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"Computational Chemistry Analysis of Semiconductor Substitution into Zeolite Catalysts" is the topic of a seminar by Preeti Kamakoti, PhD, of ExxonMobil Research and Engineering on Dec. 12 at 11:30 a.m., Tiernan Hall, Rm. 373. >>

KUDOS-December 2006

December 01, 2006
Lev N. Krasnoperov, PhD, a professor in the department of chemistry and environmental science at NJIT, in collaboration with Jingping Peng and Paul Marshall of the University of North Texas, has made an important advancement in the theory of reactions that exhibit negative apparent activation energies. In their paper entitled "Modified Transition State Theory and Negative Activation Energies of Simple Metathesis Reactions: Application to the Reaction CH3+HBr --> CH4 + Br" that appeared in the Journal of Physical Chemistry (March 2006), they developed a modified transition state theory (MTST) for such reactions, which explained the "negative temperature dependences" and provided quantitative agreement with the experiment. The controversy surrounding "simple metathesis reactions" that exhibit negative apparent activation energies has been an issue in chemical kinetics for about 20 years. The works of Dr. Krasnoperov, Peng and Marshall are an important contribution in understanding of the phenomenon and may also further provide support for the accurate determination of energies of chemical bonds based on kinetic measurements. >>
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.” >>

KUDOS-November 2006

November 01, 2006
NJIT Chemistry Professor Receives Pro Bono Award from NJACS
Sanjay Malhotra, PhD, an assistant professor in the department of chemistry and environmental science, has received the 2006 Pro Bono Award from the North Jersey Section of the American Chemical Society (NJACS). The award recognizes a special commitment to motivating high-school students to pursue careers in the chemical sciences and contributing to NJACS activities.IS Professor Receives Grant for Improvisation in Emergency Response
David Mendonca, PhD, an associate professor in the department of information systems, is the principal investigator on a three-year, $710,000 grant, "Agents of Change: Improvisation in Emergency Response: Linking Cognition, Behavior and Social Interaction."   SOM Professor Participates in International Informatics Forum
Katia Passerini, PhD, an assistant professor in the School of Management, helped to organize and lead the scientific program of the 2006 International Informatics Forum on Knowledge Management sponsored by the University of Tunis-Carthage in Tunis. >>
Guido Pez, PhD, chief scientist at Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. Materials Research Center, will discuss "Hydrogen Storage in the Context of a Liquid Carrier Infrastructure" on Oct. 17 at 11:30 a.m., Tiernan Hall Rm. 373. >>
"Microbes, Minerals and Arsenic" is the topic of a lecture by Lily Y. Young, PhD, a professor in the department of environmental sciences at Rutgers University in New Brunswick on Oct. 11 at 11:30 a.m., Tiernan Hall Rm. 373. >>
Edgardo Farinas, PhD, assistant professor in the department of chemistry and environmental science at NJIT, will discuss "Proteins Designed to Order" on Oct. 4 at 11:30 a.m., Tiernan Hall Rm. 373. >>
“What I think they were talking about today were liquid explosives based on nitroglycerines,” said Daniel Watts. Watts, a professor in the department of chemistry and environmental science at NJIT, is among five NJIT scientists and specialists available through Aug. 14, 2006, to discuss on the phone or in person the science and more of the thwarted terrorist plot in London. >>
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. >>

KUDOS-August 2006

August 01, 2006
Thirty Albert Dorman Honors College Students and Assistant Dean Inducted Into Phi Eta Sigma
Thirty Albert Dorman Honors College students were inducted into the Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society at NJIT, which recognizes outstanding academic achievement among members of the freshman class. In addition, Shane Y. Williamson, assistant dean for academics, was inducted as an honorary member for her assistance to Honors College freshmen. NJIT Chemistry Professor Presents Research at International Symposium
Dr. Lev N. Krasnoperov, a professor in the department of chemistry and environmental science at NJIT, in collaboration with Jingping Peng and Paul Marshall of the University of North Texas, has made an important advancement in the theory of reactions that exhibit negative apparent activation energies. In their paper entitled "Modified Transition State Theory and Negative Activation Energies of Simple Metathesis Reactions: Application to the Reaction CH3+HBr -> CH4 + Br," which appeared in the Journal of Physical Chemistry Analysis in March 2006, they developed a modified transition state theory (MTST) for such reactions that provided quantitative agreement with the experiment.  In addition to the published journal article, Dr. Krasnoperov recently presented this research at the 19th International Symposium on Gas Kinetics in Orleans, France, July 22-27, 2006. >>
The Department of Chemistry and Environmental Science at NJIT will host an Ionic Liquids Conference on July 13, 10 a.m.-3  p.m. in the Campus Center. Contact: Sylvana Brito at 973-596-5241. >>
Carol Venanzi, PhD, a distinguished professor in the department of chemistry and environmental science at NJIT, will discuss “Mathematical Modeling of Drugs To Treat Cocaine Abuse” on April 25 at 4 p.m., Cullimore Hall, Room  611. >>
Christopher Obropta, PhD, an assistant professor of watershed management at Rutgers University, will discuss "A New Watershed Management Approach: Water Quality Trading" on March 1, 11:30 a.m., 373 Tiernan Hall. >>
Tagged: chemistry
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. >>

KUDOS - January 2006

January 03, 2006
Cohen Receives AT&T Faculty Fellowship AwardMaurie Cohen, PhD, an assistant professor in the department of chemistry and environmental science, received an Industrial Ecology Faculty Fellowship award from the AT&T Foundation.  NJIT's Communications Group Receives Awards for Exemplary WorkThe online Newsroom sponsored by NJIT, which is available for both public and internal viewing, has won an Apex Award from Communications Inc. of Virginia, and a gold award from MarCom Creative Awards, of Texas. The university's 2003-2004 annual report received a commendation for non-traditional design from the International ARC Awards.  >>