Steve O’Brien is an Associate Professor of Chemistry at City College and member of the CUNY Energy Institute. He also has appointments on the Doctoral Faculty of the CUNY Graduate Center and Grove School of Engineering Department of Chemical Engineering. Steve is an established academic researcher in nanotechnology, with expertise in inorganic materials chemistry and materials science and engineering, applied physics.
Senior Research Associate
Shuangyi is our resident Senior Research Associate. His interests are High dielectric constant materials and their applications; Multiferroic materials and their applications; Ferroelectric and Ferromagnetic nanomaterials and their applications.
Xiaohua received her Masters at Fairleigh Dickenson before continuing on to CUNY for her PhD. She is studying cobalt ferrites for use in thin film composites.
Wanlu is developing new types of nanocrystal oxides for use in magnetic, ferromagnetic, ferroelectric and multiferroeclectric fields
Andrew is studying ways to more efficiently form thin films for use in thin film capacitors.
Limin Huang is a Research Scientist in the Department of Chemistry, City College New York and the CUNY Energy Institute. Limin has more than ten years of research experience in synthesis, characterization and application of nanomaterials (including nanoporous materials, nanoparticles, nanowires, carbon nanotubes and polymer nanocomposites). He has authored and co-authored 68 papers in peer reviewed American and international research journals, including Science. He has two Chinese patents granted and four US patents on nanomaterials synthesis pending.
Benedette is a Master's student in Dr. O'Brien's lab. She is currently studying the effects of using certain dopants in the synthesis of nanoparticles.
Our resident Undergraduate, Louis is working on his second bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering. He is currently building a strong foundation in the applied sciences as it relates to clean technology.