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“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?   >>
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. >>