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2010 - 1 story
2009 - 7 stories
2008 - 20 stories
2007 - 12 stories
2006 - 17 stories
2005 - 5 stories
2004 - 5 stories
2003 - 2 stories
2014
A team of engineering students participated in the international Baja car off-road competition held last week in Peoria, Illinois. >>
Each year, NJIT honors students who have worked to enhance campus life. This year, 11 students received 2014 Highlander Student Achievement Awards, which recognized their leadership roles on campus. >>
2013
Basil Baltzis, Interim Dean of Newark College of Engineering, was recognized today by the NJIT Committee on Women's Leadership (CWL) for his commitment to the aspirations and advancement of women in the STEM disciplines. >>
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 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) NJIT Graduate Chapter, in conjunction with the Northern New Jersey Section of the AIAA, recently hosted a two-day glider building event and competition at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). The AIAA Glider Building Challenge was the first event of this kind held on the NJIT campus and was aimed at stimulating the creative skills and ingenuity of graduate and undergraduate students.  >>
The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) NJIT Graduate Chapter, in conjunction with the Northern New Jersey Section of the AIAA, recently hosted a two-day glider building event and competition at NJIT. This was the first event of this kind held on the NJIT campus, aimed at stimulating the creative skills and ingenuity of graduate and undergraduate students.  >>
2011
Robert Sommerlad, of Gurnee, IL, has thought a lot about the challenges of power generation since he completed his bachelor's in mechanical engineering at Newark College of Engineering in 1960. >>
2010
Phong Pham, of Newark, received the Outstanding Senior Award in Mechanical Engineering at the 12th Annual Salute to Engineering Excellence sponsored by NJIT's Newark College of Engineering (NCE).  The dinner was held March 25, 2010 at NJIT.  >>
2009
Anthony D. Rosato, PhD, a professor in the department of mechanical engineering at NJIT, will give an invited mini-course this week on “Simulation of Rapid Granular Flows” at the University of Salerno in Italy.  >>
For the eleventh time in the last 12 years, NJIT has taken first place in the prestigious ASME Student Sections Committee Contest (formerly the Ingersoll-Rand Contest) for District A, which includes all the major universities and colleges in the Northeast. The contest involves the writing of a comprehensive report that documents activities by the ASME Student Section>>
Jin Sun, PhD, a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Princeton University, will discuss "Constitutive Modeling of Dense Granular Flows" on April 15, 10-11:30 a.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 at NJIT.  >>
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. >>
Jin Sun, PhD, postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Princeton University, will discuss "Constitutive Modeling of Dense Granular Flows" at the Granular and Multiphase Flows Spring 2009 Colloquium Series on March 2, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Guttenberg Information Technologies Center Rm. 3740. >>
Kwabena A. Narh, PhD, associate chair and undergraduate advisor for the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department, presented a poster at the National Science Foundation Engineering Education Awardees Conference held in Reston, VA from Feb. 1-3. The title of his poster was “Outcomes and Lesson Learnt at the REU-site on Engineered Nano-Composite Particulate Materials.” Narh also recently presented a paper titled “Influence of Deagglomeration States of Carbon Nanotubes on the Thermal and Mechanical Properties of Nanocomposites” at AsiaNaNo 2008, the 2008 Asian Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology.  >>
2008
Nina C. Shapley, PhD, an assistant professor in the department of chemical and biochemical engineering at Rutgers University, will discuss "Flow of Concentrated Suspensions in Asymmetric Bifurcations" at the Fall 2008 Fluid Dynamics Seminar Series on Nov. 10 at 4 p.m. in Cullimore Hall Room 611. >>
The lecture by Jin Sun, PhD, professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Princeton University, scheduled for October 20 has been cancelled. >>
Hanchen Huang, PhD, a professor in the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, will discuss "Nanorods Processing: Synthesis and Mechanics" on Oct. 8, 1-2:30 p.m. in the Mechanical Engineering Center Room 204. >>
I. Joga Rao, PhD, of Clifton, professor in the mechanical engineering department at NJIT, received an excellent teacher designation at NJIT's recent convocation.  >>
Incoming first-year students took part in a two-day interactive overnight orientation this week as part of NJIT's Connections Miniversity Program. Students are given the opportunity to meet with advisors and receive guidance on academic planning. Beyond the academic orientation, students participate in activities that help orient them to community life and the diverse resources in and around Newark. Lead Coordinators for the 2008 Miniversity are Michael Lawson, of Parsippany, a junior majoring in architecture and Nicole Mavropoulos, of Livingston, a sophomore majoring in mechanical engineering. >>
Six-inch-wide blooms of fragrant old copper, yellow, coral and deep red English roses will cascade through mid-June around the front and rear yards of NJIT junior Matthew Mitchell, 20, of Hillside. Since the age of 14, Mitchell, a mechanical engineering major, has applied his penchant for precision to cultivate these gorgeous antique blooms for his parents Aldeana and Joseph Mitchell. >>
For the sixth consecutive year, NJIT's Department of Mechanical Engineering has been named the District A winner of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Student Section Contest. The competition involves the compilation of a comprehensive report on the professional activities of the Student Section of ASME.  >>
Jennifer Lukes, PhD, William K. Gemmill Assistant Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, will discuss “Thermal Transport at Nanostructure Interfaces” on May 5, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Mechanical Engineering Center Room 221. The lecture is part of the Spring 2008 Granular and Multiphase Flows Colloquium Series. >>
Katherine J. Strandburg, JD, PhD, an associate professor of law at the DePaul University College of Law, will discuss "Modeling Innovation by a Kinetic Description of the Patent Citation System" on April 28, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Guttenberg Information Technologies Center Room 3740. >>
Katherine J. Strandburg, JD, PhD, an associate professor of law at the DePaul University College of Law, will discuss Modeling Innovation by a Kinetic Description of the Patent Citation System" on April 21, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Mechanical Engineering Center Room 221. >>
Jan Achenbach, PhD, Walter P. Murphy and Distinguished McCormick School Professor at Northwestern University will discuss "Structural Health Monitoring–What is the Prescription?" on April 14, 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. in the Guttenberg Information Technologies Center Rooms 3730 and 3740. The lecture is sponsored by Elsevier and the NJIT Granular Science Laboratory. >>
NJIT Mechanical Engineering Professor Pushpendra Singh and his graduate students Muhammad Janjua and Sai Nudurupati have co-authored with Dr. Nadine Aubry of Carnegie-Mellon University an article that was featured in the recent issue of The Proceedings of the National Academy of Science (PNAS). In their paper, “Micro- and Nano-particles Self-assembly for Virtually Defect-Free, Adjustable Monolayers,” they report on their experiments in which ordered monolayer assemblies with adjustable lattice spacing are formed on liquid surfaces by applying an electric field normal to the interface. According to Dr. Singh, this striking result has tremendous potential technological applications in fields where precisely structured materials are used. >>
For the second consecutive year, NJIT's Department of Mechanical Engineering has been awarded a 2008 American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Lucy and Charles W.E. Clarke Scholarship. NJIT's winning proposal emphasized the positive impact the ASME Student Section has had on the Mechanical Engineering Department.  >>
Kwabena Albert Narh, PhD, an associate professor in the department of mechanical engineering at NJIT, has been awarded a grant by the Civil, Mechanical, and Manufacturing Innovation Division of the National Science Foundation to investigate the use of cryogenic ball-milling to deagglomerate highly clustered carbon nanotubes. >>
Ernest Geskin, PhD, a professor of mechanical engineering and director of the Waterjet Technology Lab at NJIT, presented a paper last month at the Fifth Annual World Scientific and Engineering Academy & Society (WSEAS) Conference on Fluid Mechanics in Acapulco, Mexico. The paper will be included in a book to be published by MIT Press. >>
Anthony D. Rosato, PhD, a professor in the department of mechanical engineering at NJIT, gave an invited mini-course on “Direct Numerical Simulation of Energetic Granular Systems” at the Technical University of Madrid in Spain.  >>
Chao Zhu, PhD, a professor in the department of mechanical engineering at NJIT, will present two separate talks—"Simulation/ Modeling of Powder Flow" and "Characterization of Powder"—on Feb. 5 at the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) 43rd annual Pharmaceutical Technologies Arden Conference. "Particle and Powder Technologies for Solid Dosage Forms" is the topic of this year's conference, which will be held from Feb. 3-8 at The Thayer Hotel in West Point, NY. >>
Mark Richman, PhD, an associate professor in the department of mechanical engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, will discuss “Kinetic Theory for Anisotropic Thermalization and Transport of Vibrated Granular Materials” on Feb. 4, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in MEC Rm. 224. The lecture kicks off the Granular and Multiphase Flows Spring 2008 Colloquium Series. >>
2007
Nina C. Shapley, PhD, an assistant professor in the department of chemical engineering at Columbia University, will discuss "Complex Geometry Flows of Concentrated Suspensions and Novel Tracer Particle Design" on Nov. 19, 11:30 a.m. -1 p.m. in the Mechanical Engineering Center Room 224. >>
Pushpendra Singh, PhD, professor in the department of mechanical engineering at NJIT, has been elected as a fellow of the American Physical Society. Singh was recognized for his outstanding contributions to the development of efficient algorithms for the direct numerical simulations of multiphase fluids. >>

KUDOS - November 2007

November 01, 2007
NJIT Professor Named Fellow of American Physical SocietyPushpendra Singh, PhD, professor in the department of mechanical engineering, has been elected a fellow of the American Physical Society (APS).  Singh was recognized for his outstanding contributions to the development of efficient algorithms for the direct numerical simulations of multiphase fluids (DNS), and for using the DNS technique in conjunction with experiments as a tool for understanding the physics of a broad range of multiphase systems. NJIT Student Awarded Google Hispanic College Fund ScholarshipOscar Tapia, a computer technology major at NJIT, is a recipient of  the 2007 Google Hispanic College Fund Scholarship. The program provides awards of $5,000 to both undergraduate and graduate students who have demonstrated academic excellence in the fields of computer science and computer engineering and who have made significant contributions to their communities.  >>
Hernán Makse, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Physics at City College of New York, Levich Institute, will discuss “Statistical Mechanics of Jammed Matter” on Nov. 5, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Mechanical Engineering Center, Room 224. >>
Amy Q. Shen, PhD, an assistant professor in the department of mechanical engineering at Washington University in St. Louis, will discuss the “Hydrodynamics of Complex Fluids at Small Length-Scales” on Oct. 22 at 2:40 p.m. in Kupfrian Hall Room 117. >>
Kwabena A. Narh, PhD, associate professor in the department of mechanical engineering at NJIT, will discuss “"A Novel Procedure for Improving the Dispersion of Carbon nanotubes in Nanocomposites" on Oct. 3. >>
When Matthew Schaefer started his freshman year at NJIT, he set himself a lofty goal: In four years, he'd graduate with a perfect grade-point average. As NJIT's May 17, 2007 graduation approaches, Schaefer will have met his goal. The Randolph Township native will graduate with a 3.988 accumulated average. >>
Demetrius T. Papageorgiou, PhD, a professor in the department of mathematical sciences at NJIT, will discuss “Problems in Interfacial Electrohydrodynamics” on April 4 at 1 p.m., Mechanical Engineering Center, Rm. 224. >>
Qiao Lin, PhD, an associate professor in the department of mechanical engineering at Columbia University, will discuss “Integrating MEMS and Microfludics for Thermal Sensing and Control of Biomolecules” on March 28 at 1 p.m., Mechanical Engineering Center, Room 224. >>
Troy Shinbrot, PhD, an associate professor in the department of biomedical engineering at Rutgers University, will discuss “Separation and Charge Amplification in Granular Flows” on March 26, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Mechanical Engineering Center, Room 221. >>
C.C. Huang, PhD, director of Research and Development, Nanotechnology and Micron Products at Hosokawa Micron Powder Systems, will discuss “The Fabrication of Nano-Composites and Engineered Particles Using Dry Powder Processing Technique”  on Feb. 21, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Mechanical Engineering Center Rm. 224. >>
Eui-Hyeok Yang, PhD, an associate professor in the department of mechanical engineering at Stevens Institute of Technology, will discuss "Piezoelectric Microactuator Technologies for Space Applications" on Feb. 21 at 1 p.m., Mechanical Engineering Center Rm. 224. >>
2006
Ehud Yariv, PhD, a faculty member in the department of mechanical engineering at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, will discuss "On the Paradox of Thermocapillary Flow about a Stationary Bubble" at a Fluid Dynamics Seminar on Dec. 13 at 3 p.m., Cullimore Hall, Room 611. >>

Music To Their Ears

December 05, 2006
Dee and Gail Clarke, PE (NCE '44) shared information about three rare mechanical musical instruments from their extensive collection—including a 1300-pound Wurlitzer 153 Duplex Orchestral Carousel Organ built for a West Virginia amusement park—at a Mechanical Engineering Department Seminar held yesterday in the Campus Center Atrium. Paul Manganaro, who has restored almost 500 music machines to date and enjoys a national reputation for expertise in his craft, demonstrated the process of a typical restoration at the seminar. >>
"Advantages and Limitations of Microchemical Processes" is the topic of a lecture by Ronald S. Besser, PhD, a professor in the department of chemical, biomedical and materials engineering at Stevens Institute of Technology on Dec. 13 at 1 p.m., Mechanical Engineering Center, Room 224. >>
Daniel Attinger, PhD, an assistant professor in the department of Mechanical Engineering at Columbia University, will discuss "Dynamics of Microscale Transport Phenomena in the Presence of Interfaces" on Nov. 22 at 1 p.m., Mechanical Engineering Center Rm. 224. >>
Boris Khusid, PhD, a professor in the department of mechanical engineering at NJIT, will give a keynote presentation on conventional and traveling-wave dielectrophoresis in microfluidics and organize fluids engineering division sessions on electric and magnetic phenomena in micro- and nano-scale systems at the 2006 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition on Nov. 5-10 in Chicago. >>
"Instability and Complex Electrokinetic Flow in Microchannels" is the topic of a lecture by Hao Lin, PhD, an assistant professor in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at Rutgers University on Nov. 8 at 1 p.m., Mechanical Engineering Center, Rm. 224. >>
Kevin Russell, PhD, PE, a senior analyst at the US Army Research, Armament Engineering and Technology Center, will discuss "Design of Adjustable Five Bar Spherical Mechanisms for Motion Generation Using the Least Squares Method" on Sept. 27 at 1 p.m., Mechanical Engineering Center Rm. 224. >>
Paul Takhistov, PhD, an associate professor of food engineering in the food sciences department at Cook College, Rutgers University, will discuss “Formation of Oil/Water Emulsions Due to Electrochemical Instability at the Liquid/Liquid Interface” on Sept. 20 at 1 p.m., Mechanical Engineering Center 224. >>
“What I think they were talking about today were liquid explosives based on nitroglycerines,” said Daniel Watts. Watts, a professor in the department of chemistry and environmental science at NJIT, is among five NJIT scientists and specialists available through Aug. 14, 2006, to discuss on the phone or in person the science and more of the thwarted terrorist plot in London. >>
NJIT's Department of Mechanical Engineering will host The American Society of Mechanical Engineers joint meeting on April 24, 6-9 p.m., Campus Center, Room 240.  W. Bruce Eckman, PhD, an adjunct professor of pharmaceutical engineering at NJIT and a project manager at Torcon, Inc., will discuss "Mechanical Engineering Projects in Pharmaceutical Construction-The CGMP Basics You Need to Know." >>
Two mechanical engineering students at NJIT spent a semester building a casting device that a paraplegic could use to cast a fishing line. The students, John Kurdyla and Alejandro Perez, recently took first place in a National Design Contest sponsored by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). >>

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. >>
“MEMS Research at Rutgers University: Micro and Nano Manufacturing Lab” is the topic of a discussion by Yenwen Lu, PhD, an associate professor in the department of mechanical and aerospace engineering at Rutgers University, on April 5 at 1 p.m., Mechanical Engineering Center, Room 224. >>
Nadine Aubry, PhD, distinguished professor in the department of mechanical engineering at NJIT, will discuss “Controlling Particles in Microfluidic Channels” at the Granular and Multiphase Flows-Spring 2006 Colloquium Series on April 3, 11:30 a.m., Mechanical Engineering Center, Room 224. >>
Nick G. Glumac, PhD, an associate professor in the department of mechanical and industrial engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will discuss "Aluminum Combustion Studies in the UIUC Heterogeneous Shock Tube" on March 22 at 1 p.m., Mechanical Engineering Center Room 224. >>
Paul Oh, PhD, a professor of mechanical engineering at Drexel University, will discuss "Micro-Air-Vehicles for Flying in Near-Earth Environments" on March 8 at 1 p.m., MEC Rm. 224. Contact: Dr. Edward Dreizin, 973-596-3327. >>
Michael Jaffe, PhD, research professor of biomedical engineering at NJIT, will discuss "The (Potential) Impact of Materials Science on Biology: Causality Versus Correlation" on Feb. 1, 2006, 11:30 a.m., Mechanical Engineering Center, Rm. 224. Contact: Edward Dreizin, 973-596-3327. >>
2005
Albert Scaglione, who after earning a mechanical engineering degree from New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) changed careers and became one of the nation's most prominent art dealers, was honored last night by NJIT for his generous donations to the university. >>
Mun Choi, PhD, of Drexel University will discuss "New Observations of Droplet Combustion Behavior Under Microgravity Conditions" on Dec. 7, 11:30 a.m., Mechanical Engineering Center, Rm. 224. Contact: Edward Dreizin, 973-596-3327 or 973-596-5751; dreizin@njit.edu. >>
A group of 12 students from NJIT will travel to Troy, Ohio, this weekend to race against 140 universities in a four-day mini-Baja car competition, set for June 16-19. The students designed and built two mini-Baja cars, which look like one-seat dune buggies. But the competition is less about money than about engineering, team work, and the love of building a car from scratch. “You not only learn how to design a car, but you also learn how to manufacture the car from the design," said Jonathan King (at left), who graduated in May with a master's degree in mechanical engineering but has nonetheless stayed on his team. "That goes beyond theory and equations and is the real test of a good engineer.” >>
Joga Rao, PhD, assistant professor of mechanical engineering at NJIT, recently received the Newark College of Engineering (NCE) Excellence in Teaching Award, given annually to a professor whose teaching has had a life-long impact on students. Rao received the award during the NCE Awards Banquet held on April 8 at Newark Airport's Marriott Hotel. >>
Shawn Chester, a mechanical engineering major, has graduated from the Albert Dorman Honors College at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) with record of academic excellence and having done award-winning research. >>
2004
Dr. Anthony D. Rosato, professor of Mechanical Engineering, was asked by Team Poland to recommend literature and other sources to assist them in solving the Brazil Nuts Effect problem, one of 17 that the high school students tackled at the 2004 International Young Physicists' Tournament held in Brisbane, Australia, from June 24 to July 1, 2004.  Among the 26 teams that represented 24 nations, Team Poland placed first. The Brazil Nuts phenomenon was coined by Dr. Rosato and his colleagues at Carnegie Mellon University in their Physical Review Letters paper published in 1987. >>
Dr. John V. Droughton and Dr. Robert P. Kirchner of the Department of Mechanical Engineering have been named Professors Emeriti, effective immediately. >>
Trent Ward, a senior majoring in mechanical engineering at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) recently won two awards for academic excellence and research. >>
Mechanical engineering students from New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) took top awards during the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Regional Student Conference, held recently at the City College of New York (CCNY). >>
Shawn Chester, a senior majoring in mechanical engineering at New Jersey Institute of technology (NJIT), has won three awards for academic excellence and research. Chester, 21, of North Caldwell, received the NJIT Alumni Association Student Recognition Award, given annually to a student whose research at NJIT shows great promise >>
2003
Thomas R. Blake, a noted mechanical engineer, has been named dean of the Newark College of Engineering (NCE), New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). As dean, Blake will have overall responsible for NCE, which has seven engineering programs, two interdisciplinary programs, more than 3,500 students and 160 professors. Founded in 1919, NCE is one of the region's premier engineering schools. About one in four professional engineers in New Jersey is an NCE graduate, and some 25,000 of the college's alumni work in every region of the world, often as chief executive officers or presidents of large engineering firms. >>
Drugs, food, cosmetics, ceramics, electronics, and specialty chemicals--these products and others are all made up of particles. Making those particles smaller can drastically and significantly affect the properties of such products, sometimes resulting in unique "added value" both to the particles and the end product.   Kicking off the first of an eight-lecture series sponsored by NJIT's mechanical engineering department, Prof. Rajesh N. Dave will speak on that topic September 24, from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Mechanical Engineering Center, Rm 224.  The title of his address is "Synthesis and Processing of Engineered Particulates."   As the director of the New Jersey Center for Engineered Particulates at NJIT, Dave is an expert on engineered particulates. The center's research is focused on producing three types of such engineered particulates. These are coated particles that have a layered or ordered structure, "designer" particles with controlled size or structure, and composite particles with a homogeneous structure.   A major focus of Dave's talk will be coated particles. Materials with relatively large particle size form a core, making them "host" particles. These "host" particles can then be mechanically coated with "guest" particles, of fine submicron size. No liquid of any kind, either solvents, binders, or water, is needed. Dave will review a number of different devices used to achieve dry particle coating, giving examples to illustrate how this approach can create materials with novel or enhanced properties. Using supercritical-fluid-based techniques, particles as small as 20 nanometers can be coated. Finally, Dave will discuss discrete-element-method-based modeling of these processes.   Dave received his undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in Bombay and his master's and doctorate degrees from Utah State University. His NJIT research is supported through federal, state, and industrial awards totaling more than $7 million. >>