For Immediate Release
September 24, 2002

Media Advisory

Italian and Thai Ph.D. Students On Special Government Assignments Learn How To Improve Manufacturing Processes From NJIT Professor

WHAT:Doctoral students from Italy and Thailand are studying with a New Jersey Institute of Technology professor how to improve productivity in manufacturing in their native countries. This is a good opportunity for business reporters interested in learning more about industrial working conditions in either nation to learn first-hand what is going and and what the hopes are for the future. These candidates are supported strongly financially and professionally by their respective governments.

WHO: Layek Abdel-Malek, Ph.D., professor of industrial and manufacturing engineering at NJIT will be their host professor. Abdel-Malek has been the recipient of several grants from the National Research Council of Italy.

WHEN: The researchers arrive Monday, September 23, 2002 and will stay through December of 2002.

WHERE: New Jersey Institute of Technology has a huge manufacturing laboratory where these students will be doing some of their work. The lab offers an excellent backdrop for very exciting visual photographs. /p>

HOW: To set up appointments to interview these students and/or photos, contact Sheryl Weinstein, public relations director at 973-596-3436.


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.