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2014
Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Environmental Science Somenath Mitra will be the featured guest speaker at NJIT's Spirituality Seminar Series on May 22, 1-2 p.m. in Fenster 698. >>
When it comes to animals, Martina Jackson '14, a biology major from South Brunswick heading to veterinary school next fall at the University of Pennsylvania, is a scientist, philosopher and devotee, all rolled into one. >>
The “NJIT Design Studio” exhibit can be seen at the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission's (NJMC) Flyway Gallery through April 25. >>
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. >>
Nancy Steffen-Fluhr, PhD, associate professor in the department of humanities and director of the Murray Center for Women in Technology, addressed the third annual international Gender Summit (GS3NA) on Nov. 14 in Washington, D.C.  >>
Terri L. Freeman, a partner in the Morristown, NJ office of Jackson Lewis LLP, will discuss "Building a Civil Workplace: Avoiding Harassment and Discrimination" on November 21, 12:30-1:30 p.m. in Eberhardt Hall, Room 112.   >>
Researchers at NJIT have developed a flexible battery made with carbon nanotubes that could potentially power electronic devices with flexible displays. >>
Amit Kumar, adjunct professor of finance at NJIT, recently published a new book entitled "Short Stories from the Stock Market."  The book offers insights into the controversial strategy of short selling through case studies and provides a framework for investors, finance students and professors, stock market reporters, and other stock enthusiasts to find uncommon short ideas and avoid common traps and hot stocks.  >>
The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) has awarded NJIT a $289,000 grant to investigate alternative measures for flood mitigation in the Hackensack/Moonachie/Little Ferry area.  The effort will enhance rather than duplicate any on-going efforts by the US Army Corps of Engineers and other organizations.  NJIT's newest center, the Flood Mitigation Engineering Resource Center will handle the work. >>
NJIT Professor Michel Boufadel has been appointed a member of a National Research Council (of the National Academies) committee on the Effective Daily Recovery Capacity.  The appointment is through Nov. 14, 2013.  The task includes providing guidelines on the best techniques for skimming oil off the ocean surface following spills.  Such guidelines are important for preparedness of regions regarding oil spills. >>
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force teamed up to host the Hurricane Sandy Small Business Recovery and Matchmaking Summit on Aug. 7 at NJIT.  The event, first of its kind in the region since the disaster, educated and connected small businesses to commercial buyers from the private sector and federal, state and local governments. >>
NJIT Professor Ali Akansu, PhD, wants to prevent another flash crash on Wall Street.  An electrical and computing engineer who is an expert in the relatively new field of adapting signal processing to strengthen the security of finance markets, he fights to be heard.  >>
The NJIT Research Committee will host the NSF CAREER Award Workshop on April 3 from 11:30 – 2:30 p.m. in 112 Eberhart Hall.  The objectives of the workshop are to provide an open forum for the newly hired faculty members to interact with the NSF CAREER awardees on campus and help them jump-start their CAREER proposal preparation and submission.  >>
Annabelle Bexiga, the senior managing director and chief information officer at TIAA-CREF, will trace the dramatic changes that have taken place in the field of information technology when she addresses this year's 2013 Gilbreth Colloquium at NJIT.  >>
Jinisha Patel, of Springfield, a sophomore at the College of Computing Sciences at NJIT, recently attended a White House technology summit.  Patel numbered among 12 college students chosen to attend by the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT), a group Patel has worked with since high school.  >>
The NJIT Faculty Council Standing Committee on Research will host a Pre-award and Grantsmanship Seminar on Jan. 30, from 11:30 am - 2:30 p.m. in Eberhardt Hall (Room 112).  The Office of Provost and Office of Research and Development are sponsors.  >>
2012
A TEDxNJIT event will take place again on Nov. 1, 2012 in the Jim Wise Theatre on the New Jersey Institute of Technology campus and also via an accompanying live simulcast broadcast available to viewers worldwide.  The independently organized event, licensed by TED, will focus on connections and will feature leaders in the various fields discussing mechanisms for developing connections to expand the human experience and the role of technology in creating and enhancing connectivity.  >>
Ali Akansu, PhD, professor in the department of electrical and computer engineering, has been invited to give a talk on “Generalized DFT Waveforms for MIMO Radar Systems” at the 9th Annual Military Antennas Summit in Alexandria, VA on Sept. 27.  >>
Gale Tenen Spak, associate vice president of Continuing and Distance Education at NJIT, is attending the Smithsonian Folklife Festival this week in Washington, DC.  Spak will be part of “The Commons” Participants which will be discussing “The Next 150 years: Campus of the Future” and “The Next 150 Years: Expanding Community Engagement in the Future.”  >>
Gale Tenen Spak, associate vice president of Continuing and Distance Education, will participate on the morning panel at the 6th Annual NJ Women in Science and Technology Workforce Summit.   >>

Bubbles 4 Autism

May 15, 2012
On April 26, Caitlyn Ragni, Student Athlete Advisory Committee President and NJIT Women's Soccer Co-Captain, hosted a community service event along with the SAAC to raise awareness for autism.  >>
Infrastructure Planning students from the College of Architecture and Design at NJIT made a public presentation at the City of Hackensack Council Meeting on May 7. >>
Yang Fan, NJIT class of 2011, recently led a team based in Philadelphia at the New Venture Competition of the Carnegie Mellon University US-China Entrepreneurship and Innovation Summit held on April 28th-April 29th in Pittsburgh.  >>
The Department of Engineering Technology has appointed three new BCANJ (Building Contractors Association of New Jersey) members to its Industrial Advisory Committee.  >>
Dr. Crystal Smith, associate director of the Educational Opportunity Program, has been elected to the national board of the MIND (Minorities in Engineering Division) Division of ASEE (American Society for Engineering Education.)  >>
2011
Attorney Dolcey E. Chaplin, director of the NJIT Procurement Center, participated last week in an invitation-only panel discussion on behalf of the U.S. House of Representatives Armed Services Committee's Defense Business Panel.   >>
Gautham Rao, PhD, director of the Law, Technology and Culture major in NJIT's Federated Department of History, has been appointed by the American Society for Legal History to chair the Kathryn T. Preyer Committee.   >>
"Never Losing Hope: Different Voices of Contemporary Music,” the first of three free concerts from the Museum of Human Rights, Freedom and Tolerance will take place Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011 at 4 p.m. in the NJIT Campus Center, Summit and Bleeker streets. >>
"Never Losing Hope: Different Voices of Contemporary Music,” the first of three free concerts from the Museum of Human Rights, Freedom and Tolerance will take place Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011 at 4 p.m. in the NJIT Campus Center, Summit and Bleeker streets.  >>
"2x2," a new exhibit curated by NJIT special lecturer Matt Gosser and David Smith of Robert Miller Gallery in Chelsea and Index Art Center in Newark, will be open to the public Monday through Friday from Oct. 21-Nov. 25 in the College of Architecture and Design Gallery. >>
Umit S. Ozkan, PhD, professor in the department of chemical and biomolecular engineering at The Ohio State University, will discuss "Catalysis and Energy" on Oct. 31 at 2:45 p.m. in Kupfrian Hall Rm. 210. >>
Somenath Mitra, PhD, of Bridgewater, a professor in and chair of the department of chemistry and environmental science, has been selected to be promoted to Distinguished Professor with tenure at NJIT's University Convocation, an annual celebration to be held Sept. 14, 2011.  >>
Gale Tenen Spak, associate vice president of Continuing and Distance Education at NJIT, and co-authors Cesar Bandera and Peter Schmitt received the 2011 American Society for Engineering Educators Annual Conference and Exposition Best Paper Award. >>
Gale Tenen Spak, associate vice president of Continuing and Distance Education at NJIT, will present the co-authored paper, “M-Outreach for Engineering Continuing Education: A Model for University-Company Collaboration” at the Annual Conference of the American Society for Engineering Educators on June 26-29 in Vancouver, Canada.  >>
Industrial design student Kristen Ciandella of South Plainfield was awarded the top prize of $1,500 for her “Wave Collection” in a table-top design competition sponsored by Cambridge Silversmiths, Ltd. of Fairfield, NJ for the second-year industrial design studio in NJIT's School of Art + Design. >>
NJIT Associate Professor Tony Schuman, of Montclair, will receive the notable Charles Cummings Award from the Newark Preservation and Landmarks Committee (NPLC) for his tireless efforts to help Newark recover its status as a first class city.  >>
Charles William Bell III, a graduate student majoring in civil engineering at NJIT, was chosen as one of the representatives of Newark who will accompany His Holiness The Dalai Lama during his visit to Newark this weekend at the Newark Peace Education Summit>>
Greg Smith, managing principal of ScienceSmith, will conduct a special seminar entitled “Workshop for Technical Entrepreneurs” on April 28, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. in the Enterprise Development Center (EDC), 211 Warren Street, Room 407. >>
2010
A delegation from Ningguo in the People's Republic of China was named a Sister City of Newark on Nov. 18, 2010 during a special visit to NJIT. Donald H. Sebastian, PhD, senior vice president for research and development, represented Newark during the later signing since city officials were unable to attend. Earlier in the day, the group toured technology laboratories at NJIT to learn more of sustainable urban living and solar energy.  >>
NJIT is one of the country's best institutions for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review. The education services company features NJIT in the 2011 edition of its annual college guide, The Best 373 Colleges (Random House). >>
Yeheskel Bar-Ness, PhD, of Marlboro, Newark College of Engineering Distinguished Professor in the electrical and computer engineering department at NJIT was selected as one of two recipients of the Communication Theory Technical Committee Service Award for 2009. >>
NJIT 2010 Commencement Ceremony during which upwards of 2,200 honorary doctoral degrees and earned doctoral, master's, and bachelor's degrees will be conferred on the Class of 2010. >>
Xiangxin Meng, of Edison, a doctoral student studying chemistry with chemistry professor Somenath Mitra at NJIT, received on April 14, 2010, the second-place bronze medal for her graduate entry “Polymer Films Containing Microparticles of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients for Oral Drug Delivery” at the NJIT Dana Knox Student Research Day Showcase.  >>
Kenneth Gethard, of Fairfield, a doctoral student in environmental science at NJIT, received the second-prize silver medal for his graduate project “Desalinations Using Carbon Nanotube Enhanced Membrane Distillation.” His advisor was Somenath Mitra. The award was presented at the annual NJIT Dana Knox Student Research Showcase held April 14, 2010.  >>
"Broadband: Closing The Economic Divide," The Alliance for Digital Equality's Newark Digital Empowerment Broadband Summit, will be held on April 23, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. in the NJIT Campus Center. Speakers include: Newark Mayor Cory Booker; CNN Contributor Mario Armstrong; New York Secretary of State Lorraine Cortez-Vasquez; JNET President and CEO  David Jefferson; FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn; and National Urban League President Marc Morial as well as other distinguished panelists and participants locally and nationwide. For more information or to register, log on to: www.alliancefordigitalequality.org >>
Free college courses ranging in content from English literature to quantum physics are now available on-line through a consortium started by MIT several years ago known as The Open Courseware Consortium.   >>
2009
Ornthida Sae-Khow, a doctoral student in the department of chemistry and environmental science at NJIT (shown here with advisor Somenath Mitra), took first place and received a $1000 cash award in the North Jersey Chromatography Group (NJCG) Student Research Poster Competition. Her poster was entitled  "Micro Scale Solid Phase Extraction Using Carbon Nanotubes as Adsorbents." >>
The NJIT community mourns the passing this morning of Bernard Coopersmith, a 1944 graduate of Newark College of Engineering and friend of the university. Coopersmith received the NCE Distinguished Alumni Service Award in 2000 and served as the president of the NJIT Alumni Association in 1969. Last year, Coopersmith joined those about to become alumni at Commencement 2008, receiving special recognition from NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch as the “most mature” alumnus to participate in the ceremony. >>
Nancy W. Coppola, PhD, a professor in the department of humanities at NJIT, will be named one of 25 Associate Fellows for the Society for Technical Communication.  >>
2008
The Computer Science Research Committee at NJIT in conjunction with the Department of Information Systems is organizing a series of four talks titled "Funding Experiences in CCS" during the coming academic year. NJIT Professors Guiling (Grace) Wang, James Calvin and Michael Recce will share their experiences with obtaining funding on Nov. 19, 2:30-4 p.m. in the Guttenberg Information Technologies Center Rm. 3730. Donald Sebastian, PhD (at left), Senior Vice President for Research and Development at NJIT, will provide opening remarks.    >>
William Mitchell, PhD, professor of Architecture and Media Arts and Sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will discuss "Smart Sustainability: The City Car, the RoboScooter and Urban Mobility-on-Demand" on Oct. 6 at 5:30 p.m. in the Weston Lecture Hall 1 at NJIT. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, is the first in the NJSOA Fall 2008 Lecture Series. For more information or reservations, call 973-596-3080. >>
The New Jersey Commission on Science and Technology has awarded almost $100,000 as part of its SBIR bridge grant program to two start-up companies based in NJIT's high technology business incubator. Applechem Inc. and Lenterra, located in NJIT's Enterprise Development Center (EDC), each received Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) bridge grants. >>
With a charge not to tear down Newark's older buildings, but to rehabilitate them, NJIT research professor Deane Evans, an architect and executive director of NJIT's Center for Architecture and Building Science Research will open Newark's Green Future Summit tomorrow morning at NJIT.  >>
Deane M. Evans, FAIA, a research professor and executive director of the Center for Architecture and Building Science Research at NJIT, will provide welcoming remarks at Newark's Green Future Summit on Sept. 12-13 in the NJIT Campus Center. The two-day summit, which is free and open to the public, will highlight existing Newark sustainability initiatives and programs, present best practices from across the country, and offer an opportunity for participatory dialogue to chart priorities and next steps. Registration is required.  >>
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. >>
New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) will host May 19-21, 2008, more than 200 leading experts for the fifth annual Frontiers in Applied and Computational Mathematics Conference, an unusual three-day event featuring leading researchers who will discuss the latest news and research findings in their fields. >>
A better understanding of brain injury, a way to rejuvenate dead nerve endings and a device allowing patients to monitor their glaucoma at home, number among this year's nine winners at NJIT's annual provost's student research day. >>
The University Commencement Ceremony for NJIT will be held Saturday, May 17, 2008, at the Prudential Center, Newark from 9 a.m.-noon. During the ceremony, more than 2,000 honorary doctoral degrees and earned doctoral, master's, and bachelor's degrees will be conferred on the Class of 2008. >>
Tune in to 1010 WINS as NJIT's Edge in Knowledge radio campaign hits the airwaves beginning Monday, April 14 at 6:15 a.m., 8:04 a.m., 12:17 p.m. and 5:29 p.m. The NJIT branding campaign showcases stories that bring to life real people and real-world accomplishments to drive home “the edge in knowledge,” the university's theme. Four individual spots will feature professors Phil Goode, Treena Arinzeh, Som Mitra and student Erika Taugher. The campaign will air for one month. >>
Somenath Mitra, PhD, professor of chemistry and environmental science at NJIT, discussed his current research on "Organic Solar Cells" and "Smart Coatings" on Engineering TV.  >>
2007
Daniel A. Henderson, president of PhoneTel Communications, Inc. and a member of the Albert Dorman Honors College Board of Visitors, assisted the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History in the acquisition of two prototypes and related documentation for a pioneering wireless picturephone technology developed in 1993. Henderson recently was awarded six U.S. patents for innovation incorporated in the wireless system and device. The donation adds to a previous collection of wireless technology that Henderson donated to the museum's Information Technology and Communications Division in 2003. >>
NJIT Mathematics Professor Amitabha Bose, PhD, of Brooklyn, NY, received a master teacher designation at NJIT's annual convocation on Sept. 5, 2007. >>
Arup K. Chakraborty, PhD, Robert T. Haslam Professor of Chemical Engineering at MIT, will discuss "Understanding Adaptive Immunity: A Crossroads of the Physical, Life, and Engineering Sciences" on Sept. 17 at 2:45 p.m., Kupfrian Hall, Room 117. >>

KUDOS-September 2007

September 01, 2007
NJIT has promoted one faculty member to the rank of distinguished professor, six to the rank of professor, seven to the rank of associate professor with tenure and one to the rank of associate professor. PROMOTED TO DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR
Robert Miura

Mathematical Sciences PROMOTED TO PROFESSOR
Norman Loney
Chemical Engineering Zoi-Heleni Michalopoulou
Mathematical Sciences Edip Niver
Electrical & Computer Engineering Ronald Rockland
Engineering Technology Leonid Tsybeskov
Electrical & Computer Engineering Chao Zhu
Mechanical Engineering PROMOTED TO ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR WITH TENURE
Ali Abdi
Electrical & Computer Engineering Gabrielle Esperdy
Architecture David Horntrop
Mathematical Sciences Roberto Rojas-Cessa
Electrical & Computer Engineering Laurent Simon
Chemical Engineering Dimitrios Theodoratos
Computer Science Brook Wu
Information Systems PROMOTED TO ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
Andrei Sirenko
Physics >>
Researchers at  NJIT have developed an inexpensive solar cell that can be painted or printed on flexible plastic sheets. “The process is simple,” said lead researcher and author Somenath Mitra, PhD, professor and acting chair of NJIT's Department of Chemistry and Environmental Science. “Someday homeowners will even be able to print sheets of these solar cells with inexpensive home-based inkjet printers.” >>
Dan Watts is on a crusade. The NJIT research professor would like the pharmaceutical industry to adopt safer, greener, more efficient and more effective manufacturing processes. Last week Watts brought his crusade down to the grass roots level at a five-day workshop at which 16 faculty from universities around the nation developed ways to encourage their students to pursue careers in the pharmaceutical industry so this new way of thinking can flourish. >>

KUDOS - June 2007

June 01, 2007
Humanities Professor Elected A Fellow of the International Biographical Association Karl W. Schweizer, PhD, a professor in the department of humanities, was elected a Fellow of the International Biographical Association in Cambridge, England. Graduate Student Receives Schering-Plough Science and Innovation Award Amit Goyal, a chemical engineering major at NJIT, was one of 13 graduate students throughout the country who received the 2007 Schering-Plough Science & Innovation Award. Selected by the academic faculty at their respective schools, the students have the opportunity to present their individual research during a two-day symposium attended by their faculty advisors and researchers from Schering-Plough Research Institute, the company's research and development arm. Architecture Student Awarded Scholarship at National Consulting Firm Joshua Prol, an architecture major at NJIT, was awarded a paid internship at GreenbergFarrow, the national planning, architectural, engineering and development consulting firm, as part of its University Partnership scholarship program. >>
Tiffany Small, systems manager of NJIT's Office of International Students and Faculty (OIS&F), served as the program chair for the fsaATLAS track for the March 2007 SunGard Summit conference. This is only the second year that SunGard Higher Education has had a track solely dedicated to its fsaATLAS software, used by OIS&F and the Office of University Admissions to report international student and exchange visitor data to the Department of Homeland Security. As a result of her efforts, the number and variety of fsaATLAS sessions increased, as well as the number of session attendees. >>
Senior outfielders Derrick McCain and Kwesi Mitchell were the home run heroes for NJIT in its 8-7 10-inning baseball win over visiting Felician College Sunday afternoon at Bears & Eagles Riverfront Stadium. Sunday's game was played before an Alumni Day crowd of 300 that included numerous former Highlander standouts. >>
Students at NJIT work side by side with professors on the university's most prominent research projects—projects that could lead to new technologies in fields such as biomedical engineering and cancer research. During the Third Annual Provost's Student Research Showcase on April 11, top students will illustrate that research with poster presentations, which will run from 1-4 p.m. in the Campus Center Atrium. The event is free and open to the public. >>
A breakthrough patent awarded to an NJIT researcher will enable manufacturers to create a device to uncover miniscule amounts of airborne pollutants. Using computer chip technology, Somenath Mitra, PhD, professor and chair of NJIT's Department of Chemistry and Environmental Sciences, has developed and patented what could eventually become a simple keychain device to detect tiny, though potentially lethal, amounts of airborne carcinogens. >>
Anette Hosoi, PhD, assistant professor in the department of mechanical engineering at MIT, will speak on "Optimizing Low Reynolds Number Locomotion" on Feb. 9 at 11:30 a.m., Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
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2006
Daniel J. Carroll, Jr., '65, president and CEO of Telcordia in Piscataway, NJ and a member of the NJIT Board of Overseers, was appointed to President Bush's National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee. The advisory committee provides recommendations to the executive branch regarding national security and emergency preparedness. >>
NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch and his wife, Beth, hosted a gathering at their home yesterday for members of the NJIT Young Alumni Club Steering Committee. Pictured at left are Dr. Altenkirch; Kevin Boland '90, co-chair; and Don Blazina '87. >>
Amitabha Bose, PhD, a professor in the department of mathematical sciences at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), received at NJIT's annual awards convocation today an award for outstanding teaching. >>
New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) has been asked by Educational Testing Service (ETS) to join its prestigious advisory committee focused on literacy assessment.   The committee was established in 2003 to ensure the test's initial development.  Now that the test is available, the committee serves in a consultative role. >>
In less than 20 minutes, researchers at NJIT can now seed, heat and grow carbon nanotubes in 10-foot-long, hollow thin steel tubing. “The work took us three years to develop and get right, but now we can essentially anchor nanotubes to a tubular wall. No one has ever done anything like this before,” said lead researcher Somenath Mitra, PhD, professor and acting chair of NJIT's Department of Chemistry and Environmental Science. >>
NJIT was recently named as one of six new higher education institutions to join the National Advisory Committee for the Educational Testing Service (ETS) Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Literacy Assessment, which is used voluntarily by higher education institutions and high schools that want to assess the ICT skills of its students. >>
New Jersey policy planners recently gathered at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) to learn from noted MIT Professor Richard K Lester and his associates how to bring entrepreneurs to Newark. >>
More than 125 people gathered at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) last week to see NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch receive the highest annual honor from Newark Preservation and Landmarks Committee President William Mikesell, a Newark architect.  The Donald T. Dust Recognition Award honored NJIT's two-year, $13-million restoration of the oldest building on campus, a 35,000-square foot, three-story gothic Victorian castle. >>
NJIT received the highest annual honor from the Newark Preservation and Landmarks Committee for the restoration of Eberhardt Hall NJIT Alumni Center. NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch accepted the Donald T. Dust Recognition Award at a ceremony last evening. "This award recognizes much more than the successful physical restoration of an elegant and historic building," said Dr. Altenkirch. "It honors a commitment to the well-being of a city and its people that spans a hundred and fifty years, and which looks forward to a prosperous future. " >>
Kitchen chemistry is alive and well at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) as chemical researchers report cooking up a new and more water-soluble strain of carbon nanotubes.  An article about this work, “Rapidly Functionalized, Water-Dispersed Carbon Nanotubes at High Concentration,” appeared Jan. 11, 2006, in the Journal of the American Chemical Society. >>
Matt Gosser, an adjunct instructor of architecture at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), will be honored by the Newark Preservation and Landmarks Committee for making furniture, sculpture and art from objects he salvaged at the former Pabst Brewery. >>
NJIT will receive the highest annual honor from the Newark Preservation and Landmarks Committee for the restoration of the first building on campus, a 35,000-square foot, three-story gothic Victorian castle known to generations of students, alumni, staff and faculty as Eberhardt Hall. NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch will receive the Donald T. Dust Recognition Award at a ceremony on Feb. 28 , 5-7 p.m. >>
2005
New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) holds University Convocation tomorrow, an annual celebration and awards ceremony that marks the start of the academic year and recognizes the accomplishments of students, faculty and staff members. The convocation ceremony takes place in the Jim Wise Theater in NJIT's Kupfrian Hall beginning at 2:30 p.m. There will be a reception for honorees in the hall's foyer after the event. >>
Dimitrios Zarkadas, Kearny, who received his doctorate in chemical engineering earlier this year from New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), will receive an award Nov. 2, 2005, from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE).  The organization will honor Zarkadas for a paper he wrote as a doctoral student about process development.  The presentation will take place at the organization's annual meeting in Cincinnati. >>
NJIT, which boasts one of the nation's most diverse student bodies, hosted the Second Annual Boricua Agenda Summit this past weekend, which celebrated the Puerto Rican community in New Jersey and the nation. NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch provided opening remarks. “It is a privilege to host the Boricua Agenda Summit at NJIT, a university whose exceptionally diverse student body exemplifies the richness and strength of a society rooted in many different cultures,” said Altenkirch. >>
Dimitrios Theodoratos, PhD, associate professor in the department of computer science at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), received an excellence in teaching award during NJIT's annual university convocation.   >>

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. >>
Mitchell Darer, executive director of the Center for Information Age Technology (CIAT) at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), was recently appointed executive director of the New Jersey chapter of Government Management Information Sciences (GMIS), a networking and educational organization for people who work with government technology.  Members include New Jersey school and government (municipal, county and state) technology coordinators. >>
Kwesi Mitchell, a junior right-fielder for NJIT, has been named New Jersey Collegiate Baseball Association Division II/III Co-Player of the Week. Mitchell went 9 for 16 (.563) in a 3-1 week. NJIT (19-12) sits in first place in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference with a 17-3 league record. >>
The New Jersey School of Architecture (NJSOA) Gallery at NJIT is hosting a special exhibit of set design material by Vern H. Smith, featuring theatrical stage models, sketches, watercolors, and photographs from plays and musicals presented at Theatre in the Park in Edison, at the Rutgers Bradley Hall Theatre and at NJIT's Jim Wise Theatre. The exhibit, which will be on display through March 31, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., demonstrates the principles of creative art and design that Smith taught and put into practice in his work.   Smith has donated the material to the NJIT-Rutgers Theatre Program, so that after the exhibit closes, it will be archived and made available in NJIT's Jim Wise Theatre Library. >>
Researchers at NJIT have discovered a novel method of changing the chemical characteristics of carbon nanotubes by heating them in a closed vessel microwave oven. Somenath Mitra, PhD (at left) and Zafar Iqbal, PhD, both professors of chemistry and environmental sciences, will discuss their findings on March 17 from 8:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. at the 229th national meeting of the American Chemical Society in San Diego. “We understand ourselves to be the first in the world to have discovered this method,” said Mitra. “The beauty is that our method is green and clean.”  >>
Somenath Mitra, PhD, professor of chemistry at NJIT, has edited Sample Preparation Techniques in Analytical Chemistry, a new text that focuses on teaching and reinforcing necessary pretreatment steps used in various aspects in chemical sciences and engineering. >>
2004
The New Jersey State Chamber Environment Committee held its public meeting at NJIT on Friday, Dec. 10. The group of about 25 members met in room 3140 of the GITC building. Assemblyman John McKeon, the chairman of the Assembly's Environment Committee, was a guest speaker. Don Sebastian, PhD, senior vice president of research and development, spoke to the committee about NJIT's efforts to develop technology, such as biometrics and strategic airships, which will help the state improve homeland security.  NJIT President Robert Altenkirch also briefly spoke to the group. >>
Dimitrios Zarkadas, a doctoral candidate in chemical engineering at NJIT, received a graduate student research award from the Separations Division of the American Institute of Chemicals Engineers (AIChE) earlier this month at the organization's annual convention in  Austin, Texas. Kamalesh K. Sirkar, PhD, distinguished professor of chemical engineering, was also honored as Zarkadas' dissertation advisor. >>

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. >>
A recent graduate and a current doctoral candidate in chemical engineering at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) will receive graduate student research awards of $300 each from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). The awards will be presented in early November at the organization's annual convention in Austin, Texas. >>
The Committee on Space Research (COSPAR) will present next week the William Nordberg Medal for space science to Louis J. Lanzerotti, distinguished professor of physics at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT).  Lanzerotti, a member of the National Academy of Engineering and the International Academy of Astronautics, is chairing the 20-person, blue-ribbon panel to study whether or not to prolong the mission of the Hubble Space Telescope (HST).  Lanzerotti is also a consulting physicist to Bell Laboratories-Lucent Technologies, Murray Hill. >>
The Committee on Space Research (COSPAR) will present the William Nordberg Medal for space science to Louis J. Lanzerotti, distinguished professor of physics at NJIT, on July 19, 2004. Lanzerotti, a member of the National Academy of Engineering and the International Academy of Astronautics, is chairing the 20-person, blue-ribbon panel to study whether or not to prolong the mission of the Hubble Space Telescope (HST). The Nordberg Medal is awarded to a scientist who has made a distinguished contribution to the application of space science in a field covered by COSPAR. >>
Best-selling author Sylvia Nasser whose first book, A Beautiful Mind, won the 1998 National Book Critics' Circle Award for Biography, highlighted the recent awards dinner for students, faculty and staff for the College of Science and Liberal Arts (CSLA) at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). >>
Scientists at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) believe   they have discovered a new and critically important chemical process to force scattered nanoparticles into infinitesimally tiny, but clearly-defined channels of microstructures. >>
2003
Rocco Ciccolini, a senior at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) who grew up in Newark and is the first member of his family to attend college, was named the Newark College of Engineering (NCE) Outstanding Senior of the Year. >>