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The CATN2 serves as an interface between CNSE faculty and staff that are leveraged to support projects with industrial, academic, and government partners. The following are some of the faculty and staff that support CATN2 activities:  

Michael Fancher
Michael Fancher

Director NYS Center for Advanced Technology in Nanoelectronics & Nanomaterials (CATN2), Director Advanced Manufacturing performance center (AMP), Principal Investigator: Cyber-Physical Systems,  Clean Energy Projects, and Entrepreneurial Programs.

Ross Goodman
Ross F. Goodman, Esq.


CATN2 DeDeputy Director;

NYS Center for Advanced Technology in Nanomaterials and Nanoelectronics, and

NYS Center of Excellence in Nanoelectronics and Nanotechnology

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Max Lippitt, Ph.D

SUNY Research Foundation AMP Project Engineer

Patrizia Burinska
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Ernie Levine
CATN2 Website Development &

Advanced Manufacturing Workforce Coordinator

Suhasini Gattu, Ph.D.

Professor of Nanoscience
Patrizia Burinska
Ernest Levine, Ph.D.
Thomas Murray
Joe A Piccirillo
Miguel Rodriguez
Thomas Murray, Ph.D.


Joseph A. Piccirillo

Assistant Vice President for Module Engineering

Miguel Rodriguez, Ph.D.


Sandra Schujman
Stephen Stewart
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Sandra Schujman, Ph.D.

Metrology Technical Workgroup Manager

Stephen L. Stewart

Instructional Support Technician

Tim Stoner, Ph.D.
Brian Taylor
Natalya Tokranova
Brian Taylor

Manager of Engineering Support Services

Natalya Tokranova, Ph.D.



Hassaram Bakhru
Robert Brainard
Nathaniel Cady
Hassaram Bakhru, Ph.D

Distinguished Service Professor of Nanoscience

Robert Brainard, Ph.D.

Professor of Nanoscience

Nathaniel Cady, Ph.D.

Empire Innovation Professor of Nanobioscience and Executive Director of the SUNY Applied Materials Research Institute (SAMRI)

Research Focus


    Solid State Physics

    Ion Beam Physics

    Particle Solid State Interactions

Research Focus

design, synthesis and characterization of new molecules and polymers for their use in nanotechnology.

Research Focus

Nanobiotechnology, Biosensors, Molecular biology, Microfluidics, Detection systems

Michael Carpenter
Michael Carpenter, Ph.D

Interim Dean, College of Engineering; Associate Professor, Nanoscale Engineering

Research Focus

Chemical sensors, All-optical sensor design, Quantum dots, Plasmonics, Raman microanalysis

Greg Denbeaux
Alain Diebold
Gregory Denbeaux, Ph.D

Associate Professor

Alain Diebold, Ph.D.

Special Assistant to the President; Empire Innovation Professor of Nanoscale Science

Research Focus

fundamentals of extreme ultraviolet (EUV) resists, electron interactions in solids, lithography, nanoparticle detection and identification

Research Focus

Nanoscale metrology and materials science, Materials characterization at the nanoscale, Semiconductor metrology and characterization

Kathy Dunn
Kathleen Dunn, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Research Focus

Electron Microscopy, Ion Microscopy, Electron-beam Induced Deposition, Electrochemical Deposition, Defects in Metals, Alloys and Oxide Nanoparticles

Harry Efstathiadis
Harry Efstathiadis, Ph.D

Associate Professor of Nanoengineering

Research Focus

Photovoltaics (CuInGaSe2 (CIGS), CuInGaS2, a-Si, and nc-Si), Quantum wells (SiC/Si and SiGe/Si), Thermoelectric devices, Thin film deposition and characterization

Eric Eisenbraun
Michael Fasullo
Eric Eisenbraun, Ph.D

Associate Professor of Nanoscience

Michael Fasullo, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Nanobioscience

Research Focus

Thin films, ALD, CVD, metallization,

barriers, interconnects, gate stack


Research Focus

Genome profiling of toxin resistance, Repair of radiation-induced DNA damage, Cytochrome P450 activation of carcinogens, Biosensors for toxin exposure, Electrophoretic and single cell karyotyping

Spyros Gallis
Spyros Gallis, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Nanoengineering

Research Focus

Nanostructured materials; SiC nanowires; 2D materials; Color centers in nanostructures; Quantum photonics at telecom wavelengths; Advanced physical failure analysis.

Robert Geer
Robert Geer, Ph.D

Professor of Nanoscale Science

Research Focus

Nanomechanical and nano-optical metrology, Planarization processing for IC fabrication, Molecular self-assembly, Novel approaches of scanning probe microscopy

Eric Lifshin
James Lloyd
Eric Lifshin, Ph.D

Professor of Nanoscience; Director, Metrology & Electron Imaging Facilities; Co-Director, Center for Advanced Interconnect Science & Technology (CAIST)

James Lloyd, Ph.D.

Senior Research Scientist, Professor

Research Focus

Scanning electron microscopy and x-ray microanalysis, diffraction and energy dispersive x-ray detection systems, Monte Carlo modeling of x-ray production, Broad range of materials characterization techniques, developing analytical problem solving strategy, analysis of data, Laboratory automation, on-line measurement, chemical sensors, Combinatorial chemistry for materials development

Research Focus

Electromigration in nano-structured conductors, Time Dependent Dielectric Breakdown (TDDB) in interlevel dielectrics, Reliability issues in lead-free solder applications, Investigation into failure modes in novel materials and at nanometer dimensions

Serge Oktyabrsky
Serge Oktyabrsky, Ph.D

Professor of Nanoscience

Research Focus

Compound semiconductors, Photonics, Electronics, Molecular beam epitaxy, Semiconductor materials and nanostructures

Satyavolu Papa Rao
Satyavolu Papa Rao, Ph.D

Adjunct Professor

Research Focus

Advanced nanofabrication techniques, and leveraging the capabilities of advanced 300mm processes and tools to address challenges in areas ranging from quantum computing devices through terahertz electronic devices to nano-biological structures.

Fatemeh Shahedipour-Sandvik
Fatemeh (Shadi) Shahedipour-Sandvik, Ph.D.

Interim Vice President of Research Advancement and Graduate Studies

Research Focus

High frequency/power electronics, Energy: Photovoltaic, Beta(photo)voltaic, solar cells, Detectors, Chemical and Biosensors, Nanostructures and Nanodevices, Wide band gap materials, Metalorganic vapor phase Epitaxy of compound semiconductors

Woongje Sung
Woongje Sung, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Nanoengineering

Research Focus

Semiconductor device physics, solid state devices, Design and computer simulation of power semiconductor devices, Fabrication technology of silicon and post-silicon (wide bandgap, SiC and others) materials

Yubing Xie
Yubing Xie, Ph.D

Assocaite Professor of Nanobio Science

Research Focus

Biomedical nanotechnology, Stem cell technology, Biomaterials , Tissue engineering, Gene therapy, Nanomedicine

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