and Buffalo Wire Works Collaborate on a Project which Analyzes Particle
Size and Shape
Works (a New York State Associate of CAMP) collaborated with Clarkson
University's Center for Advanced Materials Processing (CAMP) to
develop an automated particle size distribution analyzer system.
Funds for this project were provided by the New York State Office
of Science, Technology, and Academic Research (NYSTAR) and by the
New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA).
Buffalo Wire Works uses this particle size analyzer system and optical
imaging to help various industries (e.g. concrete, asphalt, abrasives,
sand, food, and fertilizer) measure the size and shape of their
particles in order to increase manufacturing process yields and
to reduce the amount of energy-intensive reprocessing.
Wire Works recently held a seminar in Buffalo, NY, to both display
their automated particle size distribution analyzer system and to
obtain feedback from key engineering and quality control labs. Dr.
Dayakar Penumadu served as the Seminar's keynote speaker. He developed
the technology for the analyzer system used at Buffalo Wire Works.
A demonstration of this equipment was provided by Erich Steadman,
Director of Technology at Buffalo Wire Works. Seminar attendees
included the CAMP members Ferro Corporation, Saint Gobain, Inc.,
and Unifrax Corporation. Other participants were Electro Abrasives
Corporation, MacNeil Polymers, Oneida/Buffalo China, Sunrock Products,
Treibacher Schleifmittel Inc., U.S. Silica Company, Alfred University's
Whiteware Research Center, CAMP and NYSERDA.
Santokh Badesha Acquires 100TH Patent
Badesha, of Xerox Corporation - a CAMP Corporate Sponsor,
received his 100th patent called "Stabilized Fluorosilicone
Materials." Dr. Badesha is a Principal Scientist and Technical
Manager in Xerox's Wilson Center for Research and Technology
in Webster, New York. He has invented new materials and marking
components that are at the heart of successive generations
of better, faster Xerox copiers and printers. For example,
the revolutionary imaging system in the company's DocuColor
iGen3 Digital Production Press, which will be launched next
year, is expected to include more than 30 of his inventions
areas of research have varied from designing environmentally
friendly materials to the investigation of novel composite
materials with enhanced thermal, chemical and mechanical stability.
His inventions in the area of black-and-white and high-speed
color fusing, for instance, have resulted in reduced paper
jams and a longer time between service calls. Xerox honored
him with The Presidents Award for this work in 1996.
has recognized Badesha four other times with awards for excellence
in science and technology and once for excellence in management,
and he was inducted into the Wilson Center's Hall of Fame
in 1995. In 1997, he was named Distinguished Inventor of the
Year by the Rochester Intellectual Property Law Association.
Jack Doyle, Monroe County Executive, proclaimed March 19,
1997, as the 25th Annual Distinguished Inventor of the Year
Day to honor Dr. Badesha as an inventor-citizen in the area.
Only eight other Xerox scientists have earned 100 patents
Badesha, a resident of Pittsford, New York, received a doctorate
in chemistry from the University of East Anglia in the United
Kingdom. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry
and did research at the University of Leicester in the United
Kingdom and at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New
York, before joining Xerox in 1980. In addition, he is the
author of 45 scientific publications.