Alain E. Kaloyeros

Alain E. Kaloyeros

Alain E. Kaloyeros is Professor of Nanoscience, Senior Vice President and Chief Executive Officer, College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) of the University at Albany-SUNY, and Vice President and Special Advisor to the President, University-wide Economic Innovation and Outreach. Dr. Kaloyeros received his Ph.D. in Experimental Condensed Matter Physics from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in 1987. He has authored and co-authored over 150 articles and contributed to 7 books on topics pertaining to the science and technology of nanoelectronics and nanooptoelectronics ultrathin film materials, atomic layer vapor phase deposition processes, and nanoscale x-ray, electron, and photon-based characterization and metrology. He has graduated 31 Ph.D.s and over 50 Masters.

Dr. Kaloyeros holds 13 U.S. patents. He is a past recipient of the NSF Presidential Young Investigator Award, the NSF Research Initiation Award, the Albany Foundation 1995 Academic Laureate Award, the 1997 Center for Economic Growth Enterprise Award, the 1999 Citizen of the University Award, the 2002 Outstanding Inventor Award of the SUNY RF, the R&D 100 Award for one of the Most Technologically Significant Inventions of 2001, the 2003 Excellence in the Pursuit of Knowledge Award of the SUNY Research Foundation, and the 2004 Research Foundation Partnership in Leadership Award. Dr. Kaloyeros was also the recipient of the 2005 Tech Valley Summit MIKE (Mentorship, Innovation, Knowledge, and Entrepreneurship) Award on behalf of the CNSE executive leadership team. He was selected for the 2003, 2005, and 2007 “Tech Valley’s Hot 10,” an annual list of the top 10 movers and shakers in New York’s Capital Region compiled by the Albany-Colonie Chamber of Commerce and the Capital Region media. Dr. Kaloyeros is listed in the Marquis Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, 2006-present; the Academic Keys Who’s Who in Higher Education Administration, 2005-present; and the Academic Keys Who’s Who in Sciences Higher Education, 2004-present. Additionally, Dr. Kaloyeros received the 2008 Children’s Museum of Science and Technology’s Explore*Discover*Imagine award, the 2009 Tech Valley Global Business Network Global Vision Award, the 2010 Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber of Commerce Envoy Salute, the 2011 Business Review Achievers ‘Game Changer’ award, and was inducted into the Tech Valley Business Hall of Fame in 2011.

Dr. Kaloyeros has been actively involved in the development and implementation of New York’s high tech strategy to become a global leader in the nanotechnology driven economy of the 21st Century. A critical cornerstone of New York’s high technology strategy is the establishment of the UAlbany College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering as a truly global resource for research and development (R&D), technology deployment, education, and commercialization for the international nanoelectronics industry. CNSE has generated over $14B in public and private investments, including approximately $1.4B from NYS and over $13B from the federal government and international nanoelectronics industry. CNSE represents the world’s most advanced university-driven research enterprise, offering students a one-of-a-kind academic experience and providing over 300 corporate partners with access to an unmatched ecosystem for leading-edge R&D and commercialization of nanoelectronics and nanotechnology innovations. CNSE’s footprint spans upstate New York, including its Albany NanoTech Complex, an 800,000-square-foot megaplex with the only fully-integrated, 300mm wafer, computer chip pilot prototyping and demonstration line within 85,000 square feet of Class 1 capable cleanrooms. More than 2,600 scientists, researchers, engineers, students and faculty work here, from companies including IBM, Intel, GlobalFoundries, SEMATECH, Samsung, TSMC, Toshiba, Applied Materials, Tokyo Electron, ASML and Novellus Systems. An expansion now underway, part of which will house the world’s first Global450mm Consortium, will add nearly 500,000 square feet of next-generation infrastructure, an additional 50,000 square feet of Class 1 capable cleanrooms, and more than 1,000 scientists, researchers and engineers from CNSE and global corporations. In addition, CNSE’s Solar Energy Development Center in Halfmoon provides a prototyping and demonstration line for next-generation CIGS thin-film solar cells. CNSE’s Smart Systems Technology and Commercialization Center of Excellence (STC) in Rochester offers state-of-the-art capabilities for MEMS fabrication and packaging. CNSE also co-founded and manages operations at the Computer Chip Commercialization Center at SUNYIT in Utica and is a co-founder of the Nanotechnology Innovation and Commercialization Excelerator in Syracuse.