Eugene Stephane Mananga

  • Adjunct Professor


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Dr. Mananga is Professor (Doctoral Faculty in the Ph.D.' Programs) of Physics & Chemistry at The Graduate School and University Center (Graduate Center) of The City University of New York (CUNY), where he is the recipient of the 2017 HENRY WASSER AWARD IN PHYSICS from The CUNY Academy for Humanities and Sciences in recognition of “Outstanding Scholarship and Academic Performance.” He is the former Deputy Executive of the CUNY Academy for Humanities and Sciences and currently the Program Director of STEM-Grants for the CUNY Academy. Dr. Mananga is Associate Professor of Physics and Nuclear Medicine at BCC of CUNY and has additional appointments as Adjunct Professor of Applied Physics at New York University and Visiting Faculty at Brookhaven National Laboratory. Eugene completed his Ph. D. in Physics from The City University of New York, his Postdoctoral studies in Nuclear Medicine at Harvard University and Massachusetts General Hospital, and he holds more than 8 additional graduate degrees and training from various institutions including City College of New York, Harvard Medical School, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MITx). He was a Research Fellow in the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory of USA and in the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission ("Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique," CEA-Saclay, Paris). Recently, Dr. Mananga has received several Visiting Faculty Fellowships from the United States Department of Energy to perform summer research in major US National Laboratories including Argonne National Laboratory (2019), Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (2020 & 2021), and Brookhaven National Laboratory (2022 & 2023).

Professor Mananga has published more than 70 peer-review scientific articles mainly as first and corresponding author. His research and service efforts have been recognized by numerous distinguished awards including the 2017 HENRY WASSER AWARD IN PHYSICS, the 2018 DISTINGUISHED SCIENTIST AWARD from the American Chemical Society (New York Section) for “Contributions and Advanced Studies in the Theory of Spin Dynamics in Solid-State Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) and Quantum Mechanics,” the 2021 LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD from VDGOOD Professional Association in India in Recognition for International Scientists of Engineering, Science and Medicine, the 2022 JUNIOR FACULTY RESEARCH AWARD IN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING (JFRASE) sponsored by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation for potential to make a significant contribution to Physics, to Nuclear Magnetic Resonance & Lithium-Ion Battery Fields, to CUNY, and to society, and more recently the 2023 PRESIDENT’S AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN RESEARCH from the Office of the President of BCC of The City University of New York for Excellence in Research, Creative Activities, Outstanding Dedication, Hard Work, and Passion for Education.

Research Interests
Professor Eugene S. Mananga research spans a range of topics in condensed matter physics, atomic and molecular physics, materials science, computational chemistry and physics, thermodynamics, and nuclear medicine. His recent research focused on assessing NWChemEx capabilities, specifically the exothermic reactions within the HZSM-5 zeolite, which is used in oils and detergents. Another aspect of Dr. Mananga ongoing research consists on controlling the spin dynamics in solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance and using computational methods based on density functional theory (DFT) to characterize materials systems in fuel cells, batteries, and energy storage. Eugene notes that the combination of advanced solid-state NMR spectroscopy and DFT allows to untwine the complicated structure of various materials such as catalyst ZSM-5 zeolite, which is used in the conversion of biomass into other products. Professor Mananga multiple appointments reflect his interdisciplinary research.

Ph.D. Physics (The City University of New York)

Postdoc Nuclear Medicine (Harvard University & Massachusetts General Hospital)