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Frank Craig has uploaded:
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Frank holds a Bachelor of Science (Waynesburg University) and Master of Science (New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology) degrees in Geology. His scientific career includes more than twenty years in materials characterization utilizing electron optics and x-ray diffraction. Frank started his career with the analysis of failures in specialty metals using Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy (EDS), and powder X-Ray Diffraction XRD). This was followed with the utilization of Auger Electron Spectroscopy (AES) to characterize the surface of specialty metals. He has been working with Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM), Selected Area Electron Diffraction (SAED), and EDS to identify regulated asbestos minerals as well as non-regulated and interference minerals for the last nine years.

Frank first caught the photography bug while working on his masters degree, using a disc camera. He became hooked and it didn’t take long to realize that the disc camera just wasn’t going to cut it. The next Christmas he found a Pentax k1000 35mm camera under the tree, a camera which he still owns (and uses on occasion). Photography has come a long way since those early days. Digital was still in its infancy back then and considered a novelty by most photographers (including Frank). The technology eventually advanced to the point where digital is now close to the quality of film. Today, he combines digital imaging with materials characterization on a daily basis.


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