Science Student Research
Two Physics Majors attend Frontiers in Optics/Laser Science Conference
Kamonasish Chakraborty and Zabir Hossain, undergraduate Physics Majors whose mentor is Distinguished Professor Robert Alfano, will attend the FiO 2013/LS XXIX conference in Orlando, Florida, October 6-10. Their abstracts have been accepted and will be presented representing CCNY and the Physics Department. The FiO/LS conference is sponsored by The Optical Society (OSA), Frontiers in Optics 2013, collocated with the American Physical Society Division of Laser Science's Annual Meeting, Laser Science XXIX. Mr. Chakraborty and Mr. Hosssain presented their research during Physics Students Month on October 3: "Stimulated Raman Scattering in Magnegas and H$_2$-CO mixtures." and "Second Harmonic and Optical Parametric Generation in KDP Using Supercontinuum Light from a Photonic Crystal Fiber"
Science Division CCNY
The CCNY Division of Science gathers and publishes "accessResearch@CITY" (Annals of City College Exemplary Science Student Research in Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Mathematics, Physics)
"Modelling the Dynamics of a Tumbling Spring (The Slinky)," Student: Moriel Schottlender; Faculty mentor: V. Parameswaran Nair
Physics Faculty are available to mentor students at all levels (undergraduate, master or Ph.D.). To find a mentor, check the link above for mentors and their specialties that interest you. Arrange to meet your prospective mentor to discuss research appropriate to your academic level.
CCNY STEM Majors Scoop Up Record Five Wins at National Conference
Tai-Denae Bradley, mathematics and physics major, is among five City College of New York science students who brought home a record five wins for research presentations at the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) last semester in San Jose, California.
The City University of New York's Summer Undergraduate Research Program (C-SURP) invites applications from talented undergraduates interested in research careers in the sciences or engineering. The ten-week program runs from June – August. All undergraduates completing their sophomore or junior year may apply.
Most Physics REU Sites provide opportunities spanning the full range of research of the indicated departments or laboratories, and include both experimental and theoretical activities. Application deadlines for summer programs that are funded by NSF are usually by March 1.
The large active research faculty provides undergraduate research opportunities in many fields of experimental and theoretical physics. Modern laboratories provide excellent training facilities in the areas of laser physics, low temperature physics, biophysics and semiconductor physics. Off-site research in atomic physics takes place at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Some students also participate in theoretical physics research, primarily in the areas of condensed matter physics and high energy. Academic credit can be earned for participation in such research projects. leading to graduation with Research Honors.
Physics Students Month Presentations by Kelly Greenland, "The Physics of Biophysics" and Alan Stern, "Artificial Proteins as Self Assembling Anti Reflective Monolayers" October 8, 2013. Photos by Liutauras Rusaitis.
Benjamin Diamond at CCNY, Quantum Mechanics workshop working with Dr. Brian Tiburzi and various other physics students I knew since before the workshop It was taxing on the mind but I appreciated the experience
Tai-Danae Bradley at the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) in Princeton, NJ, attending the IAS's annual 2-week long "Program for Women and Mathematics" which serves as a mentoring program for aspiring women mathematicians and seeks to shed light on the issues of gender imbalance in mathematics. We attended daily lectures, research seminars, and colloquia on this year's topic - Combinatorics and Graph Theory. Worked with other undergraduates, graduate students, post-docs and professional researchers from universities all over the US (and some from Europe). It was really an unforgettable experience!
Tai-Danae Bradley at CCNY working on my honors research project in Number Theory (a branch of mathematics, my second major) and worked with Dr. Brooke Feigon (Math Dept.) and two other students (Yin Choi Cheng and Yan Fei Luo). We have compiled our results into a paper and submitted it to the undergraduate math journal "Involve." We are hoping to be published soon! I feel better equipped for graduate work and have learned so much more than expected - not only new mathematics, but also some of the nuances of what it takes to be a truly successful researcher.
Alisa Agafonova, Undergraduate research for Professor Lia Krusin, City College, CUNY
"Production of nanoplate crystals of topological insulator Sb2Te3 by catalyst-free vapor-liquid-solid method. Study of the crystals using transmission electron microscopy."
Alisa Agafonova, Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship, Systems Biology Center NY, NY. Mentor - Azi Lipshtat.
"Stochastic Effects in Polymerization Dynamics" Constructed a series of computational models, to analyze the dynamics of the polymerization process, using Kinetic Monte Carlo (Gillespie) algorithm for stochastic model, and the Master Equation to calculate the steady state length distribution.
Zabir Hossain, Research mentor: Distinguished Prof. Robert Alfano, Physics Department "Overview of the generation of supercontinuum in photonic crystal fibers"
Jorge Tirado, Research Mentor: Prof. Marilyn Gunner, Physics Department "The Electrochemistry of the Flavin"
Ron Schneider, Research Mentor: Prof. Ilona Krtzschmar, Chemical Engineering "Model and Experiments on Patchy Particles"
Moriel Schottlender, Research Mentor: Distinguished Prof. V. P. Nair, Physics "Modelling the Dynamics of a Tumbling Spring (The Slinky)"
2011Simon Divilov, "Synthesis and electrical characterization of topological insulators Sb2Te3 and Bi2Te3" Lin Bo , Lukas Zhao , Limin Huang , Alisa Agafonova , Simon Divilov , Stephen O'Brien , Lia Krusin-Elbaum , Myriam Sarachik, March meeting of the American Physical Society, March 21-25, 2011, Dallas, TX
"Magnetically-doped nanoplate crystals of topological insulators Sb2Te3" Lukas Zhao , Lin Bo , Limin Huang , Alisa Agafonova , Simon Divilov , Stephen O'Brien , Myriam Sarachik , Lia Krusin-Elbaum, March meeting of the American Physical Society, March 21-25, 2011, Dallas, TX
Theresa Carranza-Fulmer, Montana State University-Bozeman National Science Foundation-funded ResearchExperience for Undergraduates internship; research assistant with the U.S. Geological Survey's geomagnetism program, after having interned there for a summer through a Research Experience in Solid Earth Science for Students also funded by the National Science Foundation; undergraduate summer internship, at the University of Michigan under her current advisor, Mark Moldwin, resulted in a poster about plasma composition changes during the latest solar cycle (1996-2008).
Ariana van Gelder
Giovanni Milione, Researcher, City College of New York, currently Ph.D. Student in Physics
Student Member, SPIE (International Society for Optics and Photonics)
SPIE Involvement: Author
Area of Expertise: Singular Optics, Vector Beams, Geometric Phase, Polarization, Angular momentum of light, Higher order fiber modes
SPIE Optics and Photonics Scholarship 2011
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship 2011
Pending:1. Haiming Deng (Research Mentor- Prof. Lia Krusin, Physics)
2. Inna Shteinbuk (Research Mentor- Prof. Lia Krusin, Physics)