Fellowship program building high-tech workforce in heart of NYC

Fellowship program building high-tech workforce in heart of NYC

The CUNY ASRC NanoFab is a place for students, postdocs, and industry professionals to work in a shared environment, utilizing facilities crucial for their research and product development. In addition to providing state-of-the-art facilities, the NanoFab is committed to providing opportunities for educational and professional growth. One such mechanism, is the NanoFab Fellows program, run annually at the ASRC. 

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Chromation Leads the Way to Low-cost Portable Spectrometers with Photonic Crystals

Chromation Leads the Way to Low-cost Portable Spectrometers with Photonic Crystals

Based at the Mink Building on Amsterdam in West Harlem, just a few blocks from the CUNY ASRC, Chromation utilizes nanoscale photonic crystals to manufacture an optical spectrometer that is smaller, easier to use, and less expensive to manufacture than traditional grating spectrometers.

By leveraging the NanoFab Facility at CUNY ASRC, Chromation has quickly turned around new designs and process variations, and has recently released a development kit featuring their first spectrometer product.

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Attracting Employers and Companies to Invest in You

Attracting Employers and Companies to Invest in You

STEM professionals spend years developing a highly proficient and specific technical skill set; however often lack the expertise to showcase their talents and draw attention to themselves. Dandan Zhu, founding CEO of Dandan Global recently visited the CUNY ASRC to help researchers and entrepreneurs develop a process for selling yourself as more than just the sum of your achievements.    

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Mid-Atlantic Nanofabrication Facility Managers Forum

Mid-Atlantic Nanofabrication Facility Managers Forum

In April of 2017, the ASRC NanoFabrication Facility (NanoFab) hosted the third regional meeting of the Mid-Atlantic Nanofabrication Facility Managers (MANFM) Forum. The group consists of cleanroom directors, managers and staff from 16 universities and five government labs, spanning from New York to Washington and as far west as Pittsburgh.

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The CUNY ASRC Engages the Tech Startup Community at TechDay NYC

The CUNY ASRC Engages the Tech Startup Community at TechDay NYC

The burgeoning start-up community developing at the CUNY Advanced Science Research Center’s (ASRC) NanoFabrication Facility (NanoFab) was well represented on April 18 at TechDay New York, the largest startup event in the United States with an estimated 35,000 attendees.

The annual event welcomed startups from every industry sector, including those representing the internet of things (IOT), Fintech, fashion design communities and others.

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Down to the Nanosecond: Firehouse Horology Takes Time-Keeping to the Next Level

Down to the Nanosecond: Firehouse Horology Takes Time-Keeping to the Next Level

The mechanical watch may seem decidedly old school, but Firehouse Horology is using nanotechnology to bring luxury timepieces into the 21st century.

Based in CUNY’s Advanced Science Research Center, Firehouse Horology utilizes the most advanced nanofabrication tools to manufacture a silicon hairspring, a tiny flat, spiral spring that is used to regulate timekeeping in a watch.

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A Bright Future: Lumiode Uses ASRC to Develop Microdisplay Technology

A Bright Future: Lumiode Uses ASRC to Develop Microdisplay Technology

In 2012, Vincent Lee received his PhD in electrical engineering from Columbia University, where he began working on a way to create exponentially brighter head-worn micro-display technologies than what currently exists.

Today, Lee’s idea is at the heart of Lumiode, a Harlem, New York-based company that selected the CUNY Advanced Science Research Center’s 5,000-square foot NanoFabrication Facility for its nanofabrication research and development work.

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