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01-17-2003

William Wilcox Named "clarkson Distinguished Professor"

William Wilcox of Potsdam, a professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Clarkson University, was recently named “Clarkson Distinguished Professor” in recognition of his high level of scholarly achievement and service to the University.

The title “Clarkson Distinguished Professor” was established in 2001 to honor tenured professors whose accomplishments well exceed the requirements for promotion to the rank of full professor.

Wilcox has been a member of the Clarkson faculty since 1975, and has served as chair of the Chemical Engineering Department, dean of the School of Engineering, and as founding director of the Center for Advanced Materials Processing (CAMP). He has published more than 250 research articles, directed more than 60 graduate students, and is responsible for over $19 million of external funding.  He is currently associate director of the International Center for Gravity Materials Science and Applications at Clarkson.

Wilcox is also the founding director of a NASA Center for the Commercial Development of Space. He has served on the editorial board of Separation Science and Technology since 1977, and on the executive committee of the American Association for Crystal Growth since 1970, with six years as vice president. He is an elected member of the International Academy of Astronautics, a fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Wilcox is currently working with colleague Liya Regel, professor of electrical and computer engineering and director of the International Center for Gravity Materials Science and Applications, on research involving the deposition of diamond films, the solidification of aluminum alloys during centrifugation and measurements of the influence of trace amounts of oxygen on the surface properties of molten indium antimonide semiconductor.

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Michael P. Griffin, director of News & Digital Content Services, at 315-268-6716 or mgriffin@clarkson.edu.]

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