LSU Announces New CAMD Director

Richard KurtzBATON 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 catalytic systems.

Before his appointment as director, Kurtz served as the associate dean of the LSU College of Science.

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