CCNY_TechnoVax Covid-19 vaccine research

CUNY med school, TechnoVax report COVID-19 vaccine breakthrough

The CUNY School of Medicine at The City College of New York and TechnoVax, Inc., a biotechnology developer of novel vaccines, announce a breakthrough in their collaborative effort to develop a vaccine for COVID-19. Scientists from the two organizations have generated and characterized SARS-CoV-2 virus-like particles (VLPs) which are structural mimics of the native virus in size, morphology and surface composition but devoid of viral, infection causing, genetic material. These features of the VLP platform make it an ideal candidate for COVID-19 vaccine development. This technology has a proven
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Lia Krusin-Elbaum Quantum Research

New superlattice by CCNY team could lead to sustainable quantum electronics

A team of international physicists led by Lia Krusin-Elbaum of the City College of New York, has created a new topological magnetic superlattice material, that at a high temperature can conduct electrical current without dissipation and lost energy. The finding, detailed in a paper published in “Nature Physics,” could be the basis of research leading to an entire new quantum materials class that can potentially provide a platform for error-free quantum computing. The material in the form of crystals is created in a laboratory chamber. Atoms, in this process, naturally arrange into well
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Keith Gandal, professor of English in the Division of Humanities and the Arts, giving a lecture.

CCNY’s Keith Gandal finds COVID-19 related deaths are lower on the weekend

Keith Gandal, professor of English in the Division of Humanities and the Arts at The City College of New York, and his brother Neil Gandal, professor of economics at Tel Aviv University, found that U.S. death tolls from COVID-19 are 40% lower on the weekend. Deaths rise from Tuesday-Friday and come down Saturday-Monday—hitting a low on Sunday or Monday‪,‬ and the same pattern has repeated every single week of the pandemic‪.‬ Deaths during weekends were at least 40‪%‬ lower than on weekdays‪.‬ ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬ According to their research, the average death toll from COVID-19 in the U.S. is 901
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CCNY Professor Emeritus Sheldon Weinbaum

CCNY Professor Emeritus Sheldon Weinbaum earns Presidential mentoring honor

Dr. Sheldon Weinbaum, Professor Emeritus in The City College of New York’s Grove School of Engineering, is one of 12 recipients of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM) from the White House. The awards are America’s highest honor for mentors who work with underrepresented groups to develop fully the nation's human resources in STEM. Previously a CUNY Distinguished Professor of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering at City College and the Graduate Center, CUNY, Weinbaum is the only honoree from New York State. “Sheldon Weinbaum
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CCNY student Grace McGrath and 2020 Palantir Women In Tech. Scholars

Macaulay Honors student Grace McGrath is Palantir Women in Tech North American Scholar

Grace McGrath of the Macaulay Honors College program at The City College of New York is one of 10 undergraduates named 2020 Palantir Women In Technology Scholars. The highly competitive program created by software manufacturer Palantir is open to students in U.S., Canadian and Mexican institutions majoring in or planning to major in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) fields. The Palantir Women in Technology Scholarship was incepted in 2010 to celebrate and support women who are beginning careers in technology. It seeks to encourage women to pursue computer science, engineering
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CCNY mechanical engineer Prathap Ramamurthy

US Army awards CCNY’s Prathap Ramamurthy $360K for novel study of urban climate dynamics

A still uncharted research field of much relevance beyond summer’s inevitable heatwaves is coming under the intense scrutiny of City College of New York mechanical engineer Prathap Ramamurthy, thanks to a $360,000 grant from The US Army Research Office (ARO). He’s tasked with unlocking the mysteries of urban fluid dynamics that impact the air flow and exchange of heat over cities. Ramamurthy’s three-year project is in collaboration with the Army Research Lab. “Urban areas have distinct landcover characteristics that impact the air flow and exchange of heat over cities,” said Ramamurthy
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 The City College of New York's Avery Maillet

Maillet Named USTFCCCA All-Academic For Second Straight Year

The City College of New York's Avery Maillet (New York, N.Y.) has been recognized by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) as an All-Academic Athlete for 2020. This marks the second straight year in which Maillet earned USTFCCCA All-Academic honors. Read Full Article
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Harold Gamarro is CCNY's second GEM Fellow from the Class of 2020

Engineering graduate Harold Gamarro is CCNY’s other Class of 2020 GEM Fellowship winner

Harold Gamarro, a standout graduate of the Grove School of Engineering, is the second member of City College of New York’s Class of 2020 to receive a GEM Fellowship. The highly competitive national honor funds master's and PhDs in engineering for underrepresented students of exceptional quality who intend to work in industry. Each year, GEM identifies and recruits more than 1,000 undergraduate students, graduate students, and working professionals for admission to advanced degree programs at the nation’s top universities. The National GEM Consortium’s combination of graduate study and field
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CCNY psychologist Teresa López-Castro

NIH awards $200K to CCNY’s Teresa López-Castro for opioid use disorder treatment research

As the COVID-19 global pandemic continues, so does the nation’s opioid epidemic, according to the American Medical Association. At The City College of New York, a $200,000 National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to psychologist Teresa López-Castro will enable her to delve into an aspect of the epidemic – barriers to treatment engagement for individuals with opioid use disorder who have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Her project is entitled: “Impact of PTSD and trauma re-exposure on buprenorphine maintenance treatment in syringe exchange programs.” The two-year grant allows López
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CCNY electrical engineer Bruce Kim

CCNY electrical engineer Bruce Kim receives $600K grant for maritime security study

Bruce Kim, associate professor of electrical engineering at The City College of New York, is the principal investigator of a project to develop a nanosensor that can automatically detect explosive and narcotic vapors from maritime containers. The project, “Development of Automatic Detection System for Maritime Containers with Dangerous Cargo,” is financed by a five-year, $600,000 grant from the Korea Research Institute of Ships and Ocean Engineering. The goal is to institute quick, efficient inspection of every one of the hundreds of thousands of container ships that enter American ports every
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