April 27, 2012

Feds Touring College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering


Source: The Business Review

Michael Molnar, chief manufacturing officer at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, toured the University at Albany's College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering today.

Molnar, who was invited by Rep. Paul Tonko (D-Amsterdam), spoke with college officials about advanced manufacturing and potential opportunities for public-private partnerships with CNSE.

"It can't be said any simpler—research equals jobs," Tonko said. "I look forward to continuing to partner with NIST and the Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office as we pursue opportunities to create jobs, boost the economy and reignite the American Dream through our manufacturing base."

CNSE Senior Vice President and CEO Alain Kaloyeros said he was pleased Tonko invited Molnar to visit CNSE as the college "continues to gain global recognition as the global epicenter for innovative research, development and commercialization of nanotechnology-enabled applications."

NIST was founded in 1901. It is a a non-regulatory federal agency within the U.S. Department of Commerce. Its mission is to promote U.S. innovation and industrial competitiveness by advancing measurement science, standards and technology.

CNSE is located on the Albany NanoTech campus, which is home to 260 corporations, including IBM, Tokyo Electron and ASML, employing 2,600.