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Undergraduate Bulletin 2008-2009

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 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, M.S.
  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
 Timothy Groves, Ph.D.
  The University of Chicago
 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)
 Ji Ung Lee, Ph.D.
  University of Wisconsin-Madison
 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
 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, M.A.
  University at Albany
 Richard L. Moore, II, B.A.
  Trenton State College
 Frank Ramos, BS
  Temple University
 Manisha Rane, Ph.D.
  Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay
 Miguel Rodriguez, A.S.
  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 518-437-8686.