Professor Anja Mueller Joins CAMP

Professor Anja Mueller, a new faculty member in Clarkson University's Chemistry Department, joins CAMP. She received her Ph.D. in Polymer Organic Chemistry in1998 from Washington University in St. Louis, MO. Her thesis is entitled "The Synthesis, Characterization, and Applications of Hyperbranched Fluoropolymers." Professor Mueller's postdoctoral research activities included characterization of controlled liposome leakage, liposome fusion with membranes, and characterization of the behavior of liposomes in a cell culture. The liposomes are designed as drug delivery agents. Her research techniques included the crosslinking polymerization of lipids by light, visible light initiation of the polymerization, development of leakage methods, fluorescence spectroscopy& microscopy, and light scattering. Future research projects will include the development of a biological fuel cell, synthesis of hydrophilic polymers with enzymes and their surface characterization, and wastewater treatment with polymers.

CAMP Laboratories are now fully Functional

CAMP has a unique CMP research facility that is now fully operational, thanks to the dedication of its students, Professor Yuzhuo Li, technical help from IBM, and a $150 K grant from PPG Industries to Professor Li. The facility consists of a Westech 372 (donated by Intel), a Westech 4100 polisher/cleaner modular unit (donated and installed by IBM), and a Speedfam-IPEC 676 orbital polisher configured with four platens (on a nominal three-year lease). These tools provide multifunctional platforms for polishing both six inch and eight inch wafers layered with both metal and dielectric films. In addition, CAMP has metrology tools which include two AFMs, a noncontact optical surface roughness profiler, an automated four point probe, an automated interferometer and a multiwavelength ellipsometer for oxide thickness measurements. It also has an Ambios XP - 2 Profilometer for pattern measurements of 0.5 - 100 micron features.

Some of these instruments are in CAMP's Class 10 Clean Room. A 2000 square foot Class 10 Clean Room is included in the plans for a new addition to the CAMP building. CAMP plans to expand its research efforts to include MEMS, MOEMS, and Bio MEMS.

CAMP's Dr. Dana Barry Recertified as a Professional Chemist

CAMP's Editor and Technical Writer Dr. Dana Barry has been recertified through 2004 as a professional chemist by the National Certification Commission in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering (which is sponsored by The American Institute of Chemists, Inc.). She has been a certified professional chemist (C.P.C.) since 1989. Certification lasts for three years and is renewed by accumulating at least 300 units of credit in a three-year period. Dr. Barry's recent chemistry publications are "Chemistry and Space Exploration" in the May/June 2001 issue of The Chemist and "The Environmental Risks of Using Combustion as a Source of Energy" in the on-line Chemistry Conference (July 2001) sponsored by the American Chemical Society. Her most recent awards include International Scientist of 2001, Great Minds of the 21st Century, 2000 Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21st Century, and Who's Who in the 21st Century. Dana is an External Professor and an Honorary Advisory Council Member for Ansted University in Malaysia. In addition she is a member of the National Science Teachers Association, The American Institute of Chemists, and The American Chemical Society where she serves as an officer of its Northern New York Section.



Nobel Prize Winner Professor Richard Ernst
to Present Shipley Lectures

Professor Richard Ernst from Zurich, Switzerland will present Shipley Lectures at Clarkson University on October 8th and 9th.

His lectures include " Tibetan Painting Art Seen through the Eyes of a Western Scientist" and "Fascinating Insights by NMR with Applications to Chemistry, Biology and Medicine." Professor Ernst won the 1991 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.