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C-SURP Spotlight: Baruch Tabanpour, City College of New York

January 22, 2014 | Faculty, Research, Student Resources

Baruch Tabanpour is a rising senior in the Electrical Engineering program in the Macaulay Honors College at the City College of New York.  Prior to joining the C-SURP program he had already participated in two research experiences. He conducted paleoclimatology research in 2010 during an internship with the NASA Goddard Institute of Space Studies. In the summer of 2012 he had an internship with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and researched spintronics devices and films.

Baruch Tabanpour in front of his project’s poster, Strong Coupling Between Surface Plasmon Polaritons on Ag and Excitons in Rhodamine.

Baruch Tabanpour in front of his project’s poster, Strong Coupling Between Surface Plasmon Polaritons on Ag and Excitons in Rhodamine.

The C-SURP placed Baruch in the lab of Dr. Vinod M. Menon in the physics department at Queens College, where he worked on a project entitled, Strong Coupling Between Surface Plasmon Polaritons on Ag and Excitons in Rhodamine. For this research, Baruch used an optical setup to study the relationship between light and electron waves on the surfaces of metals for applications in light harvesting devices.

Baruch will graduate this fall from City College with a major in Electrical Engineering and a minor in Physics.  He is currently applying to applied physics graduate programs to study photovoltaics and computational physics research. After graduate school he hopes to work in research and development in a technical field such as renewables, spintronics, or photonics.