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Use this collection of resources to explore what NY CREATES has to offer.

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.

Albany Nanotech Complex

ANT-00001 R12  NY CREATES – SUNY Poly Badge Issuance Policy (.PDF)
ANT-00001-F1 R19 NY CREATES – SUNY Poly ID Access Card Request Form (.PDF)
ANT-00001-F2 R4 NY CREATES – SUNY Poly Non-US Person Visitor Clearance Form (.PDF)

ANT-00003 R2 CNSE Parking Rules and Regulations Policy (.PDF)
ANT-00003-F1 R6 NY CREATES – SUNY Poly Parking Permit Application (.PDF)
ANT-00004 R9 Contractor Safety Guide for the Albany Nanotech Complex and Kiernan Plaza (.PDF)
Safety Orientation Registration Form (.PDF)

CFM Construction and Facilities Management

Work Authorization Permit System Flow Chart (.PDF)
CFM-00004 R32 Obtaining Work Authorization Permits (.PDF)
CFM-00004-F1 R24 Work Authorization Permit (.DOC)
CFM-00004A R3 External Appendix A – 2017 SUNY Poly Construction Permit Request (.PDF)
CFM-00004A-F1 R3 SUNY Poly Construction Permit Application (.DOC)
CFM-00005 R6 Obtaining Fire Protection System Daily Permits Instructions (.PDF)
CFM-00005-F1 R12 Fire Protection System Daily Permit (.DOC)
CFM-00006 R6 Instructions for Adding Tasks to Facility Shutdown Schedules (.PDF)
CFM-00006-F1 R6 Shutdown Task Authorization Form (.DOC)
CFM-00008 R3 Instruction for TGMS Modification Sub-Permit (.PDF)
CFM-00008-F1 R3 TGMS Modification Sub-Permit (.DOC)
CFM-00009 R3 Obtaining Fire Protection System Modification Permits (.PDF)
CFM-00009-F1 R4 Fire Protection System Modification Permit (.DOC)
CFM-00009-F2 R3 Fire Protection System Modification Permit Log (.XLS)
CFM-00010 R4 Heating and Cooling (Space Temperature Set-Point) Policy (.PDF)
CFM-00011 R3 Non-Hazardous Gas Line Break Sub-Permit Instructions (.PDF)
CFM-00011-F1 R3 Non-Hazardous Gas Line Break Sub-Permit (.DOC)
CFM-00014 R1 Space Identification Standard (.PDF)
CFM-00015 R2 SUNY Poly Procedure for Performing Hot Taps (.PDF)
CFM-00016 R1 CNSE Fire Protection Impairment Procedure (.PDF)
CFM-00017 R1 Fire Watch During Fire Protection System Impairments (.PDF)
CFM-00017-F1 R1 CNSE Fire-Watch Log Sheet (.DOC)
CFM-00020 R2 Roof Equipment Installation Policy (.PDF)
CFM-00020-F1 R1 Roof Equipment Installation Request Form (.DOC)
CFM-01005 R3 Procedure for Dirty Work Permit Application (.PDF)
CFM-01005-F1 R3 Dirty Work Permit Application (.DOC)

EHS Environmental, Health and Safety Policies

EHS-00001 R6 NY CREATES / SUNY Poly Environmental Health & Safety Policy  (.PDF)
EHS-00002 R13 Hazard Communication Program (.PDF)
EHS-00005 R13 Chemical Handling and Storage Procedure (.DOC)
EHS-00007 R9 Confined Space Entry Procedure (.PDF)
EHS-00007-F1 R10 Confined Space Entry Permit (.DOC)
EHS-00008 R9 Lockout Tagout (LOTO) Program (.PDF)
EHS-00008-F1 R6 Lockout-Tagout Procedure (.DOC)
EHS-00008-F2 R6 Lockout Tagout Periodic Inspection Form (.DOC)
EHS-00008-F3 R6 Authorization for Removal of Lockout-Tagout Devices (.DOC)
EHS-00009 R11 Hazardous Waste Management (.PDF)
EHS-00010 R18 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) (.PDF)
EHS-00010-F1 R4 Workplace Hazard Assessment and PPE Selection Form (.DOC)
EHS-00011 R6 Gas Cylinder Handling Procedure (.PDF)
EHS-00012 R5 Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure Control Plan (.PDF)
EHS-00015 R10 NY CREATES – SUNY Poly Respiratory Protection Program (.PDF)
EHS-00016 R11 New Equipment and Process Change Management Procedure (.PDF)
EHS-00016-F1 R19 New Equipment Installation or Equipment Modification or Process Change Checklist (.DOC)
EHS-00017 R15 Equipment Commissioning Procedure (.PDF)
EHS-00017-F1 R25 Equipment Commissioning Inspection Record (.DOC)
EHS-00017-F2 R7 Tool Owner Matrix Form (.DOC)
EHS-00017-F4 R1 Utility Turn On-Off Request Form (.PDF)
EHS-00029 R8 NY CREATES Hot Work Procedure (.PDF)
EHS-00029-F1 R11 Daily Hot Work Permit (.DOC)
EHS-00030 R7 Equipment Decommissioning and Removal Procedure (.PDF)
EHS-00030-F1 R5 Equipment Decommissioning and Removal Sign-Off Checklist (.DOC)
EHS-00031 R21 Toxic Gas Monitoring System Operation and Maintenance (.PDF)
EHS-00032 R5 Floor Tile Removal (.PDF)
EHS-00032-F1 R4 Floor Tile Removal Form (.DOC)
EHS-00035 R5 Powered Industrial Vehicles, Non-Motorized Hand Trucks and Pallet Jacks (.PDF)
EHS-00037 R5 Policy for Equipment Decontamination (.PDF)
EHS-00037-F1 R1 EHS Equipment Decontamination Certification (.DOC)
EHS-00038 R3 Facility Modification Sign-Off Process (.PDF)
EHS-00038-F1 R4 Design Review Checklist (.DOC)
EHS-00038-F2 R4 Final Inspection Checklist (.DOC)
EHS-00040 R6 CNSE Crane Work Permits SOP (.PDF)
EHS-00040-F1 R6 CNSE Crane Work Permit (.DOC)
EHS-00041 R3 Fall Protection (.PDF)
EHS-00045 R14 Working Alone Policy (.PDF)
EHS-00048-F1 R4 Requirements for Class 3B and 4 Lasers (.DOC)
EHS-00050 R6 Handling, Storage and Maintenance of Ladders (.PDF)
EHS-00054 R4 Procedure for Electrical Safety Program (.PDF)
EHS-00054-F1 R5 Energized Electrical Work Permit (.DOC)
EHS-00062 R9 Non-Routine Hazardous Work Permit Procedure (.PDF)
EHS-00062-F1 R8 Non-Routine Hazardous Work Permit (.DOC)
EHS-00065 R4 Power-Actuated Fastener Tool Procedure (.PDF)
EHS-00065-F1 R6 NY CREATES Power-Actuated Fastener Tool Permit (.DOC)
EHS-00066 R5 Radiation Safety Program (.PDF)
EHS-00067 R3 Use of Overhead and Gantry Cranes, Hoists, Lifts and Slings (.PDF)
EHS-00073 R2 Odor Notification Procedure (.PDF)
EHS-00073-T1 R2 Odor Notification Sign Template (.DOC)
EHS-00074 R1 Scaffolding Procedures (.PDF)
EHS-00074-F1 R3 Scaffolding Permit (.DOC)
EHS-00084 R2 Procedures for III-V Locker Use (.PDF)
EHS-00086 R1 Stormwater Pollution Prevention Policy (.PDF)

OPS-00 Policies and Procedures

OPS-00001 R17 Cleanroom Protocol Requirements (.PDF)
OPS-00005 R4 Cleanroom Tool Maintenance SOP (.PDF)
OPS-00005-F1 R4 Cleanroom Tool Maintenance Form (.DOC)

SEC-00 Security Policies

SEC-00002 R1 NY CREATES – SUNY Polytechnic Institute Key Control Policy (.PDF)

SEC-01 Security Procedures

SEC-01010 R2 Permitting Access to Secured Doors SOP (.PDF)
SEC-01011 R2 NY CREATES Motor Vehicle Towing SOP (.PDF)

TGM-00 Toxic Gas Monitoring

TGM-00001 R1 Specification of Installation for Toxic Gas Monitoring System (.PDF)

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 Tests (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

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

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


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)(

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) (

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) (

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) (

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

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

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) (

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

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

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) (

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) (

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

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) (

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) (

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) (

Microring resonator-coupled photoluminescence from silicon W~ centers, A. Tait et al, arXiv:2001.05100 [physics.optics] (

Optimization of photoluminescence from W centers in silicon-on-insulator, S. Buckley et al. arXiv:1911.01317 []  (

Development of transmon qubits solely from optical lithography on 300 mm wafers, N. Foroozani et al, Quantum Science & Technology vol. 4 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) (

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

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

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.


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