The College of Nanoscale
Science and Engineering ("CNSE") of the University at Albany announced
today that it will host three prestigious global nanotechnology conferences
this year that will bring hundreds of leading faculty, scientists and researchers
from around the world to CNSE's Albany NanoTech Complex.
The 2009 International Conference on Frontiers of Characterization and Metrology
for Nanoelectronics, to be held May 11 through 15, is regarded as the world's
premier forum on metrology and characterization. Presented by the National Institute
of Standards and Technology ("NIST"), the conference focuses on frontiers
and innovations in characterization and metrology of nanoelectronics, addressing
major issues and providing critical reviews of important techniques needed to
keep pace amid the growing integration of nanoscale technologies.
The acceleration of nanoscale solutions for energy applications will be the
focus of an event to be held April 26 through 28. Nanoscale Measurement Challenges
for Energy Applications Global Workshop, presented jointly by the American Society
of Mechanical Engineers ("ASME"), the National Renewable Energy Laboratory
("NREL"), NIST and CNSE will explore the challenges involving measurement
of properties at the nanoscale for use in alternative energy technologies, low-cost
energy production and increased energy efficiency.
And, CNSE will partner with the National Center for Learning and Teaching ("NCLT")
in Nanotechnology at Northwestern University to host the Symposium on Advances
in Higher Education in Nanoscale Science and Engineering from August 5 through
8. The conference will convene experts in higher education to assess the current
state of nanoscale science and engineering education and chart a course for
Dr. Alain E. Kaloyeros, Senior Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of
CNSE, said, "The UAlbany NanoCollege is delighted to have been selected
as the venue for these prestigious nanotechnology conferences, and to have the
opportunity to work in collaboration with our esteemed partners, including the
National Institute for Standards and Technology, American Society of Mechanical
Engineers, National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Northwestern University.
Through these conferences, hundreds of the world's leading faculty, scientists
and researchers will see firsthand why New York State, through the foresight,
leadership and investment of Governor Paterson and Assembly Speaker Silver,
is recognized as the global leader in nanotechnology education, innovation and
For further information on The 2009 International Conference on Frontiers of
Characterization and Metrology for Nanoelectronics, visit www.eeel.nist.gov/812/conference/;
for the Nanoscale Measurement Challenges for Energy Applications Global Workshop,
visit www.asmeconferences.org/NanoMeasurement09/index.cfm; and, for details
on the Symposium on Advances in Higher Education in Nanoscale Science &
Engineering, visit http://www.cnse.albany.edu/.