Distinguished Research Professor of Engineering

Departments of Electrical & Computer Engineering, and Mechanical & Aeronautical Engineering

Founder and Director, International Center for Gravity Materials Science & Applications

Founder and Chair of the New Horizons in Engineering Distinguished Lectureship

Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY 13699-5814, USA

Phone: 1-315-268-7672; email:



Doctor of Science in Physics and Mathematics (no American equivalent; see the last paragraph at LLR)

PhD in Physics and Mathematical Science (Solid State Physics); M.S. in Patents and Management of Scientific and Technical Information; B.S./M.S. in Physics.


Research interests and results (selected):  

Experimental investigation of radiation-induced defects in semiconductors

Pioneering research on heavy-ion implantation in A3B5 semiconductors, magnetic semiconductors and rare-earth materials 

Characterization of semiconductor materials

Fabrication and characterization of optical wave guides

Pioneered materials processing on large centrifuges

Materials processing in space

Breakthrough results on diamond film deposition at low temperature and pressure on polymers, carbon, optical fibers, molybdenum, sapphire and glass.  (see photos.)


Professional Service and Experience

Founder and Chair of Clarkson Space Days 

Women and Space, Rome, Italy; Inspirational Role Model, International Congress Women in Science and Engineering, France

Keynote Address for STEM Day, Alabama A&M University;

Achievements in Science and Art Recognized with Award and Invited Lectures

Exceptional Experiences Speaker at Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada;

Guest Speaker for professional organizations and universities in France and Italy

Guest Speaker, Alabama A&M University, Huntsville;

Chair of Centrifugal Materials Processing and preceding International Workshops on Materials Processing at High Gravity

Chair of the Committee on Advanced Materials Science of the International Academy of Astronautics  

Coordinator, organizer and chair of symposia at International Astronautical Congresses;

Member of the Editorial Boards of scientific journals, magazines

Reviewing proposals submitted to government agencies and private foundations, and papers for scientific journals, proceedings and books in the USA, Europe and Asia

Strong advocate of the STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Art Mathematics) education for the new generation of the 21 Century --- giving lectures on this subject for the last decade in USA, Canada, Europe, Asia, etc


Honors and awards (selected)

Distinguished Research Professor of Engineering ;

Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science, Alabama A&M University;

Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science, Clarkson University;

Basic Science Achievement Award of the International Academy of Astronautics (see also news release);

Basic Science Best Book Award of the International Academy of Astronautics;

Elected Full Member of Basic Science Section, International Academy of Astronautics


Publications, patents and presentations:

Over 278 publications.  

Six solo monographs published in Russia, USA, UK and France

Editor of six books and conference proceedings; published in the UK, Russia, and the USA

US Patent 7,118,782:A Method for Manufacturing Low Temperature Diamond Coatings”

US Patent Pending: “A Method for Manufacturing an OLED Display with Low Temperature Diamond Coatings”

Over 500 presentations with numerous keynote addresses, plenary lectures and invited seminars at national and international scientific meetings, universities and companies around the world

Art and Music

For several years, Professor Regel’s art has been displayed at public and private solo exhibitions in Decatur and Huntsville, Alabama, Montreal, Moscow, New York, Ottawa, Paris, Quebec City, and Washington DC.  Her art is in private collections in Canada, France, Israel, Italy and the USA. 

Paintings are on public display at the Alabama State Black Archive Museum, the Clarkson University Library and TAC, and the United Methodist Church in Penn Yan, NY. 

The artist uses mixed media with gold dust, precious and semiprecious gems to create vivid and unusual effects. 

A few paintings from Professor Regel’s series “Symphony of Colors” are shown via this link

Donations to Clarkson University


International Center for Gravity Materials Science and Applications

M.S. and Ph.D. theses completed since 1991
Clarkson University


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