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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. >>

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. >>

KUDOS October 2006

October 01, 2006
Professor Emeritus To Receive Mathematics Prize from National Cultural AssociationVladislav Goldberg, PhD,  professor emeritus in the department of mathematical sciences, will receive the Mathematics Prize for 2006 from the National Cultural Association at an awards ceremony in November in Reggio Calabria, Italy.Professor Named Associate Editor of International JournalPaul G. Ranky, PhD, a professor in the department of industrial engineering, was named associate editor of Assembly Automation, a well-established international journal by Emerald Publishers in the UK.Alumna Named To Who's Who of American WomenRita Thornton, PhD, who received her doctorate in environmental science from NJIT and was the graduate student speaker at the May 2006 commencement ceremony, was selected to be in the 2007 edition of Who's Who of American Women.Architecture Professor Appointed Assistant Editor of Multi-Volume Series on US BuildingsGabrielle Esperdy, assistant professor at New Jersey School of Architecture, has been named assistant editor of the Buildings of the United States, a multi-volume series sponsored by the Society of Architectural Historians, and appointed to the Editorial Board of the Journal of Architectural Education, published by the Associate of Collegiate Schools of Architecture. She also received a grant from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts for her continuing research on "The Architectress in United States: Perceptions and Realities of Women in Practice Since WWII." >>

KUDOS-September 2006

September 01, 2006
NJIT has promoted one faculty member to the rank of distinguished professor, six to the rank of professor and 13 to the rank of associate professor with tenure.

PROMOTED TO DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR

Rajesh Dave
Chemical Engineering

PROMOTED TO PROFESSOR

Asokan Anandarajan
Management Lisa Axe
Civil & Environmental Engineering Timothy Chang
Electrical & Computer Engineering Steven I-Jy Chien
Civil & Environmental Engineering Nancy Jackson
Chemistry & Environmental Science Burt Kimmelman
Humanities

PROMOTED TO ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR WITH TENURE

Tara Alvarez
Biomedical Engineering Treena Arinzeh
Biomedical Engineering Maurie Cohen
Chemistry & Environmental Science Christopher Funkhouser
Humanities Chengjun Liu
Computer Science Ronfang (Rachel) Liu
Civil & Environmental Engineering Neil Maher
Federated History David Mendonca
Information Systems Cyrill Muratov
Mathematical Sciences Vincent Oria
Computer Science Marguerite Schneider
Management Darius Sollohub
Architecture Jian Yang
Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering >>

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. >>

KUDOS-June 2006

June 01, 2006
Distinguished Professor Named Inventor of the YearYeheskel Bar-Ness, PhD, a distinguished professor at NJIT, was named an Inventor of the Year by the New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame. Bar-Ness was cited for his inventive research in the area of electrical and computer engineering at an awards luncheon at NJIT.NJIT Mathematician and Geometry Expert Lauded for WorkVladislav Goldberg, PhD, a distinguished professor in the department of mathematical sciences at NJIT and an expert in web geometry, was honored last month for a lifetime of scholarship. The International Geometry in Odessa Conference in Ukraine lauded the mathematician during a multi-day conference.     >>

KUDOS-May 2006

May 01, 2006
NJIT Provost Named Honorary Member by ASCEPriscilla P. Nelson, PhD, provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at NJIT, was elected an Honorary Member by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Board of Direction. Honorary Members are those who have demonstrated achievement and contributed noteworthy services in any field of endeavor who have adhered to high standards of conduct, and whose efforts have benefited their communities, the nation and humanity. The Class of 2006 of 11 Honorary members will be inducted during the ASCE Annual Conference in October.Graduate Student Awarded a 2006 SPIE Educational Scholarship  Aysegul Ergin, a doctoral student in biomedical engineering at NJIT, was awarded an  Educational Scholarship in Optical Science & Engineering by SPIE-The International Society for Optical Engineering. The Scholarship Committee selected Ergin for her potential long-range contribution to the field of optics and photonics. Student Places Third in First Annual Electronic Trading Olympiad Yanzhi Bai, a graduate student in the College of Computing Sciences at NJIT, placed sixth in the first annual Electronic Trading Olympiad sponsored by the Interactive Brokers Group (IBG). IBG created the Olympiad to highlight the growing need for engineers and computer science professionals in the financial services industry.   >>

KUDOS-April 2006

April 01, 2006
NJIT Students Take First and Third Place in ASME Mechanical Engineering CompetitionNJIT continued its run of success at the annual American Society of Mechanical Engineers Regional Student Conference on April 1, 2006 at Fairleigh Dickinson University. For the eighth time in the last eleven years, NJIT mechanical engineering students captured first place in the National Student Design Contest. The design involved the development of a prototype device for cast fishing for a quadriplegic using sip and puff technology. The winning team of John Kurdyla and Alejandro Perez will represent ASME Region II at the International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE) in Chicago in November. NJIT's team of Eric Jakubik and Eric Shapiro also honored the university with a third-place finish in the contest. >>

KUDOS

March 01, 2006
Assistant Librarian Accepted to Prestigious Frye Leadership InstituteJim Robertson, assistant University librarian, has been selected in a national competition to attend the 2006 Frye Leadership Institute to be held June 4-16, in Atlanta, GA. The Frye Leadership Institute exists to develop creative leaders to guide and transform academic information services for higher education in the 21st century.  >>
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Kudos-February 2006

February 01, 2006
Architecture Professor Named to Rutgers Redesign Competition Jury
Darius Sollohub, an assistant professor in the New Jersey School of Architecture, has been named to a panel of experts that will judge the international competition to redesign Rutgers University's College Avenue campus. The panel will evaluate and rank design concepts submitted by five teams of accomplished architecture and landscape firms.Professor Named IEE Professional Review Interviewer
Paul G. Ranky, PhD, a professor in the IME and IT Departments, became a Professional Society Membership Reviewer: IEE Professional Review Interviewer for East Coast, USA (appointed by the IEE [UK], The Institution of Electrical Engineers, incorporating the Institution of Production Engineers, London, UK).Assistant Librarian Accepted to Prestigious Frye Leadership Institute
Jim Robertson, assistant University librarian, has been selected in a national competition to attend the 2006 Frye Leadership Institute to be held June 4-16, in Atlanta, GA. The Frye Leadership Institute exists to develop creative leaders to guide and transform academic information services for higher education in the 21st century. >>

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.  >>