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STEM Undergraduate Summer Research Info Session

STEM Undergraduate Summer Research Info Session

January 24, 2020 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

This event will feature a number of undergraduate summer research programs which place students with mentors at the CUNY ASRC and other local institutions. Many programs offer stipends and other support packages. Participating programs include: CUNY Summer Undergraduate Program (CSURP) Materials Research Center Research Experience for Undergraduates Program (MRSEC REU) and Nano-NY Research Experience for Undergraduates program in Biochemistry, Biophysics and Biodesign (B3-REU) CREST Center for Interface Design and Engineered Assembly of Low Dimensional […]

The Beauty of Science Now on View at the ASRC

Science and art converge in an unusual exhibition featuring images of brain cells, photos of trees, and paintings inspired in part by the eyes of endangered animals.

The show, called Objects & objectivities: Convergences in epistemic divergence, is on display at The Graduate Center’s Advanced Science Research Center.

The exhibition was funded by Vigdor’s PSC CUNY grant. The exhibit is open Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Dec. 21 at the ASRC (85 St. Nicholas Terrace, fourth floor, Manhattan).

September 2019

U.S./Middle East Conference on Photonics

November 4 @ 9:00 am – November 6 @ 5:30 pm

This conference seeks to strengthen engagement between U.S., European, and Middle Eastern scientists by providing a forum for discussion of […]

July 2019

June 2019

August 2018

Physicist Matthew Sfeir joining the faculty in the Photonics Initiative

Matthew Sfeir Associate Professor, Physics / ASRC Photonics Initiative Ph.D., Columbia University Sfeir will join The Graduate Center in January from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory. As part of the laboratory’s Center for Functional Nanomaterials, his work focuses on enabling technologies for next-generation optoelectronic devices. He has received numerous awards for his work in photophysics, and in 2018 was named an “Inventor of the Year” by the global science and technology organization Battelle. He has served on several committees and advisory boards, including the executive committee for the Energy Subdivision of the American Chemical Society Division of Physical Chemistry; co-authored more than 80 journal articles; and secured five patents.

May 2015

Three-Stage Evolution from Nonscalable to Scalable Optical Properties of Thiolate-Protected Gold Nanoclusters

Three-Stage Evolution from Nonscalable to Scalable Optical Properties of Thiolate-Protected Gold Nanoclusters Meng Zhou, Tatsuya Higaki, Yingwei, Li, Chenjie Zeng, Qi Li, Matthew Y. Sfeir, Rongchao Jin*   J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019, 141, 50, 19754-19764 Publication Date:December 6, 2019    DOI:   https://doi.org/10.1021/jacs.9b09066

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Type-II heterostructures of α-V2O5 nanowires interfaced with cadmium chalcogenide quantum dots: Programmable energetic offsets, ultrafast charge transfer, and photocatalytic hydrogen evolution

Type-II heterostructures of α-V2O5 nanowires interfaced with cadmium chalcogenide quantum dots: Programmable energetic offsets, ultrafast charge transfer, and photocatalytic hydrogen evolution  Saurabh Chauhan1,a),  Aaron Sheng1,a), Junsang Cho2,3,a),  Sara Abdel Razek4,  Nuwanthi Suwandaratne1,  Matthew Y. Sfeir5,  Louis F. J. Piper4,b),  Sarbajit Banerjee2,3,b), and  David F. Watson1,b) J. Chem. Phys. 151, 224702 (2019); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5128148

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STEM Undergraduate Summer Research Info Session

STEM Undergraduate Summer Research Info Session January 24, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm This event will feature a number of undergraduate summer research programs which place students with mentors at the CUNY ASRC and other local institutions. Many programs offer stipends and other support packages. Participating programs include: CUNY Summer Undergraduate Program (CSURP) Materials Research Center Research Experience for Undergraduates Program (MRSEC REU) and Nano-NY Research Experience for Undergraduates program in Biochemistry, Biophysics and Biodesign (B3-REU) CREST Center for Interface Design and Engineered Assembly of Low Dimensional Systems Research Experience for Undergraduates (CREST…

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The Beauty of Science Now on View at the ASRC

Science and art converge in an unusual exhibition featuring images of brain cells, photos of trees, and paintings inspired in part by the eyes of endangered animals. The show, called Objects & objectivities: Convergences in epistemic divergence, is on display at The Graduate Center’s Advanced Science Research Center. The exhibition was funded by Vigdor’s PSC CUNY grant. The exhibit is open Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Dec. 21 at the ASRC (85 St. Nicholas Terrace, fourth floor, Manhattan).

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Professor Sfeir Named Highly Cited Researcher

Three faculty members at The Graduate Center, CUNY were named Highly Cited Researchers, according to the Highly Cited Researchers 2019 list from the Web of Science Group, including Matthew Sfeir, professor of physics at The Graduate Center and a faculty member in the Photonics Initiative at the CUNY ASRC.    

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