Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors

Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button

Home > Press > Congressman McNulty Secures Funding for Innovative Nanoscale Research Effort at UAlbany NanoCollege in Support of Watervliet Arsenal

Abstract:
U.S. House of Representatives approves $2M for nanotechnology R&D program designed to accelerate the transformation of U.S. Army into a lighter, more agile force.

Congressman McNulty Secures Funding for Innovative Nanoscale Research Effort at UAlbany NanoCollege in Support of Watervliet Arsenal

Albany, NY | Posted on August 6th, 2007

The College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering ("CNSE") of the University at Albany and the Arsenal Business and Technology Partnership ("ABTP") announced today that Congressman Michael R. McNulty has secured $2 million in funding in the U.S. House of Representatives to create a new nanotechnology-driven research and commercialization program designed to play a critical role in the U.S. Army's transformation into a 21st-century fighting force.

The NanoSensor StageGate Accelerator ("NSSA") will combine the technological, intellectual and infrastructural assets of CNSE, ABTP and the U.S. Army's Benet Laboratories with leading defense, aerospace and nanoelectronics companies across New York State to accelerate research, development and deployment of innovative nanoscale-enabled products that support the Army's transition to a lighter, more agile and more effective force, as well as applications in the aerospace, energy and transportation sectors.

Dr. Alain E. Kaloyeros, Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of CNSE, said, "We are grateful to and applaud the vision and leadership of Congressman McNulty, as documented most recently by his steadfast drive to secure this critical research funding. The funding will enable innovative nanotechnology developments that will assist in the U.S. Army's ongoing transition into a high-performance 21st century agile force, while providing exciting commercialization opportunities in the aerospace, energy and transportation sectors. The NanoSensor StageGate Accelerator will thus integrate the unmatched technological resources of the UAlbany NanoCollege and Arsenal Business and Technology Partnership with a growing network of leading nanoelectronics companies statewide, further stamping the Capital Region as a world-class location for nanotechnology corporations, and leading to the creation and retention of high-tech, high-paying jobs."

Tony Gaetano, President of the Arsenal Business and Technology Partnership, said, "Congressman McNulty keeps pushing the envelope to bring nanotechnology businesses to the Arsenal and the Capital Region. This funding will allow us to harness the unparalleled technology assets of the UAlbany NanoCollege and the Partnership to develop and deploy new technologies that will play a vital role in national security and defense. This can become the single biggest source of new jobs and businesses for our site."

The $2M will support the demonstration and deployment of nanomaterial and nanosystem innovations at the UAlbany NanoCollege, leading to scale-up production and commercialization at the Arsenal Business and Technology Campus. As such, NSSA will fuel development of a host of next-generation military products, including field-deployable, multi-functioning nanosensors and actuators, integrated system-on-a-chip ("SOC") and system-in-a-package ("SIP") technologies, and protective coatings and materials for the safety and security of military personnel and equipment.

The NSSA will leverage existing corporate partnerships at CNSE's Albany NanoTech complex and ABTP's Watervliet Arsenal Business and Technology Park - creating new opportunities for leading device manufacturers and equipment and material suppliers across the state - while at the same time supporting the attraction of additional nanotechnology jobs, companies and investment to New York.

NSSA will also establish unifying technology roadmaps, outreach strategies and commercialization pathways for industry partners that target commercial opportunities in harsh environment applications for the military, aerospace, energy and transportation sectors.

####

About CNSE
The UAlbany CNSE is the first college in the world dedicated to research, development, education, and deployment in the emerging disciplines of nanoscience, nanoengineering, nanobioscience, and nanoeconomics. In May 2007, it was ranked as the world‚s number one college for nanotechnology and microtechnology in the Annual College Ranking by Small Times magazine. CNSE‚s Albany NanoTech complex is the most advanced research facility of its kind at any university in the world: a $4.2 billion, 450,000-square-foot complex that attracts corporate partners from around the world and offers students a one-of-a-kind academic experience. The UAlbany NanoCollege houses the only fully-integrated, 300mm wafer, computer chip pilot prototyping and demonstration line within 65,000 square feet of Class 1 capable cleanrooms. Over 1,600 scientists, researchers, engineers, students, and faculty work on site at CNSE's Albany NanoTech complex, including IBM, AMD, SONY, Toshiba, Qimonda, Honeywell, ASML, Applied Materials, Tokyo Electron, and Freescale. An expansion currently underway will increase the size of CNSE‚s Albany NanoTech complex to over 750,000 square feet, including over 80,000 square feet of Class 1 cleanroom space, to house over 2,000 scientists, researchers, engineers, students, and faculty by the end of 2008. For more information, visit http://www.cnse.albany.edu .

About ABTP

The Arsenal Business and Technology Partnership is transforming the Watervliet Arsenal site into a center for technological and business excellence. Recently designated as a key production facility for our nation‚s defense and selected by DOD as only one of three technology development and manufacturing sites in the nation, the partnership between the ABTP and CNSE has proven to be effective in transitioning the Watervliet Arsenal into a highly competitive technology asset. ABTP has more than 200,000 square feet of light and heavy manufacturing, laboratory and office space available. More than 100,000 square feet is leased to tenants in the coatings, advanced materials, biotechnology and engineering design businesses. The site is also home to Benét Laboratories‚ design, research, and development center which have been working with CNSE on successful joint programs for the U.S Army under the Defense University Research Instrumentation Program.

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
Mia Ertas
CNSE Communications & Marketing Associate
518-598-9297

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

Jobs

Forge Nano 2017: 1st Quarter Media Update April 20th, 2017

Participate in the development of Malaysia’s National Graphene Action Plan 2020 October 10th, 2016

Leading Advanced Materials Manufacturer Pixelligent Closes $10.4 Million in Funding: Capital Will Boost Capacity for North American Manufacturing, Drive Asian Expansion, and Continue Innovation in Solid State Lighting and OLED Display Applications August 16th, 2016

SUNY Poly Welcomes DPS as the Global Engineering Firm Opens Its U.S. Advanced Technology Group Headquarters at Cutting-Edge ZEN Building November 20th, 2015

Govt.-Legislation/Regulation/Funding/Policy

Imaging individual flexible DNA 'building blocks' in 3-D: Berkeley Lab researchers generate first images of 129 DNA structures February 22nd, 2018

'Memtransistor' brings world closer to brain-like computing: Combined memristor and transistor can process information and store memory with one device February 22nd, 2018

Arrowhead Receives Regulatory Clearance to Begin Phase 1 Study of ARO-AAT for Treatment of Alpha-1 Liver Disease February 22nd, 2018

Computers aid discovery of new, inexpensive material to make LEDs with high color quality February 20th, 2018

Sensors

Graphene on toast, anyone? Rice University scientists create patterned graphene onto food, paper, cloth, cardboard February 13th, 2018

Leti Chief Scientist Barbara De Salvo Will Help Kick Off ISSCC 2018 with Opening-Day Keynote: In Addition, Leti Scientists Will Present and Demo New Technology for Piezoelectric Energy Harvesting February 8th, 2018

Engineers develop flexible, water-repellent graphene circuits for washable electronics January 24th, 2018

Leti to Demo New Curving Technology at Photonics West that Improves Performance of Optical Components January 18th, 2018

Announcements

Basque researchers turn light upside down February 23rd, 2018

Stiffness matters February 23rd, 2018

Histology in 3-D: New staining method enables Nano-CT imaging of tissue samples February 22nd, 2018

Developing reliable quantum computers February 22nd, 2018

Military

Graphene on toast, anyone? Rice University scientists create patterned graphene onto food, paper, cloth, cardboard February 13th, 2018

Silk fibers could be high-tech ‘natural metamaterials’ January 31st, 2018

Researchers use sound waves to advance optical communication January 22nd, 2018

New Method Uses DNA, Nanoparticles and Top-Down Lithography to Make Optically Active Structures: Technique could lead to new classes of materials that can bend light, such as for those used in cloaking devices January 18th, 2018

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



  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More











ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project