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Electrical Engineering

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Dave DeCapria

Dave DeCapria

Engineering Lab Manager, Safety Officer

111G Electrical Engineering West

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-865-5281

E-mail: dwd2_at__psu_dot_edu

Dave's job responsibilities include:

  • Act as the department safety officer
  • Maintain semiconductor process and test equipment
  • Responsible for the equipment and facilities maintenance in all EE common and individual faculty labs
  • Act as a primary interface and liaison for faculty/students to initiate work in the clean room
  • Participate in the introductory instruction, and will train users of the lab for research projects and work with EE lab courses using the clean room facility
  • Establish and maintain safety policy and safety documentation for demanding and potentially dangerous processing activities
  • Supervise and track processing of chemicals and gases from receipt to disposal
  • Liaison with Penn State EH&S
  • Monitor safety procedures in all EE Semiconductor Labs
  • Monitor compressed air pressure, vacuum pressure, and process water temperature and fill for labs
  • Repair lab equipment as failures occur
  • Teach students operation of equipment
  • Responsible for interaction with industry - maintain industry contacts and coordinate interactions
  • Serve on campus-wide committees on safety and chemical issues
  • Back up to Facilities Coordinator

Committees: Safety Committee, PSU Hazmat Recertification Committee

Dave is generally available 7:45 AM - 4:15 PM; Lunch 12:15 PM - 12:45 PM

When Dave is not available, please see Connie Burger or Pam Stauffer.