New Jersey Institute of Technology’s Mechanical Engineering Department Hosts Fall Colloquium

NEWARK, October 24-- The mechanical engineering department at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) hosts a lecture series – one that features leading experts in the fields of combustion, flame spread and flame propagation.

The series is co-sponsored by the NJIT Department of Mathematical Sciences and the Center for Applied Mathematics and Statistics.

The three lectures, open to the public, will be held on Wednesdays from 4:00 p.m.- 5:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.

Editor’s Note: If you’d like to attend a lecture or interview one of the speakers, please call NJIT’s Public Relations Department: (973) 596-5203.

Robert Altenkirch, Ph.D., NJIT president and professor of mechanical engineering, will give the first lecture, “Creeping Flame Spread in Forced and Natural Flows and Microgravity,” on Oct. 30. He’ll speak in Room 224 of The Mechanical Engineering Building.

C. K. Law, Ph.D, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at Princeton University, will give the second lecture, “Combustion of Multi-component and High-Energy-Density Fuel,” on Nov. 12. He’ll speak in Room 611 of Cullimore Hall.

And Moshe Matalon, Ph.D., professor of mathematics at Northwestern University, will give the third and final lecture, “Flame Propagation in Narrow and Wide Channels,” on Nov. 22, in Lecture Room 11, Cullimore Hall.


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.

Contact Information:   Robert Florida
Public Relations
(973) 596-5203