SUNY Applied Materials Research Institute

The SUNY Applied Materials Research Institute (SAMRI) is a strategic alliance between the State University of New York (SUNY) and Applied Materials, Inc. that will serve as the nucleus of research and development activities on advanced materials, devices, manufacturing, and emerging areas of science and technology. SAMRI is a key component of Applied’s broader investment in New York, which includes the Materials Engineering Technology Accelerator (META Center) at SUNY Poly in Albany and a venture capital co-investment initiative with the State of New York.



Dr. Omkaram (Om) Nalamasu
Dr. Omkaram (Om) Nalamasu
Leadership Council Member
Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer
Applied Materials
Shadi Sandvik Headshot
Shadi Sandvik
Leadership Council Member
Senior Vice Chancellor for Research, Innovation, and Economic Development
Nathaniel Cady Headshot
Dr. Nathaniel Cady
SAMRI Executive Director
Empire Innovation Professor, Nanobioscience
SUNY Polytechnic Institute
Vincent Guerriero Headshot
Vincent Guerriero
Business Development
Applied Materials

Scientific Advisory Council

Christopher Campbell Headshot
Dr. Christopher Campbell
Head of Advanced Products & Systems,
Varian Semiconductor Equipment / Semiconductor Product Group, Applied Materials
Dr. Chorng-Ping (CP) Chang Headshot
Dr. Chorng-Ping (CP) Chang
Director, Strategic External Research, Office of the CTO
Applied Materials
Junghyun Cho Headshot
Dr. Junghyun Cho
Co-Director of Materials Science and Engineering Program
Binghamton University
Dr. Anatoly Frenkel Headshot
Dr. Anatoly Frenkel
Professor, Department of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering
Stony Brook University
Philip Kraus Headshot
Dr. Philip Kraus
VP of Engineering and Head of Core R&D, Semiconductor Products Group
Applied Materials
Krishna Rajan Headshot
Dr. Krishna Rajan
Eric Bloch Chair & Empire Innovation Professor, Department of Materials Design and Innovation
University at Buffalo