Dr. David Crouse, Director David Crouse received a B.S. in Honors Physics from Purdue University and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Cornell in 2002. In 2002, he joined the City University of New York and is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the Andrew Groove School of Engineering at the City College of New York. Dr. Crouse’s research interests are nanostructures and metamaterials, with over 25 publications on these topics, and a research laboratory that develops nanostructures and metamaterials for numerous applications. Dr. Crouse is also the Director of the Center for Advanced Technology in Photonics Applications at CUNY (CUNY CAT), an organization that facilitates and supports collaborations between CUNY academic research laboratories and industry. In 2003, Dr. Crouse co-founder Phoebus Optoelectronics, a company that develops metamaterials for use in a wide range of devices.
Dr. Polina Golovatch, Associate Director Dr. Golovatch joined the Center for Metamaterials at CUNY in 2011 as Associate Director. Dr. Golovatch has a Ph.D. from Columbia University and has worked at Columbia Technology Ventures on many technology transfer activities. She has experience in industry/university technology transfer and commercialization. Dr. Golovatch is primarily responsible for business and development, recruiting new members to the CfM, and maintaining good relationships with existing members.