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2014
Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Atam Dhawan will give a plenary talk on “Point-Of Care Technologies and Big Data in Life Sciences” as part of the Future Directions Convergence Technologies panel on July 24 at the IEEE 38th Annual International Computers, Software & Applications Conference in Vasteras, Sweden. >>
NJIT's John A. Reif, Jr. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering will sponsor a public forum on the Proposed U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Plan for the lower eight miles of the Lower Passaic River on July 22, 2014, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Campus Center Atrium.  >>
Clayton M. Moses, academic advisor of Kalyan Bharti Trust, Heritage Institute of Technology in Kolkata, India, will discuss "Creating a 'WE Culture'" on July 17, 11 a.m.-12 noon in the ECE Center Room 202. >>
Siva Nadimpalli, assistant professor in NJIT's Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, was invited to speak at the 2014 Sustainable Industrial Processing Summit and Exhibition in Cancun, Mexico.  >>
John D. Carpinelli, professor of electrical and computer engineering and executive director of the Center for Pre-College Programs, received the IEEE Computer Society 2014 Distinguished Contributions to Public Service in a Pre-College Environment Award. >>
NJIT researchers have developed a paint for use in coatings and packaging that changes color when exposed to high temperatures, delivering a visual warning to people handling material or equipment with the potential to malfunction, explode, or cause burns when overheated. >>
Ali Akansu, a professor in the Helen and John C. Hartmann Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering and his Ph.D. student Yanjia Sun have published a paper entitled “Automatic Inference of Mental States from Spontaneous Facial Expressions" at the IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing in Florence, Italy.  >>
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) announced and exhibited the winners of the 2014 National Architecture Photography Competition on June 26 at the annual convention in Chicago. >>
Shawn Chester and Siva Nadimpalli, both assistant professors in NJIT's Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, recently attended the 17th U.S. National Congress on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (USNCTAM) at Michigan State University. >>
When cognitive neuroscientists were first mapping the brain two decades ago, they focused on the regions that were activated when people performed different tasks, such as tapping fingers or watching a movie. They filtered out what was considered “background noise,” the low-frequency fluctuations originating from biological operations like heart beat and respiration. >>
Xing Zhou, an associate professor in the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, will discuss "A Unified Compact Model for GaN-Based HEMTs" on June 26, 5-6 p.m. in ECE Room 202. >>
Uncontrolled landfills are a growing problem in the developing world, polluting groundwater and emitting foul odors, while also boosting greenhouse gas emissions. >>
Megan Guidry is by her own estimation “an adventurous person.” She decided on NJIT following a single snowy visit her senior year of high school, unfazed by the more than 1,000 miles between home in Baton Rouge, La. and college in Newark. >>
Five students from the Interior Design program in the School of Art + Design exhibited work as part of the Student Project Display at NeoCON 2014, “North America's largest design exposition and conference for commercial interiors.” >>
A team of engineering students participated in the international Baja car off-road competition held last week in Peoria, Illinois. >>
Pedro J. Claudio Jr., '15, of Jersey City, an information technology major at NJIT, was selected to participate in the Institute for Leadership Education and Development (I-LEAD®) program. >>
Professor Mustafa Hussain of the Computer, Electrical, Mathematical Science, and Engineering Division at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia, will discuss "Transformational Electronics for Smart Living and Sustainable Future" on July 25, 2014, 5-6 p.m. in ECE Room 202. >>
Yuan-nan Young, an associate professor in NJIT's Department of Mathematical Sciences, was invited to participate in a workshop at the Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences in Toronto, Canada. >>
NJIT Humanities Professor Maurie Cohen will co-chair the Second Biennial Conference of the Global Research Forum on Sustainable Production and Consumption on June 8-11, 2014 in Shanghai, People's Republic of China. >>
Stephanie Santos and Thomas Olenik, assistant professor and associate professor, respectively, in the John A. Reif, Jr. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at NJIT, gave a presentation this spring at the Tri-State Best Practices Conference at Bergen Community College. >>
Laurent Simon, an associate professor in the Otto H. York Department of Chemical, Biological and Pharmaceutical Engineering at NJIT, will receive an Outstanding Teaching Award at the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference on June 16, 2014.  >>
NJIT Physics Professor Nuggehalli Ravindra was the guest speaker at Montville Township High School's second annual Science Symposium on June 2, 2014. >>
Students in NJIT's Master of Infrastructure Planning program presented their design projects from the past three semesters at the HUD Rebuild by Design student event at the World Financial Center. >>
What are the emerging trends in business and industry? What are the best ways to connect population centers and centers of employment? NJIT and the Advanced Manufacturing Talent Network are co-sponsoring a regional workforce symposium to explore these and other questions. >>
Zhonghui Huang, a doctoral candidate in the Otto H. York Department of Chemical, Biological and Pharmaceutical Engineering at NJIT, received a New Jersey Pharmaceutical Association for Science and Technology Graduate Scholarship Award on May 15, 2014. >>
NJIT Distinguished Professor Emeritus Murray Turoff has been selected as a Sloan-C Fellow for his pioneering and visionary research in computer-mediated communications, learning management systems, and the effectiveness of online learning. >>
Each year for more than a decade, NJIT has hosted Frontiers in Applied and Computational Mathematics — FACM — an international gathering that brings together representatives of academia and preeminent research organizations to share work in mathematics that has significant real-world importance across many scientific and technological disciplines. >>
Associate Professor of Mathematical Sciences Yuan-Nan Young has published a paper in the Journal of Fluid Mechanics and an invited review article in the NIH Review Volume "Multiscale Modeling in Biomechanics and Mechanobiology."    >>
NJIT's Concrete Industry Management (CIM) program has awarded four scholarships of approximately $1,370 to outstanding students at various stages in their college careers. >>
Lukasz Romaniecki, of Linden, a student in the department of engineering technology at NJIT, received the Sol Seid Student Award for Excellence at the 40th Annual New Jersey Professional Engineers in Construction Bonhag Awards Dinner Dance. >>
Did you ever wonder if you could pinpoint the original locations where your favorite paintings were created—or if they still exist? A new app developed by NJIT Associate Professor of Biological Sciences Gareth Russell can help users “see” through the eyes of noted artists and the scenery that inspired their work. >>
An article co-authored by Roman S. Voronov, an assistant professor in the Otto H. York Department of Chemical, Biological and Pharmaceutical Engineering at NJIT, has been published in "Kaleidoscope" in the Physical Review E. >>
Namas Chandra, professor of biomedical engineering and director of the Center for Injury Bio-mechanics, Materials, and Medicine, will discuss his traumatic brain injury research on Caucus: Up Close. Program dates are scheduled for 5/24 (NJTV, 12 p.m.); 5/24 (Thirteen, 12:30 p.m.); 5/25 (NJTV, 8:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.); 5/27 (NJTV, 5:30 a.m. and WHYY, 5:30 p.m.). >>
The School of Art + Design was represented at the 26th Annual International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) at Javits Center in New York City May 17-20, 2014 with a curated selection of student work produced in the undergraduate Industrial Design program. >>
C. T. Thomas Hsu, a professor in the John A. Reif, Jr. Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, and his two former Ph.D. students Dr. Sun Punurai and Dr. Pedro R. Munoz, recently received a patent for “System and Method of Use for Composite Floor.” >>
Vanessa Espinal '14 and David "Nic" Thibodeaux '14 addressed scholarship donors and many other students who benefit from their generosity at the 26th annual Scholarship Brunch.  >>
NJIT President Joel S. Bloom was honored on May 12 by the Newark Regional Business Partnership (NRBP) as a leader in promoting the university's commitment to research and improvement in transportation. >>
When it comes to animals, Martina Jackson '14, a biology major from South Brunswick heading to veterinary school next fall at the University of Pennsylvania, is a scientist, philosopher and devotee, all rolled into one. >>
“We are your supply chain of talent,” Executive Director of Career Development Services Greg Mass told a group of more than 60 employers assembled at the NJIT Recruiting Partner Recognition and Awards Ceremony.  >>
Maurie Cohen, Associate Professor in the Department of Humanities and Director of the Science, Technology, and Society Program at NJIT, has been appointed to serve as a mentor with the Central Asia and Afghanistan Research Fellowship (CAARF) Program.   >>
More than two years ago, NJIT Professor Michael Chumer was testing Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) that were deployed in California yet able to send video into his emergency management network at NJIT. >>
A robot programmed to interpret spoken English and translate it into American Sign Language (ASL) using its arms, hands, and fingers was the top finisher in this year's Helen and John C. Hartmann Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE) Senior Design Workshop. >>
A memorial technical session for the late Dr. Marino Xanthos, Professor of Chemical, Biological and Pharmaceutical Engineering and Associate Provost for Graduate Studies, was held at the 2014 Society of Plastics Engineers Annual Technical Conference on April 29, 2014 in Las Vegas. >>
The timing has been beautifully choreographed by nature. Rising spring temperatures prompt many bee species to begin their search for the flowering plants they depend on for food — and which they propagate through pollination. But what would happen if this vital, mutually beneficial relationship goes out of synch due to climate change? >>
A large crowd was hosted in Elly's Loft at the College of Architecture and Design for an event sponsored by NJIT SIGGRAPH (the local student chapter of ACM's Special Interest Group in Graphics and Interactive Techniques) on April 21, 2014. Six recent graduates met with students to talk about career options for those studying Digital Design at the School of Art + Design.  >>
The NJIT student chapter of IDSA (Industrial Designers Society of America) held its second annual “Where Are They Now?” program on April 17, 2014, at which five recent graduates from the School of Art + Design spoke to more than 40 Industrial Design students about their current work. >>
Karen Roach, Academic Coordinator of Biological Sciences, and Ryoko Mathes, Academic Advisor and Curriculum Coordinator for Electrical and Computer Engineering, were selected to present a workshop at the annual regional conference of the Association for Equality and Excellence in Education (AEEE) on May 5-8, 2014 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. >>
Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Atam Dhawan presented the conference keynote speech at the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) Zone-1 Conference in Bridgeport, Conn.  >>
Rayon Williams, a doctoral student in chemical engineering, received second-place honors for his oral presentation at the  National Society of Black Engineers 40th Annual Convention Technical Research Exhibition competition in Nashville, Tenn. >>
The interior design program at NJIT's School of Art + Design has been officially awarded full accreditation by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA). >>
Raj Sodhi, professor in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, recently co-authored the book Mechanism Design: Visual and Programmable Approaches, published by Taylor & Francis Group. >>
NJIT's AIChE (American Institute of Chemical Engineers) Chem-E-Car received second place during the Regional AIChE Conference at the University of Virginia on March 29. >>
A substantial new grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) will enable NJIT researchers to delve more deeply into powerful, potentially destructive solar events. >>
NJIT is hosting the Technology and Entrepreneurship Talent Network (TETN) opening ceremony to kick off Industry Week that focuses on the latest trends in these two industry sectors. >>
Six student researchers received awards in the undergraduate and graduate categories of the Dana Knox Student Research Showcase on April 16, 2014.  >>
Arthur Silverman, a distinguished and caring alumnus, died on April 8. Arthur was a member of the Class of 1939, a talented engineer, and a dedicated friend of our university. >>
Two NJIT engineers, a senior and an alumnus from the Class of 2013, have won National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, generous three-year grants that allow them to focus intensively on research as they pursue doctoral degrees in graduate school. >>
The second history capstone showcase, "Robots and AI: Histories and Futures," will be on display on April 16 from 2:30 - 5:30 p.m. in the Campus Center Atrium. All are invited to explore student presentations and ask presenters about their work. >>
Rajesh N. Davé, distinguished professor in the Department of Chemical, Biological and Pharmaceutical Engineering, will present “From Fundamental Research to Commercialization: NSF-Engineering Research Center on Structured Organic Particulate Systems (C-SOPS)” on April 14 at 2:45 p.m. in Kupfrian Hall, Room 210.  >>
Now deep into the scientific discovery phase of a two-year orbit, NASA's Van Allen Probes, carrying an NJIT instrument that measures the composition of the radiation belts surrounding Earth, are shedding new light on a hazardous, little-understood region of the planet's outermost atmosphere. >>
Crowds of children, parents, teachers, artisans and others visited the Newark Museum on Saturday, April 5 for the first Greater Newark Mini Maker Faire, billed as a “celebration of creativity and ingenuity in the New Jersey community” at the state's largest museum. >>
Ofer Hadar, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel, will present “Advanced Video Compression: Standards and Applications” on April 15 at 11:30 a.m. in 202 ECEC. >>
Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Atam Dhawan was formally inducted into the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) College of Fellows at the National Academy of Sciences. >>
Janne Lindqvist, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at Rutgers University, will present “Towards Science of Gesture-Based Authentication: Security and Memorability” on April 14 from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. in GITC 4415.          >>
Norman Loney, professor and chair of the Otto H. York Department of Chemical, Biological and Pharmaceutical Engineering, recently delivered an invited lecture to the Department of Chemical Technology at the Politechnika Krakowska. >>
Mark Stefurak, director of architecture and design, and Deborah Tjan, regional sales manager for strategic accounts at Steelcase, presented at an installment of the School of Art + Design's Design Industry Speak Seminar Series on March 31. >>
David Rothschild, an economist with Microsoft Research New York City, will speak about coming transformations in market intelligence in the presentation, “Eliciting and Aggregating Information from Laypeople: Polling, Prediction Games, and Social Media Data,” on April 24 from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom B. >>
Preventing bone deterioration is a critical aspect of combating osteoporosis, improving bone implants, and even making long-term space flight possible, such as voyages to Mars and beyond. On April 9, noted biomedical researcher Stephen C. Cowin will describe a promising model for studying nutrient transport from the vascular system to bone tissue, transport that has a direct bearing on the prevention of bone loss. >>
As Opening Day rapidly approaches for most Major League Baseball teams, NJIT Associate Professor of Mathematical Sciences Bruce Bukiet has prepared his annual MLB projections for the upcoming season. And, to the chagrin of loyal Mets fan Bukiet, New York's National League club looks to be in store for a disappointing year. >>
A TEDxNJIT event will take place again on April 3, 2014 in the Jim Wise Theatre on the New Jersey Institute of Technology campus and also via an accompanying live simulcast broadcast available to viewers worldwide. The independently organized event, licensed by TED, has a theme of “Transformations” and features leaders in fields from sustainable design, to energy, to computing, addressing a range of topics on how ideas can transform individuals, societies, and nations. >>
Gal Haspel, assistant professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, recently co-authored the article “Sensory Arsenal on the Stinger of the Parasitoid Jewel Wasp and Its Possible Role in Identifying Cockroach Brains,” featured in PLOS ONE, the international, peer-reviewed, open-access, online publication.  >>
Namas Chandra, professor of biomedical engineering and director of the Center for Injury Bio-mechanics, Materials, and Medicine, will present “Computer modeling methodology in the simulation of due to blasts and impact brain injuries” on March 25 from 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. in GITC 1403. >>
Erin Jimenez Pollex, commercial design specialist of Shaw Contract Group, gave interior design students and faculty a presentation about the construction, manufacture and specification of carpet as part of the School of Art + Design's Industry Speak Seminar Series on March 10. >>
Listen to Namas Chandra, professor of biomedical engineering and director of the Center for Injury Bio-mechanics, Materials, and Medicine, discuss traumatic brain injuries on Caucus Up Close.  >>
Eric Katz, professor of philosophy in the Department of Humanities, presented two papers at the recent American Philosophical Association Central Division meetings in Chicago.  >>
Francisco Guzman, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Chemical, Biological, and Pharmaceutical Engineering (CBPE) working with NJIT's Center for Natural Resources Development and Protection (NRDP), has won a fellowship from the American Petroleum Institute that includes attending the 2014 International Oil Spill Conference (IOSC) in Savannah, Georgia in May of this year. >>
David Hall, the New Jersey-based architectural representative for the Sherwin-Williams Company of Cleveland, Ohio, recently gave an informational presentation about paint and coatings to a group of more than 40 interior design students and faculty as part of the School of Art + Design's Industry Speak Seminar Series. >>
On March 12, Kit Windows-Yule will give a lecture entitled "When Size Doesn't Matter - Density and Inelasticity-Induced Segregation in Vibrated Granular Systems" as part of the Spring 2014 Granular and Multiphase Flows Colloquium series under the sponsorship of the Granular Science Laboratory through Elsevier. >>
Laurent Simon, an associate professor of chemical engineering at NJIT, received a Distinguished Teaching Award from the American Society for Engineering Education. >>
The Swarm Lab at NJIT will be hosting Bert Hölldobler, Arizona State University, as the biology colloquium speaker on March 11 at 1:00 p.m. >>
Bernadette Longo, associate professor in NJIT's Department of Humanities, has been selected as the 2014 recipient of the IEEE Professional Communication Society Emily K. Schlesinger Award for Outstanding Service to the Professional Communication Society.  >>
Nuggehalli Ravindra, professor of physics at NJIT, co-organized the 2014 TMS RF Mehl Medal Symposium on Frontiers in Nanostructured Materials and Their Applications at the recent 2014 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition in San Diego. >>
NJIT has been named an American Concrete Institute (ACI) Excellent University, one of 16 universities receiving this award for 2013. >>
Michel Boufadel, professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and director of the Center for Natural Resources Development and Protection at NJIT, has been elected a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).  >>
Earlier this month, NJIT formalized an agreement with Chinese partners that will advance the university's research on thin-film solar cells, an alternative energy technology with the potential to make buildings and other infrastructure substantially more energy-efficient. >>
NJIT researchers working to boost the efficiency of a potentially game-changing alternative energy technology, thin-film solar cells, have won the backing of a powerful Chinese partner eager to speed development of inexpensive power production that can be seamlessly incorporated into a range of building materials. >>
The Newark College of Engineering (NCE) at NJIT will host the 16th annual Salute to Engineering Excellence on March 27, 2014 in the Campus Center Atrium.  Proceeds from the event will benefit the NCE Board of Visitors Endowed Scholarship Fund and the NCE Dean's Fund.  >>
NJIT Distinguished Research Professor of Physics Louis J. Lanzerotti recently received an award from the American Meteorological Society (AMS) for “Sustained Leadership and Contributions to the Space Weather Enterprise and Creative Stewardship of the Space Weather Journal.”  >>
Learn more about engineering past Winter Olympics vs. Summer Olympics with this infographic created by NJIT. >>
NJIT Assistant Professor Michael Brownstein will receive the "best paper in the category of untenured faculty" prize for a paper that he will be presenting this month at the North Carolina Philosophical Society>>
Learn more about the role civil engineers played in the Sochi Olympics with this infographic created by NJIT. >>
Rong-Yaw Chen has been named professor emeritus after having served as a distinguished member of the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at NJIT for nearly five decades.  >>
Lieutenant General Ellen Pawlikowski, who graduated in 1978 with a degree in chemical engineering, was recently elected to the National Academy of Engineering.  Election to the National Academy of Engineering is among the highest professional distinctions awarded an engineer. >>
A research project by NJIT Humanities Professor Chris Funkhouser has been nominated for a 2013 Digital Humanities Award in the category of "Best Use of DH for Fun."  >>
Chase Qishi Wu, University of Memphis, will present “Enabling Big-data Scientific Workflows in High-performance Networks” on Feb. 12 from 2:30-3:30 p.m. in GITC 4415. >>
NJIT's Horacio G. Rotstein, associate professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences, along with Tasso Kaper and Mark Kramer of Boston University, recently served as guest editors of a special journal issue focused on rhythms in neurological disease.  >>
For the third year in a row, School of Art + Design Director Glenn Goldman has been among the winners of the annual architectural photography contest sponsored by the West Jersey Section of the American Institute of Architects (AIA West Jersey).  >>
Atam P. Dhawan, of Randolph, a distinguished professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at NJIT, has been elected a Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBA) for contributions in medical imaging. >>
Bernadette Longo, associate professor in the Department of Humanities, has published an article in a special issue of Technical Communication Quarterly, a peer-reviewed academic journal that covers technical communication in a variety of fields. >>
Dimitrios Georgakopoulos, CSIRO, Computational Informatics Division, will present “Cyber-Social Computing: Distilling High Value Information the Internet of Things and Social Media” on Jan. 24 from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. in GITC 4415.   >>
Urs Gauchat, Dean of NJIT's College of Architecture and Design, discusses resilient design on Caucus:  New Jersey. >>
Three faculty members from NJIT's College of Architecture and Design have been awarded the title of emeritus. >>
A massive solar storm erupting from a giant, tumultuous sunspot is providing what physicist Andrew Gerrard calls a “beautiful opportunity” to observe and analyze a rare and powerful burst of solar radiation and particles traveling at unusually high speed toward Earth. >>
NJIT Senior University Lecturer Jon Curley has collaborated with Newark-based filmmakers Marylou and Jerome Bongiorno on a film about contemporary Newark that will be exhibited at Newark Liberty International Airport.  >>
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.  >>
Christopher Funkhouser and Andrew Klobucar, professor and associate professor, respectively, in NJIT's Department of Humanities, have published a co-authored article in Electronic Book Review, a peer-reviewed journal of critical writing produced and published by the emergent digital literary network. >>
2013
Forty teams consisting of more than one hundred freshmen students majoring in mechanical engineering showcased their reverse engineering projects at the Innovation 101 Showcase event held on Dec. 04.  This year's theme was “Passion, Team Work and Get Involved.” >>
Basil Baltzis, Interim Dean of Newark College of Engineering, was recognized today by the NJIT Committee on Women's Leadership (CWL) for his commitment to the aspirations and advancement of women in the STEM disciplines. >>
Zhe He, a PhD student in the Department of Computer Science at NJIT, presented his paper titled "A Family-Based Framework for Supporting Quality Assurance of Biomedical Ontologies in BioPortal" last month at the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) 2013 Annual Symposium in Washington, DC. >>
The SABOC research group in the Department of Computer Science at NJIT was one of five recipients of the distinguished paper award at the prestigious 37th Annual Symposium of the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) held in Washington D.C. November 16-20.  >>
Casey Diekman, assistant professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences, recently had his paper “Causes and Consequences of Hyperexcitation in Central Clock Neurons” published in PLOS Computational Biology, an official journal of the International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB) which features works of exceptional significance.  >>
The Board of Trustees and the Administration of NJIT have honored three of the university's most outstanding friends and supporters with the naming of facilities and departments in their memory. >>
NJIT's Reginald Farrow will be participating in NPR's social media series, “A Day in the Life: Blacks At The Cutting Edge Of Innovation.”  Farrow (@rcfarrow) will be tweeting on Dec. 10 from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  >>
David Rothenberg, a professor of philosophy and music at NJIT, contributed to a documentary film that has won the grand prize at the International Documentary Film Festival in Amsterdam (IDFA). >>
Third year digital design student Sharon Feng, of Piscataway, won the annual cover design competition for the Virtual Academic Library Environment (VALE) conference program.  This marks the fourth consecutive year that a digital design student from NJIT's School of Art + Design has won the competition which is open to all New Jersey college students studying graphic design or a related discipline.  >>
Nancy Steffen-Fluhr, PhD, associate professor in the department of humanities and director of the Murray Center for Women in Technology, addressed the third annual international Gender Summit (GS3NA) on Nov. 14 in Washington, D.C.  >>
“The History of the Future” will be the topic of the first capstone showcases hosted by NJIT's Federated Department of History.  The student projects place current social, technological, architectural, and medical innovation in historical perspective in order to speculate about the future.  >>

Student Kudos

November 27, 2013
NJIT Team Places Second in Forensics Challenge
The team consisting of PhD candidates Guanshuo Xu, Jingyu Ye and Professor Yun Q. Shi has won second place in the first and second phases of the first forensics challenge organized by the Information Forensics and Security Technical Committee of the IEEE Signal Processing Society. >>
An NJIT-hosted forum on the future of advanced manufacturing in the state found wide consensus among New Jersey manufacturers, state workforce training officials, and representatives from the university's Division of Continuing Professional Education on the need to improve workers' skills with closer cooperation among employers, vocational training programs, and 2- and 4-year colleges. >>
Two Concrete Industry Management (CIM) students were winners in the recent American Concrete Institute (ACI) Art of Concrete Competition.  >>
Michael Hein, Saarland University, will present “Droplet Based Microfluidics: Interface and Dynamics” on Nov. 21 at 2:30 p.m. in Cullimore, Rm. 505.  >>
The New Jersey Policy Research Organization (NJPRO) recently awarded Bright Idea Awards for 2013 to two teams of NJIT researchers.  The awards, which recognize outstanding research, were presented at a ceremony held in October.  >>
Leonid Tsybeskov, chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Basil Baltzis, interim dean of Newark College of Engineering, hold the special plaque recognizing Ying Wu '88 that was recently added to those honoring the College's most generous supporters. >>
Several NJIT students participated in the Materials Science and Technology (MS&T) 2013 Conference and Exhibition held in Montreal, Canada at the end of October.  The event brought together scientists, engineers, students, suppliers and more to discuss current research and technical applications, and to shape the future of materials science and technology.  >>
Researchers at NJIT have developed a flexible battery made with carbon nanotubes that could potentially power electronic devices with flexible displays. >>
Berger Group Holdings, Inc., a billion-dollar, top 20 Engineering News-Record global engineering consultancy headquartered in Morristown, NJ, was named Outstanding Corporate Partner at New Jersey Institute of Technology's Celebration 2013, the university's annual black-tie benefit dinner, on November 8, 2013 at the Pleasantdale Chateau, West Orange. Berger Group President and Chief Executive Officer Nicholas J. Masucci, who also is a member of the NJIT Board of Overseers, accepted the award.  >>
Anthony J. Sartor, PhD, of Scotch Plains, received the New Jersey Institute of Technology President's Medal for Lifetime Achievement at Celebration 2013, the university's annual black-tie benefit dinner, on November 8, 2013 at the Pleasantdale Chateau, West Orange.  >>
The university community mourns the loss of Lilyan Kreitchman, widow of Morton A. Kreitchman, class of '44. >>
For nearly 20 years, Professor Eric Fortune has studied glass knifefish, a species of three-inch long electric fish that lives in the Amazon Basin. In his laboratory he tries to understand how their tiny brains control complex electrical behaviors. >>
Kamalesh Sirkar, distinguished professor of chemical engineering, has authored a new textbook entitled Separation of Molecules, Macromolecules and Particles (Cambridge University Press, 2013).  >>
Nancy Coppola, professor of English at NJIT, recently received the Distinguished Service Award from the Council for Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication (CPTSC) for significant long-term contributions to programming in technical communication and for service to the profession and the organization.  >>
NJIT will hold its annual black-tie benefit dinner, Celebration 2013, on Nov. 8, 2013 at The Pleasantdale Chateau, West Orange. Entertainment will be provided by the Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Roberta Flack. >>
Roberto Rojas-Cessa, PhD, of Brooklyn, NY, an associate professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), received an Innovators Award from the New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame (NJIHoF). >>
Treena Livingston Arinzeh, PhD, of West Orange, a professor of biomedical engineering at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), received an Innovators Award from the New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame (NJIHoF) at a formal banquet on Oct. 17, 2013 at the W Hotel in Hoboken.  >>
Marek Rusinkiewicz, PhD, of Califon, was elected a Fellow of Web Information System Engineering (WISE) Society during the 2013 WISE Conference in Nanjing China.  Rusinkiewicz, who is dean of the College of Computing Sciences, was recognized for his contributions to science and technology. >>
Now that the World Series is about to begin, NJIT math professor Bruce Bukiet has announced the probability of each of the contenders winning the best 4 out of 7 game contest. “The Boston Red Sox have a nearly 70% chance of winning the series”, says Bukiet. But he gives the caveat that the St. Louis Cardinals have defeated both the competition and his mathematical model in each of their previous series. >>
The Materials Science and Engineering Program and the Department of Biomedical Engineering recently sponsored a seminar by Bose ElectroForce Systems Group.  In addition to discussing the materials science, engineering and technology of testing the mechanical properties of biomaterials, BOSE representatives also discussed internships and job opportunities at BOSE locations throughout the world.  >>
Grad student Megan Litwhiler is currently pursuing a PhD in biology at NJIT and has been awarded a scholarship through Executive Women of New Jersey (EWNJ), a trust that recognizes and invests in the future of women's professional careers.  >>
Gareth Russell, associate professor in the department of biological sciences, will discuss metapopulation theory on WAMC's "Academic Minute," a weekday radio program that features a different professor each day, drawing experts from top research institutions.  >>
The cadets of NJIT's Air Force ROTC Detachment 490 recently performed color guard duties at the annual Mario Batali Foundation Golf Tournament at Liberty National Golf Course in Jersey City.  >>
The NJIT community mourns the loss of Monroe Weller on Oct. 10, 2013.  Weller taught physics, calculus and strength of materials at NJIT for thirty-three years.  >>
A group of students and faculty from the College of Architecture and Design recently presented their resilient design work at the 2013 Precast/Pre-stressed Concrete Institute's (PCI) Annual Convention and National Bridge Conference held in Grapevine, Texas.  This annual event is the industry's premier national venue for the public dissemination of state-of-the-art precast concrete technologies.  >>
Tune in to hear NJIT math professor Bruce Bukiet discuss baseball projections and his mathematical model in a live interview on NPR's public radio program “Science Friday.”  >>
The Center for Resilient Design at NJIT co-sponsored “Resilient Design for Sustainable Urbanization” at the United Nations last week in celebration of World Habitat Day 2013.  >>
In collaboration with Career Development Services (CDS), physics professor Ravindra Nuggehalli will host Uncommon Schools, a network of outstanding urban public charter schools working to close the achievement gap and prepare low-income students to graduate from college. >>
Commissioner Wirths kicked off ManufactureNJ Week at NJIT stating that the 243,000 jobs created through manufacturing confirms the value of this industry to the Garden State.  He added that “we collectively” need to continue to raise the awareness of the numerous opportunities in this industry and change the public's perception of manufacturing.  Today's 17,000 New Jersey manufacturers are technology driven and meet the needs of niche markets ranging from hat makers to medical devices. >>
Now that Major League Baseball's regular season has ended with the exciting one-game tiebreaker that got the Rays to the next round, and with the Rays and the Pirates winning the one game playoff for the wild card team, NJIT math professor Bruce Bukiet has once again begun analyzing the probability of each team advancing through each round of baseball's postseason.  >>
The Honorable Harold J. Wirths, commissioner of the NJ Department of Labor & Workforce Development (NJLWD), will recognize the important contributions of advanced manufacturing to the Garden State economy as he kicks off ManufactureNJ Week beginning tomorrow, October 4 at NJIT's Campus Center in Newark from 9:30 a.m. to noon.  Governor Chris Christie issued a proclamation declaring October 7-11, 2013 as ManufactureNJ Week and stating that advanced manufacturing is one of the seven priority industry clusters in the state. >>
Assistant Professor of Biology Simon Garnier's research on robotic swarms was cited in an article about using robots to understand animal behavior in the October 1, 2013 issue of The Scientist.   >>
Kelsey McGowan, of Hopewell, a senior majoring in mathematical sciences at NJIT, has been selected as one of two recipients of a Casualty Actuaries of the Mid-Atlantic Region (CAMAR) scholarship for the 2013-2014 academic year.   >>
NJIT Humanities Professor Burt Kimmelman has published his eighth collection of poetry, Gradually the World: New and Selected Poems, 1982-2013  (BlazeVOX, 2013). >>
A new research project by NJIT Humanities Professor Chris Funkhouser launched yesterday at the National Library of France. Combining music, documented artistic performances, lectures, and studio experiments, Funk's SoundBox 2012 draws from hundreds of digital recordings that he produced. >>
Deliris Diaz, a first-year student, recently received the Jean Gordon Thomas Memorial Award for outstanding promise as a woman physicist from NJIT's Department of Physics. >>
Students and Faculty from NJIT's College of Architecture and Design presented their studio work to an international audience dedicated to addressing water challenges for coastal cities from the Dutch Delta to New York Harbor. >>
The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) has awarded NJIT a $289,000 grant to investigate alternative measures for flood mitigation in the Hackensack/Moonachie/Little Ferry area.  The effort will enhance rather than duplicate any on-going efforts by the US Army Corps of Engineers and other organizations.  NJIT's newest center, the Flood Mitigation Engineering Resource Center will handle the work. >>
NJIT Distinguished Professor Atam P. Dhawan, PhD,  recently joined the autism community at the NJ State House to be recognized for improving public and private autism services.  Dhawan, a noted electrical engineer and inventor in his own right, who heads NJIT's Interdisciplinary Design Studio (IDS) program, is also executive director of undergraduate research and innovation at NJIT.  The IDS program is offered to Albert Dorman Honors College students at NJIT.   >>
NJIT will hold Celebration, its annual black-tie benefit dinner, on Nov. 8, 2013 at the Pleasantdale Chateau, West Orange.  Event proceeds will provide endowed scholarship support.  >>
The 2013 fall applied mathematics colloquium begins today with “Unexpected Chaos in a Neural Model” presented by Jonathan E. Rubin, University of Pittsburgh.  The event will take place at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall II.  >>
A TEDxNJIT event will take place again on September 12, 2013 in the Jim Wise Theatre on the New Jersey Institute of Technology campus and also via an accompanying live simulcast broadcast available to viewers worldwide.  The independently organized event, licensed by TED, has a theme of “Think Big – Think small” and feature leaders in various fields addressing a range of topics on how to take ideas and put them into action.  >>
Two NJIT researchers have demonstrated that using a continuum-based approach, they can explain the dynamics of liquid metal particles on a substrate of a nanoscale.  “Numerical simulation of ejected molten metal nanoparticles liquified by laser irradiation: Interplay of geometry and dewetting,” appeared in Physical Review Letters (July 16, 2013). >>
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force teamed up to host the Hurricane Sandy Small Business Recovery and Matchmaking Summit on Aug. 7 at NJIT.  The event, first of its kind in the region since the disaster, educated and connected small businesses to commercial buyers from the private sector and federal, state and local governments. >>
Researchers at NJIT's Big Bear Solar Observatory (BBSO) in Big Bear, CA have obtained new and remarkably detailed photos of the Sun with the New Solar Telescope (NST).  The photographs reveal never-before-seen details of solar magnetism revealed in photospheric and chromospheric features.  >>
NJIT has announced the appointment of Jonathan Luke to interim dean of the College of Science and Liberal Arts, effective Aug. 1, 2013. >>
AJ Polanco Jr., Woodbridge, and Danielle Esmaya, Union, recently presented “Social Reform Through Mobile Gaming (Seed.Genesis)” in the mobile apps session of SIGGRAPH 2013, the world's premier annual conference on computer graphics and interactive media, held this year in Anaheim, California. >>
Paramus Catholic Paladin cornerback Jabrill Peppers, of East Orange, and head football coach Chris Partridge kept more than 50 students in an NJIT Upward Bound Multimedia Journalism class spellbound yesterday as Peppers, with humility and intelligence, answered students' questions for almost an hour.  >>
Construction speeds ahead as students from NJIT and Harbin Institute of Technology hurry to add finishing touches to their collaborative entry in the 2013 China Solar Decathlon Competition, sponsored by the US Department of Energy and China National Energy Agency.  Nexus House must be ready for judging by Aug. 2, 2013.  Thirteen NJIT alums and current students have been overseas since early July to finish the construction process.  The project began two years ago. >>
NJIT Assistant Professor Brooks Atwood will appear on the season finale of HGTV Star on Sunday, July 21 at 8 p.m.  >>
Students in an NJIT Upward Bound Multimedia Journalism class will interview Paramus Catholic Paladin cornerback Jabrill Peppers, of East Orange, and head football coach Chris Partridge on July 25, 2013 at 1:50 p.m.  Students in the journalism course have been learning about blogging, interviewing techniques, press etiquette writing fundamentals and social media in the five-week course. >>
“Numerical Simulation of Ejected Molten Metal Nanoparticles Liquified by Laser Irradiation: Interplay of Geometry and Dewetting” by NJIT assistant professor Afkhami Shahriar and professor Lou Kondic was published today in Physical Review Letters.  >>
Faculty and students recently participated in a design showcase in Long Branch sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Precast Association.  NJIT entries included work from College of Architecture and Design (COAD) studios, the department of engineering technology and the Concrete Industry Management (CIM) programs and the new Center for Resilient Design.  >>
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.  >>
Antimatter has been detected in solar flares via microwave and magnetic-field data, according to a presentation by NJIT Research Professor of Physics Gregory D. Fleishman and two co-researchers at the 44th meeting of the American Astronomical Society's Solar Physics Division.  >>
NJIT research professor Reginald Farrow will appear on One-on-One with Steve Adubato. >>
New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) President Joel S. Bloom has announced the naming of Professor Fadi P. Deek of East Brunswick, NJ, as the next provost and senior executive vice president at NJIT.  The appointment of Professor Deek, who has been serving as interim provost, will take place immediately. >>
An NJIT research professor known for his cutting-edge work with carbon nanotubes is overseeing the manufacture of a prototype lab-on-a-chip that would someday enable a physician to detect disease or virus from just one drop of liquid, including blood.  >>
NJIT Professor David Rothenberg was recently featured in The New York Times.  >>
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.  >>
Congratulations to NJIT's Steel Bridge Team, placing 12th overall at the National Steel Bridge Building Contest.  This was the highest ranking ever by an NJIT team. >>
NJIT doctoral student Maxx Capece was awarded one of three, $2,000 first place prizes in a competition sponsored by the Catalent Institute.  His winning submission entitled, “Modified Release of Dry-Polymer Coated Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients,” provided a review of applications of dry-polymer control release drug delivery technologies on the particulate scale.  >>
In a study published today in the journal PLoS One, a team of researchers led by NJIT Associate Professor Gareth Russell has applied a novel method for linking large-scale habitat fragmentation to population sustainability. >>
NJIT's Swarm Lab will host a conference for researchers who study social insects in the northeast of the US on May 24, 2013 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Eberhardt Hall on the NJIT campus.  So far, some 35 researchers from Harvard to Rockefeller universities have expressed interest in attending.  Participants will receive 15 minutes to present information about their current projects and 5 minutes to answer questions.  >>
C. Stephen Cordes, of Westfield, has been named to the NJIT Board of Trustees.  Cordes is an equity partner and managing director of Clarion Partners, a leading investment advisory firm headquartered in New York City specializing in real estate with $23 billion in assets under management.  He is a member of the firm's board of directors, management executive board and investment committee.  He serves as chief operating officer of the company and is the head of its portfolio management activities.  Cordes is portfolio manager and chairman of the board of a $2.5 billion investment fund created through the 2005 privatization of a publicly-traded real estate investment trust specializing in multifamily property ownership and development. >>
Rima Taher, senior university lecturer at NJIT's College of Architecture and Design, taught a live webinar yesterday on “Design and Construction of Low-Rise Buildings for High Winds and Hurricanes.” >>
Vitaly Shneidman, senior university lecturer in NJIT's department of physics, has been selected as one of the “Top 20 Reviewers for 2012” by The Journal of Chemical Physics. >>
The College of Architecture and Design concluded yesterday's 2013 NJIT morning commencement ceremony at the Prudential Center with an afternoon balloon launch and luncheon back on campus for grads, friends and relatives.  >>
NJIT offers innumerable opportunities and the students who avail themselves of the many campus attributes ranging from 121 degree programs to an enviable 15:1 student-faculty ratio often leave NJIT to enjoy a rich, rewarding future.  Five inspirational stories below exemplify that if you stay in school and work hard, success follows.   >>
Technology evangelist and Cisco System Senior Vice President Carlos Dominguez; and alums U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski, PhD, and  Edward Cruz, principal of Hop Brook Properties, will receive honorary degrees at the May 20, 2013 NJIT commencement.  The event, set for 9 a.m., will be held at Newark's Prudential Center.  The university will confer close to 2000 doctoral, master's and bachelor's degrees on members of the Class of 2013.  >>
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NJIT continues to demonstrate the value of its educational offerings in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), according to the latest 2013 PayScale college rankings for return on investment (ROI).  NJIT is 6th (top 1 percent) among 437 public universities and 27th (top 2 percent) among 1,511 public and private institutions in the U.S.  >>
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Three life science inventions that may one day heal wounds faster, improve surgical outcomes and build stronger muscles took $10,500 in prize money for further research and development at NJIT's recent TechQuest/Innovation Day.  The inventions competed against 30 developed by undergraduate teams. >>
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Watch Richard Garber, associate professor in COAD's School of Architecture, tonight on One-on-One with Steve Adubato.  The program, which will discuss the subject of sustainability, is scheduled to air at 5:30 p.m. (WHYY), 7:00 p.m. (NJTV) and 12:30 a.m. (WNET).     >>
In the spring of 2013 the cicadas in the Northeastern United States will yet again emerge from their 17-year cycle—the longest gestation period of any animal.  Those who experience this great sonic invasion compare their sense of wonder to the arrival of a comet or a solar eclipse.  NJIT Professor David Rothenberg's newly-released and latest opus, Bug Music:  How Insects Gave Us Rhythm and Noise (St. Martin's Press), looks at this unending rhythmic cycle.  >>
A TEDxNJIT event will take place again on April 4, 2013 in the Jim Wise Theatre on the New Jersey Institute of Technology campus and also via an accompanying live simulcast broadcast available to viewers worldwide.  The independently organized event, licensed by TED, will focus on connections and will feature leaders in the various fields discussing mechanisms for developing connections to expand the human experience and the role of technology in creating and enhancing connectivity.  It will bring together faculty and students to share their passion for innovation and new ideas.  >>
It looks like 2013 will be a thrilling season for baseball fans as four of the six divisions can be expected to deliver tight races, says baseball guru NJIT Associate Professor and Associate Dean Bruce Bukiet.  Over the years, Bukiet has applied mathematical analysis to compute the number of regular season games each Major League Baseball team should win.  Though his expertise is in mathematical modeling, his projections have compared well with those of so-called experts. >>
The Board of Trustees of New Jersey Institute of Technology has approved $200 million in construction and infrastructure projects on the university's Newark campus, designed to enhance and expand NJIT's role as the state's science and technology university and a leader in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education and research. The university will apply to the Secretary of Higher Education for $152 million from the Building Our Future Bond Act, state revolving funds and other sources to support the projects. >>
A delegation of 20 people from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology in China visited NJIT's computer science department on Mar. 11 for a brief introduction on NJIT's teaching and research programs with presentations and discussions focusing on cloud computing.  >>
Shawn Chester, PhD, assistant professor in the department of mechanical and industrial engineering at NJIT, will present “Mechanics of Amorphous Polymers and Polymeric Gels” on Mar. 13 from 1:00 – 2:25 p.m. in MEC 221. >>
A lucky group of NJIT undergraduate students enrolled in the Concrete Industry Management (CIM) program available through the Newark College of Engineering's Department of Engineering Technology recently returned from a fascinating week in Las Vegas at the World of Concrete Annual Conference.  >>
Ricardo Bianchini, Rutgers University, will present “Leveraging Renewable Energy in Datacenters:  Present and Future” on Mar. 12 at 4:45 p.m. in 202 ECEC >>
Steven Nagy, NJIT alum and former structural designer and inspector, will present “An Overview of The New Austrian Tunnel Method (NATM):  Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project, Tysons Corner, VA” on Mar. 12 from 4:30 - 5:45 p.m. in Colton Hall Room 210. >>
NJIT will host a Biomedical Engineering Showcase with BS, MS, PhD and Capstone students on March 14 from 9:30-2:30 p.m. in Fenster Hall 6th Floor.  The showcase will feature projects and research via mini poster presentations and guided lab tours and is an opportunity to interact one-on-one with selected students and their faculty advisors as they research and discover new advances in Biomedical Engineering.  >>
Howard Stone, Princeton University, will present “Variations on familiar flows: (i) Marangoni flows with surfactants and (ii) Trapping of bubbles in stagnation point flows” on March 8 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
Lori Peek, PhD, visiting research scientist at the National Center for Disaster Preparedness, Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University and an associate professor in the Department of Sociology at Colorado State University will present “When the Earth Shakes:  A Global Study of Earthquake Risk Reduction Activities, Barriers, and Needs” on March 7 from 4:30 -5:45 p.m. in Colton Hall Room 210. >>
Two new patents to improve orthogonal space time codes and decode data transmissions of space time spreading were recently awarded to NJIT Distinguished Professor Yeheskel Bar-Ness, executive director of the Elisha Yegal Bar-Ness Center for Wireless Communications and Signal Processing Research.  Co-inventors with Bar-Ness on both patents were NJIT alums Amir Laufer and Kodzovi Acolatse. >>
Ting Tan, The University of Vermont, will present “A Preliminary Idea of Bio-Inspired Wind Turbine Blade Structures” on March 6 from 1:00 – 2:25 p.m.in 221 MEC. >>
NJIT researchers received a top honor for their ideas on better ways to ensure the integrity and long-term reliability of data stored at potentially untrusted cloud storage providers.  "Towards Self-Repairing Replication-Based Storage Systems Using Untrusted Clouds," was written by Bo Chen, a doctoral candidate, and his advisor, NJIT Assistant Professor Reza Curtmola, both in NJIT's College of Computing Sciences (CCS).  >>
The Director of NJIT's Advanced Manufacturing Talent Network (ManufactureNJ), Meredith Aronson, was awarded “Business Person of the Year” by Essex County Vocational Technical Schools at the Essex County Vocational Technical Schools board meeting on Feb. 25.  >>
With more than 6.7 million students taking at least one course online, according to the 2012 Survey of Online Learning conducted by Babson Survey Research Group, higher education institutions are stepping up their efforts to meet the growing demand for online programs.  >>
The university community mourns the recent passing of Martin Katzen, PhD, associate professor in the department of mathematical sciences.  The family would like to extend an invitation to Katzen's colleagues and friends for a memorial service to be held on Feb. 27 from 5 - 8 p.m. at the Harrison Building, 205 West 76th Street, 4th floor lounge, N.Y. (between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue).  >>
NJIT's Paul Ranky, department of mechanical and industrial engineering, will discuss “Some R&D Results and New Research Methodologies in Concurrent / Simultaneous Product & Process Design Engineering with 3P and Other Methods” on Feb. 27 from 1:00-2:25 p.m. in MEC 221. >>
NJIT celebrates a new phase in the growth of its solar technology effort with the rededication of a research center as the China National Building Materials Photovoltaic Materials Research Center.  Expanding its previous work on Cadmium Telluride photocells with NJIT alumni-run Apollo Solar Energy, the new program addresses broader photocell technology and implementation studies.  >>
Dr. Xiaohui (Helen) Gu, North Carolina State University, will present “Prediction-Driven System Management for Robust and Green Cloud Computing Infrastructures” on Feb. 25 from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. in GITC 4415.            >>
The American Concrete Institute has named NJIT as an ACI Excellent University for 2012.  >>
Yixin Guo, Drexel University, will present “A Model of Thalamocortical Relay Neuron and the Parkinsonian Network” on Feb. 22 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
Dr. Zi Chen, Ph.D., Washington University, will present “Nonlinear mechanics, morphology and instability of ribbons, plates and rods” on Feb. 20 from 10:30 – 11:30 p.m. in MEC 224. >>
Dr. Sangtae Ha, Princeton University, will discuss “Time-Dependent Pricing for Mobile Data – From Economic Theory to Trial Deployment” on Feb. 20 from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. in GITC 4415.                            >>
NJIT civil engineer Fadi Karaa, PhD, is scheduled to appear tonight on NBC News (Channel 4) at 11 p.m. EST for a special story about pipeline security.  Priscilla Nelson, PhD, and civil engineering department chair Taha Marhaba, PhD were also interviewed.    >>
Dr. Alper Murat, McGill University, will present “An Allocation-based Modeling and Solution Framework for Location Problems with Dense Demand” on Feb. 19 from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. in 224 MEC. >>
Dr. Rajiv Malhotra, Northwestern University, will discuss “Fundamentals of Process Mechanics and Process Innovation in Incremental Forming” on Feb. 18 from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. in 224 MEC. >>
Dejun Yang, Arizona State University, will discuss “Crowdsourcing to Smartphones: Incentive Mechanism Design for Crowdsensing” on Feb. 18 from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. in GITC 4415.    >>
Treena Livingston Arinzeh, professor in NJIT's Department of Biomedical Engineering, was recently nominated 2013 Emerald Honoree in the category of Educational Leadership.  The 2013 Emerald Honorees are distinguished innovators making a difference in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields.  >>
Inanc Senocak, Department of Mechanical & Biomedical Engineering, Boise State University, will discuss “Advanced Computing for Wind Energy and Environmental Applications” on Feb. 15 from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. in MEC 221. >>
Chris Yingchun Yuan, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin, will discuss “A System Approach for Reducing the Environmental Impact of Manufacturing and Sustainability Improvement of Nano-scale Manufacturing” from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. on Feb. 14 in 221 MEC. >>
Marty Golubitsky, Distinguished Professor of Natural and Mathematics Sciences at Ohio State University, will discuss “Patterns of Phase-Shift Syncrhony” on Feb. 15 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
“No FEAR: A Whistleblower's Triumph” is the title of a lecture by the founder of the No FEAR Coalition Marsha Coleman-Adebayo set for Feb. 20, 2013 in the NJIT Campus Center Ballroom.  The event is free and open to the public.  Street parking is available.  Coleman-Adebayo is the Director of the National Whistleblowers Center. >>
Jinisha Patel, of Springfield, a sophomore at the College of Computing Sciences at NJIT, recently attended a White House technology summit.  Patel numbered among 12 college students chosen to attend by the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT), a group Patel has worked with since high school.  >>
For innovative research on semiconductor devices, NJIT Professor Durgamadhab (Durga) Misra, the associate chair for graduate programs in the Newark College of Engineering (NCE) Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, will receive two Division Awards next May, the 2013 Electronic and Photonic Division Award and the 2013 Thomas D. Callinan Award from the Dielectric Science and Technology Division of the Electrochemical Society (ECS).  Misra is an ECS Fellow. >>
Dr. Minaxi Gupta of Indiana University will discuss “Unearthing the Roots of Cyberfraud: Exposing DNS Exploitation in AdFraud and Phishing” on Feb. 13 from 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. in GITC 4415. >>
Prof. Zhong-Ping Jiang, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Polytechnic Institute of New York University, will present “Feedback, Control and Dynamic Networks” on Feb. 12 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in ECE 202.  >>
Digital poetry expert Christopher Funkhouser, associate professor in the department of humanities, will be consulting on a project called PO.EX'70-80, which focuses on experimental poetry, on Feb. 14 at Universidade Fernando Pessoa in Porto, Portugal.  >>
Reza Khanbilvardi, Executive Director of CUNY CREST Institute and Director of NOAA-CREST Center, The City College of the City University of New York, will discuss “Satellite Remote Sensing Application in Hydrological Monitoring and Modeling” on Feb. 12 from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m. in Colton Hall 210. >>
Jeffrey Jestes, University of Utah, will discuss “Changing the Tide: Efficient Summarization Techniques for Massive Data” on Feb. 11 from 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. in GITC 4415. >>
A team of NCE biomedical engineering undergraduates lead by George Ulsh and Dung Le, both of Mullica Hill, recently received the “People's Choice” award at a poster session and pitch competition sponsored by the New Jersey Entrepreneurial Network at Princeton University.   >>
Michael Miksis, Department of Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics, Northwestern University, will present “Drying Processes” on Feb. 8 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
Steven Hart, Ph.D., P.E., Director of Infrastructure Studies at the Center for Innovation and Engineering, West Point, will present “Conceptual Models for Infrastructure” on Feb. 5 from 4:45 – 5:45 p.m. in Colton Hall 210. >>
Dr. Srikanth Krishnamurthy, University of California, Riverside, will present “Resource management in networks:  Performance and Security Issues” on Feb. 6 from 2:15 – 3:15 p.m. in GITC 4415. >>
Anyone interested in the worlds of architecture and design won't want to miss the upcoming, free annual AIANJ Fall Symposium in Weston Hall, Summit and Warren streets, home of NJIT's College of Architecture and Design (COAD).  >>
Joe Tien, Ph.D., Department of Biomedical Engineering, Boston University, will present a talk entitled, “Physical principles that govern vascularization of scaffolds” on Feb. 1 at 10:30 a.m. in the Central King Building (CKB) Room 204.  >>
Professor Len Pismen from Technion - Israel Institute of Technology will present "Rheology of cytoskeleton: from mesoscopic mechanics to macroscopic instabilities." on Jan. 31 in Cullimore 611 from 4-5 p.m. >>
The research of Dr. Cheul H. Cho, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, and Research Professor Dr. George Collins was recently published and featured on the Feb. 2013 cover of Biotechnology & Bioengineering, a leading journal in biomedical engineering.  >>
College of Architecture and Design faculty members Martina Decker, Keith Krumwiede, Jesse LeCavalier, Tony Schuman, and Darius Sollohub will share their ideas, passions and projects in the second "Think Pieces" event on Thursday, January 31, at 6 p.m. in Weston Hall I.  >>
Dr. Fanghua Hao, Vice President of Beijing Normal University, Chancellor Dr. Chuansheng Liu and several other representatives of the school met with NJIT President Joel Bloom on the morning of Jan. 28 to discuss similarities between the universities and how the two plan to collaborate together for a mutual beneficial future.  >>
Dr. Miao Zhao of Huawei Technologies will present “Utility-Maximization Framework for Dynamic Adaptive  Streaming over HTTP in Multiuser-MIMO LTE Networks” on Jan. 28 from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. in GITC 4415.            >>
Sabine Kastner, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, Center for the Study of Brain, Mind & Behavior, Princeton University, will present a seminar entitled, "Neural basis of visual attention in the primate brain" on Jan. 25 at 10:30 a.m. in CKB 204. >>
The IEEE Control Systems Society is hosting a talk entitled, “Optimal Control of Redundant Systems with Controlled Infeasibility” on Jan. 24 from 5:15 to 6 p.m in ECEC 202.  >>
For the second consecutive year, architectural photographs by School of Art + Design Director Glenn Goldman were selected in the open competition for inclusion in the annual calendar produced by the West Jersey Section of the American Institute of Architects (AIA West Jersey).  >>
The NJIT Faculty Council Standing Committee on Research will host a Pre-award and Grantsmanship Seminar on Jan. 30, from 11:30 am - 2:30 p.m. in Eberhardt Hall (Room 112).  The Office of Provost and Office of Research and Development are sponsors.  >>
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.  >>
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."  >>
Humanities associate professor Carol Johnson recently gave two presentations in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.  >>
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. >>
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Reginald Tomkins, professor of chemical engineering and co-op adviser for the Otto H. York Department of Chemical, Biological and Pharmaceutical Engineering, was the winner of the 2011 Zaida C. Morales Martinez ACS Scholars Mentoring Prize.  >>
Jorge Golowasch, chair and professor in the federated department of biological sciences, and Farzan Nadim, professor in the departments of mathematical and biological sciences, presented a joint lab demo earlier this month in collaboration with Rodolfo Haedo, a former undergraduate and MS student from NJIT, and Joerg Oestreich.  >>
The Fall 2012 semester has proven to be both busy and successful for students enrolled in NJIT's Concrete Industry Management (CIM) program.  Andrew Canon, of Parsippany, CIM student and president of the NJIT American Concrete Institute (ACI) student chapter, appeared on the December cover of Concrete International.  >>
The NJIT American Concrete Institute (ACI) student chapter, consisting mainly of Concrete Industry Management (CIM) students, was recently awarded third place at the ACI 2012 Student Egg Protection Device Competition held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  >>
Andrew Canon, president of the NJIT American Concrete Institute (ACI) student chapter, appears on the December cover of Concrete International (CI).  >>
Nirwan Ansari, PhD, professor in the department of electrical and computer engineering, delivered the tutorial “Content Delivery Acceleration” at the 2012 IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM 2012), the flagship annual conference of the IEEE Communications Society held Dec. 3-7, 2012. >>
NJIT and Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT) have formed Team NJHA to compete jointly in the Solar Decathlon China (SD China) competition to be held in Datong, China in August 2013.  >>
NJIT's College of Architecture and Design (COAD) is energetically involved in helping New Jersey recover from the devastation of Hurricane Sandy.  The university has established a post-Sandy recovery program of research, design and case-study projects that will provide state and local leaders, business owners and residents with 21st -century expertise and ready-to-build designs for recovery in hard-hit areas. >>
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.  >>
The 3rd Annual Furniture Fair, which features unique furniture designs by third year industrial design students from the School of Art+Design, will take place on Dec. 6 from 6 – 8 p.m. in the Campus Center Gallery.  >>
Gregor Kovacic, associate professor of mathematical sciences at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, will present “Is Our Sensing Compressed?” on Dec. 7 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
Come one, come all!  NJIT students, staff and faculty are invited tomorrow for a look behind the scenes of entertainment technology when a panel of leading experts in the field discusses the latest and greatest in this burgeoning new cutting-edge field.  Albert Dorman Honors College is the host of the event which starts at 2:30 p.m. in the Jim Wise Theatre in Kupfrian Hall. >>
Jonathan Curley, a senior university lecturer in NJIT's Department of Humanities, will give a poetry reading at the Intrinsic Cafe on December 6 at 7 p.m. The Intrinsic Cafe is located on 5 Sussex Avenue in Newark, across from the NJIT campus.  >>
NJIT Distinguished Professor Robert M. Miura has been named a 2013 inaugural Fellow of the American Mathematical Society (AMS).  This first class will honor 1119 scholars, representing more than 600 institutions.  Fellows have made outstanding contributions to the creation, exposition, advancement, communication, and utilization of mathematics, according to the Society.  >>
Bhavana Kanukurthi, post-doctoral researcher at UCLA, will present “Outsourcing Computation to the Cloud, Privately” on Dec. 5 from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. in GITC 4415. >>
Dr. Sotirios G. Ziavras, professor in the department of electrical and computer engineering and director of the Computer Architecture and Parallel Processing Laboratory, served as general chair of the 24th IEEE International Conference on Tools with Artificial Intelligence that took place in Athens, Greece from Nov. 7-9. >>
NJIT Associate Professor Eric Fortune's graduate student at Hopkins, Sarah Stamper, is the lead author of an article about weakly electric fish in the Journal of Experimental Biology.  Stamper will also be interviewed on the popular radio program “Quirks and Quarks.”  >>
William Cheswick, lead member of the technical staff at AT&T, will present “Rethinking Passwords” on Dec. 3 from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. in GITC 4415. >>
Namas Chandra, Ph.D., P.E., Elmer Koch Professor of Engineering, Department of Materials and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, will present “Blast Induced Traumatic Brain Injuries: Experimental And Simulation Approaches” on Nov. 30 at 10:30 a.m. in GITC 1400. >>
Yoichiro Mori, assistant professor in the department of mathematics, University of Minnesota, will present “A Model of Electrodiffusion and Osmosis in Cells and Tissues” on Nov. 30 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
Dr. Mark Kester, senior director of research for Stryker Orthopaedics, will discuss “Evolution of the Electronic Knee Prosthesis” on Nov. 28 from 1:30-2:30 p.m. in MEC 221. >>
Wenda Cao, associate professor in the department of physics, was invited to attend the 2012 Chinese-American Kavli Frontiers of Science Symposium, which took place Oct. 12-14 in Irvine, CA.  >>
While on sabbatical this year, Stephen Pemberton, associate professor in the federated department of history, has been speaking at conferences in Europe. >>
Henri Angelino, National Institute of Informatics (Tokyo-Japan)-NII, will present “National Institute of Informatics: Main research activities and International Cooperation policy: case study cooperation with Waterloo University” on Nov. 21 from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. in GITC 4415. >>
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.  >>
NJIT's Michael Chumer has been hard at work since Sandy struck, helping hard-hit area urbanites cope with devastation.  Chumer, who has worked on homeland security projects and directs the NJIT MS in Emergency Management and Business Continuity (EMBC) program, is familiar with relief efforts.  >>
Marco Gruteser, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at Rutgers University, will discuss “Distinguishing Users with Capacitive Touch Communication” on Nov. 20 at 5:00 p.m. in ECEC Room 202. >>
Dr. Yanjun Qi of the Machine Learning Department at NEC Labs American will discuss “Machine Learning for Computational Biology” on Nov. 19 from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. in GITC 4415.            >>
Daniel J. Soeder of the National Energy Technology Laboratory, U.S. Department of Energy, will present “Shale Gas Development: Opportunities and Challenges” on Nov. 16 at 12:00 p.m. in the conference room of Colton Hall.  >>
Mikko Haataja, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Princeton University, will present “Compositional Interface Dynamics within Symmetric and Asymmetric Planar Lipid Bilayer Membranes” on Nov. 16 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
Rebuilding in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, homeowners might consider the advice of Rima Taher, an expert in the design of low-rise buildings for extreme winds and hurricanes.  >>
MengChu Zhou, professor in the department of electrical and computer engineering, director of the MS program in computer engineering and director of the MS program in power and energy systems, received the Lifetime Contribution and Leadership Award at the 20th Annual Convention of Chinese Association for Science & Technology – USA , which was held at Columbia University on Oct. 6, 2012.  >>
Catherine Britell, The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, and Joseph LoBuono, HDR Engineering, Inc., will discuss “The New Bayonne Bridge” on Nov. 15 from 4:30-6:00 p.m. in Colton Hall 416.  >>
The NJIT Board of Trustees yesterday commended in a formal ceremony NJIT Professor of Electrical Engineering Nirwan Ansari who was honored last month by the NJ Inventors Hall of Fame for his cutting edge work. Feted too by the Board, but unable to attend the ceremony, was noted NJIT Distinguished Research Professor of Physics Louis J. Lanzerotti.  >>
NJIT Research Professor Reginald Farrow and NJIT Professor Gordon Thomas were the recipients last night of an Edison Patent Award from the Research & Development Council of New Jersey. The event kicked off the Council's 50th Anniversary celebration and honored more than 30 inventors and 13 New Jersey companies and universities. >>
Zoran Obradovic, Director, Data Analytics and Biomedical Informatics Center, Temple University, will discuss “Predictive Modeling of Patient State and Therapy Optimization” on Nov. 12 from 2:30-3:30 p.m. in GITC 4415.            >>
Although widespread rebuilding in the hard-hit New York metro region from Super Storm Sandy has not yet begun, NJIT Assistant Professor Mohamed Mahgoub, PhD, PE, says when the hammers start swinging, it's time to look at autoclaved aerated concrete.  The material, best known as AAC, has been heralded as the building material of the new millennium.  It's a lightweight, easily-crafted manufactured stone, strong enough to withstand earthquakes and hurricanes when reinforced with steel.  >>
Three third-year interior design students from the School of Art + Design were selected as one of two winners of the 2012 “Through the Decades” Chair Design Competition sponsored by Kimball Office Furniture.  >>
Edsel A. Pena, Department of Statistics, University of South Carolina, will discuss “Multiple Decision-Making in the Face of Uncertainty” on Nov. 9 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
Raquel Perez-Castillejos, assistant professor in the department of biomedical engineering, director of the Tissue Models Lab, chaired a session on “Biomedical Applications,” and presented a paper on “Portable, $5 Microfluidics Laboratory for Education and Outreach” at the 2012 Ibersensor International Conference.  >>
Marco Gruteser, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at Rutgers University, will discuss “Distinguishing Users with Capacitive Touch Communication” on Oct. 30 at 5:30 p.m. in ECEC, Room 202. >>
NJIT Research Professor Reginald Farrow and NJIT Professor Gordon Thomas will be the recipients Nov. 8, 2012 in the Liberty Science Center of  an Edison Patent Award from the Research & Development Council of New Jersey.  >>
NJIT Distinguished Research Professor of Physics Louis J. Lanzerotti and NJIT Professor of Electrical Engineering Nirwan Ansari were honored by the NJ Inventors Hall of Fame for cutting edge work.  Feted too were NJIT doctoral student Yan Zhang, and alumnus Ricky John.  Twenty-five awards were presented to individuals, research teams and corporations. >>
David Edwards, University of Delaware, will present “Increasing the Utilities of Optical Biosensors” as part of the Applied Mathematics Colloquium on Oct. 26 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
Jesse LeCavalier, assistant professor in the school of architecture, will present “Logistics, Archiecture, Infrastructure” on Oct. 25 in Colton Hall 416 from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m. >>
Priscilla P. Nelson, professor of civil engineering, will present “Approaches to Metrics and Methods for Resilience of Urban Infrastructure” on Oct. 24 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Polytechnic Institute of NYU in Brooklyn, NY.  >>
Since the Major League Baseball Division Series and League Championship Series have determined which teams will compete in the World Series, NJIT Math Professor Bruce Bukiet has again analyzed the probability of each team taking the title. >>
The New Jersey Health Information Technology Extension Center (NJ-HITEC) is ranked first nationally among the 62 Regional Extension Centers with over 6,300 member Primary Care Providers (PCPs), including 4,600 PCPs who are using a government certified Electronic Health Record (EHR) system in their practice and 1,432 who have met the federal EHR program's requirements to receive incentive payments.  >>
CSLA Dean Fadi P. Deek provided opening remarks at the first annual Curriculum, Learning, & Assessment Studies (CLAS) Conference held on October 17 in the Campus Center Atrium. >>
On Oct. 15, Concrete Industry Management (CIM) students had a once in a lifetime experience.  They had the chance to train on a state of the art concrete volumetric mixer, a portable concrete batch plant, provided by Cemen Tech Incorporation, the world's largest manufacturer of volumetric concrete mixing systems.  >>
A TEDxNJIT event will take place again on Nov. 1, 2012 in the Jim Wise Theatre on the New Jersey Institute of Technology campus and also via an accompanying live simulcast broadcast available to viewers worldwide.  The independently organized event, licensed by TED, will focus on connections and will feature leaders in the various fields discussing mechanisms for developing connections to expand the human experience and the role of technology in creating and enhancing connectivity.  >>
The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering will host “Computational Analysis and Design of Complex Underground Transit Structures” by Patrick H.C. Chan, Senior Supervising Engineer and Professional Associate, Parsons Brinckerhoff, on Oct. 18 in Colton Hall 416 from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m. >>

ASCE Seminar on Oct. 17

October 15, 2012
The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) student chapter is sponsoring a special seminar on Oct. 17 in Kupfrian 211 from 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. on soil magic and geosynthetics by Dr. David Elton of Auburn University.  >>
The first-ever New Jersey Manufacturing Week to be held Oct. 22-26, 2012, includes a variety of scheduled activities throughout the state for manufacturers, students, educators, policy makers and the media.  >>
Dr. Marina Thottan, Director of the Mission-Critical Communications Group at Bell Labs, will present “Secure Scalable Data-Centric Cloud for Smart Grid Data Analytics” on Oct. 16 at 4:00 p.m. in ECE 202. >>
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.  >>
Philip D. Rack, Department of Material Science and Engineering at The University of Tennessee, will present “Directed, Liquid Phase Assembly of Patterned Metallic Films by Pulsed Laser Dewetting” on Oct. 12 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
Following a successful research collaboration with NJIT, Catalent Pharma Solutions of Somerset has announced that it has exclusively licensed innovative taste-making technology developed by NJIT Distinguished Professor Rajesh Davé, who was the principal investigator of a research project funded by Catalent.  >>
NJIT's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering will present “Analysis and Design of Diaphragm (Slurry) Walls” by Dr. Yousof Q. Abd Al-Jalil, senior engineer with Langan Engineering & Environmental Services.  The event takes place on Oct. 11 from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. in Colton Hall 416. >>
Cloud computing is a hot topic in cyber-circles and the popular media.  But what are the real advantages of computing in the clouds, and what are the challenges, including security?  A panel of experts will explore these topics at NJIT's next Technology and Society Forum session on Oct. 10, 2012 in the Campus Center Atrium from 3-4:30 p.m.  The public is invited to this free talk.   >>
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. >>
NJIT Associate Professor Yuan-Nan Young has been awarded a three-year, $212,000 National Science Foundation grant to mathematically model how surfactants interact with the skin's lipid bi-layer.  A surfactant, also known as a wetting or surface-acting agent, breaks the surface tension of a liquid to create more contact with another substance.  Soap is the best-known surfactant. >>
NJIT students and faculty can benefit from the staff expertise, unique facilities, and equipment related to naval warfare systems and technologies available from Naval Air Systems Command, Lakehurst (NAVAIR) through a new Educational Partnership Agreement.  >>
Dr. Selina Cai, assistant professor in the department of mechanical and industrial engineering, will present “Intertemporal Pricing and Return Policies for Strategic Consumers” on Oct. 4 from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m. in Colton Hall 416. >>
MengChu Zhou, professor in the department of electrical and computer engineering, director of the MS program in computer engineering and director of the MS program in power and energy systems, chaired a plenary speech session on “Distributed Intelligent Systems: a Paradigm Change, chaired a technical session on “Nonlinear Control Systems,” and presented two papers: “Solving Optimal Power Flow Problems Subject to Distributed Generator Failures via Particle Swarm Intelligence” and  “Maximally Permissive Control of Flexible Manufacturing Systems with Fewest Disjunctive Constraints” at the 2012 International Conference on Advanced Mechatronic Systems in Tokyo, Japan, from September 18-21, 2012.  >>
Panayotis Kevrekidis, professor in the department of mathematics at the University of Massachusetts, will present “Stability and Dynamics of Solitary Waves and Vortices in Superfluids: From Theory to Experiments” as part of the Applied Mathematics Colloquium on Oct. 5 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
The History of 3D Film: Starring Newark and New York will be the first 2012 featured lecture this fall of the NJIT Technology and Society Forum presentations. The Emmy-nominated, award-winning Newark filmmakers Marylou and Jerome Bongiorno will screen and discuss their short 3D films on Newark and the Brooklyn waterfront on Oct. 3 from 3-4:30 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom.  >>
Pushpendra Singh, professor in the department of mechanical and industrial engineering, will present “Dispersion of Particles on Fluid-Liquid Interfaces” as part of the Applied Mathematics Colloquium on Sept. 28 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
The North Jersey IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society will host “From Academia to Industry:  How Digital Image Analysis Plays a Pivotal Role in Biomedical Engineering,” by Dr. Brian D'Alessandro, image analysis scientist with Canfield Scientific and NJIT alumnus.  >>
The department of civil and environmental engineering will host their first seminar of the 2012-2013 academic year.  >>
Ali Akansu, PhD, professor in the department of electrical and computer engineering, has been invited to give a talk on “Generalized DFT Waveforms for MIMO Radar Systems” at the 9th Annual Military Antennas Summit in Alexandria, VA on Sept. 27.  >>
Dr. Zhi Wei, assistant professor in the department of computer science, will host “Microbiome Informatics: Deciphering Microscopic Life And Its Interactions In The Body And The World” by Dr. Gail Rosen, department of electrical and computer engineering at Drexel University.  >>
The work of Boris Khusid, professor in the department of chemical, biological and pharmaceutical engineering, has been included in NASA's Flight Opportunities Program. >>
Jun Zhang, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences and Department of Physics, New York University, will discuss “Understanding biolocomotion in fluids: from passive to active” as part of the Applied Mathematics Colloquium on Sept. 21 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
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. >>
Sustainability is an issue that cuts across disciplines and requires a spectrum of scientific approaches.  Research at NJIT embraces the integrative and collaborative approach that is critical for understanding how mankind can thrive in a more sustainable way.  >>
The 2012 fall applied mathematics colloquium begins on Sept. 7 with “Optimal Control in Data Assimilation” given by Richard Moore, associate professor in the department of mathematical sciences.  >>
The History of 3D Film: Starring Newark and New York will be the first 2012 featured lecture this fall of the NJIT Technology and Society Forum presentations.  >>
Rivaling the kind of devotion reserved for rock stars, a band of space weather groupies surrounding NJIT Distinguished Research Professor Lou Lanzerotti stayed up all night into the next day to witness the long-awaited launch of Atlas V.   >>
NJIT has appointed Catalin Turc, PhD, to the faculty of NJIT's College of Science and Liberal Arts in the department of mathematical sciences, an associate professor.  >>
Ji Meng Loh, PhD, a statistician whose work has implications for advances in fields ranging from functional magnetic resonance imaging and epidemiology to telecommunications and astronomy, has been appointed to the faculty of NJIT's College of Science and Liberal Arts an associate professor in the department of mathematical sciences.  >>
Historian Alison Lefkovitz, PhD, whose research interests cover law, gender, and the political economy, has been appointed an assistant professor to the faculty of NJIT's College of Science and Liberal Arts in the Federated Department of History.  >>
Simon Garnier, PhD, whose research interests focus on bio-cellular sensing, has been appointed to the faculty of NJIT's College of Science and Liberal Arts in the Federated Department of Biological Sciences an assistant professor.   >>
Eric Fortune, PhD, whose research interests focus on bio-cellular sensing, has been appointed to the faculty of NJIT's College of Science and Liberal Arts in the Federated Department of Biological Sciences an associate professor.  >>
Cristiano L. Dias, PhD, has been appointed to the faculty of NJIT's College of Science and Liberal Arts an assistant professor in the department of physics.  >>
As NASA readies the rescheduled launch  for 4 a.m. on Aug. 30, 2012 (view live starting 1:30 a.m. on NASA TV), read more about the role of NJIT Distinguished Research Professor Louis Lanzerotti  in The Star-Ledger. >>
Zachary Marinelli (Lake Hiawatha, NJ), currently matriculating toward his bachelor of science degree in civil engineering at NJIT, will receive a $2000 scholarship to further his education from the Concrete Industry Foundation. >>
SIGGRAPH, “the world's premier conference on computer graphics and interactive techniques” was held in Los Angeles, California from August 4 through August 9, and included a contingent of representatives from NJIT's School of Art + Design. >>
Nirwan Ansari, PhD, a professor in the department of electrical and computer engineering at NJIT, will be delivering a keynote speech entitled, “Content Delivery Acceleration,” at ANT 2012. >>
Graduate student John Tang received the Elias Klein Founders' Travel Award for the North American Membrane Society (NAMS) Annual Meeting held in New Orleans, LA during June 9-13, 2012.  >>
Wen Zhang, PhD, has been appointed to the faculty of NJIT's Newark College of Engineering in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering as an assistant professor.  >>
Songhua Xu, PhD, a computer scientist who uses advanced techniques to build human-centered applications to benefit society, will join the NJIT College of Computing Science as an assistant professor.  >>
Bernadette Longo, PhD, who has spent her academic career questioning the relationships people have with their technologies, has been appointed to the faculty of NJIT's College of Science and Liberal Arts in the Department of Humanities as an associate professor.  >>
Abdallah Khreishah, PhD, has been appointed to the faculty of NJIT's Newark College of Engineering in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering as an assistant professor.  >>
Martina Decker, an internationally renowned architect, who focuses on how new materials with novel properties might generate solutions to various contemporary challenges in sustainability and health and safety, has been appointed to the faculty of NJIT's College of Architecture and Design as an assistant professor. >>
Michel Boufadel, PhD, a notable voice in the investigation of the Exxon Valdez oil spill and BP's Deep Water Horizon (DWH) blowout in the Gulf of Mexico, has been appointed to the faculty of NJIT's Newark College of Engineering, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.  >>
Bharat Biswal, PhD, an internationally renowned researcher recognized for mapping the brain's activity, will join NJIT's Newark College of Engineering this fall as a full professor and chair of the NJIT Department of Biomedical Engineering.  >>
The August issue of prestigious journal Science today has published a perspective by longtime NJIT Professor and noted polymer expert Marino Xanthos about polypropylene, a widely-used plastic with consumer applications ranging from food packaging to automotive parts, including car battery casings.  >>
NJIT Distinguished Research Professor and former Bell Labs scientist Louis J. Lanzerotti, will see his 50-year quest to better understand space weather and Earth's Van Allen Radiation Belts rocket, once again, into space on Aug. 23, 2012.  >>
Chris Funkhouser, an associate professor in the department of humanities and director of the undergraduate program in professional and technical communication at NJIT, was invited to join the Literary Advisory Board of the Electronic Literature Organization (ELO).  >>
NJIT Research Professor Michael Jaffe, an expert in materials science and high performance polymers, has been selected to be a member of the 2012 class of Fellows of the American Chemical Society (ACS).  >>
Professor Ali Akansu, department of electrical and computer engineering, is the Lead Guest Editor of the upcoming special issue of IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing on Signal Processing Methods in Finance and Electronic Trading to be published in August 2012. >>
NJIT research professor Mike Jaffe has been selected as a member of the 2012 class of Fellows of the American Chemical Society.  The 2012 ACS Fellows will be honored at a special ceremony during the ACS National Meeting in Philadelphia on Monday, August 20, 2012 from 1:30pm-4:30pm.  >>
Mathematics professor Eliza Michalopoulou is featured in an ad appearing in the New York Times Education Life section on July 22, 2012.  Michalopoulou uses mathematical modeling and signal processing to help the Navy detect submarines in coastal areas.  >>
Atam Dhawan, distinguished professor and interim dean of Albert Dorman Honors College, will be giving a seminar on July 20 at the EPFL Center for Neuroprosthetics in Lausanne, Switzerland.  >>
Electrical engineering student Madonnina Suresh of Roselle Park has been selected as the recipient of the 2012 Anne Wiley Scholarship.  Suresh was nominated by ECE Undergraduate Advisor Shivon Boodhoo.  >>
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.  >>
On July 5, Professor Ecevit Bilgili, Department of Chemical, Biological, and Pharmaceutical Engineering at NJIT gave a presentation to teachers, entitled:  “Industrial Perspective of Pharmaceutical Engineering”. >>
On June 21, NJIT celebrated the award of some $8 million in Department of Labor grants awarded to NJIT and the Newark Workforce Investment Board (NWIB).  Partnering with the NWIB, industry partners, local community colleges and other business alliances, NJIT will provide training in high-wage, high-demand information technology occupations to help fill vacancies that otherwise would go to foreign labor using H-1B visas.  >>
Tejpal S. Ahluwalia, a junior in the department of mathematical sciences, recently completed the Undergraduate Workshop at the Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute (SAMSI). >>
A chair to help musicians feel better and play better is the goal of David Brothers, assistant professor of interior design at NJIT's School of Art + Design.  He has created a chair designed to reduce the back pain that is an occupational hazard to musicians who are required to sit for long periods, most often on a seat not designed for their needs.  He said that his chair is designed to promote good playing posture and correct breathing techniques. >>
Nirwan Ansari, professor in the department of electrical and computer engineering, will be delivering a keynote, “The Making Over of TCP for Heterogeneity,” at  IEEE ICC 2012 - 2nd IEEE Workshop on Convergence among Heterogeneous Wireless Systems in Future Internet (CONWIRE 2012), on June 11, 2012 in Ottawa, Canada.  >>
With the start of the hurricane season and the current upswing in new home construction across the nation, it's never too late to think now about research-proven building and roof designs for regions susceptible to hurricane force winds.  >>
The results of the efforts of seventeen students and four faculty members from the School of Art + Design were displayed at the 2012 International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) from May 19 through May 22 at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City.  >>
Arsalan Khan, a junior majoring in chemical engineering and minoring in law, recently published a book, Life Behind the Frames. >>
NJIT's Center for Wireless Communications and Signal Processing Research has been dedicated to Elisha Yegal Bar-Ness at a ceremony commemorating the late alumnus and honoring his father, Yeheskel Bar-Ness, distinguished professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. >>
Nirwan Ansari, professor in the department of electrical and computer engineering, will be delivering a keynote, “On Wide Area Network Optimization,” at the 4th International Conference on Communications, Mobility, and Computing (CMC 2012) at Guilin, China, May 21-23, 2012. >>
Law, Technology and Culture (LTC) Major Vanessa Espinal has won a seat in the Rutgers Camden School of Law Pre-Law Undergraduate Scholars (PLUS) Program.  >>
Tia Montalto, 22, of Old Bridge, grew up a tomboy, with a passion for cars.   Her long-time boyfriend, Walter Vittitoe, 29, of Laurence Harbor,   industrious and persistent, bright and able, good-hearted and grateful, worked for eight years as a machinist before enrolling at Middlesex County College, where they met.   >>
Business reporters, editors, TV producers, bloggers and social media gurus are invited to attend an entrepreneurial “Talent Network” (P2B™) for some 300 pre-screened unemployed professionals.  >>
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).  >>
NJIT Associate Professor Stephen Pemberton will speak about hemophilia to physicians on May 16, 2012 in Princeton at the Nassau Club at a special meeting of the Medical History Society of New Jersey.  >>
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.   >>
NJIT Professor David Rothenberg, author of Survival of the Beautiful (Bloomsbury Press, 2011) will present his revolutionary examination of the interplay between beauty, art and culture in evolution in a lecture May 9, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. at the Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown.  >>
Matt Gosser, adjunct professor of architecture, will be featured in Paterson's 4th Annual Art Walk on Saturday, May 5 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.  >>
Mustafa U. Torun, PhD candidate in the department of electrical and computer engineering, recently gave two oral presentations on papers published in the IEEE CISS 2012 conference in Princeton, NJ (http://ee-ciss.princeton.edu/schedule.php). >>
Some two dozen civil engineering students at NJIT were thrilled last Sunday as they took first place in the 2012 Concrete Canoe Competition for the New York metropolitan region.  >>
The future of green wireless networks will be the focus of a lecture on April 23, 2012 at NJIT http://www.njit.edu/ by Gee (George) Rittenhouse, the chairman of the board of the research consortium GreenTouch http://www.greentouch.org/.  >>
NJIT signed a cooperation agreement with the Bengbu Glass Industry Design Institute for personnel training, technical exchange, and research and development at a recent ceremony at NJIT.  >>
US Drag, directed by Louis Wells, will be presented by the Rutgers-NJIT Theatre Program on April 18, 19, 20 and 21 at 7 p.m. and on April 22 at 2:30 p.m. in the Bradley Hall Theatre on the Rutgers-Newark campus.  >>
Written by Doris Zames Fleischer, PhD, of the NJIT Humanities Department, a 2011 updated edition of The Disability Rights Movement: From Charity to Confrontation (Philadelphia: Temple University Press), originally published in 2001, as well as chapters on disability rights in two different volumes, have recently been published. >>
A Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers and university lecturer at NJIT, John A. Wiggins, of Union Township, was appointed for the 2012-2013 accreditation cycle to the Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).  >>
Nirwan Ansari, professor in the department of electrical and computer engineering has received an additional three patents for his work.  >>
Alexander Haimovich, Ying Wu Endowed Chair in Wireless Telecommunications and professor in the department of electrical and computer engineering, Osvaldo Simeone, assistant professor in the department of electrical and computer engineering, Bo Niu, alumni, and Oren Somekh, research collaborator at Princeton University, received US Patent 8,112,095 issued on 2/ 7/2012 for “Sum Rate Of Broadcast Channels With Outdated 1-Bit Feedback.” >>
“Holding Pattern” brings Interboro Partners, and NJIT CoAD's Georgeen Theodore as one of the founding partners, another award. >>
Yun-Qing Shi, professor of electrical and computer engineering, and Chunhua Chen, alumni, received US Patent 8,103,054 issued on 1/24/2012 for “Method For Identifying Marked Images Using Statistical Moments Based At Least In Part On A JPEG Array.” >>
Nirwan Ansari, professor in the department of electrical and computer engineering, and Zhiqiang Gao, alumni, received US Patent 8,091,132 issued on 1/ 3/2012 for “Behavior-based Traffic Differentiation (BTD) to Defend against Distributed Denial of Service Attacks.” >>
The Department of Engineering Technology has appointed three new BCANJ (Building Contractors Association of New Jersey) members to its Industrial Advisory Committee.  >>
Students from the School of Art and Design at NJIT's College of Architecture and Design (COAD) recently spent a Saturday designing, building, and helping a family in need in Mahwah.   >>
While pursuing a doctorate in information systems at NJIT, Elizabeth Avery Gomez, of Whippany, researched better ways to help emergency first responders—often volunteers from grassroots organizations—communicate more efficiently and effectively throughout a crisis.  >>
Jordan S. Miller, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Bioengineering, University of Pennsylvania will discuss “Multiscale Vascularization of 3D Engineered Tissues” on April 5 at 11:00 a.m. in Fenster Hall, Rm. 190. >>
Brad Chun, founder and CEO of Butterkiss Company, a consulting firm specializing in the development of early-stage start-up companies, will present on Wednesday, April 4 as part of the School of Art + Design's Digital Design Industry Speak Seminar Series. >>
Christopher Funkhouser and Andrew Klobucar, associate professor and assistant professor, respectively, in NJIT's Department of Humanities, are featured in CAPTA: Conversations with Poets About Technology http://glia.ca/2012/capta/, a new video project produced by the Canadian artist/professor Dr. Jhave Johnston.  >>
John Ason, Angel Investor, will discuss “Angel Investing and Entrepreneurial Opportunities” from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. in GITC 4415 on April 4. >>
Dr. Shahab Shojaei-Zadeh, assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at Rutgers University, will discuss “Particle Transport Along and Across the Streamlines in Microfluidic Devices” on April 4, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. in MEC 224. >>
Dr. Mahmoud Wazne from Stevens Institute of Technology will present a seminar on “Beneficial Use of Industrial and Agricultural Waste Byproducts in Civil and Environmental Engineering Works” in Colton 210 at  4:30 p.m. on April 3. >>
Dr. Wonsiri Punurai, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Mahidol University, Nakhonpathom, Thailand will speak on “Monitoring Vibration-based Structural Healthusing Nonlinear Approach”.  >>
The Philadelphia Phillies, St. Louis Cardinals and Arizona Diamondbacks should win their divisions, while the Atlanta Braves and the Cincinnati Reds will make it to Major League Baseball's post-season as wild card teams in the National League (NL) in 2012, according to NJIT's baseball guru Bruce Bukiet.  >>
Mathematics is a vital tool for understanding the world and in the fall of 2012 a new museum will invite the public to experience the power and wonders of mathematics, with an emphasis on activities that are creative, surprising and fun.   >>
David Rothenberg, professor of Philosophy and Music, will present “The Survival of the Beautiful” as the final lecture in the spring series at the Morris Museum on Wednesday, May 9 at 7:30 p.m. >>
NJIT Associate Professor Stephen Pemberton has been invited to speak at the Bullitt History of Medicine Club at the University of North Carolina (UNC) about how hemophilia became manageable in the 20th century.  >>
Dr. Abishai (Avi) Polus, professor of Transportation Engineering with the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, will discuss “Modeling Interchange Complexity and Its Effect On Safety” on Mar. 27 from 4:30-6:00 p.m. in Colton Hall 210. >>
Dr. Mei Liu, Department of Biomedical Informatics School of Medicine, Vanderbilt University, will discuss “Mining EMR and Public Resources for Adverse Drug Reaction Detection” on March 28 from 2:30-3:30 p.m. in GITC 4415. >>
Professor Yee C. Chiew, Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering at Rutgers University, will discuss “Solubility and Thermodynamics of Pharmaceutical Systems” on Mar. 26 at 2:30 p.m. in Kupfrian Hall Room 117. >>
The post-Hurricane Katrina New Orleans planning and design work of James Dart, AIA, university lecturer and director of the Siena Urban Design Studio at NJIT's College of Architecture and Design (COAD) is featured in a new book that examines the roles and responsibilities of architects in disaster recovery. >>
High school student teams will present their projects from the current season's work at the ACE Mentor Program Final Presentation Night on March 22 from 4-6 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom.  >>
Dr. Shweta Jain, assistant professor in the Math and Computer Science Department at York College CUNY, will discuss "SAP: Storage Aware Protocols for Seamless Integration of Heterogeneous Network Architectures" on March 21, 2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. in GITC 4415. >>
Farzan Nadim, PhD, professor in the departments of mathematical sciences and biological sciences at NJIT, has been appointed chairperson of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Sensorimotor Integration Study Section from July of 2012 to June of 2014. >>
Petia Vlahovska, assistant professor of engineering at Brown University, will discuss “Nonlinear Electrohydrodynamics of a Viscous Droplet” on March 19 at 4:00 p.m. in Cullimore 611. >>
NJIT senior Anthony Sorgi wants to save the world – or at least improve it. >>
The Department of Information Systems will be holding the 7th annual web design competition on Wednesday, March 14, 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom.  >>
On Saturday evening, February 25th, the major yearly fundraiser for the Concrete Industry Management (CIM) program was held at Valbella Restaurant in NYC.  >>
Sihong Wang, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, The City University of New York, City College will discuss “Development of 3D Microfluidic Cell Arrays” on March 9, 10:30 a.m. in Central King Building 204.  >>
For the second consecutive year, the NJIT Interior Design program has two of three regional winners in the Annual Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC) Student Competition. >>
Durga Misra, PhD, professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at NJIT, will give a seminar on "From Graduate Student to a Successful Faculty Member" on March 8th at 4 pm in GITC-4415. For more information, please visit http://deepcs.njit.edu/gradfaculty.php. >>
Ravi Ananth, Onsight Technology USA, will discuss “Real Time XRD Microscopy” on March 7 from 2.30 to 4:00 p.m. in Tiernan Hall 406. >>
Dr. Pius Egbelu, Dean of the School of Management, will discuss the importance of providing engineering students with the leadership, business and management skills necessary to advance their careers on Tuesday, March 6 in Colton Hall 210 from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m.   >>