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2013 - 38 stories
2012 - 38 stories
2011 - 26 stories
2014
NJIT's Jay Meegoda, professor and director of the Geotechnical Testing Laboratory in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, will be featured on the upcoming Caucus: New Jersey program about the water crisis in Haiti.  >>
Michel Boufadel, director of NJIT's Center for Natural Resources Development and Protection, has been appointed to a National Academy of Sciences (NAS) committee charged with assessing the environmental impact of spills of the heavy Canadian crude oil known as oil sand. >>
Wen Zhang, assistant professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, has published an article in Water Research, a peer-reviewed journal that covers water science and technologies as well as water quality management. >>
Water experts at NJIT, Drexel University and Rowan University are joining forces to tackle the increasingly complex challenges affecting water resources in the region, from shrinking supplies, to industrial contamination, to climate change. >>
Vikram Singh '01, a chemical engineering graduate and a member of ExxonMobil's College Recruitment Team for NJIT, presented Moshe Kam, dean of Newark College of Engineering, with ExxonMobil's annual grant award to the college. >>
The NJIT community mourns the loss of Cheng-Tzu Thomas Hsu, professor of environmental and civil engineering, on July 31. >>
Environmental cleanup experts gathered at NJIT this week for an all-day public forum on a $1.7 billion proposal by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to dredge toxic sediment from an eight-mile stretch of the lower Passaic River. >>
NJIT's John A. Reif, Jr. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering will sponsor a public forum on the Proposed U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Plan for the lower eight miles of the Lower Passaic River on July 22, 2014, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Campus Center Atrium.  >>
Uncontrolled landfills are a growing problem in the developing world, polluting groundwater and emitting foul odors, while also boosting greenhouse gas emissions. >>
Stephanie Santos and Thomas Olenik, assistant professor and associate professor, respectively, in the John A. Reif, Jr. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at NJIT, gave a presentation this spring at the Tri-State Best Practices Conference at Bergen Community College. >>
C. T. Thomas Hsu, a professor in the John A. Reif, Jr. Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, and his two former Ph.D. students Dr. Sun Punurai and Dr. Pedro R. Munoz, recently received a patent for “System and Method of Use for Composite Floor.” >>
Two NJIT engineers, a senior and an alumnus from the Class of 2013, have won National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, generous three-year grants that allow them to focus intensively on research as they pursue doctoral degrees in graduate school. >>
Michel Boufadel, professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and director of the Center for Natural Resources Development and Protection at NJIT, has been elected a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).  >>
Learn more about engineering past Winter Olympics vs. Summer Olympics with this infographic created by NJIT. >>
Learn more about the role civil engineers played in the Sochi Olympics with this infographic created by NJIT. >>
2013
The Board of Trustees and the Administration of NJIT have honored three of the university's most outstanding friends and supporters with the naming of facilities and departments in their memory. >>
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 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. >>
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.  >>
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. >>
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.    >>
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. >>
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.  >>
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.   >>
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.  >>
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. >>
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. >>
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. >>
Steven Nagy, NJIT alum and former structural designer and inspector, will present “An Overview of The New Austrian Tunnel Method (NATM):  Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project, Tysons Corner, VA” on Mar. 12 from 4:30 - 5:45 p.m. in Colton Hall Room 210. >>
Lori Peek, PhD, visiting research scientist at the National Center for Disaster Preparedness, Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University and an associate professor in the Department of Sociology at Colorado State University will present “When the Earth Shakes:  A Global Study of Earthquake Risk Reduction Activities, Barriers, and Needs” on March 7 from 4:30 -5:45 p.m. in Colton Hall Room 210. >>
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. >>
NJIT civil engineer Fadi Karaa, PhD, is scheduled to appear tonight on NBC News (Channel 4) at 11 p.m. EST for a special story about pipeline security.  Priscilla Nelson, PhD, and civil engineering department chair Taha Marhaba, PhD were also interviewed.    >>
Reza Khanbilvardi, Executive Director of CUNY CREST Institute and Director of NOAA-CREST Center, The City College of the City University of New York, will discuss “Satellite Remote Sensing Application in Hydrological Monitoring and Modeling” on Feb. 12 from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m. in Colton Hall 210. >>
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. >>
2012
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. >>
A few days after Hurricane Sandy hit, NJIT Professor Michel Boufadel was awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to study the impact of the storm on the New Jersey shoreline.  The NSF Rapid Response Research Grant immediately allowed him to take a team of eight researchers to the beaches of Raritan Bay.  >>
Daniel J. Soeder of the National Energy Technology Laboratory, U.S. Department of Energy, will present “Shale Gas Development: Opportunities and Challenges” on Nov. 16 at 12:00 p.m. in the conference room of Colton Hall.  >>
Rebuilding in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, homeowners might consider the advice of Rima Taher, an expert in the design of low-rise buildings for extreme winds and hurricanes.  >>
Catherine Britell, The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, and Joseph LoBuono, HDR Engineering, Inc., will discuss “The New Bayonne Bridge” on Nov. 15 from 4:30-6:00 p.m. in Colton Hall 416.  >>
Jesse LeCavalier, assistant professor in the school of architecture, will present “Logistics, Archiecture, Infrastructure” on Oct. 25 in Colton Hall 416 from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m. >>
Priscilla P. Nelson, professor of civil engineering, will present “Approaches to Metrics and Methods for Resilience of Urban Infrastructure” on Oct. 24 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Polytechnic Institute of NYU in Brooklyn, NY.  >>
The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering will host “Computational Analysis and Design of Complex Underground Transit Structures” by Patrick H.C. Chan, Senior Supervising Engineer and Professional Associate, Parsons Brinckerhoff, on Oct. 18 in Colton Hall 416 from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m. >>

ASCE Seminar on Oct. 17

October 15, 2012
The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) student chapter is sponsoring a special seminar on Oct. 17 in Kupfrian 211 from 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. on soil magic and geosynthetics by Dr. David Elton of Auburn University.  >>
NJIT's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering will present “Analysis and Design of Diaphragm (Slurry) Walls” by Dr. Yousof Q. Abd Al-Jalil, senior engineer with Langan Engineering & Environmental Services.  The event takes place on Oct. 11 from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. in Colton Hall 416. >>
Dr. Selina Cai, assistant professor in the department of mechanical and industrial engineering, will present “Intertemporal Pricing and Return Policies for Strategic Consumers” on Oct. 4 from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m. in Colton Hall 416. >>
The department of civil and environmental engineering will host their first seminar of the 2012-2013 academic year.  >>
Sustainability is an issue that cuts across disciplines and requires a spectrum of scientific approaches.  Research at NJIT embraces the integrative and collaborative approach that is critical for understanding how mankind can thrive in a more sustainable way.  >>
Zachary Marinelli (Lake Hiawatha, NJ), currently matriculating toward his bachelor of science degree in civil engineering at NJIT, will receive a $2000 scholarship to further his education from the Concrete Industry Foundation. >>
Wen Zhang, PhD, has been appointed to the faculty of NJIT's Newark College of Engineering in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering as an assistant professor.  >>
Michel Boufadel, PhD, a notable voice in the investigation of the Exxon Valdez oil spill and BP's Deep Water Horizon (DWH) blowout in the Gulf of Mexico, has been appointed to the faculty of NJIT's Newark College of Engineering, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.  >>
NJIT and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) have forged alliances in diverse disciplines to improve our health and well-being.  >>
Some two dozen civil engineering students at NJIT were thrilled last Sunday as they took first place in the 2012 Concrete Canoe Competition for the New York metropolitan region.  >>
Dr. Mahmoud Wazne from Stevens Institute of Technology will present a seminar on “Beneficial Use of Industrial and Agricultural Waste Byproducts in Civil and Environmental Engineering Works” in Colton 210 at  4:30 p.m. on April 3. >>
Dr. Wonsiri Punurai, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Mahidol University, Nakhonpathom, Thailand will speak on “Monitoring Vibration-based Structural Healthusing Nonlinear Approach”.  >>
High school student teams will present their projects from the current season's work at the ACE Mentor Program Final Presentation Night on March 22 from 4-6 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom.  >>
Dr. Pius Egbelu, Dean of the School of Management, will discuss the importance of providing engineering students with the leadership, business and management skills necessary to advance their careers on Tuesday, March 6 in Colton Hall 210 from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m.   >>
Zach F. Gallagher, PE, LEED-AP, COO and vice president, Alliance Environmental & Natural Systems Utilities, will discuss "LEED and Integrated Water Resource Management" on Feb. 28, 4:30-5:45 p.m. in Colton Hall 210. >>
Gary Hemphill, PhD, PE of Parsons Brinkerhoff (East Side Access Project) will discuss "Tunneling in the Miaoli Area for the Taiwan High Speed Rail" on February 21, 4:30-6 p.m. in Colton Hall 210.   >>
Michel Boufadel, PhD, PE, professor of environmental engineering at Temple University and director of the Center for Natural Resources Development and Protection, will discuss "The Exxon Valdez Oil Spill after 22 Years: Persistence and Remediation" on Feb. 7, 4:30-6 p.m. in Colton Hall 210. >>
Wei Wang, PhD, PE, president of Urbantech Consulting Engineering, PC, will discuss "Construction of the 145th Street Bridge Over Harlem River in NY" on Jan. 31, 4:30-6 p.m. in Colton Hall 210. >>
The controversial issues behind the building of high speed rail lines in China will be the topic of conversation next week when NJIT Associate Professor Rongfang (Rachel) Liu takes the stage at the annual 91st Transportation Research Board (TRB) conference.  >>
Mohamed Mahgoub, PhD, assistant professor and Concrete Industry Management program director in the Department of Engineering Technology, has been appointed to the chair position of the American Concrete Institute Committee 555, Concrete with Recycled Materials, for a three-year term. >>
2011
Mahmoud Wazne, PhD, assistant professor in the Center for Environmental Systems at Stevens Institute of Technology, will discuss "Beneficial Use of Industrial and Agricultural Waste Byproducts in Civil and Environmental Engineering Works" on Nov. 22, 4:30-6 p.m. in Colton Hall 210. >>
Camille Kamga, PhD, assistant professor of civil engineering at The City College of NY, will discuss "Dynamic Traffic Assignment Modeling for Incident Management" on Nov.15, 4:30-6 p.m. in Colton Hall 210. >>
David R. Chapman, PE, president of Lachel & Associates, Inc., will discuss "Project Evaluation, Cost Estimating, and Risk Assessment" on Nov. 8, 4:30-6 p.m. in Colton Hall 210. >>
John J. Peirce, PE, DGE, vice president and secretary, and Jennifer Peirce Brandt, PE, vice president and principal of Peirce Engineering, Inc., will discuss "Selection of Excavation Support Systems: Advantages and Disadvantages" on Nov. 1, 4:30-6 p.m. in Colton Hall 210.  >>
John L. Cusack, president of Gifford Park Associates and board chair, New Jersey Corporation for Advanced Technology, will discuss "Technology Verification of Cleantech, Energy & Environmental Technology" on Oct. 11, 4:30-6 p.m. in Colton Hall Rm.210. >>
Rima Taher, PhD, PE, university lecturer in NJIT's College of Architecture and Design and consulting structural engineer at Taher Engineering LLC, will discuss "Working with Architects and Contractors: An Engineer's Perspective" on Oct. 4, 4:30-6 p.m. in Colton Hall 210. >>
Joseph Baladi, PE, PP, of the Division of Engineering and Development Review in Bergen County, NJ, will discuss "Capital Improvement Projects From A to Z" on Sept. 27, 4:30-6 p.m. in Colton Hall 210. >>
Acrow Corporation, a leading international bridge engineering and supply company headed by Bill Killeen ‘83, recently received the Presidential “E” Award for Exports from U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Gary Locke at the Department's headquarters in Washington, DC.  >>
Aficionados of modern poured-concrete design were in for a rude awakening last month when they heard NJIT Assistant Professor Matt Burgermaster's presentation at the 64th annual meeting of the Society of Architectural Historians.  >>
NJIT Civil and Environmental Engineering Professor Priscilla P. Nelson will deliver the keynote address at the 45th Annual Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium on June 26, 2011 in San Francisco. >>
Charles William Bell III, a graduate student majoring in civil engineering at NJIT, was chosen as one of the representatives of Newark who will accompany His Holiness The Dalai Lama during his visit to Newark this weekend at the Newark Peace Education Summit>>
For the sixth straight year, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Steel Bridge team has taken first-place honors at the annual Metropolitan New York Region Steel Bridge Competition this past weekend.  >>
NJIT's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering will sponsor a seminar on rail and transportation by Vinay Mudholkar, MS, MBA, director of railway programs at the Louis Berger Group, Inc. on April 18 at 6 p.m. in Kupfrian 107.   >>
Sissy Nikolaou, PhD, PE an associate of Mueser Rutledge Consulting Engineers, will discuss “Seismic Ground Motions for the Challenging Geologic Conditions of New York” on April 11, 11:30-1 p.m. in Colton 416.  >>
NJIT will be a unique contender in the upcoming April 16-17, 2011 P3 award competition on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.  >>
The Civil and Environmental Engineering Department will sponsor a guest lecture by Robert Prieto, senior vice president of Fluor Corporation, on April 4 at 11:30 a.m. in Colton 416.  >>
Student representatives from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) at NJIT visited a fourth-grade classroom in the Randolph school district, where they gave a presentation on “What Is Civil Engineering?” and conducted a hands-on activity using toothpicks and gumdrops to design and construct bridges.  >>
NJIT's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering will host three Graduate Seminars on March 28, beginning at 11:30 a.m. >>
Helping others is an important part of NJIT life. Many students are the children of immigrants, some are even immigrants themselves. Problems and issues around the world hit home.  >>
Eugenia K. Roman, PE, a senior engineer and vice president with Olson Engineering, will be the guest speaker at the ASCE meeting on March 23, 2:30-4 p.m. in Colton Room 416.   >>
William Sasso '73, manager of IT Finance and Controls at PSEG, will discuss "Risk and Risk Management" at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Graduate Seminar Series on March 21 at 7 p.m. in Kupfrian 107. >>
High school student teams will present their projects from the current season's work at the ACE Mentor Program Final Presentation Night on March 22, 4-8 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom. >>
Priscilla Nelson, PhD, professor of civil and environmental engineering at NJIT, will discuss "Tunnel Construction and Engineering" on March 21 at 6 p.m. in Kupfrian 107.   >>
Priscilla P. Nelson, PhD, professor in the NJIT Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering will receive a notable civil engineering award next month as a leader of the design and construction industry who has improved peoples' lives around the world. >>
Priscilla Nelson, PhD, professor of civil and environmental engineering at NJIT, will be an invited speaker next month at the Blackboard Jungle 4 Symposium at the University of Vermont.  >>
Priscilla P. Nelson, PhD, a professor in the department of civil and environmental engineering at NJIT, has been selected by the American Society of Civil Engineers to receive the 2011 Henry L. Michel Award for Industry Advancement of Research.  >>