NJIT Center Developing Engineered Particulates

NEWARK, Jan. 24--Creation of advanced particulate materials is a major research focus of the New Jersey Center for Engineered Particulates (NJCEP), directed by Rajesh Davé, professor of mechanical engineering. The center's research team develops particulate materials designed to have properties with potential applications for industries including pharmaceuticals, food, cosmetics, ceramics, electronics and specialty chemicals. Supported by an R&D excellence grant from the New Jersey Commission on Science and Technology, the center expanded its research capabilities recently with a National Science Foundation grant, funds the center will use to acquire a field emission scanning electron microscope with a resolution as low as 2.5 nanometers. The center will also add a transmission electron microscope with a resolution as low as a few angstroms. The new equipment greatly enhances the center's capabilities in characterizing particles at the nano and submicron level.


NJIT is a public, scientific and technological research university enrolling more than 8,800 students. The university offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees to students in 80 degree programs throughout its six colleges: Newark College of Engineering, New Jersey School of Architecture, College of Science and Liberal Arts, School of Management, Albert Dorman Honors College and College of Computing Sciences. The division of continuing professional education offers adults eLearning, off campus degrees and short courses. Expertise and research initiatives include architecture and building science, applied mathematics, biomedical engineering, environmental engineering and science, information technology, manufacturing, materials, microelectronics, multimedia, telecommunications, transportation and solar astrophysics. Yahoo! Internet Life magazine cites NJIT as a "perennially most wired" university.

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