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2013

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. >>
2009

KUDOS-August 2009

August 24, 2009
An article by NJIT Professor Hans Chaudhry (lead author), and Associate Professors Bruce Bukiet and Zhiming Ji has received the 2009 George W. Northup, DO, Medical Writing Award.  >>
2008

KUDOS-November 2008

November 17, 2008
Congratulations to Theologos Homer Bonitsis, Christopher Funkhouser, and Elizabeth Avery-Gomez '07 and students Nilufa Rahim and Brian Novello on their recent accomplishments. >>

KUDOS - January 2008

January 01, 2008
History Professor Receives NASA Research GrantNeil Maher, associate professor in the federated department of history at NJIT, has been awarded a $45,000, three-year research grant from the NASA History Division and NASA's Science Mission Directorate, in the area of History of the Scientific Exploration of Earth and Space (HSEES).  The grant will support research on his next book, tentatively titled Ground Control: An Environmental History of NASA and the Space Race. >>
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2006

KUDOS-December 2006

December 01, 2006
Lev N. Krasnoperov, PhD, a professor in the department of chemistry and environmental science at NJIT, in collaboration with Jingping Peng and Paul Marshall of the University of North Texas, has made an important advancement in the theory of reactions that exhibit negative apparent activation energies. In their paper entitled "Modified Transition State Theory and Negative Activation Energies of Simple Metathesis Reactions: Application to the Reaction CH3+HBr --> CH4 + Br" that appeared in the Journal of Physical Chemistry (March 2006), they developed a modified transition state theory (MTST) for such reactions, which explained the "negative temperature dependences" and provided quantitative agreement with the experiment. The controversy surrounding "simple metathesis reactions" that exhibit negative apparent activation energies has been an issue in chemical kinetics for about 20 years. The works of Dr. Krasnoperov, Peng and Marshall are an important contribution in understanding of the phenomenon and may also further provide support for the accurate determination of energies of chemical bonds based on kinetic measurements. >>
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KUDOS-November 2006

November 01, 2006
NJIT Chemistry Professor Receives Pro Bono Award from NJACS
Sanjay Malhotra, PhD, an assistant professor in the department of chemistry and environmental science, has received the 2006 Pro Bono Award from the North Jersey Section of the American Chemical Society (NJACS). The award recognizes a special commitment to motivating high-school students to pursue careers in the chemical sciences and contributing to NJACS activities.IS Professor Receives Grant for Improvisation in Emergency Response
David Mendonca, PhD, an associate professor in the department of information systems, is the principal investigator on a three-year, $710,000 grant, "Agents of Change: Improvisation in Emergency Response: Linking Cognition, Behavior and Social Interaction."   SOM Professor Participates in International Informatics Forum
Katia Passerini, PhD, an assistant professor in the School of Management, helped to organize and lead the scientific program of the 2006 International Informatics Forum on Knowledge Management sponsored by the University of Tunis-Carthage in Tunis. >>

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." >>

KUDOS-September 2006

September 01, 2006
NJIT has promoted one faculty member to the rank of distinguished professor, six to the rank of professor and 13 to the rank of associate professor with tenure.

PROMOTED TO DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR

Rajesh Dave
Chemical Engineering

PROMOTED TO PROFESSOR

Asokan Anandarajan
Management Lisa Axe
Civil & Environmental Engineering Timothy Chang
Electrical & Computer Engineering Steven I-Jy Chien
Civil & Environmental Engineering Nancy Jackson
Chemistry & Environmental Science Burt Kimmelman
Humanities

PROMOTED TO ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR WITH TENURE

Tara Alvarez
Biomedical Engineering Treena Arinzeh
Biomedical Engineering Maurie Cohen
Chemistry & Environmental Science Christopher Funkhouser
Humanities Chengjun Liu
Computer Science Ronfang (Rachel) Liu
Civil & Environmental Engineering Neil Maher
Federated History David Mendonca
Information Systems Cyrill Muratov
Mathematical Sciences Vincent Oria
Computer Science Marguerite Schneider
Management Darius Sollohub
Architecture Jian Yang
Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering >>

KUDOS-August 2006

August 01, 2006
Thirty Albert Dorman Honors College Students and Assistant Dean Inducted Into Phi Eta Sigma
Thirty Albert Dorman Honors College students were inducted into the Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society at NJIT, which recognizes outstanding academic achievement among members of the freshman class. In addition, Shane Y. Williamson, assistant dean for academics, was inducted as an honorary member for her assistance to Honors College freshmen. NJIT Chemistry Professor Presents Research at International Symposium
Dr. Lev N. Krasnoperov, a professor in the department of chemistry and environmental science at NJIT, in collaboration with Jingping Peng and Paul Marshall of the University of North Texas, has made an important advancement in the theory of reactions that exhibit negative apparent activation energies. In their paper entitled "Modified Transition State Theory and Negative Activation Energies of Simple Metathesis Reactions: Application to the Reaction CH3+HBr -> CH4 + Br," which appeared in the Journal of Physical Chemistry Analysis in March 2006, they developed a modified transition state theory (MTST) for such reactions that provided quantitative agreement with the experiment.  In addition to the published journal article, Dr. Krasnoperov recently presented this research at the 19th International Symposium on Gas Kinetics in Orleans, France, July 22-27, 2006. >>

KUDOS-June 2006

June 01, 2006
Distinguished Professor Named Inventor of the YearYeheskel Bar-Ness, PhD, a distinguished professor at NJIT, was named an Inventor of the Year by the New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame. Bar-Ness was cited for his inventive research in the area of electrical and computer engineering at an awards luncheon at NJIT.NJIT Mathematician and Geometry Expert Lauded for WorkVladislav Goldberg, PhD, a distinguished professor in the department of mathematical sciences at NJIT and an expert in web geometry, was honored last month for a lifetime of scholarship. The International Geometry in Odessa Conference in Ukraine lauded the mathematician during a multi-day conference.     >>

KUDOS-May 2006

May 01, 2006
NJIT Provost Named Honorary Member by ASCEPriscilla P. Nelson, PhD, provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at NJIT, was elected an Honorary Member by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Board of Direction. Honorary Members are those who have demonstrated achievement and contributed noteworthy services in any field of endeavor who have adhered to high standards of conduct, and whose efforts have benefited their communities, the nation and humanity. The Class of 2006 of 11 Honorary members will be inducted during the ASCE Annual Conference in October.Graduate Student Awarded a 2006 SPIE Educational Scholarship  Aysegul Ergin, a doctoral student in biomedical engineering at NJIT, was awarded an  Educational Scholarship in Optical Science & Engineering by SPIE-The International Society for Optical Engineering. The Scholarship Committee selected Ergin for her potential long-range contribution to the field of optics and photonics. Student Places Third in First Annual Electronic Trading Olympiad Yanzhi Bai, a graduate student in the College of Computing Sciences at NJIT, placed sixth in the first annual Electronic Trading Olympiad sponsored by the Interactive Brokers Group (IBG). IBG created the Olympiad to highlight the growing need for engineers and computer science professionals in the financial services industry.   >>

KUDOS-April 2006

April 01, 2006
NJIT Students Take First and Third Place in ASME Mechanical Engineering CompetitionNJIT continued its run of success at the annual American Society of Mechanical Engineers Regional Student Conference on April 1, 2006 at Fairleigh Dickinson University. For the eighth time in the last eleven years, NJIT mechanical engineering students captured first place in the National Student Design Contest. The design involved the development of a prototype device for cast fishing for a quadriplegic using sip and puff technology. The winning team of John Kurdyla and Alejandro Perez will represent ASME Region II at the International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE) in Chicago in November. NJIT's team of Eric Jakubik and Eric Shapiro also honored the university with a third-place finish in the contest. >>
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KUDOS

March 01, 2006
Assistant Librarian Accepted to Prestigious Frye Leadership InstituteJim Robertson, assistant University librarian, has been selected in a national competition to attend the 2006 Frye Leadership Institute to be held June 4-16, in Atlanta, GA. The Frye Leadership Institute exists to develop creative leaders to guide and transform academic information services for higher education in the 21st century.  >>
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Kudos-February 2006

February 01, 2006
Architecture Professor Named to Rutgers Redesign Competition Jury
Darius Sollohub, an assistant professor in the New Jersey School of Architecture, has been named to a panel of experts that will judge the international competition to redesign Rutgers University's College Avenue campus. The panel will evaluate and rank design concepts submitted by five teams of accomplished architecture and landscape firms.Professor Named IEE Professional Review Interviewer
Paul G. Ranky, PhD, a professor in the IME and IT Departments, became a Professional Society Membership Reviewer: IEE Professional Review Interviewer for East Coast, USA (appointed by the IEE [UK], The Institution of Electrical Engineers, incorporating the Institution of Production Engineers, London, UK).Assistant Librarian Accepted to Prestigious Frye Leadership Institute
Jim Robertson, assistant University librarian, has been selected in a national competition to attend the 2006 Frye Leadership Institute to be held June 4-16, in Atlanta, GA. The Frye Leadership Institute exists to develop creative leaders to guide and transform academic information services for higher education in the 21st century. >>

KUDOS - January 2006

January 03, 2006
Cohen Receives AT&T Faculty Fellowship AwardMaurie Cohen, PhD, an assistant professor in the department of chemistry and environmental science, received an Industrial Ecology Faculty Fellowship award from the AT&T Foundation.  NJIT's Communications Group Receives Awards for Exemplary WorkThe online Newsroom sponsored by NJIT, which is available for both public and internal viewing, has won an Apex Award from Communications Inc. of Virginia, and a gold award from MarCom Creative Awards, of Texas. The university's 2003-2004 annual report received a commendation for non-traditional design from the International ARC Awards.  >>
2005
A unique, web-based management system that gives employers and student employees instant access to critical credentialing information received a national award from Educause, a nonprofit association that advances the intelligent use of information technology in higher education. Kathy Bialk, director of student financial aid services and Haresh Gopal, acting director of university information systems, accepted the honor on behalf of the university at the Educause annual conference this fall. >>
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KUDOS - December 2005

December 01, 2005
Maurie Cohen, PhD, an assistant professor of environmental policy studies at NJIT, wrote a letter to the editor that was published in the New York Times on December 13, 2005. Read The Letter >>
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KUDOS - November 2005

November 01, 2005
The NJIT Chapter of the Hispanic Organization of Students in Technology/Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (HOST/SHPE) was the big winner at the 2005 SHPE Eastern Technical Career Conference held in October. NJIT was awarded the Orlando Montan Chapter Leadership Award and students Danny Lozano and Hermes Alverez won the Most Promising Engineer award and the Technical Poster Competition, respectively. Raymond A. Calluori, PhD, Office of Institutional Research and Planning, served as a member of the Juvenile Delinquency Advisory Board for McGraw-Hill's recently released reader, Annual Editions: Juvenile Delinquency and Justice 06/07. Articles on school shootings and Ecstasy use by youth, suggested by Dr. Calluori, were included in the collection. >>
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KUDOS - October 2005

October 01, 2005
Faculty, staff, students and alumni received awards during the second annual University Convocation on September 28, 2005.MASTER TEACHER DESIGNATIONJohn Bechtold, PhD Mathematical SciencesJames Geller, PhD Computer ScienceBernard Koplik, PhD Mechanical EngineeringMichael Mostoller, PhD ArchitectureEDWARD F. WESTON MEDAL FOR PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENTGeorge Newcombe '69FOUNDATION OVERSEERS PUBLIC & INSTITUTE SERVICE AWARDHoward Kimmel, PhD Chemical EngineeringHARLAN J. PERLIS AWARD FOR RESEARCHJohn Federici, PhD PhysicsCONSTANCE A. MURRAY DIVERSITY AWARDTalina Knox, Murray Center for Women in TechnologyEXCELLENCE IN TEACHING AWARDSINSTRUCTION BY A TEACHING ASSISTANTIvan Zorych, PhDMathematical SciencesINSTRUCTION BY AN ADJUNCT PROFESSORMichael Hornsby, PhD, Civil and Environmental EngineeringINSTRUCTION BY A SPECIAL LECTURERJames Lipuma, PhD, HumanitiesPROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT BY A TENURED FACULTY MEMBERJacob Klapper, PhD,  Electrical and Computer EngineeringTEAM, INTERDEPARTMENTAL, MULTIDISCIPLINARY OR NON-TRADITIONAL TEACHINGDurgamadhab Misra, PhD, Electrical and Computer EngineeringUNDERGRADUATE INSTRUCTION, LOWER DIVISIONRajiv Mehta, PhD, ManagementGRADUATE INSTRUCTIONDimitrios Theodoratos, PhD, Computer SciencePETER SMALL MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIPDiana Martinez, BiologyPRESIDENTIAL LEADERSHIP AWARDSErica D'Almeida, ArchitectureNisha Goklaney, ManagementMendonça Receives NSF AwardDavid Mendonça, assistant professor in the department of information systems, received a National Science Foundation (NSF) award entitled "SGER: Hurricane Katrina Debris Removal Operations: The Role of Communication and Computing Technologies." Mendonça currently is in his first year of a five-year award from the NSF.Post-Doctoral Students Awarded FellowshipsKathleen Gilbert, Jason Steffener, post-doctoral graduates at NJIT, were awarded fellowships from the New Jersey Technology Fellowship program. Launched in April, the program helps move cutting-edge research from the lab to the marketplace by providing funding to emerging high-tech companies that hire post-doctoral graduates from New Jersey research universities.    >>

KUDOS - September 2005

September 01, 2005
NJIT has promoted one faculty member to the rank of distinguished professor, five to the rank of professor, one to the rank of associate professor with tenure, and two received tenure without change in rank. PROMOTION TO DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR Zeynep Celik, New Jersey School of Architecture, joined NJIT in September of 1990 as an associate professor, and was promoted to Professor of Architecture in 1996. She received her Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley in 1984 and began her academic career at Columbia University. She is a well-known and respected scholar in the field of architectural and urban history. Her long list of highly regarded publications studies the cities of Ottoman and French Empires in the late-nineteenth and early twentieth centuries from a comparative and interdisciplinary perspective. She was the editor of the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians from 2000 to 2003. Her outstanding scholarship has been recognized with prestigious honors, including three awards in 2004: the Guggenheim Fellowship, the American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship, and the Council of American Overseers Research Center Fellowship. She lectures throughout the world and has held visiting professorships at Harvard University, Barnard College, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and most recently at the Ecole Des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris. She serves the university and the profession on a variety of important committees, including the University's Promotion and Tenure Committee. Promotion to Professor Michael Bieber, Department of Information Systems, came to NJIT in 1993 as an assistant professor, and was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in 1999. Previously, he has been on the faculty at Boston College (Carroll School of Management) and New York University (Stern School of Business). His Ph.D. was awarded by the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1990. His research has been strongly funded throughout his career by NSF, and involves making learning more effective and concerns hypermedia, digital libraries, educational research, software engineering, the World Wide Web and Web Engineering, and virtual communities. He has been extremely active in professional service and is the associate editor of three scholarly journals. He has shown leadership and accomplishment in his teaching, developed a commitment to research in education and learning, and has been nominated twice for excellence in teaching awards by the IS Department. He currently serves as Acting Chair for his department, and as co-Director of the Collaborative Hypermedia Research Laboratory. Amitabha Bose, Department of Mathematical Sciences, joined NJIT in 1996 as assistant professor and was promoted to associate professor and awarded tenure in 2001. He received his Ph.D. in 1994 from Brown University, and served on the faculty at Boston University and at the Polytechnic Preparatory School in Brooklyn before coming to NJIT. He is an accomplished scholar and a recognized leader who has significantly affected the development of the research and education agendas for his department. His primary research interests are in the area of Dynamical Systems with a specialty in geometric singular perturbation analysis of problems in mathematical neurosciences, and he has received strong support for his research and education projects from NSF. Dr. Bose's teaching is exceptional - he is a fine lecturer and a successful mentor of undergraduate and graduate students - and he has received teaching awards from the department and the Honors College. He has also started an undergraduate training program to inspire young mathematicians to become interested in biological programs and young biologists to recognize the usefulness of mathematical approaches to their field. Dr. Bose serves as the Director of Undergraduate Studies since 2001 and is a member of the departmental curriculum committee and several university committees. Boris Khusid, Department of Mechanical Engineering, joined NJIT as an associate professor in 1998 and was granted tenure in 2002. He has a Ph.D. in Thermal Sciences and Engineering from Heat and Mass Transfer Institute, Academy of Science of Belarus, Minsk, USSR (1975), a D.S. in Thermal Sciences & Engineering from the Council of the Ministers of the USSR, Moscow (1985), and Professor in Thermal Sciences & Engineering from the Department of Education of the USSR, Moscow (1991). Before coming to NJIT, he had been a noted scientist in Russia, and had served as a Levich Institute research associate at the City College of the City University of New York. His research is in the area of physicochemical hydrodynamics of phenomena governed by the interaction of fluid flows, electro-magnetic fields, heat and mass transfer, and chemical reactions. He has received funding from many agencies, including NSF, DARPA, ONR, and the Keck Foundation. His work has applications for microfluidics, homeland security (e.g., biosensing) and nanotechnology. He has published 127 papers in highly selective peer-reviewed journals and 4 books, and he has organized many workshops and sessions on electro-hydrodynamics at American Society of Mechanical Engineering International Congresses (2002-2004) and International and U.S. National Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mathematics (2002-2004). He is a member of several committees of the American Society of Mechanical Engineering. He makes strong contributions to teaching in undergraduate and graduate education, and has involved undergraduate students in research. His teaching evaluations are very good, and he has developed a new course in nanoscale materials characterization. He has advised several MS and PhD students in their thesis work, and one of his students has received a national award. Michael Siegel, Department of Mathematical Sciences, is an extremely creative and influential researcher, who has made significant contributions with real impact in the mathematical sciences. He has a Ph.D. in Mathematics from the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University, 1989. He joined NJIT in 1995 and was promoted to associate professor with tenure in 1998. His recent work in the areas of interfacial fluid dynamics and singularities is always at the cutting edge and has opened up new and productive lines of investigation. His research has been funded through several NSF programs, and he has notably served as Principal Investigator for an important NSF-funded Focus Research Group on singularity formation in 3-D Euler flow. He is very effective in the classroom, as well as in curriculum and course development at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Not only is he a leader in his chosen profession, but he is also a role model for younger faculty members as he has taken leadership roles in shaping the future of the department and of the Center for Applied Mathematics and Statistics, his department, and NJIT. Pushpendra Singh, Department of Mechanical Engineering, joined NJIT as assistant professor in 1996 and was promoted to associate professor with tenure in 2001. His Ph.D. was awarded in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Minnesota in 1991. Before coming to NJIT, he was a post-doctoral researcher at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and a member of the technical staff at Los Alamos National Laboratory. His current research interests fall into three areas: the direct numerical simulations of multiphase fluids, the fluid dynamics of two fluid interfaces, and the modeling of biological materials. His research has been funded by NSF, ONR, state agencies, and industry. Dr. Singh has taught a wide variety of graduate and undergraduate courses, some of which he developed, and he is appreciated as a fine teacher with a commitment to continuous improvement and innovation. He serves on several departmental and university committees, and has been actively involved in advising and recruitment. PROMOTION TO ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR WITH TENURE I. Joga Rao, Department of Mechanical Engineering, joined NJIT in December of 1999 as an assistant professor. Dr. Rao's Ph.D. was awarded by Texas A&M University in 1999. His research is in the areas of continuum mechanics and constitutive modeling. He is currently investigating modeling the mechanics of growth in biological tissues, mechanics of crystallization in polymers, shape memory polymers and the mechanics of creep in single crystal super alloys. His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation and the Department of Energy. Dr. Rao has developed two new graduate courses, and is active in teaching undergraduate courses as well. He is a dedicated teacher, and is the recipient of the Newark College of Engineering Excellence in Teaching award for 2005. In addition, the department has nominated him for an Excellence in Graduate Instruction teaching award. Dr. Rao has served at the national level on the Board of Directors of the Polymer Analysis Division of the Society of Plastics Engineers and he is a member of the Constitutive Equations Committee of the Applied Mechanics Division of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He has organized and chaired numerous sessions and symposia at various conferences. He also serves on several university and departmental committees. TENURE WITHOUT CHANGE IN RANK Artur Czumaj, Department of Computer Science, began his career at NJIT in January of 2000 as an associate professor without tenure. He previously was an assistant professor at the University of Paderborn (Germany) from which he received his Ph.D. in 1995 and the Habilitation (second doctorate) in 1999. His main research interest is in theoretical computer science, focusing on the design and analysis of algorithms - this work has been funded by NSF grants. He has been published in some of the most prestigious conferences in theoretical computer science and in many of the prestigious journals in the field. He has been teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and has developed extensive Web-based notes for his courses. His student evaluations are positive. He has served on several important departmental committees and is a member of the editorial boards of two scholarly journals. Edward Dreizin, Department of Mechanical Engineering, came to NJIT as a research professor in 1999, became associate professor in 2001, and was promoted to the rank of Professor in 2004. He completed his doctoral degree in Applied Physics in 1992 at Odessa University (Ukraine). Prior to his joining NJIT, he spent six years as a research scientist in industry. His research is in the area of energetic materials and metal combustion. He has developed a mechanical alloying technology for the synthesis of nano-structured energetic materials and established laboratory facilities for the characterization and testing of those materials. His research has been supported by the Department of Defense (Army, Navy, ONR, DTRA), NASA, NSF and industry. He has developed two new graduate courses at NJIT, and is active in teaching upper division undergraduate courses. He is committed to integrating current approaches and methods, as well as research into the curriculum. Regarding service to the academic and professional communities, Dr. Dreizin has been active as a reviewer of NSF and NASA proposals and for some of the best journals in his field. >>

KUDOS - July 2005

July 01, 2005
Chemical Engineering Professor Presents Paper in ScotlandNorman Loney, PhD, associate professor of chemical engineering, presented a paper at the 7th World Congress of Chemical Engineering, which was held in Glasgow, Scotland from July 10–14, 2005. The paper, “Mathematical model of a multi fibule counter current membrane separation device,” was co-authored by Laurent Simon and C. R. Huang (Emeritus) of the chemical engineering department at NJIT. Blackmore Gives Plenary Lecture at Mathematics ConferenceDenis Blackmore, professor of mathematical sciences, gave a plenary lecture and organized a special session on "Bifurcation of Dynamical Systems" at the Conference on Differential and Difference Equations and Applications at Florida Institute of Technology.Gopalakrishnan Serves as EAM Conference Program ChairShanthi Gopalakrishnan, associate professor of management, served as program chair for the annual meeting of the Eastern Academy of Management and is the guest editor of a special issue of the Group and Organization Management journal based on the conference theme, "Managing Ethically in Times of Change."Manikopoulos Receives NSF Grant To Implement Smart Campus TechnologyConstantine Manikopoulos, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, is the principal investigator for an NSF grant of more than $400,000 to implement "smart campus" technology at NJIT that will allow the integration of activities across many laboratories and enable "anywhere, anytime" participation by students and faculty.Grebel Receives NSF AwardHaim Grebel, professor of electrical and computer engineering, has been awarded over $133,000 by the NSF as principal investigator in the development and testing of filters needed for spectral sensors in a broad range of monitoring and detection systems, from the visible to the terahertz region of the spectrum.Chakrabarti Named Associate Editor for Two JournalsAlok Chakrabarti, distinguished professor of management, has been named associate editor for e-business at IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management and associate editor for the International Journal of Strategic Change. >>

KUDOS - June 2005

June 01, 2005
Osseiran-Hanna Promoted to Assistant Vice President Khatmeh Osseiran-Hanna, Office of University Advancement, has been promoted to the position of Assistant Vice President/Senior Officer Major and Planned Giving. Previously she served as Director of Development. Professor Continues Tradition of Leadership in Architectural Design Computing Wassim Jabi, professor of architecture, has been elected president of the Association for Computer-Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA), which is dedicated to promoting communication and critical thinking with respect to the use of computers in architecture, planning and building science. Research Paper Cited by Online Nanotechnology Publication Nano World News called special attention to the paper subsequently presented at  the 2005 Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show by NJIT researchers Rajesh Dave, Abhijit Gokhale, Boris Khusid and Robert Pfeffer: "Formation of Polymer Nanoparticles in Supercritical Fluid Jets." >>
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KUDOS - May 2005

May 01, 2005
CSLA Recognizes Professors, Alumni, Staff and Students at Annual Awards Luncheon More than 100 people recently gathered at an annual awards luncheon to honor the exceptional work and commitment of more than a dozen individuals associated with the College of Science and Liberal Arts at NJIT. Professors who received awards included: Ken K. Chin, PhD, professor, in the department of physics; John Bechtold, PhD, an associate professor in the department of mathematical sciences; and James Lipuma, PhD, a special lecturer in the humanities department. Alumni awards were presented to Jaime Mosquera, who graduated in 1998 with a degree in actuarial science; and Daniel Bubb, PhD, one of the very first doctoral graduates of the department of physics. Leslie Williams, an administrative staff member of the physics department, received an award for her help assisting professors in that department obtain and manage more than $2 million in annual funds. Graduate students who received awards included Christina Ambrosio, a doctoral student in mathematical sciences; Yubing Wang, a doctoral student studying chemistry; and Aiquin Jiang, a doctoral student studying physics. Undergraduate student awards were presented to Kunj Patel, Hinna Chaudhry, Gerardo Giordano, and George Roa. Student Senate Recognizes Biomedical Engineering Professor Rick Foulds, PhD, professor in the department of biomedical engineering, received the annual Faculty Recognition award from the NJIT Undergraduate Senate. NJSOA Professor Quoted in NAHB Online Publication Deane M. Evans, FAIA, director of the Center for Architecture and Building Science Research at NJIT, was quoted in “Good Design: The Best Kept Secret in Community Development,” a recent report published in Nation's Building News Online, the online newspaper of the National Association of Home Builders. Mechanical Engineering Professor Receives Award from ICT and IPS Mirko Schoenitz, PhD, assistant research professor in the department of mechanical engineering, has been awarded travel and registration expenses by the Institute for Chemical Technology (ICT) and the International Pyrotechnics Society (IPS) to present a paper in Germany. >>
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KUDOS - April 2005

April 01, 2005
NJIT Professor Designated As Fulbright Scholar Christopher Funkhouser, PhD, assistant professor, department of humanities, has been designated as a Fulbright Scholar for teaching and research in Malaysia in 2006. Dr. Funkhouser, a specialist in digital poetry and literature, will be working at Multimedia University in Cyberjaya, Malaysia, next spring. His project, dealing with multimedia database communication, involves half-time lecturing and half-time research at the University. His proposal was selected by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board and was endorsed by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars.  Professors Recognized for Article in IEEE Publication Nancy W. Coppola, associate professor of humanities, has won the Rudolph J. Joenk Jr. Award for best article published in IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication for 2004. The article, "Swift Trust in Virtual Teams," was written with  Roxanne Hiltz, PhD, distinguished professor of information systems, and Naomi Rotter, PhD, professor of management. The Joenk Award winner is invited to present a paper at the IEEE International Professional Communication Conference in Limerick, Ireland, in July 2005.  NCE Staff Recognized at Annual Awards Banquet Brenda Walker and Geny Moreno, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, were recognized for their service and dedication to Newark College of Engineering (NCE) at the school's annual Awards Banquet on April 8, 2005 at the Newark Airport Marriott Hotel. Ms. Walker received the NCE Outstanding Staff Award and Ms. Moreno was presented with the NCE Excellence in Advising Award. SPE Student Chapter Receives Outstanding Student Organization Award The Society of Plastics Engineers student chapter was presented with the Outstanding Student Organization Award at the NCE Awards Banquet on April 8, 2005 at the Newark Airport Marriott Hotel.  Six Highlanders Named Arthur Ashe Sports Scholars Six NJIT student-athletes were named Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars in the most recent issue of Black Issues In Higher Education magazine. Each awardee must have had a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.20, been an active member of an intercollegiate athletics team in 2004-05, and have demonstrated a record of service to his/her university or community. They are: Jennifer Dorn, cross-country; Elizabeth Mayo, cross-country; Mario Douglas, soccer;  Sita Kulkarni, volleyball; Deepti Sanjai, fencing;  and Donelle Small, swimming. NCE 70th Reunion Website Wins Admissions Advertising Award The Newark College of Engineers 70th Reunion Website received an honorable mention in the twentieth annual Admissions Advertising Awards sponsored by Admissions Marketing Report.  >>

KUDOS-March 2005

March 01, 2005
Gao Receives Cisco Systems Information Assurance Scholarship
Zhiqiang Gao, a PhD candidate in the department of computer engineering, is one of three Cisco Systems Information Assurance Scholarship winners ($2,500) for spring 2005, based on his essay, "Enhanced Probabilistic Packet Marking for IP Traceback. Zhiqiang is working under the mentorship of Professor Nirwan Ansari on topics related to network security.   >>
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KUDOS - February 2005

February 01, 2005
Tremaine Designated Professor Emeritus; Receives CHI Lifetime Service Award Marilyn Tremaine, PhD, professor of information systems, was designated Professor Emeritus effective February 1, 2005, in recognition of her service to the university and her continuing involvement with its students. In addition, Tremaine received the 2005 Lifetime Service  Award from the Association for Computing Machinery's Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction (SIGCHI). The CHI Lifetime Service Award is given to individuals who have contributed to the growth of SIGCHI in a variety of capacities and carries an honorarium of $1,000. Student Section of Society of Women Engineers Receives Award at National Conference The NJIT student section of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) was honored with the Student Net Increase Award for Medium Sections at this year's national SWE conference. The NJIT SWE achieved an 86% increase in student members over the past year.  Also, NJIT SWE student section president Chisom Madiuke served as a member of the Region E team during the conference "SME Bowl" competition. The Subject Matter Expert (SME) Bowl, sponsored by ExxonMobil, is a competition that challenges SWE students in their knowledge of science, math, physics, engineering, and technology as well as SWE history, policies, and procedures. The region won first prize, netting a $1,500 team award for region programming. Bloom Appointed to Mathematics Task Force Joel S. Bloom, interim provost and senior vice president of academic affairs at NJIT, was appointed to the Governor's Mathematics Task Force. >>

KUDOS - Janary 2005

January 03, 2005
NJIT Professor Elected Deputy Mayor of Freehold TownshipEugene B. Golub, PhD, a professor of civil engineering at NJIT, was elected deputy mayor of Freehold Township. Golub has been on the governing body since 1996 and served as deputy mayor in 1998, 1999 and 2001. He was mayor in 2002. Read more.Goode Elected Fellow of the American Physical SocietyPhilip R. Goode, PhD, distinguished professor in the physics department at NJIT and director of the Big Bear Solar Observatory and Center for Solar-Terrestrial Research, was elected as a Fellow of the American Physical Society for outstanding research in studies of solar structure and oscillations, in earthshine measurements of the global reflectance, and for critical national and international research leadership in solar astrophysics.Bloom Appointed Chair of NASULGC CouncilJoel S. Bloom, EdD, interim provost and senior vice president of academic affairs at NJIT, was appointed chair of the Council on Student Affairs of the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges.Briller Named Fulbright Senior Specialist in Education Vladimir Briller, director of outcomes assessment in the institutional research and planning department at NJIT, was recently named as a Fulbright Senior Specialist in Education. >>
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KUDOS - December 2004

December 01, 2004
NJIT Professor Elected EAS Fellow Boris S. Verkhovsky, professor of the computer science department at NJIT, was elected as a Fellow of the European Academy of Sciences (EAS). Dr. Verkhovsky is a vice president of the EAS and is a member of the Board of EAS Governors. Among its 650 members and fellows, the EAS has 43 Nobel Prize laureates, 29 Fields medalists and Turing Award and Wolf Prize winners combined; more than 70 members of the U.S. Academy of Sciences; 190 members of the French and Russian National Academy of Sciences and Fellows of the U.K. Royal Society combined; and many other dignitaries. For more details, visit www.eurasc.org or www.EASinUS.us. Mendonca Receives NSF Career Award David Mendonca, an assistant professor in the information systems department of the College of Computing Sciences, received a National Science Foundation Career Award. NJIT Professor Elected IEEE Fellow Dr. Yun-Qing Shi, a professor in the department of electrical and computer engineering, has been elected as a Fellow of the IEEE for his contributions to multidimensional signal processing. >>
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In a fifth-floor laboratory at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), research assistant Renee Cataneo is holding the day's collection of human exhalations sent to Menssana Research, based at NJIT.  Cataneo's job is to analyze the results.  Just as a Breathalyzer detects drunk drivers, a Menssana process detects illness. >>

KUDOS - November 2004

November 01, 2004
MSPTC Students Awarded Distance Learning Scholarships Michele Fields and Hilary Deblak, students in the Master of Science in Professional and Technical Communication (MSPTC) program at NJIT, were awarded scholarships through the Go The Distance Scholarship Contest, the first merit-based scholarship exclusively for distance degree students. Michele and Hilary won two out of the three first-year graduate awards.  "This award recognizes the outstanding work of our distance learning students," said Nancy Walters Coppola, associate professor in the humanities department and director of the MSPTC program. "Our master's degree is one of the first completely online programs in technical communication and continues to attract exceptional students." Jackson Receives Minority Achievers Award Jesse Jackson, executive director of the Pre-College Consortium at NJIT, received the New Jersey Minority Achievers Award on November 18, 2004. NJIT Student Elected to National Executive Board of Phi Eta Sigma David Nare, president of NJIT's Phi Eta Sigma Chapter, was elected to the honor society's National Executive Board at its convention held last month in Savannah, Georgia. Nare, who is the first NJIT student to hold national office in Phi Eta Sigma, will serve as a board member for two years and help to develop the program for the honor society's next convention in 2006. NJIT Professor Cited by Congressman Menendez In recognition of her recent achivements, NJIT Assistant Professor Treena Livingston Arinzeh was cited by Congressman Robert Menendez, whose remarks were entered into the Congressional Record. "I applaud her for her exceptional achievements," he said. "New Jersey and our nation will greatly benefit from her groundbreaking work." New Jersey Stem Cell Researcher to Receive Research Award from Biomedical Group Treena Livingston Arinzeh, PhD, an assistant professor of biomedical engineering at NJIT, whose research has proven the potential of adult stem cell research to help patients suffering from spinal cord injuries and related diseases, will receive an Outstanding Women in Research Award from The New Jersey Association for Biomedical Research (NJABR), Union. Read the press release. GSA Receives Award for International Student Support Program The Graduate Student Association at NJIT received an International Student Support Program Award from the National Association of Graduate and Professional Students. The award is given to graduate/professional student organizations with outstanding local or national programs. >>

KUDOS - October 2004

October 01, 2004
SOM Designated as Leading Global Research Center in Technology Management NJIT's School of Management has been identified as one of the top 50 global centers of research in Management of Technology by the International Association for the Management of Technology. The rankings will be published in the Journal of Product Innovation Management, one of the top journals in the field. Gonzalez-Lenahan Receives Award from Hispanic Organization Clarisa Gonzalez-Lenahan, associate director in the Office of Graduate Studies at NJIT, received the Award of Excellence in Advanced Education and Community Service from the Port Authority Hispanic Society on October 6, 2004. NJIT Physicist Awarded NSF Grant to Study Radio Waves THe National Science Foundation has awarded Dale Gary, PhD, professor of physics at NJIT, $832,927 to continue his research to develop a global network of 100 radio telescopes to learn more about radio waves from the sun. Read the press release. Chemical Engineering Grad Students to Receive National Awards A recent graduate and a current doctoral candidate in chemical engineering will receive graduate student research awards of $300 each from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). Dimitrios Zarkadas, who is expected to graduate in the next few months, was selected as the winner of the 2004 AIChE Separations Division Graduate Student Research Award in Crystallization and Evaporation. Meredith Feins, who received her PhD in May of 2004, was named one of two winners of the 2004 AIChE Separations Division Graduate Student Research Award in Membrane-Based Separations. Both awards are highly competitive with a global request for nominations, said Basil Baltzis, PhD, chairman of the chemical engineering department at NJIT. Read the press release. NJIT Solar Physicists Quoted in Science Magazine Carsten J. Denker, assistant professor of physics, and Guo Yang, a post-doctoral researcher, were quoted in an article about solar storms that appeared in the the July 30 issue of Science magazine. Read the article. Howell Appointed Chair of National Association of Minority Engineering Program Administrators Tony Howell, executive director of the Educational Opportunity Program at NJIT, has assumed the chairmanship of the Board of Directors for Region A (New England and Mid-Atlantic states to DC) of the National Association of Minority Engineering Programs Administrators.  Tao Publishes Paper in Proceedings of the NAS Louis Tao, a professor in the Department of Mathematics, is second author on a paper entitled “An Embedded Network Approach for Scale-up of Fluctuation-Driven Systems with Preservation of Spike Information” that was published in the prestigious Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. >>
Dr. Ronald H. Rockland, associate professor of Electrical Engineering Technology and associate dean of the Newark College of Engineering, received the 2004 American Society for Engineering Education Frederick J. Berger Award at an awards banquet in Salt Lake City, Utah. The award recognizes and encourages programmatic and individual excellence in engineering technology education. >>
Tara J. Siegel, who received a master's degree in architecture from the New Jersey School of Architecture in May 2004, was recently awarded the Frederick P. Rose Architectural Fellowship by The Enterprise Foundation. For the next three years, she will work with the Pratt Institute Center for Community and Environmental Development on projects based in Brooklyn and Manhattan. >>
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Dr. Donald Getzin of the Department of Chemistry and Environmental Science has been named Associate Professor Emeritus effective June 1, 2005. The designation is in recognition of his many years of service to NJIT and his continuing involvement with its students. >>