Congratulations to the 2022 winners of the Junior Faculty Research Awards in Science and Engineering (JFRASE)!

The JFRASE program aims to cultivate excellence and ensure the promise of research-intensive, early career science and engineering faculty at CUNY. The award is given to CUNY tenure-track, junior faculty with the potential to make a significant contribution to the university, society, their academic field. Each recipient will be awarded $50,000 as an early career opportunity to advance their research. This award is funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

Dr. Pina Ayata
Advanced Science Research Center and The Graduate Center
Project: Molecular mechanisms regulating microglial responses to amyloid plaques

Dr. Karen Florez
Environmental Occupational and Geospatial Sciences
CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy
Project: Does poverty inhibit the purchase of fruits and vegetables among low-income adults through cognitive overload? An exploration of Latinos using SNAP

Dr. Eugene Stephane Mananga
Engineering, Physics, and Technology
Bronx Community College
Project: Novel advanced approaches to characterize recent electrolyte materials in lithium-ion batteries and beyond

Dr. Mohammad-Ali Miri
Queens College
Project: Investigating the Complexities of Linear and Nonlinear Optics
for Multimode Device Applications and Optical Computing