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Thursday August 23, 2012 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM EDT

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An Evening with Dr. Alain Kaloyeros


Thursday, August 23, 2012
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
The University Club of Albany

Honorary Committee: $50 ~ Supporter: $25

Dr. Alain Kaloyeros, Senior Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) at the University at Albany, will discuss the groundbreaking research and development being carried out at the Albany NanoTech Complex at a reception Thursday, August 23 at the National Register-listed University Club of Albany, 141 Washington Avenue at Dove Street.

The University Club Foundation and the Center for Economic Growth (CEG) are co-hosting the hors d'oeuvre reception, which will begin at 5:30 p.m., with the presentation commencing at 6:30 p.m. One need not be a member of the University Club or the CEG to attend. CHA, formerly known as Clough Harbour & Associates, is providing corporate support. Support for educational programming presented by the University Club of Albany is provided by AT&T. Our media sponsor is All Over Albany.

“With the recent announcement that engineering firm CHA, the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering, and the not-for-profit Trinity Alliance are joining forces to bring nanotechnology research and high-tech jobs to the historic Kiernan Plaza in downtown Albany, we are even more pleased to welcome Dr. Kaloyeros to the University Club,” said Vito Grasso, President of the University Club Foundation. “We are looking forward to learning more about his vision for 21st century smart cities and the role that high-tech research and manufacturing jobs might play in revitalizing our region.”

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"Tech Valley is a region on the rise, due in no small part to the visionary leadership of Dr. Kaloyeros and the catalytic investments and groundbreaking research underway at the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering,” noted F. Michael Tucker, President and CEO of the Center for Economic Growth. “CEG is delighted to partner with the University Club to sponsor what should be a fascinating evening.”

CHA Chief Executive Officer Ray Rudolph said, “As our company grows, we are delighted to be able to locate our corporate headquarters in downtown Albany and continue our presence in the Capital Region. And, our partnership with the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering provides us exciting new opportunities to continue to expand our services in clean energy technology and advanced manufacturing. This will be particularly important as we continue to grow internationally.”

Harris Oberlander, Chief Executive Officer of Trinity Alliance of the Capital Region, said, “Trinity Alliance salutes the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering for paving the way for Albany’s residents to access world-class student education and workforce development opportunities that have historically bypassed our inner cities. Trinity is proud to partner with CNSE to ensure that science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education and exposure to high-technology training are made available to the people and neighborhoods our agency serves.”

From solar cells to sustainable ecosystems, nanotechnology is about much more than computer chips. Nanotechnology is the study of manipulating matter on an atomic and molecular scale, and deals with developing materials, devices, or other structures at the microscopic level. Founded in 2004, The College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering was created in response to the emergence of nanotechnology as the primary enabler for discovery, innovation, and education in science and engineering in the 21st century.

Dr. Kaloyeros received his Ph.D. in Experimental Condensed Matter Physics from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in 1987. He has been actively involved in the development and implementation of New York’s high tech strategy to become a global leader in the nanotechnology-driven economy of the 21st Century.

A cornerstone of New York’s high technology strategy is the establishment of the UAlbany College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering as a truly global resource for research and development, technology deployment, education, and commercialization for the international nanoelectronics industry. CNSE has generated over $14 billion in public and private investments, including approximately $1.4 billion from New York State and over $13 billion from the federal government and international nanoelectronics industry. CNSE represents the world’s most advanced university-driven research enterprise, offering students a one-of-a-kind academic experience.

The cost for the reception and presentation is $25. Reservations are required and may be made by calling the University Club at 518-463-1151. The University Club Foundation, a 501c3 corporation, was formed to recognize and maintain the unique historic and architectural significance of the University Club building and property, its historic neighborhood and the city of Albany, where it has been located since its inception in 1901.

For more than two decades, the Center for Economic Growth has been at the forefront of economic development initiatives and public policy discussions affecting the 1.1 million residents of New York’s Capital Region and Tech Valley. By advancing visionary policies and advocating for transformational change, they strive to build upon the qualities that make the area a great place to live, work and play.

CHA is a full service engineering firm with the in-house capabilities to supply all the engineering, planning, surveying, permitting, environmental, and construction inspection and administration services needed to complete complex projects. This eliminates the need for multiple subcontracts, increasing efficiency and reducing costs.

Trinity Alliance of the Capital Region provides services to the community that support and promote healthy families, adults and children. The agency is dedicated to improving the neighborhood as a setting for family life, contributing to health and well-being, and promoting education and employment as a means of self-development.