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2016
Increasing evidence indicates that the physical and mechanical environment can regulate cell behavior and tumor progression at a cellular level. It is likewise clear that many patients benefit from physical manipulation of connective tissue, but it is not clear what happens at the cellular and molecular level when these manipulations occur. >>
Richard (Dick) Sweeney '81, vice chairman of NJIT's Albert Dorman Honors College Board, shared his life experiences yesterday as co-founder of Keurig Green Mountain, Inc. and its iconic single-portion pack coffee brewing system at an Albert Dorman Honors College Colloquium. >>
New Jersey Health Foundation (NJHF) has awarded a $50,000 Innovation Grant to Tara Alvarez, Ph.D., to help create a 3-D virtual reality therapy game for children suffering with binocular vision dysfunction, announced James M. Golubieski, president.  >>
The Research & Development Council of New Jersey (“Council”) is proud to announce the 12 winners of the 2016 Edison Patent Awards. These winners will be honored at the 37th Edison Patent Awards Ceremony & Reception on November 3, 2016. >>
Street flooding caused by storms is much more than an inconvenience of urban life — it disrupts economic activity and hinders vital services provided by first responders. By stressing the capacity of sewers and water-treatment plants, flooding can also increase microbial threats to health. >>
NJIT has been selected by readers of Diversity in Action: Advancing STEM Professionals and Students as the top 2016 "Dedicated to STEM Diversity" recipient in the higher education category. In addition, Janice Daniel, associate professor in the department of civil and environmental engineering, has been recognized by readers as an advocate for diverse STEM professionals and students. >>
Team members from NJIT's Department of  BioMedical Engineering and the Center for Injury Bio-mechanics, Materials, and Medicine (CIBM3) pictured at their exhibitor booth at the National Neurotrauma Society (NNS) Symposium in June. >>
Namas Chandra, director of the Center for Injury Bio-mechanics, Materials, and Medicine (CIBM3), Bryan Pfister, chairman of the Department of Biomedical Engineering and team members conducting a tour of the Blast Lab for NJIT team members. >>
Michel Boufadel, Ph.D., is professor of civil engineering and director of director of NJIT's Center for Natural Resources Development and Protection. He was a member of the National Science Foundation's Rapid Response Team of researchers studying the effects of Hurricane Sandy on New Jersey's Raritan Bay. >>
Durga Misra, a professor in NJIT's Helen and John C. Hartmann Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, was invited to present his research on “Higher-k Gate Dielectrics for sub-14nm CMOS Technology: Processing and Reliability” at several universities and research labs including Nanoelectronics Materials Laboratory (NamLab) of Technical University of Dresden; The Institute of Applied Physics (IAP) of the TU Bergakademie Freiberg; Institute for Microelectronics Stuttgart (IMS-CHIPS); and at Furtwangen University (HFU) in Germany. >>
Ali Abdi and Osvaldo Simeone, both in the department of electrical and computer engineering, have been promoted to the rank of full professor. The announcement was made at the June 9 Board of Trustees meeting. >>
Every year, Diverse: Issues In Higher Education publishes lists of the Top 100 producers of associate, bachelor and graduate degrees awarded to minority students. The May edition of the publication focuses on Asian-American graduates in business administration, management and operations; education; engineering; and the social sciences. >>
The research paper, "PRIMAL: PRofIt Maximization Avatar pLacement for Mobile Edge Computing," written by Nirwan Ansari and Xiang Sun, has been selected as a Best Paper Award (BPA) winner of the IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC) 2016. >>
It's the highest honor bestowed by a venerable engineering society, and one of NJIT's own is a recent recipient. Patrick Natale, P.E., '70, '75, an alumnus of NJIT's Newark College of Engineering (NCE) and today a member of NCE's Board of Visitors, has been named a Distinguished Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). >>
NJIT's Annual Service Awards Ceremony is set to take place Friday at 1 p.m. the Campus Center Ballroom, where some 200 employees will be recognized for a collective 4,000 years of service. >>
In twilight, under a light rain, they entered the circle of love. One by one, the TKE members stepped into the hollow and -- enveloped by 400 mourners -- painted a portrait of their missing brother: Joe Micalizzi, who was murdered Monday while trying to ward off burglars who had entered the TKE fraternity house. >>
NJIT President Joel S. Bloom today hosts New Jersey Governor Chris Christie as he tours Central King Building (CKB), speaks with students and faculty and makes a news announcement. >>
It takes a whole lot of hand tools (and a heap of duct tape) to build a device that will clean up a nuclear site. And that's exactly what teams from roughly two-dozen New Jersey high schools set out to do during the 25th Annual Creative Design Challenge hosted last week at NJIT. >>
Students from New Jersey high schools will compete in the Panasonic Creative Design Challenge (CDC), a premier robotics competition for New Jersey high school students held annually on the NJIT campus. >>
Alexander M. Haimovich, distinguished professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at NJIT, will be one of five plenary session speakers at the 2016 IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) Radar Conference in Philadelphia, PA, May 2-May 6.  >>
The 2010 BP offshore blowout in the Gulf of Mexico killed 11 people, released approximately 200 million gallons of oil, and contaminated hundreds of miles of shoreline. What have we learned from this disaster? Are we safer today? Are the impacts over? >>
CollegeChoice.net recently published a list of the top 50 schools for bachelor's degrees in engineering. NJIT, the only New Jersey public school on the list, was ranked #45. The ranking is based primarily on cost of tuition, as reported by individual schools and CNN Money, and reputation in the field as reported by U.S. News & World Report, Forbes and TES Global. >>
New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) has announced three outstanding individuals who will receive honorary degrees at the 100th commencement ceremony May 17. >>
The Newark College of Engineering (NCE) is ranked #92 on the newest U.S. News & World Report list of best graduate schools, ascending 19 positions since last year. NCE shares the #92 ranking with George Washington University, Missouri University of Science & Technology, Texas Tech University, University of Kentucky and University of Nebraska-Lincoln. >>
C. William “Bill” Kingsland, Assistant Commissioner of Transportation Systems Management in the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT), will speak on Wednesday, March 23, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm in Lecture Hall 303 of the Central King Building on “Careers in Transportation Systems Management and Operations.” >>
Calling all hackers!  Come to the Leir Conference Room (3rd Floor Central Ave. Building) at noon Friday, March 4 for free pizza and an intro to the Honeywell Eureka Hackathon Challenge. >>
Newark College of Engineering (NCE) at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) will celebrate its continued commitment to engineering education advancement at the 18th annual Salute to Engineering Excellence March 9, 2016, 6-9 p.m. at the Newark Museum. Proceeds from the event will benefit the NCE Dean's Fund. >>
Josh Taylor, a noted researcher on energy distribution and storage from the University of Toronto, drew an audience of more than 40 engineering students to a lecture on flexible pricing and delivery methods for meeting electricity demand. >>
The New Jersey Institute of Technology has made the charts once again in recently published rankings. The Feb. 9 NJBIZ article; “What are the 10 N.J. colleges with the highest-paid graduates?” ranked NJIT first among four-year public colleges and universities and third overall statewide behind Stevens Institute of Technology and Princeton University. >>
The NJIT community mourns the loss last month of Hamilton V. Bowser, Sr. '52 '56, a distinguished trustee, alumnus, businessman and community leader who provided more than a decade of dedicated service to the university. >>
A joint team from Kessler Foundation and the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) is developing new applications for wearable robotic exoskeleton devices with a $5 million federal grant from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research. >>
2015
Members of the NJIT community, Judith Sheft, Pushpendra Singh, Som Mitra and Naga Musunuri, participated in this year's NJTC Tech Day, a full day tech event that included fireside charts, exhibitors and panel discussions. >>
NJIT recently made the top 50 in a new national ranking, just released by Georgetown University, on the “50 colleges where students earn the highest salaries.” In the report, "Ranking Your College: Where You Go and What You Make," the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce looked at the four-year colleges whose students go on to earn the highest salaries 10 years after starting their studies. >>
Steve Devick, a former optometrist and entrepreneur who founded and co-founded a series of technology-based public and private companies, including the software company Platinum technology,  will give a talk, “The Marriage of Science and Business” on Dec. 1 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. in Room 112 of Eberhardt Hall. >>
A comprehensive scientific report released today by The Royal Society of Canada (RSC) has concluded that there are still critical research gaps hampering efforts to both assess the environmental impacts of crude oil spills and to effectively remediate them. >>
On Nov. 13, 2015, NJIT commemorated both the 20th anniversary of the college—the latest in a yearlong series of events—and the exceptional alumnus for whom the Honors College was named at Celebration 2015, the university's annual black-tie fundraiser held at The Pleasantdale Chateau in West Orange. >>
NJIT's inaugural Research Centers and Laboratories Showcase, featuring the work of more than 40 centers and laboratories, will take place on Monday, Nov. 16 in the Campus Center ballrooms. >>
The Research & Development Council of New Jersey honored the winners of the 2015 Edison Patent Awards at the 36th Edison Patent Awards Ceremony & Reception on November 12, 2015. Over 50 inventors and 12 New Jersey companies and universities were recognized at the event. >>
"Monument Man" Harry Ettlinger, who received a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Newark College of Engineering in 1950, was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal yesterday in a ceremony in Emancipation Hall on Capitol Hill. >>
NJIT will break ground on a $19 million state-of-the-art research facility designed to foster interdisciplinary collaboration in fields ranging from biomedical engineering and the biological sciences to electrical engineering and healthcare technologies. >>
The NJIT community is invited to attend “Wolfram Technologies in Education and Research,” a presentation by Andrew Dorsett, Wolfram Research. >>
Whether you're focused on academic excellence or on getting a high paying job upon graduation and quickly paying off debt, top news and ranking sources agree that NJIT may be the school for you. >>
​Prior to his passing this summer, Edward Cruz '63, '13 HON published his memoir, A Bold Journey, in which he described the path that took him from his boyhood in Portugal to becoming an NJIT soccer star, successful businessman and highly respected community leader. >>
Samples of student work produced in NJIT's School of Art + Design were exhibited for the fourth consecutive year at the curated Student Work Exhibit at SIGGRAPH, the Association of Computing Machinery's (ACM) conference on computer graphics and interactive techniques. >>
Eon Soo Lee, an assistant professor of mechanical and industrial engineering and director of NJIT's Advanced Energy Systems and Microdevices Laboratory, gave several talks on his research into next-generation batteries and fuel cells at the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Power and Energy Conference held this summer in San Diego. >>
Virginia Sulzberger '62, '66, a consultant at Electric Power Systems and a member of NJIT's Helen and John J. Hartmann Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Industry Advisory Board, will be inducted into the National Academy of Engineering in October. >>

New Dean for SOM

June 12, 2015
Mechanical Engineering Professor Reggie J. Caudill, Ph.D. has been appointed dean of the NJIT School of Management. >>
Funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) associated to the new minor in nanotechnology at NJIT will support six undergraduate students in their research on nanotechnology. >>
NJIT Professors Wenbo Selina Cai and Sanchoy Das, both in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, along with Ph.D. students Sevilay Onal and Jingran Zhang, attended the Production and Operations Management Society (POMS) 2015 conference in Washington D.C. >>
Two mechanical engineering Ph.D. students, Shuolun Wang and Fangda Cui, along with Shawn Chester, assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, recently attended the 15th Pan-American Conference of Applied Mechanics (PACAM) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. >>
The New Jersey Innovation Institute, (NJII), an NJIT Corporation that applies the intellectual and technological resources of the state's science and technology university to challenges identified by industry partners, has received three TechConnect 2015 National & Global Innovation Awards.  >>
Professor N. M. Ravindra, director of the Interdisciplinary Program in Materials Science and Engineering and former chair of the Physics Department, recently presented “Engineered Composite Materials – Applications to Energy and Sports” at the 2015 Global Conference on Polymer and Composite Materials held in Beijing, China. >>
NJIT associate professors Reza Curtmola and Joerg Kliewer speak at the Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science. >>
Philip L. Rinaldi '68, '77, CEO of Philadelphia Energy Solutions, has been selected by The World Trade Center Greater Philadelphia (WTCGP) to receive the 2015 Global Business Leadership Award on May 7, 2015. >>
NJIT faculty and students were among some 4,000 business leaders, engineers, scientists and other professions sharing technical knowledge and commercially significant solutions involving minerals, metals and materials in mid-March at the 144th annual meeting of the TMS Society. >>
Science and technology were on full display at the 2015 Panasonic Creative Design Challenge (CDC), a premier robotics competition for New Jersey high school students held annually at NJIT. >>
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. >>
Students from 24 New Jersey high schools will compete in the Panasonic Creative Design Challenge (CDC), a premier robotics competition for New Jersey high school students held annually on the NJIT campus. >>
Ali N. Akansu, a professor of electrical and computer engineering, and Mustafa Torun, Ph.D. '13, a software development engineer for Amazon Web Services, have authored the book, "A Primer for Financial Engineering: Financial Signal Processing and Electronic Trading." >>
Zeynep Erim, Ph.D., program director for the Division of Inter-Disciplinary Training at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), will give a talk on the agency's funding mechanisms for trainees and junior investigators at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 10 in 210 Kupfrian Hall. >>
Fighting error, bias, dishonesty and fraud in science will be the topic of a talk to be given by Newark College of Engineering Dean Moshe Kam on Friday, April 17 from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Jim Wise Theatre, Kupfrian Hall. >>
Nearly $117 million in bonds sold quickly yesterday bolstering an already strong financial outlook for NJIT, university officials announced. >>
Kevin A. Kwiat, principal computer engineer with the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) in Rome, N.Y., will present “QoS Throttling to Elicit User Cooperation in Computer Systems” on April 8 at 11:00 a.m. in ECE 202. >>
The 17th annual NCE Salute to Engineering Excellence drew nearly 200 faculty, students, alumni, industry partners and friends of the university to a jam-packed, festive celebration in the Campus Center Atrium following the awards ceremony. >>
2014
The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) this year bestowed one of its highest honors, the Outstanding Projects And Leaders (OPAL) Lifetime Achievement award, on two NJIT alumni who have made substantial and lasting contributions to the field of engineering. >>
2015
Newark College of Engineering (NCE) will celebrate its continued commitment to engineering education advancement at the 17th annual Salute to Engineering Excellence on March 31, 2015 in the Campus Center Atrium. Proceeds from the event will benefit the NCE Dean's Fund.  >>
Students have been tasked with designing and constructing a device that has the ability to maneuver through a post-earthquake landscape. >>
Ron T. Ogan, IEEE Senior Member and recently a Senior Research Engineer at Georgia Tech Research Institute, will discuss "Integration of Manned and Unmanned Aircraft Systems into U.S. Airspace" on March 12, 5-6 p.m. in ECE 202. >>
Morton M. Denn, Ph.D. of the Benjamin Levich Institute at the City College of New York will deliver the inaugural Marino Xanthos Memorial Lecture on March 11, 2015 at 2:30 p.m. in Eberhardt Hall 112. >>
Sahitya Allam, '17, a biomedical engineering major, won the best presentation prize at the annual New Jersey Entrepreneurial Network poster showcase held this week at Princeton University for her research on the impact of inner-ear stimulation on the fine motor control skills of people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. >>
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. >>

Ravindra Honored in India

February 04, 2015
Nuggehalli M. Ravindra, professor of physics and director of NJIT's interdisciplinary program in materials science and engineering, was honored in New Delhi on Global Friendship Day in January with the Bharat Gaurav Award and Certificate of Excellence. >>
Shawn Chester, assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, presented two seminars in China last month at which he described his research on the multiphysics mechanics of soft materials. >>
On Friday, January 30, Research Professor Hans Chaudhry will now give his presentation “Healing Mind and Body,” an Albert Dorman Honors College Colloquium, from 11:30 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. in Cullimore Hall, Lecture Room 3. >>
Siva Nadimpalli, assistant professor of mechanical and industrial engineering, gave invited talks at the Indian Institute of Technology on Jan. 12-13, 2015.  >>
Timothy J. Paul, of Plainview, New York, has been appointed as Assistant Development Director for Intercollegiate Athletics/Newark College of Engineering at NJIT. >>
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. >>
Nirwan Ansari, distinguished professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and director of the Advanced Networking Lab, delivered the keynote address, "Greening the Last Mile Access," at the 12th Annual IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference (CCNC 2015) in Las Vegas. >>
Pierre Ramond '65, a theoretical physicist and director of the Institute for Fundamental Theory at the University of Florida has won the 2015 Dannie Heineman Prize for Mathematical Physics, one of the highest honors for scientific investigators in that field. >>
NJIT's Concrete Industry Management (CIM) program raised $50,000 last semester in scholarship funds from local and national patrons to be awarded this spring to exceptional first-year CIM students and talented transfer students who are joining the program. >>
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. >>
George Hazelrigg, National Science Foundation (NSF) deputy director for the Division of Civil, Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation (CMMI), recently came to NJIT for a workshop on "The Engineer as a Decision Maker." >>
Som Mitra, distinguished professor of chemistry and environmental science, has been named Executive Director of the Otto York Center for Environmental Engineering and Science. Mitra, who first joined NJIT as an assistant professor in 1991, previously served as the chair of the Department of Chemistry and Environmental Science until 2012. >>
Nirwan Ansari, distinguished professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and director of the Advanced Networking Lab, delivered the half-day tutorial, “Greening the Edges,” at the 2014 IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM 2014), the flagship conference of the IEEE Communications Society. >>
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.  >>
Two MIE graduate students working under the guidance of Daniel Bunker, Ian Fischer and Pushpendra Singh, presented papers at the 67th Annual Meeting of American Physical Society - Division of Fluid Dynamics held in San Francisco, California from Nov. 23-25. >>
Graduate students in the Materials Science and Engineering Program att NJIT attended the 2014 Materials Science and Technology Conference in Pittsburgh   >>
Shawn Chester and Siva Nadimpalli, both assistant professors in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, recently attended the American Society of Mechanical Engineers International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition (ASME IMECE) held in Montreal. >>
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. >>
Eon Soo Lee, assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering and director of Advanced Energy Systems and Microdevices Laboratory, presented research posters at the ASME 2014 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, which was held in Montreal, Canada November 17-20. >>
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. >>
Ali Akansu, professor in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering Department, delivered the plenary talk "Eigen Subspaces: From Eigenfaces to Eigen Portfolios in Finance" at the 80th Anniversary Celebration of the Faculty of Electrical and Electronic Engineering of Istanbul Technical University (ITU) in Turkey. >>
Two NJIT researchers and an alumnus inventor were recently honored by the Research & Development Council of New Jersey at the 35th annual Edison Patent Awards Ceremony & Reception. >>
MengChu Zhou, distinguished professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, recently delivered  a keynote speech on "Internet of Things: Architectural Evolution and Applications" at the IEEE 2014 International Conference on Control, Decision and Information Technologies in Metz, France. >>
Wenbo (Selina) Cai, assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, recently attended The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) Annual Meeting in San Francisco, California. >>
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. >>
Dr. Ye Ouyang from Verizon Wireless and Dr. Tan Yan from NEC Labs will present "CrowdMi: Scalable and Diagnosable Mobile Voice Quality Assessment Through Wireless Analytics" on Nov. 12 at 7 p.m. in ECE 202. >>
NJIT, Drexel University and Rowan University will sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that facilitates research collaborations among faculty and students at the three institutions aimed at improving water quality. >>
Three MIE graduate students from the Micro Flow Control Laboratory working under the guidance of Pushpendra Singh and Ian Fischer presented papers at the 86th Annual Meeting of Society of Rheology held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from Oct. 5-9. >>
Dr. Irving Pressley McPhail, President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering, Inc. (NACME) presented the first recipient of the Pressley and Mauise Vinson McPhail/NACME Scholarship with a check for $5,000 during the NACME 40th Anniversary Awards Dinner and Celebration at the Waldorf Astoria, New York City, on Wednesday, October 15, 2014. >>
NJIT's biomedical engineering graduate program has been ranked 10th in the nation by GraduatePrograms.com, an online college guide that bases its annual rankings on student ratings and reviews. >>

IEEE Talk on Oct. 23

October 21, 2014
Joel Reiss, retired senior member of technical staff, BAE Systems, will present “Development and Usage of a Modern Aerospace Navigation and Communications System – Link 16” on Oct. 23 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in ECE 202. >>
Siva Nadimpalli, assistant professor in NJIT's Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, was invited to give a seminar on the mechanics of energy storage materials at the Materials Science Engineering Department at Drexel University on Oct. 8. >>
Yuan-Nan Young, associate professor in NJIT's Department of Mathematical Sciences, recently participated in the 51st annual technical meeting of the Society of Engineering Science (SES) at Purdue University. >>
Yun-Qing Shi, Ph.D., a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at NJIT, presented the results of his research group's work on image tampering and detection, steganalysis, and reversible data hiding at the International Workshop on Digital Forensics and Watermarking in Taipei, Taiwan. >>
Stryker Corp. is a trailblazing medical technology company whose innovative products and services, from implants used in joint replacement and trauma surgeries to surgical navigation systems, are advancing healthcare in over 100 countries across the globe. The company is also a leading employer of NJIT graduates, with more than 60 Highlander alumni working at Stryker facilities in the New Jersey region alone. >>
At NJIT's seventh annual celebration of research excellence, the Board of Overseers honored two eminent NJIT faculty members, Distinguished Professor Emeritus Yeheskel Bar-Ness and Distinguished Professor Somenath Mitra, for foundational contributions to their respective fields of wireless communications and nanotechnology. >>
Doru Calin, director of high performance wireless technologies and networks, Bell Labs at Alcatel‐Lucent, will present “Technologies for Future Broadband Wireless Evolution/Revolution” on Oct. 6 at 4:00 p.m. in ECEC 202. >>
Nirwan Ansari, distinguished professor of electrical and computer engineering, delivered the keynote "Making the Access Network Green" at the 2014 IEEE International Conference on Network Infrastructure and Digital Content (IC-NIDC 2014) in Beijing, China on Sep. 19-21. >>
Eon Soo Lee, assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering and director of the newly established Advanced Energy Systems and Microdevices Laboratory, played major roles at the recent ASME 8th International Conference on Energy Sustainability and the ASME 12th Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology Conference. >>
In an impressive showing for a single university, NJIT students recently presented eight separate research papers at the annual conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS), the largest biomedical engineering conference in the world. >>
David Haessig and Goran Djuknic of NJIT's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering are organizing an IEEE talk at NJIT on Sept. 22, 4:30-6 p.m. in ECE 202.   >>
Ali N. Akansu, professor in the department of electrical and computer engineering at NJIT, has been selected to receive the IEEE Technological Innovation (Academic) Award. >>
The following upcoming seminars will be hosted by the Otto H. York Department of Chemical, Biological and Pharmaceutical Engineering. Seminars will take place at 2:45 p.m. in Kupfrian Hall, Room 210. >>
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. >>
Shawn Chester, assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, will be presenting “Multiphysics Mechanics of Polymeric Materials” Sept. 5 at Columbia University. >>
Distinguished Professor MengChu Zhou presented a keynote speech entitled “Data-based Scheduling of Semiconductor Manufacturing Fabrication Facility” at the 2014 International Symposium on Semiconductor Manufacturing Intelligence Aug. 17 in Taipei, Taiwan. >>
Watch NJIT's Tara Alvarez on One-on-One with Steve Adubato for a closer look at convergence insufficiency—an eye movement disorder diagnosed in childhood or early adolescence—and its impact on the brain. >>
Kamalesh Sirkar, distinguished professor of chemical engineering, delivered a keynote lecture on "Novel Membrane Absorption-based Processes for CO2 Capture" at the International Congress of Membranes and Membrane Processes (ICOM 2014) in Suzhou, China in July. >>
The NJIT community mourns the loss of Cheng-Tzu Thomas Hsu, professor of environmental and civil engineering, on July 31. >>
Professor Sanchoy Das from the Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering will give the keynote address on Aug. 6 at the Global Conference on Healthcare Systems Engineering (GCHSE) 2014. >>
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. >>
Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Atam Dhawan will give a plenary talk on “Point-Of Care Technologies and Big Data in Life Sciences” as part of the Future Directions Convergence Technologies panel on July 24 at the IEEE 38th Annual International Computers, Software & Applications Conference in Vasteras, Sweden. >>
NJIT's John A. Reif, Jr. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering will sponsor a public forum on the Proposed U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Plan for the lower eight miles of the Lower Passaic River on July 22, 2014, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Campus Center Atrium.  >>
Clayton M. Moses, academic advisor of Kalyan Bharti Trust, Heritage Institute of Technology in Kolkata, India, will discuss "Creating a 'WE Culture'" on July 17, 11 a.m.-12 noon in the ECE Center Room 202. >>
Siva Nadimpalli, assistant professor in NJIT's Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, was invited to speak at the 2014 Sustainable Industrial Processing Summit and Exhibition in Cancun, Mexico.  >>
John D. Carpinelli, professor of electrical and computer engineering and executive director of the Center for Pre-College Programs, received the IEEE Computer Society 2014 Distinguished Contributions to Public Service in a Pre-College Environment Award. >>
Ali Akansu, a professor in the Helen and John C. Hartmann Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering and his Ph.D. student Yanjia Sun have published a paper entitled “Automatic Inference of Mental States from Spontaneous Facial Expressions" at the IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing in Florence, Italy.  >>
Shawn Chester and Siva Nadimpalli, both assistant professors in NJIT's Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, recently attended the 17th U.S. National Congress on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (USNCTAM) at Michigan State University. >>
When cognitive neuroscientists were first mapping the brain two decades ago, they focused on the regions that were activated when people performed different tasks, such as tapping fingers or watching a movie. They filtered out what was considered “background noise,” the low-frequency fluctuations originating from biological operations like heart beat and respiration. >>
Xing Zhou, an associate professor in the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, will discuss "A Unified Compact Model for GaN-Based HEMTs" on June 26, 5-6 p.m. in ECE Room 202. >>
Uncontrolled landfills are a growing problem in the developing world, polluting groundwater and emitting foul odors, while also boosting greenhouse gas emissions. >>
Megan Guidry is by her own estimation “an adventurous person.” She decided on NJIT following a single snowy visit her senior year of high school, unfazed by the more than 1,000 miles between home in Baton Rouge, La. and college in Newark. >>
A team of engineering students participated in the international Baja car off-road competition held last week in Peoria, Illinois. >>
Professor Mustafa Hussain of the Computer, Electrical, Mathematical Science, and Engineering Division at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia, will discuss "Transformational Electronics for Smart Living and Sustainable Future" on July 25, 2014, 5-6 p.m. in ECE Room 202. >>
Stephanie Santos and Thomas Olenik, assistant professor and associate professor, respectively, in the John A. Reif, Jr. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at NJIT, gave a presentation this spring at the Tri-State Best Practices Conference at Bergen Community College. >>
Laurent Simon, an associate professor in the Otto H. York Department of Chemical, Biological and Pharmaceutical Engineering at NJIT, will receive an Outstanding Teaching Award at the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference on June 16, 2014.  >>
Zhonghui Huang, a doctoral candidate in the Otto H. York Department of Chemical, Biological and Pharmaceutical Engineering at NJIT, received a New Jersey Pharmaceutical Association for Science and Technology Graduate Scholarship Award on May 15, 2014. >>
NJIT's Concrete Industry Management (CIM) program has awarded four scholarships of approximately $1,370 to outstanding students at various stages in their college careers. >>
Lukasz Romaniecki, of Linden, a student in the department of engineering technology at NJIT, received the Sol Seid Student Award for Excellence at the 40th Annual New Jersey Professional Engineers in Construction Bonhag Awards Dinner Dance. >>
An article co-authored by Roman S. Voronov, an assistant professor in the Otto H. York Department of Chemical, Biological and Pharmaceutical Engineering at NJIT, has been published in "Kaleidoscope" in the Physical Review E. >>
Namas Chandra, professor of biomedical engineering and director of the Center for Injury Bio-mechanics, Materials, and Medicine, will discuss his traumatic brain injury research on Caucus: Up Close. Program dates are scheduled for 5/24 (NJTV, 12 p.m.); 5/24 (Thirteen, 12:30 p.m.); 5/25 (NJTV, 8:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.); 5/27 (NJTV, 5:30 a.m. and WHYY, 5:30 p.m.). >>
C. T. Thomas Hsu, a professor in the John A. Reif, Jr. Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, and his two former Ph.D. students Dr. Sun Punurai and Dr. Pedro R. Munoz, recently received a patent for “System and Method of Use for Composite Floor.” >>
Vanessa Espinal '14 and David "Nic" Thibodeaux '14 addressed scholarship donors and many other students who benefit from their generosity at the 26th annual Scholarship Brunch.  >>
Assistant Professor Raquel Perez-Castillejos had three conference publications accepted to the annual conference of the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE). >>
New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) will award more than 2,600 baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral degrees at the 98th Commencement exercises on May 20, 2014. >>
Each year, NJIT honors students who have worked to enhance campus life. This year, 11 students received 2014 Highlander Student Achievement Awards, which recognized their leadership roles on campus. >>
A robot programmed to interpret spoken English and translate it into American Sign Language (ASL) using its arms, hands, and fingers was the top finisher in this year's Helen and John C. Hartmann Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE) Senior Design Workshop. >>
A memorial technical session for the late Dr. Marino Xanthos, Professor of Chemical, Biological and Pharmaceutical Engineering and Associate Provost for Graduate Studies, was held at the 2014 Society of Plastics Engineers Annual Technical Conference on April 29, 2014 in Las Vegas. >>
Sarang Muley, a PhD Candidate in NJIT's Interdisciplinary Program in Materials Science & Engineering, has co-authored a book chapter with Professor Nuggehalli M. Ravindra in Nanotechnology for Water Treatment and Purification (Springer). >>
New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) will confer honorary degrees upon three distinguished individuals at its 98th Commencement exercises on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 9 a.m. at the Prudential Center in Newark. >>
Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Atam Dhawan presented the conference keynote speech at the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) Zone-1 Conference in Bridgeport, Conn.  >>
Rayon Williams, a doctoral student in chemical engineering, received second-place honors for his oral presentation at the  National Society of Black Engineers 40th Annual Convention Technical Research Exhibition competition in Nashville, Tenn. >>
Raj Sodhi, professor in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, recently co-authored the book Mechanism Design: Visual and Programmable Approaches, published by Taylor & Francis Group. >>
NJIT's AIChE (American Institute of Chemical Engineers) Chem-E-Car received second place during the Regional AIChE Conference at the University of Virginia on March 29. >>
Arthur Silverman, a distinguished and caring alumnus, died on April 8. Arthur was a member of the Class of 1939, a talented engineer, and a dedicated friend of our university. >>
Two NJIT engineers, a senior and an alumnus from the Class of 2013, have won National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, generous three-year grants that allow them to focus intensively on research as they pursue doctoral degrees in graduate school. >>
Rajesh N. Davé, distinguished professor in the Department of Chemical, Biological and Pharmaceutical Engineering, will present “From Fundamental Research to Commercialization: NSF-Engineering Research Center on Structured Organic Particulate Systems (C-SOPS)” on April 14 at 2:45 p.m. in Kupfrian Hall, Room 210.  >>
Ofer Hadar, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel, will present “Advanced Video Compression: Standards and Applications” on April 15 at 11:30 a.m. in 202 ECEC. >>
Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Atam Dhawan was formally inducted into the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) College of Fellows at the National Academy of Sciences. >>
Norman Loney, professor and chair of the Otto H. York Department of Chemical, Biological and Pharmaceutical Engineering, recently delivered an invited lecture to the Department of Chemical Technology at the Politechnika Krakowska. >>
"I am pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Moshe Kam to Dean, Newark College of Engineering, effective September 1, 2014." >>
Preventing bone deterioration is a critical aspect of combating osteoporosis, improving bone implants, and even making long-term space flight possible, such as voyages to Mars and beyond. On April 9, noted biomedical researcher Stephen C. Cowin will describe a promising model for studying nutrient transport from the vascular system to bone tissue, transport that has a direct bearing on the prevention of bone loss. >>
Our most powerful observatories can detect objects out to 13 billion light years. But theory suggests we should see more. Why don't we? What will it take to peer into the darkness? What will we find? >>
Namas Chandra, professor of biomedical engineering and director of the Center for Injury Bio-mechanics, Materials, and Medicine, will present “Computer modeling methodology in the simulation of due to blasts and impact brain injuries” on March 25 from 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. in GITC 1403. >>
Listen to Namas Chandra, professor of biomedical engineering and director of the Center for Injury Bio-mechanics, Materials, and Medicine, discuss traumatic brain injuries on Caucus Up Close.  >>
Francisco Guzman, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Chemical, Biological, and Pharmaceutical Engineering (CBPE) working with NJIT's Center for Natural Resources Development and Protection (NRDP), has won a fellowship from the American Petroleum Institute that includes attending the 2014 International Oil Spill Conference (IOSC) in Savannah, Georgia in May of this year. >>
On March 12, Kit Windows-Yule will give a lecture entitled "When Size Doesn't Matter - Density and Inelasticity-Induced Segregation in Vibrated Granular Systems" as part of the Spring 2014 Granular and Multiphase Flows Colloquium series under the sponsorship of the Granular Science Laboratory through Elsevier. >>
Laurent Simon, an associate professor of chemical engineering at NJIT, received a Distinguished Teaching Award from the American Society for Engineering Education. >>
Nuggehalli Ravindra, professor of physics at NJIT, co-organized the 2014 TMS RF Mehl Medal Symposium on Frontiers in Nanostructured Materials and Their Applications at the recent 2014 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition in San Diego. >>
NJIT has been named an American Concrete Institute (ACI) Excellent University, one of 16 universities receiving this award for 2013. >>
Michel Boufadel, professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and director of the Center for Natural Resources Development and Protection at NJIT, has been elected a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).  >>
The Newark College of Engineering (NCE) at NJIT will host the 16th annual Salute to Engineering Excellence on March 27, 2014 in the Campus Center Atrium.  Proceeds from the event will benefit the NCE Board of Visitors Endowed Scholarship Fund and the NCE Dean's Fund.  >>
Learn more about engineering past Winter Olympics vs. Summer Olympics with this infographic created by NJIT. >>
NJIT will be part of an international team of engineers from universities in the U.S., Canada, and Qatar developing a novel system to detect the onset of structural damage on bridges, stadiums and other large public infrastructure. >>
Learn more about the role civil engineers played in the Sochi Olympics with this infographic created by NJIT. >>
Rong-Yaw Chen has been named professor emeritus after having served as a distinguished member of the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at NJIT for nearly five decades.  >>
Our most powerful observatories can detect objects out to 13 billion light years.  But theory suggests we should see more.  Why don't we? >>
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. >>
Atam P. Dhawan, of Randolph, a distinguished professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at NJIT, has been elected a Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBA) for contributions in medical imaging. >>
The demand for orthopedic joint replacement implants, which has never been greater, is fueling innovations in biomaterials and design to meet the ever-rising expectations of the younger and more active patients avidly seeking these surgeries. >>
2013
The NJIT Section of Society of Women Engineers (SWE) participated in the SWE Annual Conference (WE13) from Oct. 24-26 in Baltimore, MD.  The SWE executive board members and faculty advisor made a strong presence at the conference by organizing sessions, serving as session monitors and judges and participating as speakers in workshops and panels.  >>
Forty teams consisting of more than one hundred freshmen students majoring in mechanical engineering showcased their reverse engineering projects at the Innovation 101 Showcase event held on Dec. 04.  This year's theme was “Passion, Team Work and Get Involved.” >>
Basil Baltzis, Interim Dean of Newark College of Engineering, was recognized today by the NJIT Committee on Women's Leadership (CWL) for his commitment to the aspirations and advancement of women in the STEM disciplines. >>
NJIT alum Charles Forman has been recognized among the “Best Lawyers in America” in the 2014 Best Lawyers Winter Business Edition. >>
The Board of Trustees and the Administration of NJIT have honored three of the university's most outstanding friends and supporters with the naming of facilities and departments in their memory. >>

NJIT Grad to Head IEEE

December 06, 2013
Nearly 40 years after he led the student branch of IEEE at NJIT's Newark College of Engineering, Howard E. Michel '75, returned to campus this week as the global technical professional society's president-elect. >>

Student Kudos

November 27, 2013
NJIT Team Places Second in Forensics Challenge
The team consisting of PhD candidates Guanshuo Xu, Jingyu Ye and Professor Yun Q. Shi has won second place in the first and second phases of the first forensics challenge organized by the Information Forensics and Security Technical Committee of the IEEE Signal Processing Society. >>
Two Concrete Industry Management (CIM) students were winners in the recent American Concrete Institute (ACI) Art of Concrete Competition.  >>
Leonid Tsybeskov, chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Basil Baltzis, interim dean of Newark College of Engineering, hold the special plaque recognizing Ying Wu '88 that was recently added to those honoring the College's most generous supporters. >>
Several NJIT students participated in the Materials Science and Technology (MS&T) 2013 Conference and Exhibition held in Montreal, Canada at the end of October.  The event brought together scientists, engineers, students, suppliers and more to discuss current research and technical applications, and to shape the future of materials science and technology.  >>
Speaking to an audience of civil engineers, architects, concrete specialists, and other height enthusiasts at a recent lecture on campus, Lawrence Novak, the lead structural engineer for the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, related the complex strategy that allowed him to shatter records in constructing the world's tallest freestanding structure. >>
The university community mourns the loss of Lilyan Kreitchman, widow of Morton A. Kreitchman, class of '44. >>
For nearly 20 years, Professor Eric Fortune has studied glass knifefish, a species of three-inch long electric fish that lives in the Amazon Basin. In his laboratory he tries to understand how their tiny brains control complex electrical behaviors. >>
The Newark College of Engineering will be hosting an ethics panel, “Professional Responsibility in Engineering Practice,” sponsored by the United Engineering Foundation/American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) on Nov. 13th from 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. in the NJIT Jim Wise Theatre. >>
Kamalesh Sirkar, distinguished professor of chemical engineering, has authored a new textbook entitled Separation of Molecules, Macromolecules and Particles (Cambridge University Press, 2013).  >>
Roberto Rojas-Cessa, PhD, of Brooklyn, NY, an associate professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), received an Innovators Award from the New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame (NJIHoF). >>
Treena Livingston Arinzeh, PhD, of West Orange, a professor of biomedical engineering at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), received an Innovators Award from the New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame (NJIHoF) at a formal banquet on Oct. 17, 2013 at the W Hotel in Hoboken.  >>
Marek Rusinkiewicz, PhD, of Califon, was elected a Fellow of Web Information System Engineering (WISE) Society during the 2013 WISE Conference in Nanjing China.  Rusinkiewicz, who is dean of the College of Computing Sciences, was recognized for his contributions to science and technology. >>
The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) NJIT Graduate Chapter, in conjunction with the Northern New Jersey Section of the AIAA, recently hosted a two-day glider building event and competition at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). The AIAA Glider Building Challenge was the first event of this kind held on the NJIT campus and was aimed at stimulating the creative skills and ingenuity of graduate and undergraduate students.  >>
The Materials Science and Engineering Program and the Department of Biomedical Engineering recently sponsored a seminar by Bose ElectroForce Systems Group.  In addition to discussing the materials science, engineering and technology of testing the mechanical properties of biomaterials, BOSE representatives also discussed internships and job opportunities at BOSE locations throughout the world.  >>
Matt Ford, senior vice president at Universe Cladding Solutions, recently gave a presentation to students from NJIT's College of Architecture and Design.  >>
NJIT alum Patrick J. Natale recently announced his retirement as executive director, chief staff officer and secretary of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).  His retirement will become effective Dec. 31, 2014.    >>
The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) NJIT Graduate Chapter, in conjunction with the Northern New Jersey Section of the AIAA, recently hosted a two-day glider building event and competition at NJIT. This was the first event of this kind held on the NJIT campus, aimed at stimulating the creative skills and ingenuity of graduate and undergraduate students.  >>
The Materials Science and Engineering Program and the Department of Biomedical Engineering are sponsoring lectures by Bose ElectroForce Systems Group on Oct. 16 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall 3.  >>
The NJIT Board of Overseers Excellence in Research Prize and Medal was awarded yesterday to Treena Livingston Arinzeh, PhD, professor in the department of biomedical engineering, in recognition of a sustained record of contributions that has enhanced the reputation of NJIT. >>
Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor Walid Hubbi presented a paper titled "Effects of Inductance Variations due to Temperature on Load-Flow Studies" at the 2013 North American Power Symposium in Manhattan, Kansas. >>
Rima Taher, senior university lecturer at NJIT's College of Architecture and Design, recently represented the North Jersey chapter of the Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) at the Local Leadership Conference of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).  >>
The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) has awarded NJIT a $289,000 grant to investigate alternative measures for flood mitigation in the Hackensack/Moonachie/Little Ferry area.  The effort will enhance rather than duplicate any on-going efforts by the US Army Corps of Engineers and other organizations.  NJIT's newest center, the Flood Mitigation Engineering Resource Center will handle the work. >>
The department of civil and environmental engineering begins the fall seminar series today with “Overview of U.S. DOT Connected Vehicle Program” by Joyoung Lee, assistant professor in the department. >>
NJIT Distinguished Professor Atam P. Dhawan, PhD,  recently joined the autism community at the NJ State House to be recognized for improving public and private autism services.  Dhawan, a noted electrical engineer and inventor in his own right, who heads NJIT's Interdisciplinary Design Studio (IDS) program, is also executive director of undergraduate research and innovation at NJIT.  The IDS program is offered to Albert Dorman Honors College students at NJIT.   >>
NJIT's department of mechanical and industrial engineering will begin its 2013 fall colloquium series on Sept. 18 with "Centrifugal Processing of Soft Material-based Systems," presented by Aaron Mazzeo, department of mechanical and aerospace engineering at Rutgers University.  The seminar will take place at 1:00 p.m. in MEC 221.  >>
It's been a productive summer for grad and undergrad members of the NJIT Chapter of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE).  >>
Two young women, both NJIT McNair Scholars and rising chemical engineers, were invited to join selective Department of Energy (DOE) internship programs.  >>
The NJIT community was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Gertrude Morse on August 21, 2013.  The university's sadness is truly tempered by fond memories of an exceptionally talented and compassionate woman.  Known to her many friends as Trudy, her life was rich with accomplishment as a poet, musician and social activist. >>
NJIT Professor Michel Boufadel has been appointed a member of a National Research Council (of the National Academies) committee on the Effective Daily Recovery Capacity.  The appointment is through Nov. 14, 2013.  The task includes providing guidelines on the best techniques for skimming oil off the ocean surface following spills.  Such guidelines are important for preparedness of regions regarding oil spills. >>
A TEDxNJIT event will take place again on September 12, 2013 in the Jim Wise Theatre on the New Jersey Institute of Technology campus and also via an accompanying live simulcast broadcast available to viewers worldwide.  The independently organized event, licensed by TED, has a theme of “Think Big – Think small” and feature leaders in various fields addressing a range of topics on how to take ideas and put them into action.  >>
An NJIT Capstone team has recently developed the website CELR.org, which stands for Creative Engineering Learning Resource.  The site was created by Priscilla Nelson, professor in the department of civil and environmental engineering, and a computer science Capstone team of undergraduates.  >>
Balraj Subra Mani, university lecturer in the department of mechanical and industrial engineering, recently presented a paper co-authored with Reggie Caudill, professor and department chair, on reverse engineering at the Fifth Annual First Year Engineering Experience Conference (FYEE) in Pittsburgh.  >>
Two NJIT researchers have demonstrated that using a continuum-based approach, they can explain the dynamics of liquid metal particles on a substrate of a nanoscale.  “Numerical simulation of ejected molten metal nanoparticles liquified by laser irradiation: Interplay of geometry and dewetting,” appeared in Physical Review Letters (July 16, 2013). >>
NJIT Professor Ali Akansu, PhD, wants to prevent another flash crash on Wall Street.  An electrical and computing engineer who is an expert in the relatively new field of adapting signal processing to strengthen the security of finance markets, he fights to be heard.  >>
Methi Wecharatana, PhD, master teacher in the department of civil and environmental engineering, has been asked to speak at the Thailand Innovation Forum: R&D to Commercialization Seminar on Aug. 15 in Bangkok.  >>
Construction speeds ahead as students from NJIT and Harbin Institute of Technology hurry to add finishing touches to their collaborative entry in the 2013 China Solar Decathlon Competition, sponsored by the US Department of Energy and China National Energy Agency.  Nexus House must be ready for judging by Aug. 2, 2013.  Thirteen NJIT alums and current students have been overseas since early July to finish the construction process.  The project began two years ago. >>
Congratulations to Aubrey Kelley-Cogdell, a recent winner of Manufacturing Engineering magazine's inaugural 30 Under 30 recognition program for excellence in manufacturing and science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields.  >>
NJIT Professor Michel Boufadel, is a co-author of a new expert report on the effects of the Deepwater Horizon (DWH) Mississippi Canyon-252 oil spill on ecosystem services in the Gulf of Mexico.    >>
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. >>
A hemostatic wound dressing, known as ChitO2-Clot, developed by a team of NCE biomedical engineering students took honorable mention for promising technological innovation in the recent 2013 BMEidea Competition.  >>
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. >>
Assistant Professor Raquel Perez-Castillejos recently gave one of the four courses at a conference on solid-state sensors, actuators and microsystems.  >>
Faculty and students recently participated in a design showcase in Long Branch sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Precast Association.  NJIT entries included work from College of Architecture and Design (COAD) studios, the department of engineering technology and the Concrete Industry Management (CIM) programs and the new Center for Resilient Design.  >>
NJIT took second place at the 2013 ASME Student Professional Development Conference (SPDC) National Student Design Contest held recently at the New York Institute of Technology. The proud team of mechanical engineering seniors, Tom Zirmirski and Jarius Amar, developed a remote controlled prototype device for removing radioactive waste.  >>
A patent was awarded to the late Ernest Geskin, PhD, of Florham Park, an expert in water jet technology and a mechanical engineering professor at NJIT for more than 25 years.  Sharing the patent with him is Krzysztof Kluz, PhD, his former student and now a senior mechanical engineer for Marotta Controls, Montville. >>
Congratulations to NJIT's Steel Bridge Team, placing 12th overall at the National Steel Bridge Building Contest.  This was the highest ranking ever by an NJIT team. >>
NJIT doctoral student Maxx Capece was awarded one of three, $2,000 first place prizes in a competition sponsored by the Catalent Institute.  His winning submission entitled, “Modified Release of Dry-Polymer Coated Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients,” provided a review of applications of dry-polymer control release drug delivery technologies on the particulate scale.  >>
An expert in robotics and automation problems, especially those involving manufacturing systems, NJIT Distinguished Professor and IEEE Fellow Mengchu Zhou will have two articles published in the upcoming proceedings of the 2013 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation.  Both papers were recently presented at this conference. >>
Michel Boufadel, professor in NJIT's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, will appear this weekend on a segment of One-on-One with Steve Adubato.  >>
Durgamadhab (Durga) Misra, professor and associate chair for graduate programs in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, recently received two awards from The Electrochemical Society (ECS).  >>
NJIT Distinguished Professor and electrical engineer Atam Dhawan hits the lecture trail again this summer as a distinguished speaker for an IEEE life sciences lecture series.  His focus will be how “Point of Care Healthcare” can reduce illness, improve the quality of life, and stop spiraling healthcare costs.  Dhawan, who will stop at conferences in Japan, Colombia and Croatia, tells audiences about the following. >>
NJIT Professor and IEEE Fellow Mengchu Zhou, an expert in robotics and automation, received a distinguished service award earlier this month from the IEEE division on robotics and automation.  >>
Rima Taher, senior university lecturer at NJIT's College of Architecture and Design, taught a live webinar yesterday on “Design and Construction of Low-Rise Buildings for High Winds and Hurricanes.” >>
Roberto Rojas-Cessa, associate professor of the department of electrical and computer engineering, was an invited speaker at the recent Advanced Energy Conference 2013 in New York.  >>
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.  >>
NJIT offers innumerable opportunities and the students who avail themselves of the many campus attributes ranging from 121 degree programs to an enviable 15:1 student-faculty ratio often leave NJIT to enjoy a rich, rewarding future.  Five inspirational stories below exemplify that if you stay in school and work hard, success follows.   >>
Twin biomedical and chemical engineering majors, Fabio and David Oliver, of Union, who graduate from NJIT at 9 a.m. on May 20, 2013, have a secret.  Although engineering is their first love and they are actively seeking career positions in their majors, don't expect to see these two spending their leisure time hunched over a computer screen.  >>
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). >>
Technology evangelist and Cisco System Senior Vice President Carlos Dominguez; and alums U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski, PhD, and  Edward Cruz, principal of Hop Brook Properties, will receive honorary degrees at the May 20, 2013 NJIT commencement.  The event, set for 9 a.m., will be held at Newark's Prudential Center.  The university will confer close to 2000 doctoral, master's and bachelor's degrees on members of the Class of 2013.  >>
NJIT continues to demonstrate the value of its educational offerings in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), according to the latest 2013 PayScale college rankings for return on investment (ROI).  NJIT is 6th (top 1 percent) among 437 public universities and 27th (top 2 percent) among 1,511 public and private institutions in the U.S.  >>
It was a clean sweep: Over the weekend NJIT students won the regional steel bridge contest as well as the concrete canoe contest.  This marks the second year in a row that NJIT has won both contests.  >>
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.  >>
NJIT's Elisha Yegal Bar-Ness Center for Wireless Communications and Signal Processing Research recently showcased the research of eight doctoral students.  The students' work was featured in presentations and posters displayed in the area.  The annual event aims to give doctoral students and their professors from the center a chance to exchange information from a year's worth of work.  The Center is located in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at NJIT's Newark College of Engineering.  >>
NJIT students Gaurav Majumdar, Karine Serrado, Carolina Ligorio and Rajesh Singh represented the MS Engineering Management team at the Regional Supply Chain Case Competition which recently took place at Rutgers University.  >>
The graduate entity of Society of Women Engineers (GradSWE) at NJIT conducted a workshop on “Applying to Faculty Positions” for PhD students and postdoctoral fellows at NJIT.  The workshop was divided into three sessions on applications, interviews and negotiations.  >>
Afolawemi Afolabi, fourth year PhD student at NJIT, won 3rd place at the Technical Research Exhibition (Oral Presentation Category) held during the 39th Annual Convention of the National Society of Black Engineers in Indianapolis in March.  >>
WHAT:  Fracking, short for hydraulic fracturing, injects fluid underground at high pressure to fracture rock formations in order to extract previously inaccessible oil and gas.  Opponents point to groundwater contamination, risks to air quality, and migration of toxic chemicals to the surface.  Is this technology vital for tapping much-needed energy or one that's environmentally destructive?  That's the question a panel of experts will explore at an upcoming NJIT Technology and Society Forum. >>
The NJIT Newark College of Engineering (NCE) will hold its 15th annual Salute to Engineering Excellence on April 16, 2013 in the NJIT Campus Center Atrium.  The event will celebrate the 94th anniversary of NCE, NJIT's flagship institution.  Honorees, who hail mostly from New Jersey, will include nine students, seven faculty and staff and two alumni with notable careers in technology and engineering.  >>
The NJIT Newark College of Engineering (NCE) will hold its 15th annual Salute to Engineering Excellence on April 16, 2013 in the NJIT Campus Center Atrium.  The event will celebrate the 94th anniversary of NCE, NJIT's flagship institution.  Honorees, who hail mostly from New Jersey, will include nine students, seven faculty and staff and two alumni with notable careers in technology and engineering.  >>
A technology vital for tapping much-needed energy or one that's environmentally destructive?  That's the question a panel of experts will explore at the Technology and Society Forum session on fracking April 10, 2013 from 3 – 4:30 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom.  The NJIT Technology and Society Forum is free and open to the public. >>
Rima Taher, PhD, PE, university lecturer at NJIT's College of Architecture and Design, was recently invited to Westwood Regional Jr./Sr. High School in Washington Township to address the eighth grade class and introduce the young students to the engineering profession as part of “Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day.”  >>
The university community mourns the recent passing of Peter Hrycak, professor emeritus of NJIT's Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering. >>
The Board of Trustees of New Jersey Institute of Technology has approved $200 million in construction and infrastructure projects on the university's Newark campus, designed to enhance and expand NJIT's role as the state's science and technology university and a leader in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education and research. The university will apply to the Secretary of Higher Education for $152 million from the Building Our Future Bond Act, state revolving funds and other sources to support the projects. >>
Shawn Chester, PhD, assistant professor in the department of mechanical and industrial engineering at NJIT, will present “Mechanics of Amorphous Polymers and Polymeric Gels” on Mar. 13 from 1:00 – 2:25 p.m. in MEC 221. >>
A lucky group of NJIT undergraduate students enrolled in the Concrete Industry Management (CIM) program available through the Newark College of Engineering's Department of Engineering Technology recently returned from a fascinating week in Las Vegas at the World of Concrete Annual Conference.  >>
Ricardo Bianchini, Rutgers University, will present “Leveraging Renewable Energy in Datacenters:  Present and Future” on Mar. 12 at 4:45 p.m. in 202 ECEC >>
Steven Nagy, NJIT alum and former structural designer and inspector, will present “An Overview of The New Austrian Tunnel Method (NATM):  Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project, Tysons Corner, VA” on Mar. 12 from 4:30 - 5:45 p.m. in Colton Hall Room 210. >>
NJIT will host a Biomedical Engineering Showcase with BS, MS, PhD and Capstone students on March 14 from 9:30-2:30 p.m. in Fenster Hall 6th Floor.  The showcase will feature projects and research via mini poster presentations and guided lab tours and is an opportunity to interact one-on-one with selected students and their faculty advisors as they research and discover new advances in Biomedical Engineering.  >>
Lori Peek, PhD, visiting research scientist at the National Center for Disaster Preparedness, Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University and an associate professor in the Department of Sociology at Colorado State University will present “When the Earth Shakes:  A Global Study of Earthquake Risk Reduction Activities, Barriers, and Needs” on March 7 from 4:30 -5:45 p.m. in Colton Hall Room 210. >>
Two new patents to improve orthogonal space time codes and decode data transmissions of space time spreading were recently awarded to NJIT Distinguished Professor Yeheskel Bar-Ness, executive director of the Elisha Yegal Bar-Ness Center for Wireless Communications and Signal Processing Research.  Co-inventors with Bar-Ness on both patents were NJIT alums Amir Laufer and Kodzovi Acolatse. >>
Ting Tan, The University of Vermont, will present “A Preliminary Idea of Bio-Inspired Wind Turbine Blade Structures” on March 6 from 1:00 – 2:25 p.m.in 221 MEC. >>
With more than 6.7 million students taking at least one course online, according to the 2012 Survey of Online Learning conducted by Babson Survey Research Group, higher education institutions are stepping up their efforts to meet the growing demand for online programs.  >>
NJIT's Paul Ranky, department of mechanical and industrial engineering, will discuss “Some R&D Results and New Research Methodologies in Concurrent / Simultaneous Product & Process Design Engineering with 3P and Other Methods” on Feb. 27 from 1:00-2:25 p.m. in MEC 221. >>
Xiaolu Wang, of Newark, a doctoral student at NJIT, was named the 2013 recipient of The Louis Berger International Scholar Award on Feb. 13, 2013.  Wang will receive a stipend of approximately $19,500 to cover tuition and living costs.  In 1997, The Louis Berger Group, Inc. established the Louis Berger International Scholar program at NJIT.  To date, the program has provided scholarships to nine NJIT students.   >>
The American Concrete Institute has named NJIT as an ACI Excellent University for 2012.  >>
Priscilla Nelson, professor in NJIT's Dept. Civil and Environmental Engineering, is scheduled to appear on WBGO 88.3 FM from 4-6:30 p.m. this evening, commenting on PSE&G's announcement of a $3.9 billion, 10-year overhaul of its system. >>
Annabelle Bexiga, the senior managing director and chief information officer at TIAA-CREF, will trace the dramatic changes that have taken place in the field of information technology when she addresses this year's 2013 Gilbreth Colloquium at NJIT.  >>
Dr. Zi Chen, Ph.D., Washington University, will present “Nonlinear mechanics, morphology and instability of ribbons, plates and rods” on Feb. 20 from 10:30 – 11:30 p.m. in MEC 224. >>
NJIT civil engineer Fadi Karaa, PhD, is scheduled to appear tonight on NBC News (Channel 4) at 11 p.m. EST for a special story about pipeline security.  Priscilla Nelson, PhD, and civil engineering department chair Taha Marhaba, PhD were also interviewed.    >>
Dr. Alper Murat, McGill University, will present “An Allocation-based Modeling and Solution Framework for Location Problems with Dense Demand” on Feb. 19 from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. in 224 MEC. >>
Dr. Rajiv Malhotra, Northwestern University, will discuss “Fundamentals of Process Mechanics and Process Innovation in Incremental Forming” on Feb. 18 from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. in 224 MEC. >>
Treena Livingston Arinzeh, professor in NJIT's Department of Biomedical Engineering, was recently nominated 2013 Emerald Honoree in the category of Educational Leadership.  The 2013 Emerald Honorees are distinguished innovators making a difference in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields.  >>
Inanc Senocak, Department of Mechanical & Biomedical Engineering, Boise State University, will discuss “Advanced Computing for Wind Energy and Environmental Applications” on Feb. 15 from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. in MEC 221. >>
Chris Yingchun Yuan, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin, will discuss “A System Approach for Reducing the Environmental Impact of Manufacturing and Sustainability Improvement of Nano-scale Manufacturing” from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. on Feb. 14 in 221 MEC. >>
For innovative research on semiconductor devices, NJIT Professor Durgamadhab (Durga) Misra, the associate chair for graduate programs in the Newark College of Engineering (NCE) Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, will receive two Division Awards next May, the 2013 Electronic and Photonic Division Award and the 2013 Thomas D. Callinan Award from the Dielectric Science and Technology Division of the Electrochemical Society (ECS).  Misra is an ECS Fellow. >>
Prof. Zhong-Ping Jiang, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Polytechnic Institute of New York University, will present “Feedback, Control and Dynamic Networks” on Feb. 12 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in ECE 202.  >>
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 team of NCE biomedical engineering undergraduates lead by George Ulsh and Dung Le, both of Mullica Hill, recently received the “People's Choice” award at a poster session and pitch competition sponsored by the New Jersey Entrepreneurial Network at Princeton University.   >>
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. >>
Joe Tien, Ph.D., Department of Biomedical Engineering, Boston University, will present a talk entitled, “Physical principles that govern vascularization of scaffolds” on Feb. 1 at 10:30 a.m. in the Central King Building (CKB) Room 204.  >>
Inspiration, innovation and invention will be this year's theme for the annual campus-wide undergraduate research showcase on Feb. 6, 2013 from 2-6 p.m. in the second floor gallery and ballroom of the NJIT Campus Center.  >>
The research of Dr. Cheul H. Cho, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, and Research Professor Dr. George Collins was recently published and featured on the Feb. 2013 cover of Biotechnology & Bioengineering, a leading journal in biomedical engineering.  >>
Sabine Kastner, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, Center for the Study of Brain, Mind & Behavior, Princeton University, will present a seminar entitled, "Neural basis of visual attention in the primate brain" on Jan. 25 at 10:30 a.m. in CKB 204. >>
The IEEE Control Systems Society is hosting a talk entitled, “Optimal Control of Redundant Systems with Controlled Infeasibility” on Jan. 24 from 5:15 to 6 p.m in ECEC 202.  >>
A pioneer in the field of signal processing in adaptive arrays and multiple sensor radar, NJIT Professor Alexander Haimovich has been named an IEEE Fellow.  His work has contributed greatly to the advancement and application of electrical engineering and technology.  >>
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
Reginald Tomkins, professor of chemical engineering and co-op adviser for the Otto H. York Department of Chemical, Biological and Pharmaceutical Engineering, was the winner of the 2011 Zaida C. Morales Martinez ACS Scholars Mentoring Prize.  >>
The Fall 2012 semester has proven to be both busy and successful for students enrolled in NJIT's Concrete Industry Management (CIM) program.  Andrew Canon, of Parsippany, CIM student and president of the NJIT American Concrete Institute (ACI) student chapter, appeared on the December cover of Concrete International.  >>
NJIT NEXT, NJIT's comprehensive campaign, has secured more than $100 million towards its $150 million goal, announced national campaign co-chairs Chief Operating Officer of Clarion Partners C. Stephen Cordes; Hatch Mott MacDonald President and CEO Nicholas M. DeNichilo; Chairman/CEO Anchor Industries International and Chairman Emeritus/Founder Tampa Bay Rays Vincent Naimoli.  All three chairs are NJIT alumni. >>
The NJIT American Concrete Institute (ACI) student chapter, consisting mainly of Concrete Industry Management (CIM) students, was recently awarded third place at the ACI 2012 Student Egg Protection Device Competition held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  >>
Andrew Canon, president of the NJIT American Concrete Institute (ACI) student chapter, appears on the December cover of Concrete International (CI).  >>
Nirwan Ansari, PhD, professor in the department of electrical and computer engineering, delivered the tutorial “Content Delivery Acceleration” at the 2012 IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM 2012), the flagship annual conference of the IEEE Communications Society held Dec. 3-7, 2012. >>
Shyamala Pillai, doctoral student in the Department of Chemistry and Environmental Science, won first place at the International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE) Graduate Poster Contest in San Francisco in November.  >>
NJIT Distinguished Professor Robert M. Miura has been named a 2013 inaugural Fellow of the American Mathematical Society (AMS).  This first class will honor 1119 scholars, representing more than 600 institutions.  Fellows have made outstanding contributions to the creation, exposition, advancement, communication, and utilization of mathematics, according to the Society.  >>
Dr. Sotirios G. Ziavras, professor in the department of electrical and computer engineering and director of the Computer Architecture and Parallel Processing Laboratory, served as general chair of the 24th IEEE International Conference on Tools with Artificial Intelligence that took place in Athens, Greece from Nov. 7-9. >>
Namas Chandra, Ph.D., P.E., Elmer Koch Professor of Engineering, Department of Materials and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, will present “Blast Induced Traumatic Brain Injuries: Experimental And Simulation Approaches” on Nov. 30 at 10:30 a.m. in GITC 1400. >>
With the goal of increasing the enrollment and retention of women students of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) at NJIT, the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and Newark College of Engineering have joined forces to develop a new mentorship program for women in STEM.  >>
Dr. Mark Kester, senior director of research for Stryker Orthopaedics, will discuss “Evolution of the Electronic Knee Prosthesis” on Nov. 28 from 1:30-2:30 p.m. in MEC 221. >>
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.  >>
Marco Gruteser, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at Rutgers University, will discuss “Distinguishing Users with Capacitive Touch Communication” on Nov. 20 at 5:00 p.m. in ECEC Room 202. >>
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.  >>
MengChu Zhou, professor in the department of electrical and computer engineering, director of the MS program in computer engineering and director of the MS program in power and energy systems, received the Lifetime Contribution and Leadership Award at the 20th Annual Convention of Chinese Association for Science & Technology – USA , which was held at Columbia University on Oct. 6, 2012.  >>
Catherine Britell, The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, and Joseph LoBuono, HDR Engineering, Inc., will discuss “The New Bayonne Bridge” on Nov. 15 from 4:30-6:00 p.m. in Colton Hall 416.  >>
The NJIT Board of Trustees yesterday commended in a formal ceremony NJIT Professor of Electrical Engineering Nirwan Ansari who was honored last month by the NJ Inventors Hall of Fame for his cutting edge work. Feted too by the Board, but unable to attend the ceremony, was noted NJIT Distinguished Research Professor of Physics Louis J. Lanzerotti.  >>
Although widespread rebuilding in the hard-hit New York metro region from Super Storm Sandy has not yet begun, NJIT Assistant Professor Mohamed Mahgoub, PhD, PE, says when the hammers start swinging, it's time to look at autoclaved aerated concrete.  The material, best known as AAC, has been heralded as the building material of the new millennium.  It's a lightweight, easily-crafted manufactured stone, strong enough to withstand earthquakes and hurricanes when reinforced with steel.  >>
Raquel Perez-Castillejos, assistant professor in the department of biomedical engineering, director of the Tissue Models Lab, chaired a session on “Biomedical Applications,” and presented a paper on “Portable, $5 Microfluidics Laboratory for Education and Outreach” at the 2012 Ibersensor International Conference.  >>
Marco Gruteser, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at Rutgers University, will discuss “Distinguishing Users with Capacitive Touch Communication” on Oct. 30 at 5:30 p.m. in ECEC, Room 202. >>
NJIT 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. >>
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.  >>
On Oct. 15, Concrete Industry Management (CIM) students had a once in a lifetime experience.  They had the chance to train on a state of the art concrete volumetric mixer, a portable concrete batch plant, provided by Cemen Tech Incorporation, the world's largest manufacturer of volumetric concrete mixing systems.  >>
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.  >>
Rima Taher, university lecturer in the College of Architecture & Design, has been invited to attend the Local Leadership Conference organized by the Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) in Salt Lake City, Utah on Oct. 12 and 13.  >>
Dr. Marina Thottan, Director of the Mission-Critical Communications Group at Bell Labs, will present “Secure Scalable Data-Centric Cloud for Smart Grid Data Analytics” on Oct. 16 at 4:00 p.m. in ECE 202. >>
Following a successful research collaboration with NJIT, Catalent Pharma Solutions of Somerset has announced that it has exclusively licensed innovative taste-making technology developed by NJIT Distinguished Professor Rajesh Davé, who was the principal investigator of a research project funded by Catalent.  >>
NJIT's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering will present “Analysis and Design of Diaphragm (Slurry) Walls” by Dr. Yousof Q. Abd Al-Jalil, senior engineer with Langan Engineering & Environmental Services.  The event takes place on Oct. 11 from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. in Colton Hall 416. >>
NJIT students and faculty can benefit from the staff expertise, unique facilities, and equipment related to naval warfare systems and technologies available from Naval Air Systems Command, Lakehurst (NAVAIR) through a new Educational Partnership Agreement.  >>
Dr. Selina Cai, assistant professor in the department of mechanical and industrial engineering, will present “Intertemporal Pricing and Return Policies for Strategic Consumers” on Oct. 4 from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m. in Colton Hall 416. >>
MengChu Zhou, professor in the department of electrical and computer engineering, director of the MS program in computer engineering and director of the MS program in power and energy systems, chaired a plenary speech session on “Distributed Intelligent Systems: a Paradigm Change, chaired a technical session on “Nonlinear Control Systems,” and presented two papers: “Solving Optimal Power Flow Problems Subject to Distributed Generator Failures via Particle Swarm Intelligence” and  “Maximally Permissive Control of Flexible Manufacturing Systems with Fewest Disjunctive Constraints” at the 2012 International Conference on Advanced Mechatronic Systems in Tokyo, Japan, from September 18-21, 2012.  >>
Pushpendra Singh, professor in the department of mechanical and industrial engineering, will present “Dispersion of Particles on Fluid-Liquid Interfaces” as part of the Applied Mathematics Colloquium on Sept. 28 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
The North Jersey IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society will host “From Academia to Industry:  How Digital Image Analysis Plays a Pivotal Role in Biomedical Engineering,” by Dr. Brian D'Alessandro, image analysis scientist with Canfield Scientific and NJIT alumnus.  >>
The department of civil and environmental engineering will host their first seminar of the 2012-2013 academic year.  >>
Ali Akansu, PhD, professor in the department of electrical and computer engineering, has been invited to give a talk on “Generalized DFT Waveforms for MIMO Radar Systems” at the 9th Annual Military Antennas Summit in Alexandria, VA on Sept. 27.  >>
The work of Boris Khusid, professor in the department of chemical, biological and pharmaceutical engineering, has been included in NASA's Flight Opportunities Program. >>
This Sunday while you're watching this year's Emmy® Awards, here's some news.  “Engineering Ground Zero,” a production of the prominent Boston-based NOVA, was named among six titles for best documentary.  >>
Sustainability is an issue that cuts across disciplines and requires a spectrum of scientific approaches.  Research at NJIT embraces the integrative and collaborative approach that is critical for understanding how mankind can thrive in a more sustainable way.  >>
The 2012 fall applied mathematics colloquium begins on Sept. 7 with “Optimal Control in Data Assimilation” given by Richard Moore, associate professor in the department of mathematical sciences.  >>
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.  >>
An expert in operations research and dynamic pricing decisions, Wenbo Selina Cai, PhD, has been appointed to the faculty of NJIT's Newark College of Engineering as assistant professor in the department of mechanical and industrial engineering.  >>
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. >>
Raymond B. Landis, Dean Emeritus of Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology at California State University will present a workshop on Aug. 28, 9:30-11:30 a.m. in Eberhardt Hall 115.  >>
Nirwan Ansari, PhD, a professor in the department of electrical and computer engineering at NJIT, will be delivering a keynote speech entitled, “Content Delivery Acceleration,” at ANT 2012. >>
Graduate student John Tang received the Elias Klein Founders' Travel Award for the North American Membrane Society (NAMS) Annual Meeting held in New Orleans, LA during June 9-13, 2012.  >>
Wen Zhang, PhD, has been appointed to the faculty of NJIT's Newark College of Engineering in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering as an assistant professor.  >>
Abdallah Khreishah, PhD, has been appointed to the faculty of NJIT's Newark College of Engineering in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering as an assistant professor.  >>
Michel Boufadel, PhD, a notable voice in the investigation of the Exxon Valdez oil spill and BP's Deep Water Horizon (DWH) blowout in the Gulf of Mexico, has been appointed to the faculty of NJIT's Newark College of Engineering, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.  >>
Bharat Biswal, PhD, an internationally renowned researcher recognized for mapping the brain's activity, will join NJIT's Newark College of Engineering this fall as a full professor and chair of the NJIT Department of Biomedical Engineering.  >>
The August issue of prestigious journal Science today has published a perspective by longtime NJIT Professor and noted polymer expert Marino Xanthos about polypropylene, a widely-used plastic with consumer applications ranging from food packaging to automotive parts, including car battery casings.  >>
NJIT Distinguished Research Professor and former Bell Labs scientist Louis J. Lanzerotti, will see his 50-year quest to better understand space weather and Earth's Van Allen Radiation Belts rocket, once again, into space on Aug. 23, 2012.  >>
If you've been hearing how American school children and teens are not learning as much as they should in STEM fields, stop by NJIT Aug. 6-8, 2012, for a story to debunk the myth.  >>
NJIT Research Professor Michael Jaffe, an expert in materials science and high performance polymers, has been selected to be a member of the 2012 class of Fellows of the American Chemical Society (ACS).  >>
Professor Ali Akansu, department of electrical and computer engineering, is the Lead Guest Editor of the upcoming special issue of IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing on Signal Processing Methods in Finance and Electronic Trading to be published in August 2012. >>
NJIT research professor Mike Jaffe has been selected as a member of the 2012 class of Fellows of the American Chemical Society.  The 2012 ACS Fellows will be honored at a special ceremony during the ACS National Meeting in Philadelphia on Monday, August 20, 2012 from 1:30pm-4:30pm.  >>
Atam Dhawan, distinguished professor and interim dean of Albert Dorman Honors College, will be giving a seminar on July 20 at the EPFL Center for Neuroprosthetics in Lausanne, Switzerland.  >>
Electrical engineering student Madonnina Suresh of Roselle Park has been selected as the recipient of the 2012 Anne Wiley Scholarship.  Suresh was nominated by ECE Undergraduate Advisor Shivon Boodhoo.  >>
Two NJIT graduate students, Shyamala Pillai and Laura Wirpsza, both of the chemistry department, participated and presented at the TechConnect World 2012 meeting in Santa Clara, CA from June 18 to 21.  >>
Undergraduate students from the NJIT Ronald E. McNair Program, Provost Research Program, Biomedical Engineering REU Program, Heritage Institute of Technology, BRCM College of Engineering and Technology (BRCM CET), SKP Engineering College (SKPEC), SRM University, (MSIT) Programs from India and graduate students from the NJIT/Beijing, China Engineering Management (MSEM) Program will present their summer research projects undertaken under the guidance of NJIT faculty.  >>
On July 5, Professor Ecevit Bilgili, Department of Chemical, Biological, and Pharmaceutical Engineering at NJIT gave a presentation to teachers, entitled:  “Industrial Perspective of Pharmaceutical Engineering”. >>
Nirwan Ansari, professor in the department of electrical and computer engineering, will be delivering a keynote, “The Making Over of TCP for Heterogeneity,” at  IEEE ICC 2012 - 2nd IEEE Workshop on Convergence among Heterogeneous Wireless Systems in Future Internet (CONWIRE 2012), on June 11, 2012 in Ottawa, Canada.  >>
With the start of the hurricane season and the current upswing in new home construction across the nation, it's never too late to think now about research-proven building and roof designs for regions susceptible to hurricane force winds.  >>
Arsalan Khan, a junior majoring in chemical engineering and minoring in law, recently published a book, Life Behind the Frames. >>
Dr. Sotirios G. Ziavras, professor in the department of electrical and computer engineering and director of the Computer Architecture and Parallel Processing Laboratory (CAPPL), presented a webinar on May 10, 2012.  >>
NJIT's Center for Wireless Communications and Signal Processing Research has been dedicated to Elisha Yegal Bar-Ness at a ceremony commemorating the late alumnus and honoring his father, Yeheskel Bar-Ness, distinguished professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. >>
Managing malware, better ways to fight electronic warfare and creating smarter wireless networks will number among the dozens of fascinating technology topics available to the public May 21-22, 2012 at NJIT when the prestigious 35th Annual IEEE Sarnoff Symposium opens in the Campus Center.  >>
Over the years Professor Angelo Perna, who has taught at NJIT for 45 years and rarely missed a graduation, has watched tens of thousands of students graduate from NJIT.  >>
Nirwan Ansari, professor in the department of electrical and computer engineering, will be delivering a keynote, “On Wide Area Network Optimization,” at the 4th International Conference on Communications, Mobility, and Computing (CMC 2012) at Guilin, China, May 21-23, 2012. >>
NJIT Associate Professor Roberto Rojas-Cessa will be the general co-chair of the upcoming 35th IEEE Sarnoff Symposium on May 21-22, 2012.  NJIT will be the host for the first time in the event's history.  >>
Tia Montalto, 22, of Old Bridge, grew up a tomboy, with a passion for cars.   Her long-time boyfriend, Walter Vittitoe, 29, of Laurence Harbor,   industrious and persistent, bright and able, good-hearted and grateful, worked for eight years as a machinist before enrolling at Middlesex County College, where they met.   >>
NeST Group of Companies Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Javad K. Hassan will deliver an inspiring message after receiving an honorary degree at NJIT's 2012 Commencement to be held Tuesday, May 15, 2012.  >>
NJIT Associate Professor Stephen Pemberton will speak about hemophilia to physicians on May 16, 2012 in Princeton at the Nassau Club at a special meeting of the Medical History Society of New Jersey.  >>
NJIT Associate Professor Edgardo Farinas has been awarded today a three-year $340,000 National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to investigate spores as a protein display platform for the directed evolution of membrane proteins.   >>
Mustafa U. Torun, PhD candidate in the department of electrical and computer engineering, recently gave two oral presentations on papers published in the IEEE CISS 2012 conference in Princeton, NJ (http://ee-ciss.princeton.edu/schedule.php). >>
Some two dozen civil engineering students at NJIT were thrilled last Sunday as they took first place in the 2012 Concrete Canoe Competition for the New York metropolitan region.  >>
On Wednesday, April 25, 2012, from 4-6 p.m. the IEEE North Jersey Section of the Instrumentation and Measurement Society (IMS) and the Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT) are hosting a talk entitled, “When Worlds Collide-Why Microwave and High Speed Digital Designers Should Be Best Friends.” >>
The future of green wireless networks will be the focus of a lecture on April 23, 2012 at NJIT http://www.njit.edu/ by Gee (George) Rittenhouse, the chairman of the board of the research consortium GreenTouch http://www.greentouch.org/.  >>
Roberto Rojas-Cessa, Associate Professor of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, gave a talk about "Limiting the Proliferation of Malware and Sybil Attacks"  in  the computer science building, Princeton University, on April 19, 2012. >>
Yesheskel Bar-Ness, distinguished professor in the department of electrical and computer engineering, and Pan Liu, alumni, received US Patent 8,023,583 on Sept. 20, 2011 for "Method and /or System for Estimating Phase Noise Error."  >>
Roberto Rojas-Cessa, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, has recently co-authored a new book on advanced Internet protocols. >>
A Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers and university lecturer at NJIT, John A. Wiggins, of Union Township, was appointed for the 2012-2013 accreditation cycle to the Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).  >>
Nirwan Ansari, professor in the department of electrical and computer engineering has received an additional three patents for his work.  >>
Alexander Haimovich, Ying Wu Endowed Chair in Wireless Telecommunications and professor in the department of electrical and computer engineering, Osvaldo Simeone, assistant professor in the department of electrical and computer engineering, Bo Niu, alumni, and Oren Somekh, research collaborator at Princeton University, received US Patent 8,112,095 issued on 2/ 7/2012 for “Sum Rate Of Broadcast Channels With Outdated 1-Bit Feedback.” >>
Yun-Qing Shi, professor of electrical and computer engineering, and Chunhua Chen, alumni, received US Patent 8,103,054 issued on 1/24/2012 for “Method For Identifying Marked Images Using Statistical Moments Based At Least In Part On A JPEG Array.” >>
Nirwan Ansari, professor in the department of electrical and computer engineering, and Zhiqiang Gao, alumni, received US Patent 8,091,132 issued on 1/ 3/2012 for “Behavior-based Traffic Differentiation (BTD) to Defend against Distributed Denial of Service Attacks.” >>
The Department of Engineering Technology has appointed three new BCANJ (Building Contractors Association of New Jersey) members to its Industrial Advisory Committee.  >>
Jordan S. Miller, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Bioengineering, University of Pennsylvania will discuss “Multiscale Vascularization of 3D Engineered Tissues” on April 5 at 11:00 a.m. in Fenster Hall, Rm. 190. >>
Dr. Shahab Shojaei-Zadeh, assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at Rutgers University, will discuss “Particle Transport Along and Across the Streamlines in Microfluidic Devices” on April 4, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. in MEC 224. >>
Dr. Mahmoud Wazne from Stevens Institute of Technology will present a seminar on “Beneficial Use of Industrial and Agricultural Waste Byproducts in Civil and Environmental Engineering Works” in Colton 210 at  4:30 p.m. on April 3. >>
Dr. Wonsiri Punurai, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Mahidol University, Nakhonpathom, Thailand will speak on “Monitoring Vibration-based Structural Healthusing Nonlinear Approach”.  >>
Dr. Abishai (Avi) Polus, professor of Transportation Engineering with the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, will discuss “Modeling Interchange Complexity and Its Effect On Safety” on Mar. 27 from 4:30-6:00 p.m. in Colton Hall 210. >>
Joe Goddard, PhD, professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of California, will discuss "Playing in Sand for Science, Engineering and Amusement (or Life without kT)” on March 28, 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. in GITC 3710.  >>
Professor Yee C. Chiew, Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering at Rutgers University, will discuss “Solubility and Thermodynamics of Pharmaceutical Systems” on Mar. 26 at 2:30 p.m. in Kupfrian Hall Room 117. >>
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.  >>
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded the Department of Biomedical Engineering funding for creating an REU site. >>
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.  >>
On Saturday evening, February 25th, the major yearly fundraiser for the Concrete Industry Management (CIM) program was held at Valbella Restaurant in NYC.  >>
Sihong Wang, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, The City University of New York, City College will discuss “Development of 3D Microfluidic Cell Arrays” on March 9, 10:30 a.m. in Central King Building 204.  >>
Durga Misra, PhD, professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at NJIT, will give a seminar on "From Graduate Student to a Successful Faculty Member" on March 8th at 4 pm in GITC-4415. For more information, please visit http://deepcs.njit.edu/gradfaculty.php. >>
Ravi Ananth, Onsight Technology USA, will discuss “Real Time XRD Microscopy” on March 7 from 2.30 to 4:00 p.m. in Tiernan Hall 406. >>
Dr. Pius Egbelu, Dean of the School of Management, will discuss the importance of providing engineering students with the leadership, business and management skills necessary to advance their careers on Tuesday, March 6 in Colton Hall 210 from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m.   >>
Richard Russo, president and CEO of Endomedix, Inc., will discuss "Starting Out in Medical Devices: A Long and Winding Road" on March 2 at 10:30 a.m. in the Central King Building Rm. 204.  >>
Sven G. Bilén, Engineering Design, Electrical Engineering and Aerospace Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, will discuss "The Need for Systems Thinking to Solve 21st Century Challenges" on March 5 at 2:45 p.m. in Kupfrian Hall Rm. 117. >>
Software engineer Lawrence "Larry" Bernstein an adjunct professor at NJIT has received the 2011 Industrial Innovation Award from the IEEE Communications Society.  >>
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. >>
NJIT's Department of Biomedical Engineering in collaboration with Career Development Services will host the second annual Biotech/Life Sciences Industry Forum on March 7, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the NJIT Campus Center Ballroom B. >>
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.   >>
Fuzzy Hierarchical Decision Modeling by NJIT Associate Professor Michael Khader has been re-issued by Lambert Publishing Company in a soft-bound text.  >>
Maxine Kwan, PhD, adjunct professor in the department of biomedical engineering at NJIT, will discuss "Designing the World's Best Badminton Racket" on Feb. 17 at 10 a.m. in the Central King Building Room 204.  >>
NJIT Associate Professor Jian Yang, an industrial engineer, recently delivered an invited lecture at Rutgers University about dynamic pricing involving competing firms.   >>