nanoscience header graphic

The CUNY ASRC’s Nanoscience Initiative is using interdisciplinary approaches to study dynamic systems at the tiniest scale with applications ranging from biomedicine to food science and green energy. The physics of the nanoscale differs from the physics of the macro scale, and changing the structure of materials on the molecular level can lead to new behaviors and properties for natural or human-made materials.

Read all about Nanoscience

two female researchers in a labr wearing protective gear and looking at a dark material in a test tube

July 13, 2020
Graphene is a “supermaterial” with stellar electronic properties — but they need some tweaking before they can be used in electronic devices.

microscope images of tiny nanomaterials

May 18, 2019
Scientists have developed a new nanomaterial structure with the potential to someday perform drug delivery or help fight cancer.

tight focus of a gloved hand holding a biochip

September 13, 2018
A new method of printing biochips could help researchers use smaller samples for experiments, and reduce the cost of such chips.

samples showing different levels of melanin

July 23, 2018
Scientists have developed a new approach for producing materials that mimic melanin, which has several useful properties, including offering protection from UV radiation.

microscope image of neurons affected by alzheimer disease

June 6, 2018
Biomedical scientists are now working on creating synthetic materials that are dynamic enough to treat or repair living systems.