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CAMP June Newsletter:Page 4

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CAMP Hosts Visiting Scholars

Recently scholars from Japan and Korea have chosen to carry out research at Clarkson University’s Center for Advanced Materials Processing (CAMP). 


Professor Panart Khajornrungruang

Professor Panart Khajornrungruang (from the Department of Mechanical Information Science and Technology at the Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan) is a Research Associate Professor working in Distinguished University /CAMP Director S.V. Babu’s laboratory. His work is funded by a Japanese government program called KAKENHI, which made it possible for Panart to receive Grants-in-Aid money for Young Scientists from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS).  He is investigating the roles of fine particles used in chemical-mechanical planarization (CMP) by monitoring their movement between the polishing pad and the wafer using an evanescent light field created by a laser beam. This method can be used to observe the motion of particles as small as 25 nm. Panart is an expert in making real time measurements using optical techniques and applying them to CMP. He earned his Ph.D. from the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Systems at Osaka University, Japan.


Mr. Yoichi Fujieda

Mr. Yoichi Fujieda (Manager of Advanced Imaging Technology, R&D Division of Konica Minolta, Inc., Japan) has joined Professor S.V. Babu’s lab at CAMP for three months. His research is in the area of chemical-mechanical planarization. He has work experience that relates to copier machines, to the production of toner particles, and to the development of functional materials such as plastics.


Mr. Young-Ho Lee

In addition, Mr. Young-Ho Lee is serving as a Research Scholar in CAMP Distinguished Professor Dan Goia’s laboratory.  His research activities are related to the development of metallic particles for electronic applications. Mr. Young-Ho Lee earned a Master’s degree in Chemistry from Sungkyunkwan University in Seoul, Korea and has research experience with metal powder materials.