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Mahesh Lakshman and Hari Akula HIV research team

CCNY researchers produce molecules with potential against HIV

As the HIV/AIDS epidemic approaches its fourth decade, each year brings promising news of pioneering research to alleviate the scourge. Add City College of New York scientists to the list with a rapid method to access new molecules that could inhibit the virus that causes AIDS. Read More »
Benjamin Black Space Research

Experts explain origins of topographic relief on Earth, Mars and Titan

The surfaces of Earth, Mars, and Titan, Saturn’s largest moon, have all been scoured by rivers. Yet despite this similarity and the amazingly Earth-like landscapes of Titan complete with valleys, lakes, and mountains, researchers led by City College of New York geologist Benjamin Black report new evidence that the origins of the topography there and on Mars are different from on Earth. Read More »
Big Data Analysis Hernan Makse

CCNY-led team breaks down social networking behavior

New big-data analytics by a City College of New York-led team suggests that both an individual’s economic status and how they are likely to react to issues and policies can be inferred by their position in social networks.  The study could be useful in maximizing the effects of large-scale economic stimulus policies. Read More »
Candace Brakewood Bikesharing Study

Bikesharing affecting bus ridership in NYC, says CCNY-Columbia study

Bus riders in New York City may now be opting to use bikeshare, according to a new study co-written by City College of New York Assistant Professor Candace Brakewood. This is the key finding of her peer-reviewed research study with Columbia University’s Kayleigh Campbell that was recently featured on the Atlantic’s CityLab website. Read More »
Paul Gottlieb Zika research

CCNY, TechnoVax translational research leads to potential Zika virus vaccine

Preclinical results of research by City College of New York scientists and TechnoVax, Inc. in animal models demonstrate favorable outcomes in developing a vaccine against the mosquito-borne Zika virus. The results were announced by Tarrytown, New York-based TechnoVax, a biotechnology developer of novel vaccines whose proprietary virus-like particle (VLP) is the center of the research. Read More »
Photonic hypercrystals

CCNY physicists demonstrate photonic hypercrystals for control of light-matter interaction

Control of light-matter interaction is central to fundamental phenomena and technologies such as photosynthesis, lasers, LEDs and solar cells. City College of New York researchers have now demonstrated a new class of artificial media called photonic hypercrystals that can control light-matter interaction in unprecedented ways. Read More »
Salk Scholars 2017

City College dominates Salk awards again

For the second year running, The City College of New York is the recipient of four of the eight Jonas E. Salk Scholarships awarded by The City University of New York this year.  The scholarships recognize exceptional students who plan careers in medicine and the biological sciences. As Salk Scholars, Marisol Cortés, Anika Nabila, Christopher Reid and Violeta Contreras Ramirez will each receive a stipend of $8,000 to be appropriated over three or four years of medical studies. Read More »
Ahmed Mohamed

ConEd funds CCNY’s NYCT braking energy study

Research led by electrical engineering professor Ahmed Mohamed at The City College of New York could lead to a more energy efficient rail transit system as his group explores how to capture regenerative braking energy. Mohamed is the recipient of a $200,000 year-long grant from ConEd for the project whose other outcomes could be: Read More »
CSTEP 2017 winners

City College stars again at CSTEP Conference

Biology major Emmanuel Dwomoh’s Distinguished Award for first place in the material/computer science category highlighted The City College of New York’s continued dominance at the Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program conference in upstate Bolton Landing. Read More »
NASA Swarmathon

Robotics Club competes in NASA Swarmathon

Developing search algorithms for robotic swarms is the challenge for members of The City College of New York’s Robotics Club in the second annual NASA Swarmathon, April 18-20.  The 14 students will compete remotely in the virtual competition against 19 other teams from minority serving universities and community colleges.  The actual competition will be at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Titusville, Florida. Read More »


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