CLARKSON UNIVERSITY · POTSDAM · NEW YORK 13699 · VOLUME 21 NO 3· MARCH  2006

Clarkson University’s CAMP and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s CFES Receive $1.84 Million NYSTAR Award

NYSTAR awards Clarkson University’s CAMP and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s CFES $1.84 million to address the nation’s urgent need for energy independence. From left: Clarkson University Provost Thomas Young, Clarkson University President Anthony Collins, NYSTAR Deputy Executive Director Jim Denn, Distinguished University Professor / CAMP Director S.V. Babu, CAMP Deputy Director William America, and Associate Director Rick Robertson (of RPI’s Center for Advanced Technology and Future Energy Systems).

Clarkson University ’s Center for Advanced Materials Processing (CAMP) and Rensselaer Polytechic Institute’s (RPI’s) Center for Future Energy Systems (CFES) jointly received an award of $1.84 million from the New York State Office of Science, Technology, and Academic Research (NYSTAR) to address the nation’s urgent need for energy independence. These Centers for Advanced Technology (CATs) are developing technologies to lower the energy consumption of various devices and processes. The collaboration between Clarkson and RPI, addresses the energy crisis by leveraging Clarkson's internationally renowned expertise in advanced nanomaterials and Rensselaer's world-class competencies in energy devices and systems. CAMP and CFES will systematically make their expertise and groundbreaking research available to New York State businesses, focusing on both energy conservation and renewable energy.

Several industrial partners, including NexPress Solutions, Inc., Xerox, NanoDynamics, United Materials, DayStar Technologies and Applied Nanoworks are actively engaged with the two universities, supporting specific projects and applying the energy conserving devices being developed. The researchers are confident of securing support and participation from other large and small New York State companies.

A check, proclaiming the collaborative effort to address the nation’s need for energy independence, was presented to Clarkson’s Center for Advanced Materials Processing and RPI’s Center for Future Energy Systems by NYSTAR Deputy Executive Director Jim Denn. This special award ceremony took place during the month of March in Clarkson University’s CAMP atrium.

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