Physics and Astronomy Department Overview

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Welcome to the CSI Department of Physics and Astronomy!  The faculty, undergraduates, and graduate students of the Department conduct leading-edge research in numerous areas of study including astrophysics and cosmology; theoretical and experimental condensed matter physics; theoretical nuclear and high-energy physics; photonics; and nanotechnology.  We offer undergraduate Bachelor's of Science degrees in Physics (major and minor), including degrees with a focus in Astrophysics or in Teaching (grades 7-12).  We also mentor and advise Ph.D. students in Physics and Astronomy through our consortium partnership with the CUNY Graduate Center; and we provide service courses in astronomy and physics to more than 2,000 CSI students each year.

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Physics and Astronomy Faculty & Staff

Full Time Faculty

Adjunct Faculty

Irving K. Robbins, Observatory Director


Last First EMAIL
Agcaian  Peter 
Beyer  Steven 
Brady  Patricia 
Drenscko  Mihaela 
Griffiths  William 
Haldolaarachchige  Neel
Hettiarachchilage Kalani
Jackson  Alia 
Kolkas  Mossbah 
Kraynova  Margarita 
LaCurtis  William 
Lane  Kevin 
Malikova  Lyudmila 
Marinelli  Susan 
Marino  Francesco 
Poppe  George 
Shopova  Siyka 
Torres Jose 
Weinstock  Harvey 


Office Administration

Marie Gomes  
Michele Pignalosa


College Lab Technician

Tracy Campbell   
Jackeline Figueroa
Matthew Miller     
Victoria Rivelli     

Computer Science / Engineering Science and Physics Building
2800 Victory Boulevard, Staten Island NY 10314

Department Contact

Charles Liu
Associate Professor and Department Chair (Interim)
Phone : 718.982.2817
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Marie Gomes
Administrative Assistant
Phone : 718.982.2825
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Michele Pignalosa
Administrative Assistant
Phone : 718.982.2800
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