REU

Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)

 

Summer 2019

 

  • Keishlyann Baez Cruz, from University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, was mentored by Prof. Carlos Meriles

"Towards Hyperpolarization of Liquid Using Diamond NV Centers through Laser Illumination"

  • Ibukunoluwa Ibrahim, from Howard University, Washington DC, was mentored by Dr. Rein Ulijn

"Biocatalytic Self-Assembly of Supramolecular Polymers with Amino Acid Encoded Lifetimes"

  • Phillipe Jean-Baptiste, from City College of New York, New York, was mentored by Prof. Ilona Kretzschmar

"Tracking Magnetic Janus Particle Aggregation at Different Layer Counts Using OpenCV-Python"

  • Aubrey Leary, from Fordham University, New York, was mentored by Prof. Lia Krusin

"Towards Observance of Majorana Modes Using Proximity Effect Between NbSe2 and BiSbTeSe2"

  • Alejandra Miranda, from Interamerican University, Puerto Rico, was mentored by Prof. Maria Tamargo

"Topological Insulators and their Electrical Properties"

  • Lauren Moore, from Howard University, Washington DC, was mentored by Prof. Marco Castaldi

"Beneficial Reuse of Ash from Waste to Energy Facilities"

  • Alexy Padilla, from Pontifical Catholic University, Puerto Rico, was mentored by Dr. Adam Braunschweig

"Synthetic Carbohydrate Receptors"

  • Gilbert Reyes, from Lehamn College, New York, was mentored by Prof. Xi Chen and Prof. Raymond Tu

"Using Polarized Light to find B-sheet Crystals in Post Treated Bombyx Mori Silk Films"

  • Janel Rivera-Cancel, from Pontifical Catholic University, Puerto Rico, was mentored by Prof. Dorthe Eisele

"Synthesis and Characterization of Gold and Silver Nanostructures"

  • Jaylene Salas, from Ciy College of New York, New York, was mentored by Prof. Stephen O'Brien

"Synthetic Transition Metal Oxides Prepared by Gel Collection and Characterization of Perovskite Nanocrystal Thin Films for High Performance Dielectric Applications"

 

Graduate Program Recruitment

  • Steven Alsheimer, IDEALS Undergraduate Student, joined the Master's Program in Data Science at The City University of New York.
  • Alexy Padilla, REU 2019 Participant, joined the Chemistry Doctoral program at The City University of New York.
  • Baseemah Rucker, REU 2018 & 2019 Participant, joined the Chemical Engineering Doctoral program at The City University of New York.

 

Summer 2018

 

  • Rawan Aldasooky, from Lehman College, New York, was mentored by Dr. Adam Braunschweig

"Molecular printing: Surface Functionalization and Characterization"

  • Brian Ayala, from University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, was mentored by Prof. Vinod Menon

"Characterization of spin-dependent quantum emitters in hexagonal boron nitride"

  • Claralys Hernandez-Santiago, from University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, was mentored by Prof. Maria Tamargo

"Evidence of Gain in II-VI Quantum Well Semiconductor Structures Transferred to Sapphire Substrates"

  • Baseemah Rucker, from Hampton Univeristy, Virginia, was mentored by Prof. Ilona Kretzschmar

"Guiding Mobile Janus Particle Movement around Oil Droplets on Glass Slide"

  • Ron Sanders, from Hampton University, Virginia, was mentored by Prof. Raymond Tu

"Dynamics of Surface Active Polymer Phase Behavior at the Acetone/Air Interface"

  • Merna Youssef, from City College of New York, New York, was mentored by Prof. Lia Krusin

"Magnetization Signal of Van der Waals Layered Cr2Ge2Te6 by Hall Sensor Device"

 

Visiting Master's Students

  • Nicole Perez-Salas, from University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, was co-mentored by Prof. Ubaldo M. Cordova-Figueroa, Prof. Madeline Torres-Lugo, and Prof. Ilona Kretzschmar

"Bio-inspired Re-Configurable Materials"

  • Jonathan A. Victoria-Camacho, from University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, was co-mentored by Prof. Ubaldo M. Cordova-Figueroa and Prof. Ilona Kretzschmar

"Self Assembly of Magnetic Colloids with Radial Shifted Dipole"

 

Graduate Program Recruitment

  • William Centeno, REU 2017 Participant, joined the Chemistry Doctoral program at The City University of New York.
  • Candice Forrester, IDEALS Undergraduate Student, joined the Chemistry Doctoral program at The City University of New York.
  • Ahamed Jubair, IDEALS Master's Student, joined the Physics Doctoral program at The City University of New York.

 

 

Summer 2017

 

  • William Centeno from Lehman College, New York, was mentored by Prof. Raymond Tu

"Influence of Hydrophobicity on the Nanofiber Self-Assembly Rates of β - Sheet Peptide Amphiphiles"

  • Joseph Cruz from Lehman College, New York, was mentored by Prof. Maria Tamargo

"Contactless Electroreflectance (CER) as a means of Characterizing CdSe/ZnTe Multiple quantum Well Structures"

  • Biola Daniel from City College of New York, New York, was mentored by Prof. Swapan Gayen

"Photoluminescence study of ZnSe:Cl/GaAs"

  • Jemaris Martes from University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, was mentored by Dr. Jacob Trevino

"Semiconductor Nano-pillar Arrays for Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy"

  • Lakeisha Ramos Rosado from University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, was mentored by Prof. Vinod Menon

"Modification of Phonon Energies in hBN through Cavity Coupling"

  • Baseemah Rucker from Hampton University, Virginia, was mentored by Prof. Ilona Kretzschmar

"Fabrication of Janus Particles"

  • Luz Maria Valdiviezo from City College of New York, New York, was mentored by Prof. Ilona Kretzschmar

"Investigating the Optical Properties of Nano-sized Particles at the Air-Water Interface"

 

Graduate Program Recruitment

  • Gabriel Lopez-Morales, REU 2016 Participant, joined the Chemistry Doctoral program at The City University of New York.

 

Summer 2016

 

  • Gabriel Lopez-Morales from Interamerican University, Puerto Rico, was mentored by Prof. Vinod Menon

"Quantum emitter based on defects in hBN"

  • Gabriela Ramirez from University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, was mentored by Prof. Ilona Kretzschmar

"Functionalization of Janus Au-SiO2 nanoparticles to successfully achieve enzyme conjugation"