Dr. William G. America is CAMP’s New Deputy Director

Dr. William G. America has joined CAMP as its new Deputy Director. He brings thirty-two years of industrial experience, including five years as a Senior Engineer at IBM in East Fishkill, NY., and has been awarded 17 patents. Dr. America (who received his doctor’s degree in Chemistry in 2002) was the first candidate to complete Clarkson University’s External Ph.D. Program. Distinguished University Professor / CAMP Director S.V. Babu and Clarkson University’s former CAMP Director and Chemistry Professor Raymond Mackay served as his research advisers for the graduate program. His thesis for the Ph.D. in Chemistry was titled “Mechanism of Amino Acid Interaction with Silicon Nitride Surface During Chemical Mechanical Planarization”. Dr. America investigated the use of chemical-mechanical planarization (CMP), routinely used in semiconductor fabrication, allowing the creation of planar structures that are not practical without it. Of particular interest to him was the mechanism of chemical interactions of slurry additives on the inhibition of hydrolysis of silicon nitride and subsequent reduction of the removal rate, during STI CMP. This research grew from a project created by Dr. America while he was at the Eastman Kodak Company, which funded Professor Babu to investigate high selectivity slurries. Eventually, this led to a CMP slurry formulated and commercialized by Ferro Corporation for which Clarkson University receives royalties.


Companies Join CAMP as Corporate Members


Albany Technical Symposium
Desmond Hotel and Conference Center
Albany, New York
April 6-7, 2006

CAMP’s Annual Technical Meeting Canandaigua, New York
May 17-19, 2006

CAMP’s Eleventh International Symposium on Chemical-Mechanical Planarization (CMP)
Hilton Resort Lake Placid, New York August 13-16, 2006

CAMP Fall Meeting
Clarkson University
Potsdam, New York
October 18-20, 2006
(For information about CAMP industrial short courses, please call Professor Richard Partch at 315-268-2351 or send e-mail to him at partch@clarkson.edu).

** Information, on these and other CAMP events, is available at the CAMP web site at http://www.clarkson.edu/camp.

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Center for Advanced Materials Processing
Clarkson University
Box 5665
Potsdam, New York 13699-5665

S.V. Babu, Distinguished University Professor/CAMP Director (babu@clarkson.edu)
William G. America, Deputy Director  (wamerica@clarkson.edu)

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