Photonics Initiative

Andrea Alù Receives Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellowship

The Defense Department’s most prestigious single-investigator award will provide $3 million to support Alù’s effort to engineer highly innovative materials for thermal wave manipulation NEW YORK, May 2, 2019 — Andrea Alù, founding director of the Photonics Initiative at the Advance Science Research Center at The Graduate Center, CUNY and Einstein Professor of Physics at The […]

New Research Establishes Fundamental Principles Governing the Transmission of Light-Delivered Data Through Nonreciprocal Circuitry

The findings provide a key to unlock new approaches for miniaturizing circuitry chips that can efficiently process and deliver information using light  NEW YORK, January 16, 2019 – The development of fiber optics technology has been indispensable to increasing the speed at which information is delivered over large distances by relying on light to carry […]

Researchers Discover a Metamaterial with Inherently Robust Sound Transport and Localization

The novel property may enable acoustic and ultrasound devices that are more resilient to noise, disorder and fabrication imperfections NEW YORK, December 31, 2018 – Researchers at the Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC) at The Graduate Center of The City University of New York and at the City College of New York (CCNY) have developed […]

Professor Andrea Alù Named a Highly Cited Researcher

Professor Andrea Alù (Physics), founding director of the Photonics Initiative at The Graduate Center’s Advanced Science Research Center, joins a select group of scientists recognized as Highly Cited Researchers by Clarivate Analytics. This list “recognizes world-class researchers selected for their exceptional research performance, demonstrated by production of multiple highly cited papers during the last decade.” The list aims to […]

ASRC Photonics Initiative Director Named a Finalist for the 2018 Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists

Andrea Alù, director of the ASRC Photonics Initiative, has been selected as a finalist for the prestigious Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists. Alù is one of 31 U.S. researchers who will compete for the world’s largest unrestricted prizes for early career scientists. Each year, three Blavatnik National Laureates in the categories of life sciences, […]

High-Sensitivity Microsensors on the Horizon With Design Breakthrough by Researchers at the Advanced Science Research Center at The Graduate Center, CUNY

NEW YORK, May 14, 2018 — Wireless microsensors have enabled new ways to monitor our environment by allowing users to measure spaces previously off limits to research, such as toxic areas, vehicle components, or remote areas in the human body. Researchers, however, have been stymied by limited improvements in the quality of data and sensitivity […]