Clarkson University Professor Will Lead Focus Issue of Electrochemical Society Journal Which Honors Clarkson University Professor Emeritus

June 3, 2024

Clarkson University Assistant Professor of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering Jihoon Seo will lead the Electrochemical Society (ECS) Journal of Solid State Science and Technology in publishing a focus issue honoring Clarkson University Professor Emeritus Suryadevara V. Babu.

Headshot, Jihoon Seo

Seo will lead a team of guest editors from companies like Intel, Micron, Applied Materials, Ebara, and Entegris in the focus issue which will be published next year to celebrate Babu’s 80th birthday.

This issue presents state-of-the-art approaches and reviews that will reduce the gap between understanding of fundamentals and practice of Chemical Mechanical Planarization (CMP) and should help accelerate beneficial changes in related hardware and consumables, according to a release from ECS.

The longtime director of Clarkson's Center for Advanced Materials Processing (CAMP), Babu is a major contributor internationally in the field of CMP, an area of critical importance to semiconductor device manufacturing, and led the research efforts in CMP at Clarkson for more than 20 years.

Clarkson continues to figure prominently in the CMP field, and the selection of Seo to lead this focus issue is the most recent in a line of advancements in the industry for the University.

“Clarkson University has a strong reputation as a leading research institution in the field of CMP,” Seo said. “I am thrilled to take the lead in organizing this fantastic event with the help of industry professionals.”

Seo encourages anyone who is considering submitting a CMP paper to the focus issue to visit Focus Issue on Chemical Mechanical Planarization (CMP): Past, Present, and Future in Honor of S. V. Babu - ECS (

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