2007 News

December 15, 2007 - History Professor To Receive Award for Book on 18th-Century Scottish Authors and Publishers

Richard B. Sher, distinguished professor of history and chair of the federated history department at NJIT, will receive the Leo Gershoy Award for The Enlightenment and the Book: Scottish Authors and Their Publishers in Eighteenth-Century Britain, Ireland, and America (University of Chicago Press, 2006).  Dr. Sher will be presented with the award at the 122nd annual meeting of the American Historical Association on January 4, 2008 in Washington, DC.

July 16, 2007 - NJIT Mourns Passing of Otto H. York, Longtime Friend and Benefactor

The NJIT community mourns the passing on July 12 of Otto H. York, a friend and benefactor to the university for more than three decades. A distinguished chemical engineer, inventor and entrepreneur, he was a leader in the field of gas and liquid separations and created a multi-million dollar industry. Through the Otto H. York Foundation Inc., he supported many groups working to improve healthcare, education and environmental research; in 1989, NJIT dedicated the Otto H. York Center for Environmental Engineering and Science in his honor. Read more.

May 4, 2007

Liberty Science Center and NJIT have signed an agreement affirming their dedication to collaborating and cooperating in programs and initiatives that advance mutual missions and objectives that lead to improved teaching and learning, and that contribute to improved science and technology literacy. Read the press release.

April 27, 2007

The Open Partnership, linking women in academe, industry and government, is meeting today in the NJIT Campus Center. The keynote speaker is Angie McGuire, Deputy Chief, New Jersey Governor's Office of Economic Growth.

April 25, 2007

Sunil Saigal, PhD and PE has accepted the position of the dean of Newark College of Engineering at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT).  He will also be appointed as Distinguished Professor with tenure in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

Dr. Saigal currently holds a position as Interim Dean of the College of Engineering at the University of South Florida (USF).  His current tenured faculty appointment is as Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, with a joint appointment as Professor in Biomedical Engineering.  He served as Chair of Civil and Environmental Engineering at USF from 2002 to 2006.  Before his position at USF, Dr. Saigal was appointed Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and of Mechanical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University.

He received his Ph.D. degree in Aeronautics and Astronautics in 1985 from Purdue University.  He has developed variety in his research interests, from early interests in computational mechanics and nanocomposite structures to recent projects in computational cardiomechanics and orthopedic biomechanics.  Dr. Saigal has been a prolific researcher, supervising more than 20 PhD students in his career to date and he has received more than $4.3 million in funding from a variety of different agencies, including National Science Foundation (NSF) from which he received a Presidential Young Investigator award in 1990.

Dr. Saigal is very well-published with over 110 refereed publications in leading journals to his credit.  He has taken on prestigious editorships and completed proposal review assignments for several agencies including NSF and DOD basic research programs (AFOSR, ARO, ORNL).  He is active in several professional societies and is an elected Fellow of the American Societies of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), and of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

Dr. Saigal will bring all of this expertise and experience to NJIT and he will play a strong leadership role in developing and implementing a new vision for the Newark College of Engineering.  I am confident that he will mentor our NCE faculty and work with them to develop the research directions and academic innovations leading to increased research funding for the college, improved instruction for the students, and the culture change in the college that will increase productivity and elevate its national standing.

Join me in welcoming Dr. Sunil Saigal to the New Jersey Institute of Technology and the Newark College of Engineering.

April 16, 2007

This past weekend, New Jersey Institute of Technology hosted the Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting of the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE). The conference featured more than fifty presentations and workshops given by speakers from all across the nation.

All of the papers presented had been reviewed by the organizing committee, and six nominated for the Best Paper Award. From these nominees, the paper presented by John Giordano and Scott Ransbottom of the United States Military Academy titled "Diversity in Uniform: An Approach to Teaching Introductory Information Technology" was selected to receive the section's Best Paper Award for the year.

April 12, 2007

The Third Annual Provost's Student Research Showcase was held yesterday in the Campus Center Atrium. More than Fifty students presented posters featuring their innovative research on a wide variety of topics. Although all the participants were "winners" for having been selected to participate, the following were chosen by the judges as being especially meritorious.


  • 1st Place - Samin Nawaz
  • 2nd Place - Roshan Prabhu
  • 3rd Place - Team of Gian Francisco, Arwa Gheith, Kiratbir Khurana and Latha Singanamalli


  • 1st Place - JoAnn Saitta
  • 2nd Place (tie) - Lauren Beach
  • 2nd Place (tie) - Corina Bot

January 19, 2007

The Call for new Graduate Growth with Industry (GGI) proposals has been issued. Interested parties should refer to this Powerpoint presentation given last November that describes the process to be followed and the information required, as well as to this budget format. Proposals must be completed, approved by the appropriate chairpersons and deans, and submitted by February 9, 2007.

January 17, 2007

A Calendar and Summary of Events is now available to view for the Institute Workshop Series held on Thursdays at 3:30PM - 5:00PM. Please use the link below to access the word document. Institute Workshop Series