Lisa James Goldsberry (518) 437-4989
ALBANY, N.Y (May 14, 2003) -- Alain
Kaloyeros, founding dean of UAlbany’s School of Nanosciences
and Nanoengineering, and Judith Langer, department chair
of Educational Theory and Practice, were cited for Excellence
in the Pursuit of Knowledge awards at the 2nd Annual State
University Dinner Honoring Innovation, Creation and Discovery.
SUNY honored 54 researchers this year, in areas ranging from
biology and chemistry to physics and education. Awards were
given in three categories: excellence in the pursuit of knowledge,
first patent, and promising inventors.
“SUNY’s success at
attracting millions of dollars of research funds in the
areas of high tech science, medicine and education is being
guaranteed today and
into the future by the breakthroughs these award-winning
faculty members contributed
in 2002,” said SUNY Chancellor Robert L. King. “These faculty scientists
and researchers have helped make SUNY the eighth largest
producer of patents of
all universities public and private, according to the U.S.
Patent and Trademark Office,
just behind the likes of the Universities of California and Texas, MIT and
Kaloyeros, executive director of Albany
NanoTech, the Center for Excellence in Nanoelectronics, and
has worked with Governor George Pataki
and UAlbany President Karen R. Hitchcock to create a global research, development,
technology deployment and education resource center supporting accelerated
high technology, commercialization and job creation through
partnerships between business,
government and academia.
He earned his Ph.D. (Experimental Condensed-Matter
Physics) in 1987 from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
and his M.S. (Experimental
Physics) 1983 from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In
addition, he is the recipient of an Academic Laureate Award,
University at Albany
Foundation (1995) and a Presidential Young Investigator Award from the
Langer, director of the Center on English
Learning and Achievement at UAlbany, has profoundly altered
English and literacy theory,
in New York State and the nation through her understanding of reading,
learning and what schools can do to help students do well. Her efforts
have brought approximately $30 million to UAlbany, with new efforts
continually under way.
Langer is founder and director of
the Albany Institute for Research in Education. She has
been a long-term consultant to the National Assessment
Progress and is former editor of Research in the Teaching of English.
Langer serves in a variety of advisory capacities to national groups
improve literacy education. Special honors awarded to her include
designation as Distinguished
Professor, the highest rank in the State University of New York System
(2001); and the State University of New York Chancellor's Award for
to Research (2001).
Three other UAlbany professors received
recognition for inventions during the event. Albert J.T.
Millis, chair of Biological
his first patent for a new antibody therapy involving a protein that
can inhibit vascular cell migration, a cause of blocked arteries.
Shahedipour-Sandvik of the School of Nanosciences and Nanoengineering,
were named Promising Inventors for invention disclosures submitted