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Helping Tech Businesses


Dr. Pradeep Haldar has extensive experience in business development, strategic planning, research and development, economic outreach, public-private partnerships, financial and operations management, innovation and technology commercialization. Dr. Haldar has successfully negotiated agreements and strategic alliances with industry and university collaborators, suppliers, national laboratories and government agencies in Asia, Europe and the U.S. He has a strong record of executive leadership with 30+ years of know-how in creating and rapidly growing interdisciplinary high-performance organizations in energy, semiconductor, medical devices, nanotechnology industry sectors. He has demonstrated capabilities in identifying emerging opportunities, in implementing strategic plans, creating technology roadmaps and has raised over $200M in funding. Dr. Haldar supported the spin-off/start-up of multiple technologies and companies. He has consulted for private companies, investor organizations and provided service to review panels, state and federal agencies. He has proactively provided professional development support, advise and mentoring to faculty, students and colleagues.

Dr. Pradeep Haldar has served in multiple roles with increasing responsibility in industry and academia that included: President and Chief Operating Officer (consultant) of Dais Corporation, a publicly traded company providing nanotechnology products for energy, air and water industries located in Tampa Bay, Florida; Vice President of Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Clean Energy Programs at the Colleges of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) at the University at Albany, New York (now SUNY Poly); Chief Operating and Technical Officer of the U.S. Photovoltaic Manufacturing Consortium (USPVMC) in partnership with SEMATECH; Professor and Head of NanoEconomics and NanoEngineering at CNSE; and Director of the Energy and Environmental Technology Applications Center at CNSE. Prior to joining SUNY, Dr. Haldar founded and served as General Manager and Director of Technology, of rapidly growing SuperPower (now part of Furukawa), a start-up and new spin-out subsidiary of Intermagnetics (now Philips).

He is an author or co-author of over 200 reviewed papers, conference proceedings with ten patents issued or pending, and a senior member of IEEE. He recently received the Fulbright Scholar Award, is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics and recipient of the President’s Excellence in Research award as well as the Business Review’s Technology Award for Energy/Sustainability. He has his Ph.D. from Northeastern University and an MBA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

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