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Research Options

At Alfred University’s Center for Advanced Ceramic Technology (CACT), the primary mission is to help New York State (NYS) companies retain and create jobs, increase their productivity, and boost their profitability through research in advanced ceramic materials and processing. The CACT offers a wide range of research options to help businesses grow and thrive.

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Partnerships

The Center for Advanced Ceramic Technology (CACT) partnerships help transfer technology from the lab to the marketplace, benefitting all parties involved.  The CACT's mission is to assist NYS companies with collaborative research, industry-focused education and training, plus outreach and networking services. Its focus is to create ceramic materials and processing advances that are both practicable and scalable.

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Facilities

Access to state-of-the-art laboratory environments and equipment at the CACT. Available here is an exceptional range of analytical tests and research, utilizing the latest equipment.

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Case Studies

These case studies tell the stories of technological projects from conception to completion and they provide an excellent resource of examples of product, process and problem-solving.

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AU Engineering

Alfred University's engineering program prepares students to solve tomorrow's problems. The Center for Advanced Ceramic Technology offers businesses access to state-of-the-art equipment, opportunities for real-world experiences and a global perspective to meet the challenges of an ever-changing world.

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The Center for Advanced Ceramic Technology

 

5685 alan raeAlan Rae, Ph.D., M.B.A.

Interim Director, Center for Advanced Ceramic Technology, Alfred University, Alfred NY

Dr. Rae is Interim Director of the Center for Advanced Ceramic Technology, working with startup and established New York State Ceramic Companies to accelerate commercial development of a wide range of ceramic products. 

Alan has worked in developing new businesses in the electronics, ceramics, nanotechnology and "clean tech" industries for over 35 years in the USA and UK.  He has managed global businesses and technology development at startup, operating company and corporate levels.  His ceramic research and commercialization experience has included structural ceramics, dielectrics, glazes and opacifiers, refractories, graphene and nanostructured ceramics including geopolymers and cements.

Alan has been active in electronics industry associations and standards work with iNEMI, ANSI, SMTA, and IPC. He chairs the Research Committee of iNEMI which develops long term Research Priorities for OEMs, universities and government laboratories in the electronics industry.

 

 

Industry Advisors


As a complement, the Center for Advanced Ceramic Technology (CACT) is building a "Team" of Industry Advisors from a broad spectrum of industries experienced in a wide range of industries such as Energy, Healthcare, and Environment.

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NYSTAR


The Center for Advanced Ceramic Technology is sponsored by the New York State Foundation for Science, Technology and Innovation.

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Short Courses


For those interested in increasing their expertise in the field of ceramics and glasses, or those just being introduced, Short Courses are a good option. Designed for professionals in the ceramics and glass industry, these intensive courses offer a chance to update knowledge of the field in a short period of time.  Courses range from detailed, in-depth examinations of very specific topics to broader introductory classes.

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