University at Albany

Excellence in Research

Each year, the University at Albany honors special members of its community with Excellence Awards denoting exceptional contributions to the life of the campus. Four faculty members received this tribute in 2008 for Excellence in Research.

Pradeep Haldar Pradeep Haldar, Nanoscale Science & Engineering

Professor Pradeep Haldar is Professor and Head of NanoEngineering at the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering and Director of the Energy and Environmental Technology Applications Center at CNSE. He joined the University in 2001.

Professor Haldar's research focuses on building better alternative energy technology solutions utilizing nanotechnology to achieve greater yields at lower costs across a range of renewable energy power generation technologies. He has published over 170 articles in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings. His most recent publication, in one of the leading journals in his field, provided valuable insights to understanding the effect of nanotechnology in building larger and more efficient energy systems.

Professor Haldar is principal investigator on over $16 million in research grants in the past five years alone. He is involved in public policy initiatives to promote the implementation of solar and hydrogen technologies at the state and national levels. His nominator described him as a "highly effective, accomplished, and internationally recognized researcher and principal investigator who is well known in the materials research scientific community."

Excellence in Research

Pradeep Haldar Lawrence Schell Carolyn Smith Dan Willard

Nanoscale Science & Engineering

Carolyn Smith
Social Welfare
Dan Willard
Computer Science

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