The Trustees and Faculty of New Jersey Institute of Technology are pleased to announce the
Wednesday, September 5, 2007, 3:00PM
Jim Wise Theatre
The Keynote Address will be given by Leslie Robertson
Amongst many other structures, Dr. Robertson is responsible for the structural design of the World Trade Center (New York), the United States Steel Headquarters (Pittsburgh), the Bank of China Tower (Hong Kong), and the Puerta de Europa (Madrid) as well as exceptional museums and the award-winning Miho Museum Bridge (Japan). He is an Honorary Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and has received the IStructE Gold Medal, the Gengo Matsui Prize as the outstanding Structural Engineer in the world, the AIA Institute Honor; and was recognized as ENR's Construction 'Man of the Year'. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, has been awarded four honorary doctorates, currently is teaching at Princeton University, and is Distinguished Engineering Alumnus of the University of California, Berkeley. He received ASCE’s Outstanding Projects and Leaders (OPAL) Award, AISC’s J. Lloyd Kimbrough Award, Tokyo Society of Architects Honorary Fellowship and Medal, and is the first recipient of the Henry C. Turner Award and of the Fazlur Rahman Kahn Medal.
Mr. Robertson is currently working with I.M. Pei and the Pei Partnership on the Macao Science Center in Macao, China, and has completed designs for the Suzhou Museum in Suzhou, China and the Museum for Islamic Art in Doha, Qatar. He is also working with Kohn Pedersen Fox on the Shanghai World Financial Center, which will extend to a height of 492 meters (1614 feet). Additionally, Mr. Robertson is collaborating with Dynamic Architecture of Florence, Italy to develop prototypical designs for the Rotating Tower.
Conferral of Awards
Presidential Leadership Awards; Peter Small Memorial Scholarship; Excellence in Teaching Awards; Constance A. Murray Diversity Award; Overseers College Awards for Research; NJIT Excellence in Service Awards; Edward F. Weston Medal for Professional Achievement; Master Teacher Designations
Newly Promoted /Tenured Faculty Awards Received During the Past Year