Dr. Pradeep Haldar serves as CNSE Vice President of Clean Energy Programs at CNSE, Professor and Head of the NanoEngineering Constellation at the College of Nanoscale Science & Engineering (CNSE) at the University at Albany, (SUNY). He is also Director of the Energy and Environmental Technology Applications Center at CNSE. At CNSE he has been actively involved in establishing Industry-University-Government partnerships between academia, venture capitalists, private investors, entrepreneurs, government agencies, as well as small and large corporations that foster a robust open innovation ecosystem leveraging state-of-the-art nanotechnology capabilities to enable and shape the future of clean energy technologies that include: Advanced photovoltaics; Advanced energy storage devices; Energy Efficiency and Smart Grid Applications. Dr. Haldar has deep understanding of the innovation and commercialization of high-tech and clean energy ecosystems with over 25 years of industrial and academic experience in these areas. He has considerable expertise in building open innovation capabilities, strategic alliances, business and technology strategy, R&D portfolio management, incubation, mentoring start-ups and commercialization. He manages iCLEAN, the Clean Energy incubator at CNSE and serves as founder, Board Member and Executive Director of New Energy New York Consortium and is Past Chair, DOE NREL’s Clean Energy Alliance. He has led and organized several initiatives including Tech Valley Energy Forum, NY Loves Energy, NY Fuel Cell Network, and the Solar Initiative of New York.
Prior to joining CNSE, Dr. Haldar founded and served as General Manager and Director of Technology, of rapidly growing SuperPower, a start-up and new subsidiary of Intermagnetics (now Philips). He is a member of IEEE, NYAS, MRS, TMS and AIP and an author or co-author of over 250 reviewed technical papers, conference proceedings with several patents issued and pending. Dr. Haldar is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics and recipient of the President’s Excellence in Research award and the Business Review’s 40 under forty upcoming individuals in New York’s Capital Region. Dr. Haldar has his Ph.D. from Northeastern University and an MBA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
About the Energy & Environmental Technology Applications Center (E2TAC) The Energy and Environmental Technology Applications Center (E2TAC) was created in 1998. It was established as an active expansion of the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering to work with companies in the rapidly emerging energy and environmental industries. E2TAC provides a critical platform for CNSE to leverage its intellectual power base and state-of-the-art infrastructure to provide an applications-targeted resource supporting technology development, leading to the integration of nanoelectronics and nanotechnology in advanced energy and environmental applications. For more information, visit http://www.e2tac.org/.