Junior Faculty Research Award Winners
The 2012 winners of the Junior Faculty Research Award in Science and Engineering are:
Stacey Brenner-Moyer , Asst. Professor of Chemistry from Brooklyn College
Simon Kelly , Asst. Professor of Biomedical Engineering from City College
Alexey Ovchinnikov , Asst. Profressor of Mathematics from Queens College
Brian Tiburzi , Asst. Professor of Physics from City College
Congratulations to these faculty members. We will begin accepting applications for the 2013 awards in the fall.
Capturing The Power of Sunlight Like an urban leaf
Chemical energy is derived from sunlight via nanomachines in plants called chloroplasts that have evolved over millions of years. Human efforts to capture sunlight and produce electricity have taken place over a much shorter time frame and use a chemical process called photovoltaic power generation. Recent work from Professor Mike Drain at Hunter College has come up with a novel semi-transparent organic photovoltaic device in the form of a film that could be used to coat windows in homes and offices. Professor Drain and colleagues at Hunter, with collaborators at Brookhaven National Labs, determined solar cell performance of a variety of phthalocyanine dyes that can be blended to produce absorption over a broad part of the solar spectrum. Their studies also examined the nanoarchitecture of these organic photovoltaic devices and revealed that disordered films make better solar cells. The study is published in the February issue of the Journal of Materials Chemistry A.
CUNY Collaborative grants
The Collaborative Incentive Research Grant (CIRG) funds faculty research projects in their preliminary stages and encourages an interdisciplinary approach with a focus on participation from two or more CUNY campuses.
2012 CIRG awardees >
The Community College Collaborative Incentive Research Grant (C3IRG) supports the collaborative research efforts of faculty at CUNY Community Colleges, promotes research productivity and aims to enhance, through multi-campus or multi-disciplinary collaborations, the prestige and prominence of the University.
2012 C3IRG awardees >
Read stories from the Research Office Newswire HERE
CUNy co-hosts PRIM&R Fall 2013 Regional Conference
September 30-October 4, 2013
The CUNY Graduate Center
The Conference will offer the following workshops:
- Collaborating for Compliance: The Role of the Research Team, the IRB, & the Institution
- IRB 101 sm
- Essentials of IACUC Administration
- IRB Administrator 101
For more information and to register for one or more workshops please click HERE