CAMP Annual Technical Meeting

CAMP’s Annual Technical Meetingwas held May 17 - 19, 2006 at the Canandaigua Inn on the Lake in Canandaigua, New York. It included representatives of Industry, University, and New York State Economic Development Organizations. The keynote speakers were Dr. Steven Florio (CTO, Ferro Electronic Material Systems) and Dr. Venkat Purushotham (President and CEO, NexPress Solutions, Inc.). This very successful meeting had record attendance with a record number of poster presentations on CAMP research. A reception was again hosted by Ferro Electronic Material Systems (a Corporate Sponsor of CAMP). Details of the meeting will be included in CAMP’s Annual Report (September) Newsletter.


CAMP ’ s William Plunkett Receives a Promotion

CAMP’s William Plunkett has been promoted to Senior Instrumentation Specialist. He was offered the position of Instrumentation Specialist in 1987, when CAMP was designated as a Center for Advanced Technology. Since Bill had prior experience as a helicopter mechanic and college studies in electronics, he was hired in 1980 to work as a technician with the Associated Colleges. His job involved trouble-shooting and the repairing of laboratory equipment at the four colleges on a rotating basis (typically 1 week of the month at each). It was during this time that he began working with the electron microscopes. His first experience was with a TEM operated by Professor Budd at St. Lawrence University. Then he worked with the TEM and SEM, which were located in Clarkson University’s Science Center and operated by Professor Egon Matijevic's research group.In 1984 Bill served as an electrician and HVAC technician in Clarkson's Department of Facilities and Services, where he worked for four years. Then he obtained the position of Instrumentation Specialist, with his first office located in the Science Center. Later Bill moved into CAMP, when the building first opened. At that time he was in charge of the JEOL 1200 TEM. Shortly there after, CAMP purchased the JEOL 6300 SEM and Noran EDS system. These were the main instruments for the next 10-12 years, until the new JEOL 7400F SEM and JEOL 2010 TEM/STEM were purchased with support from a U.S. Army Grant.


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