COAD students shown in photo with Sollohub and Dart are Rafael De Carvalho, of Newark; Kevin Mcilmail, of Moorestown; Lizza Medina, of Washington DC; and Shixa Patel, of Hasbrouck Heights.
During winter break, College of Art and Design (COAD) faculty members Darius Sollohub and James Dart are leading a group of students on a two-week trip to India. Sponsored by Ahmedabad-based Abellon Clean Energy and matched by Delhi’s Amity University and private donations, the group’s mission is to sponsor cultural and technological exchange between NJIT and Indian universities and businesses. Their specific goal is to learn about Abellon’s carbon sequestration technologies and provide support to over 150 COAD students who will be designing a project located at Abellon’s agricultural research station near Modasa, India. The group is travelling to Delhi, Agra and Ahmedabad. As part of the trip they will meet with faculty and students, making presentations at Amity University and the School of Planning and Architecture in Delhi and at Ahmedabad’s Center for Environmental Planning and Technology. Cultural and architectural landmarks they will visit include the Taj Mahal, the Agra Fort, Humayun's Tomb and buildings by noted architects Balkrishna Doshi, Louis Kahn, Bimal Patel and Le Corbusier. NJIT adjunct professor Nidhip Mehta joined the group for the Agra and Delhi portions of the trip.