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Center for Metamaterials IUCRC Awarded, CUNY Named Lead University

February 7, 2011 | news

The CUNY CAT’s proposal to the National Science Foundation (NSF) to establish a Center for Metamaterials (CfM) as part of the NSF’s Industry/University Cooperative Research Center program was successful. The award starts on February 1, 2011, and is the result of a productive one-year of planning grant.

We are pleased to announce that CUNY is the lead institution of this new multi-site IUCRC. To date, the CfM includes three other universities and 15 member companies. “This Center will deepen CCNY’s and CUNY’s industry/university cooperative research and development and complement the now well-performing Center for Advanced Technology (CAT). Now that we have the award and the Center, we will pursue several other supplemental funding opportunities that are typically associated with IUCRCs,” explained Professor David Crouse, Director of the CUNY CAT.

The CfM will involve metamaterials, photonics, and optical researchers at CCNY, CUNY and the other universities and industrial members. For more information, please visit the Center for Metamaterials.