Professor Nate Cady


Professor Nathan Cady – Principal Investigator

Prof. Cady obtained his Ph.D. in Microbiology from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. He is currently an Empire Innovation Professor of Nanobioscience in the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (SUNY Poly). Prof. Cady has active research interests in the development of novel biosensor technologies, nano-bio interfaces, and biology-inspired nanoelectronics.

Graduate Students

Minhaz Abedin

Minhaz Abedin graduated from Chittagong University of Engineering and Technology, Bangladesh, with a B.S in Electrical and Electronics Engineering. His undergraduate research focused on designing and characterizing CMOS Image Sensors. His research interest is in both nanoscale switching devices and sensors. Currently he is pursuing his master’s degree and his research includes integration of microfluidics and silicon photonic sensors for Lab On a Chip. Apart from research, he enjoys volunteering to outreach and humanitarian activities.

Eunice Chou

Eunice Chou graduated from Vassar College in 2014 with a B.A. in Neuroscience and Behavior. Her undergraduate research focused on environmental neurotoxicology and dopaminergic neurodegeneration, using the C. elegans model organism. She joined the Cady lab as a joint-degree MD/PhD student at SUNY Downstate Medical School and SUNY Polytechnic Institute in 2017. Currently, her work at the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering involves collaborating with the NYS Department of Health and Ciencia Inc. to develop a diagnostic biosensor for early-stage Lyme Disease.

Jubin Hazra

Jubin Hazra graduated from University of Southern California, Los Angeles with a Master’s degree and Engineer’s degree in Electrical Engineering in 2014 and 2016 respectively where his research was mostly based on design, fabrication and characterization of III-V compound semiconductor electronic and optoelectronic devices on Si substrates. He also has one year working experience in ASML US Inc in AZ, US as a senior optics engineer prior to joining SUNY Poly as a full time PhD student in Jan 2018. He joined Cady lab in Aug 2018 and currently his research is focused on hardware implementation of neuromorphic chips using memristor-CMOS hybrid technology and improving the ferroelectric performance in HZO films.

Tristen Head

Tristen graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in 2017 with a B.S in Physics and a certificate in Elements of Computing. His current research involves the development of a microfluidic intravital window for the study of cancer metastasis in vivo as part of a collaboration with the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and Mount Sinai Health System.

Maximilian Liehr

Maximilian Liehr graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 2014 with a BS and MEng in Electrical Engineering. His current research focuses on electrical and material testing for ReRAM devices with CMOS technologies as well as implementation of characterization programs.

Wilkie Olin-Ammentorp

Wilkie graduated in 2015 from the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) with a BS in Microelectronic Engineering and an MS in Materials Science and Engineering. His current research focuses on analyzing biological and synthetic neural networks, as well as practical implementations of neural networks in hardware (utilizing ReRAM and CMOS technologies).

Sarah Rafiq

Sarah graduated in 2017 from International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) with a B.E. in Electronics -Communications (Honours). During her degree, she had an internship with Intel Programmable Solutions Group in 2016, where she worked on the 20nm technology product Arria10. During her undergraduate research, she developed an ECG system for possible application in home ECG monitoring. Her current research focuses on the implementation of computational array designs on arrays consisting of ReRAM, in collaboration with the University of Central Florida. She is also involved in the electrical characterization of ReRAM.

Lukas Tierney

Lukas is a part-time Master’s student working on developing detection assays for trace metals and metallic nanoparticles using ICP-MS.

Senior Scientists

Natalya Tokranova

Dr. Natalya Tokranova received M.S. degree from Leningrad Electrical Engineering Institute specializing in optoelectronic devices in 1987 and her Ph. D. degree in Physics in 1996 from A. F. Ioffe Physical-Technical Institute. She worked from 1987 to 2000 in the A. F. Ioffe Physical-Technical Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences, St.-Petersburg, Russia. From 2000 she has been working in the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering, SUNY Polytechnic Institute. Dr. Tokranova has more than twenty-five years of experience in the semiconductor fabrication technology. Her expertise covers design, fabrication and characterization of silicon semiconductor and MEMS devices and various types of sensors.

Kapili Nath

Kapili Nath has received her MS degree from Gauhati University (Department of Zoology), India specializing in Physiology and Biochemistry. She has done her internship in the Department of Biophysics at All India Institute of Medical Sciences, India (AIIMS), and then worked as Junior Research fellow in the Department of Biotechnology at AIIMS. Her work focus was to develop diagnostic tool to detect Tuberculosis in cerebrospinal fluids using highly sensitive molecular probe. From 2009 to 2013 she has worked as a senior research fellow at Vallabhbhai Patel Chest Institute (Faculty of Medical Sciences) at University of Delhi, India. She also worked as a Research Scientist/Project Manager at Asomi Charitable Trust, India in 2014. Since 2015, she has been working at CNSE, SUNY Polytechnic institute as a Research Scientist. Ms. Nath expertise includes nanomedicine approach of formulations of various natural products/natural active ingredients for targeted delivery and cancer therapies.

Undergraduate Students (current)

Elizabeth Blackert

Julianna Bourgeois

Evan Iler

Tyler Jetjomlong (UAlbany)

Elena Musteata

Emma Richardson

Ezra Romero

Sierra Russell

Nadia Suguitan

Former Graduate Students (graduated)

Joshua Holt – PhD, 2018

Logan Butt – PhD, 2018

Stephanie Curley – PhD, 2018

Karsten Beckmann – PhD, 2017

Zahiruddin Alamgir – PhD, 2017

Vishal Desai – PhD, 2017

Stephen Kasper – PhD, 2017

William “Rick” Hynes – PhD, 2016

Aleksandra Gunko – MS, 2014

Mary Graham – PhD, 2014

Jihan Capulong – PhD, 2014

Benjamin Briggs – PhD, 2014

Zach Rice – PhD, 2013

Aaron Mosier – PhD, 2013

Nicholas Fahrenkopf – PhD, 2013

Nathan McDonald – MS, 2012

Jason Behnke – MS, 2011

Ted van Hoof – MS, 2010

Blaze Messer – MS, 2010

Former Post Doctoral Associates

Aaron Mosier, PhD

Seann Bishop, PhD

Robert Balsano, PhD

Harika Manem, PhD

Karsten Beckmann, PhD

Former Undergraduate Students

University at Albany / SUNY Polytechnic Institute Students

Nicholas Fahrenkopf

William (Rick) Hynes

Jason Behnke

Brian Clow

Joshua Kessler

Gabriel Kousourou

Steven Kasper

Lyndsay Toth

Alicia McCarthy

Daniel Sellers

Michael Hovish

Samantha Testa

Victoria Crockett

Rachel Bourgignon

James Sidoli

Xinru Wang

Tad Reese

Dominic Picciocca

Sarah Lombardo

Samuel Marthage

Aleksandr Fillipov Zachary Schaffer

Liam Wisehart

Duncan McCloskey

Ryan Hart

William Gasperi

Alex Hartwell

Austin Clark

David Lonstein

Non – SUNY Polytechnic Institute Students

Kai Dallas (Cornell University)

Natalie McClain (Cornell University)

Katherine Lee (Binghamton University)

Sree Addepalli (University of Michigan)

Amanda Stewart (Stony Brook University)

Jennifer Baxter (Hamilton College)

Rhoda Asimeng (Siena College)

Chantel Grubbs (Florida A&M)

Sean McGinn (Binghamton University)

Eileen Jin (Dartmouth College)

Jared Mondschein (Union College)

Oludayisi Otulaja (Stony Brook University)

Gavin Clark-Gartner (Cornell University)

Julian Duff (Stony Brook University)

Olivia Ahner (Northeastern University)

Tyler Jetjomlong (UAlbany)

Medical Students

Luke Beardslee (Albany Medical College)

John Ling (Indiana Univ. Medical College)


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