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2014
Shawn Chester, assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, will be presenting “Multiphysics Mechanics of Polymeric Materials” Sept. 5 at Columbia University. >>
How do you teach innovation? One approach, taken by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), is to enlist innovators themselves to talk about the inspiration, work culture, and dogged determination that led to their groundbreaking inventions. >>
NJIT Physics Professor Alexander G. Kosovichev, director of the Big Bear Solar Observatory, was named a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) for his pioneering work and sustained contributions to helioseismology and understanding the dynamics of the Sun. >>
NJIT Physics Professor Nuggehalli Ravindra was the guest speaker at Montville Township High School's second annual Science Symposium on June 2, 2014. >>
A substantial new grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) will enable NJIT researchers to delve more deeply into powerful, potentially destructive solar events. >>
Now deep into the scientific discovery phase of a two-year orbit, NASA's Van Allen Probes, carrying an NJIT instrument that measures the composition of the radiation belts surrounding Earth, are shedding new light on a hazardous, little-understood region of the planet's outermost atmosphere. >>
Nuggehalli Ravindra, professor of physics at NJIT, co-organized the 2014 TMS RF Mehl Medal Symposium on Frontiers in Nanostructured Materials and Their Applications at the recent 2014 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition in San Diego. >>
Earlier this month, NJIT formalized an agreement with Chinese partners that will advance the university's research on thin-film solar cells, an alternative energy technology with the potential to make buildings and other infrastructure substantially more energy-efficient. >>
NJIT researchers working to boost the efficiency of a potentially game-changing alternative energy technology, thin-film solar cells, have won the backing of a powerful Chinese partner eager to speed development of inexpensive power production that can be seamlessly incorporated into a range of building materials. >>
NJIT Distinguished Research Professor of Physics Louis J. Lanzerotti recently received an award from the American Meteorological Society (AMS) for “Sustained Leadership and Contributions to the Space Weather Enterprise and Creative Stewardship of the Space Weather Journal.”  >>
A massive solar storm erupting from a giant, tumultuous sunspot is providing what physicist Andrew Gerrard calls a “beautiful opportunity” to observe and analyze a rare and powerful burst of solar radiation and particles traveling at unusually high speed toward Earth. >>
2013
NJIT's Reginald Farrow will be participating in NPR's social media series, “A Day in the Life: Blacks At The Cutting Edge Of Innovation.”  Farrow (@rcfarrow) will be tweeting on Dec. 10 from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  >>
Several NJIT students participated in the Materials Science and Technology (MS&T) 2013 Conference and Exhibition held in Montreal, Canada at the end of October.  The event brought together scientists, engineers, students, suppliers and more to discuss current research and technical applications, and to shape the future of materials science and technology.  >>
The NJIT community mourns the loss of Monroe Weller on Oct. 10, 2013.  Weller taught physics, calculus and strength of materials at NJIT for thirty-three years.  >>
In collaboration with Career Development Services (CDS), physics professor Ravindra Nuggehalli will host Uncommon Schools, a network of outstanding urban public charter schools working to close the achievement gap and prepare low-income students to graduate from college. >>
Deliris Diaz, a first-year student, recently received the Jean Gordon Thomas Memorial Award for outstanding promise as a woman physicist from NJIT's Department of Physics. >>
NJIT will mark the start of the school year on Sept.18, 2013, with University Convocation, an annual celebration and awards ceremony.  The event, which recognizes the accomplishments of students, faculty and staff, will be held at 3 p.m., in the Naimoli Family Athletic and Recreational Facility on the NJIT campus. A reception will follow. >>
A TEDxNJIT event will take place again on September 12, 2013 in the Jim Wise Theatre on the New Jersey Institute of Technology campus and also via an accompanying live simulcast broadcast available to viewers worldwide.  The independently organized event, licensed by TED, has a theme of “Think Big – Think small” and feature leaders in various fields addressing a range of topics on how to take ideas and put them into action.  >>
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.  >>
The American Geophysical Union (AGU) has named NJIT Distinguished Professor Philip R. Goode, of Westfield, a 2013 Fellow for his seminal contributions to solar physics and to the development of a revolutionary ground-based solar telescope facility.  >>
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.  >>
Winners of the 2013 Highlander Student Achievement Awards were recently announced at the annual ceremony which recognizes student leaders and organizations for their talent and work to enhance the NJIT student experience.  >>
NJIT research professor Reginald Farrow will appear on One-on-One with Steve Adubato. >>
An NJIT research professor known for his cutting-edge work with carbon nanotubes is overseeing the manufacture of a prototype lab-on-a-chip that would someday enable a physician to detect disease or virus from just one drop of liquid, including blood.  >>
Vitaly Shneidman, senior university lecturer in NJIT's department of physics, has been selected as one of the “Top 20 Reviewers for 2012” by The Journal of Chemical Physics. >>
With woops, cheers and mortarboards flying, NJIT today awarded 2,643 degrees to the members of the class of 2013.  This brings the total number of degrees awarded by the university to more than 74,678.  The ceremony was held at Newark's Prudential Center.   >>
NJIT offers innumerable opportunities and the students who avail themselves of the many campus attributes ranging from 121 degree programs to an enviable 15:1 student-faculty ratio often leave NJIT to enjoy a rich, rewarding future.  Five inspirational stories below exemplify that if you stay in school and work hard, success follows.   >>
If you want to learn more about helping your business or company grow in Europe, don't miss a free one day business forum at NJIT on May 15, 2013, which will detail how to use technology and innovation to do business in the European Union.  >>
Technology evangelist and Cisco System Senior Vice President Carlos Dominguez; and alums U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski, PhD, and  Edward Cruz, principal of Hop Brook Properties, will receive honorary degrees at the May 20, 2013 NJIT commencement.  The event, set for 9 a.m., will be held at Newark's Prudential Center.  The university will confer close to 2000 doctoral, master's and bachelor's degrees on members of the Class of 2013.  >>
NJIT continues to demonstrate the value of its educational offerings in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), according to the latest 2013 PayScale college rankings for return on investment (ROI).  NJIT is 6th (top 1 percent) among 437 public universities and 27th (top 2 percent) among 1,511 public and private institutions in the U.S.  >>
Three life science inventions that may one day heal wounds faster, improve surgical outcomes and build stronger muscles took $10,500 in prize money for further research and development at NJIT's recent TechQuest/Innovation Day.  The inventions competed against 30 developed by undergraduate teams. >>
From exciting architectural plans for the August 2013 Chinese Solar Decathlon to a better hospital rating system, six student research projects recently captured the imagination of judges at the 2013 NJIT Dana Knox Student Research Showcase, held last week on April 17, 2013.  Seventy-two graduate and undergraduate students participated. >>
The Board of Trustees of New Jersey Institute of Technology has approved $200 million in construction and infrastructure projects on the university's Newark campus, designed to enhance and expand NJIT's role as the state's science and technology university and a leader in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education and research. The university will apply to the Secretary of Higher Education for $152 million from the Building Our Future Bond Act, state revolving funds and other sources to support the projects. >>
NJIT celebrates a new phase in the growth of its solar technology effort with the rededication of a research center as the China National Building Materials Photovoltaic Materials Research Center.  Expanding its previous work on Cadmium Telluride photocells with NJIT alumni-run Apollo Solar Energy, the new program addresses broader photocell technology and implementation studies.  >>
“No FEAR: A Whistleblower's Triumph” is the title of a lecture by the founder of the No FEAR Coalition Marsha Coleman-Adebayo set for Feb. 20, 2013 in the NJIT Campus Center Ballroom.  The event is free and open to the public.  Street parking is available.  Coleman-Adebayo is the Director of the National Whistleblowers Center. >>
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
Wenda Cao, associate professor in the department of physics, was invited to attend the 2012 Chinese-American Kavli Frontiers of Science Symposium, which took place Oct. 12-14 in Irvine, CA.  >>
The NJIT Board of Trustees yesterday commended in a formal ceremony NJIT Professor of Electrical Engineering Nirwan Ansari who was honored last month by the NJ Inventors Hall of Fame for his cutting edge work. Feted too by the Board, but unable to attend the ceremony, was noted NJIT Distinguished Research Professor of Physics Louis J. Lanzerotti.  >>
NJIT Research Professor Reginald Farrow and NJIT Professor Gordon Thomas were the recipients last night of an Edison Patent Award from the Research & Development Council of New Jersey. The event kicked off the Council's 50th Anniversary celebration and honored more than 30 inventors and 13 New Jersey companies and universities. >>
NJIT Research Professor Reginald Farrow and NJIT Professor Gordon Thomas will be the recipients Nov. 8, 2012 in the Liberty Science Center of  an Edison Patent Award from the Research & Development Council of New Jersey.  >>
NJIT Distinguished Research Professor of Physics Louis J. Lanzerotti and NJIT Professor of Electrical Engineering Nirwan Ansari were honored by the NJ Inventors Hall of Fame for cutting edge work.  Feted too were NJIT doctoral student Yan Zhang, and alumnus Ricky John.  Twenty-five awards were presented to individuals, research teams and corporations. >>
NJIT Research Professor Reginald C. Farrow, PhD, who with his research team have discovered how to make nanoscale arrays of the world's smallest probe for investigating the electrical properties of individual living cells was awarded yesterday, Oct. 4, 2012, the NJIT Board of Overseers Excellence in Research Prize and Medal.  This prize is the most prestigious research award at NJIT.  It is the fifth time the award has been made. >>
Rivaling the kind of devotion reserved for rock stars, a band of space weather groupies surrounding NJIT Distinguished Research Professor Lou Lanzerotti stayed up all night into the next day to witness the long-awaited launch of Atlas V.   >>
Cristiano L. Dias, PhD, has been appointed to the faculty of NJIT's College of Science and Liberal Arts an assistant professor in the department of physics.  >>
As NASA readies the rescheduled launch  for 4 a.m. on Aug. 30, 2012 (view live starting 1:30 a.m. on NASA TV), read more about the role of NJIT Distinguished Research Professor Louis Lanzerotti  in The Star-Ledger. >>
NJIT will mark the start of the new school year Sept. 12, 2012 at University Convocation, an annual celebration and awards ceremony.  The event, which recognizes the accomplishments of students, faculty and staff, will be held at 3 p.m. in the Naimoli Family Athletic and Recreation Facility on the NJIT campus.  >>
NJIT Distinguished Research Professor and former Bell Labs scientist Louis J. Lanzerotti, will see his 50-year quest to better understand space weather and Earth's Van Allen Radiation Belts rocket, once again, into space on Aug. 23, 2012.  >>
NJIT and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) have forged alliances in diverse disciplines to improve our health and well-being.  >>
NJIT signed a cooperation agreement with the Bengbu Glass Industry Design Institute for personnel training, technical exchange, and research and development at a recent ceremony at NJIT.  >>
During the 2012 TMS Annual Meeting in Orlando (http://www.tms.org/meetings/annual-12/AM12home.aspx), Vijay Kasisomayajula, PhD student in Physics, won the Emerging Materials Research (EMR) best student presentation award in the 2012 symposium on “Recent developments in biological, electronic, functional and structural thin films and coatings.”  >>
Tagged: csla, physics
Ravi Ananth, Onsight Technology USA, will discuss “Real Time XRD Microscopy” on March 7 from 2.30 to 4:00 p.m. in Tiernan Hall 406. >>
The work of NJIT researchers N.M. Ravindra, Ivan Padron, Priyanka Singh, Bhumi Bhatt, and Vishal Singh will be featured in the upcoming March issue of JOM - The Member Journal of TMS>>
NJIT Professor Mengchu Zhou, of Basking Ridge, has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) based on his distinguished scientific contributions to a variety of research areas in the field of electrical and computer engineering.  >>
At the start of every year, the Office of Strategic Communications looks back at NJIT's top ten press releases from the previous year which generated the most major media coverage from not only national sources but from around the world.  >>
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
Louis Lanzerotti, distinguished research professor of physics at NJIT, has been selected as the 2011 William Bowie Medalist of the American Geophysical Union (AGU). >>
Zujie Fang of the Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, will discuss "Optical Fiber Sensitivities and Fiber Sensors" at a Joint Physics-MTSE Seminar on November 10, 2.30-3.30 p.m. in Tiernan 408.  >>
More than a half dozen licensed inventions that will someday enable people to lead healthier and more productive lives has brought a unique honor to NJIT Professor Gordon A. Thomas, of Princeton Township>>
Alan E. Delahoy, former vice president, research and development at New Millennium Solar Equipment Corp., will discuss "Transparent Conducting Oxides with High Electron Mobility: A New Tool for Their Deposition" on Nov. 2, 2:30-4 p.m. in Tiernan 406. >>
Parag Borgaonkar, MS '10, a technical sales engineer at CSM Instruments, will discuss "State-of-the Art in Surface Mechanical Properties Characterization Methods" on Sept. 28, 2:30-4 p.m. in Tiernan 406. >>
Trevor Tyson, PhD, of Mineola, NY, professor in the department of physics, was promoted to Distinguished Professor with tenure at NJIT's University Convocation, an annual celebration to be held Sept. 14, 2011.  >>
Andrei Sirenko, PhD, of Basking Ridge, associate professor in the department of physics, has been selected to be promoted to professor at NJIT's University Convocation, an annual celebration to be held Sept. 14, 2011.  >>
Andrew Gerrard, PhD, of Bridgewater, associate professor in the department of physics, will be promoted to professor with tenure at NJIT's University Convocation, an annual celebration to be held Sept. 14, 2011.  Convocation at NJIT traditionally honors select faculty and staff members who have demonstrated the highest level of excellence over a sustained period.    >>
Distinguished Professor of Physics Trevor Tyson is featured in the August 10, 2011 issue of Photon E-Newsletter published by Brookhaven National Laboratory. >>
Reginald C. Farrow and Zafar Iqbal, research professors at NJIT, were awarded a patent today for an improved method of fabricating arrays of nanoscale electrical probes.  >>
America is often referred to as the land of opportunity. Faizan Naqvi, of Kearny, refers to NJIT as his “university of opportunity.” >>
Atam P. Dhawan, PhD, distinguished professor and associate dean of the Albert Dorman Honors College, will be the guest speaker at a Physics Department Seminar on Feb. 23, 2:30-4 p.m. in Faculty Memorial Hall Room 408. >>
2010
As the holidays approach and you're buying wine, ever wonder what's really in a cork?  Ask NJIT's John Federici, who has a new use for Terahertz imaging: searching for divots and cracks in wine corks to insure quality.  Using Federici's laboratory, which is devoted to sub-millimeter or Terahertz waves, the project, in collaboration with Amorim & Irmãos S.A. Portugal, the world's largest  natural cork producer, and sponsored by QREN, a Portuguese national program for development and innovation, is focused on detecting defects such as cracks and voids in the cork. >>
The visiting delegation from Zhenjiang in Jiangsu Province, China visited NJIT on Dec. 3 and was led by Vice Mayor and General Secretary Mr. Xiao Ping Li.  He was accompanied by Mr. Qiliang Gui, Vice Secretary and Jian Lin Lu, as well as Mao Su Yan and Violet Gu of the Zhenjiang New Area Investment Promotion Center with Rongjun Ni and Weihua Cao of the Zhenjiang Economic and Technological Development Zone. >>
Dale Gary, PhD, distinguished professor in NJIT's Department of Physics, received the Excellence in Research Award on Sept. 15, 2010 at the NJIT University Convocation, an awards ceremony with a special welcoming ceremony for the freshman class. >>
NJIT Physics Professor Gordon A. Thomas was one of eight poster winners announced for the Biotech 2010 Innovation Corridor, the tenth annual joint symposium of BioNJ and Pennsylvania Bio. As part of the process, the eight posters and presenters were selected to participate in a special one-on-one mentoring sessions with experts in scientific research, business development, legal issues, and investments. Judith Sheft, associate vice president of technology development at NJIT, served as a co-chair of the symposium. >>
The NJIT Astronomy Club will host a public talk on research with the Hubble Space Telescope on Oct. 18 at 8 p.m. in Kupfrian 117. The talk is by Slawomir Piatek, senior university lecturer in NJIT's Department of Physics, whose research group has been measuring motions for nearby dwarf satellite galaxies using data taken with the Hubble Space Telescope. Telescopes will be set up after the talk, weather permitting, to view Jupiter and the Moon. Contact: Dale E. Gary at 973-596-5376.  >>
A $5 million National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to upgrade and expand a set of radio frequency antennas at Owens Valley Solar Array (OVSA) has been awarded to NJIT.  >>
The NJIT Astronomy Club is hosting a public talk on the NASA space mission New Horizons on Sept. 20 at 8 p.m. in Kupfrian 117. The New Horizons mission will study the first "double planet" Pluto and Charon and its moons Nix and Hydra. A presentation on the mission will be given by Amateur Astronomers, Inc. (AAI) Sidewalk Astronomy Chair Helder Jacinto, who will cover the space craft, its Jupiter mission and discuss the Pluto and Charon spacecraft visit. >>
NJIT Distinguished Professor Philip R. Goode and the Big Bear Solar Observatory (BBSO) team have achieved “first light” using a deformable mirror in what is called adaptive optics at BBSO. An image of a sunspot was published Aug. 23, 2010 on the website of Ciel et l'Espace, as the photo of the day. >>
Jeongwoo Lee, PhD, a research professor in the department of physics, will deliver an invited talk, "Sunspots at Centimeter Wavelengths" on August 22-26 at the International Astronomical Union Symposium on Physics of Sun and Star Spots in Ventura, California. >>
Philip R. Goode, PhD, distinguished professor of physics at NJIT and director of Big Bear Solar Observatory (BBSO) in California, has received a three-year, $2.4 million National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to improve the optics at BBSO.  >>
Louis J. Lanzerotti, PhD, a distinguished research professor in the department of physics at NJIT, will lead the 12-member panel organized by the National Research Council (NRC) of the National Academies (www.nationalacademies.org) to identify possible causes of unintended acceleration in vehicles in the aftermath of Toyota's large recalls. >>
Ian Gatley, PhD, internationally known in the fields of astronomy and imaging science, has been named NJIT Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs. His appointment will be Distinguished Professor in the Department of Physics. Gatley's first day at NJIT will be Monday, May 3, 2010 as he prepares for the start of the 2010 fall semester.  >>
John Federici, a physics professor at NJIT, sees the use of terahertz rays as a critical technology in the defense against suicide bombers and other terrorist activities.  Federici and his research team recently described experimental results from a digital video camera invented in their laboratory that uses a terahertz imaging system.  One day such a device could be used to scan airport passengers quickly and efficiently. “Video-Rate terahertz Interferometric and Synthetic Aperture Imaging” appeared in Applied Optics (July, 2009).  >>
A press conference, following a check signing, will be held on Tuesday, March 16, 2010, at 3:30 p.m., when NJIT receives a three-year, $1.5 million grant from Apollo Solar Energy, Inc., a public US corporation, to build a solar research center. >>
2009
Philip R. Goode, PhD, a distinguished professor of physics at NJIT and director of Big Bear Solar Observatory, has been awarded the distinction of AAAS Fellow. Election as a Fellow is an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers. >>
Distinguished Research Professor of Physics Louis J. Lanzerotti, PhD, will discuss "Current Activities in the National Science Board" at a Physics Department Informal Seminar on Dec. 11, 11 a.m.-12 noon in Tiernan Hall Rm. 407.  >>
NJIT Distinguished Professor of Physics Dale E. Gary will guide visitors on a journey to the center of the galaxy on Dec. 11, 2009 at the Cooperative Extension Services, Warren County. >>
Distinguished Professor of Physics Philip R. Goode will discuss "The New Solar Telescope in Big Bear" at a Physics Department Seminar on Dec. 7, 12 noon-1 p.m. (11:30 a.m. tea time) in Tiernan Rm. 407. >>
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. >>
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.  >>
Tagged: physics
Corina Bot, a PhD student in the department of physics, received first prize for the most outstanding graduate student talk at the Rutgers-UMDNJ-NJIT Integrative Neuroscience Minisymposium on Oct. 12. The minisymposium offers a formal setting for graduate students and post-doctorate fellows to present their research prior to the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting. >>
During the next decade, solar physicists will learn more than they might have dreamed possible about the Sun, thanks to current technologies that have advanced the capacity of ground-based and space-based instruments.   All the more reason for the excitement on Oct. 3, 2009 when NJIT formally dedicates the new solar telescope at Big Bear Solar Observatory (BBSO), CA. >>
NJIT marks the start of the new school year on September 2, 2009 with University Convocation, an annual celebration and awards ceremony.  The event, which recognizes the accomplishments of students, faculty and staff, will be held at 3 p.m., in the Jim Wise Theatre in Kupfrian Hall on the NJIT campus. A reception follows. >>
Learning science has never been more rewarding for young girls than during the next few weeks at NJIT when FEMME, the 28-year-old, five-week, summer enrichment program, whirls to a fabulous finish. Hands-on, sophisticated projects guarantee to keep girls (ages 8-15) happy and learning. Among the lessons: building paper roller coasters to learn physics and tie-dyeing shirts to study chemistry.  >>
NJIT will host on June 1-2, 2009 Frontiers in Applied and Computational Mathematics (FACM '09), the sixth in a series of annual conferences organized by the NJIT's Department of Mathematical Sciences and the Center for Applied Mathematics and Statistics. This year's conference will focus on mathematical biology with sessions in neuroscience, ecology, biophysics, and biostatistics. For a list of plenary and invited speakers, click here>>
NJIT's new 1.6-meter clear aperture solar telescope—the largest of its kind in the world—is now operational.  The unveiling of this remarkable instrument—said to be the pathfinder for all future, large ground-based telescopes—could not have come at a more auspicious moment for science.  This year marks the 400th anniversary of Galileo's telescope that he used to demonstrate that sunspots are indeed on the Sun.  >>
Distinguished Visiting Professor James C. Phillips, PhD of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Rutgers University will discuss "Breaking the Protein Amino Acid Code (aka the Code of Life)" on May 15 at 11 a.m. in Tiernan Hall Rm. 408. The seminar is a joint presentation of NJIT's Department of Physics and the Interdisciplinary Program in Materials Science and Engineering>>
Philip R. Goode, PhD, distinguished professor of physics at NJIT, will be inducted tonight into the New Jersey High-Tech Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame was created in 1999 to recognize the best and the brightest New Jersey has to offer by honoring the achievements of life science and high-tech research and business leaders, educators, and government officials who have demonstrated exemplary work in innovative products and therapies.  Sponsors of the event are BioNJ, HINJ, and TechAmerica. >>
Philip R. Goode, PhD, distinguished professor of physics at NJIT, will be inducted into the New Jersey High-Tech Hall of Fame on April 23 at the Crystal Plaza in Livingston, NJ. The Hall of Fame was created in 1999 to recognize the best and the brightest New Jersey has to offer by honoring the achievements of life science and high-tech research and business leaders, educators, and government officials who have demonstrated exemplary work in innovative products and therapies. >>
Gleb Shtengel, a senior scientist at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, will discuss "Interferometric Fluorescent Super-Resolution Microscopy of 3D Cellular Ultrastructure" at the Physics Department seminar series on April 27, 12 noon-1 p.m. in 408 Faculty Memorial Hall.  >>
"The Effect of Prenatal Nicotine Exposure on Postnatal Development of the Respiratory Rhythm" is the topic of a Physics Department Seminar by NJIT Biology Professor Andrew Hill, PhD on April 6, 12 noon-1 p.m. in Faculty Memorial Hall Rm. 408.  >>
"The Effect of Prenatal Nicotine Exposure on Postnatal Development of the Respiratory Rhythm" is the topic of a Physics Department Seminar by NJIT Biology Professor Andrew Hill, PhD on March 2, 12 noon-1 p.m. in Faculty Memorial Hall Rm. 408. >>
"Theory of Ferroelectric Superlattices and Epitaxial Films" is the topic of a Physics Department Seminar by David Vanderbilt, PhD, a professor in the Physics Department at Rutgers University-New Brunswick on Feb. 23, 12 noon-1 p.m. in Faculty Memorial Hall Rm. 408. >>
Emil Prodan, PhD, assistant professor of physics at Yeshiva University, will discuss "The Modern Theory of Tunneling Conductance" on Feb. 9, 12 noon-1 p.m. in Faculty Memorial Hall Room 408. >>
Huixin He, PhD, assistant professor of chemistry at Rutgers-Newark will be the guest speaker at a Physics Department Seminar on Feb. 2, 12 noon-1 p.m. in Faculty Memorial Hall Rm. 408. "Fabrication of High Performance Conducting Polymer Nanocomposites for Biosensors and Flexible Electronics: Multiple Roles of DNA Dispersed and Functionalized Single Walled Carbon Nanotubes" is her topic. >>
Ralph Izzo believes that our society is steering a very unsustainable course when it comes to energy — and he speaks with authority. In the first Technology and Society Forum presentation at NJIT for spring 2009, Izzo will explore how the impacts of climate change and an uncertain economy make it imperative to redefine our complex relationship with energy. >>
Louis Lanzerotti, PhD, Distinguished Research Professor in the department of physics at NJIT, will discuss the "New Spaceflight Mission To Study Earth's Radiation Belts" on Jan. 26, 12 noon-1 p.m. in 408 Faculty Memorial Hall (FMH). >>
The Princeton Review today named NJIT among the nation's top 50 public undergraduate institutions for value. NJIT was included in the select listing because it has long been known for affordability nationally and in the region.  The annual tuition this year for in-state students is under $10,500. >>
2008
Ravindra Bhatt, PhD, a professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Princeton Center for Theoretical Science at Princeton University, will discuss "Spins in Semiconductors: From Antiferromagnetism to Ferromagnetism" at the Physics Department Seminar on Dec. 1, 12 noon-1 p.m. in 373 Tiernan Hall.  >>
Judith Sheft, associate vice president for technology development at NJIT, has been awarded funds from the New Jersey Commission on Science and Technology to assist faculty researchers with the most promising patentable inventions with funding grants of up to $50,000.  >>
Aleksandra Walczak, PhD of the Princeton Center for Theoretical Physics at Princeton University, will give the Physics Department Seminar on Nov. 24 from 12 noon-1 p.m. in 373 Tiernan Hall. Walczak will discuss learning design principles from noisy small gene regulatory networks.  >>
Camelia Prodan, PhD, assistant professor in the department of physics at NJIT, will discuss "Dielectric Spectroscopy for Biological Applications" at the Department of Biomedical Engineering Seminar Series on Oct. 3 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall 3.  >>
NJIT physics professor Andrew Gerrard hopes by the end of October to be able to peer through what will be the second largest optical telescope east of Texas. Under his direction, a 1.2-meter diameter, fully-steerable Itek optical telescope will soon be installed far from city lights atop Jenny Jump Mountain, Hope.  >>
Special Relativity and How it Works (John Wiley, 2008) by NJIT Senior University Lecturer Moses Fayngold, has now been published. The text aims to unravel the mysteries of relativity. It presents a comprehensive study of special relativity with elements of electrodynamics, quantum mechanics, and general relativity.  >>
NJIT students Sean O'Malley and Peter Bonanno received “The Best Scientific Achievement Prize” last month at the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source (CHESS) Users' Meeting for their presentation  “Jahn and Teller Play with Nano-Chessboards at CHESS.”  The poster explained how a ZnMnGaO4 film consisting of a checkerboard of nanorods of two different spinel phases could be self-assembled, analyzed, and understood in terms of the packing between matching surfaces of the different domains. >>
Learning science has never been more rewarding for young girls than during the next few weeks at NJIT when FEMME, the 27-year-old, five-week, summer enrichment program, whirls to a fabulous finish. Hands-on, sophisticated projects guarantee to keep girls (ages 8-15) giggling and learning. Among the lessons: building paper roller coasters to learn physics and tie-dyeing shirts to study chemistry.   >>
Tagged: pre-college, physics
When Stephanie Milczarski, 25, of Montclair, a future physicist, walks at NJIT's May 17, 2008 commencement in the Prudential Center, more than kudos may be on her mind. Milczarski didn't arrive at NJIT until leaving a competitive physics program elsewhere, working full time several years and then slowly returning to academe as an NJIT undergraduate.     >>
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. >>
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Ravi and his \"Bat Mobile\"
";?>NJIT and the Liberty Science Center recently unveiled the Bat Mobile, a new, interactive baseball exhibit that allows guests to test various types of bats, estimate the velocity of a ball after it has been hit, and determine where it would land in the field. Designed by NJIT Physics Professor Ravindra Nuggehalli and a team of NJIT students, the Bat Mobile will be available to Liberty Science Center guests throughout this year's baseball season. video icon Watch a video of Ravi below or on NJIT on iTunes Uvideo icon >>
The NJIT Board of Overseers and NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch presented yesterday to Philip R. Goode, PhD the first NJIT Excellence in Research Prize and Medal. Goode, who has led a five-year project to build the world's most capable 1.6-meter solar telescope at Big Bear Solar Observatory in Big Bear Lake, CA, is distinguished professor of physics and director of the Center for Solar-Terrestrial Research, which manages the observatory.  >>
During the next decade, solar physicists will learn more than they have dreamed possible about the Sun, thanks to current technologies that have advanced the capacity of land-based instruments. Such advancements will be the focus of a talk on March 26 by noted NJIT solar astronomer Philip R. Goode, PhD. The inaugural presentation of the NJIT Board of Overseers Excellence in Research Prize and Medal will begin at 3:30 p.m. in the Jim Wise Theatre, Kupfrian Hall. >>
During the next decade, solar physicists will learn more than they have dreamed possible about the Sun, thanks to current technologies that have advanced the capacity of land-based instruments. Such advancements will be the focus of a talk on March 26, 2008 by noted NJIT solar astronomer Philip R. Goode, PhD.  >>
The first NJIT Excellence in Research Prize and Medal will be awarded to Philip R. Goode, PhD, distinguished professor of physics by the NJIT Board of Overseers and NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch on March 26, 2008.  >>
2007
Dale Gary, PhD, professor and chairman of the department of physics at NJIT, was quoted in the cover story that appears in the June 9, 2007 edition of Science News Online as well as the July 2007 issue of Sky & Telescope magazine. Gary provided comments on last December's outburst of solar radio noise, which caused massive disruptions of Global Positioning Satellite receivers worldwide. >>
Liberty Science Center and NJIT have signed an agreement affirming their dedication to collaborating and cooperating in programs and initiatives that advance mutual missions and objectives that lead to improved teaching and learning, and that contribute to improved science and technology literacy. >>
An electrical and computer engineering sophomore at NJIT was named a Goldwater scholar earlier this week by the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program. Mohammad Farhan Haider Naqvi received the honor based upon his analysis of energy emitted from the Sun, since 1996. >>
Camelia Prodan, PhD, an assistant professor in the department of physics at NJIT, will discuss “Measuring Membrane Potential of Live Cells by Dielectric Spectroscopy” on March 27 at 4 p.m., Cullimore Hall, Room 611. >>
The safety of technologies and humans in space, based on weather, is of special interest to Lanzerotti, who in 2006 was the principal investigator for instruments on the new NASA Radiation Belts Storm Probes mission to investigate Earth's Van Allen radiation belts.  >>
Valery Nakariakov, PhD of the department of physics at the University of Warwick will discuss current trends in magnetohydrodynamic coronal seismology at a Department of Physics Seminar on Jan. 23, 4-5 p.m., Tiernan Hall Rm. 407. For more information, contact: Ravindra Nuggehalli. >>
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Dr. Jungil Lee, principal research scientist, Nano Device Research Center, Korea Institute of Science and Technology, will discuss “Self-assembled III-V Semiconductor Quantum Dots: Physics and Device Applications” at a Department of Physics seminar on Jan. 26, 3-4.30 p.m. in Tiernan Hall Rm. 406. >>
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2006
A solar outburst, which can play havoc with global positioning systems and cell phone reception, bombarded Earth on Dec. 6, 2006, with a record amount of radio noise, said solar physicist Dale Gary, who confirmed the news today. Gary is a professor and chair of the department of physics at NJIT. >>
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James E. Gunn, PhD, the Eugene Higgins Professor of Astronomy at Princeton University, will discuss "Cosmology: A Fifty-Year Perspective," on Dec. 15 at 9 p.m. in the Guttenberg Information Technologies Center, Rm. 3720/3730 at NJIT. The talk will follow the Amateur Astronomers, Inc. club membership meeting at 8 p.m. >>
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Reiner Volkmer, PhD will discuss the integration of the optics and mechanics and the planning of the commissioning phase of GREGOR, a new 1.5-meter solar telescope currently being assembled in Tenerife, Spain, on Dec. 8, 3:30-4:30 pm, Guttenberg Information Technologies Center Rm. 1403. Contact: Ravindra Nugghalli. >>
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"Interplanetary Energetic Electron Events: Flares or Shocks?" is the topic of a seminar by Stephen Kahler, PhD, of the Air Force Research Laboratory, Hanscom AFB, Mass., on Nov. 17, 3.30-4.30 p.m., ECE Building, Rm. 202. For more information, contact: Ravindra Nuggehalli. >>
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New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) will make available live color photos illustrating the rare Transit of Mercury. Big Bear Solar Observatory, Big Bear, Calif., managed and operated by NJIT, will begin capturing these images at 2 p.m. E.S.T. using its 6 inch (15 centimeter) Singer Full-Disk Telescope. The telescope will use a special filter to look at chromosphere, a layer in the solar atmosphere about a thousand miles above the sun's visible surface. >>
The public is invited to witness the rare occurrence of Mercury passing in front of the Sun as seen from Earth on Nov. 8 from about 2 p.m. until dusk (weather permitting) with the Astronomy Club of NJIT. Club advisor Carsten Denker, PhD, assistant professor in the department of physics at NJIT, will have two professional telescopes available for viewing then. >>
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"Oscillations in Networks of Noisy Spiking Neurons" is the topic of a talk by Nicolas Brunel, PhD, of the CNRS-Laboratory of Neurophysics and Physiology in Paris on Oct. 3 at 4 p.m., Cullimore Lecture Hall 611. >>
Haimin Wang, PhD, a distinguished professor in the department of physics at NJIT, received at NJIT's annual awards convocation an award for outstanding teaching. >>
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Dale Gary, PhD, a professor in the department of physics and the chair of that department at NJIT, received at NJIT's annual awards convocation the Harlan J. Perlis Award for Outstanding Teaching. >>
If you're still wondering why Pluto is no longer a planet, head over Friday night to the weekly meeting of the Amateur Astronomers, Inc. in Cranford. Astrophysicist Dale Gary, PhD, professor and chair of the physics department at NJIT will decode the mystery of recent events in Prague. Gary speaks at 8:30 p.m. at the William Miller Sperry Observatory at Union County College. >>
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Astrophysicist Dale Gary, PhD, professor and chair of the department of physics at NJIT, returned yesterday from the International Astronomical Union's general assembly in Prague. Gary is available to discuss the ramifications of the change in Pluto's status. >>
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“What I think they were talking about today were liquid explosives based on nitroglycerines,” said Daniel Watts. Watts, a professor in the department of chemistry and environmental science at NJIT, is among five NJIT scientists and specialists available through Aug. 14, 2006, to discuss on the phone or in person the science and more of the thwarted terrorist plot in London. >>
NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch presented an award for 50 years of service to Nissim Towfik, an associate professor in the department of physics, at the annual Service/Retiree Awards Ceremony and reception on June 15 in the Campus Center Ballroom. A total of 134 employees and retirees were recognized for their years of service to the university.  >>
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Sorinel Oprisan, PhD, an assistant professor in the department of physics and astronomy at the College of Charleston, will discuss "A Computational Model of Dopamine Neuron " on May 2 at 4 p.m., Cullimore Hall Room 611. >>
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Amateur astronomers can learn an assortment of information ranging from what it's like to work with the Hubble telescope to the pleasures of star-gazing with high-power professional equipment at New Jersey's annual Astronomy Day on May 6 in Hackettstown. >>
NJIT is offering a summer class in astronomy and physics for high school students who love the subjects and are considering careers in the fields. During the two-day class—held June 27-28 on the NJIT campus—high school sophomores and juniors will learn about careers in physics and astronomy, do hands-on science projects and learn from prominent NJIT physicists and astronomers. >>
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Less sunlight reaching the Earth's surface has not translated into cooler temperatures, according to a team of solar physicists at NJIT. The scientists have observed that the amount of light reflected by Earth has increased since 2000. “Our findings have significant implications for the study of climate change,” said Philip R. Goode, PhD, principal investigator and distinguished professor of physics at NJIT. >>
2005
John Federici, PhD, a professor in the physics department at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), received NJIT's most prestigious research award during university convocation.   >>
“On Fluctuation Diamagnetism and Pseudogap of High Temperature Superconductors,” a lecture by Vadim Oganesyan, PhD, of the department of physics at Princeton University, will be held on February 18, 2005, 2:30-4:30 p.m. in ECE Room 202. All are invited to attend and refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Nuggehalli M. Ravindra, PhD, associate professor of physics, 973-596-3278, n.m.ravindra@njit.edu>>
2004
Solar physicists at NJIT say they expect to see dawn's first light by January of 2006 with the new 1.6-meter telescope currently under construction. The National Science Foundation recently awarded $1.5 million to the project, which will arguably create the world's largest optical telescope for solar research. >>
Solar physicists at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) say they expect to see dawn's first light by January of 2006 with the new 1.6-meter telescope currently under construction.  The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently awarded $1.5 million to the project which will arguably create the world's largest optical telescope for solar research.  >>
A book exploring the sun and interplanetary space co-edited by NJIT Professor of Physics Dale Gary, PhD was released this past week. Solar and Space Weather Radiophysics Current Status and Future Developments, published by Springer Publishing Company, is a 400-page hard-cover text that is part of a series about astrophysics and space science. >>
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The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Dale Gary, PhD, professor of physics at NJIT, $832,927 to continue his research to develop a global network of 100 radio telescopes to learn more about radio waves from the sun. >>
A book exploring the sun and interplanetary space co-edited by, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) Professor of Physics Dale Gary, PhD was released this past week.   Solar and Space Weather Radiophysics Current Status and Future Developments, published by Springer Publishing Company, is a 400-page hard-cover text which is part of a series about astrophysics and space science. Gary's co-editor is Christoph Keller, associate astronomer at the National Solar Observatory, Tucson. >>
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Louis J. Lanzerotti, distinguished professor of physics at NJIT, is one of eight candidates nominated by President Bush to serve on the National Science Board, the governing body of the National Science Foundation. After Senate confirmation, the nominees will join the 24-member board, replacing seven members whose terms have expired. >>
The Committee on Space Research (COSPAR) will present next week the William Nordberg Medal for space science to Louis J. Lanzerotti, distinguished professor of physics at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT).  Lanzerotti, a member of the National Academy of Engineering and the International Academy of Astronautics, is chairing the 20-person, blue-ribbon panel to study whether or not to prolong the mission of the Hubble Space Telescope (HST).  Lanzerotti is also a consulting physicist to Bell Laboratories-Lucent Technologies, Murray Hill. >>
2003
Scientists have long believed that the breakup of all fluids—whether produced by a dripping faucet, a splashing fountain or the sun's boiling surface—exhibit the same type of dynamics. Now a group of scientists has discovered an exceptional dynamic associated with the breakup of a water drop in a highly viscous oil. This dynamic could potentially be used to create microscopically small fibers, wires and particles. >>
Big Bear Solar Observatory reopened Monday November 3 after a six-day shutdown cause by California's wildfires.  Mandatory evacuation mean the center's director Philip Goode had to leave his home on Big Bear Lake and return to New Jersey, where the observatory is managed by the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) in Newark. But no harm came to observatory staff, property, or equipment. >>

MEDIA ADVISORY

October 28, 2003
A major solar flare, possibly the second largest ever recorded, erupted today at 6:30 a.m. The intensity of the flare has sent a space storm careening towards the Earth. If the storm's magnetic field is in the right direction – opposite that of the earth – it could cause problems when it reaches us Wednesday. It could knock out power grids, upset satellites and disrupt GPS signals. More benignly, if the weather is clear, people who peer into the northern sky on Wednesday night could see a shimmer of lights known as an aurora,” says NJIT physicist Dale Gary. >>

MEDIA ADVISORY

October 24, 2003
 “This storm is predicted to be a strong event, but events of this size are not too unusual,” says Dale Gary, Ph.D., professor of physics at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT).  “We don't expect to see it cause an unusually large amount of activity on earth. We see an event of this sort happening on the average of once every 30 days or during an 11-year solar cycle, about 200 times.” >>
Up-to-the minute reports and photographs detailing magnetic fields, radiation and high-energy particles surrounding the sun will soon be available on a new website to be developed and operated by solar physicists at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). >>
Observe Mars under the stars with the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) Astronomy Club, Aug. 26, and possibly Aug. 27, at 7:30 p.m., on the NJIT campus. >>
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A solar research team from New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) has discovered new information about the sun's surface, known as the photosphere. Haimin Wang, Ph.D., professor of physics at NJIT, who led this team, detected rapid changes last July in magnetic fields on the sun's surface. Such rapid changes are associated with flares and coronal mass ejections (CME). >>
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The storage of plutonium has long plagued scientists. “It is a dangerous metal and its long term storage must be done with special care so as not to harm the environment, ”said physicist Serguei Savrasov, Ph.D. >>
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