Dr. Rae 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 economic 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, IEC, SMTA, IMAPS, and IPC. He is a founder member of the Graphene Stakeholders’ Association and was a member of the National Academies’ Triennial Review of the NNI in 2012-2013 with a special focus on commercialization.
He has held Director or VP positions with several young and mature companies, started and ran his own research and consulting business, edited a solar power magazine and has consulted for two Fortune 100 companies and a Boston-based investment group. 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.