Spinoff company goodlight wins regional business competition April 2014 Read more

Professor Shahedipour-Sandvik served as invited lecturer at Tsukuba University, Japan.

She taught a graduate honor short course on "Semiconductor Optoelectronics" during July-August 2012.

WBGOptronixlab in Times Union "Let there be lighting , region Pioneers new energy efficient systems" March 2012 Read more

Ungergraduate interns at WBGOptonixlab present posters at the CNSE 2012 Summer Internship Program Poster Presentation

The posters were titled "Delving deep into the Nitrides : Understanding defects in GaN through UV photoluminiscence" and "Seeing beyond the visible: Electrical Properties of AlGaN and GaN Avalanche Photodiodes"





Girls Inc Eureka!ģ Program, Aug 2012

The College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) hosted the nationís first nanotechnology-based Girls Inc. Eureka!ģ Program. Twenty-five young women participated in the program, which featured intensive, hands-on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) lessons. The four-week program wrapped up on Friday, August 17. Read More




Our undergradute intern, Sheila Smith honored with the nation's most prestigious undergraduate award for scientific study Apr 2012

Sheila Smith, a sophomore majoring in Nanoengineering, has been named a recipient of the prestigious 2012 Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, which is the nationís premier undergraduate award for outstanding students in the fields of science, engineering and mathematics. Read More



Our high school Intern, Seyoon has been named one of only 300 INTEL semifinalists, 11 Jan 2012

Seyoon Lee , senior year student at Berkshire Massachusetts has been selected as one of only 300 Semifinalists in the 2012 INTEL Science Talent Search Competition for his project entitled, ďA Novel Inorganic-Organic Hybrid White Light Emitting Diode based on an InGaN-F8T2 Heterojunction.Ē Seyoon conducted the research with his mentor, Dr. Shadi Shahedipour-Sandvik at the Wide-BandGap Optronix Lab at CNSE Albany between 2009 and 2011.
The Intel Science Talent Search (Intel STS) is the nation's most prestigious pre-college science competition. Alumni of STS have made extraordinary contributions to science and hold more than 100 of the world's most coveted science and math honors, including seven Nobel Prizes and four National Medals of Science. The Intel STS recognizes 300 students and their schools as semifinalists each year - 1,839 applicants in 2012 - to compete for $1.25 million in awards. From that select pool, 40 finalists are then invited to Washington, DC in March to undergo final judging, display their work to the public, meet with notable scientists, and compete for the top award of $100,000. Read More


UAlbany NanoCollege Professor Shadi Shahedipour-Sandvik Receives the UAlbany Award for Excellence in Research, 3 May 2011

Dr. Shahedipour-Sandvik is a highly accomplished scientist and researcher in a broad set of fields ranging from nano-device engineering, to Quantum dots and wires for ultra-sensitive sensors and laser structures. She is recognized as a pioneering leader in the development of GaN-based technology and is well known in the Material Science and nano-electronics research communities. She has dozens of ongoing projects with researchers in both academe and industry, and has participated in many conferences worldwide. She has built, from scratch, a very large research program at UAlbany, with which she has raised more than $3 million in funding. She has filed several patent applications and published over 60 research articles in leading journals. She has also authored two books on the Solid State Lighting Materials and Compound Semiconductors for Energy Applications. Her research has produced both experimental and theoretical understanding of electronic and optoelectronic materials and devices. Together with her research team, she has helped advance many of the cutting edge technology and approaches needed to aggressively study new areas of nanotechnology. She has an outstanding record of acquiring funding for this groundbreaking research and has received acclaim for solving both fundamental and applied science and engineering problems. Her publication record and scholarship rank in the top 10% of people at a similar career level in the field. Dr. Shahedipour has received numerous awards and fellowships, among them the SUNY Promising Inventor Award, the Outstanding Research Paper Award from the Materials Research Society and the Governorís Women of Excellence Award from the NY Governorís office. Read More


Nano and Nature, Apr 2011

ALBANY, N.Y. - The University of Albany's College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering brought in three classes of middle school students to the Pine Bush Preserve Discovery Center Tuesday morning to show them how nature has inspired new technologies. The students came from Ballston Spa Middle School to Pine Bush Preserve Discovery Center. The students were looking at taking natural objects that they can find in their own backyards and then how they can help manufacturers design sustainable products with nature. Read More





Community Day, Nov 2010
Albany, NY - More than 1,000 people, including children, adults and families from throughout upstate New York, converged on the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering ("CNSE") of the University at Albany to participate in CNSE Community Day, a highlight of CNSE's unprecedented community and educational outreach initiative known as NANOvember on November 6. Read More



Nano in the Mall, Nov 2009

The College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering presented its first-ever "Nano in the Mall" program on November 14, highlighting the role of nanotechnology in enabling energy efficiency and conservation.

Led by Dr. Shadi Shahedipour-Sandvik, CNSE Associate Professor of Nanoengineering, the event featured interactive demonstrations, displays and detailed information regarding alternative and renewable energy technologies.

Designed to engage members of the community on the importance of promoting energy efficiency and developing sustainable energy technologies, including new innovations in areas such as solid state lighting, the program gave visitors the opportunity to participate in hands-on activities involving LED lighting, as well as a up-close look at CNSE's research aimed at promoting clean energy technologies.




Professor Shahedipour-Sandvik's "Inside CNSE" video interview on the capabilities of the environmental scanning electron microscope


Outstanding Paper Award in MRS Spring Meeting, 2006
July 2006
WBGOptronix group was awarded "Outstanding Paper" award in MRS Spring meeting (2006) for their research work on Selective Area Heteroepitaxy of Nano-AlGaN UV Excitation Sources for Biofluorescence Applications. The submicron AlGaN pyramid structures were formed during the work on GaN/Sapphire with selective area hetroepitaxy with Al% incorporated less than 20%. It was discovered that the growth rates and Al incorporation were strongly affected by the growth kinetics and thermodynamics. The trend of Al% incorporation for the nanostructures was observed to be very different than regular thin films which were grown at the same time. However by introducing indium as a surfactant, the growth rates of the nano-AlGaN pyramids and Al incorporation were able to increase to get full pyramid structures.


Fatemeh (Shadi) Shahedipour-Sandvik honored by ATW with Best Technologist Award
May 2006
Fatemeh (Shadi) Shahedipour-Sandvik, faculty member at College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering ("CNSE") of the University at Albany, will be recognized by the Tech Valley Chapter of the Alliance of Technology and Women (ATW) at its annual Rising to Lead Awards Reception, to be held June 7 at the Century House in Latham, New York.


Best Poster Award in New Energy Symposium (2006)
Neeraj Tripathi, graduate student from Wide Band Gap Laboratory (CNSE), defended his research work on "Development for large area, dislocation reduced III-Nitrides on Si substrate for application in solid state lighting" to get best poster award in New Energy Symposium, 2006. The New Energy Symposium was conducted by New Energy New York (NENY) and E2TAC at the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering focusing on opportunity to find novelty in the energy technology industry and pursue the network on emerging energy technologies.


Albany NanoTech Prof receives $150K GE grant
July 2005
An Albany NanoTech professor has received a $150,000 grant from GE Global Research to develop semiconductor materials for next-generation devices used in lighting and electronics. Fatemeh Shahedipour-Sandvik, an assistant professor of nanoengineering at the state university's College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering, is considered an expert on gallium nitride materials. The grant represents continuation of a collaborative research partnership between GE and Albany NanoTech that began in 2002. The partnership is specifically focused on the development of gallium nitride epitaxy--a key material in the development of higher performance electronic products. Semiconductors made with gallium nitride can perform in harsher environments and at much higher temperatures and voltages than those made out of silicon. Read More


CNSE Scientist Fatemeh Shahedipour-Sandvik Honored by Governor Pataki at 10th Annual Women of Excellence Awards
March 2005

Fatemeh (Shadi) Shahedipour, Assistant Professor of Nanoengineering at the UAlbany College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) was recognized by Governor George Pataki for her notable contributions to scientific research at the 10th Annual Women of Excellence Awards. Professor Shahedipour-Sandvik was one of nine individuals from the Capital Region to receive the honor, which also acknowledged contributions in the fields of teaching, business, human services and community service.


It's not all Si at Albany
March 2003,
Compound Semiconductor.net
Albany Nanotech is rapidly expanding its silicon processing facilities, but less well known are its III-nitride development activities, which include integration with silicon. There is much interest worldwide in growing GaN onto Si, because Si wafers are relatively cheap and available in large diameters. However, the problems of large lattice parameter and thermal mismatches between GaN and Si must be overcome if high-quality material is to be grown . The work at the laboratory has already resulted in a patent application for a method of growing GaN on silicon. Meanwhile, work on UV sources is continuing using sapphire substrates, with the aim that the work can be transferred to Si substrates once GaN of sufficiently high quality can be grown onto Si. In the future, Shahedipour and her colleagues hope to take advantage of ANT's comprehensive Si device processing infrastructure to integrate GaN-based optoelectronics with Si nanoelectronics.


University of Albany buys Emcore MOCVD tool for GaN research
30 March 2002, Compound Semiconductor.net
Emcore Corporation has announced the sale of a Discovery 125 (D125) MOCVD research and small-scale production reactor to Albany NanoTech (ANT) of the University at Albany - State University of New York. The Emcore D125 reactor will be incorporated into the ANT compound semiconductor research facilities to support research in GaN and related III-Nitride materials. Resulting applications range from a new class of high-performance optoelectronics and microwave technology, including blue lasers that quadruple the storage capacity of compact disks, to high power microwave devices, super-resolution laser printers, and environmentally safe, ultra-efficient lighting that outperforms conventional products.