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Thursday, February 20, 2014

Michael Fancher of CNSE to address Albany Roundtable 3/12

Advanced Technologies and “Smart Cities” will be focus of March 12 luncheon

Michael Fancher, Vice President for Business Development and Economic Outreach, Director of the New York State Center for Advanced Technology in Nanoelectronics and Nanomaterials (CATN2), and Associate Professor of Nanoeconomics at the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE), will address the Albany Roundtable on Wednesday, March 12. Albany Roundtable luncheon meetings are held at the National Register-listed University Club, 141 Washington Avenue at Dove Street in Albany, and are open to the public.

Mr. Fancher has been instrumental in advancing the College’s global educational, technology commercialization and economic growth initiatives. His work in developing industry, university and government partnerships has been a vital component of New York’s successful efforts to attract advanced nanotechnology-driven R&D and manufacturing to the state.

Mr. Fancher is internationally renowned as an industry expert and has been lauded for his work in the development of nanoeconomics as the study of the changing nature of corporate, government and academic decision-making processes as driven by nanotechnology and for technology policy.

NAI Platform is sponsoring the March 12 luncheon. “NAI Platform is pleased to provide our support to institutions that help build and promote local neighborhoods and livelihoods, and to civic leadership,” said Felton McLaughlin, Associate Broker, NAI Platform. “This is a very exciting time for the continued development of Tech Valley and the Capital Region, and we are delighted to help the Roundtable welcome Michael Fancher of CNSE.”

The cost for the luncheon is $20, which may be paid at the door. The Roundtable also offers its guests the option of paying in advance with a credit card. The University Club will serve a hot and cold buffet from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m., with the program commencing at 12:30. Reservations for the March 12 luncheon are required by Monday, March 10 and may be made by prepaying online, by calling 518-431-1400 (the Albany Colonie Regional Chamber of Commerce) or by email at