Dr. Manabu Tsujimura

Dr. Manabu Tsujimura to Serve as Visiting Professor at Clarkson University

Dr. Manabu Tsujimura of Ebara Technologies, Inc. (a Corporate Member of CAMP) will again serve as a Visiting Professor at Clarkson University during the month of August. He is the Chief Technical Officer and the Deputy Group Executive of the Precision Machinery Group at Ebara Corporation.

Dr. Tsujimura was a Visiting Professor at the University in 2002 and served as a Co-Chair with CAMP Director/Vice Provost S.V. Babu and others for CAMP's International Symposia on CMP. He also served as a Co-Chair at MRS Meetings and at SEMICON WEST and SEMICON JAPAN.

CAMP Professors Develop Chemical Engineering Curriculum Units for Educators and Students

A team, of Clarkson University faculty from CAMP, has developed several curriculum units in the field of colloidal science and engineering that are now available online for use by educators. The curriculum units were funded through a grant from the Combined Research-Curriculum Development program of the National Science Foundation. They are intended for use in engineering and colloid science classes at the college level and in advanced high school classes.

"Advanced Topics in Colloidal Technology" was developed by Clarkson Professors Ian Suni, S.V. Babu, Don Rasmussen, and Raymond Mackay of Clarkson's Center for Advanced Materials Processing (CAMP). The work was done in collaboration with local high school educator Tim Besaw of Clifton-Fine Central School and several Clarkson students.

The curriculum units cover the topics of chemical-mechanical planarization (CMP), particle contamination in the microelectronics industry, surfactants and association colloids, virtual scanning electron microscope, laser light scattering, and heterogenous nanocatalysis. Educators interested in using or reviewing the curriculum units can visit the Website ( http://www.clarkson.edu/~thinfilm).

CAMP Receives Army Funds

Through the efforts of Senior University Professor Richard Partch, Professor Dan Goia, and Vice Provost/CAMP Director S.V. Babu, CAMP received Army Funds for a research project. The grant of $1.35 million supports the preparation of metallic and metal composite particles for obscurant smokes. The research objective is to develop technologies capable of producing cost effective anisotropic aluminum particles having at least one dimension (rods) or two dimensions (flakes, platelets) in the nanometer size range (10-30 nm)and a high aspect ratio. These particles will be used to provide highly effective, long lasting smoke screens. To enhance this work and assist with other projects, some of the funds will be used to purchase a high resolution filled emission electron microscope.

CAMP Benefits from DuPont Patents

DuPont has presented Clarkson University with a substantial gift of intellectual property consisting of patents and supporting scientific data. The patents are for luminescent phosphor technology. Luminescent powders are used in commercial applications such as fluorescent lighting and cathode ray tubes (television and computer monitors). The new technology relates to the composition of luminescent materials and the process for producing the luminescent material by coating the substrate particle with luminescent phosphor material to achieve a composition of matter that is similar in size and performance to traditional luminescent phosphor materials.

Senior University Professor Richard Partch, a member of Clarkson's Center for Advanced Materials Processing, has conducted numerous research projects involving phosphor technology. He has investigated phosphor applications in reflective clothing and sports equipment, lighting, and radiographic imaging. Also he holds a patent jointly with scientists from Kodak (a CAMP Corporate Sponsor), for a development in radiographic imaging. "The patents from DuPont allow us to expand our basic knowledge of phosphor technology into new areas of development," said Partch.

"The researchers in our Center for Advanced Materials Processing are continually making scientific strides in nanotechnology," said Clarkson's Vice Provost for Research S.V. Babu. "Fine particle engineering has applications in a wide range of fields, including medicine, computing, electronics, and imaging. These patents from DuPont support our work in advanced materials."