The College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering


The College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering of the University at Albany (CNSE) is the first college in the world dedicated to research, development, education and deployment in the emerging disciplines of nanoscience, nanoengineering, nanobioscience and nanoeconomics.┬áCNSE’s Albany NanoTech Complex is the most advanced academic research facility of its kind in the world: a $5 billion, 800,000-square-foot complex that attracts global corporate partners and offers students a one-of-a-kind academic experience.

The complex, also home to the New York State Center of Excellence in Nanoelectronics, is a fully-integrated research, development, prototyping, pilot manufacturing and education resource with state-of-the-art laboratories, supercomputer and shared-user facilities and an array of research centers. Students and faculty work alongside scientists from industry on fundamental cutting-edge research underlying the real-world problems that most concern industry.

CNSE also houses the only fully-integrated, 300mm wafer, computer chip pilot prototyping and demonstration line within 80,000 square feet of Class 1 capable cleanrooms. More than 2,500 scientists, researchers, engineers, students, and faculty work on site, including those from technology leaders such as IBM, AMD, SONY, Toshiba, Qimonda, Honeywell, ASML, Applied Materials, Tokyo Electron and Freescale.