Putting Knowledge to Work for the Public Good
Through engaged research and scholarship, UAlbany experts are collaborating with community members and organizations, and partners from the public and private sectors, to address society’s most serious challenges.
Nicholas Bassill, Director of Research and Development, Center of Excellence in Weather & Climate Analytics
Nicholas Bassill works on a variety of weather-related projects for UAlbany's Center of Excellence in Weather & Climate Analytics, including conducting research and building meteorological products for the New York State Mesonet. In this video, Dr. Bassill describes how he works with New York State utility companies to improve their ability to forecast weather and outages.
DeeDee Bennett Gayle, Associate Professor, College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity
As a trained engineer and specialist in emergency communications, DeeDee Bennett Gayle brings wide-ranging expertise to her studies in emergency management. In this video, Dr. Bennett Gayle shares insights from her research on disaster preparedness, response, and mitigation for socially vulnerable populations.
Michael Leczinsky, Professor of Practice, College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity
Michael Leczinsky’s teaching and research in emerging technologies span many areas, including computer hardware, software and internet technologies. In this video, Professor Leczinsky shares his thoughts on the exciting, and ever-changing, possibilities created by those emerging technologies.
Yanna Liang, Professor and Chair, Department of Environmental and Sustainable Engineering, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Yanna Liang develops sustainable solutions to critical environmental, social and energy problems. In this video, Dr. Liang discusses her wastewater treatment research project, which was funded by the U.S. Department of Energy.
Brian Tang, Associate Professor, Department of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences
Brian Tang’s research revolves around understanding tropical cyclones and their interactions with the synoptic environment and the general circulation. In this video, Dr. Tang talks about his research on how hurricanes evolve and intensify.
Igor Lednev, Distinguished Professor, Department of Chemistry, College of Arts and Sciences
Igor Lednev’s research is focused on the use of laser spectroscopy for forensic purposes, medical diagnostics and fundamental biochemistry. His accomplishments include the development of new and innovative approaches for both the identification and characterization of forensic evidence and early diagnosis of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
Meghan E. Cook, Program Director, Center for Technology in Government (CTG), University at Albany
Meghan Cook is an expert in digital government transformation. At CTG UAlbany, she leads multi-sector and interdisciplinary innovation and applied initiatives that build capability in public sector organizations throughout the world.
Christine T. Bozlak, Associate Professor, Department of Health Policy, Management & Behavior and Co-Director, Maternal and Child Health Program, School of Public Health
Christine Bozkak’s long-standing collaboration with the New York State Alliance of YMCAs contributes to YMCAs’ readiness to implement childhood obesity prevention-related initiatives, and ultimately promote healthy eating and lifestyles for children and families throughout the state.
Rui Li, Associate Professor, Geography and Planning, College of Arts and Sciences
Rui Li’s work addresses various aspects of geographic information science (GIS) with a special focus on spatial cognition and visualization, such as way-finding behaviors and navigation systems, and the utilization of GIS in addressing minority health disparities.
ETEC — A Game Changer
Members of the University community share their thoughts on ETEC, UAlbany’s new state-of-the-art, environmentally sustainable hub for innovation, scholarship, applied research and commercial development.
ETEC — An Overview
UAlbany’s Director of Community & Economic Development Matt Grattan provides an overview of ETEC, a new state-of-the-art University facility that houses researchers, educators and entrepreneurs under the same roof as some of UAlbany’s fastest-growing programs.
UAlbany Innovation Center
UAlbany’s Director of Community & Economic Development Matt Grattan introduces viewers to the University’s newest collaborative business incubator space located in ETEC.
Michael Leczinsky, a professor of practice in the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity, shares his thoughts on the University’s Makerspace, a collaborative campus space where students create, invent and learn.
UAlbany Drone Lab
Michael Leczinsky, a professor of practice in the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity, discusses the UAlbany Drone Lab — a 1,700-square-foot space on the Downtown Campus that offers a controlled, indoor environment for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) flight training and land-based robotics research.
Connecting with Industry Through eSports
Michael Leczinsky, a professor of practice in the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity, describes UAlbany’s eSports program, which launched in Spring 2019. UAlbany's eSports teams compete alongside 56 other schools in the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference.