The miniaturization and nanotechnology revolution is driving convergent advances in electronics, information technology, biology, and industrial technology, fields with distinctive and often conflicting operational protocols, regulations, and technical requirements.

Nanoscience's "Incredible Complex"

When President Obama toured the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering's "incredible complex," he addressed more than 650 researchers, students, and government and business leaders inside what became the first 450mm wafer cleanroom in the world. He praised the college for preparing students for specific high-tech jobs in a sector that's growing, creating a virtuous cycle of manufacturing opportunity in the U.S. "You have an outstanding university. Now I want what's happening in Albany to happen across the country."