Unlocking the Secrets of Quantum Physics to Create New Materials

Major Grant From National Science Foundation Funds Dos Santos’ Study of Interacting Quantum Systems How can transitions between different states of matter—for instance, liquids, gasses and solids—be harnessed to create new kinds of matter for novel technologies? This is the focus of new research by Dr. Lea Ferreira dos Santos, professor of physics at Stern […]

Anatoly Frenkel Receives NSF Grant

International Research Project Will Study Electromechanical Actions Dr. Anatoly Frenkel, co-chair of the department of physics, has received a three-year grant of $447,438 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to study how to create a new class of what are called “electrostrictors.” These materials experience strong deformation (known as electrostriction) when an electric field is […]

Creating a Language in the Lab

Bruno Galantucci Receives NSF Grant to Research the Design of Human Communication Systems “When deaf children are not exposed to sign language, they spontaneously develop novel forms of communication,” said Bruno Galantucci, assistant professor of psychology at Yeshiva College. “Similarly, adults interacting in the absence of conventional means of communication also have a remarkable talent […]

Yeshiva University’s Dr. Neer Asherie Awarded $300K NSF Grant To Study Proteins With Undergraduates

Dr. Neer Asherie, assistant professor of physics and biology at Yeshiva University (YU), was recently awarded a $300,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to study protein phase behavior. The title of the grant, which will begin on September 1, 2009 and continue over three years, is “Understanding the Self-Assembly of Globular Proteins: Phase Behavior, Interactions, and Chirality.”

Sam Blass of Paramus Receives Prestigious NSF Scholarship

When Sam Blass began studying protein crystallization with Dr. Neer Asherie, assistant professor of physics and biology at Yeshiva University (YU), he became so enamored with nanotechnology that he decided to major in chemistry instead of his previous pre-med track. The move paid off as Blass was recently accepted to the prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program. The program offers fellowships to outstanding students in their early stages of pursuing a research based Master’s or PhD degree.