Manabu Tsujimura to Serve as Visiting Professor at Clarkson University
Dr. Manabu Tsujimura of Ebara Technologies, Inc. (a
Corporate Member of CAMP) will again serve as a Visiting Professor
at Clarkson University during the month of August. He is the Chief
Technical Officer and the Deputy Group Executive of the Precision
Machinery Group at Ebara Corporation.
Dr. Tsujimura was a Visiting Professor at the University
in 2002 and served as a Co-Chair with CAMP Director/Vice Provost
S.V. Babu and others for CAMP's International Symposia on CMP. He
also served as a Co-Chair at MRS Meetings and at SEMICON WEST and
Professors Develop Chemical Engineering Curriculum Units for Educators
A team, of Clarkson University faculty from CAMP,
has developed several curriculum units in the field of colloidal
science and engineering that are now available online for use by
educators. The curriculum units were funded through a grant from
the Combined Research-Curriculum Development program of the National
Science Foundation. They are intended for use in engineering and
colloid science classes at the college level and in advanced high
"Advanced Topics in Colloidal Technology" was developed
by Clarkson Professors Ian Suni, S.V. Babu, Don Rasmussen, and Raymond
Mackay of Clarkson's Center for Advanced Materials Processing (CAMP).
The work was done in collaboration with local high school educator
Tim Besaw of Clifton-Fine Central School and several Clarkson students.
The curriculum units cover the topics of chemical-mechanical
planarization (CMP), particle contamination in the microelectronics
industry, surfactants and association colloids, virtual scanning
electron microscope, laser light scattering, and heterogenous nanocatalysis.
Educators interested in using or reviewing the curriculum units
can visit the Website ( http://www.clarkson.edu/~thinfilm).
Receives Army Funds
the efforts of Senior University Professor Richard Partch,
Professor Dan Goia, and Vice Provost/CAMP Director S.V.
Babu, CAMP received Army Funds for a research project. The
grant of $1.35 million supports the preparation of metallic
and metal composite particles for obscurant smokes. The
research objective is to develop technologies capable of
producing cost effective anisotropic aluminum particles
having at least one dimension (rods) or two dimensions (flakes,
platelets) in the nanometer size range (10-30 nm)and a high
aspect ratio. These particles will be used to provide highly
effective, long lasting smoke screens. To enhance this work
and assist with other projects, some of the funds will be
used to purchase a high resolution filled emission electron
Benefits from DuPont Patents
DuPont has presented Clarkson University with
a substantial gift of intellectual property consisting of
patents and supporting scientific data. The patents are
for luminescent phosphor technology. Luminescent powders
are used in commercial applications such as fluorescent
lighting and cathode ray tubes (television and computer
monitors). The new technology relates to the composition
of luminescent materials and the process for producing the
luminescent material by coating the substrate particle with
luminescent phosphor material to achieve a composition of
matter that is similar in size and performance to traditional
luminescent phosphor materials.
Senior University Professor Richard Partch,
a member of Clarkson's Center for Advanced Materials Processing,
has conducted numerous research projects involving phosphor
technology. He has investigated phosphor applications in
reflective clothing and sports equipment, lighting, and
radiographic imaging. Also he holds a patent jointly with
scientists from Kodak (a CAMP Corporate Sponsor), for a
development in radiographic imaging. "The patents from DuPont
allow us to expand our basic knowledge of phosphor technology
into new areas of development," said Partch.
"The researchers in our Center for Advanced
Materials Processing are continually making scientific strides
in nanotechnology," said Clarkson's Vice Provost for Research
S.V. Babu. "Fine particle engineering has applications in
a wide range of fields, including medicine, computing, electronics,
and imaging. These patents from DuPont support our work
in advanced materials."