NY-BEST Member: City University of New York (CUNY)

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The CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK is the nation's largest urban public university, comprised of 23 institutions, including 11 senior colleges, six community colleges, the William E. Macaulay Honors College at CUNY, the Graduate School and University Center, the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education, and the CUNY School of Professional Studies. The City University of New York is the nation's largest urban public university, comprised of 23 institutions, including 11 senior colleges, six community colleges, the William E. Macaulay Honors College at CUNY, the Graduate School and University Center, the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education, and the CUNY School of Professional Studies. Serving more than 243,000 degree-credit students and 273,000 continuing and professional education students, the University confers 35,000 degrees each year - more than 1.1 million associate, baccalaureate, masters and doctoral degrees since 1967. CUNY plays a crucial role in the life and economy of the city and state. As of 2007, 54% of undergraduates and 46% of all college students in New York City were attending CUNY. The mission of The Energy Institute of The City University of New York (serves and is comprised of all campuses of the University) is to create, evaluate, and provide a seed for the implementation of technologies which provide low cost, sustainable energy solutions tailored for the various environs that make up New York State. Dr. Sanjoy Banerjee, the Institute Director, and his team are developing a more efficient nickel-zinc flow battery that improves the charging/discharging process; potential applications include storage for automotive use or for solar-generated household electricity. http://www.cuny.edu/index.html

Public Contact Info

Sanjoy Banerjee

(212) 650-8149

banerjee@che.ccny.cuny.edu