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01-03-2011

Campbell Named Fellow Of Society Of Plastics Engineers

Gregory A. Campbell, professor of Chemical Engineering at Clarkson University, has been named a fellow of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE).Campbell

SPE fellows are selected by a committee on the basis of their professional history as well as written sponsorships from two SPE members. Out of 25,000 members, about 215 fellows exist, making fellowship a rarity that is awarded to less than one percent of society members.

Campbell joined Clarkson University in 1984 as an associate professor in the Chemical Engineering Department. In 1996, Campbell was promoted to professor and has since served Clarkson in various positions such as chairman of the Chemical Engineering Department, chief information officer, and interim dean of engineering.

Campbell's scholarly interests include research in the general area of polymer fabrication, with special interests in gaining a fundamental understanding of the interaction of the process parameters and the physical chemistry of the polymers on the final "part" properties obtained. Along with this, other projects include research in the general areas of blown film, injection molding, microcellular foam, composites, thin films for electronic chip manufacture, and extruder design and analysis. He has published widely in scientific and peer-review journals.

He has received numerous distinctions and awards, including the Society of the Plastics Industry Award of Excellence and the General Motors Research Laboratories Management Award for Distinguished Achievement. In recent years, he has delivered keynote lectures at the Japan Society of Polymer Processing and the European Meeting of the Polymer Processing Society in Sweden.

Campbell received his doctoral degree in chemical engineering from the University of Maine in 1969 and prior to joining Clarkson, he worked for G.M. Research as a research engineer. During his time with the company he was elevated to senior staff research engineer. Campbell also worked for Mobil Chemical Corporation as supervisor of Polymer Fabrication Research and Development. He was charged with the task of building a process and development laboratory that would support product development and technical service personnel.

Campbell is active in the local community through the Potsdam Rotary Club and will be district governor of Rotary District 7040 in 2005-2006. One of the Rotary 7040 district programs he is actively supporting is the development of a prosthetic foot that will be made available to victims of land mines in the developing world at virtually no cost.

The Society of Plastics Engineers is a professional network of more than 25,000 members comprised of engineers, technicians, marketers, retailers, and other plastics professionals. The society works to promote the plastics industry by spreading knowledge, strengthening skills and increasing its visibility in the marketplace.

[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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