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Posted: April 15, 2008
UAlbany NanoCollege Professor Nathaniel Cady receives Rising Star Award from SUNY Research Foundation
(Nanowerk News) College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering ("CNSE") Assistant Professor of Nanobioscience Nathaniel Cady is among 20 faculty members from State University of New York ("SUNY") campuses around the state to be honored for exceptional research.
The SUNY Research Foundation ("RF") presented Dr. Cady with the Rising Star Award, which recognizes newer faculty for the promise they show at having been published, received external funding, or a patent or license for the first time.
Dr. Cady specializes in research at the interface of nanotechnology and biology, focusing on the development of biosensor technologies and cellular interactions with surfaces. He holds two U.S. patents and a number of prestigious publications. Dr. Cady has demonstrated excellence in basic research and provided critical expertise in developing new technologies for commercial applications, while at the same time playing a pivotal role in the development of the Nanobiosciences Constellation at CNSE, through curriculum development and the creation of three new Nanobiology courses. For more information about Dr. Cady and his accomplishments, click here.
Dr. Cady and his 19 SUNY colleagues were honored for the research they have done in many areas, such as treating eye disease, helping the elderly, improving memory, and even developing a better chance of surviving earthquakes. The annual awards given by RF represent New York State's chance to recognize and say thank you to faculty whose research in fields like medicine, engineering, science, computers, mathematics, social work, and education increases human knowledge, and provides an economic engine for the state.
In 2007, the RF administered $781.8 million in research money for 7,400 projects funded by 1,600 sponsors. And even while they carry on their research, these faculty members are still in the classrooms teaching. A committee comprised of researchers chose the honorees from a large pool of highly qualified candidates nominated by their campus presidents.