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2016 Graduate Research Symposium Winners

Grad students present research at annual symposium

Fifteen City College of New York graduate students walked away with cash prizes for their work at the Ninth Annual Graduate Student Research Symposium. The symposium offers students the experience to share their findings in a professional and academic setting. A total of 34 students presented their research at the event, hosted by the Graduate Student Council at City College. The winners and their topics were: Read More »
Concrete Glass Research

CCNY team researches unique glass powder for concrete production

In potentially transformative research for both the recycling and concrete industries, a City College of New York civil engineering team is developing a glass powder to replace cement in the production of concrete. The material conceptualized by Dr. Julio Davalos and doctoral student Marija Krstic, was tested for sidewalk construction in South Jamaica, Queens, by the New York City Department of Design and Construction on May 5. Read More »
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Doctoral student Jamie Kass helps Japan with invasive raccoon problem

To curb the advance of invasive raccoons on the island nation, City College of New York doctoral student Jamie Kass will work with Japanese scientists to model and track their spread. Kass is the recipient of a National Science Foundation grant to conduct research on this management issue through the East Asia Pacific Studies Institutes. Read More »
Paulina Librizzi

Macaulay Honors duo named 2016 Goldwater Scholars

Two members of the Macaulay Honors College program at The City College of New York have been named 2016 Barry M. Goldwater Scholars.  Paulina R. Librizzi and Ellianna Schwab, both juniors, join a list of talented students in science, engineering and mathematics recognized nationally by the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation. Read More »
Robert Paaswell

Mayor’s Office, CCNY, CUNY re-launch Benchmarking Help Center

The Mayor's Office of Sustainability (MOS) is partnering with the CUNY Building Performance Lab, an initiative of The City College of New York-based CUNY Institute for Urban Systems, to re-launch the NYC Benchmarking Help Center. Read More »
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CCNY research team in molecular breakthrough

Reducing a barrier that generally hinders the easy generation of new molecules, a team led by City College of New York chemist Mahesh K. Lakshman has devised a method to cleave generally inert bonds to allow the formation of new ones. The study is the cover story in the journal ACS Catalysis published by the American Chemical Society. Read More »
Robert R. Alfano

Pioneering CCNY physicist Robert Alfano receives top honor

Dr. Robert R. Alfano, a pioneer in ultrafast optical science and engineering, is the 2016 recipient of the Optical Society of America’s Michael S. Feld Biophotonics Award. The award recognizes individuals for their innovative and influential contributions to the field of biophotonics. Read More »
Ellianna Schwab

CCNY junior wins national science award

For her research on star-like objects known as brown dwarfs, Ellianna Schwab earns the Chambliss Student Poster Award from the American Astronomy Society. Read More »

Two researchers get boost with new award

Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering Susannah Fritton of the Grove School of Engineering and Associate Professor of Biology Anuradha Janakiraman of the Division of Science are the first recipients of the Harvey L. Karp ’49 Discovery Award in the Sciences. Read More »

CCNY researchers introduce new route to thermal measurements with nanometer resolution

Understanding nanoscale heat flow is critical in the design of integrated electronic devices and in the development of materials for thermal insulation and thermoelectric energy recovery. While several techniques are currently available to observe heat transport over macroscopic distances, there is a need for new methods capable of revealing the dynamics of heat flow with nanometer resolution. Read More »

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