September 12, 2014 | News

After a decade of planning, the ASRC building has been completed. Today, the first researchers of the Nanoscience Initiative, under direction of Dr Rein Ulijn, have moved into the building.

The Nanoscience Initiative will occupy the ground and first floors. Research in Ulijn’s group focuses on the development of biomimetic and adaptive nanoscale systems for biomedical and green energy applications. Over the next year they will be joined by further resident Faculty, affiliated members from across CUNY and a dynamic population of visiting scientists from the New York area and across the globe.

The Nanoscience Initiative aims to establish a world-leading research institute in computational and experimental nanoscience in Manhattan. 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 $350-million Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC) is a nucleus for the nanoscience across The City University of New York, a diverse research community encompassing the five boroughs.