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NJIT Mourns Passing of Distinguished Professor Timothy N. Chang

Distinguished Professor Timothy ChangNJIT mourns the loss of Distinguished Professor Timothy N. Chang, who died on Tuesday, February 1, 2011 at home. He was 52.

During his nearly 20 years at NJIT, Professor Timothy Chang has been honored for both his research in the lab and his teaching in the classroom in the area of electrical and computer engineering.

Most recently, Dr. Chang was among the innovators honored at the 22nd Annual New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame Awards ceremony in the fall of 2010.  Dr. Chang, PhD, received a Special Award for his achievements in the areas of ultra-high precision systems, genetic systems, robotics and motion control.

Earlier in the fall, Dr. Chang was honored by NJIT with promotion to Distinguished Professor at the NJIT’s 2010 Convocation ceremony.

He’s also been cited for his use of technology in the classroom. He introduced web-based lab experiments that students can work on from home and developed a number of interactive classes that allow for computer-aided instruction.  Dr. Chang also received an Excellence in Research Award during NJIT’s 2010 Convocation ceremony.

Dr. Chang joined the faculty of New Jersey Institute of Technology in 1992. His areas of interest include: ultra-high precision systems, genetic systems, robotics, embedded real time systems, decentralized control systems, and web-based experiments.

He is survived by his mother; his wife Daphne and his children Norbert and Naomi; brothers Victor and Julian (Doris); a sister Charling (William) and his niece Sara.

The family has asked that in lieu of flowers contributions be sent to the NJIT Annual Memorial Scholarship Fund in his name.  Checks should be made payable to The Foundation at NJIT and mailed to NJIT, University Advancement, 323 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Newark, NJ 07102; attn: Colleen Vandervort.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by Parsippany Funeral Home.  A remembrance and visitation will be held on Saturday February 26th, 2011 from 2 pm to 6 pm.

Parsippany Funeral Service
60 North Beverwyck Road
Lake Hiawatha, NJ 07034

NJIT friends and colleagues can share memories of Tim and condolences with his family at http://rememberingtimothychang.blogspot.com.