Dr. Pradeep Haldar
Albany NanoTech Professor, College of Nanoscale Science & Engineering
Director, Energy & Environmental Technology Application Center
Head, Engineering Constellation
Dr. Haldar serves as Director of the Energy & Environmental Technology Applications Center and the Associate Vice President of Energy Programs at Albany NanoTech and is Founding Professor and Head of the NanoEngineering Constellation at the newly established College of Nanoscale Sciences and Engineering at the University at Albany, State University at New York (SUNY). He has partnered with several start-up and large companies in technology development initiatives and assisted in overcoming technical, market and business development barriers. He is involved in technology commercialization through the insertion of nanotechnology innovations in energy and environmental application areas including fuel cells, solar technology, power electronics, superconductors, hydrogen and sensors.
Prior to joining the University at Albany, Dr. Haldar served as General Manager and Technical Director of IGC-SuperPower, LLC and was responsible for the formation and startup of SuperPower, a new subsidiary of Intermagnetics General Corporation. Prior to leading SuperPower, Dr. Haldar was Manager of Advanced Devices and Systems, a Technology Development group at Intermagnetics, in charge of the company’s efforts to identify new businesses, emerging markets and technology strategies in electric power, medical and electronic industries.
He has over 15 years of diverse technical, marketing and business development experience with increasing responsibilities and has also served as program manager for several large government and commercial programs. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics and member of professional organizations that include IEEE, MRS, TMS and AIP. Dr. Haldar is the author or co-author of over 100 technical papers and has three patents in materials development.
Dr. Haldar was awarded the 2002 Business Review’s 40 under forty upcoming individuals in New York’s Capital Region. He is Vice Chair of DOE’s National Clean Energy Incubator Alliance Network. He has led and organized several outreach initiatives including Tech Valley Energy Forum, NY Loves Energy, Power-Gen International Pavilion and New York Fuel Cell Network. He also established and is currently Executive Director of New Energy New York, a consortium of energy related companies in upstate New York. Dr. Haldar has played a key role in developing New York State’s Hydrogen Roadmap and Superconductivity outreach programs.