Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors





Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button


android tablet pc

Home > Press > Noted GE scientist and researcher joins UAlbany NanoCollege

Abstract:
The College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering ("CNSE") of the University at Albany today announced the addition of a new faculty member who gained global recognition for his breakthrough in the area of carbon nanotube diodes while working as a senior scientist and project leader at GE Global Research.

Noted GE scientist and researcher joins UAlbany NanoCollege

Albany, NY | Posted on February 11th, 2007

Dr. Ji Ung Lee will serve as associate professor of nanoengineering at CNSE, ranked by Small Times magazine in May 2006 as the nation's number one college for nanotechnology and microtechnology.

In August 2005, a GE Global Research team led by Dr. Lee received worldwide recognition by reporting the development of an ideal carbon nanotube diode that operates at the "theoretical limit" - the best possible level of performance. Diodes are fundamental nanoelectronics' devices that form the basis of many of the building blocks of electronic devices, such as transistors, computer chips, sensors and light-emitting diodes.

The discovery was prominently featured in national and international media outlets such as CNN and MSNBC, as well as prestigious science magazines such as Small Times, Popular Mechanics, Physics Today and Nature News, among others, and led to Dr. Lee's selection as recipient of a NASA Tech Briefs Nano 50 Award in 2005. The previous year, he received the Hull Award, the highest individual honor given to the most outstanding young scientist at GE Global Research, as well as GE's Publication of the Year Award.

Provost Susan Herbst, Officer in Charge of the University at Albany, said, "I am pleased that Professor Lee has chosen to join the world-class faculty at the University at Albany's College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering. His decision is yet another demonstration of the scholarly excellence and intellectual abilities of our CNSE faculty. His presence will provide our students with a unique opportunity to explore and learn with a nationally regarded scientist, while at the same time reinforcing both CNSE and the State University of New York as national leaders in game-changing technological research and discovery."

Dr. Alain E. Kaloyeros, Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of CNSE, said, "I am delighted to welcome Dr. Lee as the newest member of the world-class faculty at CNSE. His wealth of knowledge and demonstrated excellence in research at the nanoscale level make him an outstanding addition to the UAlbany NanoCollege, both as an educator who will help prepare our students for next-generation careers in the emerging field of nanotechnology, and as a scientist and researcher who will assist in advancing the innovative scientific discovery that is critical to the college and our growing number of global corporate partners."

Dr. Lee said, "I am pleased to have the opportunity to join the faculty at the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering, which is recognized as the world's premier academic institution for nanotechnology. I look forward to working with the students, who will play an integral role in enabling new and cutting-edge technologies, through CNSE's novel programs in education and workforce training and development, as well as the chance to enhance the college's research efforts in the most exciting scientific field of the 21st century."

Dr. Lee received his Ph.D., master's and bachelor's degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Wisconsin. Prior to joining GE Global Research in 1999, he worked in research and development positions with Micron Display in Boise, ID and at Argonne National Laboratory in Argonne, IL. He holds 16 U.S. patents and is the author or co-author of 18 publications.

####

About UAlbany CNSE
The College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering of the University at Albany-State University of New York is the first college in the world dedicated to the research, development and deployment of innovative nanoscience, nanoengineering, nanobioscience and nanoeconomics concepts, and in May 2006, it was ranked by Small Times magazine as the nation's number one college for nanotechnology and microtechnology. CNSE's Albany NanoTech complex is the most advanced research facility of its kind at any university in the world: a $3 billion, 450,000-square-foot complex that attracts corporate partners from around the world and offers students a one-of-a-kind academic experience, and it is growing. The UAlbany Nanocollege is also home to the New York State Center of Excellence in Nanoelectronics. The CNSE complex, financed through more than $500 million in governmental support and over $2.5 billion in corporate investments, houses the only pilot prototyping facilities in the academic world for the two standard sizes in computer chip design, the 200-millimeter (or 8-inch) wafer, and the 300-millimeter (or 12-inch) wafer. CNSE has more than 250 U.S. and worldwide partners, including some of the world's largest semiconductor and semiconductor-related tool manufacturing companies.

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
Steve Janack, Director of Communications
518-956-7322

Copyright © UAlbany CNSE

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

Academic/Education

First Canada Excellence Research Chair gets $10 million from the federal government for oilsands research at the University of Calgary: Federal government announces prestigious research chair to study improving oil production efficiency October 19th, 2014

Raytheon, UMass Lowell open on-campus research institute: Industry leaderís researchers to collaborate with faculty, students to move key technologies forward through first-of-its-kind partnership October 11th, 2014

SUNY Colleges of Nanoscale Science and Engineering and National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Announce Expanded Partnership October 2nd, 2014

Yale University and Leica Microsystems Partner to Establish Microscopy Center of Excellence: Yale Welcomes Scientists to Participate in Core Facility Opening and Super- Resolution Workshops October 20 Through 31, 2014 September 30th, 2014

Nanotubes/Buckyballs

Materials for the next generation of electronics and photovoltaics: MacArthur Fellow develops new uses for carbon nanotubes October 21st, 2014

Special UO microscope captures defects in nanotubes: University of Oregon chemists provide a detailed view of traps that disrupt energy flow, possibly pointing toward improved charge-carrying devices October 21st, 2014

Imaging electric charge propagating along microbial nanowires October 20th, 2014

Beyond LEDs: Brighter, new energy-saving flat panel lights based on carbon nanotubes - Planar light source using a phosphor screen with highly crystalline single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) as field emitters demonstrates its potential for energy-efficient lighting device October 14th, 2014

Announcements

Special UO microscope captures defects in nanotubes: University of Oregon chemists provide a detailed view of traps that disrupt energy flow, possibly pointing toward improved charge-carrying devices October 21st, 2014

Super stable garnet ceramics may be ideal for high-energy lithium batteries October 21st, 2014

Could I squeeze by you? Ames Laboratory scientists model molecular movement within narrow channels of mesoporous nanoparticles October 21st, 2014

Detecting Cancer Earlier is Goal of Rutgers-Developed Medical Imaging Technology: Rare earth nanocrystals and infrared light can reveal small cancerous tumors and cardiovascular lesions October 21st, 2014

Appointments/Promotions/New hires/Resignations/Deaths

First Canada Excellence Research Chair gets $10 million from the federal government for oilsands research at the University of Calgary: Federal government announces prestigious research chair to study improving oil production efficiency October 19th, 2014

VDMA photonics steering committee with new members stronger than ever October 14th, 2014

Agar Scientific appoints Paul Balaş as new Technical Sales Manager October 3rd, 2014

PEN Inc. Chairman Scott Rickert Announces Company Vision, Product Priorities and Management Team: Webcast Highlights the Launch of PEN October 3rd, 2014

Human Interest/Art

Japanese gold leaf artists worked on a nano-scale: Study demonstrates X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy is a non-destructive way to date artwork July 3rd, 2014

Harry Potter-style invisibility cloaks: A real possibility next Christmas? Forget socks and shaving foam, the big kids of tomorrow want an invisible cloak for Christmas December 19th, 2013

Chicago Awareness Organization First Not-for-Profit to Sponsor Dog Training to Detect Ovarian Cancer Odorants December 12th, 2013

ZEISS Microscopes used to create images for Art Exhibit at Midway Airport: Art of Science: Images from the Institute for Genomic Biology October 25th, 2013

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE





  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More














ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project







© Copyright 1999-2014 7th Wave, Inc. All Rights Reserved PRIVACY POLICY :: CONTACT US :: STATS :: SITE MAP :: ADVERTISE