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Undergraduate Bulletin 2006-2007
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College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering


Vice President & Chief Administrative Officer

Alain E. Kaloyeros, Ph.D.,
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Associate Vice President for Science

James Castracane, Ph.D.,
The Johns Hopkins University

Associate Vice President for Technology

James Ryan, Ph.D.,
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs

Robert E. Geer, Ph.D.,
Miami University

Director of Student Services and Assistant to the Vice President for Student Affairs

Lorena A. Coscio, MS,
University at Albany

Head of Nanosciences

Hassaram Bakhru, Ph.D.,
Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics

Head of Nanoengineering

Pradeep Haldar, Ph.D.,
Northeastern University

Head of Nanoeconomics

Edward E. Cupoli, Ph.D.,
Syracuse University

Head of Nanobiosciences

James Catracane, Ph.D.,
The Johns Hopkins University




Hassaram Bakhru, Ph.D.
Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics (Calcutta)

James Castracane, Ph.D.
The Johns Hopkins University

Edward M. Cupoli, Ph.D.
Syracuse University

Pradeep Haldar, Ph.D.
Northeastern University

John G. Hartley, Ph.D.
University of Texas at Austin

Alain E. Kaloyeros, Ph.D.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Ernest Levine, Ph.D.
New York University

Eric Lifshin, Ph.D.
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Richard J. Matyi, Ph.D.
Northwestern University

James G. Ryan, Ph.D.
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Associate Professors

Robert L. Brainard, Ph.D.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Robert E. Geer, Ph.D.
Miami University

Mengbing Huang, Ph.D.
University of Western Ontario (Canada)

Patrick Naulleau, Ph.D.
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Serge R. Oktyabrsky, Ph.D., P.N.
Lebedev Physical Institute (Moscow)

Bradley L. Thiel, Ph.D.
University of Washington

Assistant Professors

Nathaniel C. Cady, Ph.D.
Cornell University

Michael A. Carpenter, Ph.D.
University of Rochester

Gregory Denbeaux, Ph.D.
Duke University

Kathleen A. Dunn, Ph.D.
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Eric Eisenbraun, Ph.D.
University at Albany

Anand P. Gadre, Ph.D.
University of Mumbai (India)

Vincent P. LaBella, Ph.D.
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

James Raynolds, Ph.D.
The Ohio State University

Fatemeh Shahedipour-Sandvik, Ph.D.
University of Missouri-Columbia

Timothy Stoner, Ph.D.
University of Pittsburgh

Bai Xu, Ph.D.
National Scientific Research Center (Paris)

Yongqiang Xue, Ph.D.
Purdue University


Lawrence P. Clow, Jr., BSET
Regents College

Harry Efstathiadis, Ph.D.
City University of New York

Michael Fancher, MA
University at Albany

Richard L. Moore, II, BA
Trenton State College

Frank Ramos, BS
Temple University

Manisha Rane, Ph.D.
Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay

Miguel Rodriguez, AS
Middlesex County College

Vadim Tokranov, Ph.D.
Ioffe Physical-Technical Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences

Natalya Tokranov, Ph.D.
Ioffe Physical-Technical Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences

Courses listed in this section are preceded by the college’s letter "C".The following undergraduate courses offered by the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering are considered liberal arts and science courses for purposes of degree requirements for the B.A. or B.S. degrees: C Nse 397.


The interdisciplinary curricula offered at the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering integrate the fundamental principles of physics, chemistry, computer science, biology, mathematics, and engineering with the cross cutting fields of nanosciences, nanoengineering, nanobiosciences, and nanoeconomics.  Both the Ph.D. and M.S. curricula place significant emphasis on nanoscale science and engineering know-how and are organized into four constellations of scholarly excellence in research and education. Conceived as catalysts that encourage and stimulate cross-disciplinary educational and research initiatives, these “think tanks” are:

Nanoscience: The observation, identification, description, discovery, experimental investigation, and theoretical interpretation of nanoscale phenomena.

Nanoengineering: The application of nanoscience principles to practical applications, such as the atomic scale design, manufacture, and operation of efficient and functional structures, machines, processes, and systems.

Nanoeconomics: The formulation, study, and analysis of the economic and business principles underlying the development and deployment of nanoscale know-how, products, and systems.

Nanobiosciences: The application of nanoscale scientific concepts and principles to the study of biological, biomedical, and medical procedures, practices, structures, systems, and organisms.

Junior and senior level undergraduate students are eligible to register for select graduate courses with undergraduate adviser approval and permission of the CNSE instructor. Undergraduate students in appropriate majors may also register for C Nse 397: Independent Study and Research with CNSE approval.  Any undergraduate student interested in registering for CNSE courses should contact the CNSE Office of Student Services at 518-956-7319.