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Distinguished University Professor and CAMP Director S.V. Babu Receives His Second IBM Faculty Award


Distinguished University Professor and CAMP Director S.V. Babu

Distinguished University Professor and CAMP Director S.V. Babu received an IBM 2016 Faculty Award for $30,000.  This award is a highly competitive gift to Professor Babu and recognizes the quality of his research program and its importance to their industry. Strong support from the CMP team at IBM, Albany, made this award possible.  Previously Professor Babu received the Faculty Award in 2004.

Professor Babu is an expert in the field of chemical-mechanical planarization and has 31 patents. He supervised 41 Ph.D. and 38 M.S. students so far and is a co-author of over 250 professional publications, including190 peer reviewed publications. He co-organized many symposia and served as a Keynote Speaker numerous times. He was honored in 2010 with a Visiting Professorship for Senior International Scientists by the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai. In addition, the World Education Congress held in Mumbai, India, honored him in 2012 with an Education Leadership Award for his outstanding leadership and contributions to the field of education.   

Recently, Professor Babu led the publication of a Focus Issue on “Chemical Mechanical Planarization: Advanced Material and Consumable Challenges” by the ECS Journal of Solid State Science and Technology, vol. 4, issue 11, 2015. Also, he edited a book titled Advances in Chemical Mechanical Planarization that was published in January 2016 by Woodhead publishing, a division of Elsevier.

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GlobalFoundries Becomes a CAMP Corporate Sponsor and Donates Equipment to CAMP


GlobalFoundries has joined CAMP as a Corporate Sponsor. The company also donated a Mobile Slurry Delivery (MSD) cart to CAMP to help with Professor Babu’s CMP research.