News & Events

February 2021

NASA MIRO highlights Harrison Asare

THE NASA MIRO team selected Center Ph.D. student to highlight this month. Check it out!

February 2021

A new cohort of Ph.D.'s

We’re excited to welcome Loleth Robinson, Jonah Wang, Michael Keating and Brian Chen to the team! 

January 2021

Our 3rd coop student

The CCNY-Northeastern Student Exchange welcomes Northeastern University student Celia Harris to the Center. Celia will be with us for 6-months working on a remote project. 

August 2020

Jeff Xu joins the research team

The Center gladly welcomes Ph.D. student Jeff Xu to  the team of graduate researchers. 

June 2020

Summer internships are go!

We’re excited to welcome a new cohort of interns. The CCNY-Northeastern Student Exchange welcomes Grace O’Dwyer of Northeastern University and Frankie Modell and Joe McManus of CCNY to the project. Also joining the Center is Philipp Jean-Baptiste, who will be working on a project with one of our graduate researchers, Brendan Hawkins. 

May 2020

Lockdown lab reno.

During the pandemic campus is closed and the labs are pretty quiet. Not one to waste an opportunity, Professor Messinger is taking this time to renovate the Electrochemical Materials & Devices Laboratory (aka “The Garage”). Stay tuned for pictures and updates!

January 2020

The Center's first intern!

We’re excited to welcome Daniel Salazar, a Sophomore from Northeastern University!

October 2019

Ph.D.'s join the team.

The Center is proud to welcome Zeeshan Chaudhry and Brendan Hawkins to the team. Zeeshan is in his 1st year of graduate studies focusing on characterizing and the Zn-electrode in alkaline media, and diagnosing the issues associated with its performance in electrochemical systems. Brendan is in his 4th year and working on developing battery electrodes for spacecraft and robotic landers with high energy density and long cycle life that operate in extreme conditions. Brendan is slated to be our first Doctoral Intern at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

October 2019

Our first hire.

Marking the start of official Center activities, the center hired a Project Coordinator to handle all of the nitty-gritty, administrative work . . . like the website. Welcome Sumer Mishue to the team! 

July 2019

Permission for liftoff!

The City College of New York is partnering with NASA on future space exploration missions after winning a $3 million three-year grant from the agency to develop advanced batteries for robotic spacecraft that will excel under the extreme temperatures and radiation of outer space. The funding from NASA’s MUREP Institutional Research Opportunity (MIRO) will establish the NASA-CCNY Center for Advanced Batteries for Space at CCNY in collaboration with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL) and Northeastern University.


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