Executive Board

  • Abraham (Avi) Ulman
  • Professor of Chemistry
  • Othmer-Jacobs Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
  • NYU, Polytechnic School of Engineering
  • one of the pioneers of self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) and of surface engineering. He has made seminal contributions to the understanding of binding and structure in SAMs, and to surface engineering – discovering the first wetting transition on SAM surfaces, and designing surfaces for attachment of biomolecules, including enzymes. He developed novel methods for the synthesis of metallic nanoparticles, and studied their toxicity in epithelial cells. He prepared magnetic nanopaticles, attaching enzymes to their surface, which resulted in catalytic activity being stable for over 30 days.
  • David J. Pine
  • Silver Professor of Physics; Mathematics
  • Director of the Center for Soft Matter Research
  • Department of Physics
  • New York University
  • Pine studies the physics of soft mesoscopic materials, sometimes known as complex fluids. The group investigates colloids, emulsions, polymers, surfactant solutions, non-Brownian suspensions, and gels.
    • Michael D. Ward
    • Professor of Chemistry
    • Department Chair, Director, Molecular Design Institute
    • Department of Chemistry
    • New York University
    • Research/Interests are: Materials and solid-state chemistry, supramolecular chemistry and self-assembly, interfacial chemistry, crystallization, atomic force microscopy, electrochemistry.
    • Rastislav Levicky
    • Donald F Othmer Associate Professor
    • Department of Chemical and Biomolecular.
    • NYU, Polytechnic School of Engineering
    • Research interests are: biointerfacial engineering, electrochemistry, and sensors and biomolecular diagnostics.
    • Nikhil Gupta
    • Associate Professor
    • Department of Mechanical Engineeting
    • NYU, Polytechnic School of Engineering
    • Research interests are: multifunctional micro and nano-composites materials, processing and structure property correlation for particulate composites and sandwich structures, sensing of damage and structural health monitoring, and biomaterials and bioinspired materials.
    • Kurt Bekker
    • Professor of Applied Physics and Professor of Mechanical Engineering
    • NYU, Polytechnic School of Engineering
    • Research/Interests are: Atomic, molecular, and chemical physics. plasma physics, and development of New experimental techniques and processes.
    • Stephen Arnold
    • University Professor of Applied Physics and Chemistry
    • Department of Physics and Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
    • NYU, Polytechnic School of Engineering
  • The MicroParticle PhotoPhysics Lab investigates the interaction of laser radiation with structures composed of both dielectric and metal micro and nano-particles. As an off-shoot we have invented the world’s most sensitive label-free sensor for bio-nanoparticles. This so-called Whispering Gallery Mode biosensor has recently detected the smallest viruses and cancer marker proteins in the act of binding at aqueous-solid interfaces, with unprecedented sensitivity; “one at a time”.
    • Bruce Neil Cronstein, M.D.
    • Professor Dr. Paul R. Esserman Professor of Medicine
    • Dir Division of Translational Medicine
    • Dir Clinical and Translational Science Inst. Departments of Medicine (Clin Pharm Div)
    • Pathology and Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
    • New York University
    • Research interests are: adenosine receptor pharmacology, role of adenosine and its receptors in regulation of hepatic steatosis and fibrosis, role of adenosine and its receptors in regulation of bone metabolism, role of adenosine and its receptors in regulation of skin fibrosis, and role of adenosine and its receptors in regulation of inflammation