The City University of New York and The City College of New YorkThe 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 2012-2013Congratulations to our recent graduates!
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 2012 Degree
Mr. Yuliang Jin – Prof. Hernan Makse, City College of New York
Statistical Mechanics of Jammed Packings of Spheres.
Mr. Eli Lansey – Prof. David Crouse, City College of New York
Aperture Array Photonic Metamaterials: Theoretical Approaches, Numerical Techniques and a Novel Application.
Mr. Lei Zhang – Prof. Ronald Koder, City College of New York
Engineering Cofactor and Ligand Binding in an Artificial Neuroglobin.
February 2013 Degree
Mr. Bo Wen – Dist. Prof. Myriam Sarachik, City College of New York
Dipolar Interactions, Long Range Order and Random Fields in a Single Molecule Magnet, Mn12-acetate.
May 2013 Degree
Mr. Juraj Tekel – Dist. Prof. V. Parameswaran Nair and Prof. Alexios Polychronakos, City College of New York
Fuzzy Field Theory as a Random Matrix Model.
September 2013 Degree
Mr. Rui Zhang - Prof. Joel Koplik, Levich Institute, City College of New York
Nano-scale interactions of particles and drops with heterogeneous surfaces.
Mr. Binlin Wu - Prof. Swapan K. Gayen, City College of New York
Time Reversal Optical Tomography and Decomposition Methods for Detection and Localization of Targets in Highly Scattering Turbid Media