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Professor Michael Carpenter HeadshotDr. Michael A. Carpenter
Associate Professor
Interim Dean, College of Engineering
SUNY Polytechnic Institute

Michael A. Carpenter received his B.S. in chemistry from the State University of New York College at Geneseo in 1991, and a Ph.D. in physical chemistry from the University of Rochester, NY in 1996. He was a postdoctoral associate at Cornell University from 1996 to 1998, and was a postdoctoral associate at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory from 1998 to 2000. In 2000, he became a staff scientist at Albany Nanotech. In 2002 he was appointed as an assistant professor and in 2009 was promoted with tenure to associate professor in the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering at the University at Albany-SUNY. He is currently the Interim Dean of the College of Engineering and is an associate professor in the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering at SUNY Polytechnic Institute. Carpenter has edited a book entitled “Metal Oxide Nanomaterials for Chemical Sensors, has published two book chapters, 59 journal publications, his work has over 1100 citations, and he has given 79 presentations. Carpenter has led the development of plasmonics for use as harsh environment chemical sensors and recently developed thermal energy harvesting methods, which enables an integrated platform for plasmonics based detection of emission gases at temperatures exceeding 500°C to be realized. Five patents have been filed with two being granted and several more are under development for work in his laboratory.

Carpenter Curriculum Vitae (pdf)

Dr. Zhouying ZhaoDr. Zhouying Zhao
Research Associate
Received a M.S. degree in Semiconductor Physics & Devices from Nanjing University in 1989 while studying the optical, optoelectronic and interfacial properties of hydrogenated amorphous silicon/silicon nitride multilayers for novel solar cell and optoelectronic applications. In July of 1989 she became a materials scientist at Nanjing Solid State Devices Institute in the Division of Semiconductor Materials Research & Development, focusing on research of a variety of II-VI and III-V semiconductor epitaxial heterojunction materials for the development of advanced microwave, microelectronic and optoelectronic devices & systems (1989-1997). She received a Ph.D. in Materials Science & Engineering from the Stevens Institute of Technology in 2001 while studying the reactive sputtering of highly insulating dielectrics thin films, high frequency plasma dynamics, and Langmuir probes. Dr. Zhao was a postdoctoral associate with Professor Michael Carpenter (2002-2005) at the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering working on nanocrystal based sensing materials development and applications for chemical gas sensors and was recently appointed to Research Associate in 2005.

Ph.D. Students

Nicholas Karker, Vitor Vulcano Rossi, Laila Banu, Nora Houlihan

Undergraduate Students

David Leff

Carpenter Group Alumni

Gnanaprakash, Dharmalingam, PhD 2016, Currently an Assistant Professor at PSG Institute of Advanced Studies, India
Nicholas Joy, PhD 2013, Currently at TEL
Jacqueline Elwood, BS 2016, Currently a graduate student at UC Berkeley
Jerry Shih, BS 2016, Currently a graduate student at UC Berkeley
Phillip Rogers Ph.D., 2009, Currently at Cortana Corporation, NRC Postdoctoral Fellow, NIST, Maryland – Worked with Steven Semancik
Russell King, High School Intern, 2007-2010, Schuylerville HS
Hasti Amiri M.S. Nanosciences, 2009, Currently a Ph.D. student in Chemistry at Columbia University
Mayrita Arrandale M.S. Nanoengineering, 2008, Atotech
Esteban Morales, Universidad de Las Américas Puebla, México
Luis Talamantes,Visiting Ph.D. student, CIMAV, MX
George Sirinakis Ph.D. Nanosciences and Nanoengineering, 2007, Currently a postdoctoral associate at Yale University
Oxana Vassiltsova, Postdoctoral Associate, 2004-2007
Rezina Siddique M.S. in NanoEngineering, 2006, Currently a Ph.D. student in Biomedical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University
Ian Manning 2005-2006 Intern, BS in Physics at the University at Albany, 2006, Currently a Ph.D. Student in Physics at Pennsylvania State University
Ian Schaefer, 2005-2006 Intern, BS in Chemistry, Union College, 2006, Currently a Research Associate at U.S. Genomics
Young Yoon 2006 Summer Intern, Boston College, Chemistry
Matt Fowler Research Support Specialist – Spring 2006, Northeastern University, Computer Science
Jeremy Goren 2005 Summer Intern, Columbia University, Applied Physics
Mark Schwab 2005 Summer Intern, Yale University, Chemical Engineering
Professor Michael Hagerman Sabbatical 2004, Union College, Department of Chemistry
Damira Pon Fall 2004 Intern, University at Albany, Information Sciences
Kenneth Rudinger Summer 2004 Intern, University of Chicago, Physics
Eric Tucker Summer 2004 Intern, Elmira College, Chemistry
Manuel Fletterman Spring 2004 Intern, Fontys Hogeschool, Netherlands
Joris Maas Fall 2003 Intern, Fontys Hogeschool, Netherlands
Rachael Miller Summer 2003 Intern, Albany High School
Max Xia Summer 2003 Intern, Niskayuna High School
Ashley Chapple Summer 2003 Intern, Albany High School
Bram Margry Fall 2001 Intern, Fontys Hogeschool, Netherlands
Jurjen Dijk Fall 2001 Intern, Fontys Hogeschool, Netherlands
Alok Tayi Summer 2001, 2002 Intern, Currently a Postdoctoral Associate, George Whitesides Group, Harvard University Ph.D. Northwestern University, B.S. Materials Science, Cornell University


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