LSU Announces New CAMD Director
BATON ROUGE –LSU Department of Physics & Astronomy Professor Richard L. Kurtz has
been named director of the Center for Advanced Microstructures and Devices, or CAMD.
CAMD is a research center that provides groundwork for research and education in the
application of synchrotron radiation to the development of new scientific ideas and
engineering technologies. It is a state-funded synchrotron facility. It is one of
only seven in the nation, and provides Louisiana researchers with a competitive research
advantage. LSU faculty use CAMD to develop new energy technologies, to solve environmental
problems and to develop new biomedical technologies. Many of these problems can be
addressed with the microstructures and devices that are produced in-house.
Kurtz previously served as interim director of CAMD. He will now oversee CAMD’s operations
on a full-time basis aiming to enhance CAMD’s research and development efforts. This
appointment is part of a major re-organization of CAMD to better serve LSU faculty
and CAMD users at-large in close collaboration with the LSU Office of Research & Economic
Development, the College of Engineering and the College of Science.
Kurtz’s interests within CAMD include the application of synchrotron radiation to
characterize a wide range of materials such as nanostructured thin films, oxides and
Before his appointment as director, Kurtz served as the associate dean of the LSU
College of Science.
Center for Advanced Microstructures and Devices: http://www.camd.lsu.edu/
Contact Alison Satake
LSU Media Relations