Park Systems Announces the Grand Opening of the Park NanoScience Center at SUNY Polytechnic Institute
ALBANY, N.Y., November 01, 2017 - Park Systems, world leader in Atomic Force Microscopes (AFM) ,announces the opening of the Park NanoScience Center at the State University of New York Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Poly), one of the world’s most advanced high-tech education, research and development sites. The new Park Nanoscience Center will be located in the NanoFab East Building of SUNY Poly’s Albany campus and will be designed to become a hub for globally advanced metrology AFM research activities.It will also be equipped with the latest Park AFM systems, including Park NX20, Park SICM, and Park NX-Hivac. Park Systems, a global AFM manufacturer, has Nanoscience Centers in key cities worldwide, including Santa Clara, California; Tokyo, Japan; Singapore; Heidelberg, Germany;and Suwon and Seoul, South Korea.
The Grand Opening of the Park NanoScience Center at SUNY Polytechnic Institute will be held Nov. 10, 2017, at 2p.m. and will include a ribbon cutting ceremony, followed by a featured talk from Park Systems’ founder, Dr. Sang-il Park and other notable scientists. A tour of the center’s brand-new office and laboratory space will also be provided.
“Increasingly, AFM is being selected for nanotechnology research over other metrology techniques due to its non-destructive measurement and sub-nanometer accuracy,” states Dr. Sang-il Park, Park Systems Chairman and CEO. “The new Park Nanoscience Center at SUNY Polytechnic Institute provides researchers with greater access to Park Systems’ cutting-edge AFM nanoscopic tools, featuring reliable and repeatable high-resolution imaging of nanoscale cell structures in any environment without damage to the sample.”
“SUNY Poly is thrilled that a worldwide leader in Atomic Force Microscopy is selecting the campus for its newest location, and we warmly welcome Park Systems as we look forward to working closely to advance research capabilities in this important area,” said SUNY Poly Interim President Dr. Bahgat Sammakia. “We look forward to exploring all educational, research, and development opportunities that may be available at the new Park NanoScience Center.”
Park Systems’ advanced AFM platform includes SmartScan, an innovative and pioneering AFM intelligence that produces high-quality imaging with a single click. SmartScan’s unique design opens up the power of AFM to everyone and drastically boosts the productivity of all users. “With Park AFM, throughput is significantly improved and time-to-solution and data reliability are exceptional compared to other metrology solutions,” adds Dr. Park.
The Park Nanoscience Center is a new branch of Park Systems America and will showcase advanced atomic force microscopy systems, demonstrate a wide variety of cutting-edge applications—ranging from materials, both chemical and biological, to semiconductor and devices—and provide hands on experience, training and service, year-round.
The Park Nanoscience Center at SUNY Poly will be a unique source for researchers who are looking for the most advanced developments in scanning probe microscopy for materials research, analytical chemistry, life science research, and semiconductor metrology.
“As SUNY Polytechnic Institute provides cutting-edge educational and research and development opportunities, it is exciting that Park Systems will establish operations at our Albany campus,” said SUNY Poly Interim Dean of the College of Nanoscale Sciences; Empire Innovation Professor of Nanoscale Science; and Executive Director, Center for Nanoscale Metrology Dr. Alain Diebold. “Our scientists and engineers look forward to working closely with Park Systems to enhance next-generation technologies that will lead to improved metrology capabilities for researchers and members of industry around the world.”
SUNY Poly’s Albany NanoTech Complex is home to the College of Nanoscale Sciences and the College of Nanoscale Engineering and Technology Innovation and is a fully-integrated research, development, prototyping, and educational facility that provides strategic support through outreach, technology acceleration, business incubation, pilot prototyping, and test-based integration support for onsite corporate partners, including IBM, GlobalFoundries, Samsung, TSMC, Applied Materials, Tokyo Electron, ASML, and Lam Research, as well as other next- generation nanotechnology-based research activities.
About Park Systems
Park Systems is a world-leading manufacturer of atomic force microscopy (AFM) systems with a complete range of products for researchers and industry engineers in chemistry, materials, physics, life sciences, and semiconductor and data storage industries. Park’s products are used by over one thousand institutions and corporations worldwide. Park’s AFM provides the highest data accuracy at nanoscale resolution, superior productivity, and the lowest operating cost thanks to its unique technology and innovative engineering. Park Systems, Inc. is headquartered in Santa Clara, California, with its global manufacturing, and R&D headquarters in Korea. Park’s products are sold and supported worldwide with regional headquarters in the US, Korea, Japan, and Singapore, and distribution partners throughout Europe, Asia, and America. Please visit http://www.parkafm.com or call 408-986-1110 for more information.
About SUNY Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Poly)
SUNY Poly is New York’s globally recognized, high-tech educational ecosystem. SUNY Poly offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in the emerging disciplines of nanoscience and nanoengineering, as well as cutting-edge nanobioscience and nanoeconomics programs at its Albany campus, and undergraduate and graduate degrees in technology, including engineering, cybersecurity, computer science, and the engineering technologies; professional studies, including business, communication, and nursing; and arts and sciences, including natural sciences, mathematics, humanities, and social sciences at its Utica/Rome campus; thriving athletic, recreational, and cultural programs, events, and activities complement the campus experience. As the world’s most advanced, university-driven research enterprise, SUNY Poly boasts billions of dollars in high-tech investments and hundreds of corporate partners since its inception. For information visit http://www.sunypoly.edu.