Vol. 18 • No. 2
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Editorial Advisory Board
Charles W. Berndt, C. W. Berndt Associates Ltd.
Adam Giandomenico, Particles Plus Inc.
Scott Mackler, Cleanroom Consulting LLC
Gregg A. Mosley, Biotest Laboratories Inc.
Robert Nightingale, Cleanroom Garments
Bipin Parekh, Ph.D., Entegris Inc.
Michael Rataj, Aramark Cleanroom Services
Howard Siegerman, Ph. D., Siegerman and Associates LLC
Scott Sutton, Ph.D., Microbiology Network Inc.
Art Vellutato, Jr., Veltek Associates Inc.
Bob Vermillion, CPP/Fellow, RMV Technology Group LLC
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Contributions from Readers
Reader contributions have always been of vital importance to Controlled Environments. Our articles are made up of regular columns from industry leaders, as well as guest features from experts in their respective fields. Whether
it’s through e-mail or in person at trade shows, I’ve had many
people reach out to me to take on the topics listed on our editorial calendar, and I’ve gotten original story suggestions from
readers as well.
We are now branching out into reader-contributed Cleanroom Tips and Web-Exclusive content as well – these “short but sweet” pieces are a great option for contributors who are short on time but still want to share something noteworthy with
One of the most frequent statements I hear from potential contributors is,
“Would my industry be a good fit for your publication?” Generally, if your business
utilizes a cleanroom or controlled environment in some fashion, we can probably
work with you to develop an original piece of content. Our readership spans a wide
range of professions, so there’s truly something here for everyone. Pharmaceuticals,
food and beverage, academia, microelectronics, research and development, semiconductors — the list goes on.
Over the years I’ve conducted exciting interviews with cleanroom professionals, one of which appears in this installment of Controlled Environments. I did a
Q&A with the directors of the Molecular Foundry at Lawrence Berkeley National
Laboratory in Berkeley, Calif., for this issue’s nanotechnology feature. The folks at
Berkeley Lab mentioned to me that, as a member of the national laboratory system
(and therefore funded by taxpayers), they’re eager for the American public to know
about their research and facilities. They provided some really interesting insight into
their work and provided great photos – I hope you’ll enjoy the article we put together.
Our web development team has installed a great new feature on our website which
allows readers to directly upload their company’s cleanroom products. Additionally,
we’re showcasing cleanroom products in our How It Works column, which appears
in each print issue and in select e-newsletters. The How It Works column highlights
a cleanroom problem and how a particular product or service solves that problem. If
you have an exciting new product for this column, get in touch with us.
This year, we instituted our first Readers’ Choice Awards, which highlight the
cleanroom equipment and supplies that readers judge most effective and trusted
in their work. Cleanroom equipment and product suppliers were invited to submit
their products for this prestigious awards program. Winners in eight different categories were chosen based on a voting survey sent to a select group of Controlled
Environments readers. A showcase of the winning products can be found in this
issue. We’re very pleased with the results of this awards program, and we look forward to doing it again in the future.