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NJIT Math Professor Bruce Bukiet Receives Teaching Award

Bruce Bukiet, PhD, associate professor and associate dean in the department of mathematical sciences at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), received at NJIT’s annual awards convocation today the excellence in teaching award for outstanding work.  

Bukiet’s research concerns the mathematical modeling of physical phenomena. Current interests include biomedical applications of mathematics, including stresses in the heart and modeling the dynamics of flow in the human lung. Bukiet also works in the application of mathematical modeling for sports and gambling, in particular for understanding baseball.

Recent publications include "Mechanical Properties of Diseased Hearts in Adaptation," Journal of Mechanics in Medicine and Biology, Vol. 2, No. 2 (Apr. 2002).

Bukiet, a resident of West Orange, received his doctorate in mathematics from the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University.

One of the nation's leading public technological universities, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) is a top-tier research university that prepares students to become leaders in the technology-dependent economy of the 21st century. NJIT's multidisciplinary curriculum and computing-intensive approach to education provide technological proficiency, business acumen and leadership skills. With an enrollment of more than 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students, NJIT offers small-campus intimacy with the resources of a major public research university. NJIT is a global leader in such fields as solar research, nanotechnology, resilient design, tissue engineering, and cyber-security, in addition to others. NJIT ranks 5th among U.S. polytechnic universities in research expenditures, topping $110 million, and is among the top 1 percent of public colleges and universities in return on educational investment, according to PayScale.com.