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2014
In an impressive showing for a single university, NJIT students recently presented eight separate research papers at the annual conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS), the largest biomedical engineering conference in the world. >>
David Haessig and Goran Djuknic of NJIT's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering are organizing an IEEE talk at NJIT on Sept. 22, 4:30-6 p.m. in ECE 202.   >>
Ali N. Akansu, professor in the department of electrical and computer engineering at NJIT, has been selected to receive the IEEE Technological Innovation (Academic) Award. >>
Vikram Singh '01, a chemical engineering graduate and a member of ExxonMobil's College Recruitment Team for NJIT, presented Moshe Kam, dean of Newark College of Engineering, with ExxonMobil's annual grant award to the college. >>
Shawn Chester, assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, will be presenting “Multiphysics Mechanics of Polymeric Materials” Sept. 5 at Columbia University. >>
The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) this year bestowed one of its highest honors, the Outstanding Projects And Leaders (OPAL) Lifetime Achievement award, on two NJIT alumni who have made substantial and lasting contributions to the field of engineering. >>
Watch NJIT's Tara Alvarez on One-on-One with Steve Adubato for a closer look at convergence insufficiency—an eye movement disorder diagnosed in childhood or early adolescence—and its impact on the brain. >>
The NJIT community mourns the loss of Cheng-Tzu Thomas Hsu, professor of environmental and civil engineering, on July 31. >>
Professor Sanchoy Das from the Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering will give the keynote address on Aug. 6 at the Global Conference on Healthcare Systems Engineering (GCHSE) 2014. >>
Environmental cleanup experts gathered at NJIT this week for an all-day public forum on a $1.7 billion proposal by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to dredge toxic sediment from an eight-mile stretch of the lower Passaic River. >>
NJIT's John A. Reif, Jr. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering will sponsor a public forum on the Proposed U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Plan for the lower eight miles of the Lower Passaic River on July 22, 2014, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Campus Center Atrium.  >>
Clayton M. Moses, academic advisor of Kalyan Bharti Trust, Heritage Institute of Technology in Kolkata, India, will discuss "Creating a 'WE Culture'" on July 17, 11 a.m.-12 noon in the ECE Center Room 202. >>
Siva Nadimpalli, assistant professor in NJIT's Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, was invited to speak at the 2014 Sustainable Industrial Processing Summit and Exhibition in Cancun, Mexico.  >>
John D. Carpinelli, professor of electrical and computer engineering and executive director of the Center for Pre-College Programs, received the IEEE Computer Society 2014 Distinguished Contributions to Public Service in a Pre-College Environment Award. >>
Ali Akansu, a professor in the Helen and John C. Hartmann Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering and his Ph.D. student Yanjia Sun have published a paper entitled “Automatic Inference of Mental States from Spontaneous Facial Expressions" at the IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing in Florence, Italy.  >>
Shawn Chester and Siva Nadimpalli, both assistant professors in NJIT's Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, recently attended the 17th U.S. National Congress on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (USNCTAM) at Michigan State University. >>
When cognitive neuroscientists were first mapping the brain two decades ago, they focused on the regions that were activated when people performed different tasks, such as tapping fingers or watching a movie. They filtered out what was considered “background noise,” the low-frequency fluctuations originating from biological operations like heart beat and respiration. >>
Xing Zhou, an associate professor in the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, will discuss "A Unified Compact Model for GaN-Based HEMTs" on June 26, 5-6 p.m. in ECE Room 202. >>
Megan Guidry is by her own estimation “an adventurous person.” She decided on NJIT following a single snowy visit her senior year of high school, unfazed by the more than 1,000 miles between home in Baton Rouge, La. and college in Newark. >>
A team of engineering students participated in the international Baja car off-road competition held last week in Peoria, Illinois. >>
Professor Mustafa Hussain of the Computer, Electrical, Mathematical Science, and Engineering Division at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia, will discuss "Transformational Electronics for Smart Living and Sustainable Future" on July 25, 2014, 5-6 p.m. in ECE Room 202. >>
Stephanie Santos and Thomas Olenik, assistant professor and associate professor, respectively, in the John A. Reif, Jr. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at NJIT, gave a presentation this spring at the Tri-State Best Practices Conference at Bergen Community College. >>
Laurent Simon, an associate professor in the Otto H. York Department of Chemical, Biological and Pharmaceutical Engineering at NJIT, will receive an Outstanding Teaching Award at the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference on June 16, 2014.  >>
Zhonghui Huang, a doctoral candidate in the Otto H. York Department of Chemical, Biological and Pharmaceutical Engineering at NJIT, received a New Jersey Pharmaceutical Association for Science and Technology Graduate Scholarship Award on May 15, 2014. >>
NJIT's Concrete Industry Management (CIM) program has awarded four scholarships of approximately $1,370 to outstanding students at various stages in their college careers. >>
Lukasz Romaniecki, of Linden, a student in the department of engineering technology at NJIT, received the Sol Seid Student Award for Excellence at the 40th Annual New Jersey Professional Engineers in Construction Bonhag Awards Dinner Dance. >>
Namas Chandra, professor of biomedical engineering and director of the Center for Injury Bio-mechanics, Materials, and Medicine, will discuss his traumatic brain injury research on Caucus: Up Close. Program dates are scheduled for 5/24 (NJTV, 12 p.m.); 5/24 (Thirteen, 12:30 p.m.); 5/25 (NJTV, 8:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.); 5/27 (NJTV, 5:30 a.m. and WHYY, 5:30 p.m.). >>
C. T. Thomas Hsu, a professor in the John A. Reif, Jr. Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, and his two former Ph.D. students Dr. Sun Punurai and Dr. Pedro R. Munoz, recently received a patent for “System and Method of Use for Composite Floor.” >>
Vanessa Espinal '14 and David "Nic" Thibodeaux '14 addressed scholarship donors and many other students who benefit from their generosity at the 26th annual Scholarship Brunch.  >>
New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) will award more than 2,600 baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral degrees at the 98th Commencement exercises on May 20, 2014. >>
Sarang Muley, a PhD Candidate in NJIT's Interdisciplinary Program in Materials Science & Engineering, has co-authored a book chapter with Professor Nuggehalli M. Ravindra in Nanotechnology for Water Treatment and Purification (Springer). >>
New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) will confer honorary degrees upon three distinguished individuals at its 98th Commencement exercises on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 9 a.m. at the Prudential Center in Newark. >>
NJIT's AIChE (American Institute of Chemical Engineers) Chem-E-Car received second place during the Regional AIChE Conference at the University of Virginia on March 29. >>
Arthur Silverman, a distinguished and caring alumnus, died on April 8. Arthur was a member of the Class of 1939, a talented engineer, and a dedicated friend of our university. >>
Two NJIT engineers, a senior and an alumnus from the Class of 2013, have won National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, generous three-year grants that allow them to focus intensively on research as they pursue doctoral degrees in graduate school. >>
Rajesh N. Davé, distinguished professor in the Department of Chemical, Biological and Pharmaceutical Engineering, will present “From Fundamental Research to Commercialization: NSF-Engineering Research Center on Structured Organic Particulate Systems (C-SOPS)” on April 14 at 2:45 p.m. in Kupfrian Hall, Room 210.  >>
Ofer Hadar, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel, will present “Advanced Video Compression: Standards and Applications” on April 15 at 11:30 a.m. in 202 ECEC. >>
Norman Loney, professor and chair of the Otto H. York Department of Chemical, Biological and Pharmaceutical Engineering, recently delivered an invited lecture to the Department of Chemical Technology at the Politechnika Krakowska. >>
"I am pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Moshe Kam to Dean, Newark College of Engineering, effective September 1, 2014." >>
Preventing bone deterioration is a critical aspect of combating osteoporosis, improving bone implants, and even making long-term space flight possible, such as voyages to Mars and beyond. On April 9, noted biomedical researcher Stephen C. Cowin will describe a promising model for studying nutrient transport from the vascular system to bone tissue, transport that has a direct bearing on the prevention of bone loss. >>
Namas Chandra, professor of biomedical engineering and director of the Center for Injury Bio-mechanics, Materials, and Medicine, will present “Computer modeling methodology in the simulation of due to blasts and impact brain injuries” on March 25 from 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. in GITC 1403. >>
Listen to Namas Chandra, professor of biomedical engineering and director of the Center for Injury Bio-mechanics, Materials, and Medicine, discuss traumatic brain injuries on Caucus Up Close.  >>
On March 12, Kit Windows-Yule will give a lecture entitled "When Size Doesn't Matter - Density and Inelasticity-Induced Segregation in Vibrated Granular Systems" as part of the Spring 2014 Granular and Multiphase Flows Colloquium series under the sponsorship of the Granular Science Laboratory through Elsevier. >>
Laurent Simon, an associate professor of chemical engineering at NJIT, received a Distinguished Teaching Award from the American Society for Engineering Education. >>
NJIT has been named an American Concrete Institute (ACI) Excellent University, one of 16 universities receiving this award for 2013. >>
Michel Boufadel, professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and director of the Center for Natural Resources Development and Protection at NJIT, has been elected a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).  >>
The Newark College of Engineering (NCE) at NJIT will host the 16th annual Salute to Engineering Excellence on March 27, 2014 in the Campus Center Atrium.  Proceeds from the event will benefit the NCE Board of Visitors Endowed Scholarship Fund and the NCE Dean's Fund.  >>
Learn more about engineering past Winter Olympics vs. Summer Olympics with this infographic created by NJIT. >>
Learn more about the role civil engineers played in the Sochi Olympics with this infographic created by NJIT. >>
Rong-Yaw Chen has been named professor emeritus after having served as a distinguished member of the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at NJIT for nearly five decades.  >>
Atam P. Dhawan, of Randolph, a distinguished professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at NJIT, has been elected a Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBA) for contributions in medical imaging. >>
The demand for orthopedic joint replacement implants, which has never been greater, is fueling innovations in biomaterials and design to meet the ever-rising expectations of the younger and more active patients avidly seeking these surgeries. >>
2013
The NJIT Section of Society of Women Engineers (SWE) participated in the SWE Annual Conference (WE13) from Oct. 24-26 in Baltimore, MD.  The SWE executive board members and faculty advisor made a strong presence at the conference by organizing sessions, serving as session monitors and judges and participating as speakers in workshops and panels.  >>
Forty teams consisting of more than one hundred freshmen students majoring in mechanical engineering showcased their reverse engineering projects at the Innovation 101 Showcase event held on Dec. 04.  This year's theme was “Passion, Team Work and Get Involved.” >>
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. >>
NJIT alum Charles Forman has been recognized among the “Best Lawyers in America” in the 2014 Best Lawyers Winter Business Edition. >>
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. >>

NJIT Grad to Head IEEE

December 06, 2013
Nearly 40 years after he led the student branch of IEEE at NJIT's Newark College of Engineering, Howard E. Michel '75, returned to campus this week as the global technical professional society's president-elect. >>
Two Concrete Industry Management (CIM) students were winners in the recent American Concrete Institute (ACI) Art of Concrete Competition.  >>
Leonid Tsybeskov, chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Basil Baltzis, interim dean of Newark College of Engineering, hold the special plaque recognizing Ying Wu '88 that was recently added to those honoring the College's most generous supporters. >>
The university community mourns the loss of Lilyan Kreitchman, widow of Morton A. Kreitchman, class of '44. >>
The Newark College of Engineering will be hosting an ethics panel, “Professional Responsibility in Engineering Practice,” sponsored by the United Engineering Foundation/American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) on Nov. 13th from 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. in the NJIT Jim Wise Theatre. >>
Kamalesh Sirkar, distinguished professor of chemical engineering, has authored a new textbook entitled Separation of Molecules, Macromolecules and Particles (Cambridge University Press, 2013).  >>
Roberto Rojas-Cessa, PhD, of Brooklyn, NY, an associate professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), received an Innovators Award from the New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame (NJIHoF). >>
Treena Livingston Arinzeh, PhD, of West Orange, a professor of biomedical engineering at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), received an Innovators Award from the New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame (NJIHoF) at a formal banquet on Oct. 17, 2013 at the W Hotel in Hoboken.  >>
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 Materials Science and Engineering Program and the Department of Biomedical Engineering recently sponsored a seminar by Bose ElectroForce Systems Group.  In addition to discussing the materials science, engineering and technology of testing the mechanical properties of biomaterials, BOSE representatives also discussed internships and job opportunities at BOSE locations throughout the world.  >>
NJIT alum Patrick J. Natale recently announced his retirement as executive director, chief staff officer and secretary of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).  His retirement will become effective Dec. 31, 2014.    >>
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.  >>
The Materials Science and Engineering Program and the Department of Biomedical Engineering are sponsoring lectures by Bose ElectroForce Systems Group on Oct. 16 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall 3.  >>
The NJIT Board of Overseers Excellence in Research Prize and Medal was awarded yesterday to Treena Livingston Arinzeh, PhD, professor in the department of biomedical engineering, in recognition of a sustained record of contributions that has enhanced the reputation of NJIT. >>
Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor Walid Hubbi presented a paper titled "Effects of Inductance Variations due to Temperature on Load-Flow Studies" at the 2013 North American Power Symposium in Manhattan, Kansas. >>
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 Distinguished Professor Atam P. Dhawan, PhD,  recently joined the autism community at the NJ State House to be recognized for improving public and private autism services.  Dhawan, a noted electrical engineer and inventor in his own right, who heads NJIT's Interdisciplinary Design Studio (IDS) program, is also executive director of undergraduate research and innovation at NJIT.  The IDS program is offered to Albert Dorman Honors College students at NJIT.   >>
Two young women, both NJIT McNair Scholars and rising chemical engineers, were invited to join selective Department of Energy (DOE) internship programs.  >>
NJIT will mark the start of the school year on Sept.18, 2013, with University Convocation, an annual celebration and awards ceremony.  The event, which recognizes the accomplishments of students, faculty and staff, will be held at 3 p.m., in the Naimoli Family Athletic and Recreational Facility on the NJIT campus. A reception will follow. >>
The NJIT community was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Gertrude Morse on August 21, 2013.  The university's sadness is truly tempered by fond memories of an exceptionally talented and compassionate woman.  Known to her many friends as Trudy, her life was rich with accomplishment as a poet, musician and social activist. >>
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. >>
A TEDxNJIT event will take place again on September 12, 2013 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, has a theme of “Think Big – Think small” and feature leaders in various fields addressing a range of topics on how to take ideas and put them into action.  >>
An NJIT Capstone team has recently developed the website CELR.org, which stands for Creative Engineering Learning Resource.  The site was created by Priscilla Nelson, professor in the department of civil and environmental engineering, and a computer science Capstone team of undergraduates.  >>
Balraj Subra Mani, university lecturer in the department of mechanical and industrial engineering, recently presented a paper co-authored with Reggie Caudill, professor and department chair, on reverse engineering at the Fifth Annual First Year Engineering Experience Conference (FYEE) in Pittsburgh.  >>
Two NJIT researchers have demonstrated that using a continuum-based approach, they can explain the dynamics of liquid metal particles on a substrate of a nanoscale.  “Numerical simulation of ejected molten metal nanoparticles liquified by laser irradiation: Interplay of geometry and dewetting,” appeared in Physical Review Letters (July 16, 2013). >>
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.  >>
Construction speeds ahead as students from NJIT and Harbin Institute of Technology hurry to add finishing touches to their collaborative entry in the 2013 China Solar Decathlon Competition, sponsored by the US Department of Energy and China National Energy Agency.  Nexus House must be ready for judging by Aug. 2, 2013.  Thirteen NJIT alums and current students have been overseas since early July to finish the construction process.  The project began two years ago. >>
Congratulations to Aubrey Kelley-Cogdell, a recent winner of Manufacturing Engineering magazine's inaugural 30 Under 30 recognition program for excellence in manufacturing and science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields.  >>
NJIT Professor Michel Boufadel, is a co-author of a new expert report on the effects of the Deepwater Horizon (DWH) Mississippi Canyon-252 oil spill on ecosystem services in the Gulf of Mexico.    >>
A leading Chinese manufacturer of high speed trains will fund an NJIT research lab to develop new wireless communication technologies.  These technologies will offer passengers wireless internet connections on fast trains. >>
A hemostatic wound dressing, known as ChitO2-Clot, developed by a team of NCE biomedical engineering students took honorable mention for promising technological innovation in the recent 2013 BMEidea Competition.  >>
One of China's leading manufacturers of fast trains will fund an NJIT research lab that will develop new wireless communication technologies.  These technologies will offer passengers wireless internet connections on the high-speed trains. >>
Faculty and students recently participated in a design showcase in Long Branch sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Precast Association.  NJIT entries included work from College of Architecture and Design (COAD) studios, the department of engineering technology and the Concrete Industry Management (CIM) programs and the new Center for Resilient Design.  >>
Winners of the 2013 Highlander Student Achievement Awards were recently announced at the annual ceremony which recognizes student leaders and organizations for their talent and work to enhance the NJIT student experience.  >>
Four NJIT faculty members were recently awarded the title of emeritus.  >>
NJIT took second place at the 2013 ASME Student Professional Development Conference (SPDC) National Student Design Contest held recently at the New York Institute of Technology. The proud team of mechanical engineering seniors, Tom Zirmirski and Jarius Amar, developed a remote controlled prototype device for removing radioactive waste.  >>
A patent was awarded to the late Ernest Geskin, PhD, of Florham Park, an expert in water jet technology and a mechanical engineering professor at NJIT for more than 25 years.  Sharing the patent with him is Krzysztof Kluz, PhD, his former student and now a senior mechanical engineer for Marotta Controls, Montville. >>
Congratulations to NJIT's Steel Bridge Team, placing 12th overall at the National Steel Bridge Building Contest.  This was the highest ranking ever by an NJIT team. >>
An expert in robotics and automation problems, especially those involving manufacturing systems, NJIT Distinguished Professor and IEEE Fellow Mengchu Zhou will have two articles published in the upcoming proceedings of the 2013 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation.  Both papers were recently presented at this conference. >>
Michel Boufadel, professor in NJIT's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, will appear this weekend on a segment of One-on-One with Steve Adubato.  >>
Durgamadhab (Durga) Misra, professor and associate chair for graduate programs in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, recently received two awards from The Electrochemical Society (ECS).  >>
NJIT Distinguished Professor and electrical engineer Atam Dhawan hits the lecture trail again this summer as a distinguished speaker for an IEEE life sciences lecture series.  His focus will be how “Point of Care Healthcare” can reduce illness, improve the quality of life, and stop spiraling healthcare costs.  Dhawan, who will stop at conferences in Japan, Colombia and Croatia, tells audiences about the following. >>
NJIT Professor and IEEE Fellow Mengchu Zhou, an expert in robotics and automation, received a distinguished service award earlier this month from the IEEE division on robotics and automation.  >>
Roberto Rojas-Cessa, associate professor of the department of electrical and computer engineering, was an invited speaker at the recent Advanced Energy Conference 2013 in New York.  >>
The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) recently hosted a “Wow! That's Engineering!” outreach event titled “Innovation through Imagination.”  The event, funded by a grant from ExxonMobil, hosted 55 students from the seventh grade class of the Newark Early College High School (NECHS) and six of their chaperones.  >>
With woops, cheers and mortarboards flying, NJIT today awarded 2,643 degrees to the members of the class of 2013.  This brings the total number of degrees awarded by the university to more than 74,678.  The ceremony was held at Newark's Prudential Center.   >>
NJIT offers innumerable opportunities and the students who avail themselves of the many campus attributes ranging from 121 degree programs to an enviable 15:1 student-faculty ratio often leave NJIT to enjoy a rich, rewarding future.  Five inspirational stories below exemplify that if you stay in school and work hard, success follows.   >>
Twin biomedical and chemical engineering majors, Fabio and David Oliver, of Union, who graduate from NJIT at 9 a.m. on May 20, 2013, have a secret.  Although engineering is their first love and they are actively seeking career positions in their majors, don't expect to see these two spending their leisure time hunched over a computer screen.  >>
The time may be fast approaching for researchers to take better advantage of the vast amount of valuable patient information available from U.S. electronic health records.  Lian Duan, an NJIT computer scientist with an expertise in data mining, has done just that with the recent publication of “Adverse Drug Effect Detection,” IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics (March, 2013). >>
If you want to learn more about helping your business or company grow in Europe, don't miss a free one day business forum at NJIT on May 15, 2013, which will detail how to use technology and innovation to do business in the European Union.  >>
Technology evangelist and Cisco System Senior Vice President Carlos Dominguez; and alums U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski, PhD, and  Edward Cruz, principal of Hop Brook Properties, will receive honorary degrees at the May 20, 2013 NJIT commencement.  The event, set for 9 a.m., will be held at Newark's Prudential Center.  The university will confer close to 2000 doctoral, master's and bachelor's degrees on members of the Class of 2013.  >>
NJIT continues to demonstrate the value of its educational offerings in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), according to the latest 2013 PayScale college rankings for return on investment (ROI).  NJIT is 6th (top 1 percent) among 437 public universities and 27th (top 2 percent) among 1,511 public and private institutions in the U.S.  >>
It was a clean sweep: Over the weekend NJIT students won the regional steel bridge contest as well as the concrete canoe contest.  This marks the second year in a row that NJIT has won both contests.  >>
Watch Treena Livingston Arinzeh, professor of biomedical engineering, on “The Edge in Knowledge:  Part II” on Caucus:  New Jersey this weekend.  Arinzeh will be part of a panel discussing the latest advances in biomedical research within New Jersey and among collaborating institutions within the state.  >>
From exciting architectural plans for the August 2013 Chinese Solar Decathlon to a better hospital rating system, six student research projects recently captured the imagination of judges at the 2013 NJIT Dana Knox Student Research Showcase, held last week on April 17, 2013.  Seventy-two graduate and undergraduate students participated. >>
NJIT's Elisha Yegal Bar-Ness Center for Wireless Communications and Signal Processing Research recently showcased the research of eight doctoral students.  The students' work was featured in presentations and posters displayed in the area.  The annual event aims to give doctoral students and their professors from the center a chance to exchange information from a year's worth of work.  The Center is located in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at NJIT's Newark College of Engineering.  >>
NJIT students Gaurav Majumdar, Karine Serrado, Carolina Ligorio and Rajesh Singh represented the MS Engineering Management team at the Regional Supply Chain Case Competition which recently took place at Rutgers University.  >>
The graduate entity of Society of Women Engineers (GradSWE) at NJIT conducted a workshop on “Applying to Faculty Positions” for PhD students and postdoctoral fellows at NJIT.  The workshop was divided into three sessions on applications, interviews and negotiations.  >>
Check out some of the upcoming lectures and workshops taking place this week. >>
Afolawemi Afolabi, fourth year PhD student at NJIT, won 3rd place at the Technical Research Exhibition (Oral Presentation Category) held during the 39th Annual Convention of the National Society of Black Engineers in Indianapolis in March.  >>
WHAT:  Fracking, short for hydraulic fracturing, injects fluid underground at high pressure to fracture rock formations in order to extract previously inaccessible oil and gas.  Opponents point to groundwater contamination, risks to air quality, and migration of toxic chemicals to the surface.  Is this technology vital for tapping much-needed energy or one that's environmentally destructive?  That's the question a panel of experts will explore at an upcoming NJIT Technology and Society Forum. >>
Check out some of the upcoming lectures and workshops taking place this week. >>
The NJIT Newark College of Engineering (NCE) will hold its 15th annual Salute to Engineering Excellence on April 16, 2013 in the NJIT Campus Center Atrium.  The event will celebrate the 94th anniversary of NCE, NJIT's flagship institution.  Honorees, who hail mostly from New Jersey, will include nine students, seven faculty and staff and two alumni with notable careers in technology and engineering.  >>
The NJIT Newark College of Engineering (NCE) will hold its 15th annual Salute to Engineering Excellence on April 16, 2013 in the NJIT Campus Center Atrium.  The event will celebrate the 94th anniversary of NCE, NJIT's flagship institution.  Honorees, who hail mostly from New Jersey, will include nine students, seven faculty and staff and two alumni with notable careers in technology and engineering.  >>
Check out some of the upcoming lectures and workshops taking place this week. >>
A technology vital for tapping much-needed energy or one that's environmentally destructive?  That's the question a panel of experts will explore at the Technology and Society Forum session on fracking April 10, 2013 from 3 – 4:30 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom.  The NJIT Technology and Society Forum is free and open to the public. >>
The university community mourns the recent passing of Peter Hrycak, professor emeritus of NJIT's Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering. >>
The Board of Trustees of New Jersey Institute of Technology has approved $200 million in construction and infrastructure projects on the university's Newark campus, designed to enhance and expand NJIT's role as the state's science and technology university and a leader in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education and research. The university will apply to the Secretary of Higher Education for $152 million from the Building Our Future Bond Act, state revolving funds and other sources to support the projects. >>
Shawn Chester, PhD, assistant professor in the department of mechanical and industrial engineering at NJIT, will present “Mechanics of Amorphous Polymers and Polymeric Gels” on Mar. 13 from 1:00 – 2:25 p.m. in MEC 221. >>
A lucky group of NJIT undergraduate students enrolled in the Concrete Industry Management (CIM) program available through the Newark College of Engineering's Department of Engineering Technology recently returned from a fascinating week in Las Vegas at the World of Concrete Annual Conference.  >>
Ricardo Bianchini, Rutgers University, will present “Leveraging Renewable Energy in Datacenters:  Present and Future” on Mar. 12 at 4:45 p.m. in 202 ECEC >>
Steven Nagy, NJIT alum and former structural designer and inspector, will present “An Overview of The New Austrian Tunnel Method (NATM):  Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project, Tysons Corner, VA” on Mar. 12 from 4:30 - 5:45 p.m. in Colton Hall Room 210. >>
NJIT will host a Biomedical Engineering Showcase with BS, MS, PhD and Capstone students on March 14 from 9:30-2:30 p.m. in Fenster Hall 6th Floor.  The showcase will feature projects and research via mini poster presentations and guided lab tours and is an opportunity to interact one-on-one with selected students and their faculty advisors as they research and discover new advances in Biomedical Engineering.  >>
Lori Peek, PhD, visiting research scientist at the National Center for Disaster Preparedness, Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University and an associate professor in the Department of Sociology at Colorado State University will present “When the Earth Shakes:  A Global Study of Earthquake Risk Reduction Activities, Barriers, and Needs” on March 7 from 4:30 -5:45 p.m. in Colton Hall Room 210. >>
Two new patents to improve orthogonal space time codes and decode data transmissions of space time spreading were recently awarded to NJIT Distinguished Professor Yeheskel Bar-Ness, executive director of the Elisha Yegal Bar-Ness Center for Wireless Communications and Signal Processing Research.  Co-inventors with Bar-Ness on both patents were NJIT alums Amir Laufer and Kodzovi Acolatse. >>
Ting Tan, The University of Vermont, will present “A Preliminary Idea of Bio-Inspired Wind Turbine Blade Structures” on March 6 from 1:00 – 2:25 p.m.in 221 MEC. >>
With more than 6.7 million students taking at least one course online, according to the 2012 Survey of Online Learning conducted by Babson Survey Research Group, higher education institutions are stepping up their efforts to meet the growing demand for online programs.  >>
NJIT's Paul Ranky, department of mechanical and industrial engineering, will discuss “Some R&D Results and New Research Methodologies in Concurrent / Simultaneous Product & Process Design Engineering with 3P and Other Methods” on Feb. 27 from 1:00-2:25 p.m. in MEC 221. >>
Xiaolu Wang, of Newark, a doctoral student at NJIT, was named the 2013 recipient of The Louis Berger International Scholar Award on Feb. 13, 2013.  Wang will receive a stipend of approximately $19,500 to cover tuition and living costs.  In 1997, The Louis Berger Group, Inc. established the Louis Berger International Scholar program at NJIT.  To date, the program has provided scholarships to nine NJIT students.   >>
The American Concrete Institute has named NJIT as an ACI Excellent University for 2012.  >>
Priscilla Nelson, professor in NJIT's Dept. Civil and Environmental Engineering, is scheduled to appear on WBGO 88.3 FM from 4-6:30 p.m. this evening, commenting on PSE&G's announcement of a $3.9 billion, 10-year overhaul of its system. >>
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.  >>
Dr. Zi Chen, Ph.D., Washington University, will present “Nonlinear mechanics, morphology and instability of ribbons, plates and rods” on Feb. 20 from 10:30 – 11:30 p.m. in MEC 224. >>
NJIT civil engineer Fadi Karaa, PhD, is scheduled to appear tonight on NBC News (Channel 4) at 11 p.m. EST for a special story about pipeline security.  Priscilla Nelson, PhD, and civil engineering department chair Taha Marhaba, PhD were also interviewed.    >>
Dr. Alper Murat, McGill University, will present “An Allocation-based Modeling and Solution Framework for Location Problems with Dense Demand” on Feb. 19 from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. in 224 MEC. >>
Dr. Rajiv Malhotra, Northwestern University, will discuss “Fundamentals of Process Mechanics and Process Innovation in Incremental Forming” on Feb. 18 from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. in 224 MEC. >>
Treena Livingston Arinzeh, professor in NJIT's Department of Biomedical Engineering, was recently nominated 2013 Emerald Honoree in the category of Educational Leadership.  The 2013 Emerald Honorees are distinguished innovators making a difference in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields.  >>
Inanc Senocak, Department of Mechanical & Biomedical Engineering, Boise State University, will discuss “Advanced Computing for Wind Energy and Environmental Applications” on Feb. 15 from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. in MEC 221. >>
Chris Yingchun Yuan, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin, will discuss “A System Approach for Reducing the Environmental Impact of Manufacturing and Sustainability Improvement of Nano-scale Manufacturing” from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. on Feb. 14 in 221 MEC. >>
For innovative research on semiconductor devices, NJIT Professor Durgamadhab (Durga) Misra, the associate chair for graduate programs in the Newark College of Engineering (NCE) Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, will receive two Division Awards next May, the 2013 Electronic and Photonic Division Award and the 2013 Thomas D. Callinan Award from the Dielectric Science and Technology Division of the Electrochemical Society (ECS).  Misra is an ECS Fellow. >>
Prof. Zhong-Ping Jiang, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Polytechnic Institute of New York University, will present “Feedback, Control and Dynamic Networks” on Feb. 12 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in ECE 202.  >>
Reza Khanbilvardi, Executive Director of CUNY CREST Institute and Director of NOAA-CREST Center, The City College of the City University of New York, will discuss “Satellite Remote Sensing Application in Hydrological Monitoring and Modeling” on Feb. 12 from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m. in Colton Hall 210. >>
A team of NCE biomedical engineering undergraduates lead by George Ulsh and Dung Le, both of Mullica Hill, recently received the “People's Choice” award at a poster session and pitch competition sponsored by the New Jersey Entrepreneurial Network at Princeton University.   >>
Steven Hart, Ph.D., P.E., Director of Infrastructure Studies at the Center for Innovation and Engineering, West Point, will present “Conceptual Models for Infrastructure” on Feb. 5 from 4:45 – 5:45 p.m. in Colton Hall 210. >>
Joe Tien, Ph.D., Department of Biomedical Engineering, Boston University, will present a talk entitled, “Physical principles that govern vascularization of scaffolds” on Feb. 1 at 10:30 a.m. in the Central King Building (CKB) Room 204.  >>
Inspiration, innovation and invention will be this year's theme for the annual campus-wide undergraduate research showcase on Feb. 6, 2013 from 2-6 p.m. in the second floor gallery and ballroom of the NJIT Campus Center.  >>
The research of Dr. Cheul H. Cho, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, and Research Professor Dr. George Collins was recently published and featured on the Feb. 2013 cover of Biotechnology & Bioengineering, a leading journal in biomedical engineering.  >>
Sabine Kastner, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, Center for the Study of Brain, Mind & Behavior, Princeton University, will present a seminar entitled, "Neural basis of visual attention in the primate brain" on Jan. 25 at 10:30 a.m. in CKB 204. >>
A pioneer in the field of signal processing in adaptive arrays and multiple sensor radar, NJIT Professor Alexander Haimovich has been named an IEEE Fellow.  His work has contributed greatly to the advancement and application of electrical engineering and technology.  >>
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.  >>
NJIT will hold its annual black-tie benefit dinner, Celebration on Jan. 25, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. at The Pleasantdale Chateau, West Orange.  Originally this event was scheduled for Nov. 2, 2012, but due to Hurricane Sandy, it was postponed.  >>
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Reginald Tomkins, professor of chemical engineering and co-op adviser for the Otto H. York Department of Chemical, Biological and Pharmaceutical Engineering, was the winner of the 2011 Zaida C. Morales Martinez ACS Scholars Mentoring Prize.  >>
The Fall 2012 semester has proven to be both busy and successful for students enrolled in NJIT's Concrete Industry Management (CIM) program.  Andrew Canon, of Parsippany, CIM student and president of the NJIT American Concrete Institute (ACI) student chapter, appeared on the December cover of Concrete International.  >>
The NJIT American Concrete Institute (ACI) student chapter, consisting mainly of Concrete Industry Management (CIM) students, was recently awarded third place at the ACI 2012 Student Egg Protection Device Competition held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  >>
Andrew Canon, president of the NJIT American Concrete Institute (ACI) student chapter, appears on the December cover of Concrete International (CI).  >>
NJIT Distinguished Professor Robert M. Miura has been named a 2013 inaugural Fellow of the American Mathematical Society (AMS).  This first class will honor 1119 scholars, representing more than 600 institutions.  Fellows have made outstanding contributions to the creation, exposition, advancement, communication, and utilization of mathematics, according to the Society.  >>
Dr. Sotirios G. Ziavras, professor in the department of electrical and computer engineering and director of the Computer Architecture and Parallel Processing Laboratory, served as general chair of the 24th IEEE International Conference on Tools with Artificial Intelligence that took place in Athens, Greece from Nov. 7-9. >>
Namas Chandra, Ph.D., P.E., Elmer Koch Professor of Engineering, Department of Materials and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, will present “Blast Induced Traumatic Brain Injuries: Experimental And Simulation Approaches” on Nov. 30 at 10:30 a.m. in GITC 1400. >>
With the goal of increasing the enrollment and retention of women students of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) at NJIT, the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and Newark College of Engineering have joined forces to develop a new mentorship program for women in STEM.  >>
Dr. Mark Kester, senior director of research for Stryker Orthopaedics, will discuss “Evolution of the Electronic Knee Prosthesis” on Nov. 28 from 1:30-2:30 p.m. in MEC 221. >>
A few days after Hurricane Sandy hit, NJIT Professor Michel Boufadel was awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to study the impact of the storm on the New Jersey shoreline.  The NSF Rapid Response Research Grant immediately allowed him to take a team of eight researchers to the beaches of Raritan Bay.  >>
Marco Gruteser, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at Rutgers University, will discuss “Distinguishing Users with Capacitive Touch Communication” on Nov. 20 at 5:00 p.m. in ECEC Room 202. >>
Daniel J. Soeder of the National Energy Technology Laboratory, U.S. Department of Energy, will present “Shale Gas Development: Opportunities and Challenges” on Nov. 16 at 12:00 p.m. in the conference room of Colton Hall.  >>
Rebuilding in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, homeowners might consider the advice of Rima Taher, an expert in the design of low-rise buildings for extreme winds and hurricanes.  >>
MengChu Zhou, professor in the department of electrical and computer engineering, director of the MS program in computer engineering and director of the MS program in power and energy systems, received the Lifetime Contribution and Leadership Award at the 20th Annual Convention of Chinese Association for Science & Technology – USA , which was held at Columbia University on Oct. 6, 2012.  >>
Catherine Britell, The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, and Joseph LoBuono, HDR Engineering, Inc., will discuss “The New Bayonne Bridge” on Nov. 15 from 4:30-6:00 p.m. in Colton Hall 416.  >>
The NJIT Board of Trustees yesterday commended in a formal ceremony NJIT Professor of Electrical Engineering Nirwan Ansari who was honored last month by the NJ Inventors Hall of Fame for his cutting edge work. Feted too by the Board, but unable to attend the ceremony, was noted NJIT Distinguished Research Professor of Physics Louis J. Lanzerotti.  >>
Although widespread rebuilding in the hard-hit New York metro region from Super Storm Sandy has not yet begun, NJIT Assistant Professor Mohamed Mahgoub, PhD, PE, says when the hammers start swinging, it's time to look at autoclaved aerated concrete.  The material, best known as AAC, has been heralded as the building material of the new millennium.  It's a lightweight, easily-crafted manufactured stone, strong enough to withstand earthquakes and hurricanes when reinforced with steel.  >>
Raquel Perez-Castillejos, assistant professor in the department of biomedical engineering, director of the Tissue Models Lab, chaired a session on “Biomedical Applications,” and presented a paper on “Portable, $5 Microfluidics Laboratory for Education and Outreach” at the 2012 Ibersensor International Conference.  >>
Marco Gruteser, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at Rutgers University, will discuss “Distinguishing Users with Capacitive Touch Communication” on Oct. 30 at 5:30 p.m. in ECEC, Room 202. >>
NJIT Distinguished Research Professor of Physics Louis J. Lanzerotti and NJIT Professor of Electrical Engineering Nirwan Ansari were honored by the NJ Inventors Hall of Fame for cutting edge work.  Feted too were NJIT doctoral student Yan Zhang, and alumnus Ricky John.  Twenty-five awards were presented to individuals, research teams and corporations. >>
Jesse LeCavalier, assistant professor in the school of architecture, will present “Logistics, Archiecture, Infrastructure” on Oct. 25 in Colton Hall 416 from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m. >>
Priscilla P. Nelson, professor of civil engineering, will present “Approaches to Metrics and Methods for Resilience of Urban Infrastructure” on Oct. 24 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Polytechnic Institute of NYU in Brooklyn, NY.  >>
On Oct. 15, Concrete Industry Management (CIM) students had a once in a lifetime experience.  They had the chance to train on a state of the art concrete volumetric mixer, a portable concrete batch plant, provided by Cemen Tech Incorporation, the world's largest manufacturer of volumetric concrete mixing systems.  >>
The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering will host “Computational Analysis and Design of Complex Underground Transit Structures” by Patrick H.C. Chan, Senior Supervising Engineer and Professional Associate, Parsons Brinckerhoff, on Oct. 18 in Colton Hall 416 from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m. >>

ASCE Seminar on Oct. 17

October 15, 2012
The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) student chapter is sponsoring a special seminar on Oct. 17 in Kupfrian 211 from 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. on soil magic and geosynthetics by Dr. David Elton of Auburn University.  >>
Dr. Marina Thottan, Director of the Mission-Critical Communications Group at Bell Labs, will present “Secure Scalable Data-Centric Cloud for Smart Grid Data Analytics” on Oct. 16 at 4:00 p.m. in ECE 202. >>
Following a successful research collaboration with NJIT, Catalent Pharma Solutions of Somerset has announced that it has exclusively licensed innovative taste-making technology developed by NJIT Distinguished Professor Rajesh Davé, who was the principal investigator of a research project funded by Catalent.  >>
NJIT's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering will present “Analysis and Design of Diaphragm (Slurry) Walls” by Dr. Yousof Q. Abd Al-Jalil, senior engineer with Langan Engineering & Environmental Services.  The event takes place on Oct. 11 from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. in Colton Hall 416. >>
NJIT students and faculty can benefit from the staff expertise, unique facilities, and equipment related to naval warfare systems and technologies available from Naval Air Systems Command, Lakehurst (NAVAIR) through a new Educational Partnership Agreement.  >>
MengChu Zhou, professor in the department of electrical and computer engineering, director of the MS program in computer engineering and director of the MS program in power and energy systems, chaired a plenary speech session on “Distributed Intelligent Systems: a Paradigm Change, chaired a technical session on “Nonlinear Control Systems,” and presented two papers: “Solving Optimal Power Flow Problems Subject to Distributed Generator Failures via Particle Swarm Intelligence” and  “Maximally Permissive Control of Flexible Manufacturing Systems with Fewest Disjunctive Constraints” at the 2012 International Conference on Advanced Mechatronic Systems in Tokyo, Japan, from September 18-21, 2012.  >>
Pushpendra Singh, professor in the department of mechanical and industrial engineering, will present “Dispersion of Particles on Fluid-Liquid Interfaces” as part of the Applied Mathematics Colloquium on Sept. 28 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
The North Jersey IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society will host “From Academia to Industry:  How Digital Image Analysis Plays a Pivotal Role in Biomedical Engineering,” by Dr. Brian D'Alessandro, image analysis scientist with Canfield Scientific and NJIT alumnus.  >>
The department of civil and environmental engineering will host their first seminar of the 2012-2013 academic year.  >>
The work of Boris Khusid, professor in the department of chemical, biological and pharmaceutical engineering, has been included in NASA's Flight Opportunities Program. >>
The 2012 fall applied mathematics colloquium begins on Sept. 7 with “Optimal Control in Data Assimilation” given by Richard Moore, associate professor in the department of mathematical sciences.  >>
An expert in operations research and dynamic pricing decisions, Wenbo Selina Cai, PhD, has been appointed to the faculty of NJIT's Newark College of Engineering as assistant professor in the department of mechanical and industrial engineering.  >>
Zachary Marinelli (Lake Hiawatha, NJ), currently matriculating toward his bachelor of science degree in civil engineering at NJIT, will receive a $2000 scholarship to further his education from the Concrete Industry Foundation. >>
Nirwan Ansari, PhD, a professor in the department of electrical and computer engineering at NJIT, will be delivering a keynote speech entitled, “Content Delivery Acceleration,” at ANT 2012. >>
Graduate student John Tang received the Elias Klein Founders' Travel Award for the North American Membrane Society (NAMS) Annual Meeting held in New Orleans, LA during June 9-13, 2012.  >>
Wen Zhang, PhD, has been appointed to the faculty of NJIT's Newark College of Engineering in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering as an assistant professor.  >>
Abdallah Khreishah, PhD, has been appointed to the faculty of NJIT's Newark College of Engineering in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering as an assistant professor.  >>
Michel Boufadel, PhD, a notable voice in the investigation of the Exxon Valdez oil spill and BP's Deep Water Horizon (DWH) blowout in the Gulf of Mexico, has been appointed to the faculty of NJIT's Newark College of Engineering, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.  >>
Bharat Biswal, PhD, an internationally renowned researcher recognized for mapping the brain's activity, will join NJIT's Newark College of Engineering this fall as a full professor and chair of the NJIT Department of Biomedical Engineering.  >>
The August issue of prestigious journal Science today has published a perspective by longtime NJIT Professor and noted polymer expert Marino Xanthos about polypropylene, a widely-used plastic with consumer applications ranging from food packaging to automotive parts, including car battery casings.  >>
NJIT Distinguished Research Professor and former Bell Labs scientist Louis J. Lanzerotti, will see his 50-year quest to better understand space weather and Earth's Van Allen Radiation Belts rocket, once again, into space on Aug. 23, 2012.  >>
The Fifth International Summer Research Symposium was held today at NJIT to encourage more than three dozen students studying at NJIT to seek post-baccalaureate education in science, engineering and technology fields.  >>
NJIT graduate and undergrad degree programs in engineering technologies and engineering-related fields are racking up kudos when it comes to educating minority students, according to the most recent rankings by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education.  >>
NJIT Research Professor Michael Jaffe, an expert in materials science and high performance polymers, has been selected to be a member of the 2012 class of Fellows of the American Chemical Society (ACS).  >>
NJIT research professor Mike Jaffe has been selected as a member of the 2012 class of Fellows of the American Chemical Society.  The 2012 ACS Fellows will be honored at a special ceremony during the ACS National Meeting in Philadelphia on Monday, August 20, 2012 from 1:30pm-4:30pm.  >>
Two NJIT graduate students, Shyamala Pillai and Laura Wirpsza, both of the chemistry department, participated and presented at the TechConnect World 2012 meeting in Santa Clara, CA from June 18 to 21.  >>
An NJIT College of Architecture and Design (COAD) architect who designed an “ice house,” reminiscent of an igloo, has received yet another award for his unique residence.  >>
Nirwan Ansari, professor in the department of electrical and computer engineering, will be delivering a keynote, “The Making Over of TCP for Heterogeneity,” at  IEEE ICC 2012 - 2nd IEEE Workshop on Convergence among Heterogeneous Wireless Systems in Future Internet (CONWIRE 2012), on June 11, 2012 in Ottawa, Canada.  >>
NJIT Distinguished Professor Atam Dhawan has been named co-editor of the Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine, a publication of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) http://www.embs.org/news/203-embs-announces-co-editors-for-the-journal-of-translational-engineering-infhealth-and-medicine. >>
Dr. Sotirios G. Ziavras, professor in the department of electrical and computer engineering and director of the Computer Architecture and Parallel Processing Laboratory (CAPPL), presented a webinar on May 10, 2012.  >>
NJIT's Center for Wireless Communications and Signal Processing Research has been dedicated to Elisha Yegal Bar-Ness at a ceremony commemorating the late alumnus and honoring his father, Yeheskel Bar-Ness, distinguished professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. >>
Managing malware, better ways to fight electronic warfare and creating smarter wireless networks will number among the dozens of fascinating technology topics available to the public May 21-22, 2012 at NJIT when the prestigious 35th Annual IEEE Sarnoff Symposium opens in the Campus Center.  >>
Over the years Professor Angelo Perna, who has taught at NJIT for 45 years and rarely missed a graduation, has watched tens of thousands of students graduate from NJIT.  >>
Nirwan Ansari, professor in the department of electrical and computer engineering, will be delivering a keynote, “On Wide Area Network Optimization,” at the 4th International Conference on Communications, Mobility, and Computing (CMC 2012) at Guilin, China, May 21-23, 2012. >>
NJIT Associate Professor Roberto Rojas-Cessa will be the general co-chair of the upcoming 35th IEEE Sarnoff Symposium on May 21-22, 2012.  NJIT will be the host for the first time in the event's history.  >>
Tia Montalto, 22, of Old Bridge, grew up a tomboy, with a passion for cars.   Her long-time boyfriend, Walter Vittitoe, 29, of Laurence Harbor,   industrious and persistent, bright and able, good-hearted and grateful, worked for eight years as a machinist before enrolling at Middlesex County College, where they met.   >>
NeST Group of Companies Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Javad K. Hassan will deliver an inspiring message after receiving an honorary degree at NJIT's 2012 Commencement to be held Tuesday, May 15, 2012.  >>
NJIT Associate Professor Stephen Pemberton will speak about hemophilia to physicians on May 16, 2012 in Princeton at the Nassau Club at a special meeting of the Medical History Society of New Jersey.  >>
NJIT and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) have forged alliances in diverse disciplines to improve our health and well-being.  >>
NJIT Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering Kamalesh K. Sirkar was awarded a patent today for his water desalination technology.   >>
Some two dozen civil engineering students at NJIT were thrilled last Sunday as they took first place in the 2012 Concrete Canoe Competition for the New York metropolitan region.  >>
On Wednesday, April 25, 2012, from 4-6 p.m. the IEEE North Jersey Section of the Instrumentation and Measurement Society (IMS) and the Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT) are hosting a talk entitled, “When Worlds Collide-Why Microwave and High Speed Digital Designers Should Be Best Friends.” >>
The future of green wireless networks will be the focus of a lecture on April 23, 2012 at NJIT http://www.njit.edu/ by Gee (George) Rittenhouse, the chairman of the board of the research consortium GreenTouch http://www.greentouch.org/.  >>
NJIT's Center for Wireless Communications and Signal Processing Research showcased earlier this week the research of six doctoral students.    >>
Roberto Rojas-Cessa, Associate Professor of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, gave a talk about "Limiting the Proliferation of Malware and Sybil Attacks"  in  the computer science building, Princeton University, on April 19, 2012. >>
A Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers and university lecturer at NJIT, John A. Wiggins, of Union Township, was appointed for the 2012-2013 accreditation cycle to the Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).  >>
The NJIT Newark College of Engineering (NCE) will hold its 14th annual Salute to Engineering Excellence on March 29, 2012, from 6-9 p.m. in the NJIT Campus Center Atrium.  >>
Joe Goddard, PhD, professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of California, will discuss "Playing in Sand for Science, Engineering and Amusement (or Life without kT)” on March 28, 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. in GITC 3710.  >>
Professor Yee C. Chiew, Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering at Rutgers University, will discuss “Solubility and Thermodynamics of Pharmaceutical Systems” on Mar. 26 at 2:30 p.m. in Kupfrian Hall Room 117. >>
Large or small New Jersey manufacturers looking to grow their base won't want to miss NJIT's upcoming free summit on clean energy supply chains.  >>
Richard Russo, president and CEO of Endomedix, Inc., will discuss "Starting Out in Medical Devices: A Long and Winding Road" on March 2 at 10:30 a.m. in the Central King Building Rm. 204.  >>
Sven G. Bilén, Engineering Design, Electrical Engineering and Aerospace Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, will discuss "The Need for Systems Thinking to Solve 21st Century Challenges" on March 5 at 2:45 p.m. in Kupfrian Hall Rm. 117. >>
Zach F. Gallagher, PE, LEED-AP, COO and vice president, Alliance Environmental & Natural Systems Utilities, will discuss "LEED and Integrated Water Resource Management" on Feb. 28, 4:30-5:45 p.m. in Colton Hall 210. >>
NJIT's Department of Biomedical Engineering in collaboration with Career Development Services will host the second annual Biotech/Life Sciences Industry Forum on March 7, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the NJIT Campus Center Ballroom B. >>
Gary Hemphill, PhD, PE of Parsons Brinkerhoff (East Side Access Project) will discuss "Tunneling in the Miaoli Area for the Taiwan High Speed Rail" on February 21, 4:30-6 p.m. in Colton Hall 210.   >>
Fuzzy Hierarchical Decision Modeling by NJIT Associate Professor Michael Khader has been re-issued by Lambert Publishing Company in a soft-bound text.  >>
Maxine Kwan, PhD, adjunct professor in the department of biomedical engineering at NJIT, will discuss "Designing the World's Best Badminton Racket" on Feb. 17 at 10 a.m. in the Central King Building Room 204.  >>
NJIT Associate Professor Jian Yang, an industrial engineer, recently delivered an invited lecture at Rutgers University about dynamic pricing involving competing firms.   >>
Stu Soled, PhD, Distinguished Research Associate at ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Co., will discuss "Recent Advances in the Synthesis of Catalytic Materials" on Feb. 13 at 2:45 p.m. in Kupfrian Hall Room 117. . >>
Michel Boufadel, PhD, PE, professor of environmental engineering at Temple University and director of the Center for Natural Resources Development and Protection, will discuss "The Exxon Valdez Oil Spill after 22 Years: Persistence and Remediation" on Feb. 7, 4:30-6 p.m. in Colton Hall 210. >>
Chemical Engineering Professor Norman W. Loney is an organizer and Biomedical Engineering Professor Treena Arinzeh will discuss “Biomaterials for Stem Cell Tissue Engineering” at the inaugural symposium of the Chemical Engineering Discussion Group on March 30 at The New York Academy of Sciences.  >>
Durgamadhab Misra, PhD, professor in the department of electrical and computer engineering at NJIT, served as the Guest Editor of the current issue of "INTERFACE" magazine (Vol. 20, No. 4) of the Electrochemical Society. >>
Wei Wang, PhD, PE, president of Urbantech Consulting Engineering, PC, will discuss "Construction of the 145th Street Bridge Over Harlem River in NY" on Jan. 31, 4:30-6 p.m. in Colton Hall 210. >>
NJIT Professor Mengchu Zhou, of Basking Ridge, has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) based on his distinguished scientific contributions to a variety of research areas in the field of electrical and computer engineering.  >>
Nirwan Ansari, PhD, professor in the department of electrical and computer engineering at NJIT, is an invited speaker at the World Wide Security and Mobility Conference (WWSMC) to be held on Jan. 23-25, 2012 in Princeton, NJ.  >>
The controversial issues behind the building of high speed rail lines in China will be the topic of conversation next week when NJIT Associate Professor Rongfang (Rachel) Liu takes the stage at the annual 91st Transportation Research Board (TRB) conference.  >>
Mengchu Zhou, PhD, professor in the department of electrical and computer engineering, has been named a 2011 Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). >>
Computer engineering major Christopher Early, an Albert Dorman Honors College scholar and a varsity swimmer, will be featured in an ad scheduled to appear in the New York Times Education Life section on January 22, 2012. >>
Mohamed Mahgoub, PhD, assistant professor and Concrete Industry Management program director in the Department of Engineering Technology, has been appointed to the chair position of the American Concrete Institute Committee 555, Concrete with Recycled Materials, for a three-year term. >>
At the start of every year, the Office of Strategic Communications looks back at NJIT's top ten press releases from the previous year which generated the most major media coverage from not only national sources but from around the world.  >>
Pius J. Egbelu http://som.njit.edu/dean/index.php was recently named dean of the NJIT School of Management (SOM) http://management.njit.edu/ and appointed Distinguished Professor and holder of the Then & Clark Chair.   >>
Call this event the true battle of the brains as some 500 middle and senior high school students from throughout Northern New Jersey descend on NJIT Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012 to compete vigorously among themselves to be crowned the best of North Jersey's future scientists and engineers.   >>
The NJIT community mourns the loss on December 25, 2011 of Ernest Geskin, PhD, professor in the department of mechanical and industrial engineering.  >>
Basil C. Baltzis, PhD, professor of chemical, biological and pharmaceutical engineering, has been appointed associate dean of academic affairs at NJIT's Newark College of Engineering (NCE).  >>
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Atam Dhawan, PhD, distinguished professor and associate dean of the Albert Dorman Honors College, was selected to represent the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) as a 2012-2013 Distinguished Lecturer>>
A photo exhibit by Owen Fitzgerald '08, of Monroe Township, who spent 27 months as a Peace Corps volunteer in Mali, will be on display at the Monroe Township Public Library through December 18.  >>
Nirwan Ansari, PhD, a professor in the department of electrical and computer engineering at NJIT, has been invited to deliver a keynote speech, "On Accelerating Content Delivery," at the IEEE GLOBECOM 2011 Workshop on Multimedia Communications and Services.  >>
NJIT researchers, who have helped hundreds of science, mathematics, and technology teachers in New Jersey improve how students learn, have published a book chapter about their success using robotics as both a motivational and learning tool.  >>
NJIT Professor Alexander Haimovich has been named the new Ying Wu Endowed Chair in Wireless Telecommunications in the NJIT Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Newark College of Engineering. >>
The Concrete Industry Management (CIM) program at NJIT hosted a Biannual Northeast Concrete Industry Management Patrons meeting on Nov. 11 in Eberhardt Hall. >>
Mahmoud Wazne, PhD, assistant professor in the Center for Environmental Systems at Stevens Institute of Technology, will discuss "Beneficial Use of Industrial and Agricultural Waste Byproducts in Civil and Environmental Engineering Works" on Nov. 22, 4:30-6 p.m. in Colton Hall 210. >>
The IEEE NJ Section Electron Devices, Circuits and Systems Chapters and NJIT's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering will co-sponsor “The Perspective of Nanotechnology and Its Convergence with Future Information Technology" on Nov. 16 at 5 p.m. in ECE Rm. 202. >>
Ron Ogan, a Senior IEEE Member and Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society Governor Board member, will give two talks on Nov. 17 in the Guttenberg Information Technologies Center, Rm 3710: "Empowering Engineers during Changing Economic Times," 4:30-5:30 p.m., and "Federal Next Generation Flight Control System," 6:30-7:30 p.m.  >>
Camille Kamga, PhD, assistant professor of civil engineering at The City College of NY, will discuss "Dynamic Traffic Assignment Modeling for Incident Management" on Nov.15, 4:30-6 p.m. in Colton Hall 210. >>
David R. Chapman, PE, president of Lachel & Associates, Inc., will discuss "Project Evaluation, Cost Estimating, and Risk Assessment" on Nov. 8, 4:30-6 p.m. in Colton Hall 210. >>
Vincent Lombardo, of Bayonne, has been named a new development director in the NJIT Office for University Advancement. >>
Balagangadhar G. Bathul, PhD, of Columbia University will discuss "Cross-Layer Architecture and Design Approaches for Optical Networks" on Nov. 8 at 4:30 p.m. in ECEC 202. >>
The inaugural TEDxNJIT event takes place on Nov. 11, 2011 in the Jim Wise Theatre on the NJIT campus and via an accompanying live simulcast broadcast available to viewers worldwide.  >>
John J. Peirce, PE, DGE, vice president and secretary, and Jennifer Peirce Brandt, PE, vice president and principal of Peirce Engineering, Inc., will discuss "Selection of Excavation Support Systems: Advantages and Disadvantages" on Nov. 1, 4:30-6 p.m. in Colton Hall 210.  >>
Ionnis Kevrekidis, PhD, Pomeroy and Betty Perry Smith Professor in Engineering and professor of chemical and biological engineering at Princeton University, will discuss "No Equations, No Variables: Modeling and Computation for Complex Systems" on Nov. 7 at 2:45 p.m. in Kupfrian Hall Rm. 210. >>
Komlan Egoh, a PhD student in NJIT's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, was selected as a recipient of the Graduate Student Award 2011 by the New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame. >>
The NJIT student chapter of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) received the Outstanding Student Chapter Award from the national organization for the 2010-2011 school year. >>
Concrete Industry Management Program students Wilton Arellano, Nicholas Thomas, John Te, and Christopher Worthington, and CIM Specialist Anlee Orama attended the Concrete International Institute (ACI) Conference in Cincinnati, Ohio. >>
MengChu Zhou, PhD, professor in the department of electrical and computer engineering at NJIT, presented two papers at the 2011 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics on Oct. 9-12 in Anchorage, AK. >>
A new wireless device to help victims of spinal cord injury is receiving attention in the research community.  >>
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. >>
George Nechwort Sr., of Sangerfield, NY, has helped to maintain the Panama Canal, supervise construction of pipelines, power plants and refinery process units, and direct major bridge and highway projects. >>
“Decide what you're passionate about and pursue that passion to the very best of your ability, always keeping the goal of excellence in mind.” That's the advice Gurinder S. Ahluwalia, of Danville, CA, offers to young people contemplating the path ahead.  >>
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. >>
When Neil Armstrong took one small step for a man and a giant leap for mankind on the moon in 1969, he did so with the help of many people. They were the thousands of scientists, engineers and technicians who helped to make the Apollo moon-landing program a national triumph. Those individuals included NJIT alumnus Stanley Barauskas, of Diamond Bar, CA, who recently received one of six NJIT Alumni Awards. >>
Durgamadhab Misra, PhD, professor in NJIT's department of electrical and computer engineering, presented an invited talk on “Issues and Challenges of High-κ Dielectrics on High-Mobility Substrates” at the International Symposium on ULSI Process Integration at the ECS Meeting in Boston on Oct. 10. >>
The NJIT Board of Overseers awarded the fourth annual Excellence in Research Prize and Medal yesterday to Haim Grebel, PhD, professor of electrical and computer engineering and a nationally acclaimed expert in nanotechnology. >>
Richard Foulds, PhD, associate professor in the department of biomedical engineering at NJIT, will discuss "The Biomechanics of Ventriloquism" on Sept. 30, 10-11:30 a.m. in the Central King Building, Rm. 204. >>
Atam P. Dhawan, PhD, distinguished professor of electrical and computer engineering and associate dean of the Albert Dorman Honors College at NJIT, will discuss "The Future of Engineering in Medicine" on Oct. 5 at 4:30 p.m. at Cornell University.  >>
Ronald Chamberlain, MD, MPA, FACS, chairman and surgeon-in-chief in the department of surgery at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, will discuss "Biomedical Advances and Surgery:  Pushing the Envelope in the New Millennium How Minimal and Can Minimally Invasive Surgery Become?" on Sept. 23, 10-11:30 a.m. in the Central King Building, Rm. 204. >>
Nirwan Ansari, PhD, professor in the department of electrical and computer engineering, along with COMSOC leaders from Europe and Asia, is spearheading the 2011 IEEE Online Conference on Green Communications on Sept. 26-29, 2011. >>
Ali N. Akansu, PhD, professor in the department of electrical and computer engineering, published a paper with his PhD student Mustafa Torun and Marco Avellaneda of the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at NYU entitled "Portfolio Risk in Multiple Frequencies" in the Sept. 2011 issue of IEEE Signal Processing magazine.  >>
Steven W. Levison, PhD, co-director of the Integrative Neuroscience Graduate Program, director of the Laboratory for Regenerative Neurobiology and professor at the New Jersey Medical School, will be the guest speaker at the Fall 2011 Biomedical Engineering Department Seminar Series on Sept. 16, 10-11:30 a.m. in the Central King Building, Rm. 204. >>
Sotirios G. Ziavras, PhD, of Fort Lee, a professor in the department of electrical and computer engineering, and director of the NJIT Computer Architecture and Parallel Processing Laboratory, has been selected to receive the Excellence in Graduate Instruction Award at NJIT's University Convocation.   >>
A specialist in neural tissue engineering, Bryan Pfister, of Newton, PA, an assistant professor in the department of biomedical engineering in NJIT's Newark College of Engineering, has been selected to be promoted to associate professor with tenure at NJIT's University Convocation, an annual celebration to be held Sept. 14, 2011. >>
Laramie Potts, of Basking Ridge, an assistant professor in the department of engineering technology in NJIT's Newark College of Engineering, has been selected to be promoted to associate professor with tenure at NJIT's University Convocation, an annual celebration held to be held Sept. 14, 2011.  >>
Hai-Ying Chen of Chen Emission Control Technologies, Johnson Matthey Inc., will discuss "Molecular Sieve Supported Transition Metal Catalysts for the Selective Catalytic Reduction of NOx in Diesel Exhaust" on Sept. 12 at 2:45 p.m. in Kupfrian Hall Rm. 210.  >>
The Newark College of Engineering (NCE) at NJIT has been selected by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to participate as one of 20 universities and colleges across the nation in a new five-year program to keep students enrolled in engineering programs.  >>
Shivon Boodhoo, undergraduate advisor in the department of electrical and computer engineering, and Sanchoy Das, PhD, professor in the department of mechanical and industrial engineering, presented their work at the 2011 Health Care Operations Research/Systems Engineering Symposium on August 10-12 at the Mayo Clinic. >>
Mengchu Zhou, PhD, professor in the department of electrical and computer engineering at NJIT, presented three papers at the 2011 IEEE Conference on Automation Science and Engineering in Trieste, Italy.    >>
Josep Miquel Jornet, a doctoral student in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology, will discuss "Enabling Communication in Wireless Nanosensor Networks (WNSNs)" on Sept. 1 at 11:30 a.m. in ECEC 202. >>
Anthony Rosato, PhD, a professor in the department of mechanical and industrial engineering at NJIT, will give a talk on August 17 at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg in Germany. >>
"Energy Efficient Rate Control Mechanism for Multimedia Delivery over Wireless Internet" will be the topic of a talk by Sudipta Mahapatra, PhD, associate professor at the India Institute of Technology-Kharagpur, on August 24 at 2:30 p.m. in ECEC 202. >>
Chemical engineering student Elaine Gomez of Union City is the 2011 recipient of the Platinum Sponsors Outstanding Achievement Award from the Hispanic Business Council Scholarship Foundation of NJ, Inc. of Teaneck.  >>
Christopher Worthington and Wilton Arellano, both students in the Concrete Industry Management program at NJIT, have received the International Concrete Research Institute $1000 Award for academic year 2011-2012.  >>
Roberto Rojas-Cessa, PhD, associate professor in the department of electrical and computer engineering at NJIT, was an invited speaker at the World Wide Security and Mobility Conference (WWSMC) on July 25-27, 2011 in Princeton, NJ. >>
Ali N. Akansu, PhD, professor in the department of electrical and computer engineering, gave an invited plenary talk entitled "Electronic Trading: A Data Intensive Discovery" on July 6 at the International Conference on Mathematical Finance and Economics in Istanbul, Turkey.   >>
NJIT announced today the fulfillment of the late Otto H. York's $1M pledge to NJIT.   >>
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Silvestro Micera of the BioRobotics Institute, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna Institute of Automation, at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, will discuss "Implantable Neural Prostheses To Restore Sensorimotor Functions in Disabled People" on July 26 at 11 a.m. in Fenster Hall Rm. 698. >>
Biomedical engineering students Angela Calderon, Bushra Hossain, Marieme Dembele, and Yamin Noor took third place in the Undergraduate Design Competition held at the ASME 2011 Summer Bioengineering Conference in Farmington, PA. >>
NJIT Research Professor Mike Jaffe's recent book chapter about sugar-based chemicals is topping the American Chemical Society (ACS) book series' must-read list.  >>
Angela Calderon, Bushra Hossain, Marieme Dembele, and Yamin Noor, all students in NJIT's Biomedical Engineering Department, placed in the top 6 in the Undergraduate Design Competition held at the ASME Summer Bioengineering Conference. >>
Norman W. Loney, PhD, professor and chair of the Otto H. York Department of Chemical, Biological and Pharmaceutical Engineering at NJIT, visited the University of Technology in Jamaica as an External Examiner of their Chemical Engineering Program. >>
Ali Akansu, PhD, a professor in the department of electrical and computer engineering, organized and chaired a Special Session "Signal Processing Methods for Finance Applications" at the IEEE 36th International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing in Prague, Czech Republic.   >>
Acrow Corporation, a leading international bridge engineering and supply company headed by Bill Killeen ‘83, recently received the Presidential “E” Award for Exports from U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Gary Locke at the Department's headquarters in Washington, DC.  >>
A memorandum of understanding was signed today between NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch and representatives from the University of Parma, Polytechnic of Valencia, University of Extremadura, and Rutgers University for a dual bachelor's degree that focuses on multinational engineering management.  >>
The NJIT Chapter of Tau Beta Pi, the engineering honor society, initiated 37 engineering students on April 29 in the Campus Center.  >>
Walid Saad, PhD, a postdoctoral research associate at Princeton University, will discuss "Game Theory for Cooperative Networks" on May 10 at 5 p.m. in ECE 202.  >>
Catherine Florio, a doctoral candidate in the department of mechanical and industrial engineering, was acknowledged as a Second Year Amelia Earhart Fellow at the Zonta International District 3 Annual Regional Conference. >>
Shruti Parekh, a graduate student in pharmaceutical engineering at NJIT, is the 2011 winner of the Annual International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE) New Jersey Chapter Student Poster Competition on April 21 at the Nutley facility of Hoffmann-LaRoche.   >>
Edwin Hou, PhD, associate professor in the department of electrical and computer engineering at NJIT, will serve as conference co-chair of the 34th IEEE Sarnoff Symposium on May 3-4 in Princeton. >>
For the sixth straight year, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Steel Bridge team has taken first-place honors at the annual Metropolitan New York Region Steel Bridge Competition this past weekend.  >>
Carlo Badiola and Paul Dupiano, both graduate students in the Otto H. York Department of Chemical, Biological & Pharmaceutical Engineering, placed second and third, respectively, in the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Region I-NE Student Conference. >>
NJIT's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering will sponsor a seminar on rail and transportation by Vinay Mudholkar, MS, MBA, director of railway programs at the Louis Berger Group, Inc. on April 18 at 6 p.m. in Kupfrian 107.   >>
Norman W. Loney, PhD, chair of the Otto H. York Department of Chemical, Biological and Pharmaceutical Engineering at NJIT, was elected a Fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). .   >>
Sometimes engineering school really can be fun. Just ask the six Newark College of Engineering undergrads who created and designed their own micro airplane. >>
In many ways, Daisy Gallegos, of Jersey City, represents the quintessential NJIT student.  Although born in this country, she is the daughter of immigrant parents who barely spoke a word of English when they arrived on these shores. >>
Ronald H. Rockland, PhD, chair of NJIT's Department of Engineering Technology, has been named a Fellow of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). >>
Mark A. Snyder, PhD, the P.C. Rossin Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering at Lehigh University, will discuss "Hierarchical Nano-Manufacturing of Inorganic Nanomaterials Towards Reaction and Separations Applications" on April 18 at 2:45 p.m. in Kupfrian Hall Rm. 117. >>
Sometimes engineering school really is fun. Just ask six Newark College of Engineering undergrads, three of whom recently made a remarkable road trip to Fort Worth, Texas to watch the “Flying Highlander” take fourth place in a notable aerospace international competition.  >>
Sissy Nikolaou, PhD, PE an associate of Mueser Rutledge Consulting Engineers, will discuss “Seismic Ground Motions for the Challenging Geologic Conditions of New York” on April 11, 11:30-1 p.m. in Colton 416.  >>
NJIT will be a unique contender in the upcoming April 16-17, 2011 P3 award competition on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.  >>
Aaron Cote, PhD, Engineering Director and Head of the Merck Crystallization Laboratory, Chemical Process Development and Commercialization, will discuss "A Novel Crystallization Methodology to Ensure Isolation of the Most Stable Crystal Form" on April 11 at 2:45 p.m. in Kupfrian Hall Room 117.  >>
The IEEE-North Jersey Section Electron Devices, Circuits and Systems Chapters and NJIT will host a talk by EDS Distinguished Lecturer Fernando Guarín of the Semiconductor Research and Development Center at IBM on April 6 at 5 p.m. in ECEC 202. >>
Student representatives from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) at NJIT visited a fourth-grade classroom in the Randolph school district, where they gave a presentation on “What Is Civil Engineering?” and conducted a hands-on activity using toothpicks and gumdrops to design and construct bridges.  >>
Karl A. Smith, PhD, Cooperative Learning Professor of Engineering Education at the School of Engineering Education at Purdue University, will discuss "Design and Implementation of Cooperative Learning" on April 4 at 2:45 p.m. in Kupfrian Hall Rm. 117. >>
NJIT's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering will host three Graduate Seminars on March 28, beginning at 11:30 a.m. >>
Dan E. Dobry, vice president of Engineering at Bend Research, Inc. in Bend, OR, will discuss "Spray Drying of Poorly Water-Soluble Drugs for Bioavailability Enhancement: Formulation, Processing, and Scale-up" on March 28 at 2:45 p.m. in Kupfrian Hall Rm. 117.  >>
The NJIT Newark College of Engineering (NCE) will hold its 13th annual Salute to Engineering Excellence on Thursday, March 24, 2011, from 6-9 p.m. in the NJIT Campus Center Atrium. >>
Olga Ordeig, PhD, a postdoctoral scholar with the Tissue Models Lab at NJIT, has been selected to participate in the 61st Nobel Laureate Meeting. >>
William Sasso '73, manager of IT Finance and Controls at PSEG, will discuss "Risk and Risk Management" at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Graduate Seminar Series on March 21 at 7 p.m. in Kupfrian 107. >>
Pavol Rajniak, principal scientist of Pharmaceutical Commercialization Technology at Merck in West Point, PA, will discuss "Mechanistic Models for Development and Scale-up of Pharmaceutical Unit Operations" on March 21 at 2:45 p.m. in Kupfrian Hall Rm. 117. >>
High school student teams will present their projects from the current season's work at the ACE Mentor Program Final Presentation Night on March 22, 4-8 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom. >>
Priscilla Nelson, PhD, professor of civil and environmental engineering at NJIT, will discuss "Tunnel Construction and Engineering" on March 21 at 6 p.m. in Kupfrian 107.   >>
A faster, better and cheaper desalination process enhanced by carbon nanotubes has been developed by NJIT Professor Somenath Mitra. >>
A few tugs on red cloth, a round of applause and 48 linear feet of custom mural was unveiled yesterday morning at the newly-named NJ Transit Warren St/NJIT light rail station. >>
"The BP Oil Spill: Containment Efforts and Ethical Considerations," a paper by Martha Molinini, a student majoring in electrical and computer engineering, has been accepted for presentation at the American Society for Engineering Education Middle Atlantic Section Conference on April 29 in Farmingdale, NY. >>
Christine Hrenya, PhD, an associate professor in the department of chemical and biological engineering at the University of Colorado-Boulder, will discuss "'Stokes's Cradle' and Beyond: Using Toys to Probe the Physics of Wetted-particle Agglomeration" on March 7, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the MEC 224. >>
Set your television dial tonight to Fox 5 News at 10:30 p.m. to watch NJIT's Treena Arinzeh in an interview explain to the nation the future of adult stem cells and her research, in particular. >>
"Advanced Population Balance Modeling of Particulate Processes" is the topic of a talk by R. Bertrum Diemer, Jr., an Engineering Fellow at the DuPont Company on Feb. 28 at 2:45 p.m. in Kupfrian Hall Rm. 117. >>
Larry Chickola, vice president and chief of Corporate Engineering at Six Flags Entertainment Corporation, will discuss “Roller Coasters, Bio-Dynamics, and Engineering Careers” on Feb. 25 at 11:30 a.m. in the Central King Building Rm. 204. >>
Priscilla Nelson, PhD, professor of civil and environmental engineering at NJIT, will be an invited speaker next month at the Blackboard Jungle 4 Symposium at the University of Vermont.  >>
Atam P. Dhawan, PhD, distinguished professor and associate dean of the Albert Dorman Honors College, will be the guest speaker at a Physics Department Seminar on Feb. 23, 2:30-4 p.m. in Faculty Memorial Hall Room 408. >>
"Tissue Engineering: Scaffold, Bioreactor and Cell" will be the topic of a Biomedical Engineering Department Seminar by Eun Jung (Alice) Lee, PhD, of Yale University on Feb. 11 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall III.  >>
A remembrance and visitation to honor the memory of Distinguished Professor Timothy N. Chang will be held on Saturday, February 26, 2011 from 2-6 p.m. at the Parsippany Funeral Service, 60 North Beverwyck Road, Lake Hiawatha, NJ 07034.   >>
Pushpendra Singh, PhD, a professor in NJIT's department of mechanical and industrial engineering, will discuss "Manipulation of Particles Trapped at Fluid-Liquid Interfaces" on Feb. 7 at 4 p.m. in Cullimore Hall Rm. 611. >>
The Albert Dorman Honors College Library was officially named the Gilbert Glass Library on Jan. 28 in a ceremony on the fourth floor of Fenster Hall. >>
NJIT's Department of Biomedical Engineering in collaboration with the Division of Career Services will host the Spring Biotech/Life Sciences Industry Forum on Feb. 9, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in Fenster Hall Rm. 698.  >>
Nirwan Ansari, PhD, a professor in the department of electrical and computer engineering at NJIT, has recently completed co-editing two special issues covering the state of the art in communications and networks.    >>
Sotirios G. Ziavras, PhD, a professor in the department of electrical and computer engineering and director of the Computer Architecture and Parallel Processing Laboratory at NJIT, co-chaired the 13th IEEE International Conference on Computational Science and Engineering last month in Hong Kong. >>
Marino Xanthos, PhD, a professor in NJIT's Otto H. York Department of Chemical, Biological and Pharmaceutical Engineering, has been named Associate Provost for Graduate Studies. His appointment will be effective Feb. 1, 2011.  >>
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Robert Niedzwiecki, Andrew Keeling, and Abdel Hezzini took first-place honors in the semi-annual Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Senior Design Workshop Poster Presentation event for their project “Implementation of a Digitally Controlled Exhaust Powered Generator.” >>
Shabnam Darjani, a PhD candidate in the department of civil and environmental engineering at NJIT, received a student participation grant to attend a national conference organized by the National Science Foundation.  >>
Sergei Adamovich, PhD, associate professor in the department of biomedical engineering at NJIT, was recently invited to participate in a press conference to present the results of his team's research to the media at the annual conference of the Society for Neuroscience. >>
Students in the Concrete Industry Management (CIM) program at NJIT recently received certification in pervious concrete, a process that included a morning lecture on the knowledge needed for contractors to manage the material followed by an actual pouring of pervious concrete outside of the Guttenberg Information Technologies Center. Many other students were able to watch the pour as the future barbecue area and event space was being paved for the NJIT community. The program was sponsored by the PCA Northeast Cement Shippers Association. >>
Sunil Saigal, PhD, dean of NJIT's Newark College of Engineering, was one of nine individuals honored for their achievements this weekend in the field at the 30th annual gala of the Society of Indian American Engineers and Architects (SIAEA). Founded about three decades ago as a non-profit body with a few dozen engineers, the society currently has some 700 members in New York and its neighboring states.   >>
Byron Chen, PhD, an adjunct professor in NJIT's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, received the Excellence in Instruction by an Adjunct Professor Award on Sept. 15, 2010 at the NJIT University Convocation, an awards ceremony with a special welcoming ceremony for the freshman class. >>
Shilan Motamedvaziri, a teaching assistant in NJIT's Department of Chemical, Biological and Pharmaceutical Engineering, received the Excellence in Instruction by a Teaching Assistant Award on Sept. 15, 2010 at the NJIT University Convocation, an awards ceremony with a special welcoming ceremony for the freshman class. >>
Piero Armenante, PhD, distinguished professor in NJIT's Department of Chemical, Biological and Pharmaceutical Engineering, received the Master Teacher Award on Sept. 15, 2010 at the NJIT University Convocation, an awards ceremony with a special welcoming ceremony for the freshman class. >>
Dorairaja Raghu, PhD, professor in NJIT's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, received the Excellence in Upper Division Undergraduate Instruction Award on Sept. 15, 2010 at the NJIT University Convocation, an awards ceremony with a special welcoming ceremony for the freshman class. >>
The IEEE Communications Society North Jersey Chapter and NJIT's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering will sponsor "Stochastic Routing for Delay Tolerant Network" by Zygmunt J. Haas, PhD, of Cornell University and the National Science Foundation on Nov. 29 at 2:30 p.m. in 202 ECEC.  >>
Marino Xanthos, PhD, a professor in NJIT's Otto H. York Department of Chemical, Biological and Pharmaceutical Engineering was awarded the 2010 Heinz List Award at the annual meeting of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) in Orlando.  >>
Anthony D. Rosato, PhD, a professor in the department of mechanical and industrial engineering at NJIT, will discuss "Modeling and Simulation in Granular Materials" at the 2010 NJEDge.Net  Conference on Nov. 17-19 in Plainsboro. >>
Sima Bagheri, PhD, a professor of civil and environmental engineering at NJIT, has been selected to participate in the 8th Annual National Academies Keck Futures Initiative (NAKFI) Conference, "Seeing the Future with Imaging Science," Nov. 17-19, 2010, in Irvine, California. Bagheri's contribution is entitled “The Impact of Global Change on Nearshore Water Quality – A Remote Sensing Approach.”    >>
The Society of Automotive Engineers Formula Team at NJIT recently participated in the New Jersey Science and Engineering Festival at Clifton High School. The festival is a “World's Fair” comprised of exhibits, attractions, lectures, entertainment and opportunities to meet researchers, professors, and members of technical societies. >>
Sergei Adamovich, PhD, associate professor in the department of biomedical engineering at NJIT, co-authored "Integrated Arm and Hand Training Using Adaptive Robotics and Virtual Reality Simulations," which won the Best Paper Award at the VIII International Conference on Disability, Virtual Reality and Associated Technologies in Valparaiso, Chile.  >>
Zhiming Ji, PhD, associate professor in the department of mechanical and industrial engineering, will discuss "Development of a Gait Rehabilitation System" on Nov. 18 at 6:30 p.m. in  202 ECEC (Conference Room). For more information, contact MengChu Zhou at 973-596-6282. >>
Hans Thomann, PhD, senior scientific advisor at the ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company, will discuss "Energy in the 21st Century" on Nov. 17 at 11:30 am in Tiernan 373. For more information, contact Haidong Huang, 973-596-3576.  >>
Yuanqiu Luo, PhD, a senior research engineer in the advanced technology department of Huawei Technologies USA, Bridgewater, will discuss "Optical and Wireless Integration: A Passive Optical Network (PON) Time Synchronization Overview" on Nov. 18 at 6:15 p.m. (refreshments start at 6 p.m.) in Kupfrian 202. The event is sponsored by the IEEE Communications Society North Jersey Chapter and NJIT's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. >>
The NJIT Steel Bridge Team recently participated in the New Jersey Science and Engineering Festival at Clifton High School. "How to Engineer a Bridge" was the theme of their display, which featured designing a virtual bridge with software and then load testing it with an animated truck as well as a "Paper Bridge Challenge" where students created a bridge from one sheet of copy paper that had to support 100 pennies. >>
The IEEE NJ Section Electron Devices, Circuits and Systems Chapter and NJIT will host  "Photocurrent and Noise Analysis as Alternative Approaches to Understanding OFET Behavior" on Nov. 10 at 5 p.m. in Room 202, ECE Center. The speaker will be John Kymissis, PhD of Columbia University. All are welcome. You do not have to be a member of the IEEE to attend. Contact: Durga Misra at 973-596-5739 or Edip Niver at 973-596-3542. >>
Darshan J. Desai, a lecturer in NJIT's Department of Biological Sciences, will discuss "The Role of E-Cadherin in the Regulation of Myelination in the Peripheral Nervous System" at a Biomedical Engineering Department Seminar on Nov. 5 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall 3. >>
The IEEE Communications Society North Jersey Chapter and NJIT's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering will co-sponsor "Network Selection for Secondary Users in Cognitive Radio Systems," a talk by Chonggang Wang, PhD, senior staff engineer at InterDigital Communications, Inc. on Nov. 1 at 5 p.m. (refreshments start at 4:45 p.m.) in 202 ECEC. Contact: Nirwan Ansari at 973-596-3670.    >>
“HYMN to Improve the Longevity of Wireless Sensor Networks,” a paper co-authored by Nirwan Ansari, PhD, professor in NJIT's department of electrical and computer engineering, has been selected for an IEEE GLOBECOM 2010 Best Paper Award to be presented at the 2010 IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM 2010) in Miami, Dec. 6-10, 2010. GLOBECOM 2010 received 4614 paper submissions and a total of 11 papers have been selected to receive the best paper awards.  >>
An expert in digital data forensics and information assurance, Yun-Qing Shi, a professor of electrical and computer engineering at NJIT, will number among 30 New Jersey inventors from eight companies and universities to be honored at the upcoming 2010 Thomas Alva Edison Patent Awards on Nov. 4. Hosted by the Research & Development Council of New Jersey, the ceremony and reception will take place at the Liberty Science Center.    >>
Lian Yu, PhD, professor of pharmaceutical sciences and chemistry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will discuss "Crystallization of Organic Glasses" on Nov. 1 at 2:45 p.m. in Kupfrian Hall Rm. 117. >>
Meng-Sang Chew, PhD, an associate professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics at Lehigh University, will discuss "Adaptive Control of a Model of an Artificial Heart: Theory and Experiment" at a Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Seminar on Nov. 3, 1-2:30 p.m. in the MIE Lecture Hall Room 224.  >>
The IEEE NJ Section Electron Devices, Circuits and Systems Chapters together with NJIT will host a talk on “Advantages of Micro-inverters in AC PV Systems: Introduction to Petra Solar's SunWave Technology" on Oct. 27 at 5 p.m. in the ECE Center Room 202. The speaker will be Dr. Hussam Alatrash, co-founder of Petra Solar. You do not have to be a member of the IEEE to attend. Contact: Dr. Durga Misra at 973-596-5739 (dmisra@njit.edu) or Dr. Edip Niver at 973-596-3542. >>
Shelley Fried, PhD of the Department of Neurosurgery/ Massachusetts General Hospital Harvard Medical School and the Boston Retinal Implant Project, Boston VA Healthcare System, will discuss improved stimulation methods with neural prosthetics on Oct. 22 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall 3. >>
Bruno Hancock, research fellow in Global Research and Development at Pfizer Inc., will discuss "Using Emerging Predictive Tools to Accelerate Drug Product Development" on Oct. 25 at 2:45 p.m. in Kupfrian Hall, Room 117. >>
NJIT Junior Richard Ossa, of Clifton, was selected as one of the first to be named an Obama Scholar in a competitive process by the Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF).  >>
Paul Takhistov, PhD, an associate professor of food engineering in the Department of Food Science at Rutgers University, will discuss "Solid Lipid Nanoparticles: from Emulsions to Advanced Drug Delivery Systems" at the Fall 2010 Graduate Research Seminar Series on Oct. 18 at 2:45 p.m. in Kupfrian Hall Rm. 117. >>
Khondaker M. Salehin, a PhD candidate in the ECE Department at NJIT, was the runner-up in the Student Poster Competition of the IEEE Sarnoff Symposium 2010 in Princeton. Salehin presented a scheme to measure link capacity and available bandwidth for wired networks. This work was developed in the Networking Research Laboratory under the supervision of Roberto Rojas-Cessa, PhD, an associate professor in NJIT's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.  >>
Ali Akansu, PhD, professor of electrical and computer engineering and his former doctoral student Handan Agirman-Tosun, PhD, published the paper "Generalized Discrete Fourier Transform with Nonlinear Phase," in IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, Vol. 58, No. 9, pp. 4547-4556, Sept. 2010.  This is a continuation of a number of contributions made by them on Generalized Discrete Fourier Transform. Akansu will also give a talk entitled "Generalized Discrete Fourier Transform with Nonlinear Phase: A Time-Frequency Method" on Oct. 20 at Purdue University . >>
Jennifer Sinclair Curtis, PhD, professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Florida, will discuss "Using DEM to Develop Constitutive Models for CFD Simulations of Granular Flows" at the Fall 2010 Colloquium Series on Oct. 18, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in GITC 3710. The colloquium is sponsored by the Granular Science Laboratory at NJIT. Contact: A. Rosato, MIE Department (rosato@njit.edu; 973-596-5829) >>
Ben Glasser, PhD, a professor in the Dept. of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering at Rutgers University, will discuss "Why All the Brazil Nuts Are Not on Top: Granular Size Segregation of Binary, Ternary and Multi-sized Mixtures" on Oct. 11 at 2:45 p.m. in Kupfrian Hall Rm. 117. The lecture is part of the Fall 2010 Otto H. York Department of Chemical, Biological and Pharmaceutical Engineering Graduate Seminar Series. >>
Sergei Adamovich, PhD, associate professor in NJIT's Department of Biomedical Engineering, gave an invited lecture last week at the meeting of the American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine in Washington, DC. He participated in a panel of six experts from the US, Canada and Europe to share his views on future trends in pediatric rehabilitation. The topic of his presentation to a large audience of pediatricians and physical/occupational therapists was the use of technology (robotics and virtual reality) in rehabilitation of arm movement in children with cerebral palsy.  >>
Ian Lafond, a second-year PhD student in NJIT's Department of Biomedical Engineering, has received a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award for Individual Predoctoral Fellowship from the National Institutes of Health. This $142,000 award will support Ian's dissertation research in the lab of Associate Professor Sergei Adamovich over the next four years. >>
Aydın Sunol, PhD, a professor in the Chemical and Biomedical Engineering Department at the University of South Florida, will discuss "Supercritical Fluid Aided Synthesis of Nano Structured Particles" on Sept. 27 at 2:45 p.m. in Kupfrian Hall Rm. 117. >>
Devendra Bajaj, PhD, a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Orthopaedics at UMDNJ-NJMS, will discuss "Tooth: A Tough Natural Biocomposite" on Sept. 24, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
The IEEE Communications Society North Jersey Chapter and NJIT's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering will sponsor a seminar by Yigal Bejerano, PhD, of Bell Laboratories Alcatel Lucent on Sept. 16 at 6:30 p.m. in ECEC 202. Bejerano's topic will be "Understanding the Unfair Behavior of IEEE 802.11 Wireless LANs." >>
"Rheology, Processing and Structure Development of Concentrated Suspensions and Nanosuspensions" is the topic of a seminar presented by Dilhan Kalyon, PhD, Dept. of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science at Stevens Institute of Technology, on Sept. 13 at 2:45 p.m.in Kupfrian Hall, Room 117.  >>
Paul G. Ranky, PhD, a professor in the department of mechanical and industrial engineering at NJIT, recently presented "Case-Based/Problem-Based Sustainable Green Engineering Teaching /Learning Methods and Experiences for Millennial Generation Engineering Students in the USA, Europe and Asia" at the 2010 International Symposium on Flexible Automation in Tokyo, Japan. He also served as co-chair of the Green Engineering Session at this conference. >>
Nirwan Ansari, PhD, professor in the department of electrical and computer engineering, will deliver the keynote speech, "TCP: Is It Time for A Makeover?" on Sept. 24-26 at the International Conference on Network Infrastructure and Digital Content in Beijing, China. >>
Peter Ma '07, a software engineer at Casting Networks, Inc. in Los Angeles, is seeking votes for his mobile application in the Apps for Healthy Kids Contest. Ma, who received his BS in computer engineering in 2007, recently entered and won a contest that was hosted by Snaptic and Hopelab, and also sponsored by TEDPrize; the challenge was to build an android application that promotes movement. Ma's "Earn the Stars" mobile application is a merit-based tool for educating, motivating, recognizing and rewarding children to make good choices about nutrition and participating in physical activities. "We made sure to highlight that nutrition and sports are the key," says Ma, a former captain of the NJIT men's soccer team>>
Kensuke Yokoi, PhD, a lecturer in the School of Engineering at Cardiff University in Wales, will give a talk on "Numerical Studies of Droplet Impacts and Splashes" on July 26 at 2:30 p.m. in Cullimore Hall 611. >>
Jay N. Meegoda, PhD, PE, a professor in the department of civil and environmental engineering at NJIT, has been named a Fellow by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). The ASCE awards fellowships to civil engineers who have made significant technical or professional contributions to the profession, hold a P.E. license, and have at least 10 years of exceptional, responsible engineering experience gained while at member grade in ASCE. >>
Anthony D. Rosato, PhD, a professor in the department of mechanical and industrial engineering at NJIT, gave a seminar entitled "Microstructure Evolution in Tapped Monodisperse Spheres via Discrete Element Modeling" today at the University of Salerno in Fisciano, Italy. >>
Cheul H. Cho, PhD, an assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at NJIT, will receive the 2010 Phase I Coulter Foundation Translational Research Award for his work on stem cell technology for the treatment of liver failure. Dr. Cho will present his project at the Foundation Annual Meeting on August 9 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. >>
Treena Arinzeh, PhD, an associate professor in NJIT's Department of Biomedical Engineering, has been named a Career Awardee of the 2010 Coulter Foundation Translational Award for Biomedical Engineering. The award seeks to support biomedical research that is translational in nature, and to encourage and assist eligible biomedical engineering investigators to establish themselves in academic careers involving translational research.   >>
“Don't even mention seafoam green to me today,” Edmund Hecht says with a laugh, recalling the institutional color he applied in copious amounts with a Newark College of Engineering (NCE) painting crew in the mid-1950s. It was one of the part-time jobs he had while studying mechanical engineering. Hecht also worked in the college bookstore and on the switchboard. In more recent years, he's returned to the classroom as a teacher ― sharing a wide range of knowledge at colleges in Texas and as a Fulbright Scholar in Ukraine. >>
Helping stroke patients regain use of their hands and arms through innovative robotic and virtual reality-based video game therapies is the focal point of NJIT Associate Professor Sergei Adamovich, a biomedical engineer. Thanks to a $1.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Adamovich is developing better ways to rehabilitate people who have lost control of their hands, fingers, shoulders and elbows.   >>
Laurent Simon, PhD, a professor in the Otto H. York Department of Chemical, Biological and Pharmaceutical Engineering at NJIT, will be a presenter at an NSF-sponsored workshop on July 12-14 at San Jose State University. The workshop is entitled “Enhancement of Chemical Engineering Curricula with Biological Applications in Process Dynamic and Control.” >>
Several NJIT professors and graduate students participated in the 2010 Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) Annual Technical Conference on May 16-19 in Orlando, Florida. Attending were Professor Marino Xanthos, Research Professors Costas Gogos and Peng Wang of CBPE, Kwabena Narh, professor in NJIT's Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Linjie Zhu and Herman Suwardee of NJIT's Polymer Processing Institute (PPI), as well as five PhD students: Huiju Liu, who received his PhD degree this week; Jin Uk Ha, Qian Zheng, Min Yang, and Graciela Terife.  Peng Wang was the organizer, on behalf of the Otto H. York Department of Chemical, Biological and Pharmaceutical Engineering and PPI, of two special sessions on pharmaceutical hot melt extrusion. Six technical papers on research conducted on campus were presented by Wang, Gogos, Suwardee, Liu, Ha, and Terife. During the May 18 SPE awards ceremonies, Xanthos and Liu received the Heinz List Reactive Extrusion and the Professor Lew Erwin Outstanding Graduate Student Awards, respectively. >>
Taha F. Marhaba, PhD, of Bridgewater, professor and chair of the department of civil and environmental engineering and director of the New Jersey Applied Water Research Center at NJIT, received the 2010 Distinguished Engineer Award from the Rutgers Engineering Society on May 17.  >>
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. >>
Ali Abdi, PhD, associate professor in the department of electrical and computer engineering at NJIT, received the IEEE Region 1 Award for his outstanding leadership and contributions in underwater acoustic communications. >>
Students at the Union County Vocational-Technical Schools can now look forward to saving about one year of tuition and time if they choose to attend NJIT upon graduation from either the Union County Magnet High School or the Academy for Information Technology, thanks to an agreement signed today between NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch and Union County Vocational-Technical Schools Superintendent Thomas J. Bistocchi. The program allows students entering their freshman year of high school to elect to take certain courses that NJIT faculty have pre-approved for credit. High school students who successfully complete all conditions of the program while in high school will be admitted to NJIT and can participate in a number of majors and colleges including offerings of the Newark College of Engineering, College of Science and Liberal Arts, the School of Management, the College of Computing Sciences and the Albert Dorman Honors College. “This is an exciting opportunity for students at the Academy and Magnet high schools and we are pleased to extend these offerings,” said Joel Bloom, vice president for Academic and Student Services at NJIT. Dr. Bistocchi offered, "It is an opportunity for excellent students to stay in state and get an quality education at a highly ranked national university, NJIT." Similar joint advanced standing admissions programs are already in place between NJIT and Bergen County Academies and Morris County Academies. >>
Each year, the NJIT Newark College of Engineering (NCE) gives the Innovation in Design Award to an engineering student who excels as a designer. This year, Giancarlo Fricano, of Bridgewater, a senior whose design skills twice helped the NJIT Steel Bridge Team capture first place in regional competitions, received it. >>
The IEEE NJ Section Electron Devices, Circuits and Systems Chapters and NJIT will host "From Deep Trenches to Skyscrapers: A Walk Down Memory Lane" by Subramanian Iyer, PhD, a distinguished engineer and chief technologist for the Semiconductor Research and Development Center at IBM Systems & Technology Group, on May 5 at 7 p.m. (free buffet begins at 6:15 p.m.) in Room 202, ECE Center. All are welcome.  >>
The IEEE Communications Society North Jersey Chapter and NJIT's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering will co-sponsor "Optimized Design and Management of Overlay Networks" by Anwar Walid, PhD, a Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff at Bell Laboratories at Alcatel-Lucent, on May 3 at 6 p.m. in 202 ECEC at NJIT. For more information, contact Nirwan Ansari at 973-596-3670 or Yanchao Zhang at 973-642-7817.  >>
The ASCE Student Chapter at NJIT received first place in every competition that they entered at this weekend's 2010 Metropolitan Regional Conference held at FDU in Teaneck. Beginning on Friday evening, undergraduate civil engineering student Luz Zidziunas won the the Mead Technical Paper Competition for her paper "Ethics and the Engineer of 2025." On Saturday, NJIT's Steel Bridge Team again emerged as champions of the Regional AISC/ASCE Student Steel Bridge Competition. Under the highly able leadership of their advisors (Professors John Schuring, Alan Slaughter and Anthony Massari) and co-captains Tien Tran and Giancarlo Fricano, the NJIT team also placed first in every single scoring category including Structural Efficiency, Construction Economy, Stiffness, and Aesthetics. The team now advances to the Steel Bridge Nationals, which will be held at Purdue University on Memorial Day Weekend.  >>
Teddy Asefa, PhD, an associate professor in the Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering at Rutgers University-New Brunswick, will discuss "Multifunctional Nanomaterials: From Novel Synthetic Methods to their Applications in Catalysis, Medicine and Energy" on April 26 at 2:45 PM in Tiernan Hall Rm. 373. >>
Lekshmi Pillai, of West Orange, received the Madame Mau Outstanding Female Engineer Award at the 12th Annual Salute to Engineering Excellence sponsored by NJIT's Newark College of Engineering (NCE).  The event was held March 25, 2010 at NJIT,  >>
Razmenka Lazoroska, of Garfield, received the Outstanding Senior Award from the Otto H. York Department of Chemical, Biological and Pharmaceutical Engineering at the 12th Annual Salute to Engineering Excellence sponsored by NJIT's Newark College of Engineering (NCE).  The event was held March 25, 2010 at NJIT. >>
Matthew Young, of Collingswood, received the Outstanding Senior Award in Civil and Environmental Engineering at the 12th Annual Salute to Engineering Excellence sponsored by NJIT's Newark College of Engineering (NCE).  The event was held March 25, 2010 at NJIT.  >>
Giancarlo Fricano, of Bridgewater, received the Saul K. Fenster Innovation in Design Award at the 12th Annual Salute to Engineering Excellence sponsored by NJIT's Newark College of Engineering (NCE).  The event was held March 25, 2010 at NJIT.  >>
Kate Boardman, of New Providence, received the Madame Mau Outstanding Female Engineer Award in electrical 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.  >>
Basil Baltzis, of Wayne, has taught at NJIT for more than 25 years. During that time, he has distinguished himself as a scholar, a teacher and a researcher.   For his effective teaching, he received on March 25, 2010 the Excellence in Teaching Award from the NJIT Newark College of Engineering (NCE).  >>
Mariya Tohfafarosh, of Hackensack, received the Outstanding Senior Award in Biomedical Engineering at the 12th Annual Salute to Engineering Excellence at NJIT's Newark College of Engineering (NCE).  The event was held March 25, 2010 at NJIT. >>
Kevin McDermott, of Demarest, received at the NJIT Newark College of Engineering (NCE) 12th Annual Salute to Engineering Excellence on March 25, 2010 at NJIT, the Saul K. Fenster Innovation in Engineering Education Award. >>
Salman Naqvi, of Kearny, received the Outstanding Senior Award in addition to the Outstanding Senior Award in Electrical and Computer 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.  >>
Rui Zhang, of Kearny, received the Outstanding Graduate Student Award at the 12th Annual Salute to Engineering Excellence sponsored by NJIT's Newark College of Engineering (NCE). The event was held March 25, 2010 at NJIT.    >>
At NJIT, Shivon Boodhoo of Maplewood, is well-known, well-liked and well-respected. She works in the electrical and computer engineering department as an undergraduate advisor and curriculum coordinator. Boodhoo, say colleagues, selflessly and effectively advises more than 250 freshmen and sophomores. She helps with schedules and academic progress – noting students' strengths and helping them overcome their shortcomings. >>
Maureen Fagan received the Dean's Service Award from  NJIT's Newark College of Engineering (NCE) Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at NCE's 12th Annual Salute to Engineering Excellence on March 25, 2010. >>
Lynnette Randall, of West Orange, received the Dean's Service Award from the NJIT Newark College of Engineering (NCE) at the 12th Annual Salute to Engineering Excellence on March 25, 2010 at NJIT. >>
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.  >>
Edna Shepherd Randolph, of Monroe Township, received the Outstanding Staff Award at NJIT's Newark College of Engineering (NCE) 12th Annual Salute to Engineering Excellence on March 26, 2010 at NJIT.  >>
The 35-member student chapter of Engineers Without Borders at NJIT received the Outstanding Student Chapter Award at the 12th Annual Salute to Engineering Excellence sponsored by NJIT's Newark College of Engineering (NCE).  The event was held March 25, 2010 at NJIT.    >>
U.S. Food and Drug Administration district staff recently spoke to a group of some 25 graduate students and professors in NJIT's Graduate Biomedical Engineering Society (GBMES). The presentation centered on the history of the U.S. Public Health Service and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration with an additional focus on the FDA's role in the regulation of medical devices. >>
Civil engineering junior Keith Corkery, of Fair Lawn, will receive the 2010 Sol Seid Award for Excellence from the New Jersey Professional Engineers in Construction on April 9 at a dinner dance in Belleville. Nominated by Civil and Environmental Engineering Professor Taha Marhaba, Corkery was chosen to receive the $10,000 award based upon his outstanding academic achievements and community involvement.  >>
Sophie Guillemet-Fritsch of the Institut Carnot–CIRIMAT, Universite Paul Sabatier in Toulouse, France, will discuss "High Quality Oxide Powders Prepared by Soft Chemistry Methods: Applications to Energy Conversion and Storage" on April 12 at 2:45 p.m. in Tiernan Hall 373. >>
Richard Hogg, PhD, professor emeritus of Mineral Processing and GeoEnvironmental Engineering at Penn State University, will discuss "Mixing and Segregation of Powders" at the Spring 2010 Granular and Multiphase Flows Colloquium Series on April 5, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Mechanical Engineering Center Room 224. For further information, contact Dr. A. Rosato, MIE Dept (rosato@njit.edu; 973-596-5829). >>
Magued G. Iskander, PhD, associate professor of civil engineering at NYU Poly, will discuss "Plastic Piles in Geotechnical Construction" at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Seminar Series on March 29, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in 416 Colton Hall. >>
Jie Ga, PhD, an assistant professor in the department of computer science at Stony Brook University, will discuss “Greedy Routing with Guaranteed Delivery Using Ricci Flow” on March 25 at 11:30 a.m. in 202 ECE at NJIT. The presentation is co-sponsored by the IEEE Communications Society North Jersey Chapter and NJIT's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. >>
The NJIT Newark College of Engineering (NCE) will hold its 12th annual Salute to Engineering Excellence on Thursday, March 25, 2010, from 6-9 p.m. in the Campus Center Atrium at NJIT. The event will celebrate the 91st anniversary of NCE, the flagship institution of NJIT. >>
Anthony D. Rosato, PhD, a professor in the department of mechanical and industrial engineering at NJIT, will give a lecture entitled "Density Relaxation–A Review of the Literature and Recent Results" on March 17 at the University of Madrid. >>
Michael Jaffe, a research professor of biomedical engineering at NJIT, has received a patent for a chemical derived from sugar. This new material is a derivative of isosorbide and may be able to replace bisphenol A (BPA) in a number of consumer products, including the lining of tin cans. >>
Water ― life on our planet would be impossible without it, and clean water is vital for human health and well-being. Yet close to three billion people have no running water within a kilometer of their homes, and every eight seconds a child dies of water-borne disease. In the NJIT Technology and Society Forum presentation on March 10, 2010, Maude Barlow will outline a three-part strategy for achieving a water-secure world.  >>
An NJIT alumna of Haitian ancestry, who returns summers to teach in NJIT's Educational Opportunity Program (EOP), has just returned from a 10-day visit to Haiti. Mechanical engineer Darlene Clovis, who works at Picatinny Arsenal, flew to Haiti with Engineers Without Borders to evaluate the safety of buildings. >>
Jackie Sung, PhD of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Connecticut, will discuss "The Role of Chemical Kinetics in Green Combustion" on Feb. 15 at 2:45 p.m. in Tiernan Hall Rm. 373. >>
Israel Wachs, PhD, a professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Lehigh University, will discuss "Operando Spectroscopy: A SpectroKinetic Approach to Catalysis Research" on Feb. 8 at 2:45 p.m. in Tiernan Hall Rm. 373. >>
NJIT's Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering has been awarded the 2010 American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Lucy and Charles W.E. Clarke Scholarship. "I think our success in securing this funding is a reflection of the level of dedication and professionalism that our student members of ASME exhibit," said Mechanical Engineering Professor Harry Kountouras. "ASME has recognized that commitment by honoring NJIT and the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering with this award." >>
Simon Podkolzin, PhD, a professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science at Stevens Institute of Technology, will discuss "Reaction Mechanism Studies on Surfaces of Catalytic Nanoparticles with Kinetics, Spectroscopy and DFT Calculations" on Feb. 1 at 2:45 p.m. in Tiernan Hall Rm. 373. The lecture kicks off the Spring 2010 Otto H. York Department of Chemical, Biological and Pharmaceutical Engineering Graduate Seminar Series. >>
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Sunil Saigal, PhD, dean of NJIT's Newark College of Engineering, has been awarded the distinction of AAAS Fellow. Election as a Fellow is an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers. >>
Students at Bergen County Academies can now look forward to saving one year of tuition and time if they choose to attend NJIT and graduate early, thanks to an agreement signed today between NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch and Bergen Academies Superintendent Robert Aloia. >>
Williams O. Williams, PhD, a professor in the department of mathematical sciences at Carnegie Mellon University, will discuss "Mechanics of Tensegrity Structures" at the Fall 2009 Granular and Multiphase Flows Colloquium Series on Dec. 7, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Mechanical Engineering Center Rm. 224. >>
Sotirios G. Ziavras, PhD, professor in the department of electrical and computer engineering and director of the Computer Architecture and Parallel Processing Laboratory at NJIT, served as program chair of the 21st IEEE International Conference on Tools with Artificial Intelligence on Nov. 2-5, 2009. >>
Jeff Koberstein, PhD, of Columbia University will discuss "Modification of Surfaces Using Light and Click Chemistry" at the Otto H. York Department of Chemical, Biological and Pharmaceutical Engineering Graduate Seminar Series on Nov. 30 at 2:45 p.m. in Tiernan Hall Rm. 373.  >>
Ecevit Bilgili, PhD, an assistant professor in the Otto H. York Dept. of Chemical, Biological and Pharmaceutical Engineering at NJIT, will discuss "Pharmaceutical Development of Comminution and Fluidized Bed Granulation Operations: from Theory to Industrial Practice" on Nov. 23 at 2:45 p.m. in Tiernan Hall 373. >>
Even if you are not a cook, you might have wondered why a pinch of flour (or any small particles) thrown into a bowl of water will disperse in a dramatic fashion, radiating outward as if it was exploding. Pushpendra Singh, PhD, a mechanical engineering professor at NJIT who has studied and written about the phenomenon, has not only thought about it, but can explain why. >>
Mark Panczyk, who received his bachelor of science in chemical engineering from NJIT in May 2008, was recognized by the American Chemical Society's Division of Colloid and Surface Chemistry for his outstanding poster contribution at the Fall 2009 ACS national meeting in Washington, D.C.  Panczyk, who is currently pursuing doctoral studies at the University of Delaware, won one of five awards in a competition that featured some 200 posters.  >>
Leean “Coco” Orama, a senior majoring in engineering technology and president of the NJIT Student Senate, was one of only four students nationwide selected to receive an all-expense-paid scholarship to the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) GreenBuild International Conference and Expo in Phoenix today through tomorrow. >>
Norma J. Clayton '81, vice president of learning, training and development at The Boeing Company and a member of the NJIT Board of Overseers, was named 2009 Technologist of the Year by Black Engineer.com. Clayton, who graduated from NJIT with a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering, received the university's Outstanding Alumnus Award in 2006. >>
Bob Farrauto, BASF Catalysts LLC, will discuss "Catalysis for the 21st Century: The Convergence of Energy and the Environment" on Nov. 2 at 2:45 p.m. in Tiernan Hall Rm. 373. The lecture is part of the Fall 2009 Otto H. York Department of Chemical, Biological and Pharmaceutical Engineering Graduate Seminar Series>>
Ali N. Akansu, PhD, professor in the department of electrical and computer engineering, will discuss "Generalized Discrete Fourier Transform with Nonlinear Phase: Theory, Design and Applications" on Oct. 28 at 2:30 p.m. in ECE 202. >>
Kalle Levon, PhD, a professor of Chemical and Biological Science at the Polytechnic Institute of NYU, will discuss "Selective Potentiometric Detection of Macromolecular Ions" on Oct. 26 at 2:45 p.m. in Tiernan Hall Rm. 373. The lecture is part of the Fall 2009 Otto H. York Department of Chemical, Biological and Pharmaceutical Engineering Graduate Seminar Series. >>
NJIT Mechanical Engineering Professor Anthony D. Rosato, PhD will discuss "Density Relaxation of Granular Matter" at the Applied Mathematics Colloquium Series on Oct. 16 at 11:35 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall 2. >>
All students (BS, MS and PhD) are invited to experience the spirit of innovation that drives biomedical engineering research in University Heights at NJIT's Biomedical Engineering Research Open House on Oct. 16, 2-4 p.m. in Fenster Hall, 6th Floor. Tour NJIT BME laboratories and see the work first-hand, meet with NJIT BME faculty who are leading these research programs, and much more.  >>
Xi Chen, PhD, an associate professor in the department of earth and environmental engineering at Columbia University, will discuss "Energy Conversion using Nanoporous Materials and Functional Liquids" on Oct. 7, 1-2:30 p.m. in the Mechanical Engineering Center Rm. 224. >>
Stem cell researcher Treena Livingston Arinzeh will discuss current stem cell applications at NJIT, including the regeneration of bone and cartilage for bone fracture and osteoarthritis treatments, spinal cord repair, and liver regeneration at NJIT's first Research Café.   >>
"Internet 2.0: Hype or Hope?" is the topic of the IEEE COMSOC Distinguished Lecture by Henning Schulzrinne, PhD, the Levi Professor of Computer Science at Columbia University, on Oct. 8 at 6 p.m. (refreshments start at 5:45 pm.) in 202 ECEC. The event is co-sponsored by the IEEE Communications Society North Jersey Chapter and the NJIT Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Contact Nirwan Ansari at 973-596-3670 or Yanchao Zhang at 973-642-7817. >>
NJIT Biomedical Engineering Professor Treena Livingston Arinzeh, PhD will discuss "Stem Cells: Their Origins and Applications Being Explored at NJIT" at the opening session of The Research Café on Sept. 29 at 4:30 p.m. in the Faculty Dining area on the third floor of the Campus Center. Refreshments will be served and also can be purchased in the Pub or other Campus Center locations. Contact Jay Kappraff at x3490. >>
Anthony D. Rosato, PhD, a professor in the department of mechanical and industrial engineering at NJIT, was invited to give a presentation at the Joint IUTAM-ISIMM Symposium on Mathematical Modeling and Physical Instances of Granular Flows on Sept. 14-18 in Reggio Calabria, Italy. "Density Relaxation of Granular Matter via Monte Carlo and Discrete Element Simulations" is the title of his paper. >>
Haim Grebel, of Livingston, an NJIT electrical engineering professor, whose work focuses on understanding the properties of structures at the nanoscale, especially singled-walled carbon nanotubes and graphene, has received the NJIT Excellence in Research Award. >>
Akash R. Shukla, an industrial engineering major at NJIT, celebrated on Sunday the release of his new book titled Measure of a Man, a personal account of his experience with limb-lengthening surgery and his year-long recovery. Attending the event were NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch, Interim Provost Donald H. Sebastian, NCE Dean Sunil Saigal and Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Chair Rajpal S. Sodhi. For more information about Shukla's book, click here>>
NJIT marks the start of the new school year on September 2, 2009 with University Convocation, an annual celebration and awards ceremony.  The event, which recognizes the accomplishments of students, faculty and staff, will be held at 3 p.m., in the Jim Wise Theatre in Kupfrian Hall on the NJIT campus. A reception follows. >>
More than a dozen NJIT civil and mechanical engineering students, faculty and interested staff members have spent the past three years working with villagers in a poor Haitian village to remove bacteria from their drinking water and halt water-borne illnesses.  Working under the auspices of Engineers Without Borders (EWB), the NJIT group has made four visits, to date, and are planning one last visit in October. >>
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.  >>
V. Ramgopal Rao, PhD, a professor in the EE Department of IIT Bombay, a visiting professor at Georgia Tech and a distinguished lecturer of the IEEE Electron Device Society, will discuss "Polymer Based Sensor Systems for Healthcare and Homeland Security" at an IEEE and Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Seminar on June 8, 5-6 p.m. in the ECE Building Rm. 202.  >>
"Are VLSI Test Channels A Portal for Hackers?" is the topic of a talk by Ramesh Karri, PhD, of the Polytechnic Institute of NYU on May 18 at 11:30 a.m. in the ECE Building Rm. 202. For more information, contact Roberto Rojas-Cessa. >>
The New Jersey Chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has presented the Educator of the Year Award to John Schuring, Stabile Professor for Innovation and Technology at NJIT. (ATTENTION MEDIA: To interview Schuring as an expert, contact Sheryl Weinstein at 973-596-3436.) >>
NJIT has a reputation for turning out first-generation American college students.  Three seniors, who will graduate at NJIT's upcoming May 16, 2009, commencement ceremony (9 a.m.-noon) at the Prudential Center, exemplify that tradition. >>
NJIT will induct former star soccer player and fencing alumnus Roland Barth into its 2009 Athletics Hall of Fame on May 9, 2009 in the Campus Center Atrium. >>
Priya Santhanam, a graduate student in the Otto H. York Department of Chemical, Biological and Pharmaceutical Engineering at NJIT, took first place in the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Region I-NE Student Conference for master's-level students held at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Her award comes with a $500 cash prize and an invitation to attend (all expenses paid) the national AIAA conference to be held in January 2010 in Orlando, Florida. Priya's paper is based on her MS thesis work at NJIT; she is now applying to the PhD program. >>
Jane C. Li, PhD, a vice president at NL Chemical Technology, Inc. in Mount Prospect, Illinois, will give The Vincent A. Stabile Systems Engineering & Management Lecture on May 4 at 3 p.m. in the Guttenberg Information Technologies Center Seminar Room 3730. Contact: Vonney Williams, vonney@njit.edu, ext. 3333. >>
A team of 25 NJIT civil engineering students—including many seniors—will be working round-the-clock through graduation to ready a 20-foot-long model steel bridge for a prestigious national competition.  The team qualified for this important event by taking first place in the recent Metropolitan Region Steel Bridge Competition. >>
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>>
Bonnie J. Dunbar, PhD, president and CEO of The Museum of Flight in Seattle, Washington, will be the guest speaker at a Biomedical Engineering Seminar on April 23 at 11:30 a.m. in Kupfrian Hall Rm. 118. Dunbar recently retired from the NASA Johnson Space Center, where she was Associate Director, Technology Integration and Risk Management for the Space Life Sciences Directorate. >>
Undergraduate research projects by students from Newark College of Engineering, College of Computing Sciences and College of Science and Liberal Arts will be showcased at the NJIT Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program Tenth Annual Research Symposium on April 17, 9:15-11:45 a.m. in the Campus Center Atrium. The symposium is open to all of the NJIT community as well as the public. >>
The NJIT ASCE Steel Bridge Team has once again proved their engineering prowess by winning the 2009 Metropolitan Region Steel Bridge Competition held on April 4 at Polytechnic University in Brooklyn. In addition to winning first place overall, the team placed first in Structural Efficiency and Stiffness. The team now advances to the 2009 Steel Bridge Nationals scheduled for the Memorial Day Weekend at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas.  >>
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. >>
Salman Naqvi, of Kearny, a junior studying electrical engineering at NJIT, was named a prestigious Goldwater Scholar earlier this week by the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program.  >>
An NJIT electrical engineer has cracked the code that will enable researchers around the world to detect tampering with electronic images. >>
James T. Jenkins, PhD, the Walter S. Carpenter, Jr. Professor of Engineering, Theoretical and Applied Mechanics at Cornell University, will discuss "Dense Inclined Flows of Granular Materials" on April 6, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Mechanical Engineering Center 224. The lecture is part of the Granular and Multiphase Flows Colloquium Series sponsored by the Granular Science Laboratory. >>
The Lasers and Electro-Optics Chapter of the IEEE North Jersey Section and the Electronic Imaging Center at NJIT will host “Cellular-Scale Dynamics: Kinetics and Hydrodynamics,” a seminar by Howard Stone, PhD, professor of Engineering and Applied Mathematics at Harvard University, on April 6 at 3:30 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom B. For more information, contact Professors Raquel Perez-Castillejos or Haim Grebel. >>
Maria Flytzani-Stephanopoulos, PhD, professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at Tufts University, will discuss "Gold-Doped Ceria or Iron Oxide as Low-Temperature Catalysts for the Water-Gas Shift Reaction” on March 30 at 2:45 p.m. in Kupfrian Hall Rm. 205. The lecture is part of the Spring 2009 Graduate Seminar Series in Chemical Engineering at NJIT. Contact: Seminar Coordinator/Assistant Professor XianQin Wang, 973-596-5707; Xianqin.wang@njit.edu. >>
Perumalsamy Balaguru, PhD, Distinguished Professor of Civil Engineering at Rutgers University, will discuss “Recent Research on Infrastructure Materials and Structural Mechanics” at the Civil and Environmental Engineering Seminar on March 30 at 11:30 a.m. in Colton Hall Rm. 416. >>
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. >>
Natacha DePaola, PhD, professor and Department Head of Biomedical Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, will discuss "Biophysical Regulation of Mammalian Cell Function: Understanding Disease, Developing Therapies, and Engineering Functional Tissues" on March 27 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall 3.  >>
Gene Gurkoff, PhD, a post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Neurological Surgery at the University of California-Davis, will discuss "Post-Traumatic Neuronal Activity and Cell Death" at a Biomedical Engineering Department Seminar on March 26 at 11:30 a.m. in Fenster Hall Rm. 698. >>
NJIT's Newark College of Engineering (NCE) will hold its 11th annual Salute to Engineering Excellence on Thursday, March 26, 2009, from 6-9 p.m. in the Campus Center Atrium at NJIT. The event will celebrate the 90th anniversary of NCE, the predecessor institution of NJIT. >>
Jelena Kovacevic, PhD, professor in the Biomedical Engineering and and Electrical and Computer Engineering Departments at Carnegie Mellon University, will discuss "Problems in Biological Imaging: Opportunities for Signal Processing" on March 13 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Hall Lecture 3. >>
Stan Moyer, executive director and strategic research program manager at Telcordia Technologies, will present a seminar on "Trusted Access to Information in a Diverse Services Environment: A High-Value Mobile Application Enabler" on March 9 at 6 p.m. in the ECEC 202. >>
NJIT's Newark College of Engineering and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will present a lecture on intellectual property on March 2, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in the Guttenberg Information Technologies Center Rm. 1100. Mindy Fleisher, Supervisory Patent Examiner of the USPTO, will be the guest speaker.  >>
Samir Mitragotri, PhD, associate professor in the Chemical Engineering Department at the University of California, Santa Barbara, will discuss "Designing Polymeric Carriers for Drug Delivery" at the Spring 2009 Graduate Seminar Series in Chemical Engineering on March 2 at 2:45 p.m. in Kupfrian Hall Rm. 205.  >>
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.  >>
Kamalesh Sirkar, PhD, distinguished professor of chemical engineering at NJIT, and internationally-renowned expert in membrane separation technologies, has been named a Fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.  >>
Jelena Kovacevic, PhD, professor of biomedical engineering and electrical and computer engineering and director of the Center for Bioimage Informatics at Carnegie Mellon University, will discuss "Problems in Biological Imaging: Opportunities for Signal Processing" on Feb. 13 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall 3. >>
"Fault Diagnosis Engineering of Digital Circuits Can Identify Vulnerable Molecules in Complex Cellular Networks" is the topic of a Mathemat