Faculty Accomplishments: College of Arts & Sciences
The College of Arts and Sciences is excited to share recent accomplishments from our faculty and staff members.
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Accomplishments are listed by date of achievement in reverse chronological order, with the most recent first.
All Recent Accomplishments
Jonathan Goldman, Ph.D., professor of English, Department of Humanities, published the article "Revisiting Dyckman Oval, A Lost Landmark From the Heyday of Black Baseball" in Atlas Obscura, on October 1, 2021.
Jamel Vanderburg, M.P.A., adjunct instructor of interdisciplinary studies, was featured as part of the second cohort of Uplift, a visual publication that features black male educators who inspire youth in all levels of education, on October 1, 2021.
Kate E. O’Hara, Ph.D., associate professor of interdisciplinary studies, presented "Interconnected and Emerging" at the 6th Annual International Conference on Critical Autoethnography in Melbourne, Australia on September 30, 2021. In her session, O’Hara presented virtually about the interconnectedness of her shared experiences with her undergraduate students as they emerged from a global pandemic. She spoke of personal context, juxtaposed and connected to cultural, political, and social understandings. O’Hara also asked participants to explore their own socially constructed concepts of space, place, and time in relation to “normalcy.”
Chinmoy Bhattacharjee, Ph.D., assistant professor of physics, published his paper, Gravitomagnetic vorticity generation in black hole accretion discs: a potential spatial constraint on plasma flow stability, to Oxford Academic's Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, on September 4, 2021. Bhattacharjee's paper proposes a new source of magnetic field and flow generation near a Black hole accretion disk. This new source is a consequence of a general relativistic effect called frame dragging which churns the background space and time near a Black hole. Bhattacharjee's result provides a mathematical basis to a phenomena predicted back in 1992 by the astronomers.
Sophia Domokos, Ph.D., assistant professor of physics, had her paper "Holographic hadron masses in the language of quantum mechanics," published in the European Journal of Physics on August 23, 2021. The paper, co-written by Robert Bell, Ph.D., visiting assistant professor of mathematics, and two New York Tech undergrads, Trinh La, and Patrick Mazza, describes how to translate aspects of string theory's mathematically and conceptually complex "holographic duality" into the simpler language of quantum mechanics..
Amanda Golden, Ph.D., associate professor of English, Department of Humanities, was Interviewed for two episodes of the podcast Ear Read This on August 13, 2021. One episode focused on the poem “The Colossus” (1959) by Sylvia Plath, and the second episode focused on Golden's monograph, Annotating Modernism: Marginalia and Pedagogy from Virginia Woolf to the Confessional Poets (2020): “'It is Sort of Taboo': Amanda Golden on Writing in the Margins."
Sophia Domokos, Ph.D., assistant professor of physics, presented her paper "A Pedagogical Introduction to Holographic Hadrons," at the AAPT Summer Meeting on June 25, 2021. The paper, co-written by Robert Bell, Ph.D., visiting assistant professor of mathematics, and two New York Tech undergrads, Trinh La, and Patrick Mazza, describes how string theory's holographic duality can be translated into the language of quantum mechanics.
Pejman Sanaei, Ph.D., assistant professor of mathematics, was awarded a $204,085 grant from the National Science Foundation Division of Mathematical Sciences on June 18, 2021 to study "RUI: Asymptotic and Numerical Techniques in Mathematical Modeling of Membrane Filtration."
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, Department of Humanities, was invited to join the International Advisory Board for the Modernist Archives Publishing Project (MAPP), on July 1, 2021.