Collaborating Centers

Center for Metamaterials

Since its inception, the CUNY CAT has leveraged industry, state and University funds to secure additional federal funding. These funds extend the research capabilities and services we offer New York State companies.

The CAT has been awarded a National Science Foundation grant to plan a new industry/University Collaborative Research Center for Metamaterials.

The mission of the center is to advance fundamental and applied metamaterials research, development and technology transfer through strong industry/University collaborations.

Metamaterials are patterned composite materials in which light behaves in unusual ways, including negative index of refraction, anomalous light transmission and light channeling and trapping.  Industrial interest in metamaterials is growing as these materials are being used to develop new or higher performing optical and electronics devices,  including energy harvesting, imaging, plasmonic circuits, cloaking materials, biological and chemical sensors, compact optical systems and enhanced RF technologies.

The Center for Metamaterials will be a one-stop shop for the design, fabrication and testing of a wide range of metamaterials for use in spectral regions ranging from the microwave to optical range of the electromagnetic spectrum.

More information about the Center for Metamaterials

In the News: CUNY CAT, National Science Foundation Plan Center for Metamaterials

Industry/University Collaborative Research Centers I/UCRC

I/UCRCs are supported by these National Science Foundation organizations:

  • Directorate for Engineering
  • Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering

Other National Science Foundation and government organizations also offer support for I/UCRCs. More information is at