SUNY Polytechnic Institute Albany Assistant Professor Carl Ventrice Visits ShanghaiTech
Author:Office of International Affairs            Date:2016-01-21            Browse:1625
Carl Ventrice, Associate Professor of Colleges of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE), SUNY Polytechnic Institute Albany, visited ShanghaiTech University last week. He toured around ShanghaiTech’s new campus under construction with President Jiang Mianheng and discussed the design of Maker Space, a workspace where students with common interests, often in digital arts, engineering and material sciences, gather together and gain hands-on experience complementary to what they learn in class.

Carl Ventrice also visited the SPST labs with Deputy Dean of School of Physical Science and Technology Liu Zhi and explored collaborations in fields of mutual interest. He delivered a lecture titled “Synthesis of Device-Quality Graphene Films,” demonstrating the unique properties of graphene that are of particular interest for the development of nanoscale electronic devices and sensors, analyzing the difficulties in growing large-scale, device-quality graphene films with uniform thickness at a relatively low cost, and introduced the research being done in his laboratory to synthesize single crystal films of graphene.

Carl Ventrice earned his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Tennessee Tech University in 1985 and his Ph.D. in Physics from Drexel University in 1991. After completing his graduate studies, he was a postdoctoral research fellow in the Physical Chemistry and Surface Physics groups at Ruhr-Universit?t from 1991-93 and a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Physics, Applied Physics, and Astronomy at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute from 1993-96. Prior to joining CNSE in 2010, he was a faculty member in the Physics Department at the University of New Orleans (1996-2006) and Texas State University (2006-10). He is currently on the executive committee of the New York State Section of the American Physical Society, the co-chair of the Scanning Probe Microscopy focus topic of the American Vacuum Society, on the executive committee of the Applied Surface Science Division of the American Vacuum Society, and is the treasurer for the Physical Electronics Conference. His research interests are in the areas of surface and interface science.

In 2014, State University of New York Trustees unanimously approved SUNY Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Poly) as the new name for the merged SUNY CNSE / SUNYIT. With more than $43 billion in high-tech investments, SUNY Poly represents the world's most advanced university-driven research enterprise, offering students a one-of-a-kind academic experience and providing over 300 corporate partners access to an unmatched ecosystem for leading-edge R&D and commercialization of nanoelectronics and nanotechnology innovations. The first college in the world dedicated to research, development, education, and deployment in the emerging disciplines of nanoscience, nanoengineering, nanobioscience, and nanoeconomics, CNSE is the most advanced research complex of its kind at any university in the world and home to the New York State Center of Excellence in Nanoelectronics and Nanotechnology.