U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI) Visits Fraunhofer CCD


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U.S. Senator Gary Peters listens to Thomas Schuelke, executive director for MSU's Fraunhofer Center, explain how thin film coatings and diamond materials are providing technology solutions for industry, medicine, and even educational institutions. 

September 12, 2016

U.S. Senator Gary Peters of Michigan came to Michigan State University for a tour of the Fraunhofer Center for Coatings and Diamond Technologies. Center Executive Director Thomas Schuelke and Engineering Dean Leo Kempel were among the MSU hosts for the visit.

Senator Gary Peters toured the world’s most technologically advanced diamond mine Monday morning, which is located in the Fraunhofer Center at MSU. The junior senator from Michigan came to hear about the industry and medical applications of Fraunhofer’s diamonds, thin films, and coatings. Fraunhofer currently has about 40 research projects, ranging from anti-glare coatings for bus windows to the extraordinary physical properties of single crystalline diamonds to superhard, low friction and wear resistant coatings.

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