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01-20-2004

Clarkson Vice Provost Featured Speaker At Engineering Conferences In Japan And India

Clarkson University Vice Provost for Research and director of the Center for Advanced Materials Processing (CAMP) S. V. Babu was an invited speaker at two international engineering conferences held in Asia last month. 

Babu traveled to Chiba, Japan, to speak at the SEMICON Japan 2003 conference, the world’s largest exposition for semiconductor manufacturing. He then spoke at the Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers’ Chemcon 2003 conference held in Bhubaneswar, India, where he was honored as a recipient of a Chemcon Distinguished Speaker Award. 

Both lectures focused on recent developments and emerging challenges in the field of chemical-mechanical planarization (CMP) of metal and dielectric firms. 

At SEMICON Japan 2003, Babu’s lecture examined new approaches in CMP techniques that enable the development of slurries consisting of two or more abrasive materials. 

While in Japan for the conference, Babu also gave two seminars at Yokohoma City University and Tokyo City University on the topic of CMP with an emphasis on colloidal aspects. 

His visit to Chiba was hosted by Ebara Corporation, a Japanese corporate member of CAMP. During his visit, he also met representatives of Kuraray Corporation and discussed the possibility of them becoming a corporate member of CAMP. 

At Chemcon 2003, Babu was a recipient of a Chemcon Distinguished Speaker Award at an international symposium held during the conference. As part of the award, Babu was asked to deliver a 30-minute lecture and received a citation, gold plaque, and honorarium. 

CAMP is a research and educational center dedicated to high-technology materials processing and their application in industry and business. Babu’s own research interests include chemical-mechanical planarization, surface-particle interactions, and deposition and characterization of diamond-like carbon films.
[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Michael P. Griffin, director of News & Digital Content Services, at 315-268-6716 or mgriffin@clarkson.edu.]

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