• ASRC Photonics Initiative Director Named a Finalist for the 2018 Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists

    May 30, 2018

    Andrea Alù, director of the ASRC Photonics Initiative, has been selected as a finalist for the prestigious Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists. Alù is one of 31 U.S. researchers who will compete for the world’s largest unrestricted prizes for early career scientists. Each year, three Blavatnik National Laureates in the categories of life sciences, […]

  • ASRC Researcher Receives U.S. Navy Award to Advance Evaporation Energy Harvesting

    May 23, 2018

    Xi Chen, an assistant professor with the Nanoscience Initiative at The Graduate Center’s Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC), was awarded a $558,000 grant from the Office of Naval Research to explore and develop water-responsive materials for evaporation-energy harvesting techniques that were pioneered by his team at the ASRC and The City College of New York […]

  • High-Sensitivity Microsensors on the Horizon With Design Breakthrough by Researchers at the Advanced Science Research Center at The Graduate Center, CUNY

    May 14, 2018

    NEW YORK, May 14, 2018 — Wireless microsensors have enabled new ways to monitor our environment by allowing users to measure spaces previously off limits to research, such as toxic areas, vehicle components, or remote areas in the human body. Researchers, however, have been stymied by limited improvements in the quality of data and sensitivity […]

  • Scientists Create Nanomaterials that Reconfigure in Response to Biochemical Signals

    April 30, 2018

    A newly published paper in Nature Chemistry details how a research team lead by scientists at the Advanced Science Research Center’s Nanoscience Initiative are developing self-assembling electronic nanomaterials that can respond to biochemical signals for potential therapeutic use. NEW YORK, April 30, 2018  — Biological cells have the complex and miraculous ability to reconfigure and […]

  • Myelin Research Comes to the Fore

    April 18, 2018

    Neurons have long taken center stage in neuroscience research. Lately, though, the study of myelin — the specialized membrane that sheaths the axons of some neurons and which makes up nearly 50 percent of brain volume — has been catching up. Recent developments have shown the importance of myelin in healthy behavior and learning and […]

  • The Advanced Science Research Center at The Graduate Center, CUNY’s Photonics Initiative Wins $7.5 Million in Research Funding from the U.S. Department of Defense

    April 6, 2018

    The highly competitive Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative grant will help advance metamaterials research led by Initiative Director Andrea Alù NEW YORK, April 6, 2018 — Professor Andrea Alù, director of the Photonics Initiative at The Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC) at The Graduate Center of The City University of New York (GC, CUNY), has been awarded […]

  • Could This Be the End of Alzheimer’s?

    March 20, 2018

    See the original post here Living well into advanced age is a true blessing — but one that is ever threatened by the looming risks of developing Alzheimer’s disease or other age-related dementia. Despite billions of dollars spent on finding a cure, Alzheimer’s continues unabated, claiming more and more lives in our aging population. But […]

  • Art Meets Science in Treating MS

    March 19, 2018

    For the past 15 years, Ye He, manager of the Live Imaging and Bioenergetics Facility and a research assistant professor at the Neuroscience Iniative at The Graduate Center’s Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC), has been searching for new ways to treat neurological diseases, mainly multiple sclerosis, a disease she calls “devastating.” A dedicated and well-credentialed scientist, she also sees art as a […]

  • Breakthrough in Circuit Design Makes Electronics More Resistant to Damage and Defects

    March 9, 2018

    A newly published paper in Nature Electronics details how researchers at the Advanced Science Research Center, GC/CUNY, used an array of nonlinear resonators to overcome signal disruption when electronic circuits are broken or damaged NEW YORK, (March 9, 2018) —People are growing increasingly dependent on their mobile phones, tablets and other portable devices that help them navigate […]

  • Scientists develop new tool for imprinting biochips

    March 8, 2018

    The new technology could allow researchers to fit more biochemical probes onto a single biochip and reduce the cost of screening and analyzing changes associated with disease development, detecting bioterrorism agents, and other areas of research NEW YORK, (March 8, 2018) — 3-D printing has gained popularity in recent years as a means for creating a […]