CUNY Nanoscience Faculty

  • Dr. Alan M. Lyons

    College of Staten Island & Graduate Center CUNY

    Alan Lyons is a Professor of Chemistry at the College of Staten Island and Graduate Center of CUNY. His research is focused on the effect of topography and chemistry on the wetting, thermal, optical and catalytic properties of surfaces.

  • Dr. Alexander B. Khanikaev

    Queens College

    Alexander Khanikaev is an Assistant Professor of Physics at Queens College and the Graduate Center of CUNY. Dr. Khanikaev’s recent work focuses on engineering topological order and nonreciprocity in photonic metamaterials with magneto-optical and bianisotropic responses

  • Dr. Andrei Jitanu

    Lehman College

    Jitianu’s research is focused on materials chemistry, specifically on sol-gel chemistry with direct applications in anticorrosive, hermetic coatings and nanomaterials for electronic industry. In addition he is looking for nanomaterials/composite for medical applications.

  • Dr. Angelo Bongiorno

    College of Staten Island

    Angelo Bongiorno is a computational physical chemist interested in first principles methods, high-performance computing, and condensed matter systems. Current research efforts focus on the modeling and study of low-dimensional materials and solid oxide electrolytes.

  • Dr. Azriel Z. Genack

    Queens College

    Azriel Genack is a Distinguished Professor of Physics at Queens College and the Graduate Center of CUNY and a co-founder of Chiral Photonics, Inc. His research focuses on wave propagation and localization in random and periodic media and optical fibers.

  • Dr. Bruce Kim

    City College of New York

    Bruce Kim is the director of the Advanced Nanotechnology Lab at City College of New York and associate professor of the Electrical Engineering at CCNY.   He is a recipient of the 1997 NSF CAREER award and Fellow of IMAPS society. His research area is focused on synthesis of CNT and ZnO nanowires for biomedical sensors […]

  • Dr. Carlos Meriles

    City College of New York

    Carlos Meriles obtained his Ph.D in physics at FaMAF – the mathematics, physics and astronomy division of the Universidad Nacional de Córdoba – under the supervision of late Prof. A.H. Brunetti. His doctoral studies focused on the use of Nuclear Quadrupole Resonance (NQR) to probe structural and dynamical disorder in organic crystals. After graduating in […]

  • Dr. Charles Michael Drain

    Hunter College

    Michael Drain is a Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Hunter College of CUNY. He is also chair of the Department of Chemistry. He headed the nanotechnology and materials chemistry sub-discipline in chemistry for over 10 years.

  • Dr. Dorthe M. Eisele

    CIty College of New York

    Dorthe Eisele is a Professor of Chemistry at City College and a member of the Graduate Center. Her research interests are in materials research and nanoscience, with a focus on new materials and design principles for solar energy systems.

  • Dr. Francois Fay

    York College

    Dr. Francois Fay is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry at York College. His research interests focus on the interaction between pharmaceutical science, nanotechnology and cell biology to develop bio-inspired nanoplatforms for the diagnosis and treatment of local inflammation.

  • Dr. George John

    City College of New York

    George John is a Professor of Chemistry/the Center for Discovery and Innovation, the City College of New York -CUNY. His research is focused on molecular design for synthetic lipids, membrane mimics, soft nano materials, green energy technologies and organic materials chemistry.

  • Dr. Gustavo E. Lopez

    Lehman College

    Gustavo Lopez is a Lehman College computational and theoretical chemist. He specializes in developing and applying computational methods to describe system in condensed phase. Some of the system considered are quantum fluids, proton wires, molecular hydrogen trapped in fullerenes, metallic clusters and biomolecular systems.

  • Dr. Harry D. Gafney

    Queens College

    Dr. Harry D. Gafney is a Professor of Chemistry at Queens College of CUNY, has served as Director of the CUNY Center of Advanced Technology,   NSF Program Officer, and consultant to Dow Chemical, Corning, and American Cyanamid. Current research focuses on solar energy conversion and excited state chemistry.

  • Dr. Hiroshi Matsui

    Hunter College

    Hiroshi Matsui is a professor in Chemistry and Biochemistry. His researches are focused on Bionanotechnology, Biomimetics, Chemical Microbots, Biomolecular 3D Self-Assembly, Cancer, Cell Mechanics, and medical nanoparticles. His lab studies material generation, packaging, and nanoscale-analysis.

  • Dr. Ilona Kretzschmar

    City College of New York

    Ilona Kretzschmar is a Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the City College of New York. Her research involves the synthesis, molecular and field-directed assembly, and modeling of patchy and Janus particles for the design of addressable and smart materials.

  • Dr. Karl R. Fath

    Queens College

    Karl Fath is an Assistant Professor of Biology at Queens College of CUNY. Dr. Fath is a cell biologist interested in the role of the cytoskeleton in intracellular trafficking and interactions with the extracellular matrix.

  • Dr. Lev Deych

    Queens College

    Dr. Lev Deych is a Professor of Physics at Queens College of CUNY and Director of the Professional Science Master’s program in Photonics. His theoretical research interests include the optomechanical actions of microcavities, and light-excitons interaction in nanostructured materials.

  • Dr. Lev Murokh

    Queens College

    Lev Murokh is an Assistant Professor of Physics at Queens College and the Graduate Center of CUNY.His research interests include nanoscale charge transport and energy transfer in semiconductor structures and living objects with special attention on bio-inspired artificial systems

  • Dr. Luat T. Vuong

    Queens College

    Luat T. Vuong is an Assistant Professor of Physics at Queens College and the Graduate Center of CUNY. Her research involves plasmonically-powered optomechanical, electrical, and magneto-optical processes in nanofluids, or liquids containing nanoparticles.

  • Dr. Maria C. Tamargo

    City College of New York

    Maria C. Tamargo is Professor of Chemistry at CCNY. Her research interests are on molecular beam epitaxial (MBE) growth of hybrid semiconductor materials and nanostructures, with applications in photonic, electronic and spintronic materials physics and devices.

  • Dr. Michael V. Mirkin

    Queens College

    Michael V. Mirkin is a Professor of Chemistry at Queens College and the Graduate Center of CUNY. His research is focused on electrochemistry including interfacial charge-transfer reactions and kinetics, nano- and bio- electrochemistry, and scanning electrochemical microscopy.

  • Dr. Nicolas Giovambattista

    Brooklyn College

    Dr. Giovambattista is a professor at the Physics Dept. of Brooklyn College, CUNY. His research combines computer simulations and theory to study fundamental questions in liquids and glasses, and their behavior at interfaces and in nanoscale confinement. Emphasis is on the study of water and aqueous solutions, and their role in self-assembly process in biological […]

  • Dr. Qiao-Sheng Hu

    College of Staten Island

    Qiao-Sheng Hu is Professor of Chemistry at the College of Staten Island. His research is focused on the development of new reactions/processes and catalysts for chemical synthesis including polymer/ materials synthesis.

  • Dr. Raymond Tu

    City College of New York

    Raymond Tu is an associate professor of chemical engineering at The City College of New York. His research is focused on the rational design of periodically sequenced peptides.

  • Dr. Seogjoo Jang

    Queens College

    Seogjoo Jang is a Professor of Chemistry at Queens College and is a Doctoral Faculty in both Chemistry and Physics PhD programs. His research is focused on theories and computational modeling of energy and charge transfer in nanoscale molecular and biological systems.

  • Dr. Sharon M. Loverde

    College of Staten Island

    Sharon Loverde is an assistant professor of Chemistry at College of Staten Island. Her research is focused on computational chemistry, with applications in the areas of self-assembly, soft materials, and biopolymers

  • Dr. Shuiqin Zhou

    College of Staten Island

    Shuiqin Zhou is a Professor of Chemistry at CUNY College of Staten Island. Her research is focused on responsive polymer-nanoparticle hybrid nanogels, inorganic-carbon composite nanoparticles, and complex assembly of nanoparticles for sensing, imaging, drug delivery, and environmental remediation.

  • Dr. Sihong Wang

    City College of New York

    Sihong Wang is Associate Professor in the Biomedical Engineering Department at the City College of New York. Her research is focused on Microfluidic devices for drug discovery and personalized medicine screening, nanodiamond as a thermal sensor and tissue engineering.

  • Dr. Stephen O’Brien

    City College of New York

    Stephen O’Brien is Professor of Chemistry at City College and a member of the CUNY Energy Institute. His research interests focus on nanoscience and energy materials, with expertise in inorganic materials chemistry and materials science and engineering.

  • Dr. Timothy M Benseman

    CUNY Queens College

    Timothy Benseman is Assistant Professor of Physics at CUNY Queens College. His research is focused on terahertz electronics applications, employing synchronized Josephson junctions in high-temperature superconductors.

  • Dr. Vinod Menon

    The City College of New York

    Vinod Menon is a professor of physics at the City College of New York. He joined CUNY in 2004 as part of the initiative in photonics. His current research interests include quantum photonics, metamaterials, excitons in two-dimensional and organic semiconductors and cavity QED.