Nanoscience and Nanotechnology are at the forefront of scientific advancements in medicine, materials, manufacturing, electronics, catalysis, and energy. These rapidly expanding research streams bring an increasing number of funding and career opportunities, and enable innovative technologies with high societal impact.

Through graduate programs in chemistry, biochemistry or physics with research in nanoscience, The City University of New York (CUNY) is positioning its graduates to become part of this emergent field.

CUNY boasts state-of-the-art research facilities and instrumentation, including the Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC) – a hub for nanoscience in New York City, and the opportunity to learn revolutionary science form world-leading research professors.

Apply now to study for a PhD with nanoscience research in New York City.

Application Deadline for Fall 2018: January 1st 2018

(Physics: January 10th 2018)

In New York City, the number of technology start-up companies increased 32% between 2007-2011, with more than 2,000 technology companies operating in 2017. As a result of its revolutionary technologies, nanoscience is at the core of more and more of technology start-ups.

The City University of New York (CUNY) is preparing graduates to capitalize on this expanding market by offering training, support and professional development for entrepreneurial activities in nanoscience.

With growing sophistication of nanoscience research, career opportunities have spread beyond the more traditional trajectories. Inherently-interdisciplinary, nanoscience draws knowledge and experience from the chemistry, biochemistry, engineering, materials, and physics disciplines, allowing for seemingly limitless applications predicted to impact almost every area of our lives.

CUNY and the ASRC are preparing students for these careers by providing theoretical, technical and applied education in nanoscience, training a new generation of nanoscientists.

Opportunities currently exist in both academic and industrial settings include, but are not limited to:

  • Technology: electronics/semiconductor industry, biotechnology
  • Medicine: bioengineering, pharmaceuticals, drug-delivery
  • Materials: textiles, polymers, packaging, food science
  • Energy: green energy, energy capture and storage
  • Transportation: auto and aerospace industries
  • Environmental: environmental monitoring, control, and remediation

The City University of New York (CUNY) has state-of-the-art research laboratories, expertise and resources across The City’s five boroughs to support education, training, and professional development of graduate students.

Nanoscience facilities and educational programming include:

  • State-of-the-art research facilities and instrumentation, including The Advanced Science Research Center.
  • World-leading research professors
  • Grant and fellowship writing support groups
  • Entrepreneurial and technology commercialization support
  • Professional development
The ASRC offers robust, customized access to the cutting-edge instrumentation housed at the center, available to researchers regardless of experience or academic level. Staff will assist researchers in creating research plans tailored to the capabilities of the tools available in the many core facilities throughout the building.

Scholarship Information

Full scholarships are offered through CUNY Science Scholarship (CSS) program for students accepted into the Ph.D. programs in Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Physics at The Graduate Center.

CSS Scholarships guarantee up to 5 years of:

  • A minimum of $30,000 per year as a cost-of-living allowance.
  • Tuition fee remission
  • Access to low cost health insurance

Full scholarships are offered to all applicants; local, domestic and international, and are are determined at the time of application.

Awards are confirmed at the time of program admission.

For further information, please visit: https://www.gc.cuny.edu/Prospective-Current-Students/Current-Students/Financial-Assistance/Outside-Aid/Financial-Assistance-Finder/Detail?id=8633

*minimum value correct for Fall 2018 intake.

Start your application

Please contact us at nanosciencePhD@asrc.cuny.edu.

Please include which doctoral program at the Graduate Center in which you would like to enroll – either Chemistry, Biochemistry of Physics.

This email will be checked weekly, nanoscience staff and/or faculty will reach out to you directly to discuss application formal process and opportunities in doctoral training in nanoscience at CUNY.

For additional information on the Graduate Center doctoral programs offering nanoscience research:

Chemistry

Biochemistry

Physics

Alternatively, you can apply directly through the Graduate Center Admissions Office.

FOR FULL INFORMATION ON RESEARCH DEGREES, PLEASE VISIT THE GRADUATE CENTER WEBSITE.

PLEASE LOOK THROUGH OUR NANOSCIENCE RESEARCH INTERESTS AND FACULTY LIST FOR MORE DETAILED INFORMATION ON SPECIFIC RESEARCH AREAS AND EXPERTISE OF INDIVIDUAL ACADEMICS.