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2010 - 14 stories
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2014
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.  >>
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
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.  >>
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. >>
2010
Anthony D. Rosato, PhD, a professor in the department of mechanical and industrial engineering at NJIT, will discuss "Modeling and Simulation in Granular Materials" at the 2010 NJEDge.Net  Conference on Nov. 17-19 in Plainsboro. >>
The Society of Automotive Engineers Formula Team at NJIT recently participated in the New Jersey Science and Engineering Festival at Clifton High School. The festival is a “World's Fair” comprised of exhibits, attractions, lectures, entertainment and opportunities to meet researchers, professors, and members of technical societies. >>
Anthony La Rosa '93, principal and managing director of Tri-Power Design, LLC in Denville, discussed his career path with mechanical engineering students last week at NJIT. The event was co-sponsored by the Society of Automotive Engineers and the Mary Sullivan Memorial Lecture Series.  >>
Zhiming Ji, PhD, associate professor in the department of mechanical and industrial engineering, will discuss "Development of a Gait Rehabilitation System" on Nov. 18 at 6:30 p.m. in  202 ECEC (Conference Room). For more information, contact MengChu Zhou at 973-596-6282. >>
Meng-Sang Chew, PhD, an associate professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics at Lehigh University, will discuss "Adaptive Control of a Model of an Artificial Heart: Theory and Experiment" at a Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Seminar on Nov. 3, 1-2:30 p.m. in the MIE Lecture Hall Room 224.  >>
Leslie Woodcock, PhD, Visiting Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Delaware, will discuss “Powders Behaving Like Liquids” at the Granular and Multiphase Flows Colloquium Series on Oct. 4, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in GITC 3710. >>
Paul G. Ranky, PhD, a professor in the department of mechanical and industrial engineering at NJIT, recently presented "Case-Based/Problem-Based Sustainable Green Engineering Teaching /Learning Methods and Experiences for Millennial Generation Engineering Students in the USA, Europe and Asia" at the 2010 International Symposium on Flexible Automation in Tokyo, Japan. He also served as co-chair of the Green Engineering Session at this conference. >>
Anthony D. Rosato, PhD, a professor in the department of mechanical and industrial engineering at NJIT  has received a Fulbright Senior Research Award to study the dynamic behavior of systems composed of particles at the University of Salerno, in Fisciano, Italy.  He'll start the four-month program next May. >>
Anthony D. Rosato, PhD, a professor in the department of mechanical and industrial engineering at NJIT, gave a seminar entitled "Microstructure Evolution in Tapped Monodisperse Spheres via Discrete Element Modeling" today at the University of Salerno in Fisciano, Italy. >>
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) has, once again, approved the outstanding teaching of the department of mechanical engineering at NJIT. For the seventh consecutive year, the department received the ASME Student Sections Award--formerly the Ingersoll-Rand Award.  The award typically goes to a college or university in the Northeast. >>
Several NJIT professors and graduate students participated in the 2010 Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) Annual Technical Conference on May 16-19 in Orlando, Florida. Attending were Professor Marino Xanthos, Research Professors Costas Gogos and Peng Wang of CBPE, Kwabena Narh, professor in NJIT's Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Linjie Zhu and Herman Suwardee of NJIT's Polymer Processing Institute (PPI), as well as five PhD students: Huiju Liu, who received his PhD degree this week; Jin Uk Ha, Qian Zheng, Min Yang, and Graciela Terife.  Peng Wang was the organizer, on behalf of the Otto H. York Department of Chemical, Biological and Pharmaceutical Engineering and PPI, of two special sessions on pharmaceutical hot melt extrusion. Six technical papers on research conducted on campus were presented by Wang, Gogos, Suwardee, Liu, Ha, and Terife. During the May 18 SPE awards ceremonies, Xanthos and Liu received the Heinz List Reactive Extrusion and the Professor Lew Erwin Outstanding Graduate Student Awards, respectively. >>
Anthony D. Rosato, PhD, a professor in the department of mechanical and industrial engineering at NJIT, will give a lecture entitled "Density Relaxation–A Review of the Literature and Recent Results" on March 17 at the University of Madrid. >>
An NJIT alumna of Haitian ancestry, who returns summers to teach in NJIT's Educational Opportunity Program (EOP), has just returned from a 10-day visit to Haiti. Mechanical engineer Darlene Clovis, who works at Picatinny Arsenal, flew to Haiti with Engineers Without Borders to evaluate the safety of buildings. >>
NJIT's Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering has been awarded the 2010 American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Lucy and Charles W.E. Clarke Scholarship. "I think our success in securing this funding is a reflection of the level of dedication and professionalism that our student members of ASME exhibit," said Mechanical Engineering Professor Harry Kountouras. "ASME has recognized that commitment by honoring NJIT and the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering with this award." >>
2009
Williams O. Williams, PhD, a professor in the department of mathematical sciences at Carnegie Mellon University, will discuss "Mechanics of Tensegrity Structures" at the Fall 2009 Granular and Multiphase Flows Colloquium Series on Dec. 7, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Mechanical Engineering Center Rm. 224. >>
Even if you are not a cook, you might have wondered why a pinch of flour (or any small particles) thrown into a bowl of water will disperse in a dramatic fashion, radiating outward as if it was exploding. Pushpendra Singh, PhD, a mechanical engineering professor at NJIT who has studied and written about the phenomenon, has not only thought about it, but can explain why. >>
Vincent J. Naimoli '62, chairman and chief executive officer of Anchor Industries International and chairman emeritus/founder of the Tampa Bay Rays, discussed "My Career Path from NJIT" with mechanical engineering students as part of the Mary Sullivan Memorial Lecture Series. Shown at left are: Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (MIE) Associate Chair Albert Narh, Naimoli, NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch, and MIE Chair Raj Sodhi. >>
NJIT Dean of Graduate Studies Ronald Kane will moderate a faculty panel representative of the colleges and schools at NJIT at the third edition of the popular panel discussion, "One Day in the Life of a Professor/Careers in Academe" on Nov. 11 at 4 p.m. in Eberhardt Hall Room 112. NJIT Dean of Graduate Studies Ronald Kane will moderate a faculty panel representative of the colleges and schools at NJIT. They include: Cristian Borcea, department of computer science, Joseph Bozzelli, department of chemistry and environmental science, Zhiming Ji, department of mechanical and industrial engineering, and Marguerite Schneider, School of Management, who will discuss academic careers and share their experiences in a program aimed at graduate students.  >>
Denis L. Blackmore, PhD, professor in the department of mathematical sciences at NJIT, will discuss "Tapping Dynamics for A Column of Particles" on Nov. 9, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Mechanical Engineering Center Rm. 224. The Fall 2009 Colloquium Series is sponsored by The Granular Science Laboratory at NJIT. For further information, please contact Dr. A. Rosato, ME Dept. (rosato@njit.edu; 973-596-5829). >>
Xi Chen, PhD, an associate professor in the department of earth and environmental engineering at Columbia University, will discuss "Energy Conversion using Nanoporous Materials and Functional Liquids" on Oct. 7, 1-2:30 p.m. in the Mechanical Engineering Center Rm. 224. >>
Beena Sukumaran, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Rowan University, will discuss the "Influence of  Inherent Particle Characteristics on the Shear Strength Properties of Particulate Materials" on Oct. 12, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Mechanical Engineering Center Rm. 2242. Sukumaran's lecture opens the Fall 2009 Granular and Multiphase Flows Colloquium Series, sponsored by the Granular Science Laboratory. >>
Anthony D. Rosato, PhD, a professor in the department of mechanical and industrial engineering at NJIT, was invited to give a presentation at the Joint IUTAM-ISIMM Symposium on Mathematical Modeling and Physical Instances of Granular Flows on Sept. 14-18 in Reggio Calabria, Italy. "Density Relaxation of Granular Matter via Monte Carlo and Discrete Element Simulations" is the title of his paper. >>
Akash R. Shukla, an industrial engineering major at NJIT, celebrated on Sunday the release of his new book titled Measure of a Man, a personal account of his experience with limb-lengthening surgery and his year-long recovery. Attending the event were NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch, Interim Provost Donald H. Sebastian, NCE Dean Sunil Saigal and Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Chair Rajpal S. Sodhi. For more information about Shukla's book, click here>>
NJIT senior Babatunde Busari, a dual computing sciences and mechanical and industrial engineering major, was named the winner of the second annual Randal Pinkett Campus CEO Challenge last week. The competition provides an opportunity for young entrepreneurs currently running their own companies or brainstorming a possible business idea to submit their mini-business plans for a chance to win cash prizes, awards and a business consultation with Dr. Pinkett.  >>
Jane C. Li, PhD, a vice president at NL Chemical Technology, Inc. in Mount Prospect, Illinois, will give The Vincent A. Stabile Systems Engineering & Management Lecture on May 4 at 3 p.m. in the Guttenberg Information Technologies Center Seminar Room 3730. Contact: Vonney Williams, vonney@njit.edu, ext. 3333. >>
James T. Jenkins, PhD, the Walter S. Carpenter, Jr. Professor of Engineering, Theoretical and Applied Mechanics at Cornell University, will discuss "Dense Inclined Flows of Granular Materials" on April 6, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Mechanical Engineering Center 224. The lecture is part of the Granular and Multiphase Flows Colloquium Series sponsored by the Granular Science Laboratory. >>
The New Jersey Chapter of the Society of Material Handling  gave NJIT last night $3,000 to fund students studying material handling or management. NJIT students who study this discipline are enrolled in the industrial engineering discipline offered by Newark College of Engineering. >>
2008
Students in Professor Kevin J. McDermott's Industrial Robotics Course will compete in the 6th Annual Mobile Robots Competition on April 21 at 1:30 p.m. in the Industrial Robotics Laboratory in GITC 2310. Teams of Industrial Robotics students have been designing, developing and building individual mobile robots based on the theory and techniques acquired during the semester. The competition will encompass several tasks that each mobile robot, which can be autonomous or wire controlled, must perform during specific times.  >>
An open house and robotics demonstration of cutting-edge manufacturing processes will showcase the new Vincent A. Stabile Laboratory at NJIT's Newark College of Engineering (NCE) on Feb. 20, 2008 from 1 p.m.- 4:30 p.m. >>
2007
As a child Ashley Chou enjoyed playing with Legos. Taking things apart to see how they worked was her passion. She never lost this inquisitive quality, which she hopes to serve future employers well. Chou will graduate from NJIT on May 17, 2007 with a degree in industrial engineering. >>
Liberty Science Center and NJIT have signed an agreement affirming their dedication to collaborating and cooperating in programs and initiatives that advance mutual missions and objectives that lead to improved teaching and learning, and that contribute to improved science and technology literacy. >>
Abdelfattah M.G. Zebib, PhD, a professor and deputy dean of the School of Engineering at Rutgers University, will discuss “Marangoni Instabilities in Spherical Shells" on April 18 at 1 p.m., Mechanical Engineering Center, Rm. 224. >>
2006
Benjamin J. Glasser, PhD, an associate professor in the department of chemical and biochemical engineering at Rutgers University, will discuss “"Segregation and Spatio-Temporal Dynamics of Granular Shear Flows" on Nov. 27 from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Mechanical Engineering Center, Rm. 224. >>

KUDOS October 2006

October 01, 2006
Professor Emeritus To Receive Mathematics Prize from National Cultural AssociationVladislav Goldberg, PhD,  professor emeritus in the department of mathematical sciences, will receive the Mathematics Prize for 2006 from the National Cultural Association at an awards ceremony in November in Reggio Calabria, Italy.Professor Named Associate Editor of International JournalPaul G. Ranky, PhD, a professor in the department of industrial engineering, was named associate editor of Assembly Automation, a well-established international journal by Emerald Publishers in the UK.Alumna Named To Who's Who of American WomenRita Thornton, PhD, who received her doctorate in environmental science from NJIT and was the graduate student speaker at the May 2006 commencement ceremony, was selected to be in the 2007 edition of Who's Who of American Women.Architecture Professor Appointed Assistant Editor of Multi-Volume Series on US BuildingsGabrielle Esperdy, assistant professor at New Jersey School of Architecture, has been named assistant editor of the Buildings of the United States, a multi-volume series sponsored by the Society of Architectural Historians, and appointed to the Editorial Board of the Journal of Architectural Education, published by the Associate of Collegiate Schools of Architecture. She also received a grant from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts for her continuing research on "The Architectress in United States: Perceptions and Realities of Women in Practice Since WWII." >>
Paul G. Ranky, PhD, a professor in the department of industrial and manufacturing engineering at NJIT, presented an invited conference paper last month at The Project Management Institute Risk SIG and the Institute for International Research: Annual US National Project Risk Symposium in Houston, Texas. >>