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THE CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK AND THE CITY COLLEGE OF NEW YORK

The 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 2016-2017

Listed 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.

September 2016 Degree

Zhiyi Chen
Prof. Lia Krusin-Elbaum, Physics, City College of NY
Tuning Topological Surface States by Charge Transfer

Tal Galfsky
Prof. Vinod M. Menon, City College of New York
Control of Spontanous Emission from Quantum Emitters Using Hyperbolic Metamaterial Substrates

Arthur J. Parzygnat
Dist. Prof. V. Parameswaran Nair, City College of New York
Some 2-Categorical Aspects in Physics

 

February 2017 Degree

William A. Mayer
Prof. Sergey A. Vitkalov, City College of New York
The Effects of Tilted Magnetic Field on Quantum Transport in 2D Electron Systems

 

September 2017 Degree

Lei Fang
Prof. David Schmeltzer, City College of New York CUNY
Detecting Majorana Fermion Induced Crossed Andreev Reflection

Zheng Sun
Prof. Vinod M. Menon, City College of New York CUNY
Control of Light-matter Interaction in 2D Semiconductors

Witold A. Szejgis
Prof. Marilyn R. Gunner, City College of New York CUNY
Continuum Electrostatics Analysis of the Kok Cycle of Photosystem II


For earlier Ph.D. recipients, please see the archive.

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Marshak Science Building
IMarshak Science Building
Distinguished Professor V. P. Nair
Ph.D. Adviser, CCNY Physics Dept. 
Marshak Science Bldg., Room 309
Phone: 212-650-5572 (Office)

Mr. Daniel Moy
Assistant Program Officer  
Graduate Center, Room 4317
365 Fifth Ave., New York, NY
Phone: 212-817-8650 (Office)

 

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