Ed Cole (1000), appointed a Sandia Fellow in June, has been elected by the board of trustees of ASM International as a Fellow of that society. The ASM International website describes itself as a society of 36,000 members worldwide “dedicated to supporting the materials and engineering professions.” According to the notification letter, “The honor of Fellow represents recognition of our distinguished contributions in the field of materials science and engineering, and develops a broadly based forum for technical and professional leaders to serve as advisors to the society.” Ed’s citation reads, “For revolutionizing microelectronics failure analysis by the development of Charge Induced Voltage Alteration, Light Induced Voltage Alteration and Soft Defect Localization techniques for analyzing integrated circuits.” The honor officially will be conferred during the ASM awards dinner on Tuesday, Oct. 29, in Montreal, Canada. — Neal Singer
Sandia scientists are thinking small, building on decades of sensor work to invent tiny detectors that can sniff out everything from explosives and biotoxins to smuggled humans.
The military needs to find low concentrations of chemicals, such as those used in roadside bombs or chemical warfare agents, before they hurt anyone, says Ron Manginell (1716). Soldiers often use detectors in less-than-ideal situations, looking for dangerous substances from among a rich miasma of diesel fumes, smoke, and dust.....more