Harnessing Nanotech- From Biosensors to Bio-Inspired Computing Hardware

Nathaniel Cady
University at Albany, SUNY
LOW 3039, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Wed, September 13, 2023 at 11:00 AM

Nanotechnology and nanoscale fabrication techniques have held promise for a wide range of research areas. Beyond traditional microelectronics applications, a wealth of new materials, structures and devices have impacted biology, medicine, chemistry and the physical sciences. My research group, located at the Albany Nanotech Complex, leverages both small scale (200mm wafer scale and smaller) fabrication methods and large scale (300mm wafer scale) approaches to developing new technologies for biosensing and bio-inspired electronics. In this presentation I will give an overview of the exciting technological capabilities at Albany Nanotech and provide examples of my research in the areas of COVID and Lyme disease biosensors, development of novel hardware for neuromorphic computing / artificial intelligence platforms, and the challenges and opportunities of integrating new hardware with traditional complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) wafer-based processing.

Nathaniel Cady

Prof. Cady earned his BA and Ph.D. from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY and is currently an Empire Innovation Professor of Nanobioscience and Associate Dean for Research in the College of Nanoscale Science & Engineering at SUNY Polytechnic Institute. Prof. Cady has active research interests in the development of novel biosensor technologies and biology-inspired nanoelectronics, including novel hardware for neuromorphic computing. He is also the Executive Director of the SUNY Applied Materials Research Institute (SAMRI) that funds collaborative research efforts between SUNY faculty and industry partner Applied Materials (AMAT). His research has been supported by the NIH, NSF, AFRL, ARL, DOE, ONR, SRC, as well as multiple industry partners.