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Nanotechnology Research in Albany, 1980–2016

  • Charles W. Wessner
  • Thomas R. Howell
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Part of the International Studies in Entrepreneurship book series (ISEN, volume 42)

Abstract

Large state investments in universities in the Capital Region, most notably in the University at Albany (SUNY Albany) and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, transformed the region into one of the most formidable centers of nanotechnology in the world. Most notably, the state underwrote expansion of the nanotechnology research infrastructure at SUNY Albany, culminating in the creation in 2004 of the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE). In 2002, Sematech began a process of relocation from Austin to Albany which was completed a decade later, followed by an influx of other semiconductor companies seeking joint research projects at the NanoCollege.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Charles W. Wessner
    • 1
  • Thomas R. Howell
    • 2
  1. 1.Georgetown UniversityWashington, DCUSA
  2. 2.Dentons, LLPWashington, DCUSA

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