Academic Programs Highlights
College of Arts + Sciences
Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Review of Books Review “The Innovation Delusion” book by College of Arts & Sciences Dean Andrew Russell and Virginia Tech’s Lee Vinsel
From the Wall Street Journal: “‘Do you ever get the feeling that everyone around you worships the wrong gods?’ So ask Lee Vinsel and Andrew L. Russell in the first pages of ‘The Innovation Delusion.’ They are consumed by this question, convinced that America has been seduced by the false charms of innovation, causing us to chase novelty and pursue disruption while neglecting maintenance and infrastructure in both the public and private sectors.” Read More from the Wall Street Journal and the Los Angeles Review of Books.
Faculty and Students Excel in Air Force Research Laboratory Fellowship Programs in All-Virtual Setting
Faculty, including Dr. Carlo Cafaro, Assistant Professor of Applied Mathematics, and Dr. Chen-Fu Chiang, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, as well as students successfully engaged in multiple research programs through the Air Force Research Laboratory-Information Directorate (AFRL/RI) last summer, thanks to a robust collaboration between AFRL/RI of Rome, NY, and SUNY. The partnership established a thriving virtual research setting that enabled students and faculty to work on innovative new technologies.
Theoretical Physics Research Published in ‘The European Physical Journal Plus’
Dr. Cafaro is the lead author of a theoretical physics work recently published in The European Physical Journal Plus, a journal of the Italian Physical Society. This work is the outcome of a collaboration between Dr. Cafaro, Dr. Domenico Felice, Visiting Scientist at SUNY Polytechnic Institute, and Dr. Paul Alsing, AFRL/RI’s Quantum Information Processing Group Lead. The research paper, “Quantum Groverian Geodesic Paths with Gravitational and Thermal Analogies,” is an invited topical article that belongs to the EPJ Plus Focus Point on “Classical and Quantum Information Geometry.”
In addition, Dr. Cafaro published research findings in Physical Review A, in collaboration with the AFRL/RI, entitled “Geometric Aspects of Analog Quantum Search Evolutions.”
He also collaborated with Pedro Pessoa, a Ph.D. candidate in physics at the University at Albany, on a statistical-quantum physics work published in Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and Its Applications by the Elsevier publishing company.
Dr. Cafaro has also collaborated with Dr. Kushani De Silva, postdoctoral researcher in mathematics at Iowa State University, and Dr. Adom Giffin, principal scientist at the Naval Nuclear Laboratory in Schenectady, on an applied mathematics work published in Entropy by MDPI (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute).
Additionally, Steven Gassner, B.S. in Nanoscale Science & Applied Mathematics from SUNY Polytechnic Institute in 2020 and current Ph.D. student in Physics at the University of Pennsylvania, and Dr. Cafaro collaborated with Dr. Sean A. Ali, physics faculty at the Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, and with the AFRL/RI’s Quantum Information Processing Group Lead and Principal Research Physicist, Dr. Paul Alsing, on a statistical-quantum physics work published in the International Journal of Geometric Methods in Modern Physics by the World Scientific Publishing Company-Connecting Great Minds.
Dr. Andrew Gallup and former SUNY Poly Undergrad Student Publish Evidence for a Social Function to Yawning
Assistant Professor of Psychology Dr. Andrew Gallup, with former undergraduate student Kaitlyn Meyers, published the first experimental evidence to date showing a social function to yawning. “Seeing others yawn selectively enhances vigilance: an eye-tracking study of snake detection,” set to be published in an upcoming issue of Animal Cognition, has the potential to vastly improve our understanding of the evolution and elaboration of yawning in social vertebrates, according to Dr. Gallup. Read More.
Dr. Gallup’s collaborative research with Utrecht University also led to their conclusion that, “the longer the yawn, the bigger the brain.”
Professor Emilio Cobanera’s Collaborative Particle Research Published in Europhysics Letters
Assistant Professor of Physics Emilio Cobanera’s collaborative research, “Restoring number conservation in quadratic bosonic hamiltonians with dualities,” was published in Europhysics Letters, highlighting the relationship between low energy atoms and the physics of confined photons.
Additionally, Dr. Cobanera published, “Squaring the Fermion” in Physical Review B, in which “the authors are able to build models of condensed matter systems hosting localized (zero-energy) Majorana bosons and investigate the properties of these exotic bosonic excitations in detail.”
SUNY Poly Collaborative Research by Professor Vijay Ramalingam published in Molecules
Dr. Vijay Ramalingam, SUNY Poly Biology Assistant Professor, collaborated with researchers at the University of Nebraska Kearney and The University of Texas at Arlington on a first-of-its kind review of singlet oxygen generation (SOG) research progress, achieved through supramolecular photochemistry and published in Molecules by MDPI (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute): “Supramolecular Control of Singlet Oxygen Generation.”
The Journal of Sustainability Education Publishes Carbon Sequestration Research Project Experience
The Journal of Sustainability Education published research by Lecturer Mark Bremer and 19 biology students, “Campus Forest Carbon Sequestration: An Undergraduate Project Experience.” The effort aimed to quantify tree carbon sequestered on 67 hectares of land near Utica, New York.
Macmillan-Palgrave Publishes 2-Volume Book on Gandhi by Prof. Emeritus Vinod Kool
Publisher Macmillan-Palgrave recently published a two-volume book on “Gandhi and the Psychology of Nonviolence,” written by Professor Emeritus Vinod Kool. “I believe that Gandhi’s wisdom, particularly in the context of how it has been used and misused, is relevant in our time,” Kool said.
Society for Research in Child Development Selects Professor Kazuko Behrens’ Poster as Exemplifying International Research Related to Child Development
The Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) selected Associate Professor of Psychology Dr. Kazuko Behrens’ research poster for “reflecting important contributions in one of the areas prioritized in SRCD’s mission and goals, exemplifying international research related to children’s development.” Read more.
Dr. Behrens also published collaborative research articles related to child protection; child separation at the border; and attachment transmission.
“Symmetry Methods in Mathematical Physics” Collaborative Research Efforts by Professor Zora Thomova Published by Springer
The article, “Conditional Discretization of a Generalized Reaction–Diffusion Equation” by Professor Zora Thomova, in collaboration with researchers from INFN, Sezione Roma Tre (Italy) and the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain) is part of the effort aimed at using symmetry methods to solve equations that arise in physics, engineering, and other sciences. The article is published in the volume by Springer: Quantum Theory and Symmetries.
SUNY Poly’s Prof. Weldon Publishes Research Articles on Conflict; Negative Bias of “Neutral” Stimuli; and Female Discounting of Future Appearance-Enhancing Products
Brain and Cognition published, “Perceived conflict may be negative but resolved conflict is not,” research conducted by Cognitive Psychology Assistant Professor Dr. Rebecca Weldon with investigators from The George Washington University, Yeungnam University (South Korea), and Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (South Korea).
Additionally, In September 2020, Dr. Weldon, with researchers from The George Washington University, and Yeungnam University, published, “Neutral but not in the middle: Cross-cultural comparisons of negative bias of “neutral” emotional stimuli,” in Cognition & Emotion.
Dr. Weldon also published research in partnership with Juniata College: “Intrasexually competing women do not differentially discount future appearance-enhancing products,” in Evolutionary Psychological Science in 2020, in addition to collaborative research investigating how cognitive effort with stimuli impacts emotions in Psychological Research.
She has also published collaborative research articles on the historical path of the psychology field as well as working memory capacity.
College of Business
Bachelor of Science Degrees in Accounting or Business Available 100% Online on Learners’ Own Time
To meet the educational needs of learners who have job obligations, service duties, or family responsibilities, two online undergraduate degree completion programs were launched in summer 2020: BS in Accounting and BS in Business Administration. With 45 or more credits from their previous college studies, learners can now complete these degrees 100% online, on their own time, and from anywhere they need to be. These additions expand delivery of undergraduate business programs.
U.S. News Ranks College of Business Online Graduate Programs Among the Best
U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 rankings again ranked our Master’s programs among the best online graduate programs based on engagement, expert opinion, faculty credentials and training, services and technologies, and student excellence.
- The college’s MS in Accountancy ranked #60 (tied with Eastern Michigan University) among 2021 Best Online Master’s in Business Programs (Excluding MBA);
- SUNY Poly’s MBA in Technology Management ranked #94 among 2021 Best Online MBA Programs.
MBA Ranked #71 Among Best Online MBA Programs by Fortune Education’s Inaugural Ranking
In its ranking of 2021 Best Online MBA Programs, Fortune Education ranked SUNY Poly’s Online MBA program #71 in the nation, based on four criteria: Program Score, Fortune 1000 Score, Brand Score, and Prestige Score.
Forensic Accounting Program Ranked #2 by Best Value Schools
Best Value Schools ranked SUNY Poly #2 in the nation for Best 11 Online Master’s in Forensic Accounting Programs in 2021, highlighting the institution’s affordability and unique program structure, which offers a Forensic Accounting concentration in the MS in Accountancy program as well as an advanced certificate in Forensic Accounting and Valuation.
College of Business Students Advance to 2021 New York Business Plan Competition
In April, five business plans co-developed by seven College of Business students, in collaboration with students from other institutions and SUNY Poly colleges, were selected at the 2021 Mohawk Valley Regional Business Plan Competition to advance to the state competition. In May at the 12th Annual New York Business Plan Competition, the business plan Green Gallery, developed by two College of Business students and one student from the College of Arts and Sciences, won the SEFCU Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise special award in the AgTech & Food track.
Dr. Marie-Odile Richard a Top Contributor to Journal of International Repute
According to a recent bibliometric analysis, Dr. Marie-Odile Richard, Associate Professor of Marketing, is among the top contributors to Journal of Business Research (JBR), which is “a journal of international repute that publishes original, peer-reviewed, empirical research in business and management.” Dr. Richard has published 13 articles in JBR, with 676 total citations.
Dr. Robert Edgell Featured in Academic Minute: ‘Humans and Outer Space’
Professor of Technology Management Dr. Robert Edgell’s module, Humans and Outer Space, addressed, “Should humans become space venturing?” He shared, “Certain scholars posit that it may be necessary for humans to venture out beyond Earth’s orbit. Despite immense barriers, space affords opportunities for continued human evolution, economic vitality, Earth and life preservation, and technological innovation.”
National Law Review Publishes SUNY Poly Lecturer Daniel Hebert’s Paper on COVID-19’s Impact on SMEs
The research paper assesses the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact as it harmed the global economy. Specifically, “this paper examines the issues that SMEs face under current economic conditions and describes the policies and strategies that government officials can employ to provide relief to SMEs.”
College of Engineering
College of Engineering Programs Receive High Rankings
SUNY Poly ranked #4 in the nation for “Best Bachelor’s in Cybersecurity in 2021” by Study.com, which cited our excellent affordability and extensive faculty expertise. In addition:
- CYBER Degrees EDU ranked SUNY Poly’s cybersecurity program in the Top 50 “Most Affordable Cyber Security Schools and Colleges in the U.S.” in 2021;
- Best Value Schools listed SUNY Poly 11th in the nation for ‘Best 20 Master’s Degree in Cybersecurity in 2021’; and
- Study.com ranked SUNY Poly as #15 in the nation for “Best Bachelor’s in Civil Engineering” in 2021.
SUNY Poly Developing Mask that Kills Coronavirus on Contact
Professor Iulian Gherasoiu has been awarded a grant to develop a mask with a battery-powered air filter. It’s designed to deactivate the virus particles on contact. The researchers are now in the process of obtaining a patent for their technology. Watch news coverage from WNYT.
Leading EDGE Awards Honor SUNY Poly for Face Shield Production Efforts
Mohawk Valley EDGE honored the SUNY Poly CGAM Face Shield Project for producing protective face shields in our Labs in the Center for Global Advanced Manufacturing (CGAM). SUNY Poly students and alumni, faculty, staff, accepted students, FIRST@SUNYPoly teams, and many others have joined in the effort. 3,362 face shields have been distributed to date.
Faculty and Students Excel in Air Force Research Laboratory Fellowship Programs
Faculty, including Dr. Chen-Fu Chiang, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, and Dr. Carlo Cafaro, Assistant Professor of Applied Mathematics, and students successfully engaged in multiple research programs through the Air Force Research Laboratory-Information Directorate (AFRL/RI) last summer, thanks to a robust collaboration between AFRL/RI of Rome, New York, and SUNY. The partnership established a thriving virtual research setting that enabled students and faculty to work on innovative new technologies, even amid COVID-19 precautions.
Mechanical Engineering Team Reaches Semi-Finals in NASA-sponsored Competition
A mechanical engineering senior project team achieved semi-finalist status in the NASA-sponsored “Moon and Mars Ice and Prospecting Challenge” as a result of their project plan, “Polytechnic Ice Surveyal, Collection, and Extraction System (PISCES).” The competition challenges student teams from around the nation to design, construct, and demonstrate a robot which, in simulated lunar or Martian soil, can drill through layers of regolith, rock, and ice, melt ice and extract liquid, and separate sediment from the water. NASA has provided a $5,000 stipend to support the construction of the robot.
The team includes students Richard Skellham, Rigel Archangel, Carl Hansen and Justin Jackson, with faculty advisor and SUNY Poly Engineering Professor Dr. William Durgin and Barry Smith, external advisor and NASA Solar System Ambassador who retired from work at the Goddard Space Flight Center for NASA.
American Iron and Steel Institute Publishes New Cold-Formed Steel Research Reports by Professor Zhanjie Li and Undergraduate Damir Akchurin
The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) has published new cold-formed steel research reports: “AISI RP21-1: Development of Design Tables for the Cold-Formed Steel Cross-Sections in AISI D100,” conducted by Damir Akchurin (an undergraduate researcher and senior student in SUNY Poly’s civil engineering program) and Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering Dr. Zhanjie Li, as well as, “AISI RP21-2: Development of CUFSM Hole Module and Design Tables for the Cold-Formed Steel Cross-Sections with Typical Web Holes in AISI D100.”
College of Health Sciences
New Online Master of Science (M.S.) Degree Program in Health Informatics
The College of Health Sciences announced that applications are being accepted for the institution’s new online Master of Science in Health Informatics. The program features a flexible curriculum design, allowing full-time students to graduate in no more than 24 months while preparing them, along with part-time students, for technical and leadership positions related to the fast-growing areas of health information science and technology.
New Doctor of Nursing Practice with Specialization in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
The College of Health Sciences now offers a new Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), a license qualifying post-baccalaureate nursing program degree with a specialization in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP). The first practice doctorate program based at the institution’s Utica campus, the DNP program is conveniently delivered as an online program with asynchronous and synchronous learning opportunities to address the educational needs of adult learners. Applications are already being accepted for fall 2021.
In addition, a new 24-credit Post-Master’s in Nursing specializing in PMHNP is now offered, preparing nurses with an advanced body of knowledge to provide mental health services across the lifespan.
$750K Received to Support K-12 Mental Health Services for Children and Families in Herkimer County
Dr. Joanne Joseph, Interim Dean of the College of Health Sciences, and Dr. Veronica Tichenor, Professor of Sociology, received a $750,000 award from Herkimer County as part of a Herkimer County System of Care Expansion and Sustainability Project grant through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The effort stems from a larger grant awarded to Herkimer County which aims to enhance school-based mental health services, proactively identify areas of concern, and provide trauma-informed care for children who are involved in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems. This grant will enable the evaluation of the overall project by providing quantitative and qualitative data analysis and support the use and study of Family School Navigators, liaisons between families and schools.
Five Colleges, Including SUNY Poly, Form Two-County Partnership for Racial Justice Reform
Dr. Mark Montgomery, Chief Diversity Officer, and Dr. Veronica Tichenor, Professor of Sociology and Coordinator of the Community and Behavioral Health Program, took part as panelists in the September “What is Systemic, or Institutional, Racism?” discussion, broadcast on WUTR/PNY. The College/Community Partnership for Racial Justice Reform, whose members include five area colleges–Hamilton College, Herkimer College, Mohawk Valley Community College, Pratt MWP, SUNY Poly, and Utica College–was formed earlier this year with the Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties, Frontiers Club of the Mohawk Valley, and the United Way of the Mohawk Valley to pursue constructive, equitable change in the criminal justice system locally and statewide. Dr. Tichenor also shared policing and public safety findings at another Police Reform in the Mohawk Valley Forum Feb. 11.
Nursing Education Grade Inflation Research by SUNY Poly’s Drs. Del Prato and Bankert Published in ‘Nursing Education Perspectives’
Associate Professor of Nursing Darlene M. Del Prato, Ph.D., RN, CNE, and Professor of Nursing Esther G. Bankert, Ph.D., RN, published, “Academic Grade Inflation in Nursing Education: A Scoping Review of the Qualitative and Quantitative Literature,” in the January 2021 issue of Nursing Education Perspectives.
College of Nanoscale Science + Engineering
TEL Technology Center Awards $2.3M to SUNY Poly for Research, Recruitment, and Training Initiatives Related to Plasma Science
Tokyo Electron Limited (TEL) awarded the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) $2.3 million to develop advanced research technologies through the creation of a new program to aid the semiconductor industry. The research will focus on the study of sub-10 nm transistor production in the field of plasma science and further support targeted educational opportunities. This effort is fostered by the selection of Dr. Christophe Vallée as the first TEL Innovation Scientist at SUNY Poly.
Professor Receives $450K National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) Award to Identify New Therapies to Prevent Heart Failure
Associate Professor of Nanobioscience Dr. Ben Boivin is receiving $450,000 in funding from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). His team, in partnership with researchers from Montreal Heart Institute and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, will develop therapeutic strategies to regulate protein dephosphorylation by Protein Tyrosine Phosphatases, a process that, when left unregulated in cardiac pathologies, can cause cardiac hypertrophy and, eventually, heart failure and mortality.
Professors Awarded $320,000 from the National Institute of General Medical Services to Support Alzheimer’s Disease-Related Research
Interim Dean of the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering Dr. André Melendez and Head of Nanobioscience Dr. Scott Tenenbaum are receiving $320,000 from the National Institute of General Medicine Sciences of the National Institutes of Health. The grant will support RNA-focused research in which the research team, with SUNY Poly student participation, seeks to develop a switching mechanism attached to messenger RNA. Called sxRNA, this molecular tool enables the research team to mark cells in the body that could be involved in the processes that lead to Alzheimer’s disease, allowing them to be monitored in real time to further increase understanding of the processes involved in this disease.
National Science Foundation Awards Professor Susan Sharfstein $250,000 for Development of Cost-Effective, Bioengineered Blood Thinner
Professor of Nanobioscience Dr. Susan Sharfstein is receiving $250,000 in new funding from the National Science Foundation to support production of a bioengineered version of the anticoagulant (blood thinner) known as heparin, which could lead to a more cost-effective therapy and more reliable production. The award facilitates the continuation of research in collaboration with TEGA Therapeutics, Inc., in addition to Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences’ Center for Biopharmaceutical Education and Training, while offering opportunities for SUNY Poly students to gain hands-on, leading-edge laboratory experience.
In addition to earning the NSF grant, Dr. Sharfstein was also recently selected to take part in the Fulbright alumni ambassador program to increase engagement with STEM-focused professionals and researchers.
$250K from the Semiconductor Research Corporation Awarded for Improved Uniformity of Next-Gen Photoresists
The Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) is funding ongoing research by Associate Professor of Nanoengineering Dr. Gregory Denbeaux, Professor of Nanobioscience Dr. Robert Brainard, and several students who seek to improve the uniformity of photoresists, a key component of the photolithography process, which is used to create computer chips layer by layer. With greater uniformity of photoresists, the researchers aim to facilitate higher computer chip manufacturing yields, which could continue to drive down computer chip costs.
NYSERDA Awards Professors $246K to Provide Hands-on Energy Storage and Grid Modernization Training
CNSE received an award from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) to power hands-on training that will build capacity and develop a qualified pool of scientists, engineers, and workers in the areas of energy storage technologies, specifically rechargeable batteries, and grid modernization. The effort is led by Associate Professor of Nanoengineering Dr. Harry Efstathiadis, Associate Professor of Engineering Dr. Iulian Gherasoiu, and Adjunct Professor of Nanoengineering Dr. Devendra Sadana.
National Science Foundation Awards SUNY Poly $50K to Develop New Approach for 3D Printing of Pure Alloys
The National Science Foundation award will fund ongoing research by Associate Professor Dr. Denbeaux and three students who discovered a revolutionary additive manufacturing process for metals that could help transform manufacturing for American industries.
FuzeHub Announces Collaborative Grant Awards to SUNY Poly, Lux Semiconductors Inc, and StemCultures LLC
SUNY Poly Professor Dr. Harry Efstathiadis, with Lux Semiconductors, and SUNY Poly Professor Dr. Yubing Xie, with StemCulture, LLC, each received $50,000 from FuzeHub for separate research efforts. The first aims to develop a high performance, thin, and flexible platform for electronics called System-on-Foil, which represents a leap forward for printed circuit boards, and the second seeks to further develop novel control release sutures for advanced wound healing.
SUNY Poly with Ciencia, Inc. and NYS Department of Health, Wadsworth Center Announce 30-Minute COVID-19 Antibody Test
A COVID-19 antibody test that takes only 30 minutes to provide results has been developed with support from a SUNY COVID-19 seed funding program. This research, led by Empire Innovation Professor of Nanobioscience Dr. Nate Cady, facilitates the detection of antibodies against multiple COVID antigens. The test reveals who has been infected previously as compared to those who have not been infected by COVID-19.
SUNY Poly Professor Janet L. Paluh and Recent Ph.D. Graduate Zachary Olmsted Publish Spinal Cord Research in Nature Communications
Associate Professor of Nanobioscience Dr. Janet L. Paluh, with recent SUNY Poly Ph.D. graduate and M.D. candidate Zachary Olmsted, published, “Co-development of central and peripheral neurons with trunk mesendoderm in human elongating multi-lineage organized gastruloids,” in Nature Communications.
Collaborative Metrology Research Awarded ‘Diana Nyyssonen Memorial Best Paper Award’ at SPIE Advanced Lithography
The paper, “X-ray metrology of nanowire/ nanosheet FETs for advanced technology nodes,” by Empire Innovation Professor of Nanoscale Science Dr. Alain Diebold, with researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Onto Innovations, and TEL Technology Ctr., America, LLC, received the “Diana Nyyssonen Memorial Best Paper Award 2020/2021” at SPIE Advanced Lithography’s 2021 virtual conference.
Journal of Biotechnology Publishes Collaborative Research by Dr. Susan Sharfstein
Research published in the Journal of Biotechnology, conducted by Professor of Nanobioscience Dr. Susan Sharfstein, along with researchers from HocusLocus, LLC, the Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN) at The University at Queensland, and the Austrian Centre of Industrial Biotechnology at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, could lead to promising alternatives for manufacturing of therapeutic glycosaminoglycans (e.g., heparin).
SUNY Poly’s Nicole Neu-Baker Publishes Collaborative Nanoparticle Health and Safety-Related Research in Journal of Microscopy
SUNY Poly Research Associate for NanoHealth Initiatives, Nicole Neu-Baker, published collaborative research, “Evaluation of classification methods for identifying multiwalled carbon nanotubes collected on mixed cellulose ester filter media,” with researchers from the University at Albany School of Public Health and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).
Joint Research Published by MRS Advances Details Fastest High-Yield Scintillation Material To-Date for Nuclear Security and Other Important Applications
A team of SUNY Poly researchers led by Professor of Nanoscience Dr. Serge Oktyabrsky, with researchers from Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory and Purdue University, fabricated and investigated a novel waveguiding nanomaterial comprised of quantum dots embedded into a semiconductor matrix that can produce scintillation detectors with exceptional speed and light yield. Learn more here.
Dr. Harry Efstathiadis, in collaboration with BMW, Publishes EV Battery Research in Chemical Communications
Chemical Communications published research conducted by a team of SUNY Poly researchers led by Associate Professor of Nanoengineering Dr. Harry Efstathiadis, with Drs. Hassaram Bakhru, Nanoscience Constellation Head and Distinguished Service Professor of Nanoscience; Research Support Specialist Seiichiro Higashiya; Student Researcher Matthew Chebuske; and alumnus and Battery Research Engineer at SUNY Poly spinoff Eonix Spencer Flottman, in partnership with Senior Battery Technology Engineer Dr. Forrest Gittleson at BMW of North America, LLC , entitled, “Lithium-Enriched Graphite Anode Surfaces Investigated using Nuclear Reaction Analysis.”
Students Justin Nhan, Jacob Sitterly with Prof. Robert Brainard Publish Approach to Modeling Impact to Carbon-Oxygen Bonds During Photoresist Process
Undergraduate students Justin Nhan and Jacob Sitterly, with Professor of Nanobioscience Dr. Robert Brainard, published, “Modeling the acid-catalyzed cleavage of carbon-oxygen bonds,” in Proceedings SPIE 11612, Advances in Patterning Materials and Processes XXXVIII.
Lab on a Chip Journal Publishes Collaborative COVID-19 Focused Research
Lab on a Chip published, “Disposable photonics for cost-effective clinical bioassays: application to COVID-19 antibody testing,” by researchers at SUNY Poly, including Dr. Nate Cady, Empire Innovation Professor of Nanobioscience, Dr. Natalya Tokranova, Instructor, and Graduate Student Minhaz Abedin, with researchers from the University of Rochester.
Office of Research + Graduate Studies
SUNY Poly’s CATN2 Matching Investment Program Leverages $100K Empire State Development/NYSTAR Funding to Enable $260K in Matching Commitments from Industry and Other Partners for COVID-19 Focused Research Projects
Faculty-led research projects focused on the State’s response to the global Covid-19 pandemic have earned a total of $360,000 in funding from three companies with operations in New York State, including one start-up launched by a SUNY Poly faculty member. Part of the fourth round of the Matching Investment Program (MIP) by the New York State Center for Advanced Technology in Nanomaterials and Nanoelectronics (CATN2), this funding seeks to enable pioneering faculty research in areas that are both advancing academic knowledge and supporting New York’s response to the global Covid-19 pandemic, in addition to strengthening industry collaborations.
Graduate Student Erica Graham Wins the Top Prize in ‘3 Minute Thesis’ Competition Against Students from Across North America
After previously taking home second place in the regional competition of the “3 Minute Thesis” competition, Erica Graham, who also recently earned her Ph.D. degree in nanoscale engineering, earned a spot in the National 3MT competition.
SUNY Poly Spinoff NoMIS Power Group Looking to Provide SiC Power Semiconductor Devices and Modules for Next-Gen Clean Tech Solutions
NoMIS Power Group began from a research effort started in September 2019, when postdoc Dr. Adam Morgan connected with Associate Professor of Nanoengineering Dr. Woongje Sung and his students to help them further evaluate their silicon carbide (SiC) power semiconductor devices beyond on-wafer measurements. Read the full NoMIS Power Group profile. Since then, NoMIS Power Group announced a $498,000 award from ARPA-E for transformational energy technology.
Postdoctoral Research Associate Featured in Science Magazine: ‘Scientists Induce Artificial Magnetic Texture in Graphene’
From Science Magazine: “In a study published…in the journal Physical Review Letters, researchers describe how they paired a magnet with graphene, and induced what they describe as “artificial magnetic texture” in the nonmagnetic wonder material. Lead author Nargess Arabchigavkani performed the research as a Ph.D. candidate at UB and is now a postdoctoral research associate at SUNY Polytechnic Institute.