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An application of Professor Cetinkaya’s work is for the manufacturing of drug tablets, which is a complex chemical process. However the mechanical properties of the tablets are often as important as their chemical properties, especially since the mechanical integrity of the tablet is closely related to its dose delivery property. An FDA initiated program, PAT (Process Analytical Technology), encourages pharmaceutical manufacturers to better monitor their processes to minimize quality failure and maximize productivity. The Industrial Process Monitoring Group uses non-contact means (such as pulsed laser induced plasma shockwaves, air-coupled transducers, and a vibrating plate excited thermo-elastically using a pulsed laser) to excite the vibrational modes of drug tablets. They found small scale surface and subsurface defects in the tablets and determined their hardness. Also the group’s monitoring techniques are being used in a special project, to provide valuable information for determining the life expectancy of sputtering targets (material sources in physical vapor deposition, PVD). See Figure 3. The main objective of this project is to develop an embedded acoustic device for monitoring a sputtering target’s erosion state for uninterrupted, energy efficient film deposition.

For more information about Professor Cetin Cetinkaya and his research, you may call him at 315-268-6514 or send email to cetin@clarkson.edu.

CAMP Annual Technical Meeting

CAMP’s Annual Technical Meeting will be held May 17-19, 2006 at the Canandaigua Inn on the Lake in Canandaigua, New York. It will include representatives of Industry, University, and New York State Economic Development Organizations. The meeting will also include a poster display of CAMP research. In addition, a reception will be hosted by Ferro Electronic Material Systems (a Corporate Sponsor of CAMP).

CAMP Symposium for Materials Synthesis and Processing

CAMP held a Symposium on April 7, 2006 at the Desmond Hotel in Albany, New York. The symposium covered the broad range of CAMP research activities and gave industrial scientists / engineers a chance to interact with CAMP faculty on their expertise. This enlightening and stimulating event also included a reception and dinner on April 6.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

CAMP's Annual Technical Meeting
Canandaigua Inn on the Lake Canandaigua, New York
May 17-19, 2006

CAMP's Eleventh International Symposium on Chemical-Mechanical Polishing (CMP)
Hilton Resort Lake Placid,
New York
August 13-16, 2006

CAMP's Annual Fall Meeting Clarkson University Potsdam, New York
October 18-20, 2006

(For information about CAMP industrial short courses, please call Professor Richard Partch at 315-268-2351 or send email to him at partch@clarkson.edu).

** Information, on these and other CAMP events, is available at the CAMP website at http://www.clarkson.edu/camp.

The CAMP newsletter is published four times per year by the Center for Advanced Materials Processing, a NYSTAR-designated Center for Advanced Technology located at Clarkson University.
Editor: Dana M. Barry.
Equal Opportunity Policy. Clarkson University does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status in provision of educational opportunity or employment opportunities and benefits.

Center for Advanced Materials Processing
Clarkson University
Box 5665 Potsdam,
New York 13699-5665

S.V. Babu, Distinguish University Professor/CAMPDirector (babu@clarkson.edu)
William G. America , Deputy Director
 (wamerica@clarkson.edu)

Phone: 315-268-2336, FAX: 315-268-7615, e-mail: leila@clarkson.edu
web site: http://www.clarkson.edu/camp


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