Hostos Professor Dr. Mohammad Sohel has received a faculty fellowship from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), based on a research proposal on the “Influence of shell thickness on the charge transfer rates, charge separation and recombination (blinking) from QDs to metal oxide using confocal photoluminescence time-resolved microscopy.”

The fully-funded fellowship will allow Dr. Sohel to conduct research this summer at Brookhaven National Laboratory’s Center for Functional Nanomaterials in Upton, New York. While there, he will collaborate with some of the most talented scientists in the world, expanding his work in “nanomaterial based photovoltaic for application in solar cells” using state of the art technology.

This is Dr. Sohel’s third fellowship with DOE since 2013. Dr. Sohel teaches in the Natural Sciences Department at Hostos.

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Eugenio María de Hostos Community College is an educational agent for change that has been transforming and improving the quality of life in the South Bronx and neighboring communities since 1968. It serves as a gateway to intellectual growth and socioeconomic mobility, as well as a point of departure for lifelong learning, success in professional careers, and transfer to advanced higher education programs. The College’s unique "Student Success Coaching Unit" provides students with individualized guidance and exemplifies its emphasis on student support services.
Recently named one of the top 10 finalists for the 2015 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, Hostos offers 27 associate degree programs and two certificate programs that facilitate easy transfer to The City University of New York’s (CUNY) four-year colleges or baccalaureate studies at other institutions. The College has an award-winning Division of Continuing Education & Workforce Development that offers professional development courses and certificate-bearing workforce training programs. Hostos is part of CUNY, the nation’s leading urban public university, which serves more than 500,000 students at 24 colleges.