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Louis Lanzerotti, distinguished research professor in the Department of Physics, took part in the October 29 panel discussion “Space Weather: Understanding Potential Impacts and Building Resilience” convened in Washington, D.C. under the auspices of the Executive Office of the President of the United States. >>
NJIT Distinguished Professor Haimin Wang, Ph.D., a leading authority on fluctuations of the Sun's magnetic field that give rise to solar flares and space weather, will receive the eighth annual Board of Overseers Excellence in Research Prize and Medal on Oct. 1, 2015.   >>
Professor N. M. Ravindra, director of the Interdisciplinary Program in Materials Science and Engineering and former chair of the Physics Department, recently presented “Engineered Composite Materials – Applications to Energy and Sports” at the 2015 Global Conference on Polymer and Composite Materials held in Beijing, China. >>

Celebrating CSLA

May 26, 2015
An awards ceremony recognizing faculty, staff, students and alumni was a concluding highlight of the spring semester for the College of Science and Liberal Arts (CSLA). Held in the Campus Center, the event on May 6 also featured a keynote presentation on biological and electronic olfaction by prominent researcher Dr. Alan Gelperin, who is with the Princeton Neuroscience Institute. >>
NJIT faculty and students were among some 4,000 business leaders, engineers, scientists and other professions sharing technical knowledge and commercially significant solutions involving minerals, metals and materials in mid-March at the 144th annual meeting of the TMS Society. >>
Groundbreaking images of the Sun captured by scientists at NJIT's Big Bear Solar Observatory (BBSO) give a first-ever detailed view of the interior structure of umbrae – the dark patches in the center of sunspots – revealing dynamic magnetic fields responsible for the plumes of plasma that emerge as bright dots interrupting their darkness. >>
Scientists at NJIT's Big Bear Solar Observatory (BBSO) have captured the first high-resolution images of the flaring magnetic structures known as solar flux ropes at their point of origin in the Sun's chromosphere. Their research, published today in Nature Communications, provides new insights into the massive eruptions on the Sun's surface responsible for space weather. >>
Deliris Diaz, a sophomore applied physics major, was recently selected as a recipient of the 2015 National Conference for Race & Ethnicity in American Higher Education (NCORE) scholarship. >>

Ravindra Honored in India

February 04, 2015
Nuggehalli M. Ravindra, professor of physics and director of NJIT's interdisciplinary program in materials science and engineering, was honored in New Delhi on Global Friendship Day in January with the Bharat Gaurav Award and Certificate of Excellence. >>
Pierre Ramond '65, a theoretical physicist and director of the Institute for Fundamental Theory at the University of Florida has won the 2015 Dannie Heineman Prize for Mathematical Physics, one of the highest honors for scientific investigators in that field. >>
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. >>
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. >>
New Jersey Governor Christopher J. Christie today visited the NJIT campus to spotlight the ongoing renovation of NJIT's Central King Building (formerly Newark's Central High) into a state-of-the art technology center.  >>
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.  >>
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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.  >>
NJIT NEXT, NJIT's comprehensive campaign, has secured more than $100 million towards its $150 million goal, announced national campaign co-chairs Chief Operating Officer of Clarion Partners C. Stephen Cordes; Hatch Mott MacDonald President and CEO Nicholas M. DeNichilo; Chairman/CEO Anchor Industries International and Chairman Emeritus/Founder Tampa Bay Rays Vincent Naimoli.  All three chairs are NJIT alumni. >>
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.  >>
Paul Dupiano, 25, Union High School's 2005 valedictorian, will be the recipient at NJIT's May 15, 2012 commencement of not one, but four difficult undergraduate degrees. >>
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 (, 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.”  >>
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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.  >>
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. >>