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Nanotechnology is rapidly changing the face of our world, broadening our view via unprecedented access to information, unique opportunities to influence our environment, and an ever-growing ability to engineer materials for novel and previously unimaginable applications. At SUNY Polytechnic Institute, we combine world-class academic pursuits in the areas of nanoscience, nanoengineering and nanobioscience with a focus on rapid transfer of novel concepts and ideas into industrial use. To this end, we have established a unique industry-university-government partnership model that provides access to state-of-the-art 300mm wafer processing capabilities required for rapid insertion of such concepts into the mainstream manufacturing menu. SUNY Poly provides an environment that bridges the gap between university research opportunities and manufacturing implementation.

Nanoscience refers to the observation, identification, description, discovery, experimental investigation, and theoretical interpretation of nanoscale phenomena.

Nanoengineering is the application of nanoscience principles to practical ends, such as the design, manufacture, and operation of efficient and functional structures, machines, processes, and systems on the atomic scale.

Nanobioscience refers to the application of nanoscale scientific concepts and principles to the study of biological and biomedical structures and systems.

In addition, nanobioscience encompasses SUNY Poly's NanoHealth initiative, which is aimed at developing novel nanotechnology applications in nanomedicine, including nanotoxicology and environmental and public health.

Nanoeconomics is the formulation, study, and analysis of the economic and business principles underlying the development and deployment of nanoscale know how, products, and systems.

Michael Liehr
Vice President for Research


Faculty SUNY Poly's growing faculty has a synergistic blend of industrial experience and academic credentials, with an emphasis on research with real-world applications.
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