Dr. Raymond K.F. Lam

Position

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Engineering Technology, Queensborough Community College of the City University of New York.

Education

  • Doctor of Science, Materials Science and Engineering in Metallurgy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, 1988.
  • Master of Science, Mechanical Engineering, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI, 1983.
  • Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI, 1981.

Quotations

“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” – Benjamin Franklin

“There is no failure. Only feedback.” – Robert Allen

“Students don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.” – Unknown.

“The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.” – Pablo Picasso

Academic Experience

  • Lecturer, Queensborough Community College, NY, Aug. 2016 to July 2017
  • Adjunct Professor, Bergen Community College, NJ, Jan. 2000 to May 2000
  • Adjunct Professor, Passaic County Community College, NJ, Sept. 1996 to May 1999

Industrial Experience

  • Quality Engineer, Schreiner Group LP, NY, 2015 to 2016
  • Manufacturing Engineering Manager, Praxair Electronics, NY, 2006 to 2015
  • Manufacturing Engineer, Praxair Electronics, NY, 2000 to 2005
  • Senior Development Engineer, Materials Research Corporation, NY, 1996 to 2000
  • Development Engineer, Materials Research Corporation, NY, 1990 to 1996
  • Senior Materials Scientist, Castle Technology Corporation, MA, 1988 to 1990

Research Interest

  • Mechanical properties of 3-dimensional printed materials
  • Manufacturing processes
  • Semiconductor materials
  • Industrial automation
  • Robotics

Patents

  • U.S. 6,342,114, “Nickel / Vanadium Sputtering Target with Ultra-Low Alpha Emission”, 1/29/2002
  • U.S. 6,283,357, “Fabrication of Clad Hollow Cathode Magnetron Sputter Targets”, 9/4/2001
  • U.S. 6,175,103, “Automated Heat Treatment Furnace”, 1/16/2001
  • U.S. 6,091,046, “Bonding and Sputtering Target by Variable Polarity Plasma Arc Welding”, 7/18/2000
  • U.S. 6,039,788, “Melting and Casting of High Purity Chromium with Controlled Oxygen Content”, 3/21/2000
  • U.S. 5,866,067, “High Purity Chromium Metal by Casting with Controlled Oxygen Content”, 2/2/1999
  • U.S. 5,783,795, “Bonding of Sputtering Target by Variable Polarity Plasma Arc Welding”, 7/21/1998
  • U.S. 5,700,519, “Method for Producing Ultra High Purity Titanium Films”, 12/23/1997
  • U.S. 5,698,158, “Vacuum Distillation Apparatus for Producing Ultra High Purity Material”, 12/16/1997
  • U.S. 5,582,630, “Ultra High Purity Magnesium and Vacuum Distillation Purification Method and Apparatus”, 12/10/1996

Publications

  • R.K.F.Lam, M.Pierre, B.Hunter, J.Seitter, and M.Lawrence, "Mechanical Properties and Microstructures of Thermoplastic Materials Printed by 3-Dimensional (3D) Printers", 55th New York State Cyber Security And Engineering Technology Association (NYSETA) Fall 2018 Conference at SUNY Polytechnic Institute, Utica, NY on October 18-19, 2018.
  • R.K.F.Lam and M.A.Czarneski, “Automation of Hot Pressing in a Powder Sintering Process for Sputtering Targets,” ISA Tech / Expo Technology Update, Instrumentation Society of America, 1997, v.1, part 2, pp.121 – 130
  • R.K.F.Lam, “High Purity Titanium Refining by Iodide Purification,” Titanium Extraction and Processing, B.Mishra and G.J.Kipouros, editors, The Minerals, Metals, & Materials Society, PA, 1997, pp. 3 – 22
  • R.K.F.Lam and G.Colella, “Melting of Ultra High Purity Chromium,” EPD Congress 1997, B. Mishra, editor, The Minerals, Metals, & Materials Society, 1997, pp. 689 – 705
  • R.K.F.Lam and D.R.Marx, “Ultra High Purity Magnesium Refining,” Light Metals 1996, W. Hale, editor, The Minerals, Metals, & Materials Society, 1996, pp. 1081 – 1086
  • J.P.Pemsler, R.K.F.Lam, J.K.Litchfield, S.Dallek, B.F.Larrick, and B.C.Beard, “Discharge Behavior and Thermal Stability of Synthetic FeS2 Cathode Material,” Journal of Electrochemical Society, v.137, No.1, Jan. 1990, pp. 1 – 7
  • J.P.Pemsler, R.K.F.Lam, J.K.Litchfield, S.Dallek, and B.F.Larrick, “Thermal Stability of Natural and Synthetic Pyrite (FeS2),” Presented at the 18th North American Thermal Analysis Society Conference, San Diego, CA, Sept 1989
  • S.Dallek, B.F.Larrick, B.C.Beard, J.P.Pemsler, J.K.Litchfield, and R.K.F.Lam, “Synthetic FeS2 Cathode Material for Thermal Batteries,” Proceedings of the 33rd International Power Source Symposium, Cherry Hill, NJ, June 1988, The Electrochemical Society, pp. 340 – 345
  • R.K.F.Lam and J.F.Elliott, “Solubility of SO3(g) and Al2O3(s) in Na2SO4 Melts,” Presented at the Annual Meeting of The Metallurgical Society-AIME, Colorado, Feb 1987
  • R.K.F.Lam, Y.Q.Lei, and J.F.Elliott, “Thermodynamic Properties of CoSO4-Na2SO4 Melts,” Presented at the Annual Meeting of The Metallurgical Society-AIME, Colorado, Feb 1987
  • R.K.F.Lam, J.F.Elliott, “Solubility of SO3 in the Liquid Phase of the Na2SO4-CoSO4 System, 1100 – 1200 K,” Presented at the Annual Meeting of The Metallurgical Society-AIME, Colorado, Feb 1987
  • J.Larsen-Basse and K.F.Lam, “Corrosion Tests in Hawaiian Geothermal Fluids,” Proceedings International Congress of Metallic Corrosion, June 1984, Toronto, Canada, v.3, pp. 641 – 649

Campus Cultural Centers

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