Industry Collaboration

CFES Industry

CFES actively partners with industry, government and educational organizations to advance fundamental or applied research in energy materials, devices, processes, and systems integration of emerging technologies. Industry partners can engage CFES in a number of ways:

  • Collaborate with expert faculty through sponsored research
  • Access Center facilities and laboratories through a facility use agreement
  • Receive assistance in applying for federal or state funding for your research
  • Technology transfer opportunities and licensing
  • Assistance with developing business plans
  • Technical consultation assistance

Become a CFES Partner

Martin Byrne, MBA
CFES Director Business Development
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
George Low Building CII 8015
110 8th Street, Troy, NY USA 12180-3590
T: 518-276-6953  |  F: 518-276-2387

Industry Advisory Board

The Center for Future Energy Systems (CFES) Advisory Board guides long-range strategy to help us accelerate the economic impact of renewable energy technologies.

  • William Acker
    Executive Director, NY BEST Consortium
  • Jean Belanger 
    CEO & CTO, Opal RT Technologies
  • Gary Calabrese
    Senior Vice President, Corning Global Research
  • Bruce Fardanesh 
    Chief Electrical Engineer – Operations, New York Power Authority
  • Troy Hewitt
    Global Business Leader, Wind Energy, Intertek
  • Janet Joseph
    Vice President, Technology and Strategic Planning, NYSERDA
  • Benjaimin Kroposki
    Director of Power Systems Engineering Center, NREL
  • Ralph Masiello
    Industry Advisor, Quanta Technology
  • Rana Mukerji

    Senior Vice President, Market Structures, NYISO
  • Le Tang
    VP and Head of US Corporate Research, ABB
  • Cherri Warren
    Innovation Strategist & US Board of Directors, National Grid

Current and Past Partners

CFES has assisted over 80 industry partners across New York state, including:

  • Active Aerodynamic Systems, Watervliet
  • American Aerogel, Rochester
  • Applied Materials, Albany
  • Auterra, Malta
  • BAE Systems, Johnson City
  • BCK Architects, Binghamton
  • Besstech, Albany
  • BioChemInsights LLC, Troy
  • Blasch Precision Ceramics, Albany 
  • Ceralink, Troy
  • Clear-Vu, Westbury
  • Chart Industries, Troy
  • Conamix, Ithaca
  • Corning, Corning
  • Crystal IS, Green Island
  • CSS Nanotech, Troy
  • Custom Electronics, Oneonta
  • DemanSys Energy, Troy
  • Durable Igniters, Gardner
  • Eastman Kodak, Rochester
  • Ecovative Design, Cohoes
  • Elco Motor, Athens
  • EnerMat Technologies, Troy
  • Engineered Solutions, Clifton Park
  • ENrG, Buffalo
  • Evident Technologies, Troy
  • Experto, Inc., Holbrook
  • Fresh Air Building Systems, NYC
  • GE Global Research, Niskayuna
  • General Motors, Honeoye Falls
  • GE Power and Water, Schenectady
  • Golub Corp., Schenectady
  • Horizon Engineering, NYC
  • H2PUMP, Latham
  • HeliOptix, NYC
  • IBM, Endicott
  • Intertek, Cortland
  • Lionano, Ithaca
  • Ioxus, Oneonta
  • Magnolia Solar, Albany
  • MICROrganic Technologies, Schodack
  • MicroGen Systems, Ithaca
  • Nace Electric, Lawrence
  • National Grid, Albany
  • Nohms, Ithaca
  • Novomer, Ithaca
  • NYISO, East Greenbush
  • NY Power Authority, White Plains
  • O'Brien & Gere, Albany
  • One World Clean Energy, Potsdam
  • Paper Battery Company, Troy
  • Plug Power, Latham
  • Primet Precision, Ithaca
  • Pterra, LLC, Albany
  • RPC Photonics, Rochester
  • PureQuantum, Ithaca
  • Sabre Technologies, Slingerlands
  • Siemens PTI, Schenectady
  • Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, NYC
  • Standard Hydrogen, Ithaca
  • Starfire, Malta
  • SuperPower, Schenectady
  • Taitem Engineering, Ithaca
  • Tegula Tile, East Greenbush
  • TetraGchem, Troy
  • Troy Boiler Works, Troy
  • Troy Research, Troy
  • Thermal Solution Resources, East Greenbush
  • ThermoAura, Colonie          
  • Torrey Pines Research, Fairport  
  • Ultralife, Newark
  • Utility Systems Technologies, Cohoes
  • United Semiconductor, Clifton Park
  • UPower Technologies, Albany
  • USAI Lighting, New Windsor
  • Vital Vio, Troy
  • WAC Lighting, Gardner City
  • Widetronix, Ithaca
  • Wind Products, NYC
  • Xactiv, Fairport
  • XCA Composites, Stephentown
  • XOS, East Greenbush