May 19, 2010

UAlbany NanoCollege Selected to Host Five Prestigious Global Nanotechnology Conferences



Events will collectively draw more than 1,000 of the world's leading scientists, researchers and engineers to CNSE's Albany NanoTech Complex

Albany, NY - The College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering ("CNSE") of the University at Albany has been selected to host five prestigious global conferences dedicated to leading-edge nanoscale research and development that is critical to advancing the nanotechnology-enabled innovations of the 21st century.

The events will draw more than 1,000 of the world's foremost scientists, researchers and engineers to CNSE's Albany NanoTech Complex, beginning with the 5th International Conference on Spectroscopic Ellipsometry ("ICSE-V"), to be held May 23 through 28. Considered the premier global forum in the field of ellipsometry and related measurement techniques, ISCE-V covers new advances and developments in science, technology, and applications of spectroscopic ellipsometry, including the related optical analysis techniques that commonly exploit polarization.

CNSE will host the 3rd International Workshop on Focused Electron Beam Induced Processing ("FEBIP 2010") on July 15 and 16. The event will feature a symposium to facilitate inclusive discussions of the electron-induced processes that underlie a wide range of phenomena such as e-beam lithography, charged particle microscopy, e-beam induced deposition and etch, as well as contamination of EUV optics and microscopes.

The 27thAnnual Advanced Metallization Conference ("AMC 2010") will be held at the UAlbany NanoCollege from October 5 through 7. Jointly sponsored by CNSE and SEMATECH, this important industry event features leading-edge research, development and manufacturing targeting the application of innovative metallization and 3-D integration technologies for advanced IC devices.

CNSE will host the 33rd Symposium on Applied Surface Analysis from April 11 through 13, 2011. The event, sponsored by the American Vacuum Society ("AVS") Applied Surface Science Division ("ASSD") and the Hudson Mohawk AVS Chapter, will feature an emphasis on surface microscopy and microanalysis.
And, the UAlbany NanoCollege has been chosen to host the 71st Physical Electronics Conference ("PEC") from June 14 through 17, 2011. The event provides an annual forum for the dissemination and discussion of new research results in the physics and chemistry of surfaces and interfaces.

"The UAlbany NanoCollege is delighted to have been chosen to host these prestigious international conferences, which are recognized as integral to advancing emerging nanotechnology innovations that will impact a host of critical technologies," said Dr. Alain Diebold, CNSE Empire Innovation Professor of Nanoscale Science. "Along with my colleagues who are leading preparations for these events, including CNSE professors Kathleen Dunn, Eric Eisenbraun, Robert Geer and Vincent LaBella, I look forward to showcasing CNSE's global leadership in nanotechnology innovation and education to more than 1,000 of the leading scientists and researchers from around the world."

"The selection of CNSE to host five of the world's foremost conferences focused on leading-edge research and development at the nanoscale will once again draw attention to the UAlbany NanoCollege and New York State as global leaders in nanotechnology education and innovation," said Dr. Eric Eisenbraun, CNSE Associate Professor of Nanoscience. "I join with professors Diebold, Dunn, Geer and LaBella in welcoming the opportunity to present these important events at CNSE."

Just last year, CNSE hosted three major nanotechnology conferences, including The 2009 International Conference on Frontiers of Characterization and Metrology for Nanoelectronics; Nanoscale Measurement Challenges for Energy Applications Global Workshop; and the Symposium on Advances in Higher Education in Nanoscale Science and Engineering.

About CNSE. The UAlbany CNSE is the first college in the world dedicated to education, research, development, and deployment in the emerging disciplines of nanoscience, nanoengineering, nanobioscience, and nanoeconomics. CNSE's Albany NanoTech Complex is the most advanced research enterprise of its kind at any university in the world. With over $5.5 billion in high-tech investments, the 800,000-square-foot complex 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 80,000 square feet of Class 1 capable cleanrooms. More than 2,500 scientists, researchers, engineers, students, and faculty work on site at CNSE's Albany NanoTech, from companies including IBM, AMD, GlobalFoundries, SEMATECH, Toshiba, Applied Materials, Tokyo Electron, ASML, Novellus Systems, Vistec Lithography and Atotech. For more information, visit

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