Photonics Initiative

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 […]

The Advanced Science Research Center at The Graduate Center, CUNY’s Photonics Initiative Wins $7.5 Million in Research Funding from the U.S. Department of Defense

The highly competitive Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative grant will help advance metamaterials research led by Initiative Director Andrea Alù NEW YORK, April 6, 2018 — Professor Andrea Alù, director of the Photonics Initiative at The Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC) at The Graduate Center of The City University of New York (GC, CUNY), has been awarded […]

Breakthrough in Circuit Design Makes Electronics More Resistant to Damage and Defects

A newly published paper in Nature Electronics details how researchers at the Advanced Science Research Center, GC/CUNY, used an array of nonlinear resonators to overcome signal disruption when electronic circuits are broken or damaged NEW YORK, (March 9, 2018) —People are growing increasingly dependent on their mobile phones, tablets and other portable devices that help them navigate […]

Scientists realize breakthrough in controlling the transmission of light

NEW YORK, (Feb. 8, 2018) — Operation of modern-day technology requires an ever-increasing use of broadband frequency signals. This, in turn, has grown the demand for reliable, efficient methods of signal transmission that prevent interference and are more efficient in their use of the scarcely available frequency spectrum. These requirements are constrained, however, by reciprocity–a […]

Top Photonics Researcher Andrea Alù Named a Director of the Advanced Science Research Center at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York

Andrea Alù, renowned engineer and photonics researcher, has been named the founding director of the Photonics Initiative at the Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC) at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Alù, who will also hold the title of Einstein Professor of Physics at the Graduate Center in affiliation with the Department […]