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2009
NJIT researchers are at work on many scientific and technological frontiers. The National Science Foundation has recently provided support that totals nearly $4.3 million for the diverse efforts of the following investigators under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. >>
NJIT's Bruce Bukiet, a mathematician who has applied mathematical modeling techniques to elucidate the dynamics of run scoring in baseball, has computed the probability of the Yankees and Phillies winning the World Series. He also has computed the most deserving of Major League Baseball's prestigious 2009 Most Valuable Player (MVP) and Cy Young awards. >>
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. >>
NJIT's new 1.6-meter clear aperture solar telescope—the largest of its kind in the world—is now operational.  The unveiling of this remarkable instrument—said to be the pathfinder for all future, large ground-based telescopes—could not have come at a more auspicious moment for science.  This year marks the 400th anniversary of Galileo's telescope that he used to demonstrate that sunspots are indeed on the Sun.  >>
The C2PRISM Project, a grant project at NJIT funded by the National Science Foundation, is organizing a Career Day  for approximately 250 Newark high school students on May 11, 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. The event, which will be held in the Student Center Ballroom A, Architecture Gallery, GITC Room 3720, and the Campus Center Atrium, will showcase the various mathematics and science careers relevant to the eight NJIT PhD fellows who participated in the project.   >>
Image Processing and Mathematical Morphology: Fundamentals and Applications (CRC Publisher, 2009), a new reference book by NJIT computer science professor Frank Y. Shih offers a comprehensive overview of morphological mechanisms and techniques and their relation to image processing. More than merely a tutorial on vital technical information, the book places this knowledge into a theoretical framework. Morphology is the identification, analysis and description of  the structure of words. >>
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. >>
The newly-established Academy of Geo-Professionals, established by the American Society of Civil Engineers, will induct NJIT professor of civil engineering Priscilla Nelson, PhD, the former provost, into its inaugural class on March 18, 2009.  >>
Kwabena A. Narh, PhD, associate chair and undergraduate advisor for the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department, presented a poster at the National Science Foundation Engineering Education Awardees Conference held in Reston, VA from Feb. 1-3. The title of his poster was “Outcomes and Lesson Learnt at the REU-site on Engineered Nano-Composite Particulate Materials.” Narh also recently presented a paper titled “Influence of Deagglomeration States of Carbon Nanotubes on the Thermal and Mechanical Properties of Nanocomposites” at AsiaNaNo 2008, the 2008 Asian Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology.  >>
Robert K. Prud'homme, PhD, professor and director of the Program in Engineering Biology at Princeton University, will discuss "Next Generation Nano Carriers for Multifunctional Drug Delivery, Imaging, and Targeting-How Do We Make Them?" on Feb. 23 at 2:45 p.m. in Kupfrian Hall Rm. 205. The Otto H. York Department of Chemical, Biological and Pharmaceutical Engineering Graduate Seminar is presented by the NSF-ERC for Structured Organic Particulate Systems (C-SOPS) at NJIT. Contact: R. Dave, dave@njit.edu, (973) 596-5860. >>
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.            >>
Nirwan Ansari, of Montville, a professor in the department of electrical and computer engineering at NJIT, has received two notable honors. The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) has named him a Fellow for his contributions to broadband networks and communications. Ansari also received an award from the IEEE member and geographic activities board. >>