Accomplishments

Faculty Accomplishments: College of Arts & Sciences

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Accomplishments are listed by date of achievement in reverse chronological order, with the most recent first.


All Recent Accomplishments

Yusui Chen, Ph.D., assistant professor of physics, published an article entitled “Dynamical quantum phase transitions in the spin-boson model” in Optics Express on July 13, 2021. This research work discovers dynamical quantum phase transitions in the few-body quantum systems in a strong non-Markovian environment.

Amanda Golden, Ph.D., associate professor of english, was invited to join the International Advisory Board for the Modernist Archives Publishing Project (MAPP), on July 1, 2021.

Sophia Domokos, Ph.D., assistant professor of physics, presented a poster about her research at Strings 2021, The Premier International String Theory Conference, on June 25, 2021.

Jonathan Goldman, Ph.D., professor of English, Department of Humanities, published the essay "Modernism and the Avant-Garde" in the volume Tom Stoppard in Context, published by Cambridge University Press on June 24, 2021, and edited by David Kornhaber, University of Texas, Austin, James N. Loehlin, University of Texas, Austin. The chapter traces the influence of early Twentieth Century experimental fiction on Stoppard's plays.

Pejman Sanaei, Ph.D., assistant professor of mathematics, had his article, "Flow and fouling in elastic membrane filters with hierarchical branching pore morphology," published in Physics of Fluids on June 18, 2021.

Jonathan Goldman, Ph.D., professor of English, Department of Humanities, presented the paper, "Failing for Joyce: De Oliveira's 'Je rentre la maison'," at The 27th International James Joyce Symposium on June 14, 2021. The presentation continued Goldman's analysis of the way Joyce's Ulysses is used in popular and visual cultures.

Amanda Golden, Ph.D., associate professor of English, chaired the roundtable "Modernisms--Xtended: Bringing Extended and Virtual Reality (XR/VR) into a Virginia Woolf Seminar" at the Annual Conference on Virginia Woolf, held virtually by the University of South Dakota on June 11, 2021. The session focused on the work of California State University, Fresno Assistant Professor J. Ashley Foster's advanced undergraduate and graduate students, who created XR/VR exhibitions interpreting modernist texts. The exhibitions are each in rooms, as part of a virtual exhibition hall. Golden, who was invited to one of the class sessions as a guest speaker, also curated a room. The conference is holding virtual receptions when attendees can tour the rooms.

Claude E. Gagna, Ph.D., professor of biological and chemical sciences, had his "Letter to the Editor" titled "DNA Data Storage" published in the Chemical & Engineering News (Volume 99, Number 21) on June 7, 2021. The article discusses the potential of the DNA molecule as a novel way to store huge amounts of computer-based data for commercial and private use.

Pejman Sanaei, Ph.D., assistant professor of mathematics, with his students from New York Tech, Dave Persaud, and Mikhail Smirnov, published an article entitled "Modeling of the Effects of Pleat Packing Density and Cartridge Geometry on the Performance of Pleated Membrane Filters." The article was published in Fluids on June 5, 2021.

Yusui Chen, Ph.D., assistant professor of physics, published an article entitled “Stochastic Schrödinger equation derivation of non‑Markovian two‑time correlation functions” in Scientific Reports on June 4, 2021. This research work, co-authored by Peng Zhao, a New York Tech CoECS master's student, demonstrated two-time correlation functions in a non-equilibrium environment and revealed the significant differences beyond the results from a traditional quantum regression theory. This work, as the start of a research project on quantum chemistry/biology, has paved the way for applying non-equilibrium quantum theories in chemical and biological systems.