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EHS Contacts

Tom Diamond CIH / VP for Environmental, Health, and Safety and Facilities Engineering
518-437-8661 (Work)
518-441-6850 (Cell)

Kassey Rydberg / AVP of Environmental, Health and Safety
518-380-1847 (Cell)


Darren Brookhart / Sr. Safety Equipment Engineer
518-364-4345 (Cell)

Priscilla LaFountain / Safety Engineer
518-728-3241 (Cell)  


Katlin Rhodes / IH / CSP
518- 641-2255 (Cell)


Tina Ovitt / Environmental Engineer (Waste and Wastewater programs)
518-704-5697 (Cell) 

Whitney Crowe / Environmental Engineer (Air, CBS, PBS and Stormwater programs)
518-918-6771 (Cell) 


Lynda Seiling / EHS Clerk
518-437-8628 (work)

Contact Paul Butler, EHS Admin, at SUNYPOLYEHS@SUNYPOLY.EDU to set-up appointments with any member of the EHS office.

General Questions:  

2023 Holiday Schedule

HR Contacts

Will Bronner / AVP, Human Resources

Colleen McCarthy / Assistant Director, Payroll & Benefits

Justin Rivers / Associate Director, Recruitment & Employment

Molly Yezzi / Senior Benefits & Leave Specialist

Ashley Franceschi / Payroll Coordinator

Taryn Tropiano / Assistant Director, Recruitment

MaryAnn Beals / Sr. HR Administrator

Leah Giacomantonio / Recruitment Specialist

Tory Carpe / Recruitment Specialist

Please click here to access the full list of available policies, procedures and forms.

NY CREATES has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a project that will expand the Albany Nanotech Complex, including new cleanroom space, a parking garage, and infrastructure improvements.

Information for interested bidders can be found on the New York State Contract Reporter website and is available here.

Responses are due by July 11, 2022, at 3PM.

Selected publications co-authored by NY CREATES researchers in integrated photonics, superconducting qubits, neuromorphic computing, and advanced process technologies:

Copper Encapsulated Ultra-Thin NbN Films and Damascene Structures on 300 mm Si Wafers, S. Kar et al. IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, vol. 33, no. 5, pp. 1-5, (2023) (

Engineering of Niobium Surfaces Through Accelerated Neutral Atom Beam Technology For Quantum Applications, S.Kar et al. ( arXiv:2302.14113) []

Chemical Mechanical Planarization for Ta-based Superconducting Quantum Devices, E. Bhatia et al. (arXiv:2302.07732) []

Optimization of photoluminescence from W centers in silicon-on-insulator, S. Buckley et al. Optics Express Vol. 28, Issue 11, pp. 16057-16072 (2020) (

Microring resonator-coupled photoluminescence from silicon W~ centers, A. Tait et al, Journal of Physics: Photonics, Volume 2, Number 4
(2020) (

Foundry capabilities for photonic integrated circuits, M. Liehr et al, Optical Fiber Telecommunications VII, pp. 143-193, (2020) (

Through Oxide Via (TOV) Induced Fabrication Stress on Directional Couplers in a Si Photonic Interposer, E. Graham et al. IEEE Albany Nanotechnology Symposium (ANS), Albany, NY, USA, pp. 1-4 (2019) (

CMOS-Compatible Optical Phased Array Powered by a Monolithically-Integrated Erbium Laser, J. Notaros et al Jour. of Lightwave Tech. vol. 37 (24) pp. 5982-5987 (2019) (

A Single-Chip Optical Phased Array in a 3D-Integrated Silicon Photonics/65nm CMOS Technology, T. Kim et al, 2019 IEEE International Solid State Circuits Conference – (ISSCC), San Francisco, CA, USA, pp. 464-466 (2019) (

The AIM Photonics MPW: A Highly Accessible Cutting Edge Technology for Rapid Prototyping of Photonic Integrated Circuits, N. Fahrenkopf et al, IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, vol. 25 (5), pp. 1-6, (2019) (

Fabrication and Performance of Hybrid ReRAM-CMOS Circuit Elements for Dynamic Neural Networks, M. Liehr et al, ICONS ’19: Proceedings of the International Conference on Neuromorphic Systems, Article No. 6 pp. 1–4 (2019) (

Development of transmon qubits solely from optical lithography on 300 mm wafers, N. Foroozani et al, Quantum Science & Technology vol. p.025012 (2019)(

Materials and Processes for Superconducting Qubits and Superconducting Electronic Circuits on 300mm Wafers, S. Papa Rao et al, ECS Transactions  85 (6) p. 151  (2018) (

Integrating photonics with silicon nanoelectronics for the next generation of systems on a chip, A. Atabaki et al, Nature vol. 556, pp. 349–354 (2018) (

Octave-spanning coherent supercontinuum generation in silicon on insulator from 1.06 μm to beyond 2.4 μm, N. Singh et al. Light Sci. & Appl. vol 7, p.17131 (2018) (

Broadband 2-µm emission on silicon chips: monolithically integrated Holmium lasers, N. Li et al, Optics Express vol. 26 (3), pp. 2220-2230 (2018) (

Monolithically integrated erbium-doped tunable laser on a CMOS-compatible silicon photonics platform, N. Li et al, Optics Express vol. 26 (13), pp. 16200-16211 (2018) (

High positional freedom SOI subwavelength grating coupler (SWG) for 300 mm foundry fabrication, E. Ong et al, Optics Express vol. 26 (22), pp. 28773-28792 (2018) (

SiNx bilayer grating coupler for photonic systems, E. Ong et al. OSA Continuum vol. 1 (1), pp. 13-25 (2018) (

High-power thulium lasers on a silicon photonics platform, N. Li et al Optics Letters vol. 42 (6), pp. 1181-1184 (2017) (

Mode-evolution-based coupler for high saturation power Ge-on-Si photodetectors, M. Byrd et al, Optics Letters vol. 42 (4), pp. 851-854 (2017) (

Demonstrating Manufacturability of Atomic Level Etch (ALE) through Accelerated Neutral Atom Beam (ANAB) Processing D.Steinke et alALD/ALE Workshop, Denver, CO (2017) (

Second-Order Wavelength-Selective Partial-Drop Multicast Filter Bank, Z. Su et al, Advanced Photonics 2016 (IPR, NOMA, Sensors, Networks, SPPCom, SOF), OSA technical Digest (online) paper ITu1B.7 (2016) (

Mode-evolution based coupler for Ge-on-Si photodetectors, M. Byrd et al, 2016 IEEE Photonics Conference (IPC), Waikoloa, HI,  pp. 252-253 (2016) (

Ultra-Compact CMOS-Compatible Ytterbium Microlaser, Z. Su et al. Advanced Photonics 2016 (IPR, NOMA, Sensors, Networks, SPPCom, SOF), OSA technical Digest (online) paper IW1A.3 (2016) (

Nanophotonic phased array for visible light image projection, M. Raval et al, 2016 IEEE Photonics Conference (IPC), Waikoloa, HI, pp. 206-207 (2016) (

Accelerated Neutral Atom Beam (ANAB) Processing for Atomic Layer Etch (ALE) E. Barth et al, ALD/ALE Workshop, Dublin, Ireland (2016)  (



Badging Process

1. Authorized Sponsor submits badge request form to

  • Use your legal name on the badge request and to sign up for training. This name will be on your license/identification card.
  • Include your e-mail on the badge form – be accurate

2. View the online Safety Orientation and other applicable required training below. Complete the online test(s) below and submit it to

3. After completing Safety Orientation, will e-mail you when your badge is ready. Badges can be picked up at the security badging office in the NFE rotunda between  8 a.m. and 12 noon Monday through Friday or by appointment.

If you have not received your badge in 5 business days, contact your SPONSOR to inquire about the badge.

Online Training

Important! Open and read: Instructions for Downloading and Submitting Test (PDF)

If your test is not opened and submitted correctly, it can delay receiving access to the site.

PowerPoint Link (by Subject)Test LinkTraining Requirement
Safety Orientation (pdf)Test (pdf)Safety Orientation is required for anyone working on the Albany Nanotech Complex or anyone who has been off the Albany Nanotech Complex for more than two years.
Online Lab Safety (pptx)Test (pdf)For employees or students who work in laboratories
Cleanroom Safety (pdf)Test (pdf)Cleanroom Safety is required for anyone working in the cleanrooms and/or HPM area.
Contractor Safety Guide for the Albany Nanotech Complex and Kiernan Plaza (pdf)Read the Contractor Safety Guide for the Albany Nanotech Complex and Kiernan Plaza (pdf)

Required initially for any:

  • Contractor working on the Albany Nanotech Complex and Kiernan Plaza


  • Technical Coordinator (TC) person who is responsible for maintaining technical liaison with the Contractor
  1. Employers (e.g., contractors, business partners, tenants) are responsible for providing their company training and/or job-specific training and the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for their employees
  2. Visit Resources – POLICIES, PROCEDURES AND FORMS for detailed instructions and requirements
  3. If you have any questions about training contact your manager, work sponsor or
  4. For task specific training (e.g., Hazardous Waste Handling) for contractors or business partners, contact your sponsor, manager and/or create an intranet account

NY CREATES’ Albany Nanotech Complex is able to facilitate all types of events on site. The wide range of venues are ideal for educational programs, training sessions, board meetings, symposia and conferences.

You can choose from a variety of spaces which include: two auditoriums, three meeting rooms, two rotundas, and a large atrium that can accommodate up to 600 people. During the summer months, additional space is available via classrooms.

Additionally, an on-site caterer can work directly with you on your catering needs.

For more information and to schedule a site visit, please contact Tenant Relations at

NanoFab South Auditorium

Located in NanoFab South, building 255, the South Auditorium features a user-friendly touch screen, built-in state-of-the-art audio visual capabilities, retractable screen, and complimentary WiFi enabling quick and easy internet access. The auditorium seats up to 250 people with outlets in every other row for convenient cell phone and laptop charging.

The rotunda area outside the South Auditorium is ideal for receptions, networking and registration.

Capacity: 250

Audio Visual: Built in audio visual system, projector, retractable screen, podium with VGA hookup, stationary microphone and two handheld microphones.


CESTM Auditorium

Located inside CESTM, building 251, the CESTM Auditorium is equipped with audio visual and projection capabilities. It is the perfect venue for small scale conferences, meetings, and panel discussions.

The rotunda area outside the CESTM Auditorium is perfect for registration and sit-down meals.

Capacity: 52

Audio Visual: Built in audio visual system, projector, retractable screen, Wi-Fi, and a podium with VGA hookup.


ZEN Atrium

Located on the 3rd floor of ZEN, building 201 the ZEN Atrium is a beautiful wide-open modern space that can accommodate up to 600 people.

Capacity: 600

Time Frame: Please note events cannot be booked past 11 p.m.


NFC Boardroom

Designed for smaller gatherings and “break-out” sessions the NFC Boardroom is equipped with audio-visual capabilities and a white board. The room seats 14 around the board table with space around the perimeter for up to 25 people.

White paper describing the American Semiconductor Innovation Coalition (ASIC) vision for the National Semiconductor Technology Center (NSTC). NY CREATES is a founding member of ASIC.

Response to Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry and Security Request for Comments on “Risks in the Semiconductor Manufacturing and Advanced Packaging Supply Chain”

Response to the ARO/LPS RFI on Qubits For Computing Foundry (QCF)

Response to DOE RFI on Quantum Information Science Research Centers

Response to DOE RFI on Microelectronics


Explore Recent News

Review upcoming topics and learn about
speakers featured in our Emergent Technologies Seminar Series. 


Dive Deeper

Learn about the latest technologies with presentations and papers co-authored by members of the NY CREATES team. 


Go Behind The Scenes

Start your NY CREATES dialogue with a few words about your technology and collaborative interests using the link below.