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2012 - 2 stories
2009 - 3 stories
2007 - 11 stories
2006 - 4 stories
2005 - 5 stories
2004 - 3 stories
2003 - 2 stories
2014
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. >>
2013
Two young women, both NJIT McNair Scholars and rising chemical engineers, were invited to join selective Department of Energy (DOE) internship programs.  >>
The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) recently hosted a “Wow! That's Engineering!” outreach event titled “Innovation through Imagination.”  The event, funded by a grant from ExxonMobil, hosted 55 students from the seventh grade class of the Newark Early College High School (NECHS) and six of their chaperones.  >>
2012
Corporate engineer and NJIT alum Sean Duffy, formerly of Parlin, will be the keynote speaker at University Convocation, an annual celebration and awards ceremony.  The ceremony, which marks the start of the new school year, traditionally honors the accomplishments of students, faculty and staff.  >>
Angelo J. Perna, PhD, director of the Ronald E. McNair Post-baccalaureate Achievement Program at NJIT, was recognized last month by Omega Chi Epsilon, the chemical engineering honor society, for his dedicated service over the past four decades.  >>
2009
Maria Flytzani-Stephanopoulos, PhD, professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at Tufts University, will discuss "Gold-Doped Ceria or Iron Oxide as Low-Temperature Catalysts for the Water-Gas Shift Reaction” on March 30 at 2:45 p.m. in Kupfrian Hall Rm. 205. The lecture is part of the Spring 2009 Graduate Seminar Series in Chemical Engineering at NJIT. Contact: Seminar Coordinator/Assistant Professor XianQin Wang, 973-596-5707; Xianqin.wang@njit.edu. >>
2007
Andreas Acrivos, PhD, Albert Einstein Professor of Science and Engineering at The Levich Institute, City College of CUNY, will discuss “Rimming Flows within a Rotating Horizontal Cylinder and the Drag-out Problem in Film Coating” on Dec. 10 at 2:45 p.m. in Kupfrian Hall Room 117. The lecture is a joint seminar of the Otto H. York Department of Chemical Engineering at NJIT, the NSF Engineering Research Center and the NJ Center for Engineered Particulates at NJIT. >>
Teh C. Ho, PhD, senior research associate at Corporate Research Laboratories, ExxonMobil Research & Engineering Co., will discuss “Kinetic Modeling of Hydrocarbon Processing” on Dec. 3 at 2:45 p.m. in Kupfrian Hall Room 117. >>
Pablo G. Debenedetti, Class of 1950 Professor of Engineering and Applied Science and professor of chemical engineering at Princeton University, will discuss “From Particle Packings to Amino Acid Sequences: Statistical Characterization of Complex Systems” on Oct. 29 at 2:45 p.m., Kupfrian Hall Room 117. >>
Ilhan A. Aksay, PhD, professor in the department of chemical engineering at Princeton University, will discuss "Structure and Dynamics of Surfactant Micelles on Crystalline Templates" at the Fall 2007 Graduate Seminar Series on Oct. 15 at 2:45 p.m., Kupfrian Hall Room 117. >>

KUDOS - October 2007

October 01, 2007
Chemical Engineering Professor Receives 2007 Robert Swanson Award Reginald PT (Reg) Tomkins, PhD, a professor and interim chairperson in the department of chemical engineering, was the 2007 recipient of the annual Robert Swanson Award for his continuing support of the athletic program in his 30 years on the NJIT faculty. Named for the late NJIT professor and athletic director, the Bob Swanson Award is presented to the faculty or staff member who has shown continued support for the Highlander athletic program. AIChE at NJIT Receives Award for Outstanding Student Chapter   The NJIT student chapter of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) received an Outstanding Student Chapter award from the national organization. The awards are presented annually to those Student Chapters that show an exceptional level of participation, enthusiasm, program quality, professionalism, and involvement in the university and community. Humanities Professor Publishes Book on Founder of Macedonian Dynasty Norman Tobias, PhD, an associate professor in the department of humanities, has published Basil I, Founder of the Macedonian Dynasty: A Study of the Political and Military History of the Byzantine Empire in the Ninth Century (Mellen Press, 2007). The book provides a re-examination of the life and accomplishments of Emperor Basil the First. Read more. >>
More than 100 faculty, staff and students crowded into Eberhardt Hall NJIT Alumni Center yesterday for a memorial celebration of chemical engineer, inventor and philanthropist Otto H. York. >>
Morton M. Denn, PhD, Albert Einstein Professor of Science and Engineering and Director of the Levich Institute at CUNY, will discuss “Failure and Wall Slip in Entangled Polymer Melts” on Sept. 24 at 2:45 p.m., Kupfrian Hall Rm. 117. >>
John F. Brady, PhD, Chevron Professor of Chemical Engineering at California Institute of Technology, will discuss "Micro vs. Macro Rheology" on Sept. 10 at 2:45 p.m., Kupfrian Hall, Room 117. >>
We can all breathe easier thanks to NJIT alumnus John J. Mooney. In 1971, Mooney co-invented the three-way automotive catalytic converter, one of the 10 most important innovations in automotive history. During NJIT's May 17 graduation ceremony in Continental Airlines Arena, he will receive an honorary doctorate. >>
Norman W. Loney, PhD, an associate professor in the department of chemical engineering at NJIT, was invited to give a seminar titled “Mathematical Model of a Multi-fibule Counter Current Dialyzer” at Ohio State University on Jan. 18. >>
"Polymer Melting and Mixing Mechanisms in Twin Rotor Processing Equipment" is the topic of a discussion by Costas G. Gogos, PhD, distinguished research professor in the department of chemical engineering at NJIT, on Jan. 31 at 1 p.m., Mechanical Engineering Center Rm. 224. >>
2006
The Research and Development Council of NJ presented one of its highest awards this week to Kamalesh K. Sirkar, PhD, distinguished chemical engineering professor at NJIT. Sirkar, an internationally regarded expert in the field of membrane separation technologies, holds a total of 22 patents; he received the honor for his patent to remove volatile organic pollutants from waste gas streams produced from manufacturing processes before the toxic pollutants are released to the atmosphere. >>
Jeff Morris, PhD, an associate professor in the department of chemical engineering at The City College of New York, will discuss "Suspension Pressure: Osmotic Concepts Applied to Suspension Flows" on Oct. 16, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Mechanical Engineering Center, Room 224. >>
Denis Blackmore, PhD, a professor in the department of mathematical sciences at NJIT, will discuss "Chaos and Mixing in Vortex Dominated Flows" on Feb. 27 at 2:45 p.m., Guttenberg Information Technologies Center, Rm. 3710. Contact: Dr. Robert Barat, 973-596-5605. >>
Richard A. Register, PhD, a professor of chemical engineering at Princeton University, will discuss "Crystallizable Block Copolymers: Directing Crystallization via Polymer Architecture" on Feb. 6, 2:45 p.m., Guttenberg Information Technologies Center, Rm. 3710. Contact: Sharon Pettiford, 973-596-3570. >>
2005
Edward Ritter, PhD, a professor in the department of chemical engineering at Villanova University, will discuss "Experimental Flow Tube and Computational Study on Unimolecular Hydrogen Fluoride Elimination" on Dec. 5, 2:45 p.m., Guttenberg Information Technologies Center, Rm. 3710. Contact: Robert Barat, 973-596-5605; barat@njit.edu. >>
Stephanie Farrell, PhD, a professor in the chemical engineering department at Rowan University, will discuss inductive teaching strategies for engineering courses on Oct. 31, 2:45 p.m., Guttenberg Information Technologies Center, Room 3710. >>
Dimitrios Zarkadas, Kearny, who received his doctorate in chemical engineering earlier this year from New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), will receive an award Nov. 2, 2005, from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE).  The organization will honor Zarkadas for a paper he wrote as a doctoral student about process development.  The presentation will take place at the organization's annual meeting in Cincinnati. >>
Howard Kimmel, PhD, professor of chemical engineering and executive director of New Jersey Institute of Technology's (NJIT) Center for Pre-College Programs, received the NJIT Foundation Overseers Public and Institute Service Award. >>
The complex and intricate world of plastics comes alive through the eyes of Marino Xanthos, PhD, a professor in the department of chemical engineering at NJIT.  Xanthos has spent a lifetime studying plastics—known in his world as polymers. The newest book edited and co-authored by Xanthos, Functional Fillers for Plastics (Wiley VCH), details not only the basics of the composition of plastics and how to alter, and then apply them, but how to fill and modify them. >>
2004
Dimitrios Zarkadas, a doctoral candidate in chemical engineering at NJIT, received a graduate student research award from the Separations Division of the American Institute of Chemicals Engineers (AIChE) earlier this month at the organization's annual convention in  Austin, Texas. Kamalesh K. Sirkar, PhD, distinguished professor of chemical engineering, was also honored as Zarkadas' dissertation advisor. >>
Chemical engineers at NJIT have developed a new filtration system to enable scientists and engineers to separate and purify two different kinds of proteins having relatively close molecular weight. Until now, doing such separations with membrane filtration was impossible. "To separate the good from the bad proteins is an important engineering breakthrough," said Kamalesh K. Sirkar, PhD, distinguished professor of chemical engineering and the project's lead researcher. "We believe that pharmaceutical companies will immediately be able to put our research to work." >>
Lisa Kardos, a senior majoring in chemical engineering at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), will graduate on May 26, with a myriad of awards and accolades.   Kardos, of Cranford, an Albert Dorman Honor's College student with a grade point average of 3.7 in chemical engineering, was recently named the Newark College of Engineering's outstanding female engineer.  She is president of the Dorman Honor's College student council, and treasurer of Omega Chi Epsilon - the chemical engineering honor society.  She is a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), the Society of Women Engineers and Tau Beta Pi, an engineering honor society. She was the student speaker at the 2002 NJIT Celebration Scholarship fundraising event and assisted in recruiting women students to NJIT. She served on a strategic-planning taskforce at NJIT. >>
2003
Veronica Pellizzi, a Verizon vice president, received a Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award during the annual Fall Awards ceremony held on Wednesday, Oct. 8, at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). Pellizzi graduated from NJIT in 1984 with a B.S. in chemical engineering. >>
Something plastic, something new, is always cooking in Marinos Xanthos' first floor polymer engineering laboratory at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). Xanthos, a chemical engineering professor who has directed since 1988 the Polymer Processing Institute at NJIT, is best known for developing energy efficient manufacturing methods with low environmental impact. >>