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2014
A substantial new grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) will enable NJIT researchers to delve more deeply into powerful, potentially destructive solar events. >>
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. >>
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. >>
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. >>
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.”  >>
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. >>
2013
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.  >>
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. >>
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.  >>
“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. >>
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.  >>
2012
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.  >>
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. >>
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. >>
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. >>
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.   >>
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. >>
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.  >>
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.  >>
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. >>
The work of NJIT researchers N.M. Ravindra, Ivan Padron, Priyanka Singh, Bhumi Bhatt, and Vishal Singh will be featured in the upcoming March issue of JOM - The Member Journal of TMS>>
At the start of every year, the Office of Strategic Communications looks back at NJIT's top ten press releases from the previous year which generated the most major media coverage from not only national sources but from around the world.  >>
NJIT Professor Gordon Thomas and NJIT Research Professor Reginald Farrow, both in the department of physics, and NJIT alumnus Sheng Liu, formerly a doctoral student of both researchers and now an engineer at a biotech company, were awarded a patent today for the NJIT SmartShunt™, a unique device to help patients with brain injuries.  >>
2011
Zujie Fang of the Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, will discuss "Optical Fiber Sensitivities and Fiber Sensors" at a Joint Physics-MTSE Seminar on November 10, 2.30-3.30 p.m. in Tiernan 408.  >>
More than a half dozen licensed inventions that will someday enable people to lead healthier and more productive lives has brought a unique honor to NJIT Professor Gordon A. Thomas, of Princeton Township>>
Alan E. Delahoy, former vice president, research and development at New Millennium Solar Equipment Corp., will discuss "Transparent Conducting Oxides with High Electron Mobility: A New Tool for Their Deposition" on Nov. 2, 2:30-4 p.m. in Tiernan 406. >>
Parag Borgaonkar, MS '10, a technical sales engineer at CSM Instruments, will discuss "State-of-the Art in Surface Mechanical Properties Characterization Methods" on Sept. 28, 2:30-4 p.m. in Tiernan 406. >>
Trevor Tyson, PhD, of Mineola, NY, professor in the department of physics, was promoted to Distinguished Professor with tenure at NJIT's University Convocation, an annual celebration to be held Sept. 14, 2011.  >>
Andrei Sirenko, PhD, of Basking Ridge, associate professor in the department of physics, has been selected to be promoted to professor at NJIT's University Convocation, an annual celebration to be held Sept. 14, 2011.  >>
Andrew Gerrard, PhD, of Bridgewater, associate professor in the department of physics, will be promoted to professor with tenure at NJIT's University Convocation, an annual celebration to be held Sept. 14, 2011.  Convocation at NJIT traditionally honors select faculty and staff members who have demonstrated the highest level of excellence over a sustained period.    >>
Distinguished Professor of Physics Trevor Tyson is featured in the August 10, 2011 issue of Photon E-Newsletter published by Brookhaven National Laboratory. >>
Reginald C. Farrow and Zafar Iqbal, research professors at NJIT, were awarded a patent today for an improved method of fabricating arrays of nanoscale electrical probes.  >>
America is often referred to as the land of opportunity. Faizan Naqvi, of Kearny, refers to NJIT as his “university of opportunity.” >>
Atam P. Dhawan, PhD, distinguished professor and associate dean of the Albert Dorman Honors College, will be the guest speaker at a Physics Department Seminar on Feb. 23, 2:30-4 p.m. in Faculty Memorial Hall Room 408. >>
2010
As the holidays approach and you're buying wine, ever wonder what's really in a cork?  Ask NJIT's John Federici, who has a new use for Terahertz imaging: searching for divots and cracks in wine corks to insure quality.  Using Federici's laboratory, which is devoted to sub-millimeter or Terahertz waves, the project, in collaboration with Amorim & Irmãos S.A. Portugal, the world's largest  natural cork producer, and sponsored by QREN, a Portuguese national program for development and innovation, is focused on detecting defects such as cracks and voids in the cork. >>
The visiting delegation from Zhenjiang in Jiangsu Province, China visited NJIT on Dec. 3 and was led by Vice Mayor and General Secretary Mr. Xiao Ping Li.  He was accompanied by Mr. Qiliang Gui, Vice Secretary and Jian Lin Lu, as well as Mao Su Yan and Violet Gu of the Zhenjiang New Area Investment Promotion Center with Rongjun Ni and Weihua Cao of the Zhenjiang Economic and Technological Development Zone. >>
Dale Gary, PhD, distinguished professor in NJIT's Department of Physics, received the Excellence in Research Award on Sept. 15, 2010 at the NJIT University Convocation, an awards ceremony with a special welcoming ceremony for the freshman class. >>
NJIT Physics Professor Gordon A. Thomas was one of eight poster winners announced for the Biotech 2010 Innovation Corridor, the tenth annual joint symposium of BioNJ and Pennsylvania Bio. As part of the process, the eight posters and presenters were selected to participate in a special one-on-one mentoring sessions with experts in scientific research, business development, legal issues, and investments. Judith Sheft, associate vice president of technology development at NJIT, served as a co-chair of the symposium. >>
The NJIT Astronomy Club will host a public talk on research with the Hubble Space Telescope on Oct. 18 at 8 p.m. in Kupfrian 117. The talk is by Slawomir Piatek, senior university lecturer in NJIT's Department of Physics, whose research group has been measuring motions for nearby dwarf satellite galaxies using data taken with the Hubble Space Telescope. Telescopes will be set up after the talk, weather permitting, to view Jupiter and the Moon. Contact: Dale E. Gary at 973-596-5376.  >>
A $5 million National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to upgrade and expand a set of radio frequency antennas at Owens Valley Solar Array (OVSA) has been awarded to NJIT.  >>
The NJIT Astronomy Club is hosting a public talk on the NASA space mission New Horizons on Sept. 20 at 8 p.m. in Kupfrian 117. The New Horizons mission will study the first "double planet" Pluto and Charon and its moons Nix and Hydra. A presentation on the mission will be given by Amateur Astronomers, Inc. (AAI) Sidewalk Astronomy Chair Helder Jacinto, who will cover the space craft, its Jupiter mission and discuss the Pluto and Charon spacecraft visit. >>
NJIT Distinguished Professor Philip R. Goode and the Big Bear Solar Observatory (BBSO) team have achieved “first light” using a deformable mirror in what is called adaptive optics at BBSO. An image of a sunspot was published Aug. 23, 2010 on the website of Ciel et l'Espace, as the photo of the day. >>
Jeongwoo Lee, PhD, a research professor in the department of physics, will deliver an invited talk, "Sunspots at Centimeter Wavelengths" on August 22-26 at the International Astronomical Union Symposium on Physics of Sun and Star Spots in Ventura, California. >>
Philip R. Goode, PhD, distinguished professor of physics at NJIT and director of Big Bear Solar Observatory (BBSO) in California, has received a three-year, $2.4 million National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to improve the optics at BBSO.  >>
Louis J. Lanzerotti, PhD, a distinguished research professor in the department of physics at NJIT, will lead the 12-member panel organized by the National Research Council (NRC) of the National Academies (www.nationalacademies.org) to identify possible causes of unintended acceleration in vehicles in the aftermath of Toyota's large recalls. >>
Ian Gatley, PhD, internationally known in the fields of astronomy and imaging science, has been named NJIT Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs. His appointment will be Distinguished Professor in the Department of Physics. Gatley's first day at NJIT will be Monday, May 3, 2010 as he prepares for the start of the 2010 fall semester.  >>
John Federici, a physics professor at NJIT, sees the use of terahertz rays as a critical technology in the defense against suicide bombers and other terrorist activities.  Federici and his research team recently described experimental results from a digital video camera invented in their laboratory that uses a terahertz imaging system.  One day such a device could be used to scan airport passengers quickly and efficiently. “Video-Rate terahertz Interferometric and Synthetic Aperture Imaging” appeared in Applied Optics (July, 2009).  >>
A press conference, following a check signing, will be held on Tuesday, March 16, 2010, at 3:30 p.m., when NJIT receives a three-year, $1.5 million grant from Apollo Solar Energy, Inc., a public US corporation, to build a solar research center. >>
2009
Philip R. Goode, PhD, a distinguished professor of physics at NJIT and director of Big Bear Solar Observatory, has been awarded the distinction of AAAS Fellow. Election as a Fellow is an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers. >>
Distinguished Research Professor of Physics Louis J. Lanzerotti, PhD, will discuss "Current Activities in the National Science Board" at a Physics Department Informal Seminar on Dec. 11, 11 a.m.-12 noon in Tiernan Hall Rm. 407.  >>
NJIT Distinguished Professor of Physics Dale E. Gary will guide visitors on a journey to the center of the galaxy on Dec. 11, 2009 at the Cooperative Extension Services, Warren County. >>
During the next decade, solar physicists will learn more than they might have dreamed possible about the Sun, thanks to current technologies that have advanced the capacity of ground-based and space-based instruments.   All the more reason for the excitement on Oct. 3, 2009 when NJIT formally dedicates the new solar telescope at Big Bear Solar Observatory (BBSO), CA. >>
NJIT's new 1.6-meter clear aperture solar telescope—the largest of its kind in the world—is now operational.  The unveiling of this remarkable instrument—said to be the pathfinder for all future, large ground-based telescopes—could not have come at a more auspicious moment for science.  This year marks the 400th anniversary of Galileo's telescope that he used to demonstrate that sunspots are indeed on the Sun.  >>
Distinguished Visiting Professor James C. Phillips, PhD of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Rutgers University will discuss "Breaking the Protein Amino Acid Code (aka the Code of Life)" on May 15 at 11 a.m. in Tiernan Hall Rm. 408. The seminar is a joint presentation of NJIT's Department of Physics and the Interdisciplinary Program in Materials Science and Engineering>>
Philip R. Goode, PhD, distinguished professor of physics at NJIT, will be inducted into the New Jersey High-Tech Hall of Fame on April 23 at the Crystal Plaza in Livingston, NJ. The Hall of Fame was created in 1999 to recognize the best and the brightest New Jersey has to offer by honoring the achievements of life science and high-tech research and business leaders, educators, and government officials who have demonstrated exemplary work in innovative products and therapies. >>
Gleb Shtengel, a senior scientist at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, will discuss "Interferometric Fluorescent Super-Resolution Microscopy of 3D Cellular Ultrastructure" at the Physics Department seminar series on April 27, 12 noon-1 p.m. in 408 Faculty Memorial Hall.  >>
"The Effect of Prenatal Nicotine Exposure on Postnatal Development of the Respiratory Rhythm" is the topic of a Physics Department Seminar by NJIT Biology Professor Andrew Hill, PhD on April 6, 12 noon-1 p.m. in Faculty Memorial Hall Rm. 408.  >>
"The Effect of Prenatal Nicotine Exposure on Postnatal Development of the Respiratory Rhythm" is the topic of a Physics Department Seminar by NJIT Biology Professor Andrew Hill, PhD on March 2, 12 noon-1 p.m. in Faculty Memorial Hall Rm. 408. >>
"Theory of Ferroelectric Superlattices and Epitaxial Films" is the topic of a Physics Department Seminar by David Vanderbilt, PhD, a professor in the Physics Department at Rutgers University-New Brunswick on Feb. 23, 12 noon-1 p.m. in Faculty Memorial Hall Rm. 408. >>
Emil Prodan, PhD, assistant professor of physics at Yeshiva University, will discuss "The Modern Theory of Tunneling Conductance" on Feb. 9, 12 noon-1 p.m. in Faculty Memorial Hall Room 408. >>
Huixin He, PhD, assistant professor of chemistry at Rutgers-Newark will be the guest speaker at a Physics Department Seminar on Feb. 2, 12 noon-1 p.m. in Faculty Memorial Hall Rm. 408. "Fabrication of High Performance Conducting Polymer Nanocomposites for Biosensors and Flexible Electronics: Multiple Roles of DNA Dispersed and Functionalized Single Walled Carbon Nanotubes" is her topic. >>
Louis Lanzerotti, PhD, Distinguished Research Professor in the department of physics at NJIT, will discuss the "New Spaceflight Mission To Study Earth's Radiation Belts" on Jan. 26, 12 noon-1 p.m. in 408 Faculty Memorial Hall (FMH). >>
2008
Ravindra Bhatt, PhD, a professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Princeton Center for Theoretical Science at Princeton University, will discuss "Spins in Semiconductors: From Antiferromagnetism to Ferromagnetism" at the Physics Department Seminar on Dec. 1, 12 noon-1 p.m. in 373 Tiernan Hall.  >>
Judith Sheft, associate vice president for technology development at NJIT, has been awarded funds from the New Jersey Commission on Science and Technology to assist faculty researchers with the most promising patentable inventions with funding grants of up to $50,000.  >>
Aleksandra Walczak, PhD of the Princeton Center for Theoretical Physics at Princeton University, will give the Physics Department Seminar on Nov. 24 from 12 noon-1 p.m. in 373 Tiernan Hall. Walczak will discuss learning design principles from noisy small gene regulatory networks.  >>
Camelia Prodan, PhD, assistant professor in the department of physics at NJIT, will discuss "Dielectric Spectroscopy for Biological Applications" at the Department of Biomedical Engineering Seminar Series on Oct. 3 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall 3.  >>
NJIT physics professor Andrew Gerrard hopes by the end of October to be able to peer through what will be the second largest optical telescope east of Texas. Under his direction, a 1.2-meter diameter, fully-steerable Itek optical telescope will soon be installed far from city lights atop Jenny Jump Mountain, Hope.  >>
Special Relativity and How it Works (John Wiley, 2008) by NJIT Senior University Lecturer Moses Fayngold, has now been published. The text aims to unravel the mysteries of relativity. It presents a comprehensive study of special relativity with elements of electrodynamics, quantum mechanics, and general relativity.  >>
NJIT students Sean O'Malley and Peter Bonanno received “The Best Scientific Achievement Prize” last month at the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source (CHESS) Users' Meeting for their presentation  “Jahn and Teller Play with Nano-Chessboards at CHESS.”  The poster explained how a ZnMnGaO4 film consisting of a checkerboard of nanorods of two different spinel phases could be self-assembled, analyzed, and understood in terms of the packing between matching surfaces of the different domains. >>
A better understanding of brain injury, a way to rejuvenate dead nerve endings and a device allowing patients to monitor their glaucoma at home, number among this year's nine winners at NJIT's annual provost's student research day. >>
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Ravi and his \"Bat Mobile\"
";?>NJIT and the Liberty Science Center recently unveiled the Bat Mobile, a new, interactive baseball exhibit that allows guests to test various types of bats, estimate the velocity of a ball after it has been hit, and determine where it would land in the field. Designed by NJIT Physics Professor Ravindra Nuggehalli and a team of NJIT students, the Bat Mobile will be available to Liberty Science Center guests throughout this year's baseball season. video icon Watch a video of Ravi below or on NJIT on iTunes Uvideo icon >>
The NJIT Board of Overseers and NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch presented yesterday to Philip R. Goode, PhD the first NJIT Excellence in Research Prize and Medal. Goode, who has led a five-year project to build the world's most capable 1.6-meter solar telescope at Big Bear Solar Observatory in Big Bear Lake, CA, is distinguished professor of physics and director of the Center for Solar-Terrestrial Research, which manages the observatory.  >>
During the next decade, solar physicists will learn more than they have dreamed possible about the Sun, thanks to current technologies that have advanced the capacity of land-based instruments. Such advancements will be the focus of a talk on March 26, 2008 by noted NJIT solar astronomer Philip R. Goode, PhD.  >>
2007
Dale Gary, PhD, professor and chairman of the department of physics at NJIT, was quoted in the cover story that appears in the June 9, 2007 edition of Science News Online as well as the July 2007 issue of Sky & Telescope magazine. Gary provided comments on last December's outburst of solar radio noise, which caused massive disruptions of Global Positioning Satellite receivers worldwide. >>
Liberty Science Center and NJIT have signed an agreement affirming their dedication to collaborating and cooperating in programs and initiatives that advance mutual missions and objectives that lead to improved teaching and learning, and that contribute to improved science and technology literacy. >>
An electrical and computer engineering sophomore at NJIT was named a Goldwater scholar earlier this week by the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program. Mohammad Farhan Haider Naqvi received the honor based upon his analysis of energy emitted from the Sun, since 1996. >>
Camelia Prodan, PhD, an assistant professor in the department of physics at NJIT, will discuss “Measuring Membrane Potential of Live Cells by Dielectric Spectroscopy” on March 27 at 4 p.m., Cullimore Hall, Room 611. >>
2006
Amateur astronomers can learn an assortment of information ranging from what it's like to work with the Hubble telescope to the pleasures of star-gazing with high-power professional equipment at New Jersey's annual Astronomy Day on May 6 in Hackettstown. >>
2005
“On Fluctuation Diamagnetism and Pseudogap of High Temperature Superconductors,” a lecture by Vadim Oganesyan, PhD, of the department of physics at Princeton University, will be held on February 18, 2005, 2:30-4:30 p.m. in ECE Room 202. All are invited to attend and refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Nuggehalli M. Ravindra, PhD, associate professor of physics, 973-596-3278, n.m.ravindra@njit.edu>>
2003
Big Bear Solar Observatory reopened Monday November 3 after a six-day shutdown cause by California's wildfires.  Mandatory evacuation mean the center's director Philip Goode had to leave his home on Big Bear Lake and return to New Jersey, where the observatory is managed by the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) in Newark. But no harm came to observatory staff, property, or equipment. >>

MEDIA ADVISORY

October 28, 2003
A major solar flare, possibly the second largest ever recorded, erupted today at 6:30 a.m. The intensity of the flare has sent a space storm careening towards the Earth. If the storm's magnetic field is in the right direction – opposite that of the earth – it could cause problems when it reaches us Wednesday. It could knock out power grids, upset satellites and disrupt GPS signals. More benignly, if the weather is clear, people who peer into the northern sky on Wednesday night could see a shimmer of lights known as an aurora,” says NJIT physicist Dale Gary. >>

MEDIA ADVISORY

October 24, 2003
 “This storm is predicted to be a strong event, but events of this size are not too unusual,” says Dale Gary, Ph.D., professor of physics at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT).  “We don't expect to see it cause an unusually large amount of activity on earth. We see an event of this sort happening on the average of once every 30 days or during an 11-year solar cycle, about 200 times.” >>