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Thursday, November 5, 2009

Green research at Binghamton University

Green is more than the school color at Binghamton University where researchers are tackling some of the planet’s most pressing challenges, and expanding knowledge in areas ranging from global warming to solar energy.

Now, the campus is extending those efforts to green entrepreneurship (see related story below.)

What are some of the flagship green research programs at the university?

The Small Scale Systems Integration and Packaging Center a New York State Center of Excellence, is developing state of the art roll-to-roll flexible electronics manufacturing, which will lead to innovations in lighting, energy and power generation, among other areas.   

The Center for Autonomous Solar Power is part of the University’s New York State Center of Excellence in Small Scale Systems Integration and Packaging (S3IP), and focuses on tapping into the sun’s immense supply of renewable energy and making it easily accessible as a flexible, large-area and low-cost power source. 

The Center for Advanced Microelectronics Manufacturing demonstrates flexible electronics manufacturing through tools and processes capable of producing low volume test bed products. R2R microelectronics manufacturing will be key to critical next-generation applications in myriad areas, such as medical diagnostics and treatment, military and homeland security, flexible displays and electronics, computer and telecommunications, and consumer products. 

The Center for Advanced Sensors and Environmental Systems brings a multidisciplinary focus to work in sensors, sensor systems and environmental technologies.  

Researchers at the Institute for Material Research are working to improve energy production through the use of fuel cells and solar and thermoelectric power as well as energy storage through high energy batteries and capacitors.