Clarkson Materials Chemistry Symposium

Advanced Functional Materials for Emerging Science and Technology

Clarkson University and CAMP are excited to host a 1.5-day symposium on October 1-2 2022, which will bring together leaders in the field of materials chemistry, including 20+ invited speakers and student posters.


Please email Leila Boyea ( if you have any questions about attending the symposium.


See below for an outline or download a PDF of the full schedule here

Plenary Speaker:

Omar Farha (Northwestern University)

Keynote Speakers:

Tomislav Friscic (Birmingham University)

Silvana Andreescu (Clarkson University)

Christopher Ober (Cornell University)

Confirmed Speakers:

Paschalis Alexandridis (University at Buffalo)

Jason Benedict (University at Buffalo)

Eric Bloch (University of Delaware)

Kelly Burke (University of Connecticut)

Brett Fors (Cornell University)

Ashlee Howarth (Concordia University)

Patrick Julien (RMC)

Sitaraman Krishnan (Clarkson University)

Xiaocun Lu (Clarkson University)

Patrick Mather (Penn State University)

Phillip Milner (Cornell University)

Colin Nuckolls (Columbia University)

Rajesh Sunasee (SUNY Plattsburgh)

Dhara Trivedi (Clarkson University)

Marcus Weck (New York University)

Helen Zha (RPI)

Thank you to our sponsors! 

Special opportunity! 

Two students/postdocs were chosen from those who submit poster abstracts to also present oral presentations based on the quality of the abstract. 

The two chosen presenters are:

Victor Quezada-Novoa (Concordia University), and

Elizabeth Bygott (Queen’s University)

Accommodation Information

Rooms have been kept aside for attendees at special rates at the following two local hotels:

Clarkson Inn (in the heart of downtown Potsdam). Call 315-265-3050 to book directly, and use code “CUS”. 

Best Western University Inn (in picturesque Canton, just a short drive from Potsdam). Book through their website or call the hotel directly 315-386-8522. 

Other hotels to consider:

  • Hampton Inn (Potsdam)
  • Holiday Inn Express (Canton)
  • Potsdam Inn (Potsdam)
  • Northern Family Motel (Potsdam)
  • Scottish Inn (Potsdam)

Symposium Schedule (overview)

Saturday October 1: 

Session I: 8:15 – 10:10am Keynote Speaker Tomislav Friščić & Invited Speakers

Break: 10:10 – 10:30am

Session II: 10:30 – 11:50am Invited Speakers

Lunch 11:50am – 1:30pm

Session III: 1:30 – 3:30pm Keynote Speaker Christopher Ober & Invited Speakers

Session IV: 3:30 – 5:30pm Poster Session / Reception

Session V: 6:30 – 8:30pm Dinner & Plenary Address by Omar Farha

Sunday October 2: 

Session VI: 8:30 – 10:10am Keynote Speaker Silvana Andreescu & Invited Speakers

Break: 10:10 – 10:30am

Session VII: 10:30 – 12:00pm Invited Speakers

Lunch 12:00 – 1:30pm (boxed)