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Doctoral Program

The City University of New York and The City College of New York

The City College Physics Department is the major participant in the City University of New York's (CUNY)  Ph.D. program in Physics.  Applications to the Ph.D. program in Physics are made through the CUNY Graduate Center's Admissions Office.  First-year Ph.D. students take courses at the Graduate Center while learning about Ph.D. Physics programs at the CUNY campuses.  Upon securing a mentor, at the beginning of the second year, the student transfers to the mentor's campus. 

City College Physics Mentors

City College offers extensive research facilities for experimental and theoretical research.  In addition, Ph.D. students gain experience as teaching assistants, as research presenters, and as participants in conferences and on committees. 

Physics Doctoral Graduates ◊ AY 2013-2014

Listed below are the recipients of joint degrees with The City University of New York and The City College of New York of the Ph.D. in Physics, their dissertation titles and their respective advisors.

September 2013

Mr. Jian Li - Jiufeng Tu, City College of New York
Physics    Infrared and Raman Spectroscopy Study of Layered Systems

Mr. Binlin Wu - Swapan Gayen, City College of New York
Physics    Time Reversal Optical Tomography and Decomposition Methods for Detection and Localization of Targets in Highly Scattering Turbid Media

Mr. Rui Zhang - Joel Koplik, Levich Institute, City College of New York
Physics    Nano-scale Interactions of Particles and Drops with Heterogeneous Surfaces.

February 2014
Mr. Muhamed Amin - Marilyn Gunner, City College of New York
Physics    Computational Insights on the Oxygen Evolving Complex of the Photosystem ΙI.

Mr. Islam Hoxha - Vladimir Petricevic, City College of New York
Physics    Planar Waveguide Structures for Post-EDFA Broadband Near Infrared Optical Amplifiers Congratulations to our recent graduates!

For earlier Ph.D. recipients, please see the archive.
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Marshak Science Building
Information for Ph.D. Students
Distinguished Professor V. P. Nair
Ph.D. Adviser, CCNY Physics Dept.
Marshak Science Bldg., Room 309
Phone: 212-650-5572 (Office)

Mr. Daniel Moy
Assistant Program Officer 
Graduate Center, Room 4317

365 Fifth Ave., New York, NY
Phone: 212-817-8650 (Office)