarkson University Provost Thomas Young, William Ayres (President, Ag Bio Energy LLC), Keynote Speaker Rick Schmachtenberg (Senior VP, Xerox), Distinguished University Professor /CAMP Director S.V. Babu, Dr. Santokh Badesha (a Xerox Fellow at the Xerox Corporation), and CAMP Deputy Director Jack Prendergast.
Edward Reinfurt, Executive Director of the New York State Foundation for Science, Technology and Innovation (NYSTAR), announced that Clarkson University’s Center for Advanced Materials Processing (CAMP) has been re-designated by the New York State Foundation for Science, Technology and Innovation (NYSTAR) as a Center for Advanced Technology (CAT). This re-designation will provide the center with approximately $10 million over a ten year designation period.
“These investments demonstrate our commitment to strengthening the State’s innovation economy,” said Governor David A. Paterson.
Clarkson University’s CAMP is currently completing its 20th year as a CAT. CAMP is dedicated to science and engineering research in areas related to high-technology materials synthesis and processing. The research focuses on processes in which extremely small particles - colloidal media and/or surfaces -play an important role in the final product. In addition, the Center is expanding its focus to include “smart” materials, fuel cells, solar energy and biomolecular and pharmaceutical applications.
“This is what growing New York State’s economy is all about,” said Clarkson University President Anthony Collins. “It is exactly what is required for New York State industry to compete in a global world. We are fortunate to have Governor Paterson’s strong support for the CAT program, which is a national model of how government, industry, and universities can grow a State’s economy.”