SUNY Polytechnic Institute's Albany NanoTech Complex. The Albany NanoTech Complex is a fully-integrated research, development, prototyping, and educational facility that provides strategic support through outreach, technology acceleration, business incubation,  prototyping, and test-based integration support for onsite corporate partners including IBM, , GlobalFoundries, SUNY Poly SEMATECH, Samsung,  Applied Materials, Tokyo Electron, and Lam Research, as well as other “next generation” nanotechnology research activities. In sum, the 1.3 million square-foot NanoTech complex boasts more than $24B in high-tech investments and multiple corporate partners, with more than 4,000 R&D jobs on site. 

Facilities at the NanoTech Complex include:

  • The Zero Energy Nanotechnology (ZEN) building is SUNY Poly College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering’s most recent expansion project and opened in 2015. ZEN is a $191M, 356,000-square-foot facility that will serve as a living laboratory for clean and renewable energy technologies.

  • NanoFab Xtension, completed in 2013, is a $375M, 500,000-square-foot facility with 50,000 square feet of 300mm wafer cleanrooms.

  • NanoFab East, a 250,000-square-foot office, laboratory and classroom building and NanoFab Central, a separate 100,000-square-foot building that houses 15,000 square feet of 300mm wafer, class 1 capable cleanroom space were part of a $150 million project completed in March 2009.

  • NanoFab North, completed in December 2005, is a 228,000 square foot, $175 million facility including 35,000 square feet of cleanroom space with Class 1 capable 300mm wafer production.

  • NanoFab South, completed in March 2004, is a 150,000 square foot, $50 million facility including 32,000 square feet of cleanroom space. The facility also includes classrooms and offices for the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering.

  • NanoFab 200 (also known as CESTM) was completed in June 1997. This 70,000 square foot, $16.5 million facility includes 4,000 square feet of cleanroom space, plus CNSE metrology labs and office space for programs such as the State University of New York’s Atmospheric Sciences Research Center.

Peter D. Kiernan Plaza  - Originally a railroad depot for New York Central Railroad, called Union Station , it was completed in 1900 and was the Capital District's main railroad station until 1968 when the Albany-Rensselaer Rail Station began operations.  SUNY Poly obtained this historic building in 2013.



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