SUNY Poly prof receives award

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ALBANY - SUNY Polytechnic Institute announced Associate Professor at the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering Dr. Spyros Gallis has received $440,000 from the National Science Foundation, as part of a collaborative cross-institutional research team led by the University of Rochester’s Institute of Optics, according to a release.

The research is focused on processing quantum information as carried by photons, or particles of light.

“The overall $2.5 million, four-year research effort aims to explore and develop a multifunctional integrated quantum photonic processor. This processor would be able to take the information from light particles and transfer it between disparate systems efficiently and accurately. Such a capability could significantly advance computing, sensing, and communication security,” a release continues.

In a portion of a statement, SUNY Polytechnic Interim Dean of the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering, Dr. André Melendez, said, “...This initiative, which also supports a hands-on education for several SUNY Poly students, is yet another example of SUNY Poly’s research expertise and high-tech capabilities, which contribute to furthering upstate New York as an innovation hub.”

Acting President Dr. Tod A. Laursen, added, “...Research efforts such as this one not only push society toward improved computing and sensing capabilities, as well as enhanced security for communications, but also provide the kinds of unique learning opportunities for students that have become a critical part of New York State’s innovation ecosystem.”

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