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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. >>
Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor Walid Hubbi presented a paper titled "Effects of Inductance Variations due to Temperature on Load-Flow Studies" at the 2013 North American Power Symposium in Manhattan, Kansas. >>
Roberto Rojas-Cessa, associate professor of the department of electrical and computer engineering, was an invited speaker at the recent Advanced Energy Conference 2013 in New York.  >>
WattLots LLC, an active member of NJIT's Enterprise Development Center, recently completed the installation of the ground breaking “Power Arbor”™ parking lot system at Runnells Specialized Hospital in Berkeley Heights.  >>
"Broadband: Closing The Economic Divide," The Alliance for Digital Equality's Newark Digital Empowerment Broadband Summit, will be held on April 23, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. in the NJIT Campus Center. Speakers include: Newark Mayor Cory Booker; CNN Contributor Mario Armstrong; New York Secretary of State Lorraine Cortez-Vasquez; JNET President and CEO  David Jefferson; FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn; and National Urban League President Marc Morial as well as other distinguished panelists and participants locally and nationwide. For more information or to register, log on to: >>
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NJIT received today from Apollo Solar Energy, Inc. a three-year, $1.5 million grant to establish a solar research center. >>
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. >>
A structural engineer and world-renowned expert on how structures respond to natural disasters, M. Ala Saadeghvaziri, PhD, a professor at NJIT, has been named a Fellow by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). Saadeghvaziri, of Basking Ridge, researches the effect upon buildings and other structures due to time, usage and loadings or the outcome of disasters such as earthquakes or explosions. >>
NJIT conducted a summer research program in partnership with the Heritage Institute of Technology (HITK) in Kolkata, India. The 20 students enrolled in NJIT's Undergraduate Research Experience Symposium were able to participate in a state-of-the-art research facility with world-class faculty. They were accompanied by Srabanti Basu, a senior lecturer in biotechnology at HITK. The program was initiated and managed by Durga Misra, PhD, a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at NJIT, who also encouraged the participation of faculty and the Albert Dorman Honors College students who mentored the HITK students after hours in their residence hall. “The Summer Research Experience is a rare opportunity to receive hands-on training with NJIT professors and students at the university's facilities,” said Misra. “A group of three students worked in NJIT's new Vincent A. Stabile Systems Engineering and Management Laboratories to gain experience with the Stabile Laboratories' Festo System.” Student research projects included low-power microchip design, drug delivery systems, nanoelectronics, ultrafiltration to scalable web search, clean slate Internet design and management systems analysis. >>
Frank Cassidy, president and chief operating officer of PSEG Power, a subsidiary of Public Service Enterprise Group and affiliate of Public Service Electric and Gas, received the President's Medal from NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch at NJIT's annual black-tie benefit dinner, called Celebration, on Nov. 10 at the Pleasantdale Chateau in West Orange. >>
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Denman Powers, a detective with the New Jersey State Police who is currently assigned to the New Jersey Regional Computer Forensic Laboratory, will discuss Digital Crime and Computer Forensics on Nov. 1 at 4 p.m. in the Guttenberg Information Technologies Center Rm. 1400. Refreshments will be served. >>
Humans may soon have the super powers of superheroes now found only in comic books and movies, says bestselling author and social commentator Joel Garreau, who will speak on Nov. 9, 4-5:30 p.m. at NJIT's Campus Center. The talk is part of NJIT's Technology and Society Forum series. >>
Radhakrishna Chebiyam, PhD, director of Global Energy Consulting Engineers, will discuss electrical power distribution automation on Nov. 29, 5 p.m., ECE Center, Rm. 202. Contact: Timothy Chang, 973-596-3519; >>
Financier and banker Arthur F. Powell, of Warren, the president and founder of Powell Capital Markets, Inc, joined the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) Board of Trustees.  The nomination was approved and confirmed by the New Jersey Senate on Dec. 13, 2004. Robert A. Altenkirch, PhD, president of NJIT, welcomed Powell to his new position. “It is a great privilege to welcome Art to the NJIT Board of Trustees,” Altenkirch said.  “I look forward to working with him to meet the challenges of the present and to realize our vision of being a preeminent technological research university known for innovation, entrepreneurship, and engagement.  Serving as a trustee at NJIT represents to me one of the highest ideals of service to our home community of Newark, the state of New Jersey and the nation. The wealth of experience and breadth of perspective that an individual like Art brings to this position is invaluable to the continuing success of NJIT's mission in education, research and economic development.”  >>
As hundreds of transfer students and students from abroad arrived on NJIT's campus Wednesday, they were met by a power outage that shut down the computer system and emptied some buildings. The outage was due to a failure in the Newark power grid feeding NJIT's Guttenberg Information Technologies Center (GITC) and Central Avenue Building. Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G) reported that power was out from just before 6 a.m. August 27 to 6:15 p.m. the same day. Using generators and by running heavy-duty extension cords out the fifth floor windows of GITC, the computer center staff borrowed enough power from adjoining buildings to bring part of the computer network back up. E-mail was out all day. But the available generators were designed for emergency lighting, not for running computers, said computer services' Dave Ullman. "It's 'dirty power,' with voltage spiking from 70 volts to 120 volts," he said. When the PSE&G outage began, "uninterrupted power supply" batteries kicked in and warned system users their computers were shutting down in 10 minutes, says NJIT information systems analyst Matthew Hoskins. "We had a smooth shutdown of the system; so far no one seems to have lost any files," Ullman said. Generators to run the NJIT system would cost hundreds of thousands of dollars, said Ullman. It's been a tough two weeks for Ullman's department. First came an international computer virus attack, followed by the blackout that affected much of the nation, then a second attack by more computer viruses. In addition to Wednesday's partial blackout, Ullman's department faces the prospect of more computer-related problems once classes start, he said. All students arriving with personal computers will have to have their PCs checked to make sure they the appropriate software "patches," to prevent the spread of the recent virus outbreaks. "If we don't, their computers will spread these viruses like a kid with a cold through a Kindergarten class," Ullman said. ---Gale Scott >>