• Science Faculty Spotlight: Matthew Sfeir

    An accomplished researcher shows students the power of lasers. Professor Matthew Sfeir, a member of the Graduate Center’s Chemistry, Physics, and Nanoscience programs who is based at the Advanced Science Research Center at the CUNY Graduate Center, wants his students to love lasers as much as he does. He introduces Nanoscience master’s students to lasers and other cutting-edge topicsRead More [...]

  • Announcing the First Eliasoph Fellowship Winners!

      Congratulations to Christopher Ryan and Yeojin Jung for being named the first Dr. Joan Eliasoph Fellows for Early Career STEM Researchers! The fellowship, whose namesake paved a distinguished radiology career over eight decades, will support early-stage research in basic science at the CUNY ASRC. The fellowship will be awarded annually to two early career scientists in the processRead More [...]

  • Giving Diverse Students a Head Start in Bioinspired Nanotechnology

      With a $3 million NSF grant, the Graduate Center will prepare diverse Ph.D. students for new workforce opportunities in biotech, clean energy, and other areas that are benefiting from bioinspired nanoscience. From photosynthesis to the collective behavior of ants, natural phenomena inspire both discovery and innovation. Now, thanks to breakthroughs in computing, engineering, molecularRead More [...]

  • Researchers Demonstrate How Biomolecule Mixtures Communicate, Interact and Adapt to Their Environment

    The research breakthrough bridges a complexity gap between chemistry and biology and provides a new methodology that uses designed mixtures to engineer adaptive properties that are normally only associated with living systems. NEW YORK, April 12, 2022 — A post-doctoral researcher with the Advanced Science Research Center at the CUNY Graduate Center (CUNY ASRC) hasRead More [...]

  • Scientists Identify a Water-Responsive Material that Functions as a Powerful Actuator

    The break-through discovery is a pivotal step toward creating nanofluidic structures that power energy-generating systems, robotics and more. NEW YORK, March 14, 2022— Mechanical actuators generate and transfer energy into the machines and systems that we rely on in our daily lives. But despite a century of research, actuators still can’t outperform the abilitiesRead More [...]

  • Scientists Design Nanoparticles That Communicate With Cancer Cells

    The breakthrough advance could lead to a novel, drug-free therapeutic that can slow, possibly stop, the growth of cancer cells [...]

  • Rein Ulijn Receives Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellowship

    Ulijn is the second ASRC faculty member in just two years to receive the Department of Defense’s most prestigious single-investigator award [...]

  • A Breakthrough in Six Dimensional Polymer Printing from the Braunschweig Lab

    The work is poised to accelerate research on polymer films by furthering scientists’ understanding of polymer growth and properties. [...]

  • Nanoscience Newsletter – Winter 2020

    Get caught up on recent news and achievements from the Nanoscience Initiative. [...]

  • Tracking the Big Promise of Tiny Materials

    A study from the the lab of Rein Ulijn, director of the Nanoscience Initiative, demonstrates a new way to visualize nanostructures made of short peptide sequences. [...]