NJIT Newsroom tagged with "chemistry" Updates about what's happening on and around the NJIT campus. http://www.njit.edu/news en-us 2014 New Jersey Institute of Technology http://www.njit.edu/uicomponents/images/sub_logo.gif New Jersey Institute of Technology http://www.njit.edu 60 NJIT's Roumiana Petrova Chairs MS&T Program Coordinating Committee http://www.njit.edu/news/2014/2014-006.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2014/2014-006.phpWed, 08 Jan 2014 00:00:00 -0500 Roumiana Petrova, senior university lecturer in the department of chemistry and environmental science, served as chair of the MS&T 2013 Program Coordinating Committee for the annual conference and exhibition held in Montreal, Canada. 

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NJIT Professor Invents a Flexible Battery http://www.njit.edu/news/2013/2013-360.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2013/2013-360.phpThu, 14 Nov 2013 00:00:00 -0500 Researchers at NJIT have developed a flexible battery made with carbon nanotubes that could potentially power electronic devices with flexible displays.

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NJIT Board of Overseers Awards Excellence in Research http://www.njit.edu/news/2013/2013-314.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2013/2013-314.phpFri, 04 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0400 The NJIT Board of Overseers Excellence in Research Prize and Medal was awarded yesterday to Treena Livingston Arinzeh, PhD, professor in the department of biomedical engineering, in recognition of a sustained record of contributions that has enhanced the reputation of NJIT.

Tagged: newark college of engineering, nce, biomedical engineering, board of overseers, chemistry, michael jaffe, excellence in research prize and medal, treena livingston arinzeh


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NJIT Hosts Materials Science Program for High School Teachers http://www.njit.edu/news/2013/2013-231.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2013/2013-231.phpWed, 10 Jul 2013 00:00:00 -0400 High school science teachers from throughout New Jersey recently attended NJIT's third annual materials science camp to learn better approaches for teaching materials science.  The one-week program was a partnership among NJIT's College of Science and Liberal Arts (CSLA), the Metro NY/NJ Chapter of the American Society of Materials (ASM) and the ASM Education Foundation. 

Tagged: college of science and liberal arts, csla, bruce bukiet, chemistry and environmental science, edgardo farinas, roumiana petrova, asm, american society of materials, sylvana brito


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NJIT Speakers To Present at International Events http://www.njit.edu/news/2013/2013-210.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2013/2013-210.phpWed, 12 Jun 2013 00:00:00 -0400 NJIT, under Maurie Cohen's direction, will be a co-sponsor (with Clark University and others) of the SCORAI event “The Future of Consumerism and Well-Being in a World of Ecological Constraints” from June 12-14. 

Tagged: college of science and liberal arts, csla, judith sheft, maurie cohen, gale spak, technology development, chemistry and environmental science, continuing and distance education


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NJIT Students Win Seed Capital and Expert Guidance to Launch Business Ventures http://www.njit.edu/news/2013/2013-029.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2013/2013-029.phpThu, 31 Jan 2013 00:00:00 -0500 Thanks to a unique Capital One and NJIT competition, four teams of Albert Dorman Honors College (ADHC) undergrads probably can't wait until next June when they'll move into their new roles as entrepreneurs with seed funding. 

Tagged: newark college of engineering, college of science and liberal arts, nce, department of mathematical sciences, albert dorman honors college, csla, department of electrical and computer engineering, enterprise development center, department of biomedical engineering, department of computer science, department of mechanical and industrial engineering, edc, department of chemistry and environmental science, adhc, atam dhawan, department of biological sciences, michael ehrlich, interdisciplinary design studio, ids, newark innovation acceleration challenge, mariam selevany, margaret christian, autism spectrum disorder, kamran asif, livia kuruvila, brian taylor, niac, capital one bank, isaac daudelin


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NJIT Professor Presents Keynote Lecture At International Conference http://www.njit.edu/news/2013/2013-004.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2013/2013-004.phpMon, 07 Jan 2013 00:00:00 -0500 At the 18th International Conference on Advanced Oxidation Technologies for Treatment of Water, Air and Soil held in Jacksonville, Florida, Lev Krasnoperov, professor in the Department of Chemistry and Environmental Science, presented a keynote lecture entitled "Chemical Reactions in Non-thermal Plasma." 

Tagged: college of science and liberal arts, csla, department of chemistry and environmental science, lev krasnoperov


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The Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey to Perform Free Concert at NJIT on Feb. 6 http://www.njit.edu/news/2013/2013-002.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2013/2013-002.phpMon, 07 Jan 2013 00:00:00 -0500 A performance by members of the Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey (BONJ) will launch NJIT's next Technology and Society Forum series, a celebration of artistic creativity and exploration of key social issues.  BONJ will perform on Feb. 6, 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. in the Jim Wise Theatre on the NJIT campus.  The public is invited to attend the free concert.

Tagged: college of science and liberal arts, department of mathematical sciences, csla, technology and society forum, department of chemistry and environmental science, jay kappraff


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NJIT Student Wins First Place at International Research Poster Contest http://www.njit.edu/news/2012/2012-413.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2012/2012-413.phpTue, 11 Dec 2012 00:00:00 -0500 Shyamala Pillai, doctoral student in the Department of Chemistry and Environmental Science, won first place at the International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE) Graduate Poster Contest in San Francisco in November. 

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NJIT Civil Engineer Receives NSF Grant To Study Storm's Impact on Jersey Shore http://www.njit.edu/news/2012/2012-385.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2012/2012-385.phpMon, 19 Nov 2012 00:00:00 -0500 A few days after Hurricane Sandy hit, NJIT Professor Michel Boufadel was awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to study the impact of the storm on the New Jersey shoreline.  The NSF Rapid Response Research Grant immediately allowed him to take a team of eight researchers to the beaches of Raritan Bay. 

Tagged: newark college of engineering, college of science and liberal arts, nce, csla, department of civil and environmental engineering, national science foundation, department of chemistry and environmental science, nsf, hurricane sandy, michel boufadel, environmental protection agency, epa, nancy jackson, center for natural resources development and protection


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NJIT Project Wins 2012 Excellence in Water Resources Protection and Planning Award http://www.njit.edu/news/2012/2012-341.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2012/2012-341.phpFri, 12 Oct 2012 00:00:00 -0400 The New Jersey Section of the American Water Resources Association presented the 2012 Excellence in Water Resources Protection and Planning Award to the NJIT project "Protection of Critical Source Areas for Achieving Long Term Sustainability of Water Resources" under the category of the exceptional water resources planning and management initiatives. 

Tagged: college of science and liberal arts, csla, department of chemistry and environmental science, sustainability, epa, zeyuan qiu


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Inventor of World's Smallest Probe on Nano Scale Receives NJIT Top Honor http://www.njit.edu/news/2012/2012-332.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2012/2012-332.phpFri, 05 Oct 2012 00:00:00 -0400 NJIT Research Professor Reginald C. Farrow, PhD, who with his research team have discovered how to make nanoscale arrays of the world's smallest probe for investigating the electrical properties of individual living cells was awarded yesterday, Oct. 4, 2012, the NJIT Board of Overseers Excellence in Research Prize and Medal.  This prize is the most prestigious research award at NJIT.  It is the fifth time the award has been made.

Tagged: college of science and liberal arts, csla, department of physics, department of chemistry and environmental science, reginald farrow, cory booker, nanotechnology, gordon thomas, zafar iqbal, sheng liu, board of overseers excellence in research prize and medal


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NJIT Professor Appointed To Task Force on Green Development and Sustainable Consumption http://www.njit.edu/news/2012/2012-303.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2012/2012-303.phpTue, 11 Sep 2012 00:00:00 -0400 Dr. Maurie J. Cohen, associate professor in the department of chemistry and environmental science and the department of humanities, has accepted an appointment on a Task Force on Green Development and Sustainable Consumption in China.

Tagged: college of science and liberal arts, csla, department of humanities, department of chemistry and environmental science, maurie cohen


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NJIT Graduate Students Participate at TechConnect 2012 http://www.njit.edu/news/2012/2012-230.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2012/2012-230.phpThu, 12 Jul 2012 00:00:00 -0400 Two NJIT graduate students, Shyamala Pillai and Laura Wirpsza, both of the chemistry department, participated and presented at the TechConnect World 2012 meeting in Santa Clara, CA from June 18 to 21. 

Tagged: newark college of engineering, college of science and liberal arts, csla, department of chemistry and environmental science


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NJIT Submits Neshanic River Watershed Clean-up Plan http://www.njit.edu/news/2012/2012-186.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2012/2012-186.phpThu, 10 May 2012 00:00:00 -0400 NJIT Associate Professor Zeyuan Qiu has authored and submitted a plan to restore the Neshanic River Watershed to the NJ Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). 

Tagged: college of science and liberal arts, csla, department of chemistry and environmental science, zeyuan qiu, neshanic river watershed


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NJIT Associate Professor Receives Today NIH Grant To Study Membrane Proteins http://www.njit.edu/news/2012/2012-180.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2012/2012-180.phpWed, 02 May 2012 00:00:00 -0400 NJIT Associate Professor Edgardo Farinas has been awarded today a three-year $340,000 National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to investigate spores as a protein display platform for the directed evolution of membrane proteins.  

Tagged: college of science and liberal arts, csla, chemical biological and pharmaceutical engineering, grant, chemistry, national institutes of health, edgardo farinas


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NJIT Professor Awarded Patent Today for New Desalination Devices, More http://www.njit.edu/news/2012/2012-176.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2012/2012-176.phpTue, 01 May 2012 00:00:00 -0400 NJIT Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering Kamalesh K. Sirkar was awarded a patent today for his water desalination technology.  

Tagged: newark college of engineering, college of science and liberal arts, nce, school of management, som, national science foundation, chemical biological and pharmaceutical engineering, nsf, chemistry and environmental science, kamalesh sirkar, american association for the advancement of science, membrane separations, water desalination


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Conservation in the Western Amazon To Be Focus of Chemistry and Environmental Science Dept. Seminar http://www.njit.edu/news/2012/2012-070.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2012/2012-070.phpTue, 21 Feb 2012 00:00:00 -0500 Paul Rosolie of Tamandua Jungle Expeditions in Wyckoff, NJ will discuss "Conservation in the Western Amazon" on Feb. 28 at 11:30 a.m. in Tiernan 373.

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NJIT Professor Plans 2012 Sustainability Workshop in Canada http://www.njit.edu/news/2011/2011-465.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2011/2011-465.phpWed, 30 Nov 2011 00:00:00 -0500 NJIT Associate Professor Maurie Cohen, in the department of chemistry and environmental sciences, is heading a committee to plan a two-day workshop about challenging consumerism and living well sustainably.  

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NJIT's College of Architecture and Design Hosts Interdisciplinary Symposium on Energy http://www.njit.edu/news/2011/2011-429.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2011/2011-429.phpTue, 08 Nov 2011 00:00:00 -0500 NJIT's College of Architecture and Design hosted the fourth annual AIA-NJ Symposium, entitled “Energy,” on October 26, 2011. 

Tagged: college of architecture and design, department of chemistry and environmental science, urs gauchat, matt burgermaster, zeyuan qiu, rhett russo


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NJIT's Roumiana Petrova Named 2011 ASM Fellow http://www.njit.edu/news/2011/2011-327.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2011/2011-327.phpTue, 13 Sep 2011 00:00:00 -0400 Roumiana S. Petrova, PhD, a university lecturer in the department of chemistry and environmental Science at NJIT, was elected an ASM International Fellow for 2011.

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Somenath Mitra, of Bridgewater, Promoted to Distinguished Professor With Tenure at NJIT Convocation http://www.njit.edu/news/2011/2011-312.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2011/2011-312.phpFri, 09 Sep 2011 00:00:00 -0400 Somenath Mitra, PhD, of Bridgewater, a professor in and chair of the department of chemistry and environmental science, has been selected to be promoted to Distinguished Professor with tenure at NJIT's University Convocation, an annual celebration to be held Sept. 14, 2011. 

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NJIT's Maurie Cohen Appointed Associate of the Tellus Institute http://www.njit.edu/news/2011/2011-297.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2011/2011-297.phpThu, 08 Sep 2011 00:00:00 -0400 Maurie Cohen, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Chemistry and Environmental Science and Director of the Graduate Program in Environmental Policy Studies at NJIT, has been appointed Associate of the Boston-based Tellus Institute. 

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NJIT's Maurie Cohen To Give Presentation This Weekend at Sparta Mountain Day http://www.njit.edu/news/2011/2011-217.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2011/2011-217.phpFri, 03 Jun 2011 00:00:00 -0400 Maurie Cohen, PhD, associate professor and director of the Graduate Program in Environmental Policy Studies at NJIT, will discuss "The Paradox of Uneconomic Growth" at the 7th Annual Sparta Mountain Day event on June 5 in Edison Park.

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NJIT's Zeyuan Qiu Delivers Keynote Speech at NJDEP Mapping Contest http://www.njit.edu/news/2011/2011-180.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2011/2011-180.phpFri, 06 May 2011 00:00:00 -0400 Zeyuan Qiu, PhD, associate professor in the department of chemistry and environmental science at NJIT, gave a keynote speech entitled “Precision Land Use Planning and Management for Managing Land Uses” at the 24th Annual New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) Mapping Contest on April 21.

Tagged: college of science and liberal arts, department of chemistry and environmental science, zeyuan qiu, new jersey department of environmental protection, njdep


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NJIT's Maurie Cohen To Give Presentation at Brick Township's Green Fair http://www.njit.edu/news/2011/2011-165.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2011/2011-165.phpTue, 26 Apr 2011 00:00:00 -0400 Maurie Cohen, PhD, associate professor and director of the Graduate Program in Environmental Policy Studies at NJIT, will discuss "From Sustainable Development to Sustainable Well-Being" at the First Annual Brick Township Green Fair on April 30 at 11:30 a.m. at Brick Township High School.

Tagged: college of science and liberal arts, department of chemistry and environmental science, maurie cohen, environmental policy studies


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NJIT Team Competes in the EPA's P3 Student Design Competition http://www.njit.edu/news/2011/2011-158.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2011/2011-158.phpThu, 21 Apr 2011 00:00:00 -0400 U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) congratulated NJIT students who participated last week in the EPA's P3: People, Prosperity and the Planet Student Design Competition for Sustainability on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. 

Tagged: college of science and liberal arts, department of chemistry and environmental science, engineers without borders, environmental policy studies, sustainable design


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NJIT Professor Develops a Biologically-Inspired Catalyst, an Active Yet Inert Material http://www.njit.edu/news/2011/2011-153.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2011/2011-153.phpTue, 19 Apr 2011 00:00:00 -0400 NJIT Associate Professor Sergiu M. Gorun is leading a research team to develop a biologically-inspired catalyst, an active yet inert material. 

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NJIT Students Head to Nation's Capital in April for EPA Competition http://www.njit.edu/news/2011/2011-095.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2011/2011-095.phpWed, 23 Mar 2011 00:00:00 -0400 Helping others is an important part of NJIT life. Many students are the children of immigrants, some are even immigrants themselves. Problems and issues around the world hit home. 

Tagged: college of science and liberal arts, albert dorman honors college, students, department of civil and environmental engineering, department of chemistry and environmental science, maurie cohen, engineers without borders, environmental protection agency, epa, jay meegoda


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NJIT Prof Offers New Desalination Process Using Carbon Nanotubes http://www.njit.edu/news/2011/2011-081.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2011/2011-081.phpMon, 14 Mar 2011 00:00:00 -0400 A faster, better and cheaper desalination process enhanced by carbon nanotubes has been developed by NJIT Professor Somenath Mitra.

Tagged: newark college of engineering, department of chemistry and environmental science, somenath mitra, carbon nanotubes, ornthida sae-khow, water desalination


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NJIT's Nancy Jackson To Speak at Granular and Multiphase Flows Colloquium Series http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-430.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-430.phpMon, 22 Nov 2010 00:00:00 -0500 Nancy L. Jackson, PhD, professor in NJIT's Department of Chemistry and Environmental science, will discuss "Aeolian Sediment Transport on Managed Coastal Systems" on Nov. 29, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Guttenberg Information Technologies Center 3710. Jackson will present results of a two-year field investigation to assess differences in sediment transport across backshore and foredune environments in New Jersey that are managed for shore protection with those that are allowed to evolve naturally.

Tagged: college of science and liberal arts, department of chemistry and environmental science, granular and multiphase flows colloquium, nancy jackson


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Roumiana Petrova Receives the Excellence in Instruction by a University Lecturer Award http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-426.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-426.phpFri, 19 Nov 2010 00:00:00 -0500 Roumiana Petrova, PhD, lecturer in NJIT's Department of Chemistry and Environmental Sciences, received the Excellence in Instruction by a University Lecturer on Sept. 15, 2010 at the NJIT University Convocation, an awards ceremony with a special welcoming ceremony for the freshman class.

Tagged: college of science and liberal arts, department of chemistry and environmental science, ian gatley, university convocation, roumiana petrova


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Chemistry and Environmental Science Department To Host Seminar on Nov. 17 http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-412.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-412.phpTue, 09 Nov 2010 00:00:00 -0500 Hans Thomann, PhD, senior scientific advisor at the ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company, will discuss "Energy in the 21st Century" on Nov. 17 at 11:30 am in Tiernan 373. For more information, contact Haidong Huang, 973-596-3576. 

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Chemistry and Environmental Science Department To Host Seminar on Land Use Policy and Farmland Consolidation in China http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-350.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-350.phpWed, 13 Oct 2010 00:00:00 -0400 Zhanlu Zhang, PhD, associate professor of land use planning and management in the Department of Land Management, School of Public Administration, Renmin University in Beijing, China, will present a seminar on "Land Use Policy and Farmland Consolidation in China" on Oct. 19 at 11:30 a.m. in 373 Tiernan Hall. The seminar is hosted by NJIT's Department of Chemistry and Environmental Science.

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NJIT Associate Professor Is Part of Prize-Winning Research Team at International Meeting http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-196.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-196.phpFri, 21 May 2010 00:00:00 -0400 Sergiu M. Gorun, PhD, an associate professor in the department of chemistry and environmental science at NJIT, was part of a team that presented their research this spring at the 43rd Annual International Meeting of the Electron Spin Resonance Spectroscopy Group of the Royal Society of Chemistry in Cardiff, UK. Gorun's team members included Hans Moons and Sabine van Doorslear, both of the Department of Physics at the University of Antwerp in Belgium and Lukasz Lapok of NJIT. Moons presented the work of the team entitled "CW and Pulsed EPR Characterization of Soluble Metal Phthalocyanines Lacking C-H bonds," which won the JEOL Prize. 

Tagged: college of science and liberal arts, department of chemistry and environmental science, sergiu gorun, royal society of chemistry


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Journal Co-Edited by NJIT Professor Maurie Cohen Cited in NY Times Magazine Column Blog http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-177.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-177.phpThu, 06 May 2010 00:00:00 -0400 A special issue of The Journal of Industrial Ecology (JIE) co-edited by Maurie Cohen, an associate professor at NJIT, was cited today in a blog by Rob Walker, who writes the "Consumed" column for the Sunday New York Times Magazine. The special issue was published as Volume 14 Issue 1 (January/February 2010). The papers of the online issue are freely downloadable. 

Tagged: college of science and liberal arts, department of chemistry and environmental science, maurie cohen, sustainability, journal of industrial ecology


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Earth Day Source: NJIT’s Maurie Cohen, Editor of Journal of Sustainability http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-151.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-151.phpTue, 20 Apr 2010 00:00:00 -0400 As Earth Day approaches, you may want to hear more from Maurie Cohen, an associate professor at NJIT, who is one of a quartet of editors responsible for producing a special issue about sustainable consumption and production prepared for The Journal of Industrial Ecology (JIE). The papers of this online issue are freely downloadable at http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/123296535/issue.

Tagged: college of science and liberal arts, department of chemistry and environmental science, maurie cohen, earth day, journal of industrial ecology


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Yasmine Aly, of Bloomfield, Receives NJIT Top Honor for Research http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-145.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-145.phpTue, 20 Apr 2010 00:00:00 -0400 Yasmine Aly, of Bloomfield,  a doctoral candidate studying chemical engineering at NJIT received on April 14, 2010, the first-place gold medal for her graduate research project, “Aluminum-based Reactive Composite Powders” at the NJIT Dana Knox Student Research Showcase on April 14, 2010. 

Tagged: donald sebastian, awards, honors, department of chemistry and environmental science, dana knox research showcase, yasmine aly


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Kenneth Gethard, of Fairfield, Receives Honor for His Scientific Research at NJIT http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-144.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-144.phpTue, 20 Apr 2010 00:00:00 -0400 Kenneth Gethard, of Fairfield, a doctoral student in environmental science at NJIT, received the second-prize silver medal for his graduate project “Desalinations Using Carbon Nanotube Enhanced Membrane Distillation.” His advisor was Somenath Mitra. The award was presented at the annual NJIT Dana Knox Student Research Showcase held April 14, 2010. 

Tagged: donald sebastian, awards, honors, somenath mitra, dana knox research showcase, department of chemistry


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NJIT Researcher Awarded Patent for Hydrophobic, Corrosion-Resistant Coating http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-056.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-056.phpTue, 02 Mar 2010 00:00:00 -0500 Sergiu M. Gorun, PhD, associate professor of chemistry at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), was awarded a patent today for a novel composition of matter. “Functional Coating Compositions of Perfluoroalkyl Perfluoro-Phthalocyanine Compounds” (US Patent Number 7,670,684) discloses a new self-contained subclass of molecules. These new materials are comprised of organic scaffolds with metal centers, which can be applied as either an opaque or transparent hydrophobic coating.

Tagged: college of science and liberal arts, research, patent, chemistry and environmental science, sergiu gorun


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NJIT's Maurie Cohen To Speak at March 4 Research Cafe http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-054.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-054.phpThu, 25 Feb 2010 00:00:00 -0500 Maurie Cohen, PhD, an associate professor in the Department of Chemistry and Environmental Sciences at NJIT, will discuss "Is It Futile To Pursue Economic Growth?" at the NJIT-Sigma Xi Research Café on March 4, 4:30-6 p.m. in the Faculty Dining Area, 3rd Floor, NJIT Campus Center.

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NJIT Patent May Be Able To Replace BPA; Make Consumer Products Safer http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-053.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-053.phpWed, 24 Feb 2010 00:00:00 -0500 Michael Jaffe, a research professor of biomedical engineering at NJIT, has received a patent for a chemical derived from sugar. This new material is a derivative of isosorbide and may be able to replace bisphenol A (BPA) in a number of consumer products, including the lining of tin cans.

Tagged: newark college of engineering, department of biomedical engineering, michael jaffe, anthony east, national research council, luiz catalani, iowa corn promotion board, yi zhang, isosorbide, materials science


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NJIT Professor Publishes Article on Watershed Buffer Zones in Environmental Management Journal http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-424.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-424.phpWed, 02 Dec 2009 00:00:00 -0500 Zeyuan Qiu, PhD, an associate professor in the department of chemistry and environmental science at NJIT, published a journal article on watershed buffer zones that appeared in the November 2009 issue of Environmental Management. "Assessing Critical Source Areas in Watersheds for Conservation Buffer Planning and Riparian Restoration" also was profiled on the Conservation Maven website.

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College of Science and Liberal Arts at NJIT Honors Faculty, Staff, Students, Alums http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-395.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-395.phpMon, 09 Nov 2009 00:00:00 -0500 NJIT's College of Science and Liberal Arts (CSLA) recently honored faculty, staff, students and alumni for outstanding work.

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NJIT Dean of Graduate Studies To Moderate Faculty Panel Discussion on Nov. 11 http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-391.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-391.phpFri, 06 Nov 2009 00:00:00 -0500 NJIT Dean of Graduate Studies Ronald Kane will moderate a faculty panel representative of the colleges and schools at NJIT at the third edition of the popular panel discussion, "One Day in the Life of a Professor/Careers in Academe" on Nov. 11 at 4 p.m. in Eberhardt Hall Room 112. NJIT Dean of Graduate Studies Ronald Kane will moderate a faculty panel representative of the colleges and schools at NJIT. They include: Cristian Borcea, department of computer science, Joseph Bozzelli, department of chemistry and environmental science, Zhiming Ji, department of mechanical and industrial engineering, and Marguerite Schneider, School of Management, who will discuss academic careers and share their experiences in a program aimed at graduate students. 

Tagged: school of management, department of computer science, department of mechanical and industrial engineering, graduate studies, faculty, cristian borcea, marguerite schneider, department of chemistry, zhiming ji, joseph bozzelli


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NJIT To Co-Sponsor SCORAI Workshop Next Week http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-340.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-340.phpMon, 05 Oct 2009 00:00:00 -0400 Maurie J. Cohen, director and associate professor in the Graduate Program in Environmental Policy Studies in NJIT's Department of Chemistry and Environmental Science, is a co-convener of the 2009 Inaugural SCORAI Workshop: Individual Consumption and Systemic Societal Transformation, on Oct. 15-17 at Clark University. NJIT is serving as a cosponsor of the project and workshop. 

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NJIT Chemistry Professor To Give Keynote Lecture at International Symposium http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-227.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-227.phpTue, 23 Jun 2009 00:00:00 -0400 Sergiu M. Gorun, PhD, an associate professor in the department of chemistry and environmental science at NJIT, has been invited to give the keynote lecture at the combined 19th International Symposium on Fluorine Chemistry and 2009 International Symposium on Fluorous Technologies on August 23–28, 2009, in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

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NJIT Professor To Discuss Long-Term Sustainability of Water Resources at Webinar Series http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-212.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-212.phpWed, 03 Jun 2009 00:00:00 -0400 Zeyuan Qiu, associate professor in the department of chemistry and environmental science at NJIT, will discuss "Protection of Critical Source Areas for Achieving Long-term Sustainability of Water Resources" on June 8, 2-3 p.m. (EST) as part of the Collaborative Science and Technology Network for Sustainability (CNS) webinar series. CNS is an EPA grant program offered through the National Center for Environmental Research (NCER) Science To Achieve Results (STAR) program that supports collaboration between science and engineering researchers and decision-makers to pursue regional sustainability. Call in: 866-299-3188; Passcode: 202-343-9759. Webinar access: http://portal.epa.gov/webconference; Conf. ID: 411720. Slides from the webinar series and the schedule of upcoming talks are posted on the CNS science connector page.

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NJIT To Host Chemistry Olympics for High School Students http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-200.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-200.phpTue, 19 May 2009 00:00:00 -0400 Talented high school students from throughout North Jersey will test their knowledge in performing timed laboratory experiments, writing computer programs, designing chemical apparatus, and more at the 24th Annual New Jersey Chemistry Olympics on May 20 in Tiernan Hall. The one-day competition is co-sponsored by NJIT and The North Jersey Section of the American Chemical Society-Teacher Affiliates.

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NJIT PhD Student Takes First Place in NJCG Student Research Poster Competition http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-189.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-189.phpWed, 06 May 2009 00:00:00 -0400 Ornthida Sae-Khow, a doctoral student in the department of chemistry and environmental science at NJIT (shown here with advisor Somenath Mitra), took first place and received a $1000 cash award in the North Jersey Chromatography Group (NJCG) Student Research Poster Competition. Her poster was entitled  "Micro Scale Solid Phase Extraction Using Carbon Nanotubes as Adsorbents."

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NJIT Doctoral Student Awarded Schlumberger Foundation Fellowship http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-164.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-164.phpTue, 21 Apr 2009 00:00:00 -0400 Susana Addo Ntim, a PhD student in the department of chemistry and environmental science at NJIT, has been awarded a Faculty for the Future fellowship from the Schlumberger Foundation. The Faculty for the Future awards are open to women academics in science and engineering from developing and emerging countries and provide funding for advanced graduate study. The long-term goal of the program is to generate conditions that result in more young women pursuing scientific disciplines.

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Former NASA Astronaut Bonnie J. Dunbar To Speak at Chemistry an Environmental Science Department Seminar http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-150.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-150.phpWed, 15 Apr 2009 00:00:00 -0400 Bonnie J. Dunbar, PhD, president and CEO of The Museum of Flight in Seattle, Washington, will be the guest speaker at a Biomedical Engineering Seminar on April 23 at 11:30 a.m. in Kupfrian Hall Rm. 118. Dunbar recently retired from the NASA Johnson Space Center, where she was Associate Director, Technology Integration and Risk Management for the Space Life Sciences Directorate.

Tagged: newark college of engineering, seminar, department of chemistry and environmental science, nasa


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British Journal Publishes Inorganic Chemistry Research of NJIT Professor http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-047.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-047.phpFri, 13 Feb 2009 00:00:00 -0500 “Long-range solid-state ordering and high geometric distortions induced in phthalocyanines by small fluoroalkyl group,” by lead author Sergiu M. Gorun, PhD, an associate professor in the department of chemistry and environmental science at NJIT, will be the cover article and artwork published in the Feb. 21, 2009 print edition of Dalton Transactions, An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry.

Tagged: department of chemistry and environmental science, research, sergiu gorun, royal society of chemistry


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Moving New Technologies from the Lab to the Marketplace http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-428.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-428.phpTue, 25 Nov 2008 00:00:00 -0500 Judith Sheft, associate vice president for technology development at NJIT, has been awarded funds from the New Jersey Commission on Science and Technology to assist faculty researchers with the most promising patentable inventions with funding grants of up to $50,000. 

Tagged: department of electrical and computer engineering, department of biomedical engineering, department of physics, department of computer science, judith sheft, department of chemistry and environmental science, research, somenath mitra, timothy chang, nanotechnology, treena livingston arinzeh, rajesh dave, carbon nanotubes, zafar iqbal, sergiu gorun, tonometer, tissue engineering, chengjun liu


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NJIT Professor To Discuss Unsustainability of American Society at Green Lecture Series http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-373.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-373.phpWed, 15 Oct 2008 00:00:00 -0400 Maurie J. Cohen, PhD, an associate professor in the department of chemistry and environmental science at NJIT, will discuss "The Unsustainability of American Consumer Society" at NJIT's Green Lecture Series on October 22 at 3 p.m. in Kupfrian 117.   

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Exciting New Companies at NJIT’s Small Biz Incubator Get 100K in Grants http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-345.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-345.phpWed, 24 Sep 2008 00:00:00 -0400 The New Jersey Commission on Science and Technology has awarded almost $100,000 as part of its SBIR bridge grant program to two start-up companies based in NJIT's high technology business incubator. Applechem Inc. and Lenterra, located in NJIT's Enterprise Development Center (EDC), each received Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) bridge grants.

Tagged: edc, judith sheft, somenath mitra, grants, department of chemistry, aerospace


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Iowa Corn Promotion Board, NJIT to License Breakthrough, Safe Bio-Plastic Alternative http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-288.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-288.phpWed, 06 Aug 2008 00:00:00 -0400 The Iowa Corn Promotion Board (ICPB), NJIT and University of Sao Paulo today announced a joint agreement for licensing four pending patents on a safe, building block chemical derived from corn known as isosorbide to chemists. The agreement marks a step forward in developing applications and markets for corn-based chemistry. 

Tagged: donald sebastian, department of chemical biological and pharmaceutical engineering, research and development, michael jaffe, isosorbide, iowa corn promotion board


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NJIT To Host Chemistry Olympics for High School Students http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-206.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-206.phpThu, 15 May 2008 00:00:00 -0400 Talented high school students from throughout North Jersey will test their knowledge in performing timed laboratory experiments, writing computer programs, designing chemical apparatus, and more at the New Jersey Chemistry Olympics on May 21 in Tiernan Hall. The one-day competition is co-sponsored by NJIT and The North Jersey Section of the American Chemical Society-Teacher Affiliates.

Tagged: college of science and liberal arts, department of chemistry and environmental science, american chemical society, new jersey chemistry olympics


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NJIT Chemistry Professor Receives Career Award from National Science Foundation http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-154.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-154.phpThu, 17 Apr 2008 00:00:00 -0400 Edgardo Farinas, PhD, an assistant professor in the department of chemistry and environmental science at NJIT, has received a National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER award for his project "New Tools for High-Throughput Screening of Protein Libraries: Engineering Metalloproteins Displayed on Bacillus Subtilis Spores." The prestigious career award recognizes teacher-scholars most likely to become the academic leaders of the 21st century.

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NJIT Professor To Speak at Chemical Engineering Seminar Series on April 14 http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-132.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-132.phpTue, 08 Apr 2008 00:00:00 -0400 Lev N. Krasnoperov, PhD, a professor in the department of chemistry and environmental science at NJIT,  will speak at the joint seminar of the Chemical Engineering Department and Chemistry and Environmental Science Department on April 14 at 2:45 p.m. in Kupfrian Hall Room 117. “The Negative Temperature Dependences in Simple Metathesis Reactions and the Modified Transition State Theory” is the title of his lecture.

Tagged: newark college of engineering, department of chemical biological and pharmaceutical engineering, lev krasnoperov, department of chemistry


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NJIT Professor Featured on Engineering TV http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-112.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-112.phpFri, 28 Mar 2008 00:00:00 -0400 Somenath Mitra, PhD, professor of chemistry and environmental science at NJIT, discussed his current research on "Organic Solar Cells" and "Smart Coatings" on Engineering TV. 

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Department of Chemistry and Environmental Science at NJIT To Host Seminar on March 25 http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-095.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-095.phpMon, 17 Mar 2008 00:00:00 -0400 Martha Greenblatt, PhD, a professor in the department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Rutgers University-Piscataway, will discuss "Novel Electronic Materials Synthesis and Structure-Property Relationships" on March 25 at 11:30 a.m. in Tiernan Hall, Room 373. 

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NJIT Chemistry Professor To Speak at Chemical Engineering Graduate Seminar Series http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-032.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-032.phpTue, 29 Jan 2008 00:00:00 -0500 “Nanotechnology-based Solutions for Hydrogen Storage, Fuel Cells, and Solar Power” is the topic of a lecture by Zafar Iqbal, PhD, professor in the department of chemistry and environmental science at NJIT, on Feb. 4 at 2:45 p.m. in Kupfrian Hall Rm. 117. The lecture is part of the Chemical Engineering Department Graduate Seminar Series.

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NJIT Chemistry Workshop Touts Value of Process Analytical Chemistry http://www.njit.edu/news/2007/2007-242.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2007/2007-242.phpTue, 12 Jun 2007 00:00:00 -0400 Dan Watts is on a crusade. The NJIT research professor would like the pharmaceutical industry to adopt safer, greener, more efficient and more effective manufacturing processes. Last week Watts brought his crusade down to the grass roots level at a five-day workshop at which 16 faculty from universities around the nation developed ways to encourage their students to pursue careers in the pharmaceutical industry so this new way of thinking can flourish.

Tagged: department of chemistry and environmental science, chemical biological and pharmaceutical engineering, somenath mitra, chemistry, piero armenante, daniel watts


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NJIT Professor Obtains Patent To Uncover Trace Elements of Airborne Pollutants http://www.njit.edu/news/2007/2007-121.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2007/2007-121.phpTue, 20 Mar 2007 00:00:00 -0400 A breakthrough patent awarded to an NJIT researcher will enable manufacturers to create a device to uncover miniscule amounts of airborne pollutants. Using computer chip technology, Somenath Mitra, PhD, professor and chair of NJIT's Department of Chemistry and Environmental Sciences, has developed and patented what could eventually become a simple keychain device to detect tiny, though potentially lethal, amounts of airborne carcinogens.

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Department of Chemistry and Environmental Science To Host Seminar http://www.njit.edu/news/2006/2006-506.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2006/2006-506.phpMon, 11 Dec 2006 00:00:00 -0500 "Computational Chemistry Analysis of Semiconductor Substitution into Zeolite Catalysts" is the topic of a seminar by Preeti Kamakoti, PhD, of ExxonMobil Research and Engineering on Dec. 12 at 11:30 a.m., Tiernan Hall, Rm. 373.

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KUDOS-December 2006 http://www.njit.edu/news/2006/2006-493.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2006/2006-493.phpFri, 01 Dec 2006 00:00:00 -0500 Lev N. Krasnoperov, PhD, a professor in the department of chemistry and environmental science at NJIT, in collaboration with Jingping Peng and Paul Marshall of the University of North Texas, has made an important advancement in the theory of reactions that exhibit negative apparent activation energies. In their paper entitled "Modified Transition State Theory and Negative Activation Energies of Simple Metathesis Reactions: Application to the Reaction CH3+HBr --> CH4 + Br" that appeared in the Journal of Physical Chemistry (March 2006), they developed a modified transition state theory (MTST) for such reactions, which explained the "negative temperature dependences" and provided quantitative agreement with the experiment. The controversy surrounding "simple metathesis reactions" that exhibit negative apparent activation energies has been an issue in chemical kinetics for about 20 years. The works of Dr. Krasnoperov, Peng and Marshall are an important contribution in understanding of the phenomenon and may also further provide support for the accurate determination of energies of chemical bonds based on kinetic measurements.

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NJIT Researchers To Improve Water Quality To Neshanic River Watershed http://www.njit.edu/news/2006/2006-469.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2006/2006-469.phpWed, 22 Nov 2006 00:00:00 -0500 Researchers at NJIT are leading an effort to improve water quality in the Neshanic River Watershed in Central New Jersey. “We all need clean water for drinking, recreation and other purposes,” said team leader Zeyuan Qiu, PhD, an assistant professor of environmental economics in the department of chemistry and environmental science at NJIT. “The grant will improve water quality in watershed communities by mapping out an integrative and comprehensive restoration plan.”

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KUDOS-November 2006 http://www.njit.edu/news/2006/2006-437.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2006/2006-437.phpWed, 01 Nov 2006 00:00:00 -0500 NJIT Chemistry Professor Receives Pro Bono Award from NJACSSanjay Malhotra, PhD, an assistant professor in the department of chemistry and environmental science, has received the 2006 Pro Bono Award from the North Jersey Section of the American Chemical Society (NJACS). The award recognizes a special commitment to motivating high-school students to pursue careers in the chemical sciences and contributing to NJACS activities.IS Professor Receives Grant for Improvisation in Emergency ResponseDavid Mendonca, PhD, an associate professor in the department of information systems, is the principal investigator on a three-year, $710,000 grant, "Agents of Change: Improvisation in Emergency Response: Linking Cognition, Behavior and Social Interaction."   SOM Professor Participates in International Informatics ForumKatia Passerini, PhD, an assistant professor in the School of Management, helped to organize and lead the scientific program of the 2006 International Informatics Forum on Knowledge Management sponsored by the University of Tunis-Carthage in Tunis.

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Department of Chemistry and Environmental Science To Host Seminar on Oct. 10 http://www.njit.edu/news/2006/2006-399.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2006/2006-399.phpMon, 09 Oct 2006 00:00:00 -0400 Guido Pez, PhD, chief scientist at Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. Materials Research Center, will discuss "Hydrogen Storage in the Context of a Liquid Carrier Infrastructure" on Oct. 17 at 11:30 a.m., Tiernan Hall Rm. 373.

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Department of Chemistry and Environmental Science To Host Lecture by Rutgers Professor http://www.njit.edu/news/2006/2006-390.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2006/2006-390.phpWed, 04 Oct 2006 00:00:00 -0400 "Microbes, Minerals and Arsenic" is the topic of a lecture by Lily Y. Young, PhD, a professor in the department of environmental sciences at Rutgers University in New Brunswick on Oct. 11 at 11:30 a.m., Tiernan Hall Rm. 373.

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NJIT Professor To Speak at Chemistry and Environmental Science Seminar http://www.njit.edu/news/2006/2006-384.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2006/2006-384.phpMon, 02 Oct 2006 00:00:00 -0400 Edgardo Farinas, PhD, assistant professor in the department of chemistry and environmental science at NJIT, will discuss "Proteins Designed to Order" on Oct. 4 at 11:30 a.m., Tiernan Hall Rm. 373.

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Five NJIT Experts Available Through Aug. 14 To Discuss Liquid Explosives http://www.njit.edu/news/2006/2006-315.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2006/2006-315.phpThu, 10 Aug 2006 00:00:00 -0400 “What I think they were talking about today were liquid explosives based on nitroglycerines,” said Daniel Watts. Watts, a professor in the department of chemistry and environmental science at NJIT, is among five NJIT scientists and specialists available through Aug. 14, 2006, to discuss on the phone or in person the science and more of the thwarted terrorist plot in London.

Tagged: physics, mechanical engineering, chemistry and environmental science, information technology, john federici, daniel watts, edward dreizin, robert statica


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NJIT Researchers Seed, Heat and Grow Carbon Nanotubes in Long Tubing http://www.njit.edu/news/2006/2006-307.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2006/2006-307.phpThu, 03 Aug 2006 00:00:00 -0400 In less than 20 minutes, researchers at NJIT can now seed, heat and grow carbon nanotubes in 10-foot-long, hollow thin steel tubing. “The work took us three years to develop and get right, but now we can essentially anchor nanotubes to a tubular wall. No one has ever done anything like this before,” said lead researcher Somenath Mitra, PhD, professor and acting chair of NJIT's Department of Chemistry and Environmental Science.

Tagged: college of science and liberal arts, department of chemistry and environmental science, research, somenath mitra, carbon nanotubes


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KUDOS-August 2006 http://www.njit.edu/news/2006/2006-306.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2006/2006-306.phpTue, 01 Aug 2006 00:00:00 -0400 Thirty Albert Dorman Honors College Students and Assistant Dean Inducted Into Phi Eta SigmaThirty Albert Dorman Honors College students were inducted into the Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society at NJIT, which recognizes outstanding academic achievement among members of the freshman class. In addition, Shane Y. Williamson, assistant dean for academics, was inducted as an honorary member for her assistance to Honors College freshmen. NJIT Chemistry Professor Presents Research at International SymposiumDr. Lev N. Krasnoperov, a professor in the department of chemistry and environmental science at NJIT, in collaboration with Jingping Peng and Paul Marshall of the University of North Texas, has made an important advancement in the theory of reactions that exhibit negative apparent activation energies. In their paper entitled "Modified Transition State Theory and Negative Activation Energies of Simple Metathesis Reactions: Application to the Reaction CH3+HBr -> CH4 + Br," which appeared in the Journal of Physical Chemistry Analysis in March 2006, they developed a modified transition state theory (MTST) for such reactions that provided quantitative agreement with the experiment.  In addition to the published journal article, Dr. Krasnoperov recently presented this research at the 19th International Symposium on Gas Kinetics in Orleans, France, July 22-27, 2006.

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Department of Chemistry and Environmental Science To Host Ionic Liquids Conference http://www.njit.edu/news/2006/2006-284.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2006/2006-284.phpTue, 11 Jul 2006 00:00:00 -0400 The Department of Chemistry and Environmental Science at NJIT will host an Ionic Liquids Conference on July 13, 10 a.m.-3  p.m. in the Campus Center. Contact: Sylvana Brito at 973-596-5241.

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NJIT Chemistry Professor To Speak at Mathematical Biology Seminar http://www.njit.edu/news/2006/2006-185.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2006/2006-185.phpFri, 21 Apr 2006 00:00:00 -0400 Carol Venanzi, PhD, a distinguished professor in the department of chemistry and environmental science at NJIT, will discuss “Mathematical Modeling of Drugs To Treat Cocaine Abuse” on April 25 at 4 p.m., Cullimore Hall, Room  611.

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Professor To Discuss Watershed Management at Chemistry & Environmental Science Seminar http://www.njit.edu/news/2006/2006-091.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2006/2006-091.phpWed, 22 Feb 2006 00:00:00 -0500 Christopher Obropta, PhD, an assistant professor of watershed management at Rutgers University, will discuss "A New Watershed Management Approach: Water Quality Trading" on March 1, 11:30 a.m., 373 Tiernan Hall.

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NJIT Chemists Cook Up New Strain of Carbon Nanotubes http://www.njit.edu/news/2006/2006-067.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2006/2006-067.phpThu, 09 Feb 2006 00:00:00 -0500 Kitchen chemistry is alive and well at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) as chemical researchers report cooking up a new and more water-soluble strain of carbon nanotubes.  An article about this work, “Rapidly Functionalized, Water-Dispersed Carbon Nanotubes at High Concentration,” appeared Jan. 11, 2006, in the Journal of the American Chemical Society.

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KUDOS - January 2006 http://www.njit.edu/news/2006/2006-001.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2006/2006-001.phpTue, 03 Jan 2006 00:00:00 -0500 Cohen Receives AT&T Faculty Fellowship AwardMaurie Cohen, PhD, an assistant professor in the department of chemistry and environmental science, received an Industrial Ecology Faculty Fellowship award from the AT&T Foundation.  NJIT's Communications Group Receives Awards for Exemplary WorkThe online Newsroom sponsored by NJIT, which is available for both public and internal viewing, has won an Apex Award from Communications Inc. of Virginia, and a gold award from MarCom Creative Awards, of Texas. The university's 2003-2004 annual report received a commendation for non-traditional design from the International ARC Awards. 

Tagged: department of chemistry and environmental science, kudos, maurie cohen, jean llewellyn, university communications, apex award


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NJIT Chemists Modify Carbon Nanotubes Using Microwaves http://www.njit.edu/news/2005/2005-106.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2005/2005-106.phpThu, 17 Mar 2005 00:00:00 -0500 Researchers at NJIT have discovered a novel method of changing the chemical characteristics of carbon nanotubes by heating them in a closed vessel microwave oven. Somenath Mitra, PhD (at left) and Zafar Iqbal, PhD, both professors of chemistry and environmental sciences, will discuss their findings on March 17 from 8:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. at the 229th national meeting of the American Chemical Society in San Diego. “We understand ourselves to be the first in the world to have discovered this method,” said Mitra. “The beauty is that our method is green and clean.” 

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NJIT Researcher Creates Research Opportunities for Chiral Ionic Liquids http://www.njit.edu/news/2005/2005-092.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2005/2005-092.phpWed, 09 Mar 2005 00:00:00 -0500 Sanjay V. Malhotra, PhD, an assistant professor of chemistry and environmental science at NJIT who has been promoting further study of chiral ionic liquids, was recently named the invited chairman of an upcoming conference on green chemistry to be held in January of 2006 in New Delhi, India. Because it's possible to synthesize chiral forms of ionic liquids, they hold great promise for advancing basic biomedical research as well as facilitating the manufacture of pharmaceuticals.  “Properly formulated,” said Malhotra, “these organic salts, which are found in natural substances as common as pine cones, could be a safe and effective way to dissolve and recover dangerous chemicals.”

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NJIT Chemistry Professor Edits Text Outlining Best Laboratory Practices http://www.njit.edu/news/2005/2005-084.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2005/2005-084.phpMon, 07 Mar 2005 00:00:00 -0500 Somenath Mitra, PhD, professor of chemistry at NJIT, has edited Sample Preparation Techniques in Analytical Chemistry, a new text that focuses on teaching and reinforcing necessary pretreatment steps used in various aspects in chemical sciences and engineering.

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NJIT Chemist Speaks Aug. 25 About Compound Derived From Pine Tree http://www.njit.edu/news/2004/2004-120.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2004/2004-120.phpTue, 17 Aug 2004 00:00:00 -0400 Using a compound derived from a pine tree, chemists at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) have produced a new environmentally-friendly class of synthesized chemical compounds called chiral ionic liquids. These solvents are salts that are liquid at room temperatures, can be tailored to dissolve coal, crude oil, inks, plastics, DNA, and even rocks.

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NJIT Chemist To Speak Aug. 25 About Compound Derived from Pine Tree http://www.njit.edu/news/2004/2004-119.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2004/2004-119.phpTue, 17 Aug 2004 00:00:00 -0400 Using a compound derived from a pine tree, chemists at NJIT have produced a new environmentally-friendly class of synthesized chemical compounds called chiral ionic liquids. These solvents are salts that are liquid at room temperatures, can be tailored to dissolve coal, crude oil, inks, plastics, DNA, and even rocks. The researchers will discuss their findings at the upcoming American Chemical Society meeting on August 25, 2004 at the Philadelphia Convention Center.

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Cohen Profiled in NJHEPS Newsletter http://www.njit.edu/news/2004/2004-096.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2004/2004-096.phpWed, 07 Jul 2004 00:00:00 -0400 Dr. Maurie Cohen, a professor in the Department of Chemistry and Environmental Science, was profiled in the June newsletter of the New Jersey Higher Education Partnership for Sustainability.

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KUDOS - Getzin Named Associate Professor Emeritus http://www.njit.edu/news/2004/2004-074.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2004/2004-074.phpTue, 01 Jun 2004 00:00:00 -0400 Dr. Donald Getzin of the Department of Chemistry and Environmental Science has been named Associate Professor Emeritus effective June 1, 2005. The designation is in recognition of his many years of service to NJIT and his continuing involvement with its students.

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NJIT Chemists Pave Way for Cheap, Usable Field Test for Polluted, Toxic, Water, Air, Food http://www.njit.edu/news/2004/2004-030.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2004/2004-030.phpTue, 23 Mar 2004 00:00:00 -0500 Scientists at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) believe   they have discovered a new and critically important chemical process to force scattered nanoparticles into infinitesimally tiny, but clearly-defined channels of microstructures.

Tagged: somenath mitra, chemistry, american chemical society, acs


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