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The Nanoscience Initiative aims to establish a world-leading research center in computational and experimental nanoscience at The City University of New York. This will be achieved through consolidating existing excellence in Nanoscience at the CUNY campuses coupled with major investment in new faculty, support staff, infrastructure and equipment. The Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC), which was recently completed representing an investment of $350 million, will operate as a nucleus for the nanoscience across The City University of New York, a diverse research community spread across the five boroughs. < more >



The CUNY Advanced Science Research Center, located in Manhattan, brings the nation’s largest urban public university to a landmark moment in its decade-long, multibillion-dollar commitment to innovative science. The $350-million, 200,000-square-foot world-class center will focus CUNY initiatives in five dynamic fields of applied science: Nanotechnology, Photonics, Structural Biology, Neuroscience and Environmental Sciences. >



Town hall meeting at ASRC
20 November 2014
The ASRC will open its doors to CUNY faculty from across the city of New York. The day will include presentations from the directors, tours of the facilities and opportunities to network with colleagues from across CUNY.

Nanoscience Initiative NYC launch event
19 February 2015
The Nanoscience Initative will welcome researchers from New York City to the ASRC. This one day conference will include talks by leading nanoscience researchers in the city and will be headlined by Professor Ned Seeman, NYU. There will be presentations from ASRC and CUNY researchers, tours of the facility and networking opportunities. More information coming soon.



J.S. Leckie, A. Hope, M. Hughes, S. Debnath, S. Fleming, A.W. Wark, R.V. Ulijn and M.D. Haw, Nanopropulsion by Biocatalytic Self-Assembly, ACS Nano, 2014, In Press.

S. Bai, C.G. Pappas, S. Debnath, P.W.J.M. Frederix, J. Leckie, S. Fleming and R.V. Ulijn, Stable Emulsions Formed by Self-Assembly of Interfacial Networks of Dipeptide Derivatives, ACS Nano, 2014, 8, 7005-7013.

S.K.M. Nalluri, C. Berdugo, N. Javid, P.W.J.M. Frederix and R.V. Ulijn, Biocatalytic Self-Assembly of Supramolecular Charge-Transfer Nanostructures Based on n-Type Semiconductor-Appended Peptides, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2014, 53, 5882-5887.

S. Debnath, S. Roy and R.V. Ulijn, Peptide Nanofibers with Dynamic Instability through Non-Equilibrium Biocatalytic Assembly, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2013, 135, 16789-16792.