Dan V. Goia Ph.D.


Ph.D. (Chemistry) Clarkson University, Potsdam

New York

1996 - 1998

M.S. (Chemistry) Babes-Bolyai University

Cluj-Napoca, Romania

1979 - 1980

B.S. (Chemistry) Babes-Bolyai University

Cluj-Napoca, Romania

1975 - 1979

Employment history

Emeritus Professor, Clarkson University

Potsdam, NY 13699

06/2018 – Present

Distinguished CAMP Professor, Clarkson University / Chemistry and Biomolecular Science Department / Center for Advanced Materials Processing

10/2001 – 06/2018

R&D Director, dmc2/ Degussa Corporation

South Plainfield, NJ, 07080

08/1998 - 10/ 2001

R&D Technical Manager, Degussa Corporation

South Plainfield, NJ, 07080

02/1990 - 08/1998

R&D Chemist, Degussa Corporation

South Plainfield, NJ, 07080

09/1987 - 02/1990

Analytical Chemist, Fitelson Laboratories

New York, NY 10001

08/1986 - 09/1987

R&D Chemist, Sinteza Inc.

Oradea, Romania

08/1982 - 08/1986

R&D Chemist, Mining Company of Baia Borsa

Baia Borsa, Romania

08/1980 - 02/1982



Emeritus Professor, Clarkson University
Potsdam NY 13699
Industry Consultant

07/2018- Present

Distinguished CAMP Professor, Clarkson University/Chemistry and Biomolecular Science Department/Center for Advanced Materials Processing (CAMP)

Teaching areas:

Physical, Inorganic, Analytical, and Materials Chemistry

Research activity

Research focus

  • Preparation, characterization, and modification of micrometer, sub-micrometer, and nanometer size particles (metals and metallic compounds) with controlled properties for applications in electronics, energy conversion and storage, catalysis, metallurgy, pigments, CMP, medicine/biology, photonics, EMI shielding, etc.
  • Secured over $17,000,000.00 in external research grants from government agencies (U.S. Army, NSF, NY State) and industrial partners.
  • Inducted in the ‘Million Dollars Club’ and ‘Multi-Million Dollar Club’ (which includes faculty members that have exceeded $1,000,000 and respectively $5,000,000 in external funding.
  •  Developed and patented numerous novel processes for synthesizing high performance metallic particles with controlled size, morpho;ogy, and structure.
  •  Original theoretical and practical contributions to the field of metal particles precipitation from homogeneous solutions documented in over 50 peer reviewed journals and 40 patents.

Oct. 2001- 10/2018


R&D Director, dmc2/Degussa Corporation
South Plainfield, NJ, 07080

Directed a group of 8 to 10 scientists providing the research, product development, and applied technology functions for the ‘Metal Powders’ and ‘Dielectrics Powders’ business segments.

1998 - 2001

R&D Manager,Degussa Corporation

South Plainfield, NJ, 07080

Organized and supervised research activities in the area of precious and base metal powders and flakes, as well as the related applied technology issues/aspects.


Analytical Chemist, Fitelson Laboratories

New York, NY 10001

Methods development (GLC, HPLC, TLC, AAS, UV, VIZ, IR, etc.) for analyzing pesticides, solvents, alkaloids, colorants, vitamins, amino acids, minerals, etc., in various foods, drugs, and fragrances

1998 - 2001

R&D Chemist, Sinteza

Oradea, Romania

  • Manufacturing of inorganic pigments. Responsible for new product development and production technical support. Author of three innovations related to the synthesis and processing of yellow chrome, zinc chromate, and red iron oxide pigments.
  • Supervised 20-30 chemical operators involved in the manufacturing of paints and alkyd resins. Responsible for product formulation, process control, and quality control/assurance


Honors and affiliations

  • Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Journal of Colloid and Interface Science (2010-2013)
  • American Chemical Society (ACS) member since 1987
  • IPMI International

Scholarly work

(see attached list of Publications, Communications, and Lectures)

  • Author of 90+ publications (papers, conference proceedings, book chapters) and over 40+ patents
  •  Delivered over 60 conferences/symposiums presentations and invited lectures