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CAMP December Newsletter: Page 2

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Attendees of the New York State Pollution Prevention Institute Meeting, held at Clarkson University.  From left: Professor Martin Walker (SUNY Potsdam), Dr. Thomas McHugh (Kodak, Inc.), Professor Weatherly (University of Kansas), Professor Roshan Jachuck (Clarkson University), Professor Sitaraman Krishnan (Clarkson University), Dr. Anahita Williamson of Rochester Institute of Technology (Director of the New York State Pollution Prevention Institute), and Mr. Jeff Suma (New York State DEC).


New York State Pollution Prevention Institute Meeting Held at Clarkson University

On October 27, 2009, the New York State Pollution Prevention Institute (NYSP2I) held a one day progress review meeting at Clarkson University in Potsdam, NY.   The New York State Pollution Prevention Institute is a statewide research and technology transfer Center funded by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC).  It is headquartered at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) and directed by Dr. Anahita Williamson. The organization is a partnership between RIT, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Clarkson University, and the University of Buffalo, along with the State's ten regional technology development centers (RTDC).

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Professor S.V. Babu Presents an Invited Talk at International Conference in Japan


CAMP Director/ Distinguished University Professor S.V. Babu gave an invited talk at the International Conference on Planarization/CMP Technology (ICPT 2009) in Japan. His presentation was titled "Tunable Removal Rate Selectivities of Oxide, Nitride and Polysilicon during CMP." (Professor Babu's graduate students Pradeep Dandu and Naresh Penta obtained many of the experimental results described in his presentation.)

The Conference was organized by the Japan Planarization-CMP Technical Committee (JSPE) and took place November 19-21, 2009 at the JAL Resort Sea Hawk Hotel, Fukuoka (Fukuoka, Japan).  Its mission was to reinforce the foundation of CMP technology and to foresee the route for future technology by carrying out a high level scientific discussion with the world-wide CMP community.


The New York State Solar Thermal Consortium

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The Solar Thermal Consortium (STC) is working to make New York State a leader in this surging solar thermal industry. As part of its initiatives, the Consortium is developing a Solar Thermal Roadmap, which will identify the roadblocks and create a path to spur increased development, investment, manufacturing, sales, and deployment of solar thermal technologies in the State. The STC is led by the collaborative efforts of Clarkson University's Center for Advanced Materials Processing (CAMP), a NYSTAR- designated Center for Advanced Technology (CAT); the New York Solar Energy Industry Association (NYSEIA); The Solar Energy Consortium (TSEC) and Droege & Comp., an international management consulting company with an Energy Competence Center focused on renewable energy. The STC also brings together a broad representation of industry professionals from closely related industries (such as plumbing, heating, cooling, utility, and roofing companies), labor unions, government representatives, regulatory entities, and public advocates.  Partial funding for this effort is provided by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), the New York Power Authority (NYPA), Long Island Power Authority (LIPA), and companies involved in the Solar Thermal Industry.