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2014
NJIT's first annual Big Data Visualization Contest – a competition that immersed undergraduates in the world of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and challenged them to use S&P Capital IQ's cutting-edge research, analytics, and data visualization tools to make hypothetical pitches for high-stakes acquisition deals – concluded in a photo finish at Innovation Day this week with the winning team narrowly edging out close competitors. >>
Six student researchers received awards in the undergraduate and graduate categories of the Dana Knox Student Research Showcase on April 16, 2014.  >>
NJIT's second annual TechQuest and Innovation Day proved a brilliant showcase of the deep range of innovative talent and entrepreneurial skills possessed by students across disciplines, from engineering, to the life sciences, to business and finance. >>
Two NJIT engineers, a senior and an alumnus from the Class of 2013, have won National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, generous three-year grants that allow them to focus intensively on research as they pursue doctoral degrees in graduate school. >>
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. >>
S&P Capital IQ, a business unit of McGraw Hill Financial, Inc. (NYSE:MHFI), and New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) are co-sponsoring the first annual Big Data Visualization Contest -- a competition that immerses undergraduates in the high-stakes world of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) by challenging them to pitch hypothetical acquisition targets using cutting-edge research, analytics, and data visualization tools available on S&P Capital IQ's desktop platform. >>
Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Atam Dhawan was formally inducted into the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) College of Fellows at the National Academy of Sciences. >>
The deep range of innovative talent and entrepreneurial skills possessed by NJIT students across programs and disciplines will be on display at the university's second annual TechQuest and Innovation Day to take place on Friday, April 11 in the Campus Center Atrium. >>
On March 12, the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and the Murray Center for Women in Technology hosted the final showcase of their First Annual Female Research Showcase and Oral Presentation Workshop. The goal of this series of events was twofold: to highlight research done by undergraduate and graduate female researchers at NJIT and to provide them with detailed critiques (from evaluators outside their fields) that they can use to improve their oral presentation skills. >>
As Opening Day rapidly approaches for most Major League Baseball teams, NJIT Associate Professor of Mathematical Sciences Bruce Bukiet has prepared his annual MLB projections for the upcoming season. And, to the chagrin of loyal Mets fan Bukiet, New York's National League club looks to be in store for a disappointing year. >>
New Jersey Institute of Technology and WebTeam Corporation, a New Jersey-based IT company, have signed an agreement to collaboratively design and develop a customizable learning device that will help children with autism spectrum disorder master a range of skills-building lessons contained in the device's embedded educational software. >>
Dr. Don Sebastian provides a historical perspective of New Jersey as the birthplace to almost every major industry from electric light and power to petroleum to food products.  The space to build factories, the workforce to fill the jobs, the transportation network to move the goods, and the access to New York's financial markets made the Garden State a great place for great inventors to come to build successful businesses. >>
New NJIT faculty members will present their research interests through poster presentations at a symposium to be held on March 6 from 2-4:30 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom.  >>
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. >>
Although they'll be competing against three of the top business schools in the region later this month in what promises to be a nail-biting finish at the CFA Institute Research Challenge, NJIT's team of amateur financial analysts already feels like a winner. >>
NJIT undergraduates are encouraged to participate in this year's TechQuest Competition, sponsored by Jim Stevenson Foundation.  NJIT undergraduates may enter this innovation competition individually or as a team and be eligible for awards and stipends up to $14,000.  >>
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
Economic growth will rise to 3.1 percent in 2014, while unemployment will fall to 6.9 percent by December of 2014, NJIT Leir Research Professor William V. Rapp, PhD told economists and others last week at the 27th Annual Economic Outlook Symposium sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. >>
Donald Sebastian, senior vice president for research and development at NJIT, recently spoke on the topic of cluster based economic development at TEDxNavesink.  >>
Donald Sebastian, senior vice president for research and development at NJIT, will join a panel of experts on Nov. 18 at Montclair State University to discuss how technology, innovation and global competition are disrupting careers, companies, industries and markets.  >>
Treena Livingston Arinzeh, PhD, of West Orange, a professor of biomedical engineering at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), received an Innovators Award from the New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame (NJIHoF) at a formal banquet on Oct. 17, 2013 at the W Hotel in Hoboken.  >>
Three members of the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) community will be honored this evening by the New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame (NJIHoF) in recognition of their contributions to innovation in the Garden State.  >>
The NJIT Board of Overseers Excellence in Research Prize and Medal was awarded yesterday to Treena Livingston Arinzeh, PhD, professor in the department of biomedical engineering, in recognition of a sustained record of contributions that has enhanced the reputation of NJIT. >>
NJIT Professor Michel Boufadel has been appointed a member of a National Research Council (of the National Academies) committee on the Effective Daily Recovery Capacity.  The appointment is through Nov. 14, 2013.  The task includes providing guidelines on the best techniques for skimming oil off the ocean surface following spills.  Such guidelines are important for preparedness of regions regarding oil spills. >>
The Provost's Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP-2013) will host a seminar on July 24, 2013 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. in the Campus Center Atrium on surface mount technology.  >>
NJIT Professor Michel Boufadel, is a co-author of a new expert report on the effects of the Deepwater Horizon (DWH) Mississippi Canyon-252 oil spill on ecosystem services in the Gulf of Mexico.    >>
A leading Chinese manufacturer of high speed trains will fund an NJIT research lab to develop new wireless communication technologies.  These technologies will offer passengers wireless internet connections on fast trains. >>
One of China's leading manufacturers of fast trains will fund an NJIT research lab that will develop new wireless communication technologies.  These technologies will offer passengers wireless internet connections on the high-speed trains. >>
The Leir Center for Financial Bubble Research recently published a book entitled "Boil, Bubble, Toil And Trouble," the outgrowth of a project at NJIT's School of Management. >>
NJIT doctoral student Maxx Capece was awarded one of three, $2,000 first place prizes in a competition sponsored by the Catalent Institute.  His winning submission entitled, “Modified Release of Dry-Polymer Coated Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients,” provided a review of applications of dry-polymer control release drug delivery technologies on the particulate scale.  >>
NJIT environmental experts will offer better ways to manage brownfields projects and the availability of professional help at NJIT at an upcoming national brownfields conference on May 15-17, 2013 in Atlanta. >>
NJIT Sr. Vice President for Research Donald Sebastian and Associate Professor Michael Recce discuss safer gun technology.  Watch the video on Bloomberg TV. >>
NJIT's Elisha Yegal Bar-Ness Center for Wireless Communications and Signal Processing Research recently showcased the research of eight doctoral students.  The students' work was featured in presentations and posters displayed in the area.  The annual event aims to give doctoral students and their professors from the center a chance to exchange information from a year's worth of work.  The Center is located in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at NJIT's Newark College of Engineering.  >>
Jose Rubiani III, Anthony Boon, Orest Bidnyk, and Reem Nakshbandy recently represented NJIT at the CFA Institute Research Challenge (IRC), where the School of Management (SOM) students competed head-to-head against 27 other universities, some of the best schools in the region.  >>
A TEDxNJIT event will take place again on April 4, 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, will focus on connections and will feature leaders in the various fields discussing mechanisms for developing connections to expand the human experience and the role of technology in creating and enhancing connectivity.  It will bring together faculty and students to share their passion for innovation and new ideas.  >>
A handful of NJIT engineering and architecture student volunteers hope to better understand what happened to the storm-damaged public waterfront areas in Elizabeth and Perth Amboy.  Earlier this week, working with Future City Inc., the students conducted physical assessments of the damaged waterfronts.  Policymakers and constituents met with them.  Tomorrow and Friday, they'll be brainstorming solutions and writing impact assessments. Professional engineers will be available to listen.  The exercise is bound to not only help the cities but instill pride in the volunteers.  They also may walk away a lot smarter.  Among the issues to be addressed:  Can a living waterfront be integrated into the locality's flood management plan?  And, if so where?  How best to manage the impact of flooding and related damages?  And what about future public access, considering climate change? >>
The NJIT Research Committee will host the NSF CAREER Award Workshop on April 3 from 11:30 – 2:30 p.m. in 112 Eberhart Hall.  The objectives of the workshop are to provide an open forum for the newly hired faculty members to interact with the NSF CAREER awardees on campus and help them jump-start their CAREER proposal preparation and submission.  >>
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Two new patents to improve orthogonal space time codes and decode data transmissions of space time spreading were recently awarded to NJIT Distinguished Professor Yeheskel Bar-Ness, executive director of the Elisha Yegal Bar-Ness Center for Wireless Communications and Signal Processing Research.  Co-inventors with Bar-Ness on both patents were NJIT alums Amir Laufer and Kodzovi Acolatse. >>
How innovation districts can foster economic growth will be the focus of an upcoming panel, moderated by NJIT Senior Vice President of Research and Development Donald H. Sebastian at the 2013 Redevelopment Forum.  The event, sponsored by New Jersey Future, is set for March 1, 2013 in New Brunswick.  Other NJIT speakers will include College of Architecture and Design Dean Urs Gauchat, examining how new construction can “fit” into often delicate existing fabrics.  Colette Santasieri, director of strategic initiatives at NJIT, will sit on a third panel, addressing the tensions between port operations and redevelopments for nonindustrial/nonport related issues.  >>
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.  >>
Inspiration, innovation and invention will be this year's theme for the annual campus-wide undergraduate research showcase on Feb. 6, 2013 from 2-6 p.m. in the second floor gallery and ballroom of the NJIT Campus Center.  >>
Biotrial S.A., a leading clinical research organization based in France that provides drug discovery and developmental services worldwide, announced today the purchase of approximately 1.2 acres in University Heights Science Park (UHSP) on which it plans to build its North American headquarters. >>
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 Senior Vice President of Research and Development Donald H. Sebastian believes NJIT will play a larger role in the upcoming White House discussions on curbing gun violence.  Sebastian expects NJIT to be called upon as technology experts to move along  the development of innovative gun safety technology.   >>
2012
Economic growth will rise to 3 percent in 2013 and 2014, while unemployment will drop to 7.3 percent by December of 2013, NJIT Leir Research Professor William V. Rapp, PhD told economists and others last week at the annual outlook symposium sponsored by the Chicago Federal Reserve Bank. >>
A few days after Hurricane Sandy hit, NJIT Professor Michel Boufadel was awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to study the impact of the storm on the New Jersey shoreline.  The NSF Rapid Response Research Grant immediately allowed him to take a team of eight researchers to the beaches of Raritan Bay.  >>
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. >>
A TEDxNJIT event will take place again on Nov. 1, 2012 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, will focus on connections and will feature leaders in the various fields discussing mechanisms for developing connections to expand the human experience and the role of technology in creating and enhancing connectivity.  >>
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. >>
A Mathematica seminar, "Mathematica 8 in Education and Research," will be held on Monday, September 17 from 4:00-5:00 p.m. in Cullimore 606.  >>
The Fifth International Summer Research Symposium was held today at NJIT to encourage more than three dozen students studying at NJIT to seek post-baccalaureate education in science, engineering and technology fields.  >>
New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), Stevens Institute of Technology and Rutgers University are now accepting submissions to the New Jersey Apps Challenge, a mobile apps competition designed to spur homegrown innovation in New Jersey.  >>
Undergraduate students from the NJIT Ronald E. McNair Program, Provost Research Program, Biomedical Engineering REU Program, Heritage Institute of Technology, BRCM College of Engineering and Technology (BRCM CET), SKP Engineering College (SKPEC), SRM University, (MSIT) Programs from India and graduate students from the NJIT/Beijing, China Engineering Management (MSEM) Program will present their summer research projects undertaken under the guidance of NJIT faculty.  >>
NJIT and Tungtay (Kunshan) Vacuum Coating Engineering Inc. of Chengdu, China entered into a partnership today to advance the manufacturing technology for the production of solar panels using Cadmium Telluride and CIGS, thin film photovoltaic cells.  >>
New Jersey Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno today visited the Enterprise Development Center (EDC) at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), culminating her month-long tour of life-science companies across the Garden State.  The EDC is home to nearly 90 high-tech and life-science companies. >>
NJIT's Center for Wireless Communications and Signal Processing Research has been dedicated to Elisha Yegal Bar-Ness at a ceremony commemorating the late alumnus and honoring his father, Yeheskel Bar-Ness, distinguished professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. >>
Business reporters, editors, TV producers, bloggers and social media gurus are invited to attend an entrepreneurial “Talent Network” (P2B™) for some 300 pre-screened unemployed professionals.  >>
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
Past economic bubbles have been inflated by visions of wealth from tulips (yes, tulips), international trade, railroads, biotechnology and the Internet. >>
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded the Department of Biomedical Engineering funding for creating an REU site. >>
NJIT undergraduate students interested in a summer research opportunity are encouraged to apply for a limited number of summer research awards. Any current NJIT student who will be an undergraduate in the fall semester 2012 may apply. The program runs from May 21 to July 27, 2012. >>
Large or small New Jersey manufacturers looking to grow their base won't want to miss NJIT's upcoming free summit on clean energy supply chains.  >>
“Social Media-Tools to Enhance Collaboration and Business Potential“ will be the topic of a panel discussion at the Innovation and Collaboration Research Showcase on March 7, 12 noon-3:30 p.m. in Eberhardt Hall. >>
A TEDxNJIT event will take place again on March 23, 2012 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.  >>
Five members of the faculty at NJIT's College of Architecture and Design (COAD) will share their ideas at "Think Pieces" on Feb. 22 at 6 p.m. in the COAD Gallery.  >>
The controversial issues behind the building of high speed rail lines in China will be the topic of conversation next week when NJIT Associate Professor Rongfang (Rachel) Liu takes the stage at the annual 91st Transportation Research Board (TRB) conference.  >>
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
Louis Lanzerotti, distinguished research professor of physics at NJIT, has been selected as the 2011 William Bowie Medalist of the American Geophysical Union (AGU). >>
NJIT Associate Professor Maurie Cohen, in the department of chemistry and environmental sciences, is heading a committee to plan a two-day workshop about challenging consumerism and living well sustainably.   >>
NJIT's Department of Computer Science will host Security and Privacy Day, a biannual workshop sponsored by the computer security research community in the greater New York City area, on Dec. 2 in the Campus Center Atrium. >>
"This Is The Lord's Doing," a new album by Hillary Gillings, administrative assistant in NJIT's Office of Institutional Research and Planning, was released this week on the Tate Publishing website. >>
The NJIT Board of Overseers awarded the fourth annual Excellence in Research Prize and Medal yesterday to Haim Grebel, PhD, professor of electrical and computer engineering and a nationally acclaimed expert in nanotechnology. >>
The Jury and Democracy: How Jury Deliberation Promotes Civic Engagement and Political Participation (Oxford University Press, Oct. 2010), co-authored by NJIT Director of Institutional Research and Planning Perry Deess, PhD, was named a "Best Book of the Year" by the National Communication Association.  >>
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NJIT researchers Anthony East, Michael Jaffe, Yi Zhang and Luiz Catalani will number among more than 40 inventors and 13 New Jersey companies, universities and the U.S. Army to be honored Nov. 10, 2011 by the Research & Development (R&D) Council of New Jersey.  >>
What do brilliantly colored glass, advanced batteries, and innovative technology for the regulation of brain functions have in common?  They are nano-scale structures far smaller than the wavelengths of energy coursing through them in different regions of the electromagnetic spectrum, said NJIT Professor Haim Grebel.  >>
The first conference of the Leir Center for Financial Bubble Research, directed by NJIT Management Professor William Rapp, PhD, will be held on September 9 and 10 at the Leir Retreat in Ridgefield, CT.  >>
Christopher Worthington and Wilton Arellano, both students in the Concrete Industry Management program at NJIT, have received the International Concrete Research Institute $1000 Award for academic year 2011-2012.  >>
Thirty-five students presented their summer research projects at the Fourth International Summer Research Symposium on July 28 in the Campus Center Atrium.  >>
Undergraduate students from NJIT's Ronald E. McNair Program, Heritage Institute of Technology, BRCM College of Engineering and Technology, the Provost's Summer Research Program and graduate students from the NJIT/Beijing, China Engineering Management Program will present their summer research projects on July 28, 9:30-11:30 a.m. in the Campus Center Atrium.   >>
Biomedical engineering students Angela Calderon, Bushra Hossain, Marieme Dembele, and Yamin Noor took third place in the Undergraduate Design Competition held at the ASME 2011 Summer Bioengineering Conference in Farmington, PA. >>
Pius J. Egbelu, PhD, professor of industrial engineering at Louisiana State University, has been appointed the new dean of the NJIT School of Management.  >>
Angela Calderon, Bushra Hossain, Marieme Dembele, and Yamin Noor, all students in NJIT's Biomedical Engineering Department, placed in the top 6 in the Undergraduate Design Competition held at the ASME Summer Bioengineering Conference. >>
Anthony D. Rosato, PhD, a professor in the department of mechanical and industrial engineering, will give a talk entitled "Microstructure Evolution in Tapped Monodisperse Sphere Packings via Discrete Element Simulations" on June 3 at the University of Trento and on June 7 at the Polytecnico di Milano. >>
NJIT Associate Professor Sergiu M. Gorun is leading a research team to develop a biologically-inspired catalyst, an active yet inert material.  >>
A panel discussion on "The Entrepreneurial Professor-New Opportunities for Women in Academia“ and a poster session featuring recent research advances by NJIT women faculty and graduate students will be presented at the Innovation and Collaboration Showcase on April 20, 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. in Eberhardt 112. >>
The Ronald E. McNair Program at NJIT will present the Twelfth Annual Research Symposium, an event that showcases the excellent research projects of McNair Scholars and their supporting faculty mentors, on April 8, 9-11:45 a.m. in the Campus Center Atrium. >>
Improving hospital performance, better emergency shelter and automated people-movers will number among the innovative projects and ideas that will be displayed at NJIT's upcoming Dana Knox Student Research Showcase.   >>
NJIT's Center for Communications and Signal Processing, directed by Yeheskel Bar-Ness, distinguished professor of electrical and computer engineering, works to develop the infrastructure to enable the next generation of wireless telecommunications. >>
Priscilla P. Nelson, PhD, professor in the NJIT Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering will receive a notable civil engineering award next month as a leader of the design and construction industry who has improved peoples' lives around the world. >>
Set your television dial tonight to Fox 5 News at 10:30 p.m. to watch NJIT's Treena Arinzeh in an interview explain to the nation the future of adult stem cells and her research, in particular. >>
The Winter 2011 issue of NJIT Magazine is now available on line. The issue's cover feature is “Seeing the Light,” which describes how NJIT researchers are expanding the boundaries of materials science at the National Synchrotron Light Source. >>
NJIT Distinguished Professor Philip R. Goode and the research team at Big Bear Solar Observatory (BBSO) have reported new insights into the small-scale dynamics of the Sun's photosphere. >>
Priscilla P. Nelson, PhD, a professor in the department of civil and environmental engineering at NJIT, has been selected by the American Society of Civil Engineers to receive the 2011 Henry L. Michel Award for Industry Advancement of Research.  >>
2010
The only way to learn if your water source has hexavalent chromium is to check with your public water supplier and request a water quality report, said NJIT Professor Taha Marhaba, a civil/environmental engineer.  >>
Long before Facebook introduced its hot new Social Graph app, researchers in the ADVANCE project at NJIT were pioneering the use of social network mapping to help women scientists and engineers supercharge their careers. >>
“Directed Self-Assembly of Vertical Nanotubes for Biosensors, Logic, and Nano-Biofuel Cells,” will be the focus of NJIT's exhibit today at the National Nanotechnology Innovation Summit 10, at the Gaylord Center in Washington, DC.   >>
NJIT's Director of Institutional Research Perry Deess has co-authored a new book answering an age-old question long troubling the most astute political scientists: Does jury service really promote civic engagement?   >>
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James Geller, PhD, professor in the NJIT's Department of Computer Science, 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. >>
Shanthi Gopalakrishnan, PhD, NJIT's Associate Dean in the School of Management, 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. >>
A delegation from Ningguo in the People's Republic of China will visit NJIT Nov. 18, 2010 to learn more about sustainable urban living and solar energy.  The delegation would like to transform Ningguo into China's “Solar City.”  The trip follows a visit this past July from an NJIT delegation led by Donald H. Sebastian, PhD, senior vice president for research and development, in which an agreement was signed with  city officials to help them achieve their solar goals. Ningguo is located in eastern China in the province of Anhui. The city has a population of 380,000. >>
The Graduate Student Association at NJIT will host their sixth annual Graduate Student Research Day on Nov. 4, 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. in the Campus Center Atrium. Jorge Cham, PhD, creator of the comic strip Piled Higher and Deeper (PhD), will be the keynote speaker. >>
Drew Terpenning and Shengyan Gao, graduate students in NJIT's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, received the 2010 New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) Outstanding Student in Transportation Award last week at the 12th Annual NJDOT Research Showcase at Rutgers University. >>
NJIT Humanities Professor and clarinetist David Rothenberg will perform with Charles Lindsay in The Electrosense of Paddlefish, a multimedia piece on water in the American West on Nov. 1 at 8 p.m. at the Frederick Loewe Theater, 35 West 4th St. (between Washington Square Park E. and Greene St.). Rothenberg was awarded the third annual NJIT Board of Overseers Excellence in Research Prize and Medal on October 6. >>
An expert in digital data forensics and information assurance, Yun-Qing Shi, a professor of electrical and computer engineering at NJIT, will number among 30 New Jersey inventors from eight companies and universities to be honored at the upcoming 2010 Thomas Alva Edison Patent Awards on Nov. 4. Hosted by the Research & Development Council of New Jersey, the ceremony and reception will take place at the Liberty Science Center.    >>
Khondaker M. Salehin, a PhD candidate in the ECE Department at NJIT, was the runner-up in the Student Poster Competition of the IEEE Sarnoff Symposium 2010 in Princeton. Salehin presented a scheme to measure link capacity and available bandwidth for wired networks. This work was developed in the Networking Research Laboratory under the supervision of Roberto Rojas-Cessa, PhD, an associate professor in NJIT's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.  >>
The Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority in the US Department of Health and Human Services has awarded Menssana Research Inc., a company with research facilities in the NJIT Enterprise Development Center, a contract for $4.2 million to develop a breath test for radiation exposure. If the contract is exercised with options, it could total $22.84 million.   >>
The exotic world of interspecies music was revealed yesterday when the third annual NJIT Excellence in Research Prize and Medal was bestowed upon David Rothenberg, PhD, a member of NJIT's faculty, best-selling author and acclaimed jazz clarinetist, by the NJIT Board of Overseers. "As an NJIT Overseer, I am especially appreciative of David's accomplishments in reaching out and building relationships with readers and listeners beyond what is generally considered the traditional boundary of academia," said NJIT Board of Overseers Chairman Emil Herkert. >>
Ian Lafond, a second-year PhD student in NJIT's Department of Biomedical Engineering, has received a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award for Individual Predoctoral Fellowship from the National Institutes of Health. This $142,000 award will support Ian's dissertation research in the lab of Associate Professor Sergei Adamovich over the next four years. >>
The Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) in the Department of Health and Human Services has awarded Menssana Research Inc., a company in the NJIT Enterprise Development Center, a contract for $4.2 million to develop a breath test for radiation exposure. >>
The exotic world of interspecies music will be revealed on Oct. 6, 2010 when the New Jersey Institute of Technology Excellence in Research Prize and Medal is bestowed upon David Rothenberg, a member of NJIT's faculty, best-selling author and acclaimed jazz clarinetist, by the NJIT Board of Overseers. “Harmonic Connections in Nature, Science and Music,” held at 5 p.m. at the Jim Wise Theater in Kupfrian Hall, will include a presentation by Rothenberg, PhD, professor of philosophy and music, on how and why music enables him to communicate with birds and whales—the subject of his two best-selling books.  >>
NJIT Professor of Humanities and interspecies music expert David B. Rothenberg, PhD, is on tour this week performing whale-related music throughout Finland, Sweden and Arctic Norway with Whale Kit, a group of electronic musicians from Russia. Rothenberg will receive the third annual NJIT Board of Overseers Excellence in Research Prize and Medal on October 6, 2010.  >>
Undergraduate students from the Heritage Institute of Technology in Kolkata, India, NJIT Ronald E. McNair scholars and graduate students from NJIT and Beijing, China, will present their summer research projects under the guidance of NJIT STEM faculty on July 28, 9:30-11:30 a.m. in the Campus Center Atrium. The symposium is the culminating event of their summer research efforts at NJIT for the visiting student scholars as well as the NJIT McNair Summer Research Institute participants. The symposium is open to NJIT faculty, staff and students as well as the general public.  >>
Treena Arinzeh, PhD, an associate professor in NJIT's Department of Biomedical Engineering, has been named a Career Awardee of the 2010 Coulter Foundation Translational Award for Biomedical Engineering. The award seeks to support biomedical research that is translational in nature, and to encourage and assist eligible biomedical engineering investigators to establish themselves in academic careers involving translational research.   >>
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. >>
“The Enterprise Development Center (EDC) at NJIT is still growing rapidly to be the largest high-tech business incubator in the USA with 95 portfolio companies, despite the tough economy! Entrepreneurs and individual initiatives in the EDC are working to help NJ solve economic growth problems and make NJ a state leading in technology development and the right place to live and work!,” said Jerry Creighton Sr., EDC Executive Director. >>
The NJIT Board of Overseers will present the third New Jersey Institute of Technology Excellence in Research Prize and Medal on October 6, 2010, to best-selling author and acclaimed clarinetist David B. Rothenberg, PhD. Through music and writing, Rothenberg, a professor of humanities at NJIT, explores the world of interspecies music. >>
Taha F. Marhaba, PhD, of Bridgewater, professor and chair of the department of civil and environmental engineering and director of the New Jersey Applied Water Research Center at NJIT, received the 2010 Distinguished Engineer Award from the Rutgers Engineering Society on May 17.  >>
Yeheskel Bar-Ness, PhD, of Marlboro, Newark College of Engineering Distinguished Professor in the electrical and computer engineering department at NJIT was selected as one of two recipients of the Communication Theory Technical Committee Service Award for 2009. >>
Donald H. Sebastian, PhD, senior vice president for research and development at NJIT, will be interviewed on My Nine News tonight at 11 p.m.    >>
As Earth Day approaches, you may want to hear more from Maurie Cohen, an associate professor at NJIT, who is one of a quartet of editors responsible for producing a special issue about sustainable consumption and production prepared for The Journal of Industrial Ecology (JIE). The papers of this online issue are freely downloadable at http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/123296535/issue. >>
Paul Rodriguez, of Harrison, a graduating senior at NJIT, received honorable mention at the NJIT Dana Knox Student Research Showcase on April 14, 2010, for his research project to develop a composite material made entirely from recycled glass and plastics as a replacement for concrete masonry blocks. >>
Brian Novello, of Rockaway Township,  a graduating fifth year student in the NJIT Bachelor of Architecture Degree Program, has received the third place bronze medal from NJIT for his inventive design to create docking stations in rivers to harness clean energy.  The honor was awarded at the NJIT Dana Knox Provost Research Day competition on April 14, 2010.  >>
Xiangxin Meng, of Edison, a doctoral student studying chemistry with chemistry professor Somenath Mitra at NJIT, received on April 14, 2010, the second-place bronze medal for her graduate entry “Polymer Films Containing Microparticles of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients for Oral Drug Delivery” at the NJIT Dana Knox Student Research Day Showcase.  >>
Jefferson A. Cuadra, of West New York, an undergraduate student at NJIT, received the first prize gold medal for his undergraduate project, “Destabilization of Pickering Emulsions Using Vibrations.”  The award was presented at the annual NJIT Dana Knox Student Research Showcase at NJIT on April 14, 2010.  >>
Graduating senior Tin Vo, of Jersey City, received the second-place silver undergraduate medal for his project, “Altering Substrate Specificity of a-Ketoglutarate Dehydrogenase for Chemical Synthesis,” from the NJIT Dana Knox Student Research Showcase competition on April 14, 2010. Professor Edgardo Farinas, PhD, was his advisor. >>
Yasmine Aly, of Bloomfield,  a doctoral candidate studying chemical engineering at NJIT received on April 14, 2010, the first-place gold medal for her graduate research project, “Aluminum-based Reactive Composite Powders” at the NJIT Dana Knox Student Research Showcase on April 14, 2010.  >>
Kenneth Gethard, of Fairfield, a doctoral student in environmental science at NJIT, received the second-prize silver medal for his graduate project “Desalinations Using Carbon Nanotube Enhanced Membrane Distillation.” His advisor was Somenath Mitra. The award was presented at the annual NJIT Dana Knox Student Research Showcase held April 14, 2010.  >>
Howard R. Baum, PhD, the Glenn L. Martin Professor in the Department of Fire Protection Engineering at the University of Maryland, will discuss "Simulating Fire Effects on Complex Building Structures" on April 19, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Guttenberg Information Technologies Center (GITC), Room 3730. The Mechanics Research Communications Elsevier Distinguished Lecture is co-sponsored by Elsevier and the NJIT Granular Science Laboratory. >>
The White House announced yesterday that New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) will receive more than $23 million of the $2 billion allocated by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 to achieve widespread meaningful use of health IT and facilitate use of an electronic health record (EHR) by every person by the year 2014. >>
Michael Ehrlich, PhD and William V. Rapp, PhD, professors in NJIT's School of Management, will discuss "Is Recognizing Asset Bubbles Really That Difficult?" at the NJIT-Sigma Xi Research Café on April 1, 4:30-6 p.m. in the Faculty Dining Area, 3rd Floor, NJIT Campus Center. The presentation will focus on the School of Management's current research project on recognizing the development and evolution of asset price bubbles including their usual origins and shifts in their characteristics. For information, contact Jay Kappraff at 973-596-3490 or at kappraff@adm.njit.edu. >>
NJIT received today from Apollo Solar Energy, Inc. a three-year, $1.5 million grant to establish a solar research center. >>
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. >>
Donald H. Sebastian, interim provost and senior vice president for research and development at NJIT, will be one of four panelists speaking tomorrow at the State House as part of the Life Sciences Trenton Day. The event is designed to create awareness of the importance to and impact on the state of the bio-pharma industry.   >>
NJIT's Information Systems Department, Office of Technology Development and the NSF-funded ADVANCE Project will co-sponsor an interdisciplinary, cross-sector seminar on text-mining and research networks on March 8, 11:30 am-1:30 p.m. (followed by discussion) in the GITC Building, Room 3710. "Automated Discovery of Emerging Online Communities and Research Networks: New Tools and Techniques from Academia and Industry" will feature presentations by Anatoliy Gruzd, PhD (pictured), assistant professor in the School of Information Management at Dalhousie University; and Sheldon Sloan, MD, MBE, vice president of policy, Johnson & Johnson Corporate Office of Science and Technology. Lunch will be provided. >>
Sergiu M. Gorun, PhD, associate professor of chemistry at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), was awarded a patent today for a novel composition of matter. “Functional Coating Compositions of Perfluoroalkyl Perfluoro-Phthalocyanine Compounds” (US Patent Number 7,670,684) discloses a new self-contained subclass of molecules. These new materials are comprised of organic scaffolds with metal centers, which can be applied as either an opaque or transparent hydrophobic coating. >>
Maurie Cohen, PhD, an associate professor in the Department of Chemistry and Environmental Sciences at NJIT, will discuss "Is It Futile To Pursue Economic Growth?" at the NJIT-Sigma Xi Research Café on March 4, 4:30-6 p.m. in the Faculty Dining Area, 3rd Floor, NJIT Campus Center. >>
Michael Jaffe, a research professor of biomedical engineering at NJIT, has received a patent for a chemical derived from sugar. This new material is a derivative of isosorbide and may be able to replace bisphenol A (BPA) in a number of consumer products, including the lining of tin cans. >>
NJIT Professor David Rothenberg, a prominent author and musician, will present in words, images and music his ideas about how evolution produces beauty, not only adaptation. The free talk, entitled “Whales, Birds and Why Nature Is Beautiful,” will be held Feb. 11, 4:30-6 p.m., in the faculty dining area on the third floor of the NJIT Campus Center. The public is invited and refreshments will be served. >>
NJIT Professor David Rothenberg, a prominent author and musician, will present in words, images and music his ideas about how evolution produces beauty, not only adaptation.  His evidence is the hard-to-explain qualities of bird song, whale song, and other unusual habits of various creatures. >>
2009
Rashi Jain, a doctoral candidate in applied mathematics at NJIT, is looking forward to a good new year, particularly when it comes to getting a job following graduation next May.  Jain, who is specializing in underwater acoustics, has high hopes for a good position, thanks to a new addition to her resume. >>
Donald H. Sebastian, provost (interim) and senior vice president for research and development at NJIT, will participate in a panel discussion at the “Best and Brightest” Forum on Medical Innovation today at the Liberty Science Center in Jersey City. Other panelists include Dick Gephardt, chairman of the Council for American Medical Innovation and former Missouri representative and House Majority Leader, and Bob Franks, president of the HealthCare Institute of New Jersey and former New Jersey representative. Sebastian will be speaking on related topics at the New Jersey Technology Council Regional Commercialization Conference on Dec. 10  in Wilmington, Del.  >>
NJIT Research Professor Reginald C. Farrow will discuss "Self-Assembled Carbon Nanotubes and Nanodevices" at the third installation of the NJIT-Sigma Xi Research Cafe on Nov.19, 4:30-6 p.m. in the Faculty Dining Area, 3rd Floor, NJIT Campus Center. For information, contact Jay Kappraff at 973-596-3490 or kappraff@adm.njit.edu. >>
The Graduate Student Association (GSA) at NJIT will present the Fifth Annual GSA Research Day-Fall 2009 on Nov. 11, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Campus Center Atrium. The event will showcase the research of NJIT graduate students to the academic community. Please visit http://gsa.njit.edu/researchday.htm for general guidelines and further details. >>
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.  >>
Dr. Donald Louria, Chair Emeritus, Dept. of Preventive Medicine and Community Health,  New Jersey School of Medicine, will discuss "The Societal Consequences of Creating Extraordinary Longevity and the Looming Medicare Catastrophe: A Systems Approach" at the second session of The Research Café on Oct. 20 at 4:30 p.m. in the Campus Center Faculty Dining Room (3rd floor). Dr. Louria will give a talk based on his new book, Rethink: A Twenty-first Century Approach to Preventing Societal Catastrophes. The talk is sponsored by the NJIT chapter of Sigma Xi, the national research honor society. Refreshments will be served and also can be purchased in the Pub or other Campus Center locations. Contact: Jay Kappraff at x3490. >>
All students (BS, MS and PhD) are invited to experience the spirit of innovation that drives biomedical engineering research in University Heights at NJIT's Biomedical Engineering Research Open House on Oct. 16, 2-4 p.m. in Fenster Hall, 6th Floor. Tour NJIT BME laboratories and see the work first-hand, meet with NJIT BME faculty who are leading these research programs, and much more.  >>
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. >>
Want to know more about getting productivity from your management team?  Then ask Jerry Fjermestad, an associate professor in NJIT's School of Management. Fjermestad has learned, based on earlier research that high-performing virtual management teams act differently than low-performing ones. >>
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 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. >>
Stem cell researcher Treena Livingston Arinzeh will discuss current stem cell applications at NJIT, including the regeneration of bone and cartilage for bone fracture and osteoarthritis treatments, spinal cord repair, and liver regeneration at NJIT's first Research Café.   >>
NJIT Biomedical Engineering Professor Treena Livingston Arinzeh, PhD will discuss "Stem Cells: Their Origins and Applications Being Explored at NJIT" at the opening session of The Research Café on Sept. 29 at 4:30 p.m. in the Faculty Dining area on the third floor of the Campus Center. Refreshments will be served and also can be purchased in the Pub or other Campus Center locations. Contact Jay Kappraff at x3490. >>
Jerry Fjermestad, of Orangeburg, NY, an NJIT professor who has focused his research on understanding how corporate leaders communicate better using computers, has received the NJIT Excellence in Research Award. The honor was awarded Sept. 2, 2009 at the University Convocation, an annual celebration.  Fjermestad is an associate professor in NJIT's School of Management. >>
NJIT Professor Dale Gary, PhD, of Berkeley Heights, an expert in solar radio data, was promoted to distinguished professor.   Gary examines the conditions under which solar radio bursts from distinct solar events can disrupt cellular telephone signals. >>
Frank Y. Shih, a professor of computer science at NJIT, who is a steganography expert and author of a reference book about image processing and mathematical morphology, has received the NJIT Excellence in Research Award. The honor was awarded Sept. 2, 2009 at the University Convocation, an annual celebration.  >>
Haimin Wang, of Livingston, an NJIT professor, whose work focuses on the physics behind space weather in order to predict unexpected and unwanted solar activities and their effect on Earth, has received the NJIT Excellence in Research Award. >>
Judith Sheft, of Westfield, associate vice president, technology development, in the office of research and development, received the Excellence in Service Award at NJIT's University Convocation, an annual celebration held on Sept. 2, 2009.   >>
Thirty-five students enrolled in the Ronald E. McNair Tenth Summer Research Institute, the NSF/REU Particle Research Center Programs, Heritage Institute of Technology in Kolkata, India and graduate students from the NJIT's Beijing, China Engineering Management Program will present their research at the third Summer Research Symposium on July 29, 9:30-11:45 a.m. in the Campus Center Atrium. The symposium is open to the public. >>
Kamalesh Sirkar, PhD, distinguished professor of chemical engineering at NJIT, and internationally-renowned expert in membrane separation technologies will be the recipient of the NJIT Board of Overseers Excellence in Research Prize and Medal.  The award presentation and lecture will take place Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2009, in Kupfrian Hall on the NJIT campus.  A reception will immediately follow. For more information, please click here. >>
Zeyuan Qiu, associate professor in the department of chemistry and environmental science at NJIT, will discuss "Protection of Critical Source Areas for Achieving Long-term Sustainability of Water Resources" on June 8, 2-3 p.m. (EST) as part of the Collaborative Science and Technology Network for Sustainability (CNS) webinar series. CNS is an EPA grant program offered through the National Center for Environmental Research (NCER) Science To Achieve Results (STAR) program that supports collaboration between science and engineering researchers and decision-makers to pursue regional sustainability. Call in: 866-299-3188; Passcode: 202-343-9759. Webinar access: http://portal.epa.gov/webconference; Conf. ID: 411720. Slides from the webinar series and the schedule of upcoming talks are posted on the CNS science connector page. >>
NJIT students aim to improve the quality of life in New Jersey and there is no better indication of the scope of these efforts than the remarkable range of student research projects entered in the recent annual Dana Knox Student Research Showcase. >>
Two NJIT undergraduates will attend an elite 11-week paid summer internship program sponsored by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Gaithersburg, MD. Some 150 students from universities throughout the nation will participate in the prestigious program which involves a rigorous acceptance process.  >>
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. >>
Undergraduate research projects by students from Newark College of Engineering, College of Computing Sciences and College of Science and Liberal Arts will be showcased at the NJIT Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program Tenth Annual Research Symposium on April 17, 9:15-11:45 a.m. in the Campus Center Atrium. The symposium is open to all of the NJIT community as well as the public. >>
Senior architecture students Robert Pietrocola and Joseph DiNapoli presented their research project entitled "Newark Bus Rapid Transit" today at The Dana Knox Student Research Showcase in the Campus Center Gallery. Previously known as the Provost's Student Research Showcase, the event was renamed this year to honor the legacy of the late Dana E. Knox, PhD, professor of chemical engineering and associate provost at NJIT. >>
More than two dozen of the best graduate and undergraduate research projects at NJIT will be on view at The Dana Knox Student Research Showcase on April 8, 1-3:30 p.m. in the Campus Center Gallery.   >>
Thirty-five NJIT faculty members and graduate students will present posters describing new research in a wide range of disciplines supported by the National Science Foundation-funded NJIT ADVANCE Program on March 30, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Campus Center Atrium. Speakers at the 2009 NJIT ADVANCE Research Showcase include: Donald Sebastian, PhD, interim provost and senior vice president for research and development at NJIT; Semahat Demir, PhD, NSF Biomedical Engineering Program Director; and Elizabeth Posillico, PhD, president and CEO, Elusys Therapeutics, Inc. >>
More than 300 people and 30 companies are expected to attend the sixth annual biomedical engineering showcase and career fair on March 13, 2009 at NJIT. The annual event, to be held from 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. in NJIT's Campus Center, unites industry professionals and academics interested in the applied-life sciences.    >>
“Long-range solid-state ordering and high geometric distortions induced in phthalocyanines by small fluoroalkyl group,” by lead author Sergiu M. Gorun, PhD, an associate professor in the department of chemistry and environmental science at NJIT, will be the cover article and artwork published in the Feb. 21, 2009 print edition of Dalton Transactions, An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry. >>
Allen Lee, PhD, a professor of information systems and associate dean for research and graduate studies in the School of Business at Virginia Commonwealth University, will discuss "A Scientific Basis of Rigor in Information Systems Research" on Feb. 16, 1-2 p.m. in the Guttenberg Information Technologies Center, Room 3720. >>
Kamalesh Sirkar, PhD, distinguished professor of chemical engineering at NJIT, and internationally-renowned expert in membrane separation technologies, has been named a Fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.  >>
NEC Foundation of America has awarded NJIT a $32,000 grant to support the dissemination and use of therapeutic video games to serve children with severe sensory and motor disabilities.  >>
Have a great idea or invention but don't know where to turn? Then consider yourself a candidate for an upcoming day of four workshops for first-time entrepreneurs sponsored by the NJIT Enterprise Development Center and the Alumni Association of NJIT. >>
NJIT's Office of Technology Development is hosting an 11-week series of webinars focused on commercialization of research (life science and engineering-based technology), on Wednesdays beginning Jan. 14–March 25, 1-2:30 p.m. in the Guttenberg Information Technologies Center 1403. Co-organized by the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation and the National Council of Entrepreneurial Tech Transfer, the course will discuss the practical business and legal issues that researchers need to understand to commercialize their research. Contact Judith Sheft, Associate Vice President Technology Development at 973-596-5825; sheft@njit.edu.            >>
2008
A new and better way to predict earthquakes and avalanches may soon be available to forecasters thanks to mathematical research underway at NJIT.   Using mathematical modeling, researchers are investigating how forces and pressures propagate through granular materials.  >>
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.  >>
NJIT's Enterprise Development Center (EDC) will host the Eighth Annual New Jersey Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)/Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Conference on Nov. 19 and Nov. 20. Companies will be reimbursed by the EDC for the attendance fee and will receive a free proposal review just for attending. Phase I (Proposal Development) and Phase II (Cost Proposal Preparation) program attendees will be eligible to receive a complimentary proposal critique by the Greenwood Consulting Group. Inc. within one year of the programs. For more information and online registration visit www.njsbdc.com/scitech. >>

KUDOS-November 2008

November 17, 2008
Congratulations to Theologos Homer Bonitsis, Christopher Funkhouser, and Elizabeth Avery-Gomez '07 and students Nilufa Rahim and Brian Novello on their recent accomplishments. >>
The Computer Science Research Committee at NJIT in conjunction with the Department of Information Systems is organizing a series of four talks titled "Funding Experiences in CCS" during the coming academic year. NJIT Professors Guiling (Grace) Wang, James Calvin and Michael Recce will share their experiences with obtaining funding on Nov. 19, 2:30-4 p.m. in the Guttenberg Information Technologies Center Rm. 3730. Donald Sebastian, PhD (at left), Senior Vice President for Research and Development at NJIT, will provide opening remarks.    >>
NJIT sustainability expert Deane Evans will provide an introduction to the basics of building green, high performance primary and secondary schools at a free seminar, open to the public, at NJIT. The talk, set for Nov. 19, 2008, at 3 p.m. in Kupfrian Hall Rm. 117, will include a review of the status of the NJ schools' construction program. >>
G.B. Giannakis, PhD a professor and the ADC Chair in Wireless Communications in the department of electrical engineering at the University of Minnesota, will discuss "Distributed Estimation Using Wireless Sensor Networks" on Nov. 14, 12:30–1:30 p.m. in the ECEC 202. The seminar will be presented by NJIT's Center for Wireless Communications and Signal Processing Research. >>
NJIT's Bruce Bukiet, a mathematician who has applied mathematical modeling techniques to elucidate the dynamics of scoring in baseball, has computed the probability of the Rays and Phillies winning the World Series now that the Rays have defeated the Boston Red Sox in the American League Championship Series. >>
The lecture by Jin Sun, PhD, professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Princeton University, scheduled for October 20 has been cancelled. >>
Everyone is going wireless and NJIT researchers stand at the forefront of that migration. To provide a wider window into the wireless world, NJIT  along with the New Jersey Technology Council (NJTC) will offer on Oct. 31, 2008, from 8 a.m. -1:30 p.m., “The Wireless World: Untethered Opportunities.”  Keynote speaker will be former Congressional representative, Steve Largent, of CTIA—The Wireless Association.  Corporate sponsors include AT&T, Verizon, Qualcomm, and T-Mobile. >>
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. >>
David Rothenberg, PhD, a professor in the NJIT Humanities Department, received at NJIT's recent annual awards convocation, NJIT's Excellence in Research Award. >>
Bruce Kirchhoff, PhD, of Maplewood, a distinguished professor in NJIT's School of Management, and a renowned expert in small business administration, received at NJIT's recent annual awards convocation, the Excellence in Research Award. >>
Zeynep Celik, PhD, a distinguished professor in the New Jersey School of Architecture, received at NJIT's annual awards convocation, NJIT's Excellence in Research Award. Celik teaches about the history of architecture and architectural criticism. >>
With a charge not to tear down Newark's older buildings, but to rehabilitate them, NJIT research professor Deane Evans, an architect and executive director of NJIT's Center for Architecture and Building Science Research will open Newark's Green Future Summit tomorrow morning at NJIT.  >>
The Department of Justice has awarded NJIT $254,889 to continue developing childproof child-safe gun technology. US Senators Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) and Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and US Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-08) earmarked the grant in last year's annual Congressional appropriation bill. >>
Deane M. Evans, FAIA, a research professor and executive director of the Center for Architecture and Building Science Research at NJIT, will provide welcoming remarks at Newark's Green Future Summit on Sept. 12-13 in the NJIT Campus Center. The two-day summit, which is free and open to the public, will highlight existing Newark sustainability initiatives and programs, present best practices from across the country, and offer an opportunity for participatory dialogue to chart priorities and next steps. Registration is required.  >>
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.  >>
Architects Deane M. Evans, FAIA, executive director of the Center for Architecture and Building Science Research at NJIT, and Christine Bruncati, RA, will be interviewed on a rebroadcast of NJN's Green Builders, which profiles green building pioneers who have taken the leap into making their part of the “built environment” a more energy-efficient and environmentally friendly place. Air times are June 1 at 11 p.m.; June 11 at 9 p.m.; and June 14 at 3 p.m. >>
Kodzovi Acolatse, a PhD student in the department of electrical and computer engineering, discussed "SCFDE Space Time Spreading (STS) Schemes in Multi-User DS-CSMA Wireless Communication” today at NJIT. Acolatse was one of eight doctoral students who presented their research at the annual Center for Wireless Communication and Signal Processing Research Day. >>
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.     >>
Tara L. Alvarez, PhD, associate professor in the department of biomedical engineering and director of NJIT's Vision and Neural Engineering Laboratory, was one of 12 Outstanding Women of Science recognized at the New Jersey Association for Biomedical Research (NJABR) 2008 Red Carpet Gala held on May 1 at the Bridgewater Manor in Bridgewater, NJ.  >>
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. >>
Donald H. Sebastian, PhD, senior vice president of research and development at NJIT, will discuss alternative ways to meet future energy needs with Rutgers researcher Paul Falkowski on NJN Public Radio this month via radio broadcast, live streaming, or podcast.  Hosted by NJN News Science Correspondent Patrick Regan, upcoming air times for Episode 2 of the "Sounds of Science" series are on April 26 at 3:30 p.m. and on April 30 at 9:30 p.m.      >>
Hats off to engineering excellence was the theme of the 2008 annual awards celebrating NJIT's Newark College of Engineering. Three New Jersey engineering executives were honored along with top students. >>
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.  >>
Consider that it may take less than a decade for pharmaceutical compounds now passing undetected through wastewater treatment plants to morph from a minor to a major public health issue, said NJIT researcher Taha F. Marhaba.  Marhaba, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, has been director of the New Jersey Applied Water Research Center at NJIT since 2002. >>
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.  >>
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.  >>
David Rothenberg, PhD, professor in the department of humanities at NJIT, will perform two one-man shows presenting his upcoming CD Whale Music and forthcoming book Thousand Mile Song (Basic Books) at the Garage Theatre's SoloFest on Jan. 13 at 3 p.m. at the Puffin Foundation and on Jan. 20 at 3 p.m. at the Garage Theatre on the Fairleigh-Dickinson Teaneck campus. Call 201-569-7710 for reservations or log on to www.garagetheatre.org. >>
2007
Andreas Acrivos, PhD, Albert Einstein Professor of Science and Engineering at The Levich Institute, City College of CUNY, will discuss “Rimming Flows within a Rotating Horizontal Cylinder and the Drag-out Problem in Film Coating” on Dec. 10 at 2:45 p.m. in Kupfrian Hall Room 117. The lecture is a joint seminar of the Otto H. York Department of Chemical Engineering at NJIT, the NSF Engineering Research Center and the NJ Center for Engineered Particulates at NJIT. >>
Black Enterprise magazine has named Treena Livingston Arinzeh, 37, one of “40 under 40” to watch in 2008. Arinzeh, an associate professor in NJIT's Department of Biomedical Engineering, has earned national recognition for her pioneering adult stem cell research to find ways to use biomaterials to re-engineer tissues. >>
Teh C. Ho, PhD, senior research associate at Corporate Research Laboratories, ExxonMobil Research & Engineering Co., will discuss “Kinetic Modeling of Hydrocarbon Processing” on Dec. 3 at 2:45 p.m. in Kupfrian Hall Room 117. >>
Central New Jersey voters can learn more tonight about stem cell research and the upcoming Nov. 6 referendum to fund stem research in New Jersey at the last of three statewide panel discussions.  Representatives of the state's major public research universities will be available from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at a question-and- answer session in the Hilton Hotel, 3 Tower Center Blvd, East Brunswick. >>
Central New Jersey voters can learn more tonight about stem cell research and the upcoming Nov. 6 referendum to fund stem research in NJ at the last of three statewide panel discussions. Representatives of the state's major public research universities will be available from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at a question-and-answer session in the Hilton Hotel, East Brunswick. “It is important for the voters to have the plain facts on stem cell research before they make up their minds on the referendum question,” said Donald H. Sebastian, PhD, senior vice president for research and development at NJIT, representing the Newark Institute for Regenerative Healthcare. >>
Certain home shapes and roof types can better resist high winds and hurricanes, according to a researcher at NJIT. Civil engineer Rima Taher, PhD, special lecturer in  NJIT's New Jersey School of Architecture, spent two years examining the findings of research centers that have studied the best designs, construction materials and methods needed to withstand extreme wind events and hurricanes. >>
The first completely electronic version of NJIT Magazine is now available on the NJIT Website at http://magazine.njit.edu. Featuring articles about leading-edge research at NJIT and other university and alumni news, the issue's new electronic format offers enhancements such as audio files with comments from President Robert A. Altenkirch, Senior Vice President for Research and Development Donald H. Sebastian, and Professor of Physics Dale Gary. Take our short survey. This digital spring NJIT Magazine is one of three 2007 issues, with the winter and fall issues being in the publication's traditional paper format. Everyone on the magazine's mailing list was sent a special postcard announcing the digital issue and asking that readers provide feedback about the digital version.“With many institutions publishing electronic magazines, we felt that it was time for NJIT to move in this direction and to evaluate reader response by publishing a digital issue this year,” said Jean M. Llewellyn, executive director of university communications. “The electronic format allows us to add exciting multi-media dimensions to a publication that has kept readers abreast of university and alumni news for nearly 50 years.” >>
Sunil Saigal, PhD, PE, has been appointed dean and distinguished professor with tenure in the department of civil and environmental engineering at Newark College of Engineering at New Jersey Institute of Technology. >>
Students at NJIT work side by side with professors on the university's most prominent research projects—projects that could lead to new technologies in fields such as biomedical engineering and cancer research. During the Third Annual Provost's Student Research Showcase on April 11, top students will illustrate that research with poster presentations, which will run from 1-4 p.m. in the Campus Center Atrium. The event is free and open to the public. >>
Wassim Jabi, PhD, an assistant professor in the New Jersey School of Architecture at NJIT, will lead a research team to apply the traditional studio model of teaching and learning to computing sciences. Earlier this month, the NSF announced support of the project with an 18-month, $200,000 grant. >>
High performance schools integrate the best in today's design strategies and building technologies. Even better, they make a difference in the way children learn. Deane Evans, FAIA, executive director of the Center for Architecture and Building Science Research at NJIT, numbers among the nation's top boosters for high-performance schools. >>
Jasneet Kaur, a senior at NJIT, is conducting research sponsored by a program in the department of mathematical sciences that could one day help scientists understand how cancer spreads. Kaur, a graduate of Fair Lawn High School, studies how a protein-- RhoA--changes the shape of cells. >>
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.  >>
The man who helped make wireless cell phones a must-have device for millions around the world recently received kudos and thanks from colleagues at the anniversary of the founding in 1986 of NJIT's Center for Wireless Communication and Signal Processing. The Center was the brainchild of visionary electrical engineer Yeheskel Bar-Ness, PhD, distinguished professor of electrical and computer engineering at NJIT. >>
Donald H. Sebastian, Sr. PhD, senior vice president for research and development at NJIT received the “Academia Award” from Strengthening the Mid-Atlantic Region for Tomorrow (SMART), at the organization's annual awards banquet held in Wilmington on Jan. 5, 2007. >>
More than 500 students representing 17 high schools and 17 middle schools in the state will travel to NJIT tomorrow to compete in the New Jersey Science Olympiad. NJIT will host the event for the first time this year and also is a co-sponsor with the Research and Development Council of New Jersey. NJIT faculty and staff will supervise and judge the 16 different events. >>
2006
Governor Jon Corzine signed groundbreaking legislation to fund construction of a major stem cell research facility at NJIT as well as complementary facilities in New Brunswick, Camden, Allendale, and Belleville. The legislation, which had been previously approved by the New Jersey State Senate and Assembly last week, allocates $50 million for construction of the NJIT facility in Newark. The bill will advance NJIT leadership in creating the Newark Institute for Regenerative Medicine, dedicated to creating technologies to translate basic research in stem cell science into practical and deliverable therapies for patients. >>
Igor Stanojev, a PhD student in the department of electrical and computer engineering, discussed "Optimal Design of a Multi-Antenna Process Point with Decentralized Power Control Using Game Theory” today at NJIT. Stanojev was one of several doctoral students who presented their research on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of NJIT's Center for Wireless Communication & Signal Processing Research (CWCSPR). >>
Francisco J. Artigas, PhD, director and senior scientist of the Meadowlands Environmental Research Institute, will present a seminar titled “High Resolution Remote Sensing of Wetland Environments” on Dec. 13 at 2:30 p.m. in GITC 3710. >>
Researchers at NJIT are leading an effort to improve water quality in the Neshanic River Watershed in Central New Jersey. “We all need clean water for drinking, recreation and other purposes,” said team leader Zeyuan Qiu, PhD, an assistant professor of environmental economics in the department of chemistry and environmental science at NJIT. “The grant will improve water quality in watershed communities by mapping out an integrative and comprehensive restoration plan.” >>
"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. >>
The Research and Development Council of NJ presented one of its highest awards this week to Kamalesh K. Sirkar, PhD, distinguished chemical engineering professor at NJIT. Sirkar, an internationally regarded expert in the field of membrane separation technologies, holds a total of 22 patents; he received the honor for his patent to remove volatile organic pollutants from waste gas streams produced from manufacturing processes before the toxic pollutants are released to the atmosphere. >>
Learn more about intellectual property law, specifically patents, trademarks and copyrights from two United States Patent and Trademark Examiners at a lecture sponsored by the Office of Research and Development at NJIT on Nov. 2 at 6 p.m. in the Guttenberg Information Technologies Center Rm. 1400. The event is open to the public. Refreshments will be served. >>
Bogdan Georgescu, PhD, of Siemens Research Labs will discuss "Database-Guided Segmentation of Anatomical Structures with Complex Appearance" on Oct. 4, 2:30-3:30 p.m., in the Guttenberg Information Technologies Center, Rm. 4415. >>
Kevin Russell, PhD, PE, a senior analyst at the US Army Research, Armament Engineering and Technology Center, will discuss "Design of Adjustable Five Bar Spherical Mechanisms for Motion Generation Using the Least Squares Method" on Sept. 27 at 1 p.m., Mechanical Engineering Center Rm. 224. >>
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. >>
In less than 20 minutes, researchers at NJIT can now seed, heat and grow carbon nanotubes in 10-foot-long, hollow thin steel tubing. “The work took us three years to develop and get right, but now we can essentially anchor nanotubes to a tubular wall. No one has ever done anything like this before,” said lead researcher Somenath Mitra, PhD, professor and acting chair of NJIT's Department of Chemistry and Environmental Science. >>
New Jersey's two largest public research universities have established an accelerated six-year physical therapy program leading to a BS degree from NJIT and a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree from UMDNJ. The program includes three years of undergraduate education at NJIT followed by three years of professional education in physical therapy at UMDNJ. >>
Durgamadhab Misra, PhD, a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at NJIT, will present an invited research talk on “Negative Bias Temperature Instability in TiN/Hf-silicate Based Gate Stacks" at Cornell University's 2006 Lester Eastman Conference On High Performance Devices on August 2-4. >>
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. >>
Ten college students from across the nation will spend the early summer at NJIT helping professors conduct research into computer networking and security. The students' 10-week stay at NJIT is supported by a three-year, $300,000 grant from the National Science Foundation. >>
Congressman Steve Rothman (D-NJ) presented two NJIT students with Congressional Certificates honoring their work on sustainable energy practices on May 10. The students, Ronnachai Tiyarattanachai and Shih-Yun Kuo, won a research grant through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's P3 (People, Prosperity, and the Planet) student design competition to complete one of their research proposals. >>
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Donald H. Sebastian, PhD, senior vice president of research and development at NJIT, was inducted into the New Jersey High-Tech Hall of Fame in the academic category. “It is a tremendous honor to be recognized by the members of New Jersey's high-tech community,” said Sebastian. >>
NJIT will be connected live to the IEEE Wireless Telecom Symposium on April 28, 12 noon-3 p.m. in GITC 1403. Through a dedicated messaging link, executives from Research in Motion, Motorola and Lucent Technologies will be available to answer questions from NJIT participants. Lunch and refreshments will be served. Please RSVP by April 25 to: Katia Passerini. >>
Six students at NJIT were cited for doing superior research projects that could one day lead to new technologies in fields such as biomedical engineering and cancer research. The students were honored during the Provost's Student Research Showcase, held April 12 at NJIT. >>
Students at NJIT work side by side with professors on the university's most prominent research projects—projects that could lead to new technologies in fields such as biomedical engineering and cancer research. During the Provost's Student Research Showcase on April 12, top students will illustrate that research with poster presentations, which will run from 1:15-3:45 p.m. in the Campus Center Atrium. The event is free and open to the public. >>
Kitchen chemistry is alive and well at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) as chemical researchers report cooking up a new and more water-soluble strain of carbon nanotubes.  An article about this work, “Rapidly Functionalized, Water-Dispersed Carbon Nanotubes at High Concentration,” appeared Jan. 11, 2006, in the Journal of the American Chemical Society. >>
Treena Arinzeh, PhD, an assistant professor of biomedical engineering who is one of the nation's leading stem cell researchers, has received two grants that will help her bring the promise of stem cell research a step closer to reality. >>
2005
Legislation that would place a $350 million bond proposal for stem-cell research on the ballot in November was approved by a New Jersey Senate panel yesterday positioning the bill for a vote by the full house during the lame-duck legislative session. The bill would boost the state's funding for labs for stem-cell and other biomedical research and allow for $50 million for a biomedical center to be established at NJIT. Donald H. Sebastian, PhD, senior vice president of research and development, and Robert A. Altenkirch, PhD, president, spoke yesterday on behalf of the expenditure. >>
NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch will discuss the recent stem cell research initiative on NJN News tonight. The interview will air at 6 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 11 p.m. >>
NJIT hosted a “Get Up, Stand Up!” rally on Oct. 26 in support of stem cell research awareness through a global research and education alliance. Along with NJIT, supporting institutions include the Center for Applied Genomics of the Public Health Research Institute, New Jersey Medical School-UMDNJ, Coriell Institute for Medical Research and the New Jersey Stem Cell Research & Education Foundation. >>
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.   >>
Treena Arinzeh, PhD, an adult stem cell researcher and Presidential Award winner from NJIT, is among an elite group of 88 young engineers attending the National Academy of Engineering's Frontiers of Engineering symposium, held Sept. 22-24 at the General Electric Global Research Center in Niskayuna, N.Y. >>
Menssana Research, located in the small business incubator program at NJIT, is seeking companies to license its federally-approved Heartsbreath test, a life-saving technology that determines whether patients with heart transplants are showing signs of rejecting their new heart. It is non-invasive and risk-free. The Enterprise Development Center at NJIT, which keeps new technology businesses alive and growing in New Jersey, operates the incubator program. >>
New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) played host this weekend to more than 250 leading experts in applied mathematics.  The researchers poured onto campus for an unusual three-day conference to discuss the frontiers of applied and computational mathematics.The National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Air Force Office of Special Research (AFOSR) provided funding. Other sponsors were NJIT, the Society of Math Biology and the Mathematical Biosciences Institute. NJIT's Department of Mathematical Sciences and Center for Applied Mathematics and Statistics organized the event. >>
The Albert Dorman Honors College has received a $10,000 grant from the Guidant Foundation that will fund student-research internships in the applied life sciences at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). >>
Thipnakarin Boomfueng (at left), a PhD student in environmental engineering, presented the results of her research project at the Provost's Student Research Day event on April 13, 2005 in the NJIT Campus Center. Her poster presentation was one of 47 undergraduate and graduate student research projects on display representing a wide array of fields and topics including biomedical and pharmaceutical engineering; telecommunications and signal processing; solar research; and nanotechnology. "The students whose work was chosen for today's event should be congratulated for the quality and effectiveness of their work," said Urs Gauchat, interim provost. "The often spectacular efforts make one believe that the future of research is in good hands. It also reinforces the belief that NJIT provides a fertile environment for creative endeavors." >>
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More than 40 undergraduate and graduate students will unveil the results of their research projects on April 13, 2005, when NJIT hosts Provost's Student Research Day, 1-5 p.m. in the Campus Center Atrium. The students' research spans a wide array of fields and topics including biomedical and pharmaceutical engineering; telecommunications and signal processing; solar research; and nanoparticles, nanostructures and nanotechnology. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Dana Knox, interim associate provost at 973-596-5287 or by email: dana.e.knox@njit.edu. >>
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Treena Arinzeh, PhD, assistant professor of biomedical engineering at NJIT, is researching the use of stem cells to induce bone repair. One day soon, as a result of her research, patients could be treated with off-the-shelf stem-cell therapies instead of drugs. Arinzeh has pushed the basic science of stem cells forward and, with her latest research on bone repair, is taking it yet another step >>
Shawn Chester, a mechanical engineering major, has graduated from the Albert Dorman Honors College at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) with record of academic excellence and having done award-winning research. >>
2004
Dimitrios Zarkadas, a doctoral candidate in chemical engineering at NJIT, received a graduate student research award from the Separations Division of the American Institute of Chemicals Engineers (AIChE) earlier this month at the organization's annual convention in  Austin, Texas. Kamalesh K. Sirkar, PhD, distinguished professor of chemical engineering, was also honored as Zarkadas' dissertation advisor. >>
In a fifth-floor laboratory at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), research assistant Renee Cataneo is holding the day's collection of human exhalations sent to Menssana Research, based at NJIT.  Cataneo's job is to analyze the results.  Just as a Breathalyzer detects drunk drivers, a Menssana process detects illness. >>
Menssana Research, a tenant in the Enterprise Development Center, an incubator program at NJIT for young businesses, was named by the Wall Street Journal as the second runner-up in the biotechnology and medical category of the publication's annual technology innovation awards. >>
Treena Livingston Arinzeh, PhD, an assistant professor of biomedical engineering at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) whose research has proven the potential of adult stem cell research to help patients suffering from spinal cord injuries and related diseases, will receive an Outstanding Women in Research Award from The New Jersey Association for Biomedical Research (NJABR), Union. >>
Treena Livingston Arinzeh, PhD, assistant professor of biomedical engineering at NJIT and a recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, received a letter of recognition from Congressman Donald M. Payne for her achievements in the field of adult stem cell research. >>
"Stem cell biology is one of the greatest revolutions in bio-medicine," Ira Black, MD, told 350 listeners at a forum on stem cell research held at NJIT on Oct. 18. Treena Livingston Arinzeh, PhD, NJIT assistant professor of biomedical engineering and a recent recipient of the 2003 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, described how her studies point the way to "off the shelf" therapies for broken bones and spinal cord injuries. Black and Arinzeh's presentation was the second in NJIT's new Technoogy and Society Forum Series. >>
A recent graduate and a current doctoral candidate in chemical engineering at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) will receive graduate student research awards of $300 each from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). The awards will be presented in early November at the organization's annual convention in Austin, Texas. >>
NJIT hosted students enrolled in the NASA Summer High School Apprenticeship Research Program (SHARP) in science and engineering, three of whom are working one-on-one with faculty in the Department of Mechanical Engineering this summer. The faculty mentors are: Dr. Edward L. Dreyzin, professor; Dr. Boris Khusid, associate professor; and Dr. Chao Zhu, associate professor.  >>
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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. >>
The Committee on Space Research (COSPAR) will present the William Nordberg Medal for space science to Louis J. Lanzerotti, distinguished professor of physics at NJIT, on July 19, 2004. 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). The Nordberg Medal is awarded to a scientist who has made a distinguished contribution to the application of space science in a field covered by COSPAR. >>
If you're interested in learning how to improve a golf swing, create a better baseball bat or combat sepsis, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) is the place to be.  More than 200 mathematicians and scientists will attend NJIT's first international research conference May 21-22.  The event will shed light on 40 unusual and important research activities such as the ones above.  Conference sponsors are NJIT's Department of Mathematical Sciences and the Center for Applied Mathematics and Statistics. >>
Trent Ward, a senior majoring in mechanical engineering at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) recently won two awards for academic excellence and research. >>
Shawn Chester, a senior majoring in mechanical engineering at New Jersey Institute of technology (NJIT), has won three awards for academic excellence and research. Chester, 21, of North Caldwell, received the NJIT Alumni Association Student Recognition Award, given annually to a student whose research at NJIT shows great promise >>
2003
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. >>
When the Voyager I space craft was launched more than 26 years ago, it carried an instrument designed to analyze the charged particles it encountered in space. That included particles around the outer planets Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Pluto as well as those in the interplanetary medium. >>
A graduate student at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) is doing research on the detection of biological warfare agents for Sandia National Laboratories, the government lab that develops technologies to protect national security. >>