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2014
Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Atam Dhawan was formally inducted into the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) College of Fellows at the National Academy of Sciences. >>
Francisco Guzman, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Chemical, Biological, and Pharmaceutical Engineering (CBPE) working with NJIT's Center for Natural Resources Development and Protection (NRDP), has won a fellowship from the American Petroleum Institute that includes attending the 2014 International Oil Spill Conference (IOSC) in Savannah, Georgia in May of this year. >>
NJIT has been named an American Concrete Institute (ACI) Excellent University, one of 16 universities receiving this award for 2013. >>
NJIT Assistant Professor Michael Brownstein will receive the "best paper in the category of untenured faculty" prize for a paper that he will be presenting this month at the North Carolina Philosophical Society>>
Although they'll be competing against three of the top business schools in the region later this month in what promises to be a nail-biting finish at the CFA Institute Research Challenge, NJIT's team of amateur financial analysts already feels like a winner. >>
For the third year in a row, School of Art + Design Director Glenn Goldman has been among the winners of the annual architectural photography contest sponsored by the West Jersey Section of the American Institute of Architects (AIA West Jersey).  >>
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. >>
2013
Economic growth will rise to 3.1 percent in 2014, while unemployment will fall to 6.9 percent by December of 2014, NJIT Leir Research Professor William V. Rapp, PhD told economists and others last week at the 27th Annual Economic Outlook Symposium sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. >>
Two Concrete Industry Management (CIM) students were winners in the recent American Concrete Institute (ACI) Art of Concrete Competition.  >>
The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) NJIT Graduate Chapter, in conjunction with the Northern New Jersey Section of the AIAA, recently hosted a two-day glider building event and competition at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). The AIAA Glider Building Challenge was the first event of this kind held on the NJIT campus and was aimed at stimulating the creative skills and ingenuity of graduate and undergraduate students.  >>
The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) NJIT Graduate Chapter, in conjunction with the Northern New Jersey Section of the AIAA, recently hosted a two-day glider building event and competition at NJIT. This was the first event of this kind held on the NJIT campus, aimed at stimulating the creative skills and ingenuity of graduate and undergraduate students.  >>
Rima Taher, senior university lecturer at NJIT's College of Architecture and Design, recently represented the North Jersey chapter of the Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) at the Local Leadership Conference of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).  >>
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.   >>
Mike Dolan, a young businessman with a wealth of experience in finance and marketing, visited the School of Management recently to talk to students about how they can set about building successful careers. >>
Researchers at NJIT's Big Bear Solar Observatory (BBSO) in Big Bear, CA have obtained new and remarkably detailed photos of the Sun with the New Solar Telescope (NST).  The photographs reveal never-before-seen details of solar magnetism revealed in photospheric and chromospheric features.  >>
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. >>
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. >>
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. >>
Antimatter has been detected in solar flares via microwave and magnetic-field data, according to a presentation by NJIT Research Professor of Physics Gregory D. Fleishman and two co-researchers at the 44th meeting of the American Astronomical Society's Solar Physics Division.  >>
NJIT doctoral student Maxx Capece was awarded one of three, $2,000 first place prizes in a competition sponsored by the Catalent Institute.  His winning submission entitled, “Modified Release of Dry-Polymer Coated Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients,” provided a review of applications of dry-polymer control release drug delivery technologies on the particulate scale.  >>
NJIT alum Marjorie Perry, president and CEO of MZM Construction and Management Company, Inc., will discuss "The ABCs of Starting a Business or Growing Your Position in Corporate America" on WABC's "Here and Now" on May 5 at 12:00 p.m.  >>
Students from the PCI Architectural Design Studio at NJIT's College of Architecture and Design recently visited Universal Concrete Products, a leading manufacturer of architectural precast concrete products, as part of the program's “beyond-the-classroom” learning experience.  >>
Jose Rubiani III, Anthony Boon, Orest Bidnyk, and Reem Nakshbandy recently represented NJIT at the CFA Institute Research Challenge (IRC), where the School of Management (SOM) students competed head-to-head against 27 other universities, some of the best schools in the region.  >>
A group of students and faculty from NJIT's College of Architecture and Design recently visited Architectural Polymers, Inc., a leader and innovator in the concrete form fabrication industry as part of their studies in the Precast/Pre-stressed Concrete Institute (PCI) Architectural Design Studio.  >>
The American Concrete Institute has named NJIT as an ACI Excellent University for 2012.  >>
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.  >>
For the second consecutive year, architectural photographs by School of Art + Design Director Glenn Goldman were selected in the open competition for inclusion in the annual calendar produced by the West Jersey Section of the American Institute of Architects (AIA West Jersey).  >>
The NJIT Faculty Council Standing Committee on Research will host a Pre-award and Grantsmanship Seminar on Jan. 30, from 11:30 am - 2:30 p.m. in Eberhardt Hall (Room 112).  The Office of Provost and Office of Research and Development are sponsors.  >>
2012
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 and Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT) have formed Team NJHA to compete jointly in the Solar Decathlon China (SD China) competition to be held in Datong, China in August 2013.  >>
The first-ever New Jersey Manufacturing Week to be held Oct. 22-26, 2012, includes a variety of scheduled activities throughout the state for manufacturers, students, educators, policy makers and the media.  >>
Rima Taher, university lecturer in the College of Architecture & Design, has been invited to attend the Local Leadership Conference organized by the Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) in Salt Lake City, Utah on Oct. 12 and 13.  >>
A Mathematica seminar, "Mathematica 8 in Education and Research," will be held on Monday, September 17 from 4:00-5:00 p.m. in Cullimore 606.  >>
Tejpal S. Ahluwalia, a junior in the department of mathematical sciences, recently completed the Undergraduate Workshop at the Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute (SAMSI). >>
NJIT Associate Professor Edgardo Farinas has been awarded today a three-year $340,000 National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to investigate spores as a protein display platform for the directed evolution of membrane proteins.   >>
Christopher Funkhouser and Andrew Klobucar, associate professor and assistant professor, respectively, in NJIT's Department of Humanities, are featured in CAPTA: Conversations with Poets About Technology http://glia.ca/2012/capta/, a new video project produced by the Canadian artist/professor Dr. Jhave Johnston.  >>
The post-Hurricane Katrina New Orleans planning and design work of James Dart, AIA, university lecturer and director of the Siena Urban Design Studio at NJIT's College of Architecture and Design (COAD) is featured in a new book that examines the roles and responsibilities of architects in disaster recovery. >>
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.  >>
Software engineer Lawrence "Larry" Bernstein an adjunct professor at NJIT has received the 2011 Industrial Innovation Award from the IEEE Communications Society.  >>
NJIT has been named an American Concrete Institute (ACI) Excellent University for 2011.  >>
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. >>
Humberto “Humby” Baquerizo '95, of Newark, assistant director of the Campus Center overseeing the Office of Conference Services and Programs, presented at the Tau Delta Phi Pyramid Leadership Institute 2012 at Ramapo College on Jan. 14, 2012. >>
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).  >>
NJIT Professor Gordon Thomas and NJIT Research Professor Reginald Farrow, both in the department of physics, and NJIT alumnus Sheng Liu, formerly a doctoral student of both researchers and now an engineer at a biotech company, were awarded a patent today for the NJIT SmartShunt™, a unique device to help patients with brain injuries.  >>
2011
An award-winning photo of St. Louis Square, Montreal, by Glenn Goldman, professor and founding director of NJIT's School of Art+Design, will be featured in the 2012 American Institute of Architects (AIA) West Jersey calendar. >>
Marjorie Perry '05, president and chief executive officer of MZM Construction and Management, Inc., based in NJIT's Enterprise Development Center, was one of three individuals to be inducted into the NJBIZ 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. >>
"This Is The Lord's Doing," a new album by Hillary Gillings, administrative assistant in NJIT's Office of Institutional Research and Planning, was released this week on the Tate Publishing website. >>
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. >>
Marjorie Perry, president and CEO of MZM Construction and Management, a Newark-based company, recently received one of six annual NJIT Alumni Achievement Awards.  >>
The Jury and Democracy: How Jury Deliberation Promotes Civic Engagement and Political Participation (Oxford University Press, Oct. 2010), co-authored by NJIT Director of Institutional Research and Planning Perry Deess, PhD, was named a "Best Book of the Year" by the National Communication Association.  >>
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Jose Alcala, of Montclair, a university lecturer  in the NJIT College of Architecture and Design, has been selected  to receive the “Excellence in Instruction from a University Lecturer Award” at NJIT's University Convocation, an annual celebration to be held Sept. 14, 2011.  >>
Maurie Cohen, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Chemistry and Environmental Science and Director of the Graduate Program in Environmental Policy Studies at NJIT, has been appointed Associate of the Boston-based Tellus Institute.  >>
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.  >>
Fifth-year architecture student Joann Kwan Lui has won third place in the 2010-2011 Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture/American Institute of Steel Construction Student Design Competition. >>
Undergraduate students from NJIT's Ronald E. McNair Program, Heritage Institute of Technology, BRCM College of Engineering and Technology, the Provost's Summer Research Program and graduate students from the NJIT/Beijing, China Engineering Management Program will present their summer research projects on July 28, 9:30-11:30 a.m. in the Campus Center Atrium.   >>
Rima Taher, an expert in the design of low-rise buildings for extreme winds and hurricanes, will speak next week at the Annual Conference of Construction Specifications Canada (Devis de Construction Canada) in Montreal.   >>
Education changes lives and it will be no different this year when more than 2300 graduates march down the aisle at the Prudential Center to accept their diplomas from NJIT. >>
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. >>
Students in NJIT's College of Architecture and Design (COAD) and School of Art + Design were invited by Tishman Construction in New York City to showcase their projects today at an Earth Day Educational Fair from 11 a .m.-4 p.m. at 7 World Trade Center Plaza.  >>
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). .   >>
Michael Brownstein, PhD, assistant professor in NJIT's Department of Humanities, will discuss "How Your Habits Work for You: An Ethics of Automatic Behavior" at the Albert Dorman Honors College Colloquium Series on March 7, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom A. >>
2010
Long before Facebook introduced its hot new Social Graph app, researchers in the ADVANCE project at NJIT were pioneering the use of social network mapping to help women scientists and engineers supercharge their careers. >>
Architect Richard Garber has been named one of 32 new faces of design in the December issue of Dwell magazine http://www.dwell.com/articles/garden-statement.html. Garber, assistant professor in the College of Architecture and Design at NJIT, shares the honor with Nicole Robertson, his partner in GRO Architects, New York City.  >>
CoAD Assistant Professor Matt Burgermaster's design for a prefabricated home in Buffalo, NY is featured in an article in the Journal of Architecture Education, Issue 64:1. This project, called the Ice Cycle house, features a series of innovative building solutions to sustainable living in northern climates.  >>
NJIT's Director of Institutional Research Perry Deess has co-authored a new book answering an age-old question long troubling the most astute political scientists: Does jury service really promote civic engagement?   >>
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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. >>
The NJIT Student Society of Construction Contractors participated in the 21st Annual District 1 Associated Schools of Construction Estimating Competition last month at the Governor Morris Inn in Morristown. The NJIT team, comprised of Christian Kleban, Derek McClung, Ian Cooper, Eric DeCola, Jhonathan Ocampo and David Kwesalait, competed in the Commercial Construction Division, which required an estimate of an addition to an educational facility.  >>
Glenn Goldman, professor in NJIT's School of Art and Design, received the Excellence in Lower Division Undergraduate Instruction on Sept. 15, 2010 at the NJIT University Convocation, an awards ceremony with a special welcoming ceremony for the freshman class. >>
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.  >>
Alexis Goldman, a project manager at Solutions Architecture in Newark and a 2002 graduate of NJIT's College of Architecture and Design, built a "Jumbotron" made entirely from unopened cans of food in an eight-hour Build Day as part of the CANstruction design competition. At the close of the exhibitions, the cans were donated to local food banks. >>
The history of sickle cell disease in the 20th century and its link to race is the focus of a Nov. 16, 2010 talk at a national symposium by NJIT Associate Professor Stephen Pemberton, PhD, an expert on the history of diseases.  >>
Music has many virtues — including the potential to benefit individuals whose mobility is severely impaired by cerebral palsy and spinal injuries. In the first of NJIT's new series of Technology and Society Forum presentations, Pauline Oliveros and colleagues from the Deep Listening Institute will demonstrate software that makes it possible to improvise music with slight head movements. This software extends the expressive, holistic and therapeutic benefits of musical improvisation to both adults and children. >>
In the first of a new series of Technology and Society Forum presentations, Pauline Oliveros, founder of the Deep Listening Institute Ltd.and Distinguished Research Professor of Music at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, will demonstrate software that makes it possible to improvise music with slight head movements. The presentation will take place on Sept. 20, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the NJIT Campus Center Atrium.  >>
Undergraduate students from the Heritage Institute of Technology in Kolkata, India, NJIT Ronald E. McNair scholars and graduate students from NJIT and Beijing, China, will present their summer research projects under the guidance of NJIT STEM faculty on July 28, 9:30-11:30 a.m. in the Campus Center Atrium. The symposium is the culminating event of their summer research efforts at NJIT for the visiting student scholars as well as the NJIT McNair Summer Research Institute participants. The symposium is open to NJIT faculty, staff and students as well as the general public.  >>
Farzan Nadim, PhD, professor in the Departments of Mathematical Sciences and Biological Sciences at NJIT, will serve as a member of the Sensorimotor Integration Study Section, Center for Scientific Review of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). >>
From reviving student communities to co-inventing solar water systems, NJIT students aim to get out into the world and make life better for people. Some 11 students who shined the most when it comes to helping others recently were feted at the annual Highlander Student Achievement Awards.   >>
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.   >>
Think NJIT when it's time to brush up on certification skills. Four non-credit courses in iPhone application development, underground storage tank regulations, online pen Source Unix certification, and Solar Panel Installations will be available from NJIT starting as early as June and throughout the summer. Each course is open to the general public and will help state residents gain skills to seek and keep jobs.  >>
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. >>
NJIT Assistant Professor Richard Garber will receive next week a Project of the Year Award from Jersey City for the PREtty Fab House, a one-family sustainable home in the Greenville section of Jersey City. >>
Katrina Hornstein, a senior majoring in mechanical engineering, received the Presidential Leadership Award for undergraduate students today from NJIT Dean of Students Jack Gentul at the annual Highlander Student Achievement Awards ceremony. Jaskirat Sodhi, a PhD student in mechanical engineering, received the award in the graduate student category. The awards recognize outstanding student leaders, student staff, campus organizations and programs as well as department and college award recipients. >>
Gregory Milman, PhD, director of the Office for Innovation and Special Programs in the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, will be the guest speaker at a free NIH SBIR SHIFT Webinar on April 29, 12 noon-1 p.m. in the Guttenberg Information Technologies Center Room 1403. Registration is required. >>
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.  >>
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. >>
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.  >>
The NJIT College of Architecture and Design (COAD) has received the $25,000 grand prize for 2010 from the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) for a small modern townhouse. Architecture students developed the design last semester for the Newark Chapter of Habitat for Humanity. >>
Yaron Brook, president and executive director of the Ayn Rand Institute, will discuss "Capitalism Without Guilt: The Moral Case for Freedom" at the Albert Dorman Honors College Colloquium Series on March 31, 2:30-4 p.m. in the Campus Center Atrium. >>
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. >>
Urovalve, a medical device company located in the NJIT Enterprise Development Center, has announced that President and CEO Harvey Homan PhD has been appointed to an advisory panel for urology and small business at the Center for Scientific Review (CSR) a division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). >>
Recent visitors to Jersey City know how much the skyline has changed in recent years—especially along the waterfront now replete with glittering and glamorous corporate office buildings tied together by a wide brick walkway for strolls along the Hudson River. Speaking on March 8, 2010 will be the key planners behind those changes.  >>
Henri Angelino, PhD, a visiting professor at the National Institute of Informatics (NII) in Tokyo and acting director of NII's Global Liaison Office will discuss main research activities and international cooperation policy at the NII on Feb. 22, 2:30-3:30 p.m. in GITC 4415. The lecture kicks off the Spring 2010 Computer Science Department Seminar Series. >>
Nine NJIT student-athletes in four sports were named to the Fall 2009 Great West Conference All-Academic team. The honorees were: Joe Ju (men's cross country); Cara Constantino, Iulia Doci, Daisy Gallegos, Kelsey Johnson (women's cross country); Christi Taylor (women's soccer); Sabrina Baby, Katrina Hornstein and Erica Schultz (women's volleyball). >>
2009
Donald H. Sebastian, provost (interim) and senior vice president for research and development at NJIT, will participate in a panel discussion at the “Best and Brightest” Forum on Medical Innovation today at the Liberty Science Center in Jersey City. Other panelists include Dick Gephardt, chairman of the Council for American Medical Innovation and former Missouri representative and House Majority Leader, and Bob Franks, president of the HealthCare Institute of New Jersey and former New Jersey representative. Sebastian will be speaking on related topics at the New Jersey Technology Council Regional Commercialization Conference on Dec. 10  in Wilmington, Del.  >>
Michael Brownstein, PhD, an assistant professor in the department of humanities at NJIT, presented a talk entitled “Experimental Philosophy and Non-Conscious Moral Judgment” on Nov. 13 at The Philosophical Psychology Lab at Harvard University. >>
Jason Peist '08, a member of the design team at TMR and Associates, P.C. in Rutherford, was named the AIA NJ Intern Architect of the Year for 2009. An early graduate of the 5-year bachelor of architecture program and the Albert Dorman Honors College in December 2008, Jason is currently enrolled in the Master of Science in Professional and Technical Communication program at NJIT.  >>
A series of talks by noted architects and educators are brightening NJIT this fall with topics ranging from what the hippies did for architecture to the annual fall symposium sponsored by the New Jersey chapter of the American Institute of Architects.  >>
NJIT's College of Architecture and Design (COAD) will host a public forum on the changing status of technology in architectural practice and the emerging potential for the role of architecture in the design of the built environment. The NJ Chapter of the American Institute of Architects will sponsor the free event, open to the public, set for Oct. 28, 2009, 1:15 p.m.-7 p.m.  >>
The National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME) presented NJIT with its Rising University Star Award at its 35th anniversary awards dinner and celebration Sept. 29, 2009 at the Waldorf Astoria. Accepting for NJIT were Robert A. Altenkirch, president; Joel Bloom, vice president for academic and student services and dean, Albert Dorman Honors College; and Tony Howell, executive director of NJIT's Educational Opportunity Program. >>
Cristian Borcea, PhD, of New Providence, assistant professor in the department of computer science, was promoted to associate professor with tenure at NJIT's University Convocation, an annual celebration held on Sept. 2, 2009.  Borcea also received at the ceremony, the NJIT Award for Graduate Instruction.  He teaches in NJIT's Department of Computer Science in the College of Computing Sciences. >>
Eric Katz, PhD, of Bay Shore, NY, a professor in the humanities department, received the Award for Undergraduate Instruction, Upper Division at NJIT's University Convocation, an annual celebration held on Sept. 2, 2009.  >>
Wei Xu, PhD, of Gillette, assistant professor in the School of Management, received the Award for Undergraduate Instruction, Lower Division at NJIT's University Convocation, an annual celebration held on Sept. 2, 2009.   >>
The National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME) will present NJIT with its Rising University Star Award at its 35th anniversary awards dinner and celebration dinner set for Sept. 29, 2009 at the Waldorf Astoria.  >>
Thirty-five students enrolled in the Ronald E. McNair Tenth Summer Research Institute, the NSF/REU Particle Research Center Programs, Heritage Institute of Technology in Kolkata, India and graduate students from the NJIT's Beijing, China Engineering Management Program will present their research at the third Summer Research Symposium on July 29, 9:30-11:45 a.m. in the Campus Center Atrium. The symposium is open to the public. >>
“The Brick,” a sculpture by Daniel A. Henderson, an inventor, entrepreneur, philanthropist and member of NJIT's Albert Dorman Honors College Board of Visitors, was unveiled today in the Fenster Hall lobby at NJIT. Completed in black Champlain marble and anodized aluminum, the sculpture was inspired by the world's first portable cellular telephone: the Microtac 8000x. Henderson, who invented wireless picture and video messaging in 1993, said that his work was an example of taking a temporal medium—the plastic used to build cell phones—and putting it into a natural medium. “The point of this body of work is appropriate to NJIT,” he said. “We are proud of our research work in cell telephony and advances at this institution.” Shown at left are Henderson, NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch; Vice President for Academic and Student Services and Albert Dorman Honors College Dean Joel S. Bloom; and Vice President for University Advancement Charles R. Dees, Jr.  >>
Better building practices for structures in hurricane-prone regions will be the focus of a paper next month in Caribbean Construction Magazine by NJIT architecture professor Rima Taher, PhD.  Taher has written extensively about best building design and construction practices to reduce wind pressures on building surfaces and to resist high winds and hurricanes in residential or commercial construction. >>
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.) >>
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. >>
Two NJIT undergraduates will attend an elite 11-week paid summer internship program sponsored by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Gaithersburg, MD. Some 150 students from universities throughout the nation will participate in the prestigious program which involves a rigorous acceptance process.  >>
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.  >>
Henri Angelino of the National Institute of Informatics in Tokyo, Japan will discuss main research activities and international cooperation policy at a Computer Science Department Seminar on March 9, 2:30–3:30 p.m. in the Guttenberg Information Technologies Center Rm. 4415. >>
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.  >>
NEC Foundation of America has awarded NJIT a $32,000 grant to support the dissemination and use of therapeutic video games to serve children with severe sensory and motor disabilities.  >>
The Urban Land Institute of Northern New Jersey has honored NJIT adjunct professor and attorney Jerry Fitzgerald English as “Land Use Educator of the Year” for her 23 years of leadership and service to the environmental sector especially within the region. >>
NJIT's Office of Technology Development is hosting an 11-week series of webinars focused on commercialization of research (life science and engineering-based technology), on Wednesdays beginning Jan. 14–March 25, 1-2:30 p.m. in the Guttenberg Information Technologies Center 1403. Co-organized by the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation and the National Council of Entrepreneurial Tech Transfer, the course will discuss the practical business and legal issues that researchers need to understand to commercialize their research. Contact Judith Sheft, Associate Vice President Technology Development at 973-596-5825; sheft@njit.edu.            >>
High school students can meet with an admissions representative and receive an instant decision on admission to NJIT for Fall 2009 on Jan. 10, 9 a.m.-12 noon in Fenster Hall, Rm. 100. Space is limited. For more information and to RSVP, contact Mr. Anthony Jackson>>
2008

KUDOS-November 2008

November 17, 2008
Congratulations to Theologos Homer Bonitsis, Christopher Funkhouser, and Elizabeth Avery-Gomez '07 and students Nilufa Rahim and Brian Novello on their recent accomplishments. >>
NJIT sustainability expert Deane Evans will provide an introduction to the basics of building green, high performance primary and secondary schools at a free seminar, open to the public, at NJIT. The talk, set for Nov. 19, 2008, at 3 p.m. in Kupfrian Hall Rm. 117, will include a review of the status of the NJ schools' construction program. >>
NJIT will hold its annual black-tie benefit dinner Celebration, on Nov. 14, 2008, at Pleasantdale Chateau, West Orange. Former New Jersey Governor and President of the New Jersey State Senate, the Hon. Richard J. Codey, will serve as the special guest master of ceremonies. The world-renowned Duprees, who started their 1960s musical careers in Jersey City with hits like “You Belong to Me,” will provide entertainment. >>
An NJIT professor who has discovered new communication channels in underwater environments and invented a technique to communicate data through these channels will be honored later this month by the New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame. >>
NJIT conducted a summer research program in partnership with the Heritage Institute of Technology (HITK) in Kolkata, India. The 20 students enrolled in NJIT's Undergraduate Research Experience Symposium were able to participate in a state-of-the-art research facility with world-class faculty. They were accompanied by Srabanti Basu, a senior lecturer in biotechnology at HITK. The program was initiated and managed by Durga Misra, PhD, a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at NJIT, who also encouraged the participation of faculty and the Albert Dorman Honors College students who mentored the HITK students after hours in their residence hall. “The Summer Research Experience is a rare opportunity to receive hands-on training with NJIT professors and students at the university's facilities,” said Misra. “A group of three students worked in NJIT's new Vincent A. Stabile Systems Engineering and Management Laboratories to gain experience with the Stabile Laboratories' Festo System.” Student research projects included low-power microchip design, drug delivery systems, nanoelectronics, ultrafiltration to scalable web search, clean slate Internet design and management systems analysis. >>
The New Jersey Commission on Science and Technology has awarded almost $100,000 as part of its SBIR bridge grant program to two start-up companies based in NJIT's high technology business incubator. Applechem Inc. and Lenterra, located in NJIT's Enterprise Development Center (EDC), each received Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) bridge grants. >>
Three Indian students from the Heritage Institute of Technology, Kolkata, India, are spending the summer in New Jersey in NJIT's new Vincent A. Stabile Systems Engineering and Management Laboratories. Working with Stabile Scholar Frank Munoz (left), a graduate student in engineering management, Soumik Chakrabarty, Saurabh Kumar, and Shipon Roy are taking advantage of a rare opportunity to gain experience with the Stabile Laboratories' Festo System. >>
More than ever before, building design and construction can be significantly improved to reduce wind pressures on building surfaces and to help better resist high winds and hurricanes in residential or commercial construction, said NJIT architecture professor Rima Taher, PhD.  >>
Much whooping and cheers could be heard for miles along the New Jersey waterfront as a team of NJIT civil engineering students ascended to the throne for the third consecutive year as top civil engineering students in the New York Metropolitan Region.      >>
High school students can meet with an admissions representative and receive an instant decision on admission to NJIT for Fall 2008 on Jan. 12, 9 a.m.-12 noon in Fenster Hall, Rm. 100. Space is limited. For more information and to RSVP, contact Dustin Paige at Dpaige@adm.njit.edu. >>
2007
The NJIT ADVANCE 2007-2008 Seminar Series and the Provost's Institute Workshop Series will present “New Frontiers in Interdisciplinary and Collaborative Research,” a workshop by Diana Rhoten, National Science Foundation Program Director in the areas of Virtual Organizations and Learning & Workforce Development for the Office of Cyberinfrastructure and Director of the Social Science Research Council's Knowledge Institutions and Innovation Program, on Dec. 3, 4-5:30 p.m. in Eberhardt Hall Rm. 112. RSVP: Theresa Hunt. >>
Michael Weinstein, PhD, professor in the Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics at Columbia University, will discuss “Coherent Structures and Energy Transfer in Conservative Nonlinear Systems” on Nov. 16 at 11:30 a.m., Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
There's still time to transfer for the Spring 2008 semester. Once again, NJIT's Admissions Office will host its popular Instant Decision Day for transfer students on Nov. 6, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Counselors will be available to review applicants' transcripts and offer instant admissions decisions. >>

KUDOS - October 2007

October 01, 2007
Chemical Engineering Professor Receives 2007 Robert Swanson Award Reginald PT (Reg) Tomkins, PhD, a professor and interim chairperson in the department of chemical engineering, was the 2007 recipient of the annual Robert Swanson Award for his continuing support of the athletic program in his 30 years on the NJIT faculty. Named for the late NJIT professor and athletic director, the Bob Swanson Award is presented to the faculty or staff member who has shown continued support for the Highlander athletic program. AIChE at NJIT Receives Award for Outstanding Student Chapter   The NJIT student chapter of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) received an Outstanding Student Chapter award from the national organization. The awards are presented annually to those Student Chapters that show an exceptional level of participation, enthusiasm, program quality, professionalism, and involvement in the university and community. Humanities Professor Publishes Book on Founder of Macedonian Dynasty Norman Tobias, PhD, an associate professor in the department of humanities, has published Basil I, Founder of the Macedonian Dynasty: A Study of the Political and Military History of the Byzantine Empire in the Ninth Century (Mellen Press, 2007). The book provides a re-examination of the life and accomplishments of Emperor Basil the First. Read more. >>
Charging that traditional education often inhibits creative thinking, Robert Root-Bernstein, a Michigan State professor, offered NJIT students, faculty and staff yesterday ways to be more productive. >>
The new academic year at NJIT brings another slate of thought-provoking ideas presented by the university's technology and society forum. Among this year's topics are China's paradoxical future, honing mental tools for creativity, our nation's healthcare crisis, the evolution of the Internet, and educating engineers for 2020 and beyond. Later in the semester, intellectual inquiry will be leavened musically with performances by violinist Rieko Kawabata and members of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra. Robert Root-Bernstein, professor of physiology at Michigan State University, launches the season this Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2007, with his talk, “Mental Tools for Thinking Creatively.” The lecture will be held at 3 p.m. in the second floor Campus Center Ballroom. The public is invited and parking is available on the street. Bernstein will examine specific tools for creativity and demonstrate how each can be applied in practical ways to scientific and technological innovation, in a number of disciplines. He will also explain how truly creative people leverage entrepreneurial success with such tools. Root-Bernstein, who holds bachelor's and doctoral degrees from Princeton University, was awarded one of the the first MacArthur Fellowships while a post-doctoral fellow at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies. This allowed him to develop novel theories of auto immunity and molecular evolution as he also investigated the essential elements of scientific creativity. A consultant to major biotechnology, pharmaceutical and chemical companies, Root-Bernstein has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed articles and holds more than a dozen patents either granted or pending. His books include Discovering; Rethinking AIDS; Honey, and, Maggots and Other Medical Marvels; and Spark of Genius. Upcoming talks will feature Cheng Li, PhD, Brookings Institute Fellow and William R. Kenan Professor of Government at Hamilton College, who will discuss China's future.  “A Paradox of Hope and Fear,” can be heard at 3 p.m., Oct. 10, 2007, in the Campus Center Atrium. David Himmelstein, founder of Physicians for a National Health Program, presents the final offering: “A Prescription for U.S. Healthcare.” The event is set for 3 p.m., Nov. 7, 2007, in the Campus Center Ballroom.  Support from AT&T and Hewlett-Packard have in part made this year's presentations possible. For more information about the lecture series, please visit: http://tsf.njit.edu. >>
NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch will report on the upcoming construction plans and needs of New Jersey's public research universities.  Altenkirch, representing New Jersey's three public research universities, will stress the important role these institutions play in supporting New Jersey's ongoing economic development. >>
NJIT's Office of University Admissions will host an Instant Decision Day program for undergraduate transfer students on July 19, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. in Fenster Hall, Room 100. For more information and to RSVP, contact Anthony Jackson. >>
NJIT's Office of University Admissions will host an Instant Decision Day program for undergraduate transfer students on July 12, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. in Fenster Hall, Room 100. For more information and to RSVP, contact Anthony Jackson. >>
NJIT's Office of University Admissions will host an Instant Decision Day program for undergraduate transfer students on July 5, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. in Fenster Hall, Room 100. For more information and to RSVP, contact Anthony Jackson. >>
NJIT's Office of University Admissions will host an Instant Decision Day program for undergraduate transfer students on June 14, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. in Fenster Hall, Room 100. Space is limited. For more information and to RSVP, contact Anthony Jackson. >>
The New Jersey School of Architecture at NJIT has been selected to host the Mayors' Institute on City Design (MICD) later this year. A partnership program of the National Endowment for the Arts, the American Architectural Foundation, and the United States Conference of Mayors, the MICD has helped transform communities through design by preparing mayors to be the chief urban designers of their cities. >>
The NJIT steel bridge team ranked 14th overall, 10th in construction, 15th in lightness, 6th in stiffness and 10th in efficiency in the National American Society of Civil Engineers/American Institute of Steel Construction Student Steel Bridge Competition held this weekend at California State University in Northridge, Calif. >>
NJIT's Office of University Admissions will host an Instant Decision Day program for undergraduate transfer students on May 31, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. in Fenster Hall, Room 100. Space is limited. For more information and to RSVP, contact Anthony Jackson. >>
Glenn Goldman, professor and director of the Imaging Laboratory at NJIT's New Jersey School of Architecture (NJSOA), was elevated to the prestigious College of Fellows by the 2007 Jury of Fellows from The American Institute of Architects (AIA), an honor awarded to members who have made significant contributions to the profession. Goldman will receive his Fellowship medal on May 4, 2007 at the AIA 2007 National Convention and Design Expo in San Antonio. >>
NJIT's Office of University Admissions will host an Instant Decision Day program for undergraduate transfer students on Feb. 22, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. in Fenster Hall, Room 100. Space is limited. For more information and to RSVP, contact Anthony Jackson. >>
Darko Volkov, PhD, an assistant professor in the department of mathematics at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, will discuss “An Inverse Problem for the Recovery of Active Faults from Surface Observations” at a Fluid Dynamics Seminar on Feb. 5 at at 4:15 p.m. in  Cullimore Hall, Room 611. >>
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"Polymer Melting and Mixing Mechanisms in Twin Rotor Processing Equipment" is the topic of a discussion by Costas G. Gogos, PhD, distinguished research professor in the department of chemical engineering at NJIT, on Jan. 31 at 1 p.m., Mechanical Engineering Center Rm. 224. >>
NJIT's Office of University Admissions will host an Instant Decision Day program for the Fall 2007 semester on Jan. 20, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. in Fenster Hall, Room 100. Space is limited. For more information and to RSVP, contact Anthony Jackson. >>
2006
Governor Jon Corzine signed groundbreaking legislation to fund construction of a major stem cell research facility at NJIT as well as complementary facilities in New Brunswick, Camden, Allendale, and Belleville. The legislation, which had been previously approved by the New Jersey State Senate and Assembly last week, allocates $50 million for construction of the NJIT facility in Newark. The bill will advance NJIT leadership in creating the Newark Institute for Regenerative Medicine, dedicated to creating technologies to translate basic research in stem cell science into practical and deliverable therapies for patients. >>
Six students enrolled in NJIT's Albert Dorman Honors College won the Best Meal Award for their project titled “A Bea-CAN of Hope” in the Canstruction® competition. Created by the Society for Design Administration, the competition invited participants to design giant sculptures made entirely from unopened cans of food. At the close of the exhibitions the cans were donated to local food banks. >>
Ehud Yariv, PhD, a faculty member in the department of mechanical engineering at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, will discuss "On the Paradox of Thermocapillary Flow about a Stationary Bubble" at a Fluid Dynamics Seminar on Dec. 13 at 3 p.m., Cullimore Hall, Room 611. >>
NJIT's Office of University Admissions will host an Instant Decision Day program for the Fall 2007 semester on Dec. 9, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. in Fenster Hall, Room 100. Space is limited. For more information and to RSVP, contact Anthony Jackson. >>
Francisco J. Artigas, PhD, director and senior scientist of the Meadowlands Environmental Research Institute, will present a seminar titled “High Resolution Remote Sensing of Wetland Environments” on Dec. 13 at 2:30 p.m. in GITC 3710. >>

Music To Their Ears

December 05, 2006
Dee and Gail Clarke, PE (NCE '44) shared information about three rare mechanical musical instruments from their extensive collection—including a 1300-pound Wurlitzer 153 Duplex Orchestral Carousel Organ built for a West Virginia amusement park—at a Mechanical Engineering Department Seminar held yesterday in the Campus Center Atrium. Paul Manganaro, who has restored almost 500 music machines to date and enjoys a national reputation for expertise in his craft, demonstrated the process of a typical restoration at the seminar. >>
"Advantages and Limitations of Microchemical Processes" is the topic of a lecture by Ronald S. Besser, PhD, a professor in the department of chemical, biomedical and materials engineering at Stevens Institute of Technology on Dec. 13 at 1 p.m., Mechanical Engineering Center, Room 224. >>
Turner Construction Company was named the outstanding corporate partner of the year by NJIT. The company was honored during NJIT's annual black-tie benefit dinner, called Celebration held on Nov. 10. at the Pleasantdale Chateau, West Orange. >>
Nancy Steffen-Fluhr, PhD, director of the Murray Center for Women in Technology and associate professor in the humanities department, received at NJIT's annual awards convocation The Constance A. Murray Diversity Award. >>
Transfer students may still have a chance to enroll this fall at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT).  Prospective students need only attend instant decision day, Aug. 24, 2006, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. in the admissions office.  Undergraduate students who have attended another college or university and earned at least 15 credits, are invited. >>
NJIT was recently named as one of six new higher education institutions to join the National Advisory Committee for the Educational Testing Service (ETS) Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Literacy Assessment, which is used voluntarily by higher education institutions and high schools that want to assess the ICT skills of its students. >>
Prospective students can meet with an admissions representative and receive an instant decision on admission to NJIT for the fall 2006 semester on Transfer Thursday, July 20, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Admissions Office, Fenster Hall, Room 100. >>
Victor Roytburd, PhD, a professor in the department of mathematics at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, will discuss “Dynamics of Non-Equilibrium Interfaces” at an Applied Mathematics Colloquium on April 28 at 11:30 a.m., Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
Victor Roytburd, PhD, a professor in the department of mathematics at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, will discuss “Dynamics of Non-Equilibrium Interfaces” at an Applied Mathematics Colloquium on April 28 at 11:30 a.m., Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
Eldar Giladi, PhD, an assistant professor of mathematical sciences at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, will discuss "Asymptotically Basis Functions for the Helmholtz Equation" on March 31 at 11:30 a.m., Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
Linda Schadler, PhD, a professor in the department of materials science and engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, will discuss "The Challenges of Designing Nanoparticle/Polymer Composites: The Infamous Interface" on March 6 at 2:45 p.m., GITC Rm. 3710. Contact: Dr. Robert Barat, 973-596-5605. >>
Energy security demands innovation and innovation requires an investment in intellectual security,” Shirley Ann Jackson, PhD, president of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute told some 200 faculty, staff, students and others on Feb. 9. Jackson said that energy security and the “quiet crisis”—stemming from the gap between the nation's growing need for scientists, engineers, and other technically skilled workers and its production of them—are “inextricably linked” and, if permitted to continue unmitigated, could reverse the global leadership Americans currently enjoy. “We can no longer drill our way to energy security,” Jackson said. “We must innovate our way to energy security.” >>
The entire campus of NJIT will soon be a laboratory for investigating innovative ways in which students can better connect with each other by using cell phones and other compact wireless communications devices. "This has been a dream of social and computer scientists for decades, and it's incredibly exciting because we now have the technological ability to do it,” said Quentin Jones, PhD, an assistant professor of information systems at NJIT. >>
Undergraduate transfer students interested in enrolling for the spring or fall 2006 semester can attend NJIT's Instant Decision Program on Jan. 5, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Fenster Hall Room 100. Contact the Office of University Admissions at 973-596-3300 or e-mail tonyj@adm.njit.edu. >>
2005
The NJIT men's swimming team registered a 112-86 win over visiting Stevens Institute of Technology last night. Juniors Hayk Ekshian and Marc Ubaldi set new school records in the 100-yard butterfly and the 200-yard individual medley, respectively. >>
Chjan Lim, PhD, of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will speak on the topic "A Second Modulus of Elasticity for an Ensemble of Vortex Lines: New Vortex Matter in Superfluid He4 and Superconductors" on Dec. 9, 11:35 a.m.-12:55 p.m., Cullimore Lecture Hall 2. Contact: Susan Sutton, 973-596-3235; suttons@njit.edu. >>
Yeheskel Bar-Ness, PhD, a distinguished professor at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), was honored by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (IEEE) for his “outstanding, sustained and visionary contributions” to the institute's publications and for founding the journal IEEE Communications Letters.” >>
A $1 million, three-year grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute awarded jointly to NJIT, Rutgers-Newark and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School will be used to develop a novel doctoral program designed to train future neuroscientists who can integrate approaches used in mathematics, biomedical sciences and computation. “With their physical proximity and close ties among the faculty, these three institutions will create a unique environment unparalleled in interdisciplinary neuroscience training,” said Robert Miura, professor and acting chair of the department of mathematical sciences at NJIT. >>
Some 300 students, faculty, staff, alumni and others gathered at dusk Oct. 21, 2005, in the lobby of the newest building at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT).  The assemblage heard Robert A. Altenkirch, PhD, president of New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) and Kathleen Wielkopolski, NJIT Board of Trustees Chair, dedicate the six-story modernist structure to the work of Saul K. Fenster, PhD, president emeritus of NJIT.    >>
NJIT hosted a “Get Up, Stand Up!” rally on Oct. 26 in support of stem cell research awareness through a global research and education alliance. Along with NJIT, supporting institutions include the Center for Applied Genomics of the Public Health Research Institute, New Jersey Medical School-UMDNJ, Coriell Institute for Medical Research and the New Jersey Stem Cell Research & Education Foundation. >>
Dimitrios Zarkadas, Kearny, who received his doctorate in chemical engineering earlier this year from New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), will receive an award Nov. 2, 2005, from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE).  The organization will honor Zarkadas for a paper he wrote as a doctoral student about process development.  The presentation will take place at the organization's annual meeting in Cincinnati. >>
NJIT will name a new multi-story building this Friday after Saul K. Fenster, PhD, president emeritus. The six-story edifice, fronting Martin Luther King Boulevard, will be named Fenster Hall on Oct. 21 during a 6:30 p.m >>
Kay Etzler, program analyst, National Institutes of Health (NIH), will provide an introduction to and overview of the Small Business Innovation Research and the Small Business Technology Transfer programs with a focus on the NIH at a half-day seminar on Oct. 21, 8:30 a.m.-12 noon, Enterprise Development Center III, Room 407. Sponsored by the New Jersey Commission on Science and Technology, the seminar will provide information on collaborative opportunities available to life science entrepreneurs. >>
Howard Kimmel, PhD, professor of chemical engineering and executive director of New Jersey Institute of Technology's (NJIT) Center for Pre-College Programs, received the NJIT Foundation Overseers Public and Institute Service Award. >>
Sheryl Weinstein, director of public relations at NJIT, appeared on a segment that aired on WCBS News on July 28, 2005. Weinstein demonstrated the use of a groundbreaking breath test developed by Menssana Research that allows physicians to determine the state of a patient's health by exhaling into a tube. Since December 2002, Menssana Research has been a tenant in the Enterprise Development Center, an incubator program at NJIT for young businesses.  Click here to view the broadcast.  >>
Beginning July 19, the walkway between the Fleischer Athletic Center and the Lubetkin Athletic Field will be closed to accommodate the installation of new lighting and new concrete sidewalks from Lock Street to the Campus Green. The Athletic Center and Lock Street can be accessed via Warren Street and Bleeker Street. These pedestrian routes will also provide handicapped access to and from the center of campus. Every effort will be made to perform work near the entrance to the field and Athletic Center on Fridays and Saturdays to minimize inconvenience to the campus community. >>
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KUDOS - July 2005

July 01, 2005
Chemical Engineering Professor Presents Paper in ScotlandNorman Loney, PhD, associate professor of chemical engineering, presented a paper at the 7th World Congress of Chemical Engineering, which was held in Glasgow, Scotland from July 10–14, 2005. The paper, “Mathematical model of a multi fibule counter current membrane separation device,” was co-authored by Laurent Simon and C. R. Huang (Emeritus) of the chemical engineering department at NJIT. Blackmore Gives Plenary Lecture at Mathematics ConferenceDenis Blackmore, professor of mathematical sciences, gave a plenary lecture and organized a special session on "Bifurcation of Dynamical Systems" at the Conference on Differential and Difference Equations and Applications at Florida Institute of Technology.Gopalakrishnan Serves as EAM Conference Program ChairShanthi Gopalakrishnan, associate professor of management, served as program chair for the annual meeting of the Eastern Academy of Management and is the guest editor of a special issue of the Group and Organization Management journal based on the conference theme, "Managing Ethically in Times of Change."Manikopoulos Receives NSF Grant To Implement Smart Campus TechnologyConstantine Manikopoulos, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, is the principal investigator for an NSF grant of more than $400,000 to implement "smart campus" technology at NJIT that will allow the integration of activities across many laboratories and enable "anywhere, anytime" participation by students and faculty.Grebel Receives NSF AwardHaim Grebel, professor of electrical and computer engineering, has been awarded over $133,000 by the NSF as principal investigator in the development and testing of filters needed for spectral sensors in a broad range of monitoring and detection systems, from the visible to the terahertz region of the spectrum.Chakrabarti Named Associate Editor for Two JournalsAlok Chakrabarti, distinguished professor of management, has been named associate editor for e-business at IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management and associate editor for the International Journal of Strategic Change. >>
Costas G. Gogos, PhD, a research professor at NJIT, received last week the highest honor—the international award—from the Society of Plastics Engineers. The honor recognizes a lifetime of accomplishment in polymer processing. Gogos is the co-author of the definitive text in the field and well-recognized worldwide for advancing the practice of mixing, compounding and reactive processing. >>
Jim Bernstein of Solstice Software will speak on the topic of "Testing Process Integration with Integra Enterprise" at the monthly meeting of the NJ-Metro WebSphere User Group (WUG) on March 16, 2005, 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Campus Center Room 240. Sponsored by NJIT's e-business Laboratory, the group is the only university-based WUG and helps members to identify learning and training opportunities. The meeting is open to all and is free of charge. Details and online registration are available on the WebSphere User Group website. Contact: Stephanie Gagnon, School of Management, at gagnon@njit.edu. >>
2004
Treena Livingston Arinzeh, PhD, assistant professor of biomedical engineering at NJIT, received the 2003 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers today during a ceremony at the White House. The Presidential Award is the highest national honor for young scientists and engineers. “I'm very proud to receive this prestigious presidential award,” Arinzeh said. “The award shows that my research in stem-cell based regeneration has great potential, and that it's essential to the scientific education of students, both in college and in high school.” >>
A soaring, two-story circular dining hall, part of the new Campus Center, has become the talk at NJIT. Sheathed in gleaming, double-pane, energy-conserving glass, the building, opening Sept. 1, completes the university's three-year, $83.5-million central campus makeover. "A center with the right stuff says life outside the classroom is as important as life within it," said Thomas Levering of Gwathmey Siegel and Associates Architects. >>
Trent Ward, a senior majoring in mechanical engineering at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) recently won two awards for academic excellence and research. >>
Twelve students from the Newark College of Engineering (NCE) at New Jersey Institute of Technology's (NJIT) were honored for academic excellence during the NCE awards banquet held at the Newark Airport Marriott Hotel. The awards are given annually by NCE to students who not only excel academically but also contribute to their colleges in diverse and important ways. >>
The noted computer science researcher, inventor and prolific author Dennis Shasha, a professor of computer science at the Courant Institute at New York University, will be the featured speaker this month at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). >>
2003
It's rare that a building project comes in on time. Thanks to cooperation among architects, builders and administrators, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) has remained two years ahead of schedule in completing a complicated $83.5 million building project. >>
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New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) and the New Jersey Schools Construction Corporation (SCC) have entered into an agreement to establish the nation's first center to provide technical design and construction data to build high performance 21st century schools throughout the state.  >>

MEDIA ADVISORY

October 31, 2003
“During construction, pieces are still coming together, so there is definitely some vulnerability,” says John Schuring, in response to the parking deck collapse in Atlantic City. “Also, the loading on the structure is unpredictable during construction.” A multi-story structure such as a parking deck also relies on the strength of concrete cured just days earlier. “Sometimes,” he adds, those strengths may be overestimated because the concrete is not fully cured.” >>
Something plastic, something new, is always cooking in Marinos Xanthos' first floor polymer engineering laboratory at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). Xanthos, a chemical engineering professor who has directed since 1988 the Polymer Processing Institute at NJIT, is best known for developing energy efficient manufacturing methods with low environmental impact. >>
The Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) recently named plastics expert Marino Xanthos, Ph.D., a Society Fellow. Xanthos, a professor of chemical engineering and director of the Polymer Processing Institute (PPI) at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), works on finding new applications for recycled plastics. >>
Mengchu Zhou, Ph.D., professor of electrical and computer engineering at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), was recently elected a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) for his contributions to Petri nets and their applications. >>
Twelve students at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) recently received scholarships from the Construction Industry Advancement Program of New Jersey (CIAP), based in Edison. >>