Explore the Future of UV/EB Advanced Manufacturing with Lance Pickens

Wednesday, August 27, 2014, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. EST

Click on the image to check out one of MadeSolid’s innovative uses of UV radiation.

Recent market research indicates that 3-D printing is about to skyrocket, and ultraviolet radiation (UV) cured materials are poised to play a major role in this development.   Resins cured by UV allow creators to quickly fabricate 3-D printed products from high-quality materials.  Lance Pickens, Founder and CEO of MadeSolid, Inc, will share his inside perspective on this exciting technology to kick off the 2014-2015 Future of UV/EB Advanced Manufacturing Webinar series.

Lance Pickens is a fast emerging visionary in 3-D printing.  He studied plastic and polymer chemistry at the University of Southern California and the Illinois Institute of Technology before founding his own company, MadeSolid, Inc.  Based in Emeryville, California, MadeSolid develops advanced materials for 3-D printers with a meticulous focus on superior mechanical properties and a commitment to user-friendly products.  Through an intrepid crowdsourcing campaign and the help of early beta users, MadeSolid develops products that give 3-D printer users access to advanced materials.

Lance will share his unique experiences and outlook for the role of UV curing as 3-D printing technology continues to accelerate. Join this exciting webinar for an inside look at developments in advanced materials for 3-D printing. Free registration is available online.  Check out the Future of UV/EB Webinar Series website for more details.

Join us for 2014-15 Future of UV/EB Webinar Series

2:00 p.m. August 27th, Online

Lance Pickens, 3-D printing visionary and CEO of MadeSolid, Inc., kicks off the 2014-2015 Future of UV/EB Webinar series. MadeSolid develops advanced materials for 3-D printers with a focus on superior mechanical properties and ease of use. Lance will recount developments in advanced materials for 3-D printing and share his perspective on the role of UV curing as 3-D printing technology continues to accelerate. Register for the webinar today!

Want to learn even more about radiation curing?

Register now for Fall Radiation Curing Program courses.  Radiation Curing Program courses are offered in a convenient and flexible web-based format at affordable prices, thanks to a U.S. Department of Labor grant awarded to SUNY-ESF and RadTech.

  • Introduction to Polymer Coatings – Online
    September 8, 2014 – November 14, 2014
    Register here.
  • Radiation Curing of Polymer Technologies – Online
    September 22, 2014 – December 5, 2014
    Register here.
  • Radiation Curing Equipment, Instrumentation and Safety – Online
    September 22, 2014 – November 14, 2014
    Register here.

With questions contact Kate Wall, Program Coordinator, ESF Outreach (315-470-4871/6817)

ESF Outreach’s Radiation Curing Team to Present to National Association

Dr. Chuck Spuches, Associate Provost for ESF Outreach, and Dan Montoney, Co-founder of Rapid Cure Technologies, have been invited to discuss the future of radiation curing technologies with the Association of State Energy Research & Technology Transfer Institutions (ASERTTI).  ASERTTI is the national organization connecting energy research institutions to promote the economy and the environment. This presentation is a part of the “Enhancing American Jobs and Global Competitiveness” collaborative through the U.S. Department of Labor.

This segment will introduce ASERTTI leadership to the Radiation Curing Program, which helps both students and industry professionals prepare for emerging opportunities in sustainable advanced materials manufacturing. The Radiation Curing Program is a suite of three online courses that responds to current and emerging demand for ultraviolet and electron beam curing and related training and education. This national initiative is led by SUNY-ESF in partnership with RadTech International, North America and other regional and national partners.

Join the Radiation Curing Program this fall! Four online courses are available starting in September, including the introductory Principles of Energy Curing Technology course. Help write the future of radiation curing technology by registering online today!

Local High School Recognizes SUNY-ESF

ESM Award 2014

ESF Outreach’s Brandon Murphy and Rick Beal, as well as ESF faculty members Klaus Dolle and Rafaat Hussein, were honored by the East Syracuse-Minoa Central School District with a Partnership for Learning award. For four years, ESF has partnered with East Syracuse-Minoa through the ESF in the High School program. This partnership also includes research at the Village of Minoa’s Cleanwater Educational Research Facility.

In this program, students apply knowledge gained from two college level courses to real world problems. Following the curriculum in the Global Environment and Alternative Energy courses, students engage in research on various topics, including compost energy efficiency and aquaculture systems. One such project analyzes the ability of different compost materials to heat a greenhouse through the winter.

This award was presented by John and Pamela Herrington, two ESF alumni who work with Outreach in the ESF in the High School program. Congratulations to Rick Beal, Brandon Murphy, and the entire ESF in the High School team!

ESF Summer Session 2014

Dear campus colleagues:

Based on feedback from students and others in the community, I know that a number of you continue to “spread the word” about ESF’s Summer Session. On behalf of all of our Summer Session instructors, please continue to let your family and friends know about the credit course opportunities available at ESF’s reasonable tuition rates.

ESF students and visiting students can take a field-based or classroom course, or “Take ESF home with them” – or wherever they are through an online course:  www.esf.edu/outreach/summer

Please share Dave Eichorn’s video ( and invite others to consider his course):


Thanks for your ongoing support. Summer Session is an outstanding service to our matriculated ESF students as well as to visiting students from other campuses.


Dr. Charles M. Spuches, Associate Provost for Outreach, SUNY-ESF




Dr. Murphy on Climate Change – Op/Ed Article for Post Standard

Cornelius B. Murphy Jr.

Dr. Cornelius B. Murphy, Jr. was featured in the Post Standard Op/Ed section on Sunday 4/20/14.

Click Here to read his op/ed article on Climate Change!

SUNY-ESF & CNY Section of American Chemical Society Co-Host Presentation by Dr. Stephen Cantor

The State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF), in collaboration with the CNY Section of the American Chemical Society and RadTech International North America, hosted renowned chemist and lecturer Dr. Stephen Cantor on Wednesday, April 9, 2014. The presentation, entitled “UV Curing Technology: A Route to Solvent-Free Adhesives and Coatings”, was presented to a live audience in Syracuse, NY at SUNY-ESF’s Gateway Center, and was simulcast as a live webinar for participants nationally and internationally. The webinar was presented as part of the SUNY-ESF/RadTech International Future of UV/EB Advanced Manufacturing: Trends, Strategies, and Applications webinar series. The series, which presents timely and relevant trends, issues and applications, is a component of the Radiation Curing Program, an online three course suite and new short course to be launched in Summer 2014.

To view Dr. Cantor’s presentation, or to learn about future webinars, click here.

More information about the Radiation Curing Program is available at: http://www.esf.edu/outreach/radcuring/.