NJIT Board of Overseers Excellence in Research Prize & Medal

The NJIT Board of Overseers Excellence in Research Prize and Medal is awarded in recognition of a sustained record of contributions that has enhanced the reputation of NJIT. The ceremony will be streamed live Thursday, October 2, 2014 at 5:30 PM ET at http://www.njit.edu/excellenceinresearch.



2014 Research Prize & Medal Recipient

Dr. Somenath MitraThe NJIT Board of Overseers is proud to award Dr. Somenath Mitra, distinguished professor of chemistry and environmental science, its seventh annual Excellence in Research Prize and Medal. View the six-minute video overview of Dr. Mitra's wide-ranging and nationally recognized research here, after the October 2nd presentation of the award.


Excellence in Research Lifetime Achievement Award

Dr. Yeheskel Bar-NessIn recognition of his long and distinguished career and for his substantial and notable research contributions to industry and academe, the NJIT Board of Overseers has awarded its second annual Excellence in Research Lifetime Achievement Award to Dr. Yeheskel Bar-Ness, distinguished professor emeritus of electrical and computer engineering. View the seven-minute video overview of Dr. Bar-Ness' career here, after the October 2nd presentation of the award.



Previous Board of Overseers Award Winners


October 3, 2013

Treena Livingston Arinzeh PhD

Treena Livingston Arinzeh
Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering





Dr. Michael Jaffe

Excellence in Research Lifetime Achievement Award
Dr. Michael Jaffe
Research Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering






October 4, 2012

Reginald Farrow

Reginald Farrow, PhD
Research Professor, Department of Physics






October 6, 2011

Haim Grebel


Haim Grebel, PhD
Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering
Director, Electronic Imaging Center




October 6, 2010

David B. Rothenberg

David B. Rothenberg
Professor, Humanities
Best-selling author and acclaimed clarinetist





October 7, 2009

Kamalesh K. Sirkar, PhD


Kamalesh K. Sirkar, PhD
NJIT Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering
Foundation Professor in Membrane Separations





March 28, 2008

Phil Goode, PhD


Philip R. Goode, PhD
NJIT Distinguished professor of Physics
Director of the Center for Solar-Terrestrial Research