NYSTAR’s Profiles in Research: Tokyo Electron Limited (TEL) Innovation Scientist at SUNY Poly Dr. Christophe Vallée
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The learning together continues in Albany, N.Y., as Vallée was named the first Tokyo Electron Limited (TEL) Innovation Scientist at SUNY Polytechnic Institute, located at the most advanced publicly owned semiconductor research-and-development facility of its kind in the country. With additional support from the school’s Center for Advanced Technology in Nanomaterials and Nanoelectronics (CATN2), backed by NYSTAR, Empire State Development’s Division of Science, Technology, and Innovation, Vallée has been able to build out his research group, creating more opportunities for fundamental research and practical applications for industry partners.
“SUNY Poly is an ideal place for what I want to do. You have staff and faculty so you can do research activity, and at the same time you have industry using [your] research in real life for semiconductor devices,” Vallée said. “You have a direct connection between what you can do in research and what is used in industry.”