Professor Nathan Cady – Principal Investigator
Prof. Cady obtained his Ph.D. in Microbiology from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. He is currently an Empire Innovation Professor at the College of Nanoscale Science (SUNY Poly). Prof. Cady has active research interests in the development of novel biosensor technologies, nano-bio interfaces, and biology-inspired nanoelectronics. Prof. Cady is also the Executive Director of the SUNY Applied Materials Research Institute (SAMRI - https://www.suny.edu/samri/). SAMRI is a strategic alliance between the State University of New York (SUNY) and Applied Materials, Inc. that will serve as the nucleus of research and development activities on advanced materials, devices, manufacturing, and emerging areas of science and technology.
Minhaz Abedin graduated from Chittagong University of Engineering and Technology, Bangladesh, with a B.S in Electrical and Electronics Engineering. His undergraduate research focused on designing and characterizing CMOS Image Sensors. His research interest is in both nanoscale switching devices and sensors. Currently he is pursuing his master’s degree and his research includes integration of microfluidics and silicon photonic sensors for Lab On a Chip. Apart from research, he enjoys volunteering to outreach and humanitarian activities.
Jubin Hazra graduated from University of Southern California, Los Angeles with a Master’s degree and Engineer’s degree in Electrical Engineering in 2014 and 2016 respectively where his research was mostly based on design, fabrication and characterization of III-V compound semiconductor electronic and optoelectronic devices on Si substrates. He also has one year working experience in ASML US Inc in AZ, US as a senior optics engineer prior to joining SUNY Poly as a full time PhD student in Jan 2018. He joined Cady lab in Aug 2018 and currently his research is focused on hardware implementation of neuromorphic chips using memristor-CMOS hybrid technology and improving the ferroelectric performance in HZO films.
Tristen graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in 2017 with a B.S in Physics and a certificate in Elements of Computing. His current research involves the development of a microfluidic intravital window for the study of cancer metastasis in vivo as part of a collaboration with the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and Mount Sinai Health System.
Maximilian Liehr graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 2014 with a BS and MEng in Electrical Engineering. His current research focuses on electrical and material testing for ReRAM devices with CMOS technologies as well as implementation of characterization programs.
Armond graduated in 2014 from SUNY Oneonta with a bachelors in Mathematics and Chemistry. His current research project is helping to develop a platform to detect antibodies to Lyme Disease and other tick-borne pathogens. Additionally, since the emergence of the Cov-19 pandemic, the platform was modified for detection of antibodies to SARS-CoV2.
Sarah graduated in 2017 from International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) with a B.E. in Electronics -Communications (Honours). During her degree, she had an internship with Intel Programmable Solutions Group in 2016. Her current research focuses on implementation of flow-based computing algorithms on ReRAM arrays for possible in-memory computations, in collaboration with the University of Texas at San Antonio. She is also involved in the electrical characterization of ReRAM devices.
Senior Scientists / Post Docs
Nima graduated from University of Waterloo with a Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering in 2014 and has since taken various academic and industry roles including design engineer for various projects in power generation and mining industry and was a joint postdoctoral fellow at Ryerson University and PBE Canada where he led the research on developing an underground real time target tracking framework. His research interests include computer vision, data analytics and machine learning, digital and analog hardware design, and biomedical applications of signal processing.
Dr. Natalya Tokranova received M.S. degree from Leningrad Electrical Engineering Institute specializing in optoelectronic devices in 1987 and her Ph. D. degree in Physics in 1996 from A. F. Ioffe Physical-Technical Institute. She worked from 1987 to 2000 in the A. F. Ioffe Physical-Technical Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences, St.-Petersburg, Russia. From 2000 she has been working in the Colleges of Nanoscale Science and Engineering, SUNY Polytechnic Institute. Dr. Tokranova has more than twenty-five years of experience in the semiconductor fabrication technology. Her expertise covers design, fabrication and characterization of silicon semiconductor and MEMS devices and various types of sensors.
Undergraduate Students (current)
Former Graduate Students (graduated)
Eunice Chou – PhD, 2019
Wilkie Olin-Ammentorp – PhD, 2019
Joshua Holt – PhD, 2018
Logan Butt – PhD, 2018
Stephanie Curley – PhD, 2018
Karsten Beckmann – PhD, 2017
Zahiruddin Alamgir – PhD, 2017
Vishal Desai – PhD, 2017
Stephen Kasper – PhD, 2017
William “Rick” Hynes – PhD, 2016
Aleksandra Gunko – MS, 2014
Mary Graham – PhD, 2014
Jihan Capulong – PhD, 2014
Benjamin Briggs – PhD, 2014
Zach Rice – PhD, 2013
Aaron Mosier – PhD, 2013
Nicholas Fahrenkopf – PhD, 2013
Nathan McDonald – MS, 2012
Jason Behnke – MS, 2011
Ted van Hoof – MS, 2010
Blaze Messer – MS, 2010
Former Post Doctoral Associates
Aaron Mosier, PhD
Seann Bishop, PhD
Robert Balsano, PhD
Harika Manem, PhD
Karsten Beckmann, PhD
Former Undergraduate Students
University at Albany / SUNY Polytechnic Institute Students
William (Rick) Hynes
Aleksandr Fillipov Zachary Schaffer
Non – SUNY Polytechnic Institute Students
Kai Dallas (Cornell University)
Natalie McClain (Cornell University)
Katherine Lee (Binghamton University)
Sree Addepalli (University of Michigan)
Amanda Stewart (Stony Brook University)
Jennifer Baxter (Hamilton College)
Rhoda Asimeng (Siena College)
Chantel Grubbs (Florida A&M)
Sean McGinn (Binghamton University)
Eileen Jin (Dartmouth College)
Jared Mondschein (Union College)
Oludayisi Otulaja (Stony Brook University)
Gavin Clark-Gartner (Cornell University)
Julian Duff (Stony Brook University)
Olivia Ahner (Northeastern University)
Tyler Jetjomlong (UAlbany)
Luke Beardslee (Albany Medical College)
John Ling (Indiana Univ. Medical College)