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Mike Fancher

Director, NYS Center for Advanced Technology in Nanoelectronics & Nanomaterials (CATN2)

“Since its inception, the CATN2 has played a central role in establishing a next-generation, nanotechnology-enabled open innovation public-private partnership model while working with scores of leading small, medium and large-sized companies from around the world.”

  • Over three decades of experience in industry, government and academia that includes over 20 years of providing executive leadership at SUNY Polytechnic Institute’s College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering for business development and economic outreach.
  • Has developed a broad array of innovative public-private partnerships that support manufacturing consortia, technology commercialization, clean energy programs, entrepreneurial acceleration, workforce education, and regional cluster formation.
  • Directly responsible for the successful award of funding to establish the New York Power Electronics Manufacturing Consortium (NY-PEMC) and the American Institute for Manufacturing of Integrated Photonics (AIM Photonics).
  • Principal Investigator (PI) on federal and state grants to establish the Advanced Manufacturing Performance (AMP) Center and an array of projects and programs in cyber-physical systems, clean energy and entrepreneurial growth.
  • Previously served as Deputy Director of Budget Studies for the New York State Assembly Ways and Means Committee and practiced as a Certified Public Accountant in New York State.

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