Research Technician (Former Employee), Albany, NY – April 5, 2014
Pros: break system, time off accumulated, state position
Cons: switching from nights to days at the end of the work week
I starting work at CNSE as soon as I graduated from Hudson Valley with my Semiconductor Manufacturing Degree. They have a 12 hours shift rotation and I worked the Night Shift from 7PM to 7AM which took some getting used to. I was very close with many of my co-workers during my time at this position and still keep in touch with alot of them. I didn't – more... want to leave this position but I was offered a once in a lifetime educational opportunity that i had to pursue to better my Career in the Semiconductor Industry. – less
Research Scientist (Current Employee), Albany, NY – March 12, 2014
CNSE is the world's first college to offer comprehensive baccalaureate programs in Nanoscale Engineering and Nanoscale Science - groundbreaking educational and research curricula that will uniquely prepare students for growing scientific opportunities in the nanotechnology-enabled careers of the 21st century.
Senior Research Support Specialist (Former Employee), Albany, NY – October 9, 2012
Pros: world class nano-research facillity ( one of it's kind)
During my stay in Albany NY, I developed a electro-pollishing technique which yields >90% reduction in all roughness value's measured by AFM on Hastelloy and Stainless Steel substrates for CIGS solar cell applications.
I also invented a liquid N2 coold substrate deposition technique for PVD magnetron sputtering which results in alloyed (meta-stable), – more... smooth, dense and homogeneous thin-films comprised of constituents which are thermodynamically immisble.
This was my Msc research contribution and is published in Thin Solid Films in 2011
I also graduated by taking part in an comprehensive exam in which I was in competition with the whole student body (Msc and PhD) of the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering, and passed the exam by beeing ranked >50th percentile.
I alway's had the freedom to explore new idea's and concepts, and was able to reach out to other scientists in the field to establish collaboration.
I've gained a tremendous amount of knowledge not only professionally but personally as well.
Finally I started working for a start-up company via CNSE, developing Si(Ge) thin films (doped and intrinsic) to build a working thin-film solar cell device. – less