On December 13, 2022, the SUNY Board of Trustees voted to formally begin the process of transferring the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) to the University at Albany. Read official updates on the status of the transition.
SUNY Poly’s Albany NanoTech Complex
The Albany NanoTech Complex provides a unique setting for students and businesses looking to grow in the heart of New York State’s multi-billion dollar high-tech corridor. Home to the College of Nanoscale Science Engineering, here you will find a fully-integrated research, development, prototyping, and educational facility offering relevant, world-class undergraduate and graduate studies, engaging community outreach activities and events, as well as technology acceleration, business incubation, pilot prototyping, and test-based integration support for onsite corporate partners, from IBM, Samsung, and GlobalFoundries to Applied Materials, Tokyo Electron, ASML, and Lam Research.
An Ecosystem for Innovation
SUNY Poly’s multifaceted approach to providing students with an innovation-based education as well as an unparalleled ecosystem for advanced business development and the creation of high-tech jobs contributes to the growing number of exciting 21st century opportunities in New York State. Learn more about SUNY Poly’s game-changing Albany site below.
Home to SUNY Poly’s College of Nanoscale Science + Engineering
The College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering -- a premiere institution with world-class resources, providing education, training, technology innovation and research experience in nanoengineering and nanoscience. From cutting-edge cancer or metrology research, to areas including neuroscience, lithography, biomedical engineering, nanoelectronics, electrophysiology, materials science and systems, and thin film fabrication science, SUNY Poly is your platform for transforming the world.
The Zero Energy Nanotechnology (ZEN) Building
ZEN serves as a massive living laboratory for clean and renewable energy technologies, offering opportunities to discover how clean energy synergies can complement building design, or how intelligent energy systems can make a building consume net zero energy, for example. Here, state-of-the-art clean energy prototype technologies are developed and deployed. At SUNY Poly, this is the science of ZEN.
This 500,000-square-foot facility boasts 50,000 square feet of 300mm wafer cleanrooms. Also, the most powerful computer chip in the world (7nm wide) was produced here by IBM in partnership with SUNY Poly.
The Tools You Need--at Your Fingertips
Faculty and students have access to leading-edge tools in metrology, lithography, including EUV lithography, and front-end-of-line and back-end-of-line processing. A Leica SP5 confocal laser scanning microscope (CLSM) integrated with Veeco Bioscope Catalyst atomic force microscope (AFM). A Zeiss Observer Colibri fluorescent microscope with N2 cooled CCD camera (60x, 100x objectives). A Tecan Infinite M200 microplate fluorimeter reader with UV/VIS spectrophotometer. A humidity controlled Nano eNabler (NeN) QPL instrument (Bioforce Nanosciences) for cell and molecular printing. An Amnis flow cytometer. These are the tools for impactful research, and with numerous new initiatives--and even high-tech degrees--in the planning stage, the future is just getting started.
NanoFab North and NanoFab Central--two state-of-the-art buildings enabling future computer chip development inside 50,000 square feet of cleanroom space with Class 1 capable 300mm wafer production. Here, you will also find the world’s first extreme ultraviolet (“EUV”) Alpha Demo Tool, developed by ASML.
SUNY Poly’s State-of-the-Art Laboratories
Inside NanoFab East nine bio-laboratories (~ 9,000 sq. ft.) are equipped for improving the world. Chemistry. Tissue culture. Cell biology. Molecular biology. Biochemistry. Microbiology. Toxicology. Stem cell technology. Cell-device integration. Here, there is an “open format laboratory style” to promote interactions between PIs and postdoctoral, graduate and undergraduate students with shared expertise and equipment. Because access to unparalleled resources is in SUNY Poly’s DNA.
A Vibrant Student Life
Exciting studies that prepare students for uncharted territory. Professors that challenge and inspire. And there’s also plenty beyond the classrooms and labs. Student Associations with impact. Clubs and activities for every interest. A massive, dedicated student lounge to connect with friends. Presentations from world-renowned researchers. And student clubs for enthusiasts of everything from the outdoors to drones. A fulfilling educational experience, ready for you to make it even better.
Dedicated Faculty and Staff
Leaders. Pioneers. Game-changers. SUNY Poly’s faculty based at its Albany campus has a synergistic blend of industrial experience and academic credentials, with an emphasis on research with real-world applications. The complex is staffed by a diverse group of scientists, engineers, and technicians, as well as other support staff, with a wide range of expertise, underpinning SUNY Poly’s pivotal role in New York’s innovation-based educational, business, and outreach opportunities.
Enhancing the SUNY Poly Experience
Inside NanoFab South, beyond another 32,000 square feet of cleanroom space offering advanced computer chip research and development opportunities, the facility also includes classrooms, offices for the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering, and an approximately 20,000 square foot student center with lounge areas, meeting rooms, and dozens of workstations to enhance the SUNY Poly student experience.
World-Class Metrology Resources
Inside NanoFab 200 (also known as CESTM), this 70,000 square foot, $16.5 million facility includes 4,000 square feet of cleanroom space, plus SUNY Poly metrology labs and office space for programs such as the State University of New York’s Atmospheric Sciences Research Center. This is where metrology-focused students gain access to the powerful tools that they would have had to wait to use at most other institutions.