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2014
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.  >>
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. >>
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. >>
Laurent Simon, an associate professor of chemical engineering at NJIT, received a Distinguished Teaching Award from the American Society for Engineering Education. >>
2013

Student Kudos

November 27, 2013
NJIT Team Places Second in Forensics Challenge
The team consisting of PhD candidates Guanshuo Xu, Jingyu Ye and Professor Yun Q. Shi has won second place in the first and second phases of the first forensics challenge organized by the Information Forensics and Security Technical Committee of the IEEE Signal Processing Society. >>
Kamalesh Sirkar, distinguished professor of chemical engineering, has authored a new textbook entitled Separation of Molecules, Macromolecules and Particles (Cambridge University Press, 2013).  >>
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.  >>
Two young women, both NJIT McNair Scholars and rising chemical engineers, were invited to join selective Department of Energy (DOE) internship programs.  >>
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.  >>
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.  >>
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.  >>
2012
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.  >>
Shyamala Pillai, doctoral student in the Department of Chemistry and Environmental Science, won first place at the International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE) Graduate Poster Contest in San Francisco in November.  >>
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.  >>
The work of Boris Khusid, professor in the department of chemical, biological and pharmaceutical engineering, has been included in NASA's Flight Opportunities Program. >>
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.  >>
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.  >>
On July 5, Professor Ecevit Bilgili, Department of Chemical, Biological, and Pharmaceutical Engineering at NJIT gave a presentation to teachers, entitled:  “Industrial Perspective of Pharmaceutical Engineering”. >>
Arsalan Khan, a junior majoring in chemical engineering and minoring in law, recently published a book, Life Behind the Frames. >>
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.   >>
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. >>
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. >>
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. . >>
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.  >>
Meghan Groome, PhD, director of K12 Education and Science & the City at the New York Academy of Sciences, will discuss "The Afterschool STEM Mentoring Program" on Jan. 23 at 2:45 p.m. in Kupfrian Hall Rm. 117.  >>
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).  >>
2011
Basil C. Baltzis, PhD, professor in the Otto H. York Department of Chemical, Biological and Pharmaceutical Engineering, has been appointed as Associate Dean of Academic Affairs of the Newark College of Engineering.  >>
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.  >>
Yasmine Aly, Carlo Badiola, Shasha Zhang, Priya Santhanam, Shashank Vummidi, all graduate students in NJIT's Otto H. York Department of Chemical, Biological and Pharmaceutical Engineering, presented papers last week at the AIAA Region I Young Professional, Student, and Education Conference 2011.   >>
Joel Plawsky, PhD, professor in the department of chemical engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, will discuss "The CVB Heat Pipe Experiment on Earth and in Space" on Nov. 21 at 2:45 p.m. in Kupfrian 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. >>
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. >>
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. >>
Kathleen Mihlbachler, university lecturer in the Otto H. York Department of Chemical, Biological and Pharmaceutical Engineering at NJIT, will discuss "Preparative Chromatography for the Purification of Pharmaceutical Intermediate and A API" on Oct. 10, 2-3:30 p.m. in Kupfrian Hall Rm. 210. >>
Bozena "Bo" B. Michniak-Kohn, PhD, director of the Center for Dermal Research (CDR) at Rutgers University, will discuss "Tyrospheres as Delivery Vehicles for Topical Therapeutics" on Sept. 26 at 2:45 p.m. in Kupfrian Hall, Room 210.    >>
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.  >>
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.  >>
NJIT announced today the fulfillment of the late Otto H. York's $1M pledge to NJIT.   >>
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. >>
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.   >>
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). .   >>
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. >>
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.  >>
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. >>
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.  >>
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. >>
"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. >>
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.  >>
2010
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. >>
Five technology-based high-tech ventures that have achieved success in the health care field with the assistance of NJIT's Enterprise Development Center (EDC) are the recipients of more than a million dollars in funding awarded in 2009 and 2010 under the federal program “Qualifying Therapeutic Discovery Project Grants for the State of New Jersey.” >>
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.  >>
The NJIT Student Chapter of the International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineers (ISPE) participated in the New Jersey Science & Engineering Festival held at Clifton High School on Oct. 23-24. Fifteen student volunteers in pharmaceutical engineering and chemical engineering provided visual examples via their simulation models, testing equipment and step-by-step presentations.   >>
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. >>
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. >>
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. >>
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. >>
"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.  >>
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.” >>
Nine students in NJIT's Department of Biomedical Engineering and the Otto H. York Department of Chemical, Biological and Pharmaceutical Engineering participated in the 2010 New Jersey Chapter of the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE) Student Poster Competition on April 26. They were: Ezinwa Elele, Stephanie Masotti, Sara Mina, Shilan Motamedvaziri, Miraat Patel, Fernando Rivas, Ramana Susarla, Yimin Wang, and Min Yang. Wang took first place with a poster entitled: "Toward a More Reliable USP Dissolution Testing Apparatus II" and also received the highest score among all the participants in this competition. Stephanie Masotti took second place with a poster entitled "Expanded and Simplified Method To Produce In Vitro Axon Stretch Injury." Wang and Masotti will compete in the National Student Poster Competition in November 2010 at the ISPE National Meeting in Orlando, Florida. >>
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. >>
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. >>
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. >>
Huixin He, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry at Rutgers University-Newark, will discuss "Nanomaterials for Biosensors and Nonviral Delivery" at the Otto H. York Department of Chemical, Biological and Pharmaceutical Engineering Graduate Seminar Series on March 1 at 2:45 p.m. in Tiernan Hall, Rm. 373. The seminar is open to the public.  . >>
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. >>
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. >>
2009
NJIT researchers are at work on many scientific and technological frontiers. The National Science Foundation has recently provided support that totals nearly $4.3 million for the diverse efforts of the following investigators under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 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. >>
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.  >>
Martin Katzen, PhD, professor in the department of mathematical sciences (shown here with NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch), Deran Hanesian, PhD, professor in the Otto H. York Department of Chemical, Biological and Pharmaceutical Engineering, and Onofrio Russo, PhD, professor in the department of physics, received awards for 45 years of service on Oct. 28 at the 2009 Service Award ceremony and reception. A total of 134 employees and retirees were recognized for their years of service to the university.  >>
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>>
Two NJIT faculty members will receive Innovators' Awards and two recent alumni will be honored at the New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame dinner on Oct. 22, 2009 at Stevens Institute of Technology.  >>
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. >>
Using a colander to separate pasta from the water in which it was cooked is a commonplace kitchen experience. But what about the cooking water that usually disappears down the drain? Suppose you had a colander with holes that could not only separate pasta and water, but just as easily remove the salt and starch added to the water in the cooking process — making the water so pure that it would taste great. >>
Yossef Elabd, PhD, assistant professor at Drexel University, will discuss "Transport Phenomena in Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cells" on Oct. 12 at 2:45 p.m. in Room 373, Tiernan Hall. >>
NJIT Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering Kamalesh K. Sirkar will be honored Oct. 7, 2009 for his pioneering research in membrane separation processes. These processes play a critical and greater role today in several areas of national interest including health care and the production of drinking water. >>
A. Jeffrey Giacomin, PhD, a professor in the Rheology Research Center and Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will discuss “Core Deflection and Flash in Injection Molding” on Sept. 21 at 2:45 p.m. in Tiernan Hall Rm. 373. The lecture is part of the Fall 2009 Graduate Seminar Series in Chemical Engineering presented by the Otto H. York Department of Chemical, Biological and Pharmaceutical Engineering.  >>
Laurent Simon, PhD, of Somerset, associate professor in the Otto H. York Department of Chemical, Biological and Pharmaceutical Engineering, received the Master Teacher Designation at NJIT's University Convocation, an annual celebration held on Sept. 2, 2009.  >>
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. >>
Z. Conrad Zhang, PhD, of the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory will discuss "Direct Catalytic Conversion of Cellulose to 5-Hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF)" on April 13 at 2:45 p.m. in Kupfrian Hall Rm. 205. Contact: Assistant Professor XianQin Wang, 973-596-5707; Xianqin.wang@njit.edu. >>
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. >>
NJIT has developed 16 new master's programs, designed to help professionals succeed in today's economy. The new programs emphasize business and computing, the bio-tech field, and civil infrastructure. Each has a unique 21st century focus that draws on the rich technological expertise of NJIT. >>
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.  >>
Robert K. Prud'homme, PhD, professor and director of the Program in Engineering Biology at Princeton University, will discuss "Next Generation Nano Carriers for Multifunctional Drug Delivery, Imaging, and Targeting-How Do We Make Them?" on Feb. 23 at 2:45 p.m. in Kupfrian Hall Rm. 205. The Otto H. York Department of Chemical, Biological and Pharmaceutical Engineering Graduate Seminar is presented by the NSF-ERC for Structured Organic Particulate Systems (C-SOPS) at NJIT. Contact: R. Dave, dave@njit.edu, (973) 596-5860. >>
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.  >>
2008
Members of the NJIT community shared memories of Dana E. Knox, PhD, professor of chemical engineering, member of the Otto H. York Department of Chemical, Biological, and Pharmaceutical Engineering and Associate Provost for Undergraduate Programs, at a celebration of his life yesterday in the Campus Center Atrium. Knox passed away on Sept. 24, 2008; he was 53. Speakers led by NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch remembered Knox as an exceptionally dedicated administrator, teacher, colleague and sports enthusiast whose legacy continues in the lives of the numerous students he mentored in his 25 years at NJIT. >>
"Pile Foundations in Difficult Ground: The Bronx Parking Facilities at Yankee Stadium" is the topic of a Chemical Engineering Department Seminar presented by Andrew Leung, P.E., Vice President and Drew Mazujian, P.E., Project Manager of Yu & Associates, Inc. of Elmwood Park, NJ on Dec. 8, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in Kupfrian Hall Room 210. >>
Felicia Amaechi, a senior majoring in biomedical engineering, and Karen Martinez, a junior majoring in chemical engineering, captured second place in the ExxonMobil Subject Matter Expert (SME) Bowl at the 2009 Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Conference on Nov. 8 in Baltimore. The SME Bowl is a competition with a "College Bowl" atmosphere where student teams representing the 10 SWE regions compete to answer engineering, math and science questions. Felicia and Karen, who are both in NJIT's Educational Opportunity Program, were part of a five-member team that included fellow region members from the Rochester Institute of Technology. Each team member received a $75 cash prize and $1500 for the region. Felicia is president of NJIT's SWE section and a Murray Women's Center Ambassador. >>
Rajesh N. Davé, PhD, a distinguished professor in the Otto H. York Department of Chemical, Biological & Pharmaceutical Engineering, received at NJIT's annual awards convocation, the NJIT Excellence in Research Award. >>
Piero M. Armenante, PhD, of Millington, a professor of chemical, biological and pharmaceutical engineering in the Otto H. York Department of Chemical, Biological and Pharmaceutical Engineering, received an excellent teacher designation at NJIT's recent convocation.  >>
The Iowa Corn Promotion Board (ICPB), NJIT and University of Sao Paulo today announced a joint agreement for licensing four pending patents on a safe, building block chemical derived from corn known as isosorbide to chemists. The agreement marks a step forward in developing applications and markets for corn-based chemistry.  >>
Gloria Portocarrero, of Union City, receives her bachelor of science in biomedical engineering from NJIT at the Prudential Center this Saturday at 9 a.m. She'll walk at the head of her class—an Albert Dorman Honors College scholar who's accepted into a master's degree program for next fall in biomedical engineering. >>
Giuseppe Di Benedetto and Micaela Caramellino, two doctoral students in NJIT's graduate chemical engineering program, recently received recognition at a student poster event organized for developing efficient and robust approaches to manufacture nano- and micro-sized drug particles. The New Jersey section of the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering was the sponsor. >>
A better understanding of brain injury, a way to rejuvenate dead nerve endings and a device allowing patients to monitor their glaucoma at home, number among this year's nine winners at NJIT's annual provost's student research day. >>
Lev N. Krasnoperov, PhD, a professor in the department of chemistry and environmental science at NJIT,  will speak at the joint seminar of the Chemical Engineering Department and Chemistry and Environmental Science Department on April 14 at 2:45 p.m. in Kupfrian Hall Room 117. “The Negative Temperature Dependences in Simple Metathesis Reactions and the Modified Transition State Theory” is the title of his lecture. >>
"Novel Approaches to Hydrogen Storage for Fuel Cell Applications" is the topic of a seminar by Arvind Varma, PhD, R. Games Slayter Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering and Head of the School of Chemical Engineering at Purdue University, on March 31 at 2:45 p.m. in Kupfrian Hall Room 117. Varma's lecture is part of the Spring 2008 Chemical Engineering Department Graduate Seminar Series. >>
Dennis C. Prieve, PhD, Gulf Professor of Chemical Engineering at Carnegie-Mellon University, will discuss "Electrolyte-Dependent 2-D Aggregation of Colloidal Particles on a Planar A/C Electrode" on March 24 at 2:45 p.m. in Kupfrian Hall Room 117. The lecture is part of the Spring 2008 Chemical Engineering Department Graduate Seminar Series>>
Sankaran Sundaresan, PhD, professor in the department of chemical engineering at Princeton University, will discuss "Coarse-Grained Two-Fluid Models for Gas-Flows" on March 10 at 2:45 p.m. in Kupfrian Hall Room 117. The lecture is the seventh in the Spring 2008 Chemical Engineering Department Seminar Series at NJIT. >>
Kathleen J. Stebe, PhD, professor and chair of the department of chemical & biomolecular engineering at Johns Hopkins University, will discuss “Spontaneous Ordering of Particles at Surfaces and Interfaces” on March 3 at 2:45 p.m. in Kupfrian Hall Room 117. The lecture is part of the Spring 2008 Chemical Engineering Department Graduate Seminar Series at NJIT.  >>
Paul Chaikin, PhD, Silver Professor of Physics in the Department of Physics & Center for Soft Matter Research at New York University, will discuss “Toward Self-Replication with Colloids” on Feb 25 at 2:45 p.m. in Kupfrian Hall Room 117. The lecture is part of the Spring 2008 Chemical Engineering Department Graduate Seminar Series at NJIT. >>
Gintaras Reklaitis, PhD, Edward W. Comings Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering at Purdue University, will discuss “Progress in Decision Support Approaches for Pharmaceutical Product Pipeline Management” at a joint seminar of the Chemical Engineering Department at NJIT, the NSF Engineering Research Center and the New Jersey Center for Engineered Particulates. The talk is set for Feb. 20 at 2:45 p.m. in Kupfrian Hall Room 117.  >>
Howard A. Stone, PhD, Vicky Joseph Professor of Engineering and Applied Mathematics at Harvard University, will discuss “Manipulating Thin-Film Flows: From Patterned Substrates to Evaporating Systems” on Feb. 18 at 2:45 p.m. in Kupfrian Hall Room 117. The lecture is part of the Spring 2008 Chemical Engineering Department Graduate Seminar Series. >>
Thomas H. Epps, III, assistant professor in the department of chemical engineering at the University of Delaware, will discuss “Combinatorial Studies of Surface Interactions in Block Copolymer Thin Films” on Jan. 28 at 2:45 p.m. in Kupfrian Hall Rm. 117. >>
2007
Dan Watts is on a crusade. The NJIT research professor would like the pharmaceutical industry to adopt safer, greener, more efficient and more effective manufacturing processes. Last week Watts brought his crusade down to the grass roots level at a five-day workshop at which 16 faculty from universities around the nation developed ways to encourage their students to pursue careers in the pharmaceutical industry so this new way of thinking can flourish. >>
2006
Chemical engineer Kamalesh Sirkar, PhD, a distinguished professor at NJIT, will discuss Thursday new technologies for desalinating and treating water. Sirkar, an expert in membrane separation technology whose work is supported by grants from the US Department of the Interior and the US Office of Naval Research, will speak at 4:30 p.m. on June 8 at the Harvard Club in New York City. >>
2004
Daniel Perez, a senior at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) who recently received two of NJIT's top academic awards, will attend MIT this fall on full scholarship to study chemical engineering.   “Danny is the first graduating senior from our department to be directly admitted to the doctoral program at MIT in at least 20 years,” said Basil Baltzis, Ph.D., chairman of the Otto York Department of Chemical Engineering at NJIT.  “We are very proud of him and certain he will have an outstanding career.” >>
2003
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. >>