March 11, 2009
Events to draw hundreds of leading faculty, scientists and researchers to CNSE's Albany NanoTech
Albany, NY - The College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering ("CNSE")
of the University at Albany announced today that it will host three
prestigious global nanotechnology conferences this year that will bring
hundreds of leading faculty, scientists and researchers from around the
world to CNSE's Albany NanoTech Complex.
The 2009 International Conference on Frontiers of Characterization and Metrology for Nanoelectronics,
to be held May 11 through 15, is regarded as the world's premier forum
on metrology and characterization. Presented by the National Institute
of Standards and Technology ("NIST"), the conference focuses on
frontiers and innovations in characterization and metrology of
nanoelectronics, addressing major issues and providing critical reviews
of important techniques needed to keep pace amid the growing
integration of nanoscale technologies.
The acceleration of nanoscale solutions for energy applications will be the focus of an event to be held April 26 through 28. Nanoscale Measurement Challenges for Energy Applications Global Workshop,
presented jointly by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers
("ASME"), the National Renewable Energy Laboratory ("NREL"), NIST and
CNSE will explore the challenges involving measurement of properties at
the nanoscale for use in alternative energy technologies, low-cost
energy production and increased energy efficiency.
And, CNSE will partner with the National Center for Learning and
Teaching ("NCLT") in Nanotechnology at Northwestern University to host
the Symposium on Advances in Higher Education in Nanoscale Science and Engineering from August
5 through 8. The conference will convene experts in higher education to
assess the current state of nanoscale science and engineering education
and chart a course for the future.
Dr. Alain E. Kaloyeros, Senior Vice President and Chief Executive
Officer of CNSE, said, "The UAlbany NanoCollege is delighted to have
been selected as the venue for these prestigious nanotechnology
conferences, and to have the opportunity to work in collaboration with
our esteemed partners, including the National Institute for Standards
and Technology, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, National
Renewable Energy Laboratory and Northwestern University. Through these
conferences, hundreds of the world's leading faculty, scientists and
researchers will see firsthand why New York State, through the
foresight, leadership and investment of Governor Paterson and Assembly
Speaker Silver, is recognized as the global leader in nanotechnology
education, innovation and economic outreach."
For further information on The 2009 International Conference on Frontiers of Characterization and Metrology for Nanoelectronics, visit www.eeel.nist.gov/812/conference/; for the Nanoscale Measurement Challenges for Energy Applications Global Workshop, visit www.asmeconferences.org/NanoMeasurement09/index.cfm; and, for details on the Symposium on Advances in Higher Education in Nanoscale Science & Engineering, visit http://www.cnse.albany.edu/.
About CNSE. The UAlbany CNSE is the first college in the world
dedicated to research, development, education, and deployment in the
emerging disciplines of nanoscience, nanoengineering, nanobioscience,
and nanoeconomics. In May 2007, it was ranked as the world's number one
college for nanotechnology and microtechnology in the Annual College
Ranking by Small Times magazine. CNSE's Albany NanoTech complex
is the most advanced research enterprise of its kind at any university
in the world: a $4.5 billion, 450,000-square-foot complex that attracts
corporate partners from around the world and offers students a
one-of-a-kind academic experience. The UAlbany NanoCollege houses the
only fully-integrated, 300mm wafer, computer chip pilot prototyping and
demonstration line within 65,000 square feet of Class 1 capable
cleanrooms. More than 2,000 scientists, researchers, engineers,
students, and faculty work on site at CNSE's Albany NanoTech complex,
from companies including IBM, AMD, SEMATECH, Toshiba, ASML, Applied
Materials, Tokyo Electron, Vistec Lithography and Freescale. An
expansion currently underway will increase the size of CNSE's Albany
NanoTech complex to over 800,000 square feet, including over 80,000
square feet of Class 1 capable cleanroom space, to house over 2,500
scientists, researchers, engineers, students, and faculty by mid-2009.
For more information, visit http://www.cnse.albany.edu/.
Steve Janack, CNSE Vice President for Marketing and Communications
(phone) 518-956-7322 (cell) 518-312-5009