2018 ASRC Seed Program Winners

Five scientists from the City University of New York (CUNY) system have been selected as 2018 Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC) Seed Grant winners.

Learn more about the ASRC Seed Grant Program.

The Winners:


Timothy Ellmore

Associate Professor, Psychology, The City College of New York

ASRC Partner: A. Duke Sheeren, Neuroscience Initiative

Project Name: Simultaneous EEG/fMRI Study of Working Memory Brain Connectivity


Alexander Khanikaev

Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering, The City College of New York

ASRC Partner: Andrea Alu, Photonics Initiative

Project Name: Novel approaches in nonreciprocal optics with magneto-photonic metamaterials


Peter Marcotullio

Professor, Geography Hunter College

ASRC Partner: Andrew Reinmann, Environmental Science Initiative

Project Name: Estimating the potential role of trees in reducing heat vulnerability in New York City metropolitan area


Diana Bratu

Associate Professor, Biological Sciences, Hunter College

ASRC Partner: Shana Elbaum-Garfinkle, Structural Biology Initiative

Project Name: Characterization of P-bodies during Drosophila oogenesis


Jing Fan

Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, The City College of New York

ASRC Partner: Xi Chen, Nanoscience Initiative

Project Name: Establishment of an Experimental Platform for Characterizing Confined Fluids in Nanoporous Media