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CUNY Nano Day 2021

The Nanoscience Initiative is excited to host our annual CUNY Nano Day Symposium! Please join us and the CUNY Nanoscience Community to share our research stories and welcome new researchers into the community. The virtual symposium will feature interactive talks by CUNY researchers on topics...
Posted Apr 18th, 2021 Read More

Spring 2021 Salzberg/IDEALS Seminar Series

The Salzberg Seminar Series for the Spring 2021 Semester, sponsored in part by IDEALS, will be held as a virtual seminar series. Seminars are scheduled on Mondays at 12 noon. A Zoom registration link will be provided for each seminar. Scheduled Speakers:. February 1, 2021 - Jin Kim Montclare,...
Posted Feb 10th, 2021 Read More

2021 REU Program - IDEALS partners with IDMinNYC

Beginning in the Summer of 2021, the IDEALS REU Program will be working in partnership with the NSF-REU Site: Integrated Design of Materials in New York City!.. Please click here for more information regarding program details. All interested students are encouaged to apply for our 2021 program...
Posted Mar 6th, 2018 Read More

IDEALS 2020 Holiday Party

IDEALS students and friends are invited to gather to celebrate accomplishments and wish all the best for the New Year!
Posted Dec 17th, 2020 Read More

Frenkel excitons in heat-stressed supramolecular nanocomposites enabled by tunable cage-like scaffolding

IDEALS researcher Dorthe Eisele and The Eisele Research Group published the paper Frenkel excitons in heat-stressed supramolecular nanocomposites enabled by tunable cage-like scaffolding in the December issue of Nature Chemistry. Their findings could be a significant breakthrough in...
Posted Dec 17th, 2020 Read More

New Superlattice By CCNY Team Could Lead To Sustainable Quantum Electronics

A team of international physicists led by Lia Krusin-Elbaum of the City College of New York, has created a new topological magnetic superlattice material, that at a high temperature can conduct electrical current without dissipation and lost energy. The finding, detailed in a paper published...
Posted Sep 10th, 2020 Read More

THE GRADUATE CENTER, CUNY LAUNCHES NEW NANOSCIENCE MASTER’S DEGREE PROGRAM

The Graduate Center, CUNY has launched a new M.S. Program in Nanoscience. The interdisciplinary field focuses on understanding the chemical and physical properties of objects at the nanoscale and their emergent properties. It requires unique collaborations among chemists, physicists, and...
Posted Sep 11th, 2020 Read More

CCNY joins $115M DOE-funded Brookhaven Quantum Research Center

The City College of New York, represented by IDEALS faculty Carlos Meriles, is among 23 elite partner institutions in a five-year $115 million Quantum Information Science (QIS) project led by the Long Island-based Brookhaven National Laboratory. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) funded...
Posted Sep 10th, 2020 Read More

IDEALS CREST Center joins APS-IDEA Network

Our NSF CREST Center IDEALS, together with the Physics department at CCNY, has joined the newly formed APS Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity Alliance (IDEA) Network. APS-IDEA is a new initiative with a mission of empowering and supporting physics departments, laboratories, and other...
Posted Jul 25th, 2020 Read More

IDEALS invited to submit a Phase II CREST Center proposal to NSF

The NSF CREST Center IDEALS has been invited to submit a Phase II full proposal for an additional five years of funding. The full proposal is due on December 4, 2020. In order to be invited, our team submitted a preliminary proposal for the Phase-II competition on February 20, 2020, in...
Posted Jul 25th, 2020 Read More

IDEALS Summer Series

The IDEALS Summer Series is a collection of talks that were to be given at recent conferences in 2020 by IDEALS researchers. The Summer Series is a way for our community members to share their exciting research going on within IDEALS....
Posted Jul 7th, 2020 Read More

NSF REU Site awarded to IDEALS researchers Lopez and McGregor

IDEALS researchers Professors Donna McGregor and Gustavo Lopez, both from the Chemistry department at Lehman College, applied for and obtained an REU Site award from the National Science Foundation. The grant entitled: Integrated Design of Material in NYC provides $400,000 for three years to...
Posted Jul 25th, 2020 Read More

IDEALS Director, Maria Tamargo, Elected as a Member of the National Academy of Engineering

Professor of Chemistry in the Division of Science and Doctoral Faculty in Electrical Engineering at The Grove School of Engineering, Maria C. Tamargo, is an elected Member of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) Class of 2020. . She is recognized for forging the way toward an inclusive...
Posted Apr 23rd, 2020 Read More

Colloidal, Macromolecular and Polyelectrolyte Solutions

IDEALS co-PI Ilona Kretzschmar is co-Chair of the Gordon Research Conference on Colloidal, Macromolecular and Polyelectrolyte Solutions that will be held in Ventura, California on February 2-7, 2020.
Posted Feb 1st, 2020 Read More

External Advisory Committee Meeting - Thursday, January 9, 2020

On January 9, 2020 the IDEALS External Advisory Committee (EAC) met for the third time to assess the research and education activities of our center. It was a highly productive and exciting day in which we featured our research and education efforts during the past year. We would like to...
Posted May 1st, 2020 Read More

SAVE THE DATE: Frontiers in Quantum and Bioinspired Materials

Frontiers in Quantum and Bioinspired Materials: A research conference at The City College of New York will be held on April 13 & 14, 2020 at the ASRC Auditorium. The conference is sponsored by the NSF Crest Center IDEALS.
Posted Nov 19th, 2019 Read More

IDEALS Fellow, Megan Webster, wins an NSF CREST Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

CREST Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (PRF) awards recognize beginning CREST Center investigators with significant potential and provide them with research experiences that broaden perspectives, facilitate interdisciplinary interactions and establish them in positions of leadership within the...
Posted May 10th, 2020 Read More

IDEALS Faculty, Vinod Menon, elected Fellow of The Optical Society of America

Prof. Menon was honored specifically for important contributions to strong light-matter interactions in low-dimensional materials and hyperbolic metamaterials. Being named an OSA Fellow is a singular honor and indicates a history of achievement in optics and photonics, and a reputation for...
Posted Nov 8th, 2019 Read More

IDEALS Fellow, Kara Ng, receives the 2019 Scholarship by the Flavor & Extracts Manufacturers Association

The Flavor & Extracts Manufacturers Association (FEMA) awards one chemistry graduate student with a scholarship every year. . We are proud to announce that our graduate student, Kara Ng, won the scholarship this year. . Congratulations, Kara!
Posted Nov 8th, 2019 Read More

IDEALS Faculty Awarded $2 Million NSF Grant

IDEALS Faculty Vinod Menon, Carlos Meriles and Alexander Khanikaev with their colleague Sriram Ganeshan were awarded a $2 Million NSF Grant entitled: Chip-Scale Quantum Emulators Based on Polaritonic Lattices. . This grant is part of the NSF's Quantum Leap and Big Idea Program and aims to...
Posted Nov 8th, 2019 Read More

Dr. Christophe Testelin Joins IDEALS as a Visiting Scientist.

Dr. Christophe Testelin, Director of the Institut de Nanoscience de Paris (INSP), a unit of the CNRS and Sorbonne Universite in Paris, has joined IDEALS as a Visiting Scientist since September of 2019. Dr. Testelin, an expert in photonic and spin phenomena in semiconductors, will work with the...
Posted Apr 23rd, 2020 Read More

IDEALS faculty Rein Ulijn and his ASRC team awarded a NY State Center for Advanced Technology (CAT)

Dr. Rein Ulijn, Director of the ASRC Nanoscience Initiative and IDEALS faculty, and his team were awarded funding to create the Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC) Sensor CAT. The Center offers funding to support academic-industry partnerships to develop next-generation sensor technology,...
Posted Sep 10th, 2020 Read More

IDEALS Third Annual Community Meeting & Poster Competition

The third Annual IDEALS Community Meeting will be on Friday, June 14, 2019 at 1:00pm. . We will meet first in the ASRC Auditorium for a short business meeting. Then, will follow with a Student Poster Competition in the ASRC Cafe. A panel of faculty judges will determine winners of 1st, 2nd,...
Posted May 29th, 2019 Read More

IDEALS Community Meeting Poster Competition Winners

Thank you to all IDEALS Students & Postdocs who participated in the Poster Competition at our Annual Community Meeting. It was a very tight competition, thanks to your hard work!.. Once again, congratulations to this year's winners:. . 1st Place: Richard Huang from Prof. O'Brien's Group &...
Posted Jun 20th, 2019 Read More

IDEALS Director, Maria Tamargo, Received 2019 Mentoring Minorities Award

The inaugural City College of New York Division of Science Excellence in Mentoring Minorities Award (DSEMM) was awarded to Prof. Maria Tamargo in recognition for her accomplishments in mentoring underrepresented minority Doctoral Students.
Posted May 21st, 2019 Read More

IDEALS High School Student, Ange Louis, Wins NYCSEF First Award in Engineering & is an Intel International Science and Engineering Fair 2019 Finalist

Ange will be traveling to Arizona in May to represent New York City. . Congratulations, Ange!
Posted Apr 3rd, 2019 Read More

Monday April 8th - Salzberg Chemistry Seminar Series Presented by IDEALS Faculty, Donna McGregor

On Monday, April 8th, Prof. Donna McGregor will give a seminar entitled A structured, Flipped and Active Learning Classroom for General Chemistry: Design, implementation and evidence for success
Posted Apr 5th, 2019 Read More

IDEALS Faculty, John Lombardi, Receives 2019 Gold Medal from Society of Applied Spectroscopy

This award was established in 1952 to recognize outstanding contributions to the field of applied spectroscopy. He will receive the medal at a special award ceremony in Princeton, New Jersey, in November. The event will coincide with the society's Eastern Analytical Symposium. Lombardi's...
Posted Apr 3rd, 2019 Read More

Prof. Madeline Torres-Lugo (UPR-Mayaguez) to Visit CCNY

Therapeutic Nanoparticles: Fantasy or Reality Engineering solutions and the road ahead.. Monday, December 3, 2018. Marshak 418N. 12:00 Noon.. Abstract:. Nanoparticles possess outstanding properties that make them excellent candidates for therapeutic applications. However, the clinical and in...
Posted Nov 21st, 2018 Read More

2018 CREST-IDEALS Cover Articles

Three papers published by CREST-IDEALS researchers were selected as cover articles last year:.. I. Levy, et al Reduced twinning and surface roughness of Bi2Se3 and Bi2Te3 layers grown by molecular beam epitaxy on sapphire substrates, Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology B 36, 02D107-1...
Posted Mar 19th, 2019 Read More

External Advisory Committee Meeting - Monday, November 12, 2018

On November 12, 2018 the IDEALS External Advisory Committee (EAC) met for the second time to assess the research and education activities of our center. We welcomed a new member of the committee, Professor Maribel Vazquez from Rutgers University. It was a highly productive and exciting day in...
Posted Jan 25th, 2019 Read More

IDEALS Student, Jacob Henshaw, wins an NSF CREST Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

CREST Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (PRF) awards recognize beginning CREST Center investigators with significant potential and provide them with research experiences that broaden perspectives, facilitate interdisciplinary interactions and establish them in positions of leadership within the...
Posted Oct 10th, 2018 Read More

PROMISE - SUMMER SUCCESS INSTITUTE

This summer IDEALS is partnering with the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) to participate in the Summer Success Institute (SSI) which is being held on August 18, 2018 at The Hotel at Arundel Preserve, in Hanover, MD.
Posted Aug 3rd, 2018 Read More

IDEALS 2nd Annual Community Meeting & Picnic

The second Annual IDEALS Community Meeting (and Picnic) will be on Tuesday, July 3rd 2018 at 1:00pm. . We will meet first at the ASRC 5th floor Data Visualization room for a short business meeting. Then, will follow with a Potluck Picnic at the lawn next to The Towers. Some sports activities...
Posted Jun 18th, 2018 Read More

Congratulations to Professor Dorthe Eisele!

Professor Dorthe Eisele has won one of the Prestigious 2018 NSF CAREER AWARDS. The thrust of her research project involves the lightharvesting complex found in plants. The project is titled: Unraveling Excitation-Energy Transfer Processes in Excitonic Light-Harvesting Systems.
Posted Apr 24th, 2018 Read More

IDEALS Faculty, Vinod Menon, Named IEEE Photonics Society Distinguished Lecturer (2018-2019).

The IEEE Distinguished Lecturer Program is designed to honor excellent speakers who have made technical, industrial or entrepreneurial contributions to the field of photonics and to enhance the technical programs of the IEEE Photonics Society Chapters. ....
Posted Jun 18th, 2018 Read More

IDEALS Faculty Gustavo Lopez and Donna McGregor Awarded NIH RISE Grant

IDEALS faculty Gustavo Lopez and Donna McGregor were awarded a Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement (RISE) grant from the National Institute of Health (NIH) in the amount of $1.3 M over a 5 year period. The main goal of this proposal is to prepare underrepresented minority and/or low...
Posted Jun 24th, 2018 Read More

Functional Supramolecular Systems

Thursday, May 31, 2018 | 1:00 5:30 p.m. Advanced Science Research Center at the Graduate Center, CUNY. ASRC 5th Floor Data-Visualization Room. The ASRC Nanoscience Initiative, in partnership with the CREST Center IDEALS, is hosting a half-day symposium focusing on Functional Supramolecular...
Posted May 26th, 2018 Read More

HSI: Urbano

The URBAN HISPANIC COLLEGE STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT CONFERENCE will be held at The CITY COLLEGE OF NEW YORK at 85 ST. NICHOLAS TERRACE, NEW YORK, NY, 10031 on May 23, 24, and 25, 2018. . For more information, visit http://hsiurbano.ccny.cuny.edu/...
Posted May 7th, 2018 Read More

IDEALS Faculty, Ilona Kretzschmar, Elected Member-At-Large to AAAS

Professor Ilona Kretzschmar was elected Member-at-Large of the Engineering Section of the American Association for the Advancement of Science Her term ends in 2022.
Posted Mar 9th, 2018 Read More

External Advisory Committee Meeting - Monday, November 6, 2017

On November 6, 2017 the IDEALS External Advisory Committee (EAC) met to assess the research and education activities of our center. It was a highly productive and exciting day in which we featured our research and education efforts since the inauguration of the Center in April of 2016. We...
Posted Dec 11th, 2017 Read More

IDEALS Faculty, Stephen O'Brien elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, FRSC

Professor Stephen O'Brien was recently elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, FRSC (2017). This honor highlights Prof. O'Brien's outstanding contribution to the advancement of the chemical sciences and to the advancement of the chemical sciences as a profession. Election requires...
Posted Apr 24th, 2018 Read More

IDEALS Director Receives MBE Innovator Award

Professor Maria Tamargo, Director of CREST-Center IDEALS, was awarded the 2017 MBE Innovator Award given by the North American Molecular Beam Epitaxy Conference, held in Galveston, Texas.
Posted Mar 9th, 2018 Read More

18th International Conference on II-VI Compounds and Related Materials

September 24 -29, 2017 San Juan, Puerto Rico Abstract Deadline: April 28, 2017 www.ii-vi-2017.org
Posted Apr 14th, 2017 Read More

The 91st Annual Meeting of the American Chemical Society Division of Colloid and Surface Chemistry

Abstract Deadline: April 15, 2017. http://www.colloids2017.org/
Posted Apr 14th, 2017 Read More

CUNY ASRC Emergent Macromolecular Systems

June 1 - CUNY ASRC June 2 - Hunter College NANOSCIENCE.ASRC.CUNY.EDU/EMERGENT The Emergent Macromolecular Systems symposium is a two-day event that will bring together leaders in macromolecular science from around the world to share their most recent discoveries. The aim of this symposium is...
Posted May 4th, 2017 Read More

IDEALS Faculty win 2017 Feliks Gross Awards

Professors Dorthe Eisele (Chemistry & Biochemistry) and Pouyan Ghaemi (Physics) are winners of the 2017 Feliks Gross Award. The Feliks Gross Award is considered CUNY's highest award for Assistant Professors. Congratulations to Professors Eisele and Ghaemi!
Posted Mar 6th, 2018 Read More

1st Annual IDEALS Community Meeting

The City College of New York.. On Friday, April 21, 2017 IDEALS held a Community Meeting. The meeting took place in the Grove School of Engineering Exhibit Room and Main Lobby. The purpose of the meeting was to become better acquainted with each other and with the range of IDEALS research...
Posted Apr 28th, 2017 Read More