Biography: John Schuring, Ph.D., Chair and Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at NJIT

NEWARK, August 5- John Schuring, Ph.D., has an excellent overview of the latest developments in civil engineering. Schuring teaches at and chairs New Jersey Institute of Technology's (NJIT) civil engineering department. He holds several U.S. patents for developing methods of treating polluted soil.

Schuring has consulted with engineering firms as an expert in pile foundations, differential settlement and slope stability of buildings. During the week of Sept. 11, he was part of an engineering team that visited Ground Zero and surveyed surrounding buildings to determine their stability.

Schuring has worked for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Department of Energy and the New Jersey Department of Transportation.

He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers; a member of the national engineering honor society Tau Beta Pi and the New York Academy of Science.

Schuring received his doctorate in geotechnical engineering in 1987 from Stevens Institute of Technology; his master's degree in the same field from the University of Alaska in 1977; and his bachelor's degree in civil engineering in 1974 from Stevens Institute of Technology.


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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