About Alan Rae
Alan Rae has worked in the electronics, ceramics, nanotechnology and "clean tech" industries for over 35 years in the United States and United Kingdom, managing global businesses and technology development at startup, operating company and corporate levels.
Rae is Director of the Center for Materials Informatics at the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, helping to develop data-enabled materials development, product development, process development and life-cycle assessment. He is also Co-executive Director of IncubatorWorks, leading the development of the business and manufacturing incubators in Alfred, New York, and Painted Post, New York.
Rae has been involved in sustainability issues throughout his career, for example in developing a business plan for solder recycling, implementing the transition to lead-free solder in a global electronics company, chairing the sustainability group for ISO TC229 for two years, heading up a rare-earth recycling venture and consulting on life-cycle assessments for solar power and solar thermal film companies.