• Braunschweig research named amongst “Cutting Edge Chemistry of 2016”

    January 30, 2017 | ASRC News, Nanoscience Initiative

    Research conducted by Adam Braunschweig—Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry with the CUNY ASRC’s Nanoscience Initiative and Hunter College—was recently featured in Chemistry World’s “Cutting Edge Chemistry of 2016”. “Adam’s 4D printing technology provides a remarkably versatile tool for patterning polymers with variable chemical content and function at the nanoscale,” said Rein Ulijn, CUNY ASRC Nanoscience […]

  • Nanoscience Initiative Postdoc named Simons Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow

    January 23, 2017 | ASRC News, Nanoscience Initiative

    Developing life-like nanotechnology based on biology’s building blocks forms the core of Rein V. Ulijn’s research with the CUNY Advanced Science Research Center’s Nanoscience Initiative, and a new addition to his lab aims to assess the relevance and roles of simple biomolecules in the chemical origins of life. Ankit Jain, who recently joined Ulijn’s lab […]

  • Xi Chen named 2016 Blavatnik Regional Award Finalist

    October 13, 2016 | ASRC News, Nanoscience Initiative

    NEW YORK—Xi Chen, Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering with the City University of New York’s Advanced Science Research Center (CUNY ASRC) and The City College of New York, has been named a 2016 Blavatnik Regional Award Finalist in Physical Sciences and Engineering. He will accept the award—consisting of $10,000 in unrestricted funds and a medal—at […]

  • Survival of the fittest in materials discovery

    October 3, 2016 | ASRC News, Nanoscience Initiative

    Research led by Rein Ulijn, Director of the CUNY Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC)’s Nanoscience Initiative and Professor of Chemistry at Hunter College, has paved the way for the development of dynamically-evolving polymers that form spontaneously by adapting to their environment, which may lead to a number of product possibilities including drug delivery, food science […]

  • Discovery of novel drug candidates boosted by new tunable gels

    August 25, 2016 | ASRC News, Nanoscience Initiative

    A team led by CUNY ASRC Nanoscience Initiative Director Rein V. Ulijn and Professor Mathew Dalby of the University of Glasgow has developed gels with tunable properties that mimic the nanofibrous structure and mechanical properties of biological tissue. These gels can be used to monitor stem cell differentiation and allow for the identification of molecules […]

  • Braunschweig, Chen join Nanoscience Initiative team

    July 8, 2016 | ASRC News, Nanoscience Initiative

    The CUNY Advanced Science Research Center’s Nanoscience Initiative completed its faculty roster with the hiring of Adam Braunschweig and Xi Chen this June. Braunschweig and Chen join Initiative Director Rein V. Ulijn and Professors Elisa Riedo, Tai-De Li, Jacob Trevino and Tong Wang at the ASRC as the Nanoscience Initiative now completes its faculty and […]

  • Bio|Nano|Med conference draws 120 to CUNY ASRC

    July 6, 2016 | ASRC News, Nanoscience Initiative

    Joanna Aizenberg, David L. Kaplan, Joel Schneider and Rui L. Ruis were amongst the keynote speakers featured at the Bio|Nano|Med conference, organized by the CUNY Advanced Science Research Center’s Nanoscience Initiative on June 23 and 24 in the ASRC Auditorium. The event, the latest in the initiative’s Nanoscience NY series, highlighted groundbreaking research in a […]

  • CUNY ASRC Physics Professor’s research featured on cover of Nature Nanotechnology

    June 7, 2016 | ASRC News, Nanoscience Initiative

    Research on the design of fully reconfigurable magnetic nanopatterns whose properties and functionality can be programmed and reprogrammed on-demand conducted by CUNY Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC) Professor Dr. Elisa Riedo and collaborators in Milan is featured on the June 2016 issue of Nature Nanotechnology. The paper—led in tandem with Riccardo Bertacco, a professor with […]

  • Riedo leads novel study on designing reconfigurable magnetic nanopatterns

    March 9, 2016 | ASRC News, Nanoscience Initiative

    A team of international scientists led by researchers of the CUNY Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC) and the Politecnico of Milan in Italy has demonstrated a novel approach for designing fully reconfigurable magnetic nanopatterns whose properties and functionality can be programmed and reprogrammed on-demand. The method—published in Nature Nanotechnology and led by Elisa Riedo, Professor […]

  • Tunable Peptide Emulsifiers Discovered

    February 18, 2016 | ASRC News, Nanoscience Initiative

    Emulsions, the stabilized mixtures of oil and water are the basis of many food and personal care products such as spreads, creams, and pastes. Each product has different requirements and there is a need for emulsifiers that can be tuned, or tailored but are also biocompatible and biodegradable. Now, Dr. Rein V. Ulijn is among […]