SNew Jersey Institute of Technology Promotes Faculty Members

NEWARK, September 24- New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) recently promoted ten faculty members for their teaching and research.

Dale Gary, Ph.D., Berkeley Heights, moved up from associate to full professor of physics. Gary joined NJIT in 1997 as an associate professor with an established research program in solar radio physics and astronomy. Gary received his doctorate in physics from the University of Colorado in 1982 and his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan in 1976. Prior to NJIT, he was a lecturer, researcher and a visiting associate professor in astrophysics at the California Institute of Technology. In the past five years, he has published 15 papers in astronomy and astrophysical journals.

Gary has also received National Science Foundation grants to research solar radio noise and its effects on wireless communications, as well as solar microwave imaging spectroscopy and electron acceleration. He has received National Aeronautics and Space Administration support to study imaging microwave spectroscopy of solar flares. Gary is a member of the American Astronomical Society; the American Geophysical Union; the International Astronomical Union, and the International Union of Radio Science. He is a past treasurer of the Solar Physics Division of the American Astronomical Society.

Joshua Greenfeld, Ph.D., Edison, moved up from associate professor of civil and environmental engineering to professor. Greenfeld joined NJIT in 1988. He is the coordinator of the surveying engineering technology program and a leader in the application of global positioning systems and geographic information systems in transportation and in surveying.

Greenfeld established and runs the Global Positioning System at NJIT, which continuously operates as a reference station. This station was used during the World Trade Center recovery effort to help pilots take images of ground zero. The images were later used to help rescue and recovery workers navigate the rubble.

Greenfeld’s research has solved transportation management and parcel mapping problems around the nation. He is a co-inventor on a patent for automatic meter inspection. A fellow of the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping, Greenfeld has received more than 10 scientific and professional awards. He has a doctorate in geodesy/ photogrammetry from Ohio State University (1987).

Durgamadhab Misra, Ph.D., Basking Ridge, of the department of electrical and computer engineering, moved up from associate to full professor. Misra researches very large scale integrated (VLSI) circuits, devices and technology with a focus on integrated nano-electronics. Misra, who joined NJIT in 1988, received his doctorate from the University of Waterloo (1988).

Yun Qui Shi, Ph.D., Millburn, of the department of electrical and computer engineering, moved up from associate to full professor. He is an electrical engineering expert, who specializes in multi-dimensional signal and image processing. He joined NJIT and received his Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh both in 1987.

Anthony Rosato, Ph.D., Randolph Township, of the department of mechanical engineering, moved up from associate to full professor. He joined NJIT in January 1987 as an assistant professor of mechanical engineering. He has a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Carnegie Mellon University (1985). His research interests are in modeling the flow of granular solids and computer simulations in the field of particle technology. He is a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and serves as associate editor of Mechanics Research Communications. He is also the associate chair for graduate studies within the mechanical engineering department.

Ljubinko (Lou) Kondic, Ph.D., West Orange, of the mathematical sciences department, moved up from assistant to associate professor. He has a Ph.D. in physics from the City University of New York (1995). Kondic arrived at NJIT in with an extensive research record. He worked for both Duke University and the Courant Institute at New York University. He has published papers on non-Newtonian Hele-Shaw flow and thin-film hydrodynamics.

Yuan Ding, Ph.D., Kearny, of the civil and environmental engineering department, moved up from assistant to associate professor. She joined NJIT in 1996 after having completed her Ph.D. here. Her field of specialization is in water resources and environmental engineering, with a background in applied mathematics and mechanics. She has conducted a number of research projects including the micro carrier process in wastewater treatment, the environmental multimedia transport system and coastal groundwater hydrodynamics. In addition, she has served as the chairperson of Multimedia Transport committee of the American Society of Civil Engineers and as the guest editor of Practice Periodical of Hazardous, Toxic and Radioactive Waste Management.

Hongya Ge, Ph.D., New Providence, of the department of electrical and computer engineering, moved up from assistant to associate professor. She specializes in wireless communications and signal processing. Ge joined NJIT in 1995. She has a Ph.D. in electrical engineering (1994) from the University of Rhode Island. She has contributed significantly to the departmental academic and research programs. She has been serving on many technical committees of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE). Her current research interests are in statistical and array signal processing, wireless communications, time-varying signal analysis and modeling, adaptive space-time processing for real-time parameter estimation, signal enhancement and interference removal.

Shanthi Gopalakrishnan, Ph.D., Paramus, was granted tenure by the School of Management at NJIT. She joined NJIT as an associate professor in 1999, after having been tenured and promoted to associate professor at Fairleigh Dickinson University. She has a Ph.D. in organizational management from Rutgers University (1995). Her research deals with questions related to the management of technology in the banking and pharmaceutical industries, and in developing industry-university partnerships for technology and knowledge transfer. She uses both secondary data and survey-based data in her research.

Boris Khusid, Ph.D., New Providence, was granted tenure by the mechanical engineering department at NJIT. He arrived here in 1998 after having served as a research associate at the Levich Institute, City College of the City University of New York. Prior to that he had been a scientist in Russia. His research is in the area of physicochemical hydrodynamics governed by the interaction of fluid flows, electro-magnetic fields, heat and mass transfer, and chemical reactions. He has a Ph.D. in thermal sciences and engineering from Heat and Mass Transfer Institute, Academy of Science of Belarus, Minsk, USSR (1975).


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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