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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.  >>
Shabnam Darjani, a PhD candidate in the department of civil and environmental engineering at NJIT, received a student participation grant to attend a national conference organized by the National Science Foundation.  >>
CoAD Assistant Professor Matt Burgermaster's design for a prefabricated home in Buffalo, NY is featured in an article in the Journal of Architecture Education, Issue 64:1. This project, called the Ice Cycle house, features a series of innovative building solutions to sustainable living in northern climates.  >>
Dorairaja Raghu, PhD, professor in NJIT's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, received the Excellence in Upper Division Undergraduate Instruction Award on Sept. 15, 2010 at the NJIT University Convocation, an awards ceremony with a special welcoming ceremony for the freshman class. >>
Nancy L. Jackson, PhD, professor in NJIT's Department of Chemistry and Environmental science, will discuss "Aeolian Sediment Transport on Managed Coastal Systems" on Nov. 29, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Guttenberg Information Technologies Center 3710. Jackson will present results of a two-year field investigation to assess differences in sediment transport across backshore and foredune environments in New Jersey that are managed for shore protection with those that are allowed to evolve naturally. >>
Roumiana Petrova, PhD, lecturer in NJIT's Department of Chemistry and Environmental Sciences, received the Excellence in Instruction by a University Lecturer on Sept. 15, 2010 at the NJIT University Convocation, an awards ceremony with a special welcoming ceremony for the freshman class. >>
Sima Bagheri, PhD, a professor of civil and environmental engineering at NJIT, has been selected to participate in the 8th Annual National Academies Keck Futures Initiative (NAKFI) Conference, "Seeing the Future with Imaging Science," Nov. 17-19, 2010, in Irvine, California. Bagheri's contribution is entitled “The Impact of Global Change on Nearshore Water Quality – A Remote Sensing Approach.”    >>
Hans Thomann, PhD, senior scientific advisor at the ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company, will discuss "Energy in the 21st Century" on Nov. 17 at 11:30 am in Tiernan 373. For more information, contact Haidong Huang, 973-596-3576.  >>
Maurie J. Cohen, PhD, associate professor and director of the environmental policy studies program at NJIT, was invited to give the keynote address on "The New Political Economy of Economic Growth" at the Pace Institute for Environmental and Regional Studies Conference on the Environment on Nov. 5.   >>
The NJIT Steel Bridge Team recently participated in the New Jersey Science and Engineering Festival at Clifton High School. "How to Engineer a Bridge" was the theme of their display, which featured designing a virtual bridge with software and then load testing it with an animated truck as well as a "Paper Bridge Challenge" where students created a bridge from one sheet of copy paper that had to support 100 pennies. >>
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. >>
Zhanlu Zhang, PhD, associate professor of land use planning and management in the Department of Land Management, School of Public Administration, Renmin University in Beijing, China, will present a seminar on "Land Use Policy and Farmland Consolidation in China" on Oct. 19 at 11:30 a.m. in 373 Tiernan Hall. The seminar is hosted by NJIT's Department of Chemistry and Environmental Science. >>
Historians usually depict the space race of the 1960s and 1970s as a pitched technological battle between Cold War political rivals. Yet while U.S. and Soviet spacecraft forced the world to look upward towards the Moon, they also, quite ironically, encouraged citizens across the globe to gaze back down at “spaceship Earth” with a newfound environmental awareness.  >>
Each year since 2005, colleges and universities across the United States have recognized September as National Campus Safety Awareness Month. Following the ninth anniversary of 9/11, higher education institutions continue to work collaboratively to improve the safety and security of students, faculty, staff and guests on their campuses by sharing information regarding policies and strategies to consistently maintain safe campuses throughout the State. >>
Jay N. Meegoda, an expert in geo-environmental engineering and a professor in the NJIT Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering has been named a Fellow by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).  Geo-environmental engineers apply basic geological and hydrological science, including soil and rock mechanics and groundwater hydrology, to any number of different environmental problems. >>
Jay N. Meegoda, PhD, PE, a professor in the department of civil and environmental engineering at NJIT, has been named a Fellow by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). The ASCE awards fellowships to civil engineers who have made significant technical or professional contributions to the profession, hold a P.E. license, and have at least 10 years of exceptional, responsible engineering experience gained while at member grade in ASCE. >>
NJIT will launch this fall a new 12-credit graduate certificate in sustainability policy and environmental management. The program will require students to complete four courses. Maurie Cohen, PhD, associate professor in the department of chemistry and environmental science, will be the program coordinator. >>
Sergiu M. Gorun, PhD, an associate professor in the department of chemistry and environmental science at NJIT, was part of a team that presented their research this spring at the 43rd Annual International Meeting of the Electron Spin Resonance Spectroscopy Group of the Royal Society of Chemistry in Cardiff, UK. Gorun's team members included Hans Moons and Sabine van Doorslear, both of the Department of Physics at the University of Antwerp in Belgium and Lukasz Lapok of NJIT. Moons presented the work of the team entitled "CW and Pulsed EPR Characterization of Soluble Metal Phthalocyanines Lacking C-H bonds," which won the JEOL Prize>>
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.  >>
When Kate Boardman, of Montclair, and Paul Rodriguez, of Harrison, march at NJIT's upcoming May 17 graduation at the Prudential Center, their minds may wander to memories of their work as fledgling mechanical engineers  removing bacteria from drinking water and halting water-borne illnesses in a poor Haitian village. Working under the auspices of Engineers Without Borders (EWB), the two made several visits there over the past two years.  >>
A special issue of The Journal of Industrial Ecology (JIE) co-edited by Maurie Cohen, an associate professor at NJIT, was cited today in a blog by Rob Walker, who writes the "Consumed" column for the Sunday New York Times Magazine. The special issue was published as Volume 14 Issue 1 (January/February 2010). The papers of the online issue are freely downloadable.  >>
Each year, the NJIT Newark College of Engineering (NCE) gives the Innovation in Design Award to an engineering student who excels as a designer. This year, Giancarlo Fricano, of Bridgewater, a senior whose design skills twice helped the NJIT Steel Bridge Team capture first place in regional competitions, received it. >>
NJIT civil engineering students have for the fifth straight year taken first-place honors at the annual Metropolitan New York Region Steel Bridge Competition this past weekend. Some 25 students–including many seniors–will work past NJIT's May 17, 2010 commencement to ready the 20-foot-long model steel bridge for the next step.  >>
The ASCE Student Chapter at NJIT received first place in every competition that they entered at this weekend's 2010 Metropolitan Regional Conference held at FDU in Teaneck. Beginning on Friday evening, undergraduate civil engineering student Luz Zidziunas won the the Mead Technical Paper Competition for her paper "Ethics and the Engineer of 2025." On Saturday, NJIT's Steel Bridge Team again emerged as champions of the Regional AISC/ASCE Student Steel Bridge Competition. Under the highly able leadership of their advisors (Professors John Schuring, Alan Slaughter and Anthony Massari) and co-captains Tien Tran and Giancarlo Fricano, the NJIT team also placed first in every single scoring category including Structural Efficiency, Construction Economy, Stiffness, and Aesthetics. The team now advances to the Steel Bridge Nationals, which will be held at Purdue University on Memorial Day Weekend.  >>
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. >>
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.  >>
Matthew Young, of Collingswood, received the Outstanding Senior Award in Civil and Environmental Engineering at the 12th Annual Salute to Engineering Excellence sponsored by NJIT's Newark College of Engineering (NCE).  The event was held March 25, 2010 at NJIT.  >>
Students in the Department of Engineering Technology's Concrete Industry Management (CIM) program received a special invitation from The Port Authority of NY and NJ to view $23 billion of construction at the New York World Trade Center site. Mohamed Mahgoub, assistant professor in the Department of Engineering Technology and Allyn Luke in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering accompanied the students last week to the construction site, where they had the opportunity to ask questions about the project and job opportunities as they viewed the onsite mixing and testing of concrete.  >>
Civil engineering junior Keith Corkery, of Fair Lawn, will receive the 2010 Sol Seid Award for Excellence from the New Jersey Professional Engineers in Construction on April 9 at a dinner dance in Belleville. Nominated by Civil and Environmental Engineering Professor Taha Marhaba, Corkery was chosen to receive the $10,000 award based upon his outstanding academic achievements and community involvement.  >>
Magued G. Iskander, PhD, associate professor of civil engineering at NYU Poly, will discuss "Plastic Piles in Geotechnical Construction" at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Seminar Series on March 29, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in 416 Colton Hall. >>
Jay N. Meegoda, PhD, a professor in the department of civil and environmental engineering at NJIT, will speak today about sustainable infrastructure for the 21st century at a seminar sponsored by the department of civil engineering at City College of New York.    >>
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Nabil Al-Joulani, PhD, PEng, associate professor of civil engineering at Palestine Polytechnic University, will discuss "Ground Pollution Due To Stone Cutting Industry Case Study-Hebron District" on March 8, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in 416 Colton Hall. >>
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. >>