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 2014-2015Listed 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.
Lin Bo, "Message Passing Techniques for Statistical Physics and Optimization in Complex Systems" Mentor: Hernán A. Makse
Weikang Chen, "Dynamics of Nanoparticles in Fluids and at Interfaces" Mentor: Joel Koplik
Wei Liu, "Spontaneous Time-Reversal Symmetry Breaking in Two Dimensional Electronic Systems" Mentor: Alexander Punnoose
Xiaoze Liu, "Control of Exciton Photon Coupling in Nano-structures" Mentor: Vinod M. Menon
Bernard Everson, "De Novo Design and Engineering of Functional Metal and Porphryn-binding Protein Domains" Mentor: Ronald L. Koder
Mark Kanner, "Geometry and Statistics of Jammed Granular Matter" Mentor: Mark D. Shattuck
Shiqi Li, "Strongly-correlated 2D Electron Systems in Si-MOSFETs" Mentor: Myriam P. Sarachik
Xuyu Zhu, "Using Multiconformation Continuum Electrostatics Model for pKa and Proton Transfer Pathway Calculations in Protein" Mentor: Marilyn Gunner
Scott Dietrich, "A Static and Dynamic Investigation of Quantum Nonlinear Transport in Highly Dense and Mobile 2D Electron Systems" Mentor: Sergey A. Vitkalov
Jianxun Lu, "Proton Pumping in Cytochrome c Oxidase" Mentor: Marilyn Gunner
Zhonghua “Lukas” Zhao, "Disorder Effects on Transport Properties and Magnetic Spin Response in Topological Insulators" Mentor: Lia Krusin-Elbaum
For earlier Ph.D. recipients, please see the archive.