College of Nanoscale Engineering and Technology Innovation

Nanoengineering education, training, technology innovation, and research experience, targeted for your future.

At SUNY Polytechnic Institute’s College of Nanoscale Engineering and Technology Innovation (CNETI), the opportunities go well beyond the classrooms, cleanrooms, and laboratories. This premiere institution with world-class resources also promotes the ways in which game-changing nanoengineered technologies can make true societal impacts, via entrepreneurship and economic development, and by leveraging SUNY Poly’s unique public-private on-site and statewide resources.

CNETI--Providing A Technology-Focused Bridge to Your Future

SUNY Poly’s CNETI encompasses the constellations of Nanoengineering, Nanoeconomics, and Technology and Innovation, offering graduate and undergraduate degrees in these areas while providing a cross-disciplinary approach to enable a truly actionable nanoengineering-centered education. Through industrial internships and academic research experiences, students gain knowledge of cutting-edge technologies and learn the critical skills and techniques necessary to achieve lasting success in the dynamic world of nanoengineering.

World-Class Faculty

The faculty of CNETI are committed to training nanoengineers, entrepreneurs, and leaders capable of developing and commercializing emerging nanotechnologies that have the potential to transform the world. CNETI students work closely with faculty and industry to identify, formulate, and solve real-world engineering problems, taking the 21st century’s most exciting area of science, and applying it to make a difference.

View the SUNY Poly CNETI Faculty Research Report (PDF)

An Education Designed for Innovation

An innovative curriculum, designed for industrial relevance. Leading-edge research, enabling experiential learning. Put simply, CNETI offers an unmatched ecosystem for student success. SUNY Poly’s unique public-private partnerships allow faculty and students to co-locate with globally recognized industry leaders in innovation. CNETI students are able to take advantage of these relationships through challenging internships that provide exciting opportunities to gauge just how well CNETI has prepared them for success.

View our photo gallery of SUNY Poly's CNETI students to see where they where hired and accepted after graduation!

Student hired at IPG Photonics

Entrepreneurship in Action

CNETI is also pioneering a unique entrepreneurial educational experience, offering unparalleled resources to assist faculty and students in the commercialization of their technologies. This is made possible through training, coursework, and individual mentoring. But that’s just the beginning: CNETI oversees the annual $500,000 New York Business Competition, the nation’s largest statewide collegiate business plan competition. Another example of what CNETI catalyzes: CNETI’s SPARC incubator works with dozens of advanced technology startups in the fields of energy, biotechnology, and material science to assist them with establishing operations in New York State and bring their products to market. Because here, it is possible and encouraged to graduate and already be building your own company.

Inspiring Growth and Growing for the Future

SUNY Poly’s CNETI is also delving into new areas of growth, such as the Industrial Internet of Things, where students and faculty are focusing on scale-up and manufacturability of smart devices and systems, as well as Integrated Energy Platforms, which are centered on improving a range of energy-related technologies along with their integration and manufacturability. 

Resources You’ll Only Find Here

CNETI has been at the forefront of driving progress through partnerships, with research collaborations that include federal manufacturing research centers focused on photovoltaics and photonics, as well as a research center in power electronics. These centers provide a one-of-a-kind ecosystem for hands-on research experience for students and faculty alike, and CNETI continues to seek partnerships with leading academic, industrial, and governmental organizations and a range of international research centers to continue to expand these incredible capabilities.

Michael Carpenter, Ph.D.
Interim Dean of the College of Nanoscale Engineering and Innovation


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