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2014
Tomas Gregorio EMBA‘09, a veteran health care executive experienced in building IT networks for regional hospitals, has been appointed Senior Executive Director of Healthcare Systems Innovation at the New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII), an NJIT corporation. >>
A mobile app created by NJIT students that gives middle and high school basketball teams a searchable database of performance statistics is the winner of the New Jersey Apps Challenge, an innovation contest initiated two years ago by former U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). >>
Dozens of manufacturers from the region attended a small business forum at NJIT on May 16 to discuss strategies to strengthen and expand their companies by locating public and private sources of capital and by developing new markets at home and abroad. >>
U.S. Sen. Cory Booker will host a forum for small manufacturers on the NJIT campus on Friday, May 16 that will address common challenges to expansion and stability such as access to capital and growth through exporting and new market development, while also apprising business owners of available federal resources. >>
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. >>
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. >>
An opportunity for funding of up to $1 million for U.S. - Israel technology collaborations will be presented during a round table discussion held at NJIT on Jan. 30.  >>
2013
Donald Sebastian, senior vice president for research and development at NJIT, recently spoke on the topic of cluster based economic development at TEDxNavesink.  >>
Donald Sebastian, senior vice president for research and development at NJIT, will join a panel of experts on Nov. 18 at Montclair State University to discuss how technology, innovation and global competition are disrupting careers, companies, industries and markets.  >>
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. >>
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. >>
Watch Donald Sebastian, senior vice president of research and development, on One-on-One with Steve Adubato.  Sebastian will discuss current partnerships being developed through NJIT alums in China who have created new and innovative strategies involved in solar technology.  >>
A leading Chinese manufacturer of high speed trains will fund an NJIT research lab to develop new wireless communication technologies.  These technologies will offer passengers wireless internet connections on fast trains. >>
One of China's leading manufacturers of fast trains will fund an NJIT research lab that will develop new wireless communication technologies.  These technologies will offer passengers wireless internet connections on the high-speed trains. >>
Newark has manufacturing assets, but it also faces several challenges, according to a new report by the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program. Mayor Cory Booker announced partnership-based commitments to capitalize on Newark's strengths and improve its capacity for 21st-century production at an event this morning hosted by NJIT. >>
The time may be fast approaching for researchers to take better advantage of the vast amount of valuable patient information available from U.S. electronic health records.  Lian Duan, an NJIT computer scientist with an expertise in data mining, has done just that with the recent publication of “Adverse Drug Effect Detection,” IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics (March, 2013). >>
NJIT Sr. Vice President for Research Donald Sebastian and Associate Professor Michael Recce discuss safer gun technology.  Watch the video on Bloomberg TV. >>
Watch Treena Livingston Arinzeh, professor of biomedical engineering, on “The Edge in Knowledge:  Part II” on Caucus:  New Jersey this weekend.  Arinzeh will be part of a panel discussing the latest advances in biomedical research within New Jersey and among collaborating institutions within the state.  >>
From exciting architectural plans for the August 2013 Chinese Solar Decathlon to a better hospital rating system, six student research projects recently captured the imagination of judges at the 2013 NJIT Dana Knox Student Research Showcase, held last week on April 17, 2013.  Seventy-two graduate and undergraduate students participated. >>
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.  >>
How innovation districts can foster economic growth will be the focus of an upcoming panel, moderated by NJIT Senior Vice President of Research and Development Donald H. Sebastian at the 2013 Redevelopment Forum.  The event, sponsored by New Jersey Future, is set for March 1, 2013 in New Brunswick.  Other NJIT speakers will include College of Architecture and Design Dean Urs Gauchat, examining how new construction can “fit” into often delicate existing fabrics.  Colette Santasieri, director of strategic initiatives at NJIT, will sit on a third panel, addressing the tensions between port operations and redevelopments for nonindustrial/nonport related issues.  >>
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.  >>
NJIT Senior Vice President of Research and Development Donald H. Sebastian was asked to join a closed door breakfast briefing held Feb. 5, 2013, in Washington, DC.  California Congressman Mike Thompson organized the meeting.  >>
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.  >>
NJIT Senior Vice President of Research and Development Donald H. Sebastian believes NJIT will play a larger role in the upcoming White House discussions on curbing gun violence.  Sebastian expects NJIT to be called upon as technology experts to move along  the development of innovative gun safety technology.   >>
2012
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.  >>
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.  >>
NJIT announced today that its federally-funded grant program, the New Jersey Health Information Technology Extension Center (NJ-HITEC), reached the 6,000-member milestone while also assisting over 1,000 physicians to become Meaningful Users of its Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems.  >>
New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), Stevens Institute of Technology and Rutgers University are now accepting submissions to the New Jersey Apps Challenge, a mobile apps competition designed to spur homegrown innovation in New Jersey.  >>
NJIT and Tungtay (Kunshan) Vacuum Coating Engineering Inc. of Chengdu, China entered into a partnership today to advance the manufacturing technology for the production of solar panels using Cadmium Telluride and CIGS, thin film photovoltaic cells.  >>
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.  >>
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.  >>
Large or small New Jersey manufacturers looking to grow their base won't want to miss NJIT's upcoming free summit on clean energy supply chains.  >>
A TEDxNJIT event will take place again on March 23, 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.  >>
2011
The New Jersey Health Information Technology Extension Center (NJ-HITEC) announced today that it has reached the 5,000 primary care providers member milestone in support of the healthcare evolution to transition to patient Electronic Health Records (EHRs).  >>
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>>
The 10th International Workshop on Digital-Forensics and Watermarking will be held Oct. 23-26, 2011 at the ACH Casino Resort, Atlantic City.  >>
Following a week of tumultuous sleepless nights and round-the-clock construction, Team NJ's entry in the prestigious bi-annual U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Solar Decathlon 2011 has opened on the National Mall's West Potomac Park in Washington, DC.  >>
2010
“Directed Self-Assembly of Vertical Nanotubes for Biosensors, Logic, and Nano-Biofuel Cells,” will be the focus of NJIT's exhibit today at the National Nanotechnology Innovation Summit 10, at the Gaylord Center in Washington, DC.   >>
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. >>
Six finalists in the Newark Innovation Acceleration Challenge presented their projects this week at NJIT's Enterprise Development Center (EDC). In the end, Anson Wilson (Mave), Harsh Mehta (T-Shirt Tech), Mario Rannamae (Elect Charge); and Daniel Cerone (WordHerd) were awarded Capital One Summer Innovation Acceleration Fellowships of $2000 each to help support them during the summer so that they can spend time working in the New Jersey Innovation Acceleration Center Entrepreneurial Learning Lab at the EDC.  >>
A delegation from Ningguo in the People's Republic of China was named a Sister City of Newark on Nov. 18, 2010 during a special visit to NJIT. Donald H. Sebastian, PhD, senior vice president for research and development, represented Newark during the later signing since city officials were unable to attend. Earlier in the day, the group toured technology laboratories at NJIT to learn more of sustainable urban living and solar energy.  >>
A delegation from Ningguo in the People's Republic of China will visit NJIT Nov. 18, 2010 to learn more about sustainable urban living and solar energy.  The delegation would like to transform Ningguo into China's “Solar City.”  The trip follows a visit this past July from an NJIT delegation led by Donald H. Sebastian, PhD, senior vice president for research and development, in which an agreement was signed with  city officials to help them achieve their solar goals. Ningguo is located in eastern China in the province of Anhui. The city has a population of 380,000. >>
Donald H. Sebastian, PhD, senior vice president for research and development at NJIT, will join a group of corporate executives and others in an interactive discussion focusing on top technology trends on Nov. 9, 4:45-7:45 p.m. at New York Internet in Bridgewater. The annual Top Twelve Technology Trends session is hosted by the New Jersey Technology Council. >>
Donald H. Sebastian, PhD, senior vice president for research and development at NJIT, has been named Public Sector Advocate of the Year by the Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey (SHCC). Sebastian will receive the award on Nov. 9 at the SHCC's Corporate Awards Luncheon at the Hilton Hotel and Executive Meeting Center in Hasbrouck Heights.  >>
The exotic world of interspecies music will be revealed on Oct. 6, 2010 when the New Jersey Institute of Technology Excellence in Research Prize and Medal is bestowed upon David Rothenberg, a member of NJIT's faculty, best-selling author and acclaimed jazz clarinetist, by the NJIT Board of Overseers. “Harmonic Connections in Nature, Science and Music,” held at 5 p.m. at the Jim Wise Theater in Kupfrian Hall, will include a presentation by Rothenberg, PhD, professor of philosophy and music, on how and why music enables him to communicate with birds and whales—the subject of his two best-selling books.  >>
Donald H. Sebastian, PhD, senior vice president for research and development at NJIT, will be interviewed on My Nine News tonight at 11 p.m.    >>
Xiangxin Meng, of Edison, a doctoral student studying chemistry with chemistry professor Somenath Mitra at NJIT, received on April 14, 2010, the second-place bronze medal for her graduate entry “Polymer Films Containing Microparticles of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients for Oral Drug Delivery” at the NJIT Dana Knox Student Research Day Showcase.  >>
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Jefferson A. Cuadra, of West New York, an undergraduate student at NJIT, received the first prize gold medal for his undergraduate project, “Destabilization of Pickering Emulsions Using Vibrations.”  The award was presented at the annual NJIT Dana Knox Student Research Showcase at NJIT on April 14, 2010.  >>
Graduating senior Tin Vo, of Jersey City, received the second-place silver undergraduate medal for his project, “Altering Substrate Specificity of a-Ketoglutarate Dehydrogenase for Chemical Synthesis,” from the NJIT Dana Knox Student Research Showcase competition on April 14, 2010. Professor Edgardo Farinas, PhD, was his advisor. >>
Yasmine Aly, of Bloomfield,  a doctoral candidate studying chemical engineering at NJIT received on April 14, 2010, the first-place gold medal for her graduate research project, “Aluminum-based Reactive Composite Powders” at the NJIT Dana Knox Student Research Showcase on April 14, 2010.  >>
Kenneth Gethard, of Fairfield, a doctoral student in environmental science at NJIT, received the second-prize silver medal for his graduate project “Desalinations Using Carbon Nanotube Enhanced Membrane Distillation.” His advisor was Somenath Mitra. The award was presented at the annual NJIT Dana Knox Student Research Showcase held April 14, 2010.  >>
The White House announced yesterday that New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) will receive more than $23 million of the $2 billion allocated by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 to achieve widespread meaningful use of health IT and facilitate use of an electronic health record (EHR) by every person by the year 2014. >>
CGC Genetics, Inc., the first private medical genetics laboratory in Portugal, celebrated the grand opening today of its U.S. operations in NJIT's Enterprise Development Center with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and press conference. Newark Mayor Cory A. Booker, whose office brought CGC to Newark and the U.S., led the ribbon-cutting ceremony with Stefan Pryor, deputy mayor for Economic Development; Joao Vellera, Portuguese ambassador to the U.S.; Maria Amelia Paiva, consul general of Portugal; Robert A. Altenkirch, president of NJIT; Donald H. Sebastian, senior vice president for research and development at NJIT; and Dr. Robert Johnson, dean of the New Jersey Medical School. >>
NJIT received today from Apollo Solar Energy, Inc. a three-year, $1.5 million grant to establish a solar research center. >>
Donald H. Sebastian, interim provost and senior vice president for research and development at NJIT, will be one of four panelists speaking tomorrow at the State House as part of the Life Sciences Trenton Day. The event is designed to create awareness of the importance to and impact on the state of the bio-pharma industry.   >>
Donald H. Sebastian, interim provost and senior vice president for research and development and Judith Sheft, associate vice president for technology development, were awarded the title of Honorary Professor of the Faculty of Commerce and International Relations by the Universidad Inca Garcilaso de la Vega (UIGV) in Lima, Peru. They were invited by Daniel Jara on behalf of the Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of NJ (SHCC), which co-hosted the First USA-Peru Trade & Investment Forum Peruvian Products Exhibition. The event marked the beginning of an international initiative designed to help bring awareness as well as to showcase selected products of Peru, international trade opportunities, and the information necessary to trade internationally to SHCC members. “The objective is for NJIT to form a relationship with UIGV to help them develop incubation and extension programs that can move the country's economy from one of exporting raw materials to one that captures more of the value chain,” said Sebastian.  >>
2009
Donald H. Sebastian, provost (interim) and senior vice president for research and development at NJIT, will participate in a panel discussion at the “Best and Brightest” Forum on Medical Innovation today at the Liberty Science Center in Jersey City. Other panelists include Dick Gephardt, chairman of the Council for American Medical Innovation and former Missouri representative and House Majority Leader, and Bob Franks, president of the HealthCare Institute of New Jersey and former New Jersey representative. Sebastian will be speaking on related topics at the New Jersey Technology Council Regional Commercialization Conference on Dec. 10  in Wilmington, Del.  >>
Two NJIT faculty members will receive Innovators' Awards and two recent alumni will be honored at the New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame dinner on Oct. 22, 2009 at Stevens Institute of Technology.  >>
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. >>
Haim Grebel, of Livingston, an NJIT electrical engineering professor, whose work focuses on understanding the properties of structures at the nanoscale, especially singled-walled carbon nanotubes and graphene, has received the NJIT Excellence in Research Award. >>
Jerry Fjermestad, of Orangeburg, NY, an NJIT professor who has focused his research on understanding how corporate leaders communicate better using computers, has received the NJIT Excellence in Research Award. The honor was awarded Sept. 2, 2009 at the University Convocation, an annual celebration.  Fjermestad is an associate professor in NJIT's School of Management. >>
Cristian Borcea, PhD, of New Providence, assistant professor in the department of computer science, was promoted to associate professor with tenure at NJIT's University Convocation, an annual celebration held on Sept. 2, 2009.  Borcea also received at the ceremony, the NJIT Award for Graduate Instruction.  He teaches in NJIT's Department of Computer Science in the College of Computing Sciences. >>
NJIT Professor Dale Gary, PhD, of Berkeley Heights, an expert in solar radio data, was promoted to distinguished professor.   Gary examines the conditions under which solar radio bursts from distinct solar events can disrupt cellular telephone signals. >>
Frank Y. Shih, a professor of computer science at NJIT, who is a steganography expert and author of a reference book about image processing and mathematical morphology, has received the NJIT Excellence in Research Award. The honor was awarded Sept. 2, 2009 at the University Convocation, an annual celebration.  >>
Haimin Wang, of Livingston, an NJIT professor, whose work focuses on the physics behind space weather in order to predict unexpected and unwanted solar activities and their effect on Earth, has received the NJIT Excellence in Research Award. >>
Baker Assaf, of Paterson, a recent graduate and former president of the NJIT Student Senate, received the Presidential Leadership Award, at NJIT's University Convocation, an annual celebration held on Sept. 2, 2009.  >>
Carol Johnson, PhD, of Oak Ridge, associate professor in the department of humanities, was promoted to associate professor with tenure at NJIT's University Convocation, an annual celebration held on Sept. 2, 2009.  >>
Eric Katz, PhD, of Bay Shore, NY, a professor in the humanities department, received the Award for Undergraduate Instruction, Upper Division at NJIT's University Convocation, an annual celebration held on Sept. 2, 2009.  >>
James McHugh, PhD, of Bloomfield, professor in the department of computer science, received Master Teacher Designation, at NJIT's University Convocation, an annual celebration held on Sept. 2, 2009.   >>
Jimmy Hayes, PhD, of Bloomfield, adjunct professor in the department of mathematical sciences, received the Award for Instruction by an Adjunct Professor at NJIT's University Convocation, an annual celebration held on Sept. 2, 2009.  >>
John Bechtold, PhD, of Ridgewood, associate professor in the department of mathematical sciences, was promoted to professor at NJIT's University Convocation, an annual celebration held on Sept. 2, 2009.  >>
Judith Sheft, of Westfield, associate vice president, technology development, in the office of research and development, received the Excellence in Service Award at NJIT's University Convocation, an annual celebration held on Sept. 2, 2009.   >>
Laurence Howell, PhD, of Wayne, executive director of NJIT's Educational Opportunity Program, received the Excellence in Service Award at NJIT's University Convocation, an annual celebration held on Sept. 2, 2009.  >>
Laurent Simon, PhD, of Somerset, associate professor in the Otto H. York Department of Chemical, Biological and Pharmaceutical Engineering, received the Master Teacher Designation at NJIT's University Convocation, an annual celebration held on Sept. 2, 2009.  >>
Lou Kondic, PhD, of West Orange, associate professor in the department of mathematical sciences, was promoted to professor at NJIT's University Convocation, an annual celebration held on Sept. 2, 2009.  >>
Mesut Sahin, PhD, of Clifton, assistant professor in the department of biomedical engineering, was promoted to associate professor with tenure at NJIT's University Convocation, an annual celebration held on Sept. 2, 2009.   >>
Morty Kwestel, PhD, of Rockaway, special lecturer in the department of computer science, received the Special Commendation for Excellence in Teaching and/or Teaching-Related Activities at NJIT's University Convocation, an annual celebration held on Sept. 2, 2009.   >>
Quaison Carter, of Teaneck, a student in the School of Management received the Peter Small Memorial Scholarship at NJIT's University Convocation, an annual celebration held on Sept. 2, 2009.   >>
Richard Moore, of Philadelphia, PA, assistant professor in the department of mathematical sciences, was promoted to associate professor with tenure at NJIT's University Convocation, an annual celebration held on Sept. 2, 2009.  >>
Robert Friedman, PhD, of Closter, associate professor in the humanities department, received tenure at NJIT's University Convocation, an annual celebration held on Sept. 2, 2009.  >>
Sergei Adamovich, PhD, of Garwood, associate professor in the department of biomedical engineering, was promoted to associate professor with tenure at NJIT's University Convocation, an annual celebration held on Sept. 2, 2009.   >>
Thomas Ogorzalek, PhD, of Jersey City, university lecturer in the College of Architecture and Design, received the NJIT Award for Instruction by a University Lecturer at NJIT's University Convocation, an annual celebration held on Sept. 2, 2009.   >>
Victor Matveev, PhD, of Hoboken, assistant professor in the department of mathematical sciences, was promoted to associate professor with tenure at NJIT's University Convocation, an annual celebration held on Sept. 2, 2009.  “This designation is conferred annually on a select number of individuals who have demonstrated the highest level of excellence over a sustained period,” said Donald H. Sebastian, PhD, NJIT Interim Provost and Senior Vice President for Research and Development. >>
Wei Xu, PhD, of Gillette, assistant professor in the School of Management, received the Award for Undergraduate Instruction, Lower Division at NJIT's University Convocation, an annual celebration held on Sept. 2, 2009.   >>
Akash R. Shukla, an industrial engineering major at NJIT, celebrated on Sunday the release of his new book titled Measure of a Man, a personal account of his experience with limb-lengthening surgery and his year-long recovery. Attending the event were NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch, Interim Provost Donald H. Sebastian, NCE Dean Sunil Saigal and Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Chair Rajpal S. Sodhi. For more information about Shukla's book, click here>>
U.S. News & World Report's 2010 Annual Guide to America's Best Colleges has named NJIT among the nation's top tier of national research universities offering a range of undergraduate majors and master's and doctoral degrees.  NJIT is now ranked 115 among the nation's best national universities.Every year for the past five years, NJIT has increased its ranking on this widely-read assessment of the nation's colleges and universities.  >>
NJIT marks the start of the new school year on September 2, 2009 with University Convocation, an annual celebration and awards ceremony.  The event, which recognizes the accomplishments of students, faculty and staff, will be held at 3 p.m., in the Jim Wise Theatre in Kupfrian Hall on the NJIT campus. A reception follows. >>
NJIT students aim to improve the quality of life in New Jersey and there is no better indication of the scope of these efforts than the remarkable range of student research projects entered in the recent annual Dana Knox Student Research Showcase. >>
NJIT, the Israel Economic Mission in New York and the New Jersey-Israel Commission will present on April 1, 2009 an Israel Homeland Security Conference at NJIT. Leading U.S. integrators, public entities and security companies are invited. >>
Thirty-five NJIT faculty members and graduate students will present posters describing new research in a wide range of disciplines supported by the National Science Foundation-funded NJIT ADVANCE Program on March 30, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Campus Center Atrium. Speakers at the 2009 NJIT ADVANCE Research Showcase include: Donald Sebastian, PhD, interim provost and senior vice president for research and development at NJIT; Semahat Demir, PhD, NSF Biomedical Engineering Program Director; and Elizabeth Posillico, PhD, president and CEO, Elusys Therapeutics, Inc. >>
NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch has announced the appointment of Donald H. Sebastian, PhD, senior vice president for research and development, to the position of interim provost, effective Jan. 1, 2009.  >>
NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch has announced the appointment of Donald H. Sebastian, PhD, senior vice president for research and development, to the position of interim provost, effective Jan. 1, 2009.  >>
2008
The Computer Science Research Committee at NJIT in conjunction with the Department of Information Systems is organizing a series of four talks titled "Funding Experiences in CCS" during the coming academic year. NJIT Professors Guiling (Grace) Wang, James Calvin and Michael Recce will share their experiences with obtaining funding on Nov. 19, 2:30-4 p.m. in the Guttenberg Information Technologies Center Rm. 3730. Donald Sebastian, PhD (at left), Senior Vice President for Research and Development at NJIT, will provide opening remarks.    >>
The Research & Development Council of New Jersey will present on Nov. 6, 2008, a coveted Thomas Alva Edison Patent Award to NJIT Distinguished Professor Yeheskel Bar-Ness, a prominent expert in the field of wireless communications and signal processing. >>
The Department of Justice has awarded NJIT $254,889 to continue developing childproof child-safe gun technology. US Senators Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) and Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and US Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-08) earmarked the grant in last year's annual Congressional appropriation bill. >>
The Iowa Corn Promotion Board (ICPB), NJIT and University of Sao Paulo today announced a joint agreement for licensing four pending patents on a safe, building block chemical derived from corn known as isosorbide to chemists. The agreement marks a step forward in developing applications and markets for corn-based chemistry.  >>
Donald H. Sebastian, PhD, senior vice president of research and development at NJIT, will discuss alternative ways to meet future energy needs with Rutgers researcher Paul Falkowski on NJN Public Radio this month via radio broadcast, live streaming, or podcast.  Hosted by NJN News Science Correspondent Patrick Regan, upcoming air times for Episode 2 of the "Sounds of Science" series are on April 26 at 3:30 p.m. and on April 30 at 9:30 p.m.      >>
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
Those seeking first-hand information and responses to questions about stem cell research are invited to attend a regional Stem Cell Public Information Forum at NJIT on Oct. 23, 6:30-9 p.m. in the Guttenberg Information Technologies Center (GITC), 3rd Floor. >>
The first completely electronic version of NJIT Magazine is now available on the NJIT Website at http://magazine.njit.edu. Featuring articles about leading-edge research at NJIT and other university and alumni news, the issue's new electronic format offers enhancements such as audio files with comments from President Robert A. Altenkirch, Senior Vice President for Research and Development Donald H. Sebastian, and Professor of Physics Dale Gary. Take our short survey. This digital spring NJIT Magazine is one of three 2007 issues, with the winter and fall issues being in the publication's traditional paper format. Everyone on the magazine's mailing list was sent a special postcard announcing the digital issue and asking that readers provide feedback about the digital version.“With many institutions publishing electronic magazines, we felt that it was time for NJIT to move in this direction and to evaluate reader response by publishing a digital issue this year,” said Jean M. Llewellyn, executive director of university communications. “The electronic format allows us to add exciting multi-media dimensions to a publication that has kept readers abreast of university and alumni news for nearly 50 years.” >>
Those seeking first-hand information and responses to questions about stem cell research are invited to attend the first regional Stem Cell Public Information Forum on May 22, 7-9 p.m. at the County College of Morris in Randolph. Donald Sebastian, PhD, senior vice president for research and development and Treena Arinzeh, PhD, associate professor of biomedical engineering, will participate in a panel discussion. Registration is free; seating is limited. Reserve seats by registering at www.stemcellhealing.org or e-mail info@stemcellhealing.org. >>
Donald H. Sebastian, Sr. PhD, senior vice president for research and development at NJIT received the “Academia Award” from Strengthening the Mid-Atlantic Region for Tomorrow (SMART), at the organization's annual awards banquet held in Wilmington on Jan. 5, 2007. >>
2006
Donald H. Sebastian, PhD, senior vice president of research and development at NJIT, was inducted into the New Jersey High-Tech Hall of Fame in the academic category. “It is a tremendous honor to be recognized by the members of New Jersey's high-tech community,” said Sebastian. >>
2005
Legislation that would place a $350 million bond proposal for stem-cell research on the ballot in November was approved by a New Jersey Senate panel yesterday positioning the bill for a vote by the full house during the lame-duck legislative session. The bill would boost the state's funding for labs for stem-cell and other biomedical research and allow for $50 million for a biomedical center to be established at NJIT. Donald H. Sebastian, PhD, senior vice president of research and development, and Robert A. Altenkirch, PhD, president, spoke yesterday on behalf of the expenditure. >>
Donald H. Sebastian, PhD, senior vice president of research and development and director of the Homeland Security Technology Systems Center, and Michael Recce, PhD, associate professor of information systems, appeared on CNN's Paula Zahn NOW program last night. Sebastian and Recce provided commentary on smart gun technology as it relates to the recent courtroom shootings in Atlanta. >>
Donald H. Sebastian, PhD, senior vice president of research and development and director of the Homeland Security Technology Systems Center at NJIT, will appear on CNN at 2 p.m. today to discuss smart gun technology. >>
Under the guidance of NJIT's Homeland Security Technology Systems Center and the Passaic County Prosecutor's office, the “Model School” pilot program in the West Paterson schools will build on the “Model Mall” program now under way at the Garden State Plaza mall in Paramus. Donald H. Sebastian, PhD, senior vice president of research and development and director of the Homeland Security Technology Systems Center at NJIT, provided comments at a press conference this morning at which Acting Governor Richard J. Codey launched the "Model School" program that will develop innovative ways to use technology in the effort to keep schools secure from terrorism.  As with “Model Mall,” the program will include smart security cameras that can be programmed to tell the difference between normal school behavior and possible terrorist behavior. >>
Donald H. Sebastian, PhD, senior vice president of research and development and director of the Homeland Security Technology Systems Center at NJIT, provided comments on the university's contribution to a model mall project this morning at a press conference at the Garden State Plaza in Paramus. Sebastian addressed the role of technology in homeland security and emphasized the operational concept of NJIT's center as a national model.  >>
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Sixty people crowded last week into a small room at the Bayonne police firing range to witness smart gun technology.  Donald B. Sebastian, senior vice president of research and development at NJIT, stood near an oversized screen displaying a real-time video of an NJIT policeman shooting an experimental handgun in an adjacent indoor range. Twenty electronic computerized sensors embedded in the gun's grip distinguished known from unknown users. “We've only just begun and we're pleased to say that we're getting 90 percent reliability when scanning users,” said Sebastian. >>
New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) announced today the formation of a strategic partnership between researchers at the university and Auxilia Inc., Albany, NY.  The new company will implement and commercialize applications of high altitude airships (HAA) and other lighter-than-air vehicles. >>