Dr. Alan Rae

Alan has worked in the electronics, ceramics, nanotechnology and “clean tech” industries for over 25 years in the USA and UK, managing global businesses and technology development at a startup, operating company and corporate level. He is currently Executive Director of Alfred Technology Resources Inc. (ATRI), operating the Ceramics Corridor Innovation Centers in Alfred NY and Painted Post NY to stimulate business development in the region. He is also holds positions with two ATRI subsidiaries, as CEO of the NanoMaterials Innovation Center in Alfred, NY and as President of ReNew Rare Earth Inc., a start-up business extracting rare earth materials from post-consumer electronics and industrial by-products. Alan is active in industry associations and standards work with iNEMI, ISO, SMTA, IMAPS, IPC, and JISSO.  He is a founder member of the Graphene Stakeholders’ Association. He has held Director and VP positions with 5 new companies, started his own business, and has consulted for two Fortune 100 companies and a Boston-based investment group in alternative energy. He is an Entrepreneur in Residence with NYSERDA and a member of the Directed Assistance Committee for Directed Energy, a NYSERDA initiative with University of Buffalo.