Energy & Environmental Technology Applications Center

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About E2TAC. The Energy and Environmental Technology Applications Center (E2TAC) addresses the needs of advanced energy and environmental applications by leveraging the intellectual power base and state-of-the-art infrastructure at the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) and making use of its extensive capabilities in microelectronics and nanotechnology. Working with a growing list of collaborators, E2TAC is also at the forefront in business acceleration, education and outreach activities in the increasingly important areas of renewable energy and energy efficiency.

E2TAC's technology thrusts include photovoltaics, fuel cells, thermoelectrics, power electronics, energy efficiency, environmental sensors, electrochemical double layer capacitors (EDLCs), and superconductors. For more information, please visit

About CNSE. The College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering of the University at Albany-State University of New York is the first college in the world dedicated to research, development, education, and deployment in the emerging disciplines of nanoscience, nanoengineering, nanobioscience, and nanoeconomics.

CNSE's Albany NanoTech Complex is the most advanced research facility of its kind at any university in the world: a $5 billion, 800,000-square-foot complex that attracts corporate partners from around the world, and offers students a one-of-a-kind academic experience. In addition to the academic credentials required of a top-flight academic institution, CNSE's world-class faculty have strong industrial research backgrounds, providing students with valuable exposure to the world of industrial nanotechnology. The complex, also home to the New York State Center of Excellence in Nanoelectronics, is a fully-integrated research, development, prototyping, pilot manufacturing and education resource with a strategic portfolio of state-of-the-art laboratories, supercomputer and shared-user facilities and an array of research centers. Students and faculty work alongside scientists from industry on fundamental cutting-edge research underlying the real-world problems that most concern industry.

CNSE houses the only fully-integrated, 300mm wafer, computer chip pilot prototyping and demonstration line within 80,000 square feet of Class 1 capable cleanrooms. More than 2,500 scientists, researchers, engineers, students, and faculty work on site at CNSE's Albany NanoTech complex, including IBM, AMD, SONY, Toshiba, Qimonda, Honeywell, ASML,Applied Materials, Tokyo Electron, and Freescale.