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UAlbany NanoTech College Ranked Among Top Universities for Nano and Microtechnology by Small Times Magazine


Albany, NY- The College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) at the University at Albany - SUNY, the first college in the world devoted exclusively to the study of nanoscale scientific concepts, was ranked among the top universities in the nation for nanotechnology in a recent ranking compiled by Small Times Magazine.  Small Times is the leading trade publication covering nanotechnology, microtechnology and MEMS/NEMS research.

"With nanotechnology driving every aspect of our society with exciting new innovations, we are very proud that Small Times has recognized the UAlbany College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering - after just one year in existence - as one of the leaders in this field alongside institutions like MIT and Stanford," said Alain E. Kaloyeros, Ph.D., Vice President and Chief Administrative officer of the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering.  "Over the course of the next several years, the UAlbany NanoTech College will continue to expand and innovate in order to achieve our goal of being the world's top institution for nanoscale science education and research."

The Small Times ranking is the first to examine and rank nanotechnology research and educational initiatives.  The magazine sent detailed surveys over 100 universities throughout the United States to compile comparative data for the rankings, which were subdivided into categories, including peer rankings, research, education, facilities and industry outreach.  Each category was then further subdivided into nano and microtechnology areas. 

CNSE topped the ranking for nanotechnology facilities, leading a top five that also included Rice University, North Carolina State University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).   In microtechnology facilities, CNSE was ranked second to MIT in a top five that also included the University of Michigan, the University of Texas at Austin and Carnegie Mellon University. 

In the category of industrial outreach, which gauged the strength of the institution's industry-academic partnerships, CNSE ranked first in both the micro and nanotechnology areas.  Other universities included in the top five of both areas were Iowa State University, Lehigh University, University of Texas at Austin, MIT, the University of Minnesota, the University of Michigan and Carnegie Mellon University. 

About CNSE

The College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering at the University at Albany - SUNY is the first college in the world devoted exclusively to the development and deployment of innovative nanoscience concepts.  Located within the Albany NanoTech complex, a $1 billion center for public/private nanotechnology research and development, CNSE's facilities are unparalleled in the academic word.  With over 100 industrial partners on site, including IBM, Infineon, AMD, GE and Tokyo Electron, students and faculty work alongside scientists from industry on fundamental cutting-edge research underlying the real-world problems that most concern industry.  For more information, visit our website at http://cnse.albany.edu.

The University at Albany's broad mission of excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, research and public service engages 17,000 diverse students in nine degree-granting schools and colleges. For more information about this internationally ranked institution, visit www.albany.edu. For UAlbany's extensive roster of faculty experts, visit www.albany.edu/news/experts.htm .


 

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