CAMP and Buffalo Wire Works Collaborate on a Project which Analyzes Particle Size and Shape

Buffalo Wire Works (a New York State Associate of CAMP) collaborated with Clarkson University's Center for Advanced Materials Processing (CAMP) to develop an automated particle size distribution analyzer system. Funds for this project were provided by the New York State Office of Science, Technology, and Academic Research (NYSTAR) and by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). Buffalo Wire Works uses this particle size analyzer system and optical imaging to help various industries (e.g. concrete, asphalt, abrasives, sand, food, and fertilizer) measure the size and shape of their particles in order to increase manufacturing process yields and to reduce the amount of energy-intensive reprocessing.

Buffalo Wire Works recently held a seminar in Buffalo, NY, to both display their automated particle size distribution analyzer system and to obtain feedback from key engineering and quality control labs. Dr. Dayakar Penumadu served as the Seminar's keynote speaker. He developed the technology for the analyzer system used at Buffalo Wire Works. A demonstration of this equipment was provided by Erich Steadman, Director of Technology at Buffalo Wire Works. Seminar attendees included the CAMP members Ferro Corporation, Saint Gobain, Inc., and Unifrax Corporation. Other participants were Electro Abrasives Corporation, MacNeil Polymers, Oneida/Buffalo China, Sunrock Products, Treibacher Schleifmittel Inc., U.S. Silica Company, Alfred University's Whiteware Research Center, CAMP and NYSERDA.

Dr. Santokh Badesha Acquires 100TH Patent

Dr. Santokh Badesha, of Xerox Corporation - a CAMP Corporate Sponsor, received his 100th patent called "Stabilized Fluorosilicone Materials." Dr. Badesha is a Principal Scientist and Technical Manager in Xerox's Wilson Center for Research and Technology in Webster, New York. He has invented new materials and marking components that are at the heart of successive generations of better, faster Xerox copiers and printers. For example, the revolutionary imaging system in the company's DocuColor iGen3 Digital Production Press, which will be launched next year, is expected to include more than 30 of his inventions

Dr. Badesha's areas of research have varied from designing environmentally friendly materials to the investigation of novel composite materials with enhanced thermal, chemical and mechanical stability. His inventions in the area of black-and-white and high-speed color fusing, for instance, have resulted in reduced paper jams and a longer time between service calls. Xerox honored him with The Presidents Award for this work in 1996.

Xerox has recognized Badesha four other times with awards for excellence in science and technology and once for excellence in management, and he was inducted into the Wilson Center's Hall of Fame in 1995. In 1997, he was named Distinguished Inventor of the Year by the Rochester Intellectual Property Law Association. Jack Doyle, Monroe County Executive, proclaimed March 19, 1997, as the 25th Annual Distinguished Inventor of the Year Day to honor Dr. Badesha as an inventor-citizen in the area. Only eight other Xerox scientists have earned 100 patents or more.

Dr. Santokh Badesha, a resident of Pittsford, New York, received a doctorate in chemistry from the University of East Anglia in the United Kingdom. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and did research at the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom and at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York, before joining Xerox in 1980. In addition, he is the author of 45 scientific publications.