In a major boost for photonics research, development and manufacturing in NY, DoD announced that the State has been selected as the winner of the competition for the latest initiative to spur the competitiveness of U.S. industry. Read more here https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2015/07/27/fact-sheet-vice-president-biden-announces-new-integrated-photonics
In July and August 2015, Citytech (New York City College of Technology) is offering courses to prepare Solar PV installers for NABCEP certification.
CCNY to host SPIE’s Third International Conference on Optical Angular Momentum on August 4-7. ICOAM will be co-chaired by Distinguished Professor Robert R. Alfano.
The 6th International Conference on Meta materials, Photonic Crystals and Plasmonics will be co-chaired by CAT Director Vinod Menon and held at CCNY on August 4 – 7th.
On October 3, 2014, President Obama announced the Department of Defense’s new Institute for Manufacturing Innovation on Integrated Photonics. $100 million has been allocated to fund a competition to develop “an end-to-end photonics ‘ecosystem’ in the U.S., including domestic foundry access, integrated design tools, automated packaging, assembly and test, and workforce development”. You can read […]
Dr. Vinod Menon, Professor of Physics at City College, has assumed the directorship of the CUNY Center for Advanced Technology (CAT). Dr. Menon joined CUNY as part of the Photonic Initiative in 2004 at Queens College. He moved to his current position at City College earlier this year. Prior to joining CUNY, he was at […]
Business conditions significantly improved for manufacturers in New York for the third consecutive month, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s analysis of the July 2014 Empire State Manufacturing Survey. The general business index reached a four-year high with 41% survey respondents reporting that business conditions improved in the past month. The new […]
The U.S. Department of State has selected Dr. Steve G. Greenbaum, Professor of Physics at Hunter College and Executive Officer of the Ph.D. Program in Physics at the CUNY Graduate Center, as a Jefferson Science Fellow for 2014-15. Dr. Greenbaum’s research involves spectroscopic studies of disordered solids by magnetic resonance and synchrotron x-ray absorption, most recently on […]
Teams lead by CUNY professors Dr. Alan Lyons and Dr. Yannis Andreopolis are winners of the prestigious PowerBridgeNY Award for their projects to improve the energy output of solar panels and the efficiency of HVAC technology, respectfully. A team led by Dr. Lyons (College of Staten Island), seeks to improve the energy output of solar […]
CUNY CAT Spring 2014 Newsletter <pdf> In this issue: Two CUNY Teams Win PowerBridgeNY Awards Steven Greenbaum Named Jefferson Science Fellow CUNY CAT Hosts CCNY Electrical Engineering Student Showcase CUNY CAT Program Overview Research and Development Funding Opportunities