7/3/2014 9:44:02 AM

Utica Observer-Dispatch: What's new with nano? 'Exciting things are on the horizon’

Utica Observer-Dispatch


The opening of the Computer Chip Commercialization Center at SUNYIT is in about six months, and officials say the project is on track.

But as announcements about other projects generated by SUNYIT’s partner, the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering, have been popping up across the state, it’s easy to wonder if the region has been forgotten.

And questions linger about several elements of the nanotechnology project, known as Quad-C, and the one at the neighboring site being formed for a chip fabrication plant:

* Is there another job fair in the works for the Quad-C? Officials said one would come in June, but nothing has been announced.

* What were the results of the job fair that took place in April?

* So far there are no takers for the manufacturing site, but are there any new developments there?

* What progress has been made in getting the required Army Corps of Engineers wetland mitigation permits for the site?

Alain Kaloyeros, chief executive officer in charge of the newly merged SUNYIT and NanoCollege, said local residents and job-seekers should not be worried.

“The Nano Utica initiative is proceeding extremely well,” he said in an email. “The governor personally is involved in guiding it. And more exciting things are on the horizon.”

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