Say the word “pads” and most people will immediately think of absorbent materials used for bandaging wounds or scrubbing hard-to-clean surfaces. Baby boomers might recall living quarters from the ’60s and ’70s. But the term means something much different for Charles “Chuck” Hussey, chair and professor of chemistry at the University of Mississippi.
Hussey, his postdoctoral research assistant and others co-developed the Portable Aluminum Deposition System, or PADS. The technology made R&D Magazine’s 100 Awards, a prestigious list of the year’s best new technologies.
“As basic scientists studying fundamental process and phenomena, so much of what we do is not immediately useful or obvious to society,” Hussey said. “Here, we’ve made something unique and obviously useful. This is very satisfying.”
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