Highlighting the world-class capabilities of SUNY Polytechnic Institute’s research ecosystem as it supports the rapid expansion of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s innovation economy in New York State, it is my pleasure to present the 2014 edition of SUNY Polytechnic Institute’s Faculty Research Report. SUNY Poly has emerged as a single institution from the merger between the SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering in Albany and the SUNY Institute of Technology (SUNYIT) in Utica.
SUNY Polytechnic Institute’s Colleges of Nanoscale Science and Engineering’s (SUNY Poly CNSE) mission is to serve as an intellectually vibrant powerhouse for research and education in the nanotechnology disciplines, from theoretical principles to practical applications. This mission is carried out through cutting-edge work that is being undertaken by faculty and staff each day at SUNY Poly CNSE’s unmatched $20 billion Albany NanoTech Complex. With its unique, publicly led public-private partnership model providing access to 300 mm and 450 mm wafer processing capabilities, SUNY Poly CNSE is fueling next-generation semiconductor-based research, with the ability to quickly and efficiently integrate discoveries into advanced manufacturing processes. This true “lab to fab” capability accelerates innovation and controls costs, even as the research and development environment becomes increasingly complex.
Research at SUNY Poly’s Utica campus spans disciplines ranging from technology, including engineering and
cybersecurity, computer science, and the engineering technologies; professional studies, including business,
communication, and nursing; and arts and sciences, including mathematics, natural sciences, humanities, and social
sciences. Faculty members at both campuses are active scholars, publish regularly, and are internationally known in
their fields. SUNY Poly’s globally recognized resources, know-how, and capabilities enable a bright future for economic
development, education, research, development, and commercialization based on the leading-edge work of faculty, staff,
and students. Their combined efforts are leading to ultra-fast and secure data; the improved detection, treatment, and
prevention of diseases such as cancer or diabetes; increasingly efficient clean energy applications; and a greater
understanding of physics, mathematics, and human behavior, for example.
Simply put, SUNY Poly is an engine for 21st Century research. In fact, the National Science Foundation recently ranked
SUNY Poly as the number one college/university in the United States in 2013 for research expenditures funded by business, with $201.6 million in research and development expenditures derived from more than 300 corporate and business partners, topping MIT, Duke, and Stanford.
The 2014 Faculty Research Report highlights key areas of SUNY Poly’s educational and research efforts:
»» Communications and Humanities
»» Computer and Information Sciences
»» Engineering, Science & Mathematics
»» Engineering Technology
»» Social and Behavioral Sciences
We hope that SUNY Poly’s 2014 Faculty Research Report will provide a valuable glimpse into our exciting research,
development, commercialization, and deployment efforts that are yielding powerful results.
CNSE Executive Vice President of Innovation and Technology; Vice President for Research