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2013 - 37 stories
2012 - 18 stories
2011 - 11 stories
2014
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. >>
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. >>
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. >>
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. >>
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. >>
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.  >>
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. >>
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. >>
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. >>
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.  >>
2013
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.” >>

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. >>
The university community mourns the loss of Lilyan Kreitchman, widow of Morton A. Kreitchman, class of '44. >>
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.  >>
NJIT will mark the start of the school year on Sept.18, 2013, with University Convocation, an annual celebration and awards ceremony.  The event, which recognizes the accomplishments of students, faculty and staff, will be held at 3 p.m., in the Naimoli Family Athletic and Recreational Facility on the NJIT campus. A reception will follow. >>
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.  >>
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. >>
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.  >>
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 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. >>
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. >>
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. >>
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. >>
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. >>
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. >>
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. >>
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. >>
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. >>
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 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.  >>
NJIT graduate and undergrad degree programs in engineering technologies and engineering-related fields are racking up kudos when it comes to educating minority students, according to the most recent rankings by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education.  >>
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.   >>
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. >>
NJIT Associate Professor Jian Yang, an industrial engineer, recently delivered an invited lecture at Rutgers University about dynamic pricing involving competing firms.   >>
The NJIT community mourns the loss on December 25, 2011 of Ernest Geskin, PhD, professor in the department of mechanical and industrial engineering.  >>
2011
Anthony D. Rosato, PhD, professor in the department of mechanical and industrial engineering at NJIT, gave a talk entitled "Transition of Random Granular Assemblies to Structural Order via Mechanical Tapping" on Sept. 6 at the Universidad Politecnica de Madrid.  >>
Shivon Boodhoo, undergraduate advisor in the department of electrical and computer engineering, and Sanchoy Das, PhD, professor in the department of mechanical and industrial engineering, presented their work at the 2011 Health Care Operations Research/Systems Engineering Symposium on August 10-12 at the Mayo Clinic. >>
Anthony Rosato, PhD, a professor in the department of mechanical and industrial engineering at NJIT, will give a talk on August 17 at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg in Germany. >>
Pius J. Egbelu, PhD, professor of industrial engineering at Louisiana State University, has been appointed the new dean of the NJIT School of Management.  >>
Anthony D. Rosato, PhD, a professor in the department of mechanical and industrial engineering, will give a talk entitled "Microstructure Evolution in Tapped Monodisperse Sphere Packings via Discrete Element Simulations" on June 3 at the University of Trento and on June 7 at the Polytecnico di Milano. >>
A memorandum of understanding was signed today between NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch and representatives from the University of Parma, Polytechnic of Valencia, University of Extremadura, and Rutgers University for a dual bachelor's degree that focuses on multinational engineering management.  >>
Catherine Florio, a doctoral candidate in the department of mechanical and industrial engineering, was acknowledged as a Second Year Amelia Earhart Fellow at the Zonta International District 3 Annual Regional Conference. >>
Sometimes engineering school really is fun. Just ask six Newark College of Engineering undergrads, three of whom recently made a remarkable road trip to Fort Worth, Texas to watch the “Flying Highlander” take fourth place in a notable aerospace international competition.  >>
Carl Wassgren, PhD, a professor in the School of Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University, will discuss "Modeling Uniformity in Particulate Coating Processes" on April 4, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in MEC 224. >>
Christine Hrenya, PhD, an associate professor in the department of chemical and biological engineering at the University of Colorado-Boulder, will discuss "'Stokes's Cradle' and Beyond: Using Toys to Probe the Physics of Wetted-particle Agglomeration" on March 7, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the MEC 224. >>
Pushpendra Singh, PhD, a professor in NJIT's department of mechanical and industrial engineering, will discuss "Manipulation of Particles Trapped at Fluid-Liquid Interfaces" on Feb. 7 at 4 p.m. in Cullimore Hall Rm. 611. >>