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2015 - 5 stories
2014 - 18 stories
2013 - 12 stories
2012 - 35 stories
2011 - 25 stories
2015
A team of NJIT civil engineers scored a dramatic win in the regional round of the 2015 National Student Steel Bridge Competition this past weekend for the tenth year in a row, beating nine other teams, including Columbia University, Cooper Union and Rutgers University. >>
Taha Marhaba Elected ASCE Fellow >>
For the fourth year in a row, NJIT has been named an American Concrete Institute (ACI) Excellent University, one of 15 universities to receive the award for 2014. >>
Wen Zhang, assistant professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering was invited to give a talk to graduate students at Tsinghua University in Shenzhen, China, on Jan. 10. >>
Michel Boufadel, director of NJIT's Center for Natural Resources Development and Protection, has been appointed by the Royal Society of Canada to a panel of experts charged with evaluating the impact of crude oil spills in northern water bodies, including the Arctic Ocean. >>
2014
To address the challenges in industrialization of algae-based biofuel and issues of algal contamination in drinking water supply, Wen Zhang, assistant professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Xianqin Wang, associate professor in the Department of Chemical, Biological and Pharmaceutical Engineering, have jointly been developing functional magnetic nanoparticles with polymer coating for cost efficient algal biomass harvesting and removal from water. >>
NJIT's Jay Meegoda, professor and director of the Geotechnical Testing Laboratory in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, will be featured on the upcoming Caucus: New Jersey program about the water crisis in Haiti.  >>
Michel Boufadel, director of NJIT's Center for Natural Resources Development and Protection, has been appointed to a National Academy of Sciences (NAS) committee charged with assessing the environmental impact of spills of the heavy Canadian crude oil known as oil sand. >>
Wen Zhang, assistant professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, has published an article in Water Research, a peer-reviewed journal that covers water science and technologies as well as water quality management. >>
Water experts at NJIT, Drexel University and Rowan University are joining forces to tackle the increasingly complex challenges affecting water resources in the region, from shrinking supplies, to industrial contamination, to climate change. >>
Vikram Singh '01, a chemical engineering graduate and a member of ExxonMobil's College Recruitment Team for NJIT, presented Moshe Kam, dean of Newark College of Engineering, with ExxonMobil's annual grant award to the college. >>
The NJIT community mourns the loss of Cheng-Tzu Thomas Hsu, professor of environmental and civil engineering, on July 31. >>
Environmental cleanup experts gathered at NJIT this week for an all-day public forum on a $1.7 billion proposal by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to dredge toxic sediment from an eight-mile stretch of the lower Passaic River. >>
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.  >>
Uncontrolled landfills are a growing problem in the developing world, polluting groundwater and emitting foul odors, while also boosting greenhouse gas emissions. >>
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. >>
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.” >>
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. >>
In a showcase of NJIT's new research talent, a symposium and poster session on campus this week presented the university's growing expertise in scholarly fields ranging from health care informatics, to biochemistry, to architecture, while highlighting the potential for multidisciplinary collaborations to address pressing 21st century challenges. >>
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).  >>
Learn more about engineering past Winter Olympics vs. Summer Olympics with this infographic created by NJIT. >>
Learn more about the role civil engineers played in the Sochi Olympics with this infographic created by NJIT. >>
Hundreds of students representing twenty middle schools and sixteen high schools from throughout Northern New Jersey will assemble at NJIT on Thursday, Jan. 16 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. to compete in the New Jersey Science Olympiad Regional Tournament.  >>
2013
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. >>
Sensor equipment to help the visually impaired navigate more safely and a system for recycling computers efficiently were among the seven inventive business concepts to win seed funding from Capital One Bank and a spot in an intensive NJIT accelerator program at the fifth annual Newark Innovation Acceleration Challenge. >>
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. >>
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. >>
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. >>
NJIT's annual spring Career Fair, sponsored by NJIT's Career Development Services (CDS), will be held March 6, 2013 from 12:30 -5 p.m. throughout the campus.  It is expected to be the largest ever, with more than 175 companies and government agencies coming to interview upwards of 2,000 students and alumni.  >>
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.    >>
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. >>
A closer look at personalized or point-of-care healthcare was the focus of a recent international conference in India organized and chaired by NJIT Distinguished Professor Atam Dhawan>>
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. >>
NJIT President Joel S. Bloom was named to the NJ Biz prestigious power list of the 100 most powerful people in New Jersey business.  Dr. Bloom was ranked 55.  >>
Once again the brainiest of the brainy will descend Jan. 17, 2013 upon NJIT when 600 middle and senior high school students compete vigorously in the Northern New Jersey Science Olympiad Regional play-offs.  >>
2012
The influential architecture and design publication DesignIntelligence has named College of Architecture and Design Associate Professor Anthony Schuman, a registered architect, one of 30 most-admired educators for 2013>>
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.  >>
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.  >>
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.  >>
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.  >>
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.  >>
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.  >>
NJIT  has been named by the Princeton Review an outstanding business school in the 2013 edition of The Best 296 Business Schools (Random House / Princeton Review). >>
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. >>
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. >>
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 will receive on Oct. 4, 2012 the NJIT Board of Overseers Excellence in Research Prize and Medal>>
The department of civil and environmental engineering will host their first seminar of the 2012-2013 academic year.  >>
Beneath a blue sky and past an arch of colorful international flags representing the nationalities of some 106 NJIT students who held them, marched this morning's processional into the Naimoli Family Athletic and Recreational Facility for the installation of Dr. Joel S. Bloom.  >>
U.S. News & World Report's Best Colleges 2013 Edition has once again named NJIT to the top tier of national universities for its range of undergraduate majors and master's and doctoral degrees.  >>
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.  >>
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. >>
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.  >>
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.  >>
The talents of more than 20 new faculty members will soon add momentum to NJIT's strategic plan for impacting the quality of life in the 21st century. The interdisciplinary initiative focuses on convergent life science and engineering, “digital everyware”-- ubiquitous computing-- and sustainable systems. >>
NJIT civil engineering students returned Monday from the 2012 National Steel Bridge Competition at Clemson University.  >>
The 2012 Highlander Student Achievement Award winners were announced.  NJIT has celebrated student leaders at this annual ceremony since 2004.  >>
Education transforms and the tradition will continue this year at NJIT when graduates march at the Prudential Center to accept their diplomas.  >>
NJIT and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) have forged alliances in diverse disciplines to improve our health and well-being.  >>
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.  >>
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”.  >>
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. 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.   >>
Zach F. Gallagher, PE, LEED-AP, COO and vice president, Alliance Environmental & Natural Systems Utilities, will discuss "LEED and Integrated Water Resource Management" on Feb. 28, 4:30-5:45 p.m. in Colton Hall 210. >>
Gary Hemphill, PhD, PE of Parsons Brinkerhoff (East Side Access Project) will discuss "Tunneling in the Miaoli Area for the Taiwan High Speed Rail" on February 21, 4:30-6 p.m. in Colton Hall 210.   >>
Michel Boufadel, PhD, PE, professor of environmental engineering at Temple University and director of the Center for Natural Resources Development and Protection, will discuss "The Exxon Valdez Oil Spill after 22 Years: Persistence and Remediation" on Feb. 7, 4:30-6 p.m. in Colton Hall 210. >>
Wei Wang, PhD, PE, president of Urbantech Consulting Engineering, PC, will discuss "Construction of the 145th Street Bridge Over Harlem River in NY" on Jan. 31, 4:30-6 p.m. in Colton Hall 210. >>
Mohamed Mahgoub, PhD, assistant professor and Concrete Industry Management program director in the Department of Engineering Technology, has been appointed to the chair position of the American Concrete Institute Committee 555, Concrete with Recycled Materials, for a three-year term. >>
2011
Mahmoud Wazne, PhD, assistant professor in the Center for Environmental Systems at Stevens Institute of Technology, will discuss "Beneficial Use of Industrial and Agricultural Waste Byproducts in Civil and Environmental Engineering Works" on Nov. 22, 4:30-6 p.m. in Colton Hall 210. >>
Camille Kamga, PhD, assistant professor of civil engineering at The City College of NY, will discuss "Dynamic Traffic Assignment Modeling for Incident Management" on Nov.15, 4:30-6 p.m. in Colton Hall 210. >>
David R. Chapman, PE, president of Lachel & Associates, Inc., will discuss "Project Evaluation, Cost Estimating, and Risk Assessment" on Nov. 8, 4:30-6 p.m. in Colton Hall 210. >>
John J. Peirce, PE, DGE, vice president and secretary, and Jennifer Peirce Brandt, PE, vice president and principal of Peirce Engineering, Inc., will discuss "Selection of Excavation Support Systems: Advantages and Disadvantages" on Nov. 1, 4:30-6 p.m. in Colton Hall 210.  >>
John L. Cusack, president of Gifford Park Associates and board chair, New Jersey Corporation for Advanced Technology, will discuss "Technology Verification of Cleantech, Energy & Environmental Technology" on Oct. 11, 4:30-6 p.m. in Colton Hall Rm.210. >>
Rima Taher, PhD, PE, university lecturer in NJIT's College of Architecture and Design and consulting structural engineer at Taher Engineering LLC, will discuss "Working with Architects and Contractors: An Engineer's Perspective" on Oct. 4, 4:30-6 p.m. in Colton Hall 210. >>
Joseph Baladi, PE, PP, of the Division of Engineering and Development Review in Bergen County, NJ, will discuss "Capital Improvement Projects From A to Z" on Sept. 27, 4:30-6 p.m. in Colton Hall 210. >>
Acrow Corporation, a leading international bridge engineering and supply company headed by Bill Killeen ‘83, recently received the Presidential “E” Award for Exports from U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Gary Locke at the Department's headquarters in Washington, DC.  >>
Aficionados of modern poured-concrete design were in for a rude awakening last month when they heard NJIT Assistant Professor Matt Burgermaster's presentation at the 64th annual meeting of the Society of Architectural Historians.  >>
NJIT Civil and Environmental Engineering Professor Priscilla P. Nelson will deliver the keynote address at the 45th Annual Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium on June 26, 2011 in San Francisco. >>
For the sixth straight year, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Steel Bridge team has taken first-place honors at the annual Metropolitan New York Region Steel Bridge Competition this past weekend.  >>
NJIT's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering will sponsor a seminar on rail and transportation by Vinay Mudholkar, MS, MBA, director of railway programs at the Louis Berger Group, Inc. on April 18 at 6 p.m. in Kupfrian 107.   >>
Sissy Nikolaou, PhD, PE an associate of Mueser Rutledge Consulting Engineers, will discuss “Seismic Ground Motions for the Challenging Geologic Conditions of New York” on April 11, 11:30-1 p.m. in Colton 416.  >>
NJIT will be a unique contender in the upcoming April 16-17, 2011 P3 award competition on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.  >>
The Civil and Environmental Engineering Department will sponsor a guest lecture by Robert Prieto, senior vice president of Fluor Corporation, on April 4 at 11:30 a.m. in Colton 416.  >>
Student representatives from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) at NJIT visited a fourth-grade classroom in the Randolph school district, where they gave a presentation on “What Is Civil Engineering?” and conducted a hands-on activity using toothpicks and gumdrops to design and construct bridges.  >>
NJIT's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering will host three Graduate Seminars on March 28, beginning at 11:30 a.m. >>
Helping others is an important part of NJIT life. Many students are the children of immigrants, some are even immigrants themselves. Problems and issues around the world hit home.  >>
Eugenia K. Roman, PE, a senior engineer and vice president with Olson Engineering, will be the guest speaker at the ASCE meeting on March 23, 2:30-4 p.m. in Colton Room 416.   >>
William Sasso '73, manager of IT Finance and Controls at PSEG, will discuss "Risk and Risk Management" at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Graduate Seminar Series on March 21 at 7 p.m. in Kupfrian 107. >>
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, 4-8 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom. >>
Priscilla Nelson, PhD, professor of civil and environmental engineering at NJIT, will discuss "Tunnel Construction and Engineering" on March 21 at 6 p.m. in Kupfrian 107.   >>
Priscilla P. Nelson, PhD, professor in the NJIT Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering will receive a notable civil engineering award next month as a leader of the design and construction industry who has improved peoples' lives around the world. >>
Priscilla Nelson, PhD, professor of civil and environmental engineering at NJIT, will be an invited speaker next month at the Blackboard Jungle 4 Symposium at the University of Vermont.  >>
Priscilla P. Nelson, PhD, a professor in the department of civil and environmental engineering at NJIT, has been selected by the American Society of Civil Engineers to receive the 2011 Henry L. Michel Award for Industry Advancement of Research.  >>